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Nest, 2-3 cm


Found on an asfalt path in a settlement area. Steap and stony terrain with a lot of dense growing trees and shrubs. 500 meters to the dynes of the Indian Ocean.


It was spotted in the evening and the first photo are from the place of the spotting. I brought the nest inside to examine it a bit more. Took two pictures and decided to wait until the morning... And in the morning the "thing" was nowhere to be found.... :)

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Sckel 9 years ago

You're right, but not the end, it can be a talk show presenter.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

You're welcome, Tiz

Tiz 9 years ago

Ha Sckel! You are right, it is almost like the spot lights are on the target on the stage. But I am not sure the audience would be happy for long :) The action part is missing in this show :D
Thanks Frazier for moving it to where it should be, as well as your suggestions for further research! :) Have a great day both of you!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Moved from "other" to Arthropods. This is probably a larval case rather than a nest. Take a look at the cover photo of the mission you've selected. That is a case of a casemoth (Family Psychidae). Another "maybe" is the larval case of a caddisfly (Order Trichoptera) but I think those are associated with aquatic environments. Sounds like it crawled away ...

Sckel 9 years ago

I like the first pic. The nest will start your great show on stage

Sckel 9 years ago

I think you can put in the category arthropods

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Xai-Xai, Mozambique

Spotted on Aug 25, 2013
Submitted on Aug 25, 2013

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