Newly Discovered Moth is a Sculptor!

Researchers have discovered a new species of Bagworm Moth that wraps its eggs individually in “beautiful cases” fashioned from its golden abdominal hairs, according to a new paper published in the Annals of the Entomology Society of America. The behavior is unique among insects.

“We were mystified when we found a bizarre bag-like structure, about 12 mm long, studded with fragments of other insects, and containing a live insect larva,” said Diomedes Quintero, a professor of biology at the University of Panama who collected the larvae.

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4 Responses to Newly Discovered Moth is a Sculptor!

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  2. Anonymous says:

    THAT DEOSNT LOOK LIKE MOTH

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