Who does this home belong to????

Wed May 27, 2015 9:17 pm

I am not sure if I am on the right thread for my question. Mods please move in need.

Can anyone out there tell me which insect builds a nest like this out of the thorns from a Yellow Fever tree?

Photos taken from three different sides.

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Re: Who does this home belong to????

Wed May 27, 2015 10:17 pm

Quite interested to know this too .I had some similar homes on my home eves a while back

Could it possibly be the bagworm moths, also simply bagworms or bagmoths :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagworm_moth

Re: Who does this home belong to????

Thu May 28, 2015 10:09 am

Spot on \O great sighting ^Q^ ^Q^

This is possibly the larva of Eumeta hardenbergi, the largest bagworm species in South Africa. Length of larva: 22-25 mm; Length of bag: ♂ 25-35 mm, ♀ 30-55 mm.

Larvae feed on indigenous thorntrees (but also like fruit trees and other food plants)

Re: Who does this home belong to????

Thu May 28, 2015 10:16 am

Very interesting.

Thanks very much Roger and Toko.

^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

Re: Who does this home belong to????

Thu May 28, 2015 4:28 pm

Wow, that's so cool! Thanks for sharing. How big is it - looks huge???

Re: Who does this home belong to????

Thu May 28, 2015 6:39 pm

ow very interesting :ty:
^Q^

Re: Who does this home belong to????

Thu May 28, 2015 7:07 pm

^Q^ very interesting - thanks STF