Case moths, bag moths or bagworms Fact Sheet Case moth. Image: qm, Jeff Wright Introduction



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Case moths, bag moths or bagworms
Fact Sheet
Case moth. Image QM, Jeff Wright
Introduction
Case moths, bag moths or bagworms are names given to a group of moths (Family Psychidae) whose caterpillars make portable homes from silk, usually attaching plant material, detritus or sand grains to the outside. Caterpillars of each species build quite distinctive cases, although there can be considerable variation within a single species, especially in those that feed on a wide variety of different plants.

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