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Bagworm Moth

Family Psychidae


Caterpillar of Bagworm Moth construct case out of materials from their environment, which could be leafs, branches, soils, sand, lichen and other materials. Each species of Bagworm Moth construct a unique case particular to its species, making the case more useful to identify the species than the creature itself. Adult females of many bagworm species have only vestigial wings, legs, and mouthparts. In some species, parthenogenesis is known. The adult males of most species are strong fliers with well-developed wings and feathery antennae but survive only long enough to reproduce due to underdeveloped mouthparts that prevent them from feeding.


Tropical rainforest.

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Belait District, Brunei Darussalam

Spotted on Feb 20, 2019
Submitted on Jul 18, 2020

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