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Bag worm (मोळी किडा )

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Topic: Bag worm (मोळी किडा )
Posted By: Pranoti J-K
Subject: Bag worm (मोळी किडा )
Date Posted: 04 Oct 2013 at 5:51pm

​Bag Worm

On the way to Purandar, In Narayanpur, One of our senior member, Amit dada showed us this creativity, which was nothing but the Moth caterpillar case. 



These belong to the family 
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Psychidae. Another common name for the members of Family Psychidae is case moths. The name refers to the habit of the moth caterpillars, which build small protective cases in which they can hide.
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Bagworm cases are composed of silk and materials picked up from their habitat, they are naturally camouflaged from predators.


The cone-shaped bags, which they form, easily identify bagworms. These are carefully interwoven using silk and bits of leaves and twigs from the host plant resulting in a well-disguised covering. The tops of the young larvae are shiny black and their body undersides are dull amber. When fully grown, the bagworms are a dull, dirty, gray with darker markings toward the head. The adult male develops into a moth that can fly, but the female remains grub-like and stays inside the bag.
They will use any material to disguise the bag, as in this case the thorns of the Acacia tree. 









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Posted By: amitsamant
Date Posted: 06 Oct 2013 at 4:57pm
Pranoti, Excellent info. किड्याच मराठी नाव आणि पतंगाचे फोटो (तुझ्याकडचे/ Google वरचे) टाकले असतेस, तर किड्याची माहिती लक्षात ठेवायला अजून मजा आली असती.  



Posted By: trekmayuri
Date Posted: 06 Oct 2013 at 6:15pm
Worth reading...Thanku once Thumbs Upagain...
If any one have the picture of Bug Worm then please do share with us Smile



Posted By: Pranoti J-K
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2017 at 6:50pm
2nd photograph is clicked by me at the base of purandar



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