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Any of several moths of the family Psychidae, the larvae and females of which inhabit fibrous cases constructed of silk with bits of leaves and other debris, especially Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis, a pest of deciduous and evergreen trees.
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1. (Animals) the larva of moths of the family Psychidae, which forms a protective case of silk covered with grass, leaves, etc
2. (Animals) bagworm moth any moth of the family Psychidae
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any moth of the family Psychidae in its caterpillar phase, in which it wraps itself in a bag of silk, leaves, etc.
[1860–65, Amer.]
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What sort of creature is a bagworm? A A catterpillar B Amoth C A mollusc D Anant 8.
What sort of creature is a bagworm? A A caterpillar B Amoth C A mollusc D Anant 8.
Birds and wasps are two natural enemies of the bagworm. To protect themselves, bagworms build a house around themselves.
Since the bagworm infestation was not uniformly, the field was divided into 4 blocks based on the severity of attack.
Paulownia bagworm (Clania variegata Snell) is an economically important forest defoliator in China.
cocoon a bagworm leaves on the stricken juniper tight woven so beautiful
Ng, 1969) as well as in oil palm plantations for the control of the rhinoceros beetle, bagworm, termites, nettle caterpillar and bunch moth (Mohd.
The unusual life history of the bagworm Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis has been described in varying detail by numerous workers (e.g., Kulman, 1965; Kaufmann, 1968; Morden and Waldbauer, 1971; Sheppard and Stairs, 1976; Furniss and Carolin, 1977; Lance and Barbosa, 1979).
Biology, infestation characteristics and impact of the bagworm, Pteroma plagiophleps Hamps in forest plantations of Paraserianthes falcataria.
C., USA (Bagworm) [CC BY 2.0] 18; by Leonard Grant Williams (Own work) [CC BY 4.0] 19 (left); by jeffreyw [CC BY 2.0] 19 (right); by Pavel Kirillov [CC BY-SA 2.0] 21 (bottom); by Judy Gallagher [CC BY 2.0] 25 (left), 26; by Greg Hume (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0] 24 (top-left).
Effects of honey and sucrose on longevity and fecundity of Apanteles metesae (Nixon), a major parasitoid of the oil palm bagworm, Metisaplana (Walker).