Bagworm in Papua New Guinea
April 30, 2010
Last week we found this “thing” on the ground, presumably having fallen out of a tree. We took it home and laid it on a shelf outside our house. The next day, it had attached itself to this jar. We have, thanks to your site, identified it (her?) as a bagworm, but as her “bag” is a good eight inches (8″) long, we thought you might like to see her! As for the season, well, it’s just about always the same here. But it is just now transitioning from rainy season to dry season here. Thanks for helping us identify her! She’s a beauty!
We are curious, too, about the grub in picture three. The coin is about the size of a quarter, so it’s a big one. Any idea what it becomes? Thanks!
Papua New Guinea
Hi again Sharon,
What a gorgeous Bagworm. We will try to identify the species. The grub is a Scarab Grub, probably a May Beetle.