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Description:

Multiple cocoons that used pieces of the nearby bush.

Notes:

I found these cocoons hanging off the parking sign at the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland in Baltimore while I was there with my mom.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Student
Student 8 years ago
Bagworm Moths
Psychidae


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2 Comments

michael1
michael1 8 years ago

Thank you KeithRoragen. I guess that means I shouldn't keep them.

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 8 years ago

These are Bagworm bags. Bagworms are caterpillars of a moth. As the caterpillars feed on a plant they cement little bits of that plant to a silken bag they live inside. They can be quite destructive. Females lay eggs inside the bags so the bags should be plucked off and discarded.

Homeschool
Spotted by a stud ent at Homeschool

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Spotted on Dec 20, 2013
Submitted on Dec 26, 2013

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