Sighting

Ellura Sanctuary 4 Dec 2017

Hollow Twig Wingia Moth (Hemibela hemicalypta)

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Sighted 26 Nov 2017
Lobethal SA 5241, Australia

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Identifications

  • Ellura Sanctuary 4 December 2017
    Edosa
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Tineidae: Edosa
    Ellura Sanctuary says

    Recently I found a hollow twig on a small grass tip (thought it was an insect) and realised it was a case glued to the grass, with the grass growing through it. A few days later I found another, thinking it was a case moth, with the end stuck to our poly rainwater tank. Put them in a container and last week one emerged. Couldn't believe what came out. Then today the other emerged. I was worried at first as I thought I had accidentally left the moth in there from last week and thought "it can't still be alive!" :-) LOL Body ~7mm, wingspan ~17mm. The twigs are 11-12mm long, ~2mm outside diam & ~1.5mm inside diameter. The twigs look MUCH smaller than the moth! Cheers Brett

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  • Ken Harris 7 March 2018
    Hemibela hemicalypta
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae: Hemibela: hemicalypta
    Common Names: Moths, Oecophorids, concealer moths
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Notes

  • Ellura Sanctuary 4 December 2017
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    Ellura Sanctuary says

    Thanks Rose :-) You've been doing a lot of amazing work! Doesn't seem so long ago we were chatting on facebook about getting you using Bowerbird :-) Cheers Brett

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  • Rose Robin 4 December 2017
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    Rose Robin says

    That's really exciting Brett, so glad you did this. Have wondered what is in those little hollow twigs for some time. I wonder if it's the same inter-state. Well done and thank you!

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  • Ellura Sanctuary 7 March 2018
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    Ellura Sanctuary says

    Thanks Ken, that makes more sense :-)

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