Kleinmond Pulchella pupa, emerged

Kleinmond Pulchella pupa, emerged

Observation - Kleinmond Pulchella pupa, emerged - Southern Africa. Description: 10 Jul 2016: Collected Erica pulchella with clear evidence of purse-caterpillar activity: some twigs are spun together and a nest is formed with silk and frass. On closer inspection it turned out that the caterpillar had already pupated inside.

10 Jul 2016:

Collected Erica pulchella with clear evidence of purse-caterpillar activity: some twigs are spun together and a nest is formed with silk and frass. On closer inspection it turned out that the caterpillar had already pupated inside.

18 Aug 2016:

A moth emerged. I'm intrigued by the little antennas on top of the palpi, I've never noticed that on a moth before. Very cool!