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November 16th, 2009
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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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From:yo_sarrian
Date:November 16th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
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That's freaky :)
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From:shoobear
Date:November 18th, 2009 12:20 am (UTC)
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Ooh! I've never seen one of those :) Very cool!
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