Lepidoscia species A
PSYCHIDAE,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


Silken case, showing partially exposed empty pupal case.
(photo courtesy of Merlin Crossley, Melbourne, Victoria)

These Caterpillars live and pupate in a conical silken shelter which it has covered in small bits of vegetation. Clearly it does this at intervals between which it moved to differently coloured vegetation, resulting in coloured bands along the case, The caterpillar was found feeding on

  • Silver Wattle ( Acacia dealbata, MIMOSACEAE).


    (Photo: courtesy of Merlin Crossley, Melbourne, Victoria)

    The adult is grey with a grey pattern. The wingspan is about 2 cms. The moth was identified as belonging to the genus Lepidoscia

    It was found in

  • Victoria.

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    (updated 7 September 2002, 18 August 2018)