Lepidoscia basiferana (Walker, 1863)
(previously known as Sciaphila basiferana)
PSYCHIDAE ,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
( donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

These Caterpillars live and pupate in a tapering cylindrical case with an oblique aperture. They camouflage the case with their food plants:

  • Lichen

    The adult is fawn, and has a wingspan of about 3 cms

    The species is found over southern Queensland and New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 178.


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    (updated 15 July 2006)