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Bagworm Case - Family Psychidae Valley school, Bengaluru<br />
July-2018 Geotagged,India,Stick insect Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Bagworm Case - Family Psychidae

Valley school, Bengaluru
July-2018

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  1. Case Moth/Bagworm of some sort? See Christine's for an example:
    Bagworm Case - Family Psychidae Bagworms are not really worms, but are caterpillars - they are the immature stage of a moth. They're called "bagworms" because they construct bags/cases that are covered with pieces of twigs and/or leaves. The caterpillars feed by sticking their heads out of the top of the bag and chewing on nearby leaves or lichens. They live in these bags until they pupate (also inside the bag). Males emerge a little earlier than females, leaving their bag and flying off in search of a mate. Females emerge eyeless, wingless, and legless! So, she remains in her bag, but emits a pheromone to alert males of her presence. Males locate the females and mate. Once mated, a female lays eggs and dies, leaving a bag full of eggs that will hatch the following spring.<br />
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I carefully looked inside of this case and there was a caterpillar in there. It looked reddish, but I couldn't be sure.  Bagworm Case,Family Psychidae,Geotagged,Spring,United States,bagworm,psychidae


    Christine Young, what do YOU think?!
    Posted one year ago
    1. Looks like a bagworm moth to me too. When searching for "bagworm moth India" you'll see many almost identical observations, but I haven't found any that goes beyond the family identification. Posted one year ago
      1. Definitely agree! I LOVE finding these :). Super hard to ID beyond family though, as Ferdy mentioned. Posted one year ago
        1. Thank you for info.. Posted one year ago
      2. Thank you.. Posted one year ago
  2. If this was in Australia it would be genus Clania; species ignobilis. If you have good numbers of eucalyptus nearby it might be worth considering. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/psyc/ignobilis.html Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
    1. Thank you dear Mark for more information.. Posted one year ago, modified one year ago

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Uploaded Aug 2, 2018. Captured in Unnamed Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560062, India.