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Leaf-case Moths - Garrha sp.

Family Oecophoridae

This page contains information and pictures about Leaf-case Moths that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 15mm
Garrha is a large genus with more than 40 species in Australia. Some species the adult moths look very similar. We found a few Garrha sp. moths in Brisbane and all put in this page. Genus Garrha caterpillars (see page bottom) make portable thin leaf-cases from dead Eucalyptus leaves upon which they feed.
Garrha Moth I
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Garrha carnea, Sep 2007, Karawatha Forest
1. Garrha carnea - - Caterpillars of Australian Moths - Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2010.
Garrha Moth II
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Garrha sp., Dec 2007, Karawatha Forest, She-oak Area
Garrha Moth III
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Garrha sp., Apr 2010, Ford Road Conservation Area 
Garrha Moth IV
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Garrha sp., Feb 2010, Botanic Garden 
Garrha Moth Caterpillar
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Garrha sp. larval case
Garrha Moth Caterpillar live in portable case made of two cut oval-shaped dry eucalypt leaves attached by its silk. The caterpillar live inside and has the flat body. It occasionally partly comes out for feeding. Pupation occurs in the case without a cocoon. The pupa is flat as well. We found the the above larval case under loose gumtree bark.

1. Garrha carnea - - Caterpillars of Australian Moths - Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2010. 
2. A Guide to Australian Moths - Paul Zborowski, Ted Edwards, CSIRO PUBLISHING, 2007, p75. 
3. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p222, Fig52.4,5.

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