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Banded Concealer Moth I
Banded Concealer Moth II 
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Banded Concealer Moth III 
Tube Concealer Moth
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Banded Concealer Moth IV
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Banded Concealer Moth II - Zonopetala clerota

Family Oecophoridae

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

Body length 15mm
This moth mimics bird-dropping in dirty black and white colours. During the day it was usually found resting on leaf. 
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There are a lot of black and white banded moths in the family OECOPHORIDAE as well as the other moth families. We believe those black and white colours mimics the bird-dropping. Those black and white banded moths  include the Bird-dropping Lichen Moth in family Arctiidae.
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The caterpillars make and live in the shelter of joined dead Eucalyptus leaves on ground, especially those leaves on recently fallen branches. The caterpillars feed on those dead leaves as well.
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Sep 2010, Wishart, Bulimba Creek

1. Zonopetala clerota - Caterpillars of Australian Moths - Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2007.
2. Zonopetala decisana (Walker, 1863) - Caterpillars of Australian Moths - Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2007.
3. Zonopetala divisella - Insects of Townsville, Australia - Graeme Cocks, 2004. 
4. Australian Moths Online - CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences 2011. 
5. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p222, p21.15.

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Last updated: August 01, 2011.