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Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis - male adult, bag and pupal case (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Gerald J. Lenhard, Louisiana State University
Source: Wikimedia Commons
Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Sackträger
• English: bagworms
bag worms
• Español: orugas de saquito
• Français: psychés

Psychidae - (bagworms, bag worms)

The bagworms are are small to medium size moths. The larvae live in cases, constructed out of fragments of leaves and other objects. They carry their cases along with them as they move along their food plants. Several species are important agricultural pests like Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis which infests coniferous trees in North America.

The females are flightless with wings, antennae, mouthparts and legs often completely missing. They remain in the larval bags into which they deposit their eggs. The males are winged and able to fly.

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.

The following genera and individual species are currently entered in the system: