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, but from which no adults have yet been reared.


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 AA

Undetermined species AB

Undetermined species AC

Undetermined species AD

Undetermined species AE

Undetermined species AF

Undetermined species AG

Undetermined species AH

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 AU


Undetermined species AV


Undetermined species AW


Undetermined species AX


Undetermined species Y

Flaky Casemoth

Undetermined species AZ


Undetermined species BA

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(updated 2 June 2014, 23 February 2019, 9 January 2020)