So this was pretty amazing

So this was pretty amazing

Observation - So this was pretty amazing - Southern Africa. Description: 29 November 2016: I collected a perfectly ordinary, very familiar bagworm on Passerina sp. It did not move or show any signs of eating, but I usually keep them in case an adult emerges. With bagworms you never know.

29 November 2016:

I collected a perfectly ordinary, very familiar bagworm on Passerina sp. It did not move or show any signs of eating, but I usually keep them in case an adult emerges. With bagworms you never know.

6 December 2016:

Much to my surprise and delight I discovered that the container is crawling with tiny perfectly bagged-up mini bagworm hatchlings. !!! I've often wondered how on earth they build their bags - how do know?? And where do they get their materials from? And what do they do if the programmed material is not available? Turns out, they come out of their mother's bag with ready-made mini baggies already on the go. Does this mean they hatch with bags? Surely not. So do the tiny tiny hatchlings use what is available in the motherbag to construct their new homes, even while they're only really tiny? Well, with bagworms you just never know!!