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Cryptothelea fuscescens


This is the log-cabin-like case of the New Guinea case moth / bagworm moth Cryptothelea fuscescens.


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


This species appears to favor Bougainvillea sp. as a host plant for anchoring, at least in this vicinity. This was my third spotting from this location, and this case was much smaller, and attached to a leaf instead of a woody branch as in the previous two spottings which can be seen here and here

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Thanks harsuame & Ava!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Beautiful spotting! These never cease to amaze me.

harsuame 8 years ago

Espectacular felicidades bello arquitectura

Scott Frazier
Spotted by
Scott Frazier


Spotted on Apr 24, 2012
Submitted on Apr 24, 2012

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