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Old 06-11-2012, 12:05 PM   #1
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I spotted this under the leaf of common milkweed. I took some pictures to post here, then spotted another one on some pokeweed.

Does anyone have any ideas?

...if not, I'll post something else that will make it all a bit more clear.
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:15 PM   #2
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I spotted this under the leaf of common milkweed. I took some pictures to post here, then spotted another one on some pokeweed.

Does anyone have any ideas?

...if not, I'll post something else that will make it all a bit more clear.
It's a small bagworm known as a grass bagworm, not to be confused with its larger cousins that can be serious pests on conifers - see Grass Bagworm | Buckeye Yard & Garden onLine
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That is an odd looking creature! It almost doesn't even look like it's alive.
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Builds a nest like the caddis fly larvae does (but in water)
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It's a small bagworm known as a grass bagworm, not to be confused with its larger cousins that can be serious pests on conifers - see Grass Bagworm | Buckeye Yard & Garden onLine
I knew *you'd* know, suunto!

THanks for referencing the bagworm pests on conifers--I knew that someone posted something similar last year or so.

So, good to know this one is not a pest...but is it a native insect?
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That is an odd looking creature! It almost doesn't even look like it's alive.
I told you there was more to come. Hopefully this will make it more clear to you:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/LsHvjoNRMv0
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Leave it to havalotta to find something like that!

Are you still into making jewelry?
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Oh and it even MOVES. Here I was thinking it was stationary!
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Are you still into making jewelry?
I was searching for the cadissfly to show you an aquatic insect that did the same thing for comparison and ran into it. Pretty neat ha?

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She REALLY REALLY REALLY wants to wear it to Biigblues when we go but I'm too booked to make her one. You wouldn't by chance have one hanging in the raspberry patch full of golden pupae you could send to her do you? Google Image Result for http://www.obsessionwithbutterflies.com/img/butterfly/gold%2520chrysalis2.jpg
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I told you there was more to come. Hopefully this will make it more clear to you:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/LsHvjoNRMv0
I like the video very much! And it's still one of the oddest looking things I've ever seen Even more odd because it moves!
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I like the video very much! And it's still one of the oddest looking things I've ever seen Even more odd because it moves!
Thank you, too bad it was out of focus longer than it was IN focus!

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Oh and it even MOVES. Here I was thinking it was stationary! I was searching for the cadissfly to show you an aquatic insect that did the same thing for comparison and ran into it. Pretty neat ha?
Yes, it moves!

Although, I'm starting to think the other one on the underside of the milkweed leaf is an egg case that was disguised as well. I went out again today and it was in the same place.

Yes, pretty neat.

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I noticed Equill was in want of a golden rhinestone studded pantyhose tiara!


She REALLY REALLY REALLY wants to wear it to Biigblues when we go but I'm too booked to make her one. You wouldn't by chance have one hanging in the raspberry patch full of golden pupae you could send to her do you? Google Image Result for http://www.obsessionwithbutterflies.com/img/butterfly/gold%2520chrysalis2.jpg
I think you'd better duck when she reads that!

...but, hey, another cool find; thanks for the link.
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