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Bagworm Moth

Psychidae

Description:

A male moth attracted to the flightless female which is inside the bag for life. They mate and the female lays the egg inside the bag and dies. About 10mm wingspan.

Habitat:

Spotted on a guava tree.

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7 Comments

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 4 weeks ago

Thank you Leuba.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 weeks ago

Love the antennae. Great spotting and series Sunny.

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 4 weeks ago

Thank you Saturniidae for the Id.

Saturniidae27
Saturniidae27 a month ago

Most likely some species of Cryptothelea. Because many species of Cryptothelea feed on guava, and this is one of the only types of bagworms that feed on guava.
https://inaturalist.ca/observations/2992...

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef a month ago

Thank you Mark... It's all in the pheromones..🙂

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a month ago

..I wonder if the males ever think 'Here's a good looking girl' ;-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a month ago

Great timing Sunny and nice shots.

sunnyjosef
Spotted by
sunnyjosef

Kerala, India

Spotted on Jun 10, 2020
Submitted on Jun 10, 2020

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