Insect Camouflage (Bagworm) by Elaine Teague

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Canon 7D, Canon EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens
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Found this caterpillar like insect wriggling around on my driveway in Bridgetown, Western Australia. It think it must have a sticky body and have rolled in some mulch or something to create this camouflage protection.

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  • kalaryder
    kalaryder5 months ago

    What an amazing find

  • I thought so. Thanks Mik.

    – Elaine Teague

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypenny5 months ago

    How odd. Great find and capture

  • Thanks Chris. Looked really strange seeing a bunch of mulchy sticky bits wriggling around.

    – Elaine Teague

  • Keala
    Keala5 months ago

    Very interesting Elaine…Neat find!

  • Thanks Leigh for your comment and fave.

    – Elaine Teague

  • PineSinger
    PineSinger5 months ago

    Cool shot Elaine!

  • Thanks Pamela.

    – Elaine Teague

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...5 months ago

    This IS a caterpillar….the female to be exact. Females never ‘mature’ into full moth-hood like the males so have to crawl everywhere. Lovely eh? This is a bagworm species but not positive the full ID….can you tell me what kind of trees or bushes it might have come from? Sometimes the species is unique to the food source.

  • Oh Carla what a clever girl you are to come back so quickly on this insect. As it was on my gravel driveway I can’t be sure what bushes it may have come from. The driveway is fairly close to Australian native bushes, mostly grevilleas. But there are also hydrangeas, a crepe myrtle (Pride of India) and camellias nearby.

    – Elaine Teague

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...5 months ago

    ahhhh ok! If only I was there with you lol. These are considered a pest bug but I find them incredible in how they collect and create their homes

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon5 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Fabulous capture,

  • metriognome
    metriognome5 months ago

    1 image/24hrs

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