Lichen Moth

Lichen Moth
Lichen Moth

Lichen Moth –Cyana meyricki, garage, Central Avenue. 

A number of species share this common name. 

The larva pupates in a cage made from its own hairs held together with silk. It suspends its cocoon in the cage, leaving an opening at the top for the moth to emerge. 

The caterpillar’s exoskeleton closes off the bottom of the cage. 

As far as I know, the holy grail of the actual cage building, has never been filmed. 

The species is native to Queensland and New South Wales. 

I have video frames of the moth and the caterpillar on my website.