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Coconut Case Caterpillar

Mahasena corbetti

Description:

This caterpillar was moving around with that rolled leaf. They are a real pest for coconut- and oil plantations in SE Asia. From the family Psychidae: case-bearers or bagworms.

Habitat:

Around the house

Notes:

Thanks to those who showed me the right direction to ID!

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4 Comments

JoeHartman
JoeHartman 8 years ago

Thanks all. You have directed me the right way and I searched and found the typical bagworm for Thailand, Malaysia and more SE Asia: Coconut Case Caterpillar. It fits as the damage shown on palms is identical to the damage I have in my only palm in the garden. It seems to be a real pest for plantations.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Yes, Psychidae, Bagworm. Might also be the flightless female.

SharonMagner
SharonMagner 8 years ago

Probably some kind of Bagworm. They take whatever they can find and build protective cases around them in which they can hide.

DanielaRivera
DanielaRivera 8 years ago

I think it's making a cocoon

JoeHartman
Spotted by
JoeHartman

จังหวัดอุดรธานี, Thailand

Spotted on Sep 17, 2012
Submitted on Oct 14, 2013

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