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Abbot's Bagworm Moth Cocoon

Oiketicus abbotii

Description:

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).

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

Thanks to Charley Eiseman for identifying this bagworm case on BugGuide.net. 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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Bagworm
Psychidae ssp Bagworm moth


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4 Comments

KenCheeks
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 http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8082...

KenCheeks
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!

KenCheeks
Spotted by
KenCheeks

South Carolina, USA

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

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