Cone Case Moth
Tower Case Moth
Less-stick Case Moth


Cone Case Moths - Subfamily Taleporiinae

Family Psychidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Cone Case Moths and Bag Moths in subfamily Taleporiinae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Subfamily Taleporiinae are the primitive group in Family Psychidae. Larvae of many of them feed on lichens growing on tree trunks..  

Cone Case Moth
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Lepidoscia sp., case length 20mm
This caterpillar builds bag in narrow cone shape, covered with small prices of plant materials. We found them on small gum trees during early summer in Karawatha Forest. Please also visit this page.
Tower Case Moth
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Lepidoscia arctiella, case length 40mm 
Dec 2008, Karawatha Forest. This Case Moth larvae make elongate case ornament with short, spirally arranged pieces of twig cut from Grevillea, Brachyloma and other plants on which they feed. Please also check this page for more information.

1. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus & Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p435.
2. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p174.
3. Insects of Australia - CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p848. 
4. PSYCHIDAE of Australia - Caterpillars of Australian Moths - Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2007.
5. Case moths, bag moths or bagworms - Chris Burwell, Queensland Museum, 2006. 
7. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009. 

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