Villiers (dianavilliers) wrote,
Villiers
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Casemoth








This is a casemoth caterpillar on the move. This is the first time I've ever seen one not entirely encased in its case.  The female moths don't even emerge to find a mate, lazy sods.   The Australian ones under the link are more architecturally adventurous, while the kiwi variety contents itself with a few token bits of stick right on the end of its case. Its quite large -  for scale, that's the long side of a bit of  50x100mm timber (4x2, or 2x4 for the Americans - I don't know why you guys say it backwards)  that it's sitting on.

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