The caterpillars of this moth live in silk bags that hang from trees and shrubs that they eat. They disguise the bags bug attaching pieces of twig and foliage.
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The common name of this insect refers to the strong silk bag made as a refuge by the caterpillar. The bag is brown to greyish, often covered with fragments of vegetation, and so tough it cannot be torn open easily.
The female bagworm moth is a striking iridescent blue with orange wing tips.
Did You Know
- The common bag moth is Liothula omnivora