Hygraula nitensCommon name: Australian water moth
Distribution: This moth has been found across Australia. They also occur in New Zealand.
Remarks: This moth has a wing length (nose to wing tip) of approximately 9 millimetres.
The caterpillars of this moth live underwater. The larvae construct protective cases around their body from the leaves of water plants.
We have seen this moth in April and November.
A Guide to Australian Moths. Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards. CSIRO. 2007.
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