This page contains information and pictures about Ribbed Leaf Case Moths that we found in
the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Case length 50mm
- The bag was found hanging from gum tree leaf. Unlike other species in this
family, this bag moth caterpillars make their case with silk only, without
any plant materials attached. They made bag with seven prominent longitudinal ribs.
female adult is wingless and never leave her case. The male is black in colour
with transparent wings and light brown antenna.
- 1. Hyalarcta
nigrescens - Caterpillars
of Australian Moths - Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2005.
- 2. Moths
of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990,
- 3. REVISION OF THE AUSTRALIAN PSYCHIDAE -
MEYRICK. E and LOWER O B. (1907).
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