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Strange looking creature at Gradyville, KY is bad: A bagworm

Tim Duncan writes:
That is what we call a bagworm around here. This is the larvae stage of a Bagmoth. They build the bag from materials in their enviroment which provides them with a natural camoflaged. Some species of these can be very destructive to plants and trees, especially to certain types of evergreen shrubs.- Tim Duncan
Comments re photo 41262 Whitehurst Diaries Stumped by strange looking insect

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Whitehurst Diaries: Stumped by strange looking insect

2011-07-29 - Old Gradyville RD, Columbia, KY - Photo by Sharon Whitehurst.
"Daughter Gina and her husband Matt corralled this strange creature on their porch and gave it a ride up Old Gradyville Road to live in my herb garden. It retreats into the twig-looking tube when poked, then emerges and moves slowly - as Gina says, "trailing its bedraggled ballgown of leaves." We are hoping those who are "from here" can identify. -Sharon Whitehurst

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