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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:6740091e-aa79-4d4d-a2bc-853a00f340d1

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

Data Links

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WMS

To use WMS services, copy and paste the following GetCapabilities URL into your OGC client (e.g. uDIG, ESRI ArcGIS)
http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Metura elongatus
For higher taxa, this will give you a hierarchical listing of layers for each taxon.

RDF

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia

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Online resources

Australian Moths Online
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BowerBird
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Butterfly House
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Citizen Science
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Encyclopedia of Life
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Flickr EOL
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Images of Flora and Fauna of 290 Leppitt Rd, Upper Beaconsfield
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NatureShare
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Species Lists

Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – terrestrial invertebrates
Brief description: Males are brown, white and orange in colour, are elongate, and have narrow fore wings that are much longer than hind wings.
Description : Adult males are elongate, with narrow fore wings that are much longer than hind wings. Males are brown, white and orange in colour. Females are wingless and do not leave the case. The head and thorax of the caterpillars are bright orange and black. Single wing span. Body length up to 2 cm.
Biology : One of the largest casemoths in Australia, this species is a common garden insect. Caterpillars form long untidy silken cases with sticks and leaf fragments stuck to the outside. They feed on a very wide variety of introduced and native woody plant species. The fast-flying males locate and mate with the female while she is in the case. Adults do not feed. Adult males have been recorded for all months of the year over the species range.
Habitat: Urban and natural habitats.
Maximum size (cm): 2
Diet: Herbivore
Colours: Brown, White, Orange
Distribution: Eastern Australia
Habitat types: Terrestrial
Commercial species: False
Flight Months: January-December
Where seen: Adult males are rarely encountered; this species is most commonly found in cases.
Author credit: David Britton / Australian Museum

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Metura elongatus

Common Names

Common name Source
Saunders Case Moth
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Saunder's Case Moth
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
ARTHROPODA
subphylum
HEXAPODA
class
INSECTA
suprageneric
Pterygotes
order
LEPIDOPTERA
zoological_division
DITRYSIA
superfamily
TINEOIDEA
family
PSYCHIDAE
genus
Metura
species
Metura elongatus  Recorded in Australia

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