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Taleporia tubulosa, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands The case of a bagworm moth, this one is named &quot;Cigar Bag Carrier&quot; in dutch, named after its shape. The below video (not by me) shows one in action:<br />
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Taleporia tubulosa, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands

The case of a bagworm moth, this one is named "Cigar Bag Carrier" in dutch, named after its shape. The below video (not by me) shows one in action:

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  1. Fascinating. How on earth did you see this! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Luck. I was inspecting a rotting tree trunk for critters and just happen to find it. You'd still have a chance of not recognizing it as a life form but I've seen it before:

      Old bagworm casing, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands  Europe,Heeswijk-Dinther,Large birch bright,Netherlands,Taleporia tubulosa,World

      This is an example of where once you understand a moth's life cycle, they become much easier to find. In this case it would be a matter of scanning trees for this shape.

      I found a guy that is an absolute master in finding such clues:


      It's in dutch, and no need to watch it all, but I'll sum it up as this: when I inspect a tree, I may find little, and most of it is by chance. He'll find 50 things because he knows exactly for every single moth where they nest, feed, etc. It's like I am blind whilst he is all-seeing. So the important lesson I'm taking from it is knowledge, not eye sight :)
      Posted 4 months ago, modified 4 months ago
  2. WOW! This is so cool! Really great find! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks, Lisa! Posted 4 months ago

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The large birch bright is a small nocturnal moth from the bagworm moth family. It is found locally in Europe, from southern Scotland, through west and central Europe, east up to Russia and the Balkans. In the north it is found in Fennoscandia. In mountainous areas it is found up to heights of 1,800 meters ASL.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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