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Case moth (Psychidae)Lepidoscia arctiella

1 Tower Case Moth at Red Hill Nature Reserve

Lepidoscia arctiella at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Mar 2019

Identification history

Case moth (Psychidae) Lepidoscia arctiella 16 Mar 2019 donhe
Case moth (Psychidae) Lepidoscia arctiella 16 Mar 2019 JackyF

6 comments

donhe wrote:
   16 Mar 2019
Any chance of a photo of the caterpillar head and thorax when it pops them out to feed or walk?
JackyF wrote:
   16 Mar 2019
Thanks, I will try.
donhe wrote:
   17 Mar 2019
Your tower caterpillar may have died, pupated, or emerged long ago.
Was it not there before? Has it since moved from its original spot?
JackyF wrote:
   21 Mar 2019
Don - Sorry, the casemoth has been moving about but I still cannot get a photo with its head out. After comparing leaves I have edited this sighting, as I now know the tree is a Cherry Ballart, not a casuarina.
   21 Mar 2019
Jacky, Not sure if this helps but I have had a couple of case moths (not tower) in my back yard, I found that they tended to be on the move once the sun hit them mid-morningish, but then tended to settle in the same place in the greater heat of the afternoon.
JackyF wrote:
   23 Mar 2019
Alison thanks so much, I have been going past it whenever I can and it is still moving around the sapling, but I have still never seen it with its head out and it is so tiny I doubt I could get a photo with my camera in any case. It is only about 1m off ground, so If anyone else wants to try I can show them where it is. I have looked carefully in other larger Cherry Ballarts nearby and cannot see any others. Cheers, Jacky

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Smicrornis brevirostris (Weebill) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Jul 2019
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Jul 2019
Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Jul 2019
Isodontia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Grass-carrying wasp) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Jul 2019
Perenniporia ochroleuca at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Jul 2019
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 23 Jul 2019
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Jul 2019
Smicrornis brevirostris (Weebill) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Jul 2019
Pardalotus striatus (Striated Pardalote) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Jul 2019
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Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jul 2019
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 6 Jul 2019
Pyrrholaemus sagittata (Speckled Warbler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 6 Jul 2019
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Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 2 Jul 2019
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Jun 2019
Eucalyptus polyanthemos (Red Box) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 26 Jun 2019
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 20 Jun 2019
Coprinus comatus (Shaggy Ink Cap) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Jun 2019
Laccaria sp. (A white-spored mycrorhizal mushroom) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Jun 2019
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 12 Jun 2019
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 8 Jun 2019
Mycena sp. at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 1 Jun 2019
Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 May 2019
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 May 2019
Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed Finch) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 May 2019
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 May 2019
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 26 May 2019
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 May 2019
Melichrus urceolatus (Urn heath) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 May 2019
Laccaria sp. (A white-spored mycrorhizal mushroom) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Apr 2019
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Apr 2019
Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Apr 2019
Eriophora sp. (genus) (Garden orb weaver) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 6 Apr 2019
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 6 Apr 2019
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 6 Apr 2019
Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 29 Mar 2019
Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Mar 2019
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Mar 2019
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Mar 2019
Hyalarcta huebneri (Leafy Case Moth) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Mar 2019
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Mar 2019
Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Mar 2019
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Mar 2019
Tachinidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Bristle fly) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 21 Mar 2019
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Mar 2019
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 17 Mar 2019
Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed Finch) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 17 Mar 2019
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 17 Mar 2019
Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 17 Mar 2019
Anthela varia (Varied anthelid) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 17 Mar 2019
Lasiocampidae sp. (family) (Snout moth) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 17 Mar 2019
Zanda funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 16 Mar 2019
Rhipidura fuliginosa (Grey Fantail) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Mar 2019
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Mar 2019
Rhipidura rufifrons (Rufous Fantail) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 Mar 2019
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 10 Mar 2019
Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Mar 2019
Rhipidura fuliginosa (Grey Fantail) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 8 Mar 2019
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 1 Mar 2019
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 3 Feb 2019
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Jan 2019
Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed Finch) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Jan 2019
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Jan 2019
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Jan 2019
Rhipidura fuliginosa (Grey Fantail) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Jan 2019
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 13 Jan 2019
Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Jan 2019
Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed Finch) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Jan 2019

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