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Saunders' Case Moth

Metura elongatus

Description:

The Saunders' Case Moth is a large Psychid 'bagworm' which consumes a wide range of plants. We usually see them on Eucalyptus, Acacia trees but this one was on a very strong, hollow stemmed, water grass.... so it's a case of - 'whatever'.

Habitat:

On lakeside 'reeds' in wetlands reserve.

Notes:

Room for some doubt on ID - must check possible reed-based life cycle. Distribution http://bie.ala.org.au/species/Metura+elo...

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Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 23, 2013
Submitted on Mar 23, 2013

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