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Bagworm Moth Caterpillar Larvae

Psychidae

Description:

Larvae (bagworms) construct spindle-shaped bags covered with pieces of twigs, leaves, etc., and remain in them -- enlarging the bags as they grow -- until they pupate (also in the bag). Adult females remain in the bag, emitting pheromones which attract adult males to mate with them. Eggs are laid inside the bag, and when they hatch the larvae crawl away to begin construction of their own individual cases.(BugGuide)

Habitat:

Found this attached to the bottom of a rose leaf.

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4 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

You're welcome, Melissa

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 7 years ago

Thanks S. Frazier for the id-much appreciated, and also to Ava-I did add 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...

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Hello. This is a "bagworm", a larval moth in a bag or case, of the family Psychidae. It should be moved to the group Arthropods. :-)

MelissaFerguson
Spotted by
MelissaFerguson

Melbourne, Florida, USA

Spotted on Sep 1, 2013
Submitted on Sep 5, 2013

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