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Case moth (Psychidae)Metura elongatus   

Saunders' case moth at Evatt, ACT

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Metura elongatus at Evatt, ACT - 15 Sep 2018
Metura elongatus at Evatt, ACT - 15 Sep 2018
Metura elongatus at Evatt, ACT - 15 Sep 2018
Metura elongatus at Evatt, ACT - 15 Sep 2018
Metura elongatus at Evatt, ACT - 15 Sep 2018

Identification history

Case moth (Psychidae) Metura elongatus 19 Sep 2018 donhe
Case moth (Psychidae) Metura elongatus 19 Sep 2018 michaelb
Unidentified 18 Sep 2018 Tim L

Author's notes

The caterpillar secured the 17 cm long case to a tree by attaching silk thread to the bark and then arching backwards to draw out more of the silk thread.

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Nearby Sightings

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Chrysopidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Green lacewing) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Aug 2019 Allocosa palabunda (Palabunda wolf spider) at Evatt, ACT - 8 Aug 2019 Anthela ocellata (Eyespot anthelid moth) at Evatt, ACT - 29 Jul 2019 Ectropis excursaria (Common Bark Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 27 Jul 2019 Lampona sp. (genus) (White-tailed spider) at Evatt, ACT - 25 Jul 2019 Conoeca guildingi at Evatt, ACT - 10 Jul 2019 Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order) (Unidentified bark louse) at Evatt, ACT - 7 Jul 2019 Polyrhachis sp. (genus) (A spiny ant) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Jul 2019 Venatrix sp. (genus) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 25 Jun 2019 Oxycanus silvanus (Pale Oxycanus) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Jun 2019 Oxycanus silvanus (Pale Oxycanus) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Jun 2019 Ectropis sp. (genus) (An engrailed moth) at Evatt, ACT - 10 Jun 2019 Sidymella trapezia (Crab spider) at Evatt, ACT - 5 Jun 2019 Bdellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Snout Mite) at Evatt, ACT - 28 May 2019 Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Evatt, ACT - 27 May 2019 Unidentified Centipede (Chilopoda) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 24 May 2019 Lampona sp. (genus) (White-tailed spider) at Evatt, ACT - 11 May 2019 Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Apr 2019 Fraus simulans (Varied Fraus Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 5 Apr 2019 Chironomidae sp. (family) (Midge) at Evatt, ACT - 5 Apr 2019 Conocephalus sp. (genus) (A Tussock Katydid) at Evatt, ACT - 4 Apr 2019 Crypsiphona ocultaria (Red-lined Looper Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 25 Mar 2019 Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Evatt, ACT - 20 Mar 2019 Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Evatt, ACT - 19 Mar 2019 Chironomidae sp. (family) (Midge) at Evatt, ACT - 18 Mar 2019 Hednota species near grammellus (Pyralid or snout moth) at Evatt, ACT - 10 Mar 2019 Orthaga thyrisalis (Teatree Web Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 10 Mar 2019 Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 9 Mar 2019 Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Evatt, ACT - 1 Mar 2019 Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Evatt, ACT - 27 Jan 2019 Enicospilus sp. (genus) (An ichneumon wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Dec 2018 Tasmanicosa godeffroyi (Garden Wolf Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Dec 2018 Sceliphron laetum (Common mud dauber wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 24 Dec 2018 Oedaleus australis (Australian Oedaleus) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Dec 2018 Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Evatt, ACT - 8 Dec 2018 Sceliphron formosum (Formosum mud-dauber) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Dec 2018 Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Evatt, ACT - 2 Dec 2018 Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Evatt, ACT - 21 Nov 2018 Pentatomidae (family) (Unidentified Shield or Stink bug) at Evatt, ACT - 2 Nov 2018 Unidentified Spider (Araneae) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 1 Nov 2018 Dicranolaius bellulus (Red and Blue Pollen Beetle) at Evatt, ACT - 19 Sep 2018 Metura elongatus (Saunders' case moth) at Evatt, ACT - 15 Sep 2018 Dasybasis sp. (genus) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 29 Dec 2017 Anthela ocellata (Eyespot anthelid moth) at Evatt, ACT - 29 Dec 2017 Eriophora sp. (genus) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 25 Dec 2017 Megachile (Hackeriapis) oblonga (A Megachild bee) at Evatt, ACT - 23 Dec 2017 Sceliphron formosum (Formosum mud-dauber) at Evatt, ACT - 19 Dec 2017 Plebs bradleyi (Enamelled Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Dec 2017 Chloroclystis filata (Filata Moth, Australian Pug Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 4 Dec 2017 Calliphora sp. (genus) (Unidentified blowfly) at Evatt, ACT - 1 Dec 2017 Unidentified Spider (Araneae) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 1 Dec 2017 Celaenia sp. (genus) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 1 Dec 2017 Thomisidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 25 Nov 2017 Helpis minitabunda (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 13 Nov 2017 Neosparassus sp. cnm3 (genus) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 2 Nov 2017 Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 14 Oct 2017 Mituliodon tarantulinus (Prowling spider) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Oct 2017 Isopeda sp.(genus) (Huntsman Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 9 Oct 2017 Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Evatt, ACT - 5 Oct 2017 Cyneoterpna wilsoni (Wilson's Grey) at Evatt, ACT - 27 Sep 2017 Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 18 Nov 2015 Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Nov 2015 Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 30 Oct 2015 Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Oct 2015 Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Dec 2013
Chrysopidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Green lacewing) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Aug 2019
Allocosa palabunda (Palabunda wolf spider) at Evatt, ACT - 8 Aug 2019
Anthela ocellata (Eyespot anthelid moth) at Evatt, ACT - 29 Jul 2019
Ectropis excursaria (Common Bark Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 27 Jul 2019
Lampona sp. (genus) (White-tailed spider) at Evatt, ACT - 25 Jul 2019
Conoeca guildingi at Evatt, ACT - 10 Jul 2019
Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order) (Unidentified bark louse) at Evatt, ACT - 7 Jul 2019
Polyrhachis sp. (genus) (A spiny ant) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Jul 2019
Venatrix sp. (genus) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 25 Jun 2019
Oxycanus silvanus (Pale Oxycanus) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Jun 2019
Oxycanus silvanus (Pale Oxycanus) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Jun 2019
Ectropis sp. (genus) (An engrailed moth) at Evatt, ACT - 10 Jun 2019
Sidymella trapezia (Crab spider) at Evatt, ACT - 5 Jun 2019
Bdellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Snout Mite) at Evatt, ACT - 28 May 2019
Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Evatt, ACT - 27 May 2019
Unidentified Centipede (Chilopoda) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 24 May 2019
Lampona sp. (genus) (White-tailed spider) at Evatt, ACT - 11 May 2019
Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Apr 2019
Fraus simulans (Varied Fraus Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 5 Apr 2019
Chironomidae sp. (family) (Midge) at Evatt, ACT - 5 Apr 2019
Conocephalus sp. (genus) (A Tussock Katydid) at Evatt, ACT - 4 Apr 2019
Crypsiphona ocultaria (Red-lined Looper Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 25 Mar 2019
Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Evatt, ACT - 20 Mar 2019
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Evatt, ACT - 19 Mar 2019
Chironomidae sp. (family) (Midge) at Evatt, ACT - 18 Mar 2019
Hednota species near grammellus (Pyralid or snout moth) at Evatt, ACT - 10 Mar 2019
Orthaga thyrisalis (Teatree Web Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 10 Mar 2019
Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 9 Mar 2019
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Evatt, ACT - 1 Mar 2019
Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Evatt, ACT - 27 Jan 2019
Enicospilus sp. (genus) (An ichneumon wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Dec 2018
Tasmanicosa godeffroyi (Garden Wolf Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Dec 2018
Sceliphron laetum (Common mud dauber wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 24 Dec 2018
Oedaleus australis (Australian Oedaleus) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Dec 2018
Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Evatt, ACT - 8 Dec 2018
Sceliphron formosum (Formosum mud-dauber) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Dec 2018
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Evatt, ACT - 2 Dec 2018
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Evatt, ACT - 21 Nov 2018
Pentatomidae (family) (Unidentified Shield or Stink bug) at Evatt, ACT - 2 Nov 2018
Unidentified Spider (Araneae) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 1 Nov 2018
Dicranolaius bellulus (Red and Blue Pollen Beetle) at Evatt, ACT - 19 Sep 2018
Metura elongatus (Saunders' case moth) at Evatt, ACT - 15 Sep 2018
Dasybasis sp. (genus) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 29 Dec 2017
Anthela ocellata (Eyespot anthelid moth) at Evatt, ACT - 29 Dec 2017
Eriophora sp. (genus) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 25 Dec 2017
Megachile (Hackeriapis) oblonga (A Megachild bee) at Evatt, ACT - 23 Dec 2017
Sceliphron formosum (Formosum mud-dauber) at Evatt, ACT - 19 Dec 2017
Plebs bradleyi (Enamelled Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Dec 2017
Chloroclystis filata (Filata Moth, Australian Pug Moth) at Evatt, ACT - 4 Dec 2017
Calliphora sp. (genus) (Unidentified blowfly) at Evatt, ACT - 1 Dec 2017
Unidentified Spider (Araneae) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 1 Dec 2017
Celaenia sp. (genus) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 1 Dec 2017
Thomisidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 25 Nov 2017
Helpis minitabunda (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 13 Nov 2017
Neosparassus sp. cnm3 (genus) (TBC) at Evatt, ACT - 2 Nov 2017
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 14 Oct 2017
Mituliodon tarantulinus (Prowling spider) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Oct 2017
Isopeda sp.(genus) (Huntsman Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 9 Oct 2017
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Evatt, ACT - 5 Oct 2017
Cyneoterpna wilsoni (Wilson's Grey) at Evatt, ACT - 27 Sep 2017
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 18 Nov 2015
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Nov 2015
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 30 Oct 2015
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Oct 2015
Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Dec 2013

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.064219-35.213245
  • Places Evatt, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 15 Sep 2018 3:40 PM Recorded on
  • Tim L Recorded by
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