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Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 14, 2013
5:22 AM

Post #9384284

This small tubular bag worm like structure moves daily attaching itself at one end. After placing a damp tissue and various leaves in the container, a larval form seemed to have come out of the bag. I am not sure if the green bug near it came from it, but my neighbor did say she smashed a small green insect before seeing the tube.
I appreciate your interest.

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

January 14, 2013
8:33 AM

Post #9384547

Looks more like a case-bearing beetle larva than a caterpillar, but image not clear enough to tell. The green insect is unrelated, may be a leafhopper nymph.

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 15, 2013
4:56 AM

Post #9385582

Thanks, would you know what it might eat in the larval stage? I might try to keep it until it matures so she can watch for more.
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

January 15, 2013
5:41 AM

Post #9385614

Hard to tell since it was not found on any likely food item. If it is a beetle larva, it will be a leaf feeder; if it's a caterpillar, could be just about anything organic...

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 25, 2013
7:46 PM

Post #9397776

Guess I will close this as I think it died. Hasn't moved since it was last photographed. Thanks

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