Created 23-Dec-15
Modified 23-Dec-15
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Lepidoscia heliochares

Log Cabin Moth

New Zealand Status: Introduced
Conservation Status: Naturalised

Lepidoscia heliochares is a small Bagworm Moth that was first observed in Auckland around 1980 having arrived from Australia. The caterpillar lives in an unusual looking spiral of vegetation that looks like a tiny log cabin. The caterpillar is often observed slowly moving over the exterior walls of buildings or on the leaves of plants, commonly flaxes.
Lepidoscia heliochares, Log Cabin Moth