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casemoth

Cryptothelea fuscescens

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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 http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/704... and here http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/749...

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3 Comments

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
harsuame 8 years ago

Espectacular felicidades bello arquitectura

Scott Frazier
Spotted by
Scott Frazier

Indonesia

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

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