0454 – Oiketicus abbotii, Abbot's Bagworm Moth

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Oiketicus abbotii, Abbot's Bagworm Moth
Oiketicus abbotii, Abbot's Bagworm Moth

General Species Information

Host Plant: The Bugguide site lists this species as polyphagus, hosts from many families of plants

Historical Range: SE USA

Our Experience with this Species: This species can be common in Key Largo and on Big Pine Key. 

Notes: Larvae make a mobile housing out of silk, sticks and twigs and create a 'bag' and live inside of it only exposing their head while they eat. 

Distribution Chart

K. Largo   Marath. Ba. Hond     B.P.K.   No Name  Sck. Isd.    K. West
Colored box indicates adult of this species has been confirmed on that island

Adult Flight Chart

  Jan.       Feb.     Mar.     Apr.    May     Jun.      Jul.       Aug.     Sep.     Oct.     Nov.     Dec.
Colored box indicates adult of this species has been confirmed in that month

References

Oiketicus abbotii, Abbot's Bagworm Moth