- 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
- 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
- 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,
- 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.
- 6. REVISION OF THE AUSTRALIAN PSYCHIDAE -
MEYRICK. E and LOWER O B. (1907).
- 7. Northern
Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.
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