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A Mystery--What Is This

By handlerstudio  
My wife and I came out from an afternoon meal at friends' house,and we saw these (what look like) cocoons hanging from a steel fence, as well as from the evergreen next to it, which texturally, it resembles.

One of the images shows an insect of some kind looking out of the top. Then, then, there are several images with what I think are wasps on them.

Anyone have any idea of what this is?


Tags: Close-up and macro Mystery Wildlife and nature

Voters: Hermanus, S_Psharma, WesternRed and 13 more

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
18 Sep 2013 3:52AM
Although not exactly the same as what we have here it does resemble what I have seen before. Here the insects uses mainly small sticks to build something similar. Great images Peter Smile

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S_Psharma 5 1 India
18 Sep 2013 4:19AM
EXCELLENT and interesting images v2 is my vote.
I think it is a Catalyst of some sort. We have them here made by a Caterpillar.Grin
Good set Peter well done.
Potra 5 Venezuela
18 Sep 2013 4:38AM
V5 is an excellent shot, well composed, sharp and interesting.
I have wondered if the yellow insects are predatory wasps.....

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
18 Sep 2013 5:39AM
Very interesting

Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
18 Sep 2013 6:32AM
Interesting and well taken shots Peter, can't help with the ID I'm afraid, all a bit too exotic for the UK.

KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
18 Sep 2013 7:22AM
I think I've found it! Smile The Evergreen Bagworm - fascinating!! Smile
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
18 Sep 2013 9:02AM
Looks like Karen has it!! I wouldn't have known!!
Nice set of interesting images!!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2013 9:06AM
How wonderfully weird...

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
18 Sep 2013 12:06PM

Quote:I think I've found it! Smile The Evergreen Bagworm - fascinating!! Smile
i think you nailed it, Karen.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
18 Sep 2013 12:45PM
Well on the way to killing the evergreen trees me thinks!
dudler Plus
14 707 1354 England
18 Sep 2013 1:05PM
Scary critters!
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
18 Sep 2013 4:29PM
Excellent detailed captures of something I have never seen Peter.


Potra 5 Venezuela
20 Sep 2013 4:51AM
The wasps are predators, so we must trust Nature and wait for its self-controlling mechanisms to kick in.

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