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casemoth

Cryptothelea fuscescens

Description:

A masterpiece "log-cabin" case of a New Guinea species of case moth (bagworm moth), family Psychidae.

Habitat:

Spotted on Bougainvillea sp. in a large semi-urban yard/garden adjacent to a disturbed remnant patch of forest.

Notes:

This spotting is on a different plant (although same species) than the previous spotting here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/704.... See more details about this kind of spotting there. This or a closely related species apparently occurs in Singapore as well http://www.flickr.com/photos/siyangteo/3... A "poor cousin" in terms of architectural finesse can be seen here http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/782...

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63 Comments (1–25)

JordiPrats
JordiPrats a year ago

Hi Scott it is a really cool wooden "house", I find this one in Bali, I guess if it could be the same genus: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/202...

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 4 years ago

Thanks Melissa and Melody!

MeloPinto
MeloPinto 4 years ago

That's incredible!

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 4 years ago

What a cool critter and awesome photo's!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 4 years ago

Thanks very much, Luis!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 4 years ago

I always see this photo in the Architecture mission but I didn't know it was yours. Congrats Scott!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 5 years ago

Thanks outsidegirl0!

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 5 years ago

cool S.F.!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 5 years ago

Thanks Telse!

Telse
Telse 5 years ago

Fascinating!Very nice!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 5 years ago

Thank you Ruby

RubyPrakash
RubyPrakash 5 years ago

Awesome S Frazier

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 5 years ago

Sure J! :-)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Awesome spotting! I'd be honored to see this in my Moths of the World Mission.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 5 years ago

Thanks Sergio!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

I thought I had favorited this one long ago! Well, now it is.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 5 years ago

Thanks ME!

ME
ME 5 years ago

I think this is interesting because I like the way the case looks like a log cabin made of sticks.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 5 years ago

Yes it is! Thanks

TKBotting
TKBotting 5 years ago

That is amazing!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

I cannot believe it! I am putting forth an ID for this spotting after all this time from a source that was right under my nose. I don't know how I overlooked it!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

Again, thank you all!

alecilla13
alecilla13 6 years ago

This is amazing!

Bong Ambutong
Bong Ambutong 6 years ago

Congrats...

p.young713
p.young713 6 years ago

Congradulations!

Papua, Indonesia

Lat: -2.56, Long: 140.50

Spotted on Oct 2, 2011
Submitted on Oct 9, 2011

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