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Cone case moth larva

Family Psychidae. Subfamily Taleporiinae. Lepidoscia sp.

Description:

This caterpillar builds a cone of tiny twigs to protect itself.

Habitat:

They are found attached to branches of Eucalyptus or Acacia.

Notes:

They eat at night and attach to a branch for their daily nap.

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2 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago

Here's the adult moth - it doesn't look that different to its shell. http://www.flickr.com/photos/46237599@N0...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

That's a lot of work looking at the size of the twigs.

MartinL
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MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jan 4, 2012
Submitted on Jan 4, 2012

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