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Lepidoscia species G
This bag moth larva had a multi-layed & coloured conical but slightly truncated case. It had three sticks of varying sizes attached to the sides and at least one of them was fairly green, probably suggestive of a recent attachment. The sticks were from the same species of plant.
The case was about 35 mm long.
Spotted on a wattle tree in a national park - Cathedral Ranges NP.
The larva was quite active when I first spotted it, moving around and up a branch. It finally came to rest on the underside of the branch, attaching itself to the spot.
The reference provided does not give a species name as there appears to be many undescribed species in this genus.
The attached sticks have been observed to shield the case from biting ants.
Spotted on Jan 3, 2021
Submitted on Jan 3, 2021