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.)
how do i post picture here?
here a link:
in the picture you can see only the 'head' but as i said it sticks out its 'tail' sometimes'.
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Reply Fri 5 Jul, 2013 03:19 am
Looks like a Caddis fly larva, but they're usually in water.

A relative, maybe?
Reply Fri 5 Jul, 2013 03:40 am
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.
Reply Fri 5 Jul, 2013 03:53 am

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


Get onto seawayblog or similar place for more info.
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Reply Fri 5 Jul, 2013 04:33 am
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)?



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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:
Reply Fri 5 Jul, 2013 07:43 am
Glad I could help.
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