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Unknown bagworm


This "multi-banded" bagworm was initially spotted on the stem of the Clinacanthus nutans this late morning. Later it moved to the underside of a torenia leaf. Measuring about 1 cm, it's more unique than those I've seen because this one takes the case engineering to another level. This conical case is made out of a few bands in different colors and textures. Interesting blue specks are seen on the white bands. Wish I knew what and where the specks came from.


Update @ 120625 - Spotted another of similar kind today which is slightly bigger. Though less appealing, it's no less interesting than the other.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Case Moth (casing)
Psychidae Bagworm moth

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starleaf 9 years ago

Thank you too.

ScottHarte 9 years ago

Very cool spotting thanks for sharing

starleaf 9 years ago

Thank you all for your comments. Added one more picture with inclusion of another bagworm of similar kind.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

What a gradation of hues!

joanbstanley 9 years ago

Very interesting

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Beautiful and interesting.

starleaf 9 years ago

Thank you both.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Best looking conical case I've ever seen!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

what an interesting spotting!

starleaf 9 years ago

Thanks, Jolly.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Spotted on Jun 21, 2012
Submitted on Jun 21, 2012

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