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Faggot Case Moth - Clania ignobilis

Family Psychidae

This page contains information and pictures about Faggot Case Moths that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Case length 40mm  
This species makes case same as the Stick Case Moth Clania lewinii except one or two of their sticks used are much longer then the other. 
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The second picture shows a moth had emerged through the bottom opening and left the empty shell.
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They feed on various of Eucalypts. They are quite common on gum tree trunks. This species is common in Brisbane bushes.
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Oct 2007, Karawatha Forest 
This species makes cylindrical case with parallel attached sticks. Those sticks are the same thickness and same length except one or two of their sticks are much longer then the others. They are easily recognised. 
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Those sticks are small pieces of twig cut from food plants and attached with silk throughout the whole length. 

1. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p179.
2. Faggot Case Moth - Caterpillars of Australian Moths - Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2007. 

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Last updated: August 09, 2011.