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Oecophorinae sp. (subfamily) (TBC)

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Unidentified at Suppressed - 16 Feb 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 16 Feb 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 16 Feb 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 16 Feb 2019

Identification history

Concealer moth (Oecophoridae) Oecophorinae sp. (subfamily) 20 Feb 2019 CathB

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4 comments

donhe wrote:
   20 Feb 2019
Length?
donhe wrote:
   20 Feb 2019
Besides Oecophoridae, caterpillars of species in both Psychidae and Tineidae create portable cases. Can you take it into protective custody, rear it to the adult moth, then release that back where you got it (after photographing the adult moth for posterity)?
CathB wrote:
   22 Feb 2019
The case would have been about 2 cm long. I don't know about the occupant. I've added an extra photo showing it on the tree trunk for context. If I find another one I will see what I can do.
   22 Feb 2019
This looks like the same casings I've found on Eucalypt leaves. I have one here at home waiting for it to emerge as an adult.

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  • 16 Feb 2019 8:53 AM Recorded on
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