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Household casebearer

Phereoeca uterella


Small caterpillar like insect within a thin casing. An opening exists on both ends where the creature can pull itself along a surface.


Dark, dry areas.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Household casebearer
Phereoeca uterella household casebearer - Phereoeca uterella Walsingham

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JohnPowers 8 years ago

Thanks. My 5 year old loves finding out what all the little creatures are.

Priyankar 8 years ago

Thanks Mark

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

This is some species of case moth or in the USA you might call it a bagworm. The females spend their whole lives inside that silk case (including pupation) but the males get to escape eventually and seek out a mate. They are basically a type of moth in a family called Psychidae.

Priyankar 8 years ago

Interesting ! Let's wait for the experts to ID.

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Brandon, Florida, USA

Spotted on May 22, 2014
Submitted on May 22, 2014

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