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Bagworm close up  Geotagged,Kotochalia junodi,South Africa,Summer,Wattle bagworm Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Is that thing on its back really part of its body? Posted 8 years ago
    1. No, its some sort of thing it makes to live in, it is made up of silk and twigs. I have never seen anything like it myself, such a weird thing! Definitely going on the list! Posted 8 years ago
  2. Intriguing. And absolutely fascinating! Thank you for the information about it. Posted 3 years ago

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The Wattle bagworm (Kotochalia junodi, formerly Acanthopsyche junodi) is a species of moth in the family Psychidae. In Southern Africa it is a pest of the Black Wattle, Acacia mearnsii, which is grown largely as a source of vegetable tannin. Kotochalia junodi is indigenous to Southern Africa, where it originally fed on indigenous relatives of the wattle.

Like all members of the family Psychidae, the male larva develops into an adult in a mobile silken bag covered with materials such as.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Feb 28, 2014. Captured Feb 26, 2014 18:16 in 85559 N2, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/332s
  • ISO800
  • 100mm