drawing by Harriet Scott,
Australian Lepidoptera, Volume 1 (1864), Plate 9,
courtesy of the Australian Museum.
The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on :
The caterpillars each live in a case covered in parallel sticks of nearly equal lengths. The case grows to a length of about 2 cms.
It is thought that both the male and female of this species can fly. The female adult moth is black with white dashes on the forewings. The wingspan of the female is about 2.5 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Harriet, Helena, and Alexander W. Scott,
Australian Lepidoptera and their Transformations,
Volume 1 (1864), p. 28, Plate 9.
(written 2 June 2014)