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Ribbed Case Moth

Hyalarcta nigrescens


A solitary small (25mm) psychid moth at the top of a young eucalyptus tree. It seemed to be very exposed to the elements. Case appeared to contain mostly dried shards of bark.


Open parkland on a solitary small eucalyptus.


Most likely Hyalarcta nigrescens, subfamily Psychinae. ALA not responding.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Sorry Rieko I'm not sure. It started with a leaf which it wrapped into a tube maybe with some silk which means it is like a caterpillar or spider.

RiekoS 7 years ago

May I ask if you know what this is?

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on May 1, 2013
Submitted on May 11, 2013

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