Undetermined Psychidae AY
Flaky Casemoth
PSYCHIDAE,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Alison Milton, Australian National Botanical Gardens, Australian Capital Territory)

This Caterpillar covers its case with contiguous small flakes of bark. The case grows to a length of about 3 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Luke Downey, Wamboin, New South Wales)

Specimens have been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Western Australia.


    (Photo: courtesy of John Blahusiak, John Forrest National Park, Western Australia)

    The case is similar to that of Undetermined Psychidae BC, except that that species places the bark flakes so that they overlap each other.

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    (written 27 May 2019, updated 30 December 2019, 2 November 2020, 4 May 2022)