Lepidoscia species
(previously known as Xysmatodoma adelopis)
PSYCHIDAE ,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

These Caterpillars live and pupate in a silken shelter covered in small bits of leaf of the foodplant. They have been found feeding on

  • Silver Wattle ( Acacia dealbata, MIMOSACEAE).

    The adult is grey with a grey pattern. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


    (Photo: courtesy of Merlin Crossley)

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    (updated 7 September 2002)