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Abbot's Bagworm Moth Cocoon

Oiketicus abbotii


The "evergreen" bagworm cocoon (~ 2 inches long) can be found on many evergreen and non-evergreen plants. A large bagworm case in the southeastern US with twig pieces placed cross-wise (like this one) is Oiketicus abbotii. The moth is one of the Bagworm Moths (Family Psychidae).


Attached to a briar (~ five feet above the ground) at the edge of a pond. Observed at the Stork Ponds at the Silver Bluff Audubon Center in Aiken County, SC.


Thanks to Charley Eiseman for identifying this bagworm case on Named in honor of John Abbot (1751-1840), an American entomologist and ornithologist. Per BAMONA, this is a new record for this species in Aiken County, South Carolina.

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Psychidae ssp Bagworm moth

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KenCheeks 7 years ago

Ava T-B, I added this spotting to the Animal Architecture Mission. Thanks for the suggestion.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Please consider adding this spotting to the Animal Architecture mission at

KenCheeks 7 years ago

Gatorfellows, I agree with your suggestion. I posted on BugGuide, too. I'll update if information becomes available.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

What a wonderful cocoon!

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South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Mar 31, 2013
Submitted on Mar 31, 2013

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