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rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

April 5, 2004
2:17 PM

Post #829427

Just found this hanging in my Bald Cypress,any ideas?? should I keep it,or is it something that I do not want??
Root.

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groovytee
Washington, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 5, 2004
2:25 PM

Post #829436

OMG that's scary looking...
Dravencat
Edgewater, MD
(Zone 7a)

April 5, 2004
3:19 PM

Post #829493

I know its a cacoon but never saw what came out of it so dont know what to tell you. Ive seen them here quite often, you would think I would have kept an eye on them to see what creepy crawler came out so I could hide from it or feed it.

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

April 5, 2004
3:52 PM

Post #829532

LOL! Don't scare me!! Sure is one hardcore looking nest!
pins2006
Decatur, GA
(Zone 7a)

April 5, 2004
6:57 PM

Post #829660

What you have looks just like a bagworm. It doesn't come out of the bag at all and it eats all of the foliage it can. Those are nasty things to deal with.

http://muextension.missouri.edu/explore/agguides/pests/g07250.htm

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

April 5, 2004
7:22 PM

Post #829688

Nice job Pins!! that is good enough for me,as long as I am not killing praying mantis or something else,ladybugs,I am going to pull it down,Thanks!!!
cbrandenburg
Freedom, PA
(Zone 6a)

April 5, 2004
10:32 PM

Post #829876

THis is a Praying Mantis egg sack. You can find them in rose bushes, tall grasses, butterfly bushes. I have several of these all over my property. We bought a few a couple of years ago and they keep multiplying. Great to have in the garden.

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groovytee
Washington, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 5, 2004
10:40 PM

Post #829882

Hi Cathy! Good to see you. I have one Preying Mantis egg sack I found so far this year. Those Mantis' are so cool! I watched one eat a bumble bee last year. it took him like an hour but he ate the whole thing. Weird but cool...
Debby
Milo, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 6, 2004
1:51 AM

Post #830114

Whoa, Root. That thing would of scared the living daylights out of me. That sucker is huge. Enough to take over the world. Creepy Crawlers. Gives ya the jeebers. Be careful taking that thing down.
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

April 6, 2004
2:27 AM

Post #830161

Cathy, when do they hatch out? I want to get some egg sacks for my garden this year. Was just wondering when they are in the wild if they hatch early or wait until it is really warm when the bugs are out.

rootdoctor

rootdoctor
Harrisville, MI
(Zone 5b)

April 6, 2004
2:42 AM

Post #830175

I love the Mantis,we were sitting out in the backyard,drinking beer,this little guy figured out the flies were coming to the beer,he would sit there and grab one,take it down to the table,chow it down,and head right back up the bottle,smart bug,and we liked not having flies on our beer.

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Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


April 6, 2004
7:12 AM

Post #830342

LOL Root, drinking and eating with your bud!
cbrandenburg
Freedom, PA
(Zone 6a)

April 6, 2004
12:20 PM

Post #830471

Brugie, they hatch when the night temps stay in the seventys, 3 nights of 70 or above and they hatch. So we usually start seeing them mid summer.

groovytee, if you found one, there's probably more. Just be careful when cleaning your garden this Spring. There great to have, just watch what you drinking.
groovytee
Washington, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 6, 2004
12:36 PM

Post #830492

Here was mine from last summer on the Marigolds...

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Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

April 6, 2004
1:56 PM

Post #830564

Thanks Cathy. They seem to possibly be my cure for the cucumber beetle. Can't hurt to try anyway.
scooterbug
Tellico Plains, TN
(Zone 7b)

April 6, 2004
4:43 PM

Post #830768

JMO...
...I think these are what my kids called mud wasps, never did know the correct name for them.
... We find them in the barns quite often of varied sizes. This one is huge!
scooterbug
Tellico Plains, TN
(Zone 7b)

April 6, 2004
4:47 PM

Post #830772

But I hardly think a mud nest would survive outdoors ... D U H !!!!
howardg
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 7, 2004
7:44 PM

Post #832152

Glad to see you enjoy your beer in a bottle.
bilyn
Danbury, NH
(Zone 5b)

April 7, 2004
11:21 PM

Post #832328

HELLO

LOL howardg...
great outlook...

bilyn
FROG0655
Palmetto, FL

August 5, 2007
9:25 PM

Post #3821490

An insect house ? These are hard, cone shaped, looks like sea shell material - found hanging in a pole barn on certain vines.

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twinkle556
Clairton, PA

November 2, 2008
1:48 PM

Post #5743149

We had lots of nests with tiny mantises walking around. I hope no birds got them. That bagworm nest would scare the daylights out of me. I would be tempted to buy a flamethrower! here is a picture of mama or papa mantis.

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Malus2006
Coon Rapids, MN
(Zone 4a)

November 2, 2008
2:49 PM

Post #5743370

You also have mistletoes or maybe witch's broom on your tree behind the bagworm.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 14, 2008
3:32 AM

Post #5788773

not mudwasps, paper wasps, looks like yellow jackets, but i think that one maybe the bagworm
creekwalker
Benton County, MO
(Zone 5a)

November 16, 2008
4:04 AM

Post #5796155

Definitely a bagworm. They need to be pulled off when you see them. :-)
Nature_Phtgrphr
Canton, OH

January 11, 2009
1:11 AM

Post #5990688

Whoa!!! That nest is SWEET!!! .Never saw anything like it.
scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

January 19, 2009
2:33 PM

Post #6023390

I had a stick bug fall on my chest last summer I thought the tree was loosing twigs till it started walking all over me I showed it to my two daughters that watch it for a few minutes and then I have him or her a hand to go back into the tree it fell out of hope to see some again this summer love interesting bugs

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Nature_Phtgrphr
Canton, OH

January 21, 2009
3:56 AM

Post #6030668

Hey,Cbrandonburg,I found a nest simlilar to that mantis egg sac u have a pic of..It was on the spoke of my boyfriend's old bike that had been sitting in the weeds for a while.Is this also a mantis egg sac??

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

January 21, 2009
12:18 PM

Post #6031188

that does look like it you have a good eye to see that there is about 400 eggs in there when they come out they kinda look like ants only a few will survive to be adults
LadyAshleyR
Oakland, MD

January 27, 2009
6:17 PM

Post #6058185

most definitely a bagworm!
kfury
Kennebunkport, ME

April 20, 2009
6:33 PM

Post #6437627

looks same as: http://www.ohiodnr.com/Portals/18/health/images/bagworm_juniperlg.jpg
scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

April 21, 2009
3:07 AM

Post #6440418

I burn worm bags I spray them with lighter fuel and set them ablaze lol I hate them they hatch and eat everything they can reach so early spring I walk around the property and everyone I find goes up in flames
doubled1963
Kaplan, LA

February 4, 2010
5:35 PM

Post #7529285

What kind of nest is this

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doubled1963
Kaplan, LA

February 4, 2010
5:36 PM

Post #7529289

A different view

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suunto
Sinks Grove, WV

February 4, 2010
5:56 PM

Post #7529344

Not a nest; it appears to be an empty cocoon of a moth in the family Saturniidae (giant silk moths), such as a polyphemus moth - see http://tinyurl.com/yjg7r2y for an example.
grubbworm
Santa Rosa, CA

July 13, 2011
5:32 PM

Post #8690837

found a mud/clay-like nest in the corner of wood outside my front door, hosed it down and a million baby spiders and their larger Mother, I suspect went splat on the ground - all dead. the mother was black, babies had black bodies and brown legs. the legs were relatively thick. never saw a nest of this making. very curious. any ideas?

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