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Caterpillar inside cocoon


Caterpillar inside cocoon feeding with lime leaf.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 9 years ago
Bagworm Moth
Oiketicus cf. kirbyi Bagworm (Oiketicus kirbyi) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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bayucca 9 years ago

Psychidae or Bagworm Moth, Oiketicini. Could be Oiketicus sp. and the famous pest Oiketicus kirbyi, but I am not 100% sure about the species.
It is not clear if this is really the caterpillar, in my eyes this looks more like being the adult wingless/flightless female, which lay the eggs in the bag and afterwards drop down to die.

Guerrero, Mexico

Spotted on Jan 7, 2014
Submitted on Feb 25, 2014

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