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Description:

No idea which species this belongs to, but it is a really cool cocoon.

Habitat:

Tropical rainforest

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7 Comments

kajsabrittsjo
kajsabrittsjo 11 years ago

Thank you Mariajo for the description and thank you yiya62 for the translation!

"These flies look like butterflies but their wings are hairy and not with scales.
They are not active during the day, but they start to move at dusk; they are close to water as their larvae live there.
It is hard to identify the different species of fly but if you observe the "quiver" it is easier, since each type of fly puts it together in a different way. To put together the quiver, the larvae use twigs, forming structures, little pebbles, snail shell pieces, leaves and many other things."

mariajo
mariajo 11 years ago

Estas moscas son afines con las mariposas, pero sus alas son peludas y no con escamas.
Durante el día permanecen quietas y al atardecer comienzan su actividad. se mantienen cerca del agua pues sus larvas viven en ellas. es difícil identificar las diferentes especies de mosca, pero si se observa la carcaj es más fácil, ya que cada una monta el carcaj de forma distinta. Para montar el carcaj las larvas se valen de ramitas, formando diferentes estructuras, piedrecitas, una cáscara de caracolito, hojas y muchas cosas más.

yiya62
yiya62 11 years ago

Hola mariajo,
Cuéntanos más de la mosca de carcaj; hemos buscado información sin mucho éxito. Interesante pues ésta está en el mero trópico.
Gracias!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Its a moth caterpillar shell, from deciduous forests.

mariajo
mariajo 11 years ago

parece una una larva de mosca de carcaj
rhyacophila spec.

Las larvas para proteger su cuerpo que es blando, construyen un carcaj

rivu.ghorai
rivu.ghorai 11 years ago

awesome!!!!!!!!

mr.holmes.88
mr.holmes.88 11 years ago

amazing!

kajsabrittsjo
Spotted by
kajsabrittsjo

Singapore, Singapore

Spotted on Feb 16, 2011
Submitted on Jun 1, 2011

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