Undetermined Psychidae F
PSYCHIDAE ,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Rose Robin, Tamborine Mountain, Queensland)

This Caterpillar initially attaches a set of three sticks in a triangle around its case, generally all of the same length, attaching them at right angles to the axis of the case.


(Photo: courtesy of Peter Kuttner, Tamborine Mountain, Queensland)

As the caterpillar grows longer, it attaches a new set similarly arranged to the old set, except that they are slightly longer, so that the size of the new part of the case is bigger, but aligned with the previous set. So the case grows like a triangular pyramid. Occasionally it attaches a longer stick.

The caterpillar is mainly plain brown with no obvious markings, excepting having a dark brown head, and white joins between the segments.


(Photo: courtesy of Peter Kuttner, Tamborine Mountain, Queensland)

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(written 19 April 2016, updated 24 September 2017)