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18.5.15 Chris Spracklen

Bagworm moth caterpillar!

Monfrague, Extremadura, Spain

"The Psychidae (bagworm moths, also simply bagworms or bagmoths) are a family of the Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths).
The bagworm family is fairly small, with about 1350 species described. Bagworm species are found globally, with some,
such as the Snailcase Bagworm (Apterona helicoidella), settling continents where they are not native in modern times.

Another common name for the Psychidae is "case moths", but this is just as well used for the case-bearers (Colephoridae).
The names refer to the habits of the caterpillars of these two families, which build small protective cases in which they can hide."

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Ton T.17-Oct-2015 14:52
Fascinating creatures!! V+
MarcViskens04-Aug-2015 20:11
fine shot
well seen
Julie Oldfield25-Jun-2015 03:46
Very cool!!!
1moremile24-Jun-2015 01:56
It looks Spanish. JK. Never saw anything like this. Pretty cool. V.
SLC_Images23-Jun-2015 03:55
Pretty weird looking caterpillar indeed! VT!
Gill Kopy23-Jun-2015 01:47
What an interesting shot !!!
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet23-Jun-2015 01:17
An outstanding capture.
Walter Otto Koenig22-Jun-2015 15:24
What a fascinating find. Great detail and thank you for the information Chris. "V"
globalgadabout22-Jun-2015 13:47
well portrayed...surprised they are not named 'whisk moth'...
Martin Lamoon22-Jun-2015 13:40
Good capture of this interesting species.
Jim Coffman22-Jun-2015 13:07
These are not a welcome sight! They can destroy a tree...
pkocinski22-Jun-2015 11:55
Most unusual - not something I've heard of before.
Graeme22-Jun-2015 10:43
Quite a special find here, Chris and beautifully captured as always. V
Zeeby22-Jun-2015 10:28
An amazing find! V
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