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Sep 6, 2013 7:52 PM

Can anyone identify this critter Please

Hi there!

This 'nest' has been on the door jam of my porch for the last fortnight, doors open so free access and air. Can anyone identify please?P1040042.JPG

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    Sep 6, 2013 8:10 PM (in response to Bruce)
    Re: Can anyone identify this critter Please

    Hi Bruce,

    This is a moth, its called a Vapourer Moth (Orgyia antiqua), its a female.  They are wingless, so under those eggs is the webbing and pupal case she matured in, she waited for a male to find her and then laid her eggs, she will die soon (the females only live a few days) and the eggs will hatch in spring and the caterpillars will go in search of food.

     

    Hope this helps,

    Crystal

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