Mother nature and her bags of tricks has rustled up a delicious little surprise for this macro shot. A blob of moving twigs turns out to be a Bagworm (Psychidae). Neat! The larvae of this species constructs a spindle-shaped silk bag and then attaches pieces of twigs and leaves as a protective covering. This one is hungry extending it’s head through it’s covering and making good headway along the petals of this Moraea ochroleuca (aas-uintjie).
It senses my intrusion and withdraws behind it’s defensive bulwark, though you can still see it’s whiskery antennae.