3
   

what is this insect?

 
 
Reply Fri 5 Jul, 2013 02:57 am
im really intrigued about it since i first noticed it like 10 years ago +-
i think it only appeared in two of the apartments i've been till now(don't know why)
first i thought it was dirt or part of the wall paint, but then it started moving,
it walks on the ground or climb on walls, its a bit slow,got no legs(i can see)but sticks to the wall and sometimes hangs like a spider on a silk filament,its got a head( that helps him move, i think) and something similair on its rear.
well what is it?is that its final form or will it develop to something else (like a cocoon.)
thnaks.
how do i post picture here?
here a link:
http://postimg.org/image/q9wc1myc3/
in the picture you can see only the 'head' but as i said it sticks out its 'tail' sometimes'.
  • Topic Stats
  • Top Replies
  • Link to this Topic
Type: Question • Score: 3 • Views: 912 • Replies: 6
No top replies

 
Lordyaswas
 
  2  
Reply Fri 5 Jul, 2013 03:19 am
@nickfree,
Looks like a Caddis fly larva, but they're usually in water.

A relative, maybe?
nickfree
 
  1  
Reply Fri 5 Jul, 2013 03:40 am
@Lordyaswas,
i looked on google pictures at Caddis fly larva but they look like worms,
the one i posted seems to have/carry a shell, maybe it'll get rid of it, but i dont recall finding empty shells.
maybe.
Lordyaswas
 
  2  
Reply Fri 5 Jul, 2013 03:53 am
@nickfree,

Here's what I mean........they camouflage themselves by attaching stones or any other stuff that will make them blend in...

https://www.sea-way.org/blog/Caddisfly_01.JPG

Get onto seawayblog or similar place for more info.
0 Replies
 
rosborne979
 
  2  
Reply Fri 5 Jul, 2013 04:33 am
@nickfree,
It'a s Phereoeca uterella, or Household Casebearer, sometimes called a Plaster Bagworm. Do you live in the US SouthEast by any chance (a hot and humid environment)?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phereoeca_uterella

http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/urban/occas/household_casebearer.htm

http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/urban/occas/household_casebearer01.jpg
0 Replies
 
nickfree
 
  1  
Reply Fri 5 Jul, 2013 05:05 am
yes, yes, i just found it too Smile
i didnt know what to search for on the internet but thanks to your interest and comments, i manged to enter a few key words on google and finally find some similar pictures to mine and also see that i was not the only one intrigued by this creature.
and yes i live in a hot and humid environment
thanks a lot
and here are some of the links i visited:
http://www.lekowicz.com/wren_forum/2009/09/19/1528/
http://www.whatsthatbug.com/category/caterpillars-and-pupa/moth-caterpillars/clothes-moth-caterpillar/
http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2005/01/09/case-bearing-moths/
http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2010/12/18/case-bearing-moth-larva-5/
rosborne979
 
  1  
Reply Fri 5 Jul, 2013 07:43 am
@nickfree,
Glad I could help.
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

New A2K Bugs - Discussion by sozobe
What is this? - Question by epicrae
Please identify this bug - Question by CarsonGaines
Which order are them? - Question by mzl
Golden lady beetle central QLD - Question by cmcanham
Guest in a soup - Question by zukosoczek
what is this? - Question by kyrun
 
  1. Forums
  2. » what is this insect?
Copyright © 2022 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 05/28/2022 at 10:43:48