Cone Case Moth
Tower Case Moth
Less-stick Case Moth


Tower Case Moth - Lepidoscia arctiella

Family Psychidae                           

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

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. 
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Subfamily Taleporiinae are the primitive group in Family Psychidae. Larvae of many of them feed on lichens growing on tree trunks..  
Pictures were taken on Dec 2008, Karawatha Forest. 

1. Moths of Australia  - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, Fig51.3.  
2. PSYCHIDAE of Australia - Caterpillars of Australian Moths - Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2007.
3. Insects of Australia - CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p854, Fig41.33B. 

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