Bag worm removed from tree, about 2 inches in length
Removed from my Bald Cypress
Found on Cassia Alata
bagworm on Japanese Maple
This worm is actively feeding: Its head can be seen protruding from the bag.
Here I have completely removed it from the bag for illustration.
A close view of a Bagworm (Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis) which provides a look at its head at the top of the "bag".
Bagworms are considered pests due to the damage done to a host plant.
Bagworm Moth (Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis) Pupal Case
I found this climbing the walls of my house, it's about 4" long and looks like mulch
The bag worm (Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis) travels by crawling along pulling its bag. It also travels very fast by exuding a strong silk "line".it attaches to an object. It keeps producing the line and drops until it finds an object to "land" on.
I quit watching this bag worm (Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis), bagged it in a ziplock bag and disposed of it so couldn't damage my vine.
This may be the remains of a pupal skin forming a crisp shell of a male bag worm (Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis) that hanging out the bottom of the bag. Note the other pupal skin in the background.
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Bag worm on my apple tree. Removed and burned the pests.