Less-stick Case Moth
(Photo: courtesy of Leuba Ridgway, Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria)
These Caterpillars live in a silk case, decorated sparsely with randomly oriented bits of stick. The caterpillars have ben found feeding on a variety of shrubs and trees including:
The forewings of the adult moth of this species have a scale-like pattern of pale and dark grey. The hindwings are grey, tending to off-white at the bases. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
A. Jefferis Turner,
A revision of the Australian Nolidae,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
Volume 56 (1945), p. 65, No. 64.
(written 7 January 2017)