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Lichen Case Moth - male

Cebysa leucotelus


This handsome moth was about 10 mm long with dark wings with yellow mottling. The costa had small patches of bright yellow at regular intervals. the antennae were brown and feathery.


Spotted in a suburban garden.


Larvae of these moths live in silken bags covered with debris. They feed on lichen of wood.
The last pic was taken on 13 Mar 2017 at the same spot. This male appears to have yellow spots at the apex and tornus of each fore wing, with a distinct yellow fringe along the trailing margin. Needs further investigation.
Spotting of the female adult:
Family: Psychidae

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Thanks Martin. He looked like a seed husk -I almost killed him with my broom. They are so small.

MartinL 7 years ago

Nice spotting Leuba. Now you have the set.

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 25, 2015
Submitted on Mar 25, 2015


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