Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1240999

Evergreen Bagworm Moth
Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis

Observation date: January 06, 2020
Submitted by: tirvine2020
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This caterpillar seems to be overwintering in this spot, however I've only just noticed it for the first time and I walk by the wall I found it on every day after school. The top was fastened to the wall with a pad of silk. The "bag" was made of twigs that seem to be from a conifer in the genus Thujopsis, however there weren't any trees nearby, just a few "Thuja" shrubs which are routinely trimmed.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: January 07, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.