(erroneously known as Lichenaula lichenaea)
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)
This caterpillar feeds on
The caterpillar lives in a tubular shelter made of silk covered in bits of lichen, in a crevice in a rock or tree.
The adult moths have white wings nearly covered with black blotches. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found in eastern Australia, including:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 22.18, p. 227.
Lichenaula lichenea, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
Blog, Sunday, July 18, 2010.
(updated 27 May 2011, 10 July 2019)