FAMILY   Psychidae
SUBFAMILY   Oiketicinae
COMMON NAME   Evergreen Bagworm
NAME   Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis
HODGES   457
DISPLAY #   53
DESCRIPTION   The 2005 images were taken August 17th. The cocoon is .75" wide x 2.00' long. The bagworm can extend out of either end to feed and move around on its food plant which encompasses Spruce, Aborivitae and Cedars. In this image the larva are eating Aborivitae bark and needles. Since then I have switched them over to Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana). The bagworm also secretes a spider like sticky substance that it uses to build its cocoon when first hatched. Specimen was provided by Aric Line. e r