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Tube Concealer Moth - Hemibela sp.

Family Oecophoridae

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

Body length 10mm
Adult moths in this genus of different species are small size, about 10mm of wing span, often brown, yellow with red or white markings. 
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Nov 2009, Carbrook Wetland

Caterpillars of genus Hemibela live in tube. They make a hollow tube from small twig and live inside as protection. They change tube when they grow up. They pupate inside the tube as well. All of them feed on green gum leaves, although we found one tube on Acacia.
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Tube length 10mm

1. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p224, Fig52.2..

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