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Can you name this insect? by NEPTUNE
Started on: 07-21-2011 11:17 AM
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Report this Post07-21-2011 11:17 AM Click Here to See the Profile for NEPTUNESend a Private Message to NEPTUNEDirect Link to This Post
I used to find little 1/2" varieties of these in my treehouse when I was a kid.
I found this 2 1/2" (6cm) one on the back porch of my lake house near Gainesville FL.

It ISN'T:
A cocoon or a chrysalis. It won't shed its skin and become something else.
It IS:
mobile, sort of, but prefers to stay in one place.
It looks like:
A little pine cone covered with shredded, dried leaves.
And it shats what looks like tobacco spit.
Do any of you entomologists know what it is?
Anything?







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Report this Post07-21-2011 11:19 AM Click Here to See the Profile for blackramsClick Here to Email blackramsSend a Private Message to blackramsDirect Link to This Post
Nope, can't tell you what it is but, I can name it. Let's go with Harry.

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Report this Post07-21-2011 11:21 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 82-T/A [At Work]Send a Private Message to 82-T/A [At Work]Direct Link to This Post
I always thought that was some kind of lizard **** . I know the normal lizards we get down here take those turds that are the size of rat turds, but with a white piece on the end... no idea though, but those are all over Florida.
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Report this Post07-21-2011 11:25 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Silentassassin185Click Here to Email Silentassassin185Send a Private Message to Silentassassin185Direct Link to This Post
I get these all the time on my cedar trees out front. Always wondered what it was as well..
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Report this Post07-21-2011 11:36 AM Click Here to See the Profile for theBDubSend a Private Message to theBDubDirect Link to This Post
My friends and I cleared out the underbrush around a pine tree and used it as a treehouse. Those things were everywhere... really squishy if you feel them, right? I never knew what they were. I figured they were part of the tree since I only ever saw them on evergreens.
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Report this Post07-21-2011 11:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Marvin McInnisClick Here to visit Marvin McInnis's HomePageSend a Private Message to Marvin McInnisDirect Link to This Post
It's a common Bagworm (Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis). Their preferred habitat is leafy conifers like cedar, juniper, and cypress. What you see is indeed a coccoon, silk interwoven with leaf material. The Bald Cypress in our yard is infested with them this year.

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Report this Post07-21-2011 11:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for theBDubSend a Private Message to theBDubDirect Link to This Post
WOW! They have Pokemon based on these! I always wondered what they were based on. Bagworms... wow.

Burmy:


Then it evolves into Wormadam if it's a female:
Look at that resemblance!

Or Mothim if a male:


Sorry for the nerd fest haha.

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Report this Post07-21-2011 11:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for NEPTUNESend a Private Message to NEPTUNEDirect Link to This Post
Thank you!
That's one strange creature.
Never saw a cocoon move (albeit slowly) before.

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Originally posted by theBDub:

WOW! They have Pokemon based on these! I always wondered what they were based on. Bagworms... wow.

Burmy:


Then it evolves into Wormadam if it's a female:


Or Mothim if a male:


Sorry for the nerd fest haha.


hahaha my boyfriend and I just re-started playing pokemon again!!
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Report this Post07-21-2011 12:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Renegade blobSend a Private Message to Renegade blobDirect Link to This Post
NM

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Report this Post07-21-2011 02:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TommyRockerClick Here to Email TommyRockerSend a Private Message to TommyRockerDirect Link to This Post
O dear sweet baby jesus...
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