Mini Bagworm - (Astala confederata)
The small moving cases surrounding the Mini Bagworm are made from whatever dead plant material is on hand.
The Mini Bagworm becomes the and its adult counterpart is also known by the name(s) of: Confederate Microbagworm.
The Mini Bagworm can be detailed through the following descriptors for identification:
dried needles; evergreen needles; sticks; dead leaves; lichens; case; cave; protection; capsule; worm; moving plant debris; crawling plant; small; tiny; multicolored head; brown; black; brown and black striped head.
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; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Mexico.
Note that the states/territories listed are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Mini Bagworm as insects typically go where they please, driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.