Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

casemoth

Cryptothelea fuscescens

Description:

A masterpiece "log-cabin" case of a New Guinea species of case moth (bagworm moth), family Psychidae.

Habitat:

Spotted on Bougainvillea sp. in a large semi-urban yard/garden adjacent to a disturbed remnant patch of forest.

Notes:

This spotting is on a different plant (although same species) than the previous spotting here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/704.... See more details about this kind of spotting there. This or a closely related species apparently occurs in Singapore as well http://www.flickr.com/photos/siyangteo/3... A "poor cousin" in terms of architectural finesse can be seen here http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/782...

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

63 Comments (1–25)

JordiPrats
JordiPrats 3 years ago

Hi Scott it is a really cool wooden "house", I find this one in Bali, I guess if it could be the same genus: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/202...

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

Thanks Melissa and Melody!

MeloPinto
MeloPinto 6 years ago

That's incredible!

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 6 years ago

What a cool critter and awesome photo's!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

Thanks very much, Luis!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

I always see this photo in the Architecture mission but I didn't know it was yours. Congrats Scott!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Thanks outsidegirl0!

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 7 years ago

cool S.F.!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Thanks Telse!

Telse
Telse 7 years ago

Fascinating!Very nice!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Thank you Ruby

RubyPrakash
RubyPrakash 7 years ago

Awesome S Frazier

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Sure J! :-)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Awesome spotting! I'd be honored to see this in my Moths of the World Mission.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Thanks Sergio!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

I thought I had favorited this one long ago! Well, now it is.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Thanks ME!

ME
ME 7 years ago

I think this is interesting because I like the way the case looks like a log cabin made of sticks.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Yes it is! Thanks

TKBotting
TKBotting 7 years ago

That is amazing!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

I cannot believe it! I am putting forth an ID for this spotting after all this time from a source that was right under my nose. I don't know how I overlooked it!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Again, thank you all!

alecilla13
alecilla13 8 years ago

This is amazing!

Bong Ambutong
Bong Ambutong 8 years ago

Congrats...

p.young713
p.young713 8 years ago

Congradulations!

Scott Frazier
Spotted by
Scott Frazier

Papua, Indonesia

Spotted on Oct 2, 2011
Submitted on Oct 9, 2011

Related Spottings

Nigrita Bagworm Moth Case Moth (casing) Nigrita Bagworm Moth Glover's bagworm moth

Nearby Spottings

long-legged fly jumping spider meadow argus grass-dart (skipper)