HELIOCOSMA Group, TORTRICOIDEA
caterpillar in its case, projecting the head and thorax
(Photo: courtesy of Michael Sim, Jerrabomberra, Australian Capital Territory)
The caterpillars of this species are off-white with four brown stripes on the head extending onto the thorax. The caterpillars construct and live in a portable case covered haphazardly in unknown fluffy fibres.. The caterpillars have been found feeding on the flowers of
The caterpillars only project their head and thorax out of the case far enough to crawl around and feed. The case grows to a length of about 2 cms.
The adult moths of this species are not yet known.
The species occurs in
(written 25 November 2022, updated 26 November 2022)