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


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

This Caterpillar initially attaches four sticks in a square around its case, all of the same length, and attaches them at right angles to the axis of the case. As the Caterpillar grows: it keeps attaching a new set similarly arranged to the old set, except that they are slightly longer, so forming a larger square aligned with the previous four, so that the case grows like a pyramid.

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(updated 22 April 2011, 24 September 2017)