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Palm leaf housemaker - Homaledra heptathalama

Palm leaf housemaker - Homaledra heptathalama
Corkscrew Swamp, Collier County, Florida, USA
November 1, 2008
Not sure again if this is something to post here. At first I thought it was a spider, on closer observation it's a nest of something that is methodically destroying the inner part of the cabbage palm fronds. Large sections of fronds totally eaten from the inside out. I have never seen this before so the amount of damage surprised me. The linked photo will show more of the damage.

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Palm leaf housemaker - Homaledra heptathalama Palm leaf housemaker - Homaledra heptathalama

Palm leaf housemaker (Homaledra heptathalama)
This larva will become one of these:

Definitely a good thing to post here!

 
Thank you.
Thank you for the fast ID on this damage and nest. I'll move to that section. Thank you again.

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