Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Mon May 21, 2012 6:03 pm

This is the place to ask for identification. Please post your pictures here and add location of the sighting.

Interesting photos of identified species will be added to the relevant Africa Wild Insect book here on our forum. Usually new entries or additional photos don't show as new posts, but are filed according to taxonomic order (and not according to date of the forum post).
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Re: Animal ID

Wed May 23, 2012 8:15 pm

Does anyone know what these things are? They are obviously some sort of larva....but of what? They are all over our garage wall.

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Re: Animal ID

Wed May 23, 2012 8:15 pm

Whatever they are (if they are not butterfly larvas of course :wink: ) I would leave the car with the motor on and close the door for a while Image

Re: Animal ID

Wed May 23, 2012 8:16 pm

Maybe some sort of fly?

Go forth and recruit an insect specialist from somewhere! :twisted:

Re: Animal ID

Fri May 25, 2012 8:08 am

Flutterby wrote:Does anyone know what these things are? They are obviously some sort of larva....but of what? They are all over our garage wall.

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Flutterby,
Those are household casebearer worms which become moths such as pantry moths, clothes moths, etc. They eat old spider webs or woolen products if they are in the area (clothes, rugs, etc etc). The first instar (earliest stage of larva) constructs this case which is silk lined and opened on both ends. As it grows, the successive larva stages enlarge and widen the case and the worm can even make a U-turn inside! We have them in our garage also, and just leave them alone to grow and become moths. If they are eating clothes, etc, they are problematic, but if not, just let them rid your area of old spider webs.

Re: Animal ID Needed?

Fri May 25, 2012 8:09 am

Great stuff!!! Tx ExFmem....they can stay...they are all outside, and at least I know now that we are not about to be infested with some horrible goggas!! :D \O \O

Re: Animal ID Needed?

Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:15 pm

Really? Interesting!! \O

Re: Insect or Invertebrates ID Needed?

Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:43 am

From ExFmem...seen at Bateleur camp.

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Re: Insect or Invertebrates ID Needed?

Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:51 pm

Seen near Lydenburg -O-

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Re: Insect or Invertebrates ID Needed?

Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:50 pm

Richprins wrote:The first is a slug, Amoli! :-)

The second a Wolf spider, or rain spider as they are sometimes called! ;-)



\O Thanks RP.