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Ribbed case moth

?Hylarcta nigrescens

Description:

Super cute about 10mm tall case made with regular scale shapes around a small cone.

Habitat:

On eucalyptus leaf in a local nature and games reserve.

Notes:

Maybe Ribbed Case Moth - Hyalarcta nigrescens or may never know. Many of these are adept at utilising whatever plant they are currently occupying although the beginnings of ribs seem to be there.

4 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 weeks ago

Done Ava..
and I'm going with Hyalarcta nigrescens after reviewing all bag moths known in the area (yet again lol)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 2 weeks ago

Hey Mark, Please consider adding this spotting to the Animal Architecture mission at http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8082...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 weeks ago

Thanks Jae.
Also thanks Orni for the suggestion but if I can't see the head pattern it's not certain. H.nigrescens is definitely a good chance though.

Jae
Jae 2 weeks ago

Wonderful spotting, Mark.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 27, 2021
Submitted on Mar 27, 2021

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