Psychidae (family) IMMATURE

Unidentified case moth or bagworm at Cotter River, ACT

Psychidae (family) IMMATURE at Cotter River, ACT - 17 Dec 2021
Psychidae (family) IMMATURE at Cotter River, ACT - 17 Dec 2021
Psychidae (family) IMMATURE at Cotter River, ACT - 17 Dec 2021
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Identification history

Psychidae (family) IMMATURE 1 May 2022 GlennCocking
Lepidoscia (genus) ADULT MOTH 27 Dec 2021 donhe
Psychidae (family) IMMATURE 26 Dec 2021 ibaird
Unidentified 26 Dec 2021 SWishart

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The case was around 4 cm, maybe certainly not very large. Caterpillar was pretty energetic except when I placed it (gently) on the track for a better photo at which point it refused to come out until I put it back in the grass.

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donhe wrote:
   27 Dec 2021
Larval pattern on the head and thorax resembles that of
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/psyc/psychae.html
donhe wrote:
   27 Dec 2021
Hope you can rear it to the adult to identify the species. Could you tell what it was eating?
SWishart wrote:
   27 Dec 2021
Sorry, it was on the stockyard spur management trail off Mt Franklin Road in the Brindabellas so we left it where we found it. The trail is quite grassy between the wheel tracks around there possibly poa but I'm not sure.

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  • 17 Dec 2021 01:06 PM Recorded on
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