Bagworm Moth | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)

Lepidoptera psychidae
• Small, mostly stout-bodied moth
• Wingless female
• Black male with almost clear wings
• Larva feeds on cedars
• Cocoon is used for protection
• Male leaves cocoon, leaving behind old pupal case
• Female remains inside of the cocoon
• Constructs portable bags or cases made from leaves and twigs
• Pupates in bag
• Feeds on tree leaves

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