(previously known as Narycia cataphracta)
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Morwell Park, Victoria)
These Caterpillars live and pupate in a tapering cylindrical case with an oblique aperture. They camouflage the case with their food plants:
The adult is white with black zigzag lines. It has a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 178.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XVI. Tineidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 7, Part 4 (1893), p. 504, No. 32.
(updated 17 March 2011, 29 May 2014)