Saturday, May 14, 2011

Strange creature!

Anyone know what insect or bug this creature is?

 Found it crawling up the leaf of my yam plant a few days ago.

 Slowly making it's way up.

 Looks like it has found a perfect spot to rest.

 It stayed this way hanging down for 10 minutes.... then I have other things to do!

Found this when I was pruning some leaves at my backyard a couple of days later, did not know from which plant, it just crawls onto my kitchen counter, probably from the leaves. It is really small, only 1cm!  I do not know whether this is the same one or there are more than one! Probably the same one, notice the two white cushiony "pillows" on its back, it wasn't there a couple of days earlier when I spoted it.

 I find it fascinating! It looks like some small rotten wood with some blue plastic stuck to it at a glance. I have seen this creature a number of times at my backyard. Wondering what it is. Anyone knows?


  1. Α... fairy??? (are those bleu things, wings?)
    It's fascinating, i agree!
    Love from Greece!

  2. I've seen this but without the blue 'scales'. Your photos are really cool. I'm glad you are also fascinated in this macro world. Many a times, we cannot see little details that appears in the photo.

  3. Huh! Creature from the movie 'Mimic'?

  4. From the woodworks?? A rather fancy bug it is! Wonderful picture.

  5. It's my day for a blog hop, I'd love it if you came over and shared one of your great recipes at savory sunday!! Have a great day :)

  6. It looks like a eco-concious caterpilar that is wearing clothes made from recycled material.

  7. Hi evagelia,
    Thank you for stopping by!
    I really have no idea whether the blue ones are the wings! But yes, it is fascinating!

    Hi One,
    You are right, I only notice the white spots when I did this post!

    Hi Diana,
    Perhaps, it is going for a bugs party!

    Hi milka,
    Could be!

    Hi Keats,
    No idea! But it look real fancy with the blue dress, as what Diana says!

    Hi Tinny,
    Haha! The final transformation, I do not have the chance to see! Can't find it anywhere.

    Hi Amanda
    Thank you for visiting!

    Hi Autumn Belle,
    Hahahaha! That is a good one!

  8. It is a bagworm. A caterpillar of a moth, and the female is flightless (never leaves the bag). They can even be found indoors, on your walls (plaster bagworm - the flat rhombus shaped brown pieces hanging on your wall paint). They add material to the front of their 'home' hence the blue plastic. Some bagworms are a major pest in oil palm plantation.