Flightless Female Bagworm Moth from Australia

Subject: BUG
Location: SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
October 19, 2013 2:11 pm
I PHOTOGRAPHED THIS INSECT IN MY BACKYARD LAST SUMMER.
CAN YOU PLEASE IDENTIFY THIS STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL INSECT.
I HAVE SEARCHED MANY SITES WITH NO RESULTS.
ITS ONLY SMALL NO MORE THEN 2CM HAS SMALL COLORFUL WINGS AND APPEARS FLIGHTLESS ONLY CRAWLS AND HOPS.
I HOPE YOU RECEIVE MY FILES
Signature: WHAT BUG IS IT

Female Bagworm Moth
Female Bagworm Moth

This is a flightless female Bagworm Moth, Cebysa leucotelus.  Your photos are excellent.  You can find additional information on Butterfly House.  We will be postdating your submission to go live in early November while we are out of the office. 

Female Bagworm Moth
Female Bagworm Moth

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