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Evergreen Bagworm - (Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis)

The clever case on the Evergreen Bagworm keeps it from drying out as well as out of sight.

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Adult Form: Evergreen Bagworm Moth
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Psychidae
Genus: Thyridopteryx
Species: ephemeraeformis
The Evergreen Bagworm becomes the Evergreen Bagworm Moth and its adult counterpart is also known by the name(s) of: Common Bagworm, Eastern Bagworm. The Evergreen Bagworm can be detailed through the following descriptors for identification:
moving needles; case; plant pieces; worm; tan; brown; multicolored head; brown head; mottled; speckled; hiding; cocoon.

This caterpillar has been found in the following North American states and territories:
Alabama; Arkansas; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Mexico.

Note that the states/territories listed are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Evergreen Bagworm as insects typically go where they please, driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.
Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)

The map below showcases (in blue) the states and territories of North America where the Evergreen Bagworm may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America

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