Some Caterpillar cases of PSYCHIDAE in Australia
Bagworms, Case Moths
TINEOIDEA
 
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

PSYCHIDAE

caterpillars
  
PSYCHIDAE

pupae
  
PSYCHIDAE

moths
  
PSYCHIDAE

undersides

It is a normal taxonomic belief that each of the 350 Australian named species in PSYCHIDAE not only have unique DNA, but have adults with unique colour patterns, and unique wing venations, and unique genitalia. So it is tempting to believe that the structural pattern of external attachments to the larval case of each PSYCHIDAE species is unique. Following that idea, we present here the few known larval cases of some species that have been identified by rearing and determining the species of the adult, and also the larval cases that have been found to differ from these, and from each other, in some unique way, and suggest that these are all from distinct but as yet undetermined species, as no adults have yet been reared from them.


Cebysa leucotelus

Clania ignobilis

Clania lewinii

Conoeca guildingi

Dappula tertius

Hyalarcta huebneri

Hyalarcta nigrescens

Hyalarcta species

Lepidoscia arctiella

Lepidoscia species A

Lomera boisduvalii

Metura elongatus

Metura species

Oecobia frauenfeldi

Oiketicus herrichii

Oiketicus species

Plutorectis mjobergi

Sentica felderi

Trigonocyttara clandestina


Undetermined species A

Undetermined species B

Undetermined species C

Undetermined species D

Undetermined species E

Undetermined species F

Undetermined species G

Undetermined species H

Undetermined species I

Bootlace Casemoth

Undetermined species J

Undetermined species K

Undetermined species L

Undetermined species M

Undetermined species N

Temple Casemoth

Undetermined species O

Undetermined species P

Undetermined species Q

Undetermined species S

Undetermined species T

Telephone Casemoth

Undetermined species U


Undetermined species V


Undetermined species W


Undetermined species X


Undetermined species Y

Flaky Casemoth

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(updated 2 June 2014, 23 February 2019, 30 June 2019)