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Concealer moth (Oecophoridae)Oecophorinae sp. (subfamily)

Unidentified Oecophorinae concealer moth at Unknown

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Oecophorinae sp. (subfamily) at Unknown - 19 Jan 2019
Oecophorinae sp. (subfamily) at Unknown - 19 Jan 2019
Oecophorinae sp. (subfamily) at Unknown - 19 Jan 2019

Identification history

Concealer moth (Oecophoridae) Oecophorinae sp. (subfamily) 27 Jan 2019 donhe
Concealer moth (Oecophoridae) Oecophorinae sp. (subfamily) 26 Jan 2019 KimPullen
Leaf beetle (Chrysomelidae) Paropsisterna fastidiosa 23 Jan 2019 Alison Milton

Author's notes

Found several sightings of this beetle and on each plant there were these 'leaf nests' of larvae. This particular plant had quite a number of 'nests'; one with a beetle sitting just above it.

1 comment

KimPullen wrote:
   26 Jan 2019
The larvae are moth caterpillars; the associated adult beetles must have been coincidental, or perhaps using the 'nests' for shelter.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 19 Jan 2019 9:45 AM Recorded on
  • Alison Milton Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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