0457 – Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis,
Evergreen Bagworm Moth
General Species Information
Host Plant: The Bugguide site lists this species as polyphagus, hosts from many families of plants
Historical Range: Eastern 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. Females don't fly.
K. Largo Marath. Ba. Hond B.P.K. No Name Sck. Isd. K. West
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Adult Flight Chart
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