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

PSYCHIDAE

caterpillars
  
PSYCHIDAE

pupae
  
PSYCHIDAE

males
  
PSYCHIDAE

females
  
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, but from which no adults have yet been reared.


Cebysa leucotelus

Australian Bagmoth

Clania ignobilis

Faggot Case Moth

Clania lewinii

Stick Case Moth

Conoeca guildingi

Dappula tertius

Hyalarcta huebneri

Leaf Case Moth

Hyalarcta nigrescens

Ribbed Case Moth

Hyalarcta species

Lepidoscia arctiella

Tower Case Moth

Lepidoscia species A

Lepidoscia species B

Lomera boisduvalii

Lomera xanthochrysa

Lomera zophopepla

Metura aristocosma

Metura elongatus

Saunders' Case Moth

Metura falcata

Metura phyllosacca

Oecobia frauenfeldi

Oiketicus species

Sentica felderi

Trigonocyttara clandestina

Cases of other possible unidentified PSYCHIDAE species -


Undetermined species AA

Smooth Case Moth

Undetermined species AB

Undetermined species AC

Undetermined species AD

Undetermined species AE

Undetermined species AF

Faggot Pyramid Case Moth

Undetermined species AG

Pyramid Casemoth

Undetermined species AH
Twisted Pyramid Case Moth

Undetermined species AI

Bootlace Casemoth

Undetermined species AJ

Undetermined species AK

Undetermined species AL

Undetermined species AM

Undetermined species AN

Temple Casemoth

Undetermined species AO

Undetermined species AP

Undetermined species AQ

Undetermined species AR


Undetermined species AS


Undetermined species AT

Telephone Casemoth

Undetermined species AW


Undetermined species AX

Pipe Casemoth

Undetermined species AY

Flaky Casemoth

Undetermined species AZ

Neat Csemoth

Undetermined species BA


Undetermined species BB


Undetermined species BC

Bark Casemoth

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(updated 2 June 2014, 23 February 2019, 26 November 2020, 26 December 2021, 16 February 2022)