Friends in My Garden- 50



What’s that…feathers sticking to a flower?!!
Do not get fooled, that is a bug from my garden…the bagworm.

Bagworms are a type of small moths belonging to Psychidae. Larvae form characteristic silken cases covered with bits of leaves, twigs, and other debris.
Here she is more concerned about the beauty of her case, hence decoration with soft feathers! 🙂

These moths pupate in the larval case after it is attached to a substratum. In most species, the female does not leave the case, as it lacks wings and has only rudimentary parts. The male bagworm emerges as a freely flying moth.

The adult’s life span is too short. Males live for only 2-3 days. Females lay eggs in the larval case itself and die. Once the eggs hatch, larvae crawl out to form their own cases.

I am not sure about the identity of this bagworm.

The bug comes out of the case
Crawling over
It took 3-4 hrs for the bug to crawl around the flower!

29 thoughts on “Friends in My Garden- 50

  1. (EN) Stunning! I was so curious reading your post. My favorite shot is the first one. Many thanks for sharing, Indira😊
    (IT) Stupendo! Ero così curiosa leggendo il tuo post. La mia foto preferita è la prima. Molte grazie per la condivisione, Indira😊

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  2. I have seen it 😊 I call it sanyasi pizhu because I saw them in tree for days without moving and I feel like it is meditating. Thanks for sharing it’s real name 😊❤🤗

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