An exquisite "log-cabin" case of a New Guinea case moth (bagworm moth), family Psychidae.
Spotted on Bougainvillea sp. in a large semi-urban yard & garden adjacent to a disturbed patch of remnant forest.
The execution and style of this "house" represents the most precisely built larval cocoon, bag (as in bagworm) or in this case, "case", I've ever encountered in person or imagery. This structure was motionless over several days of casual observation. Similar constructions can be seen here http://uforest.blogspot.com/2009/02/expl... here or here http://www.flickr.com/photos/siyangteo/3... indicating that this or a closely related species occurs in Singapore as well. There is seemingly even a relative from Kenya http://www.flickr.com/photos/29697818@N0...
Lat: -2.56, Long: 140.50
Spotted on Aug 16, 2011
Submitted on Aug 16, 2011
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