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Abbot's bagworm moth (Oiketicus abbotii)  Abbot's Bagworm Moth,Abbot's bagworm moth,Animal,Arthropod,Bagworm moth,Florida,Geotagged,Insect,Lepidoptera,Moth,Nature,Oiketicus,Oiketicus abbotii,Orlando,Psychidae,Tibet-Butler Nature Preserve,United States,United States of America Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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  1. Awesome find, Joe, this nest construction is so unique. Posted 3 years ago
    1. I can't take credit for noticing it. A woman and her two kids saw it after I had already walked right past, and they were very confused as to if it was alive or not. Thankfully, I overheard them and doubled back to take a look myself.

      I then saw a second one (below) a little farther along the boardwalk a few minutes later.
      Abbot's bagworm moth (Oiketicus abbotii)  Abbot's Bagworm Moth,Animal,Arthropod,Bagworm moth,Florida,Geotagged,Insect,Lepidoptera,Moth,Nature,Oiketicus,Oiketicus abbotii,Orlando,Psychidae,Summer,Tibet-Butler Nature Preserve,United States,United States of America
      Posted 3 years ago
      1. A second one? Thought it was another angle but now that I look closer, that does not add up :) Posted 3 years ago
  2. After seeing one in moth form in the same area, I'm now convinced my original identification of Evergreen Bagworm was wrong, and that this guy was instead an Abbot's Bagworm Moth.

    It's possible both the Evergreen and the Abbot's are active in the same area though, and I never saw enough of this specific one out of it's case, so I could be wrong... but since the other one I saw the same day looks more like an Abbot's upon closer inspection, and since I saw an Abbot's moth (that didn't survive in moth form very long) on the same walkway, I thnk chances are this one is also an Abbot's.

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    Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago

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Abbot's Bagworm Moth is a moth of the Psychidae family. It is found in south-eastern North-America, including Florida and Louisiana.

There is strong sexual dimorphism in the adults. Females are wingless.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Joe Spandrusyszyn
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By Joe Spandrusyszyn

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Uploaded Aug 18, 2016. Captured in Fallen Log Crossing, Windermere, FL 34786, USA.
  • ILCE-6300
  • f/6.3
  • 1/800s
  • ISO1000
  • 0.00735294mm