Lepidoscia cataphracta (Meyrick, 1893)
(previously known as Narycia cataphracta)
PSYCHIDAE ,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(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:

  • Lichen

    The adult is white with black zigzag lines. It has a wingspan of about 3 cms.

    The species is found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

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

    Edward Meyrick,
    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.


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    (updated 17 March 2011, 29 May 2014)