Bagworm

Just a quick note on a new find.

bagworm

In the periphery of my attention, they looked like dead blossoms.  But, wait…that makes no sense. Big dead blossoms on my gooseberries? On my fruit trees? On my witch hazel? Only recently, did I investigate what appeared to be a cocoon of some kind. Sure enough it is the, nicely camouflaged, home of Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis, the bagworm. Here is a brief but very informative page about the insect from Penn State Extension.  I removed the, very firmly attached, bagworm cases as the insect can be destructive to the plant.

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  1. Junevy

    Hi Michaelann, thanks for this info on Bagworms, I have seen them on evergreens, but not in this garden. I will, however, inspect my shrubs and check this out. A most interesting article, and how they reproduce. Did not know they could thrive on your fruit bushes and trees, never heard of that. So I will check my 2 apple trees. See you soon, should be warmer next week, spring is nearly here, and the very cold weather should be gone. Hope you re all well and happy with this less cold, easier to work outside. Be well and happy, June

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