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I moved to a new city in west India last year and I've since, on several occasions, seen this insect on walls and it's usually climbing using its head. It has a greyish long shell and moves in a very wobbly way. I've asked people in the locality if they know what that insect is, but no one has a clue. And my curiosity is piqued everytime I see it and I really want to know what it is. enter image description here

Here are two closeup images: https://ibb.co/HNDLCMm https://ibb.co/6JCMH7j

I have a video as well but I don't know how to share it here.

I was suggested that this question is a possible duplicate of: What insect is this? (India)

The insect in my case is probably much smaller and has a plain grey shell (as opposed to building a shell from material lying around, which would most probably be different every time). I don't explicitly see any legs although there may be.

I want a definitive answer as to what moth it is or if it is one or not.

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    $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of What insect is this? (India) $\endgroup$ – tyersome Oct 9 at 18:10
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    $\begingroup$ I think if you want a better ID you need a much much better picture. $\endgroup$ – Bryan Krause Oct 10 at 4:55
  • $\begingroup$ Your close-up images are not any better than the current one. $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG Oct 11 at 8:47
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That's a plaster bagworm [ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phereoeca_uterella ] :)

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  • $\begingroup$ Doubt if it's the same species. Probably a different one since it's always grey (but could be that the larvae are rising from same source and using the same material). It is a moth larva for sure though right? $\endgroup$ – Fenil Oct 10 at 17:10
  • $\begingroup$ For sure it's a moth larva because it's order is Lepidoptera.. and lepidopterans are either butterflies or moths. $\endgroup$ – Priyanshu Das Oct 11 at 0:08

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