What are these things?

Submitted: Sunday, Dec 18, 2016 at 15:15
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Hi all.
I found these little things crawling around on my outdoor table, they look like little beetles in a little cone thing or something, even red ones in there, does anyone know what they are?
Cheers, Wayne
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Reply By: Neil & Pauline - Sunday, Dec 18, 2016 at 15:52

Sunday, Dec 18, 2016 at 15:52
Don't know, but they have started the next generation. If you really want to know put some in a jar and send to your local Agricultural Dept.

Neil

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Reply By: Rainman WA - Sunday, Dec 18, 2016 at 16:29

Sunday, Dec 18, 2016 at 16:29
Bit hard to tell exactly, but they look like the larval stage of a case moth. I've never seen them that tiny before though
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Reply By: RMD - Sunday, Dec 18, 2016 at 17:40

Sunday, Dec 18, 2016 at 17:40
If you are in the region of the Yorke peninsula they may be very small snails, common to SA, They are all through crop growing areas and totally coat fence wires and posts when bigger.
Just a thought, if they have a shell and sucker bottom.
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Reply By: Nutta - Sunday, Dec 18, 2016 at 18:18

Sunday, Dec 18, 2016 at 18:18
Thanks for the replies.

I'm on the Gold Coast.

The thing they live in has a soft case, so maybe they are a moth, definitely some sort of little beetle in it from what I can see.

After a google maybe is a case moth, cheers.
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Reply By: Duncanm - Sunday, Dec 18, 2016 at 20:45

Sunday, Dec 18, 2016 at 20:45
It could also be a type of Caddis fly?

Caddis
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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 23:20

Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 23:20
cone beetle
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Reply By: alfclp - Sunday, Dec 18, 2016 at 21:19

Sunday, Dec 18, 2016 at 21:19
They look like bag moths.
The larvae camouflage themselves by spinning a cocoon the attaching eg leaves to the outside.
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Reply By: Glenn C5 - Monday, Dec 19, 2016 at 06:24

Monday, Dec 19, 2016 at 06:24
Can I have the pink one
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Follow Up By: Nutta - Monday, Dec 19, 2016 at 06:59

Monday, Dec 19, 2016 at 06:59
The pink ones were quite nice actually, good old mother nature!
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Reply By: Nutta - Monday, Dec 19, 2016 at 07:00

Monday, Dec 19, 2016 at 07:00
Thanks everyone.
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