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Common mothUnidentified Common moth (TBC)

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Unidentified at Suppressed - 3 Jan 2020
Unidentified at Suppressed - 3 Jan 2020
Unidentified at Suppressed - 3 Jan 2020
Unidentified at Suppressed - 3 Jan 2020
Unidentified at Suppressed - 3 Jan 2020

Identification history

Unidentified 5 Jul 2019 ClydeRiver

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Author's notes

I believe this to be the casing of a bagworm ... the Saunders Case Moth perhaps? I haven't actually seen anything emerge but while it has hung there, three Citrus Leaf Swallowtails have been born, gone through all their stages, and flown (except one eaten out by ants I think), all on the same Citrus tree. I am certain it is hollow now ...

2 comments

ClydeRiver wrote:
   9 Nov 2019
So now I have three of these - two on citrus trees and one built overnight on our back screen door, with a long web stretching from the casing to the Webber bbq sitting nearby ...
ClydeRiver wrote:
   2 Jan 2020
Would anyone like to confirm this sighting? I have taken 3 more pics here with a chubby orange and black caterpillar trying to move itself along the wall. Actually, last seen pulling itself along the ground.

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Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 2 Jan 2020 Recorded on
  • ClydeRiver Recorded by

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