Australian Bagmoth, also known as the Lichen Case Moth. This is the only species from this genus in Australia. It shows considerable sexual dimorphism. The colourful females are flightless.
Australian Bagmoth, Cebysa leucotelus , female
Mid April 2014
The females walk quickly around. This was found walking up a wooden wall. It was photographed and then transferred to a brick wall where it immediately started some startling oviposition. Watch the mobility and extension of the ovipositor.
Case Moth Ovipositor
Case Moth Female