Bagworm caterpillars (moths of the...
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Image #cld1606643
LocalityEast Kalimantan, Indonesia
DescriptionBagworm caterpillars (moths of the family Psychidae) are known for their habit of hiding themselves in a portable shelter of plant materials that they secure with silken threads, with each species having its own preference of design. This species begins with small accurately trimmed twigs formed in a 3-sided spiral pyramid, and adds additional larger twigs at the end as the caterpillar grows in size, in a masterful example of miniature craftsmanship. 
Keywordsbagworm | borneo | camouflage | caterpillar | fauna | insect | larvae | lepidoptera | moth | psychidae

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