Evergreen Bagworm - (Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis)
The clever case on the Evergreen Bagworm keeps it from drying out as well as out of sight.
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.