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Saunders‘case moth  cocoon - Metura elongatus Caterpillars of Saunders‘case moth can be found feeding on several plant species. This caterpillar is feeding on Dodonaea leaves  and has used the little twigs of the plant to build it’s cocoon. Australia,Geotagged,Metura elongatus,Saunders' case moth,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Saunders‘case moth cocoon - Metura elongatus

Caterpillars of Saunders‘case moth can be found feeding on several plant species. This caterpillar is feeding on Dodonaea leaves and has used the little twigs of the plant to build it’s cocoon.

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Saunders' case moth or the large bagworm is a moth of the Psychidae family. It is known from the eastern half of Australia, including Tasmania.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Mar 14, 2020. Captured Mar 12, 2020 16:42 in 3 Coupland Ave, Tea Gardens NSW 2324, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO200
  • 72mm