Cone Case Moth
Tower Case Moth
Less-stick Case Moth


Unknown Case Moths, Bag Moths

Family Psychidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Unknown Case Moths and Bag Moths in family Psychidae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. The Case Moths listed below are yet to be identified. Please advise if you identify any of them.. 

Log Cabin Case Moth
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? sp.
Margaret Owen in Western Australia send us the about picture. We have never seen this case moth in Brisbane. On Aug 2007 we found a mini version of the bag in Karawatha Forest. It was less than 10mm in length, which also found on gum leaf. Please also check this page for details.
Messy-sticks Case Moth
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? Lomera sp., bag length 40mm
The Case Moth makes case attached with messy twigs. We do not know much about this Case Moth, though we do have many photos in this page.
Wattle Case Moth 
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? sp., Bag length 30mm
We always found this Case Moth feeding on Acacia leaves. Please check this page for more pictures and photos.
She-oak Case Moth
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Case length 20mm
Please check this page for more infromation about this Case Moth. 
Those bag moths are yet to be identified. Please advise if you know any of them..

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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