This Caterpillar Collects And Saws Little Sticks To Construct Elaborate Spiral Log Cabins To Live In

September 12, 2016

This is a bagworm moth.

bagworm moth
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As soon as they hatch, they begin to construct these elaborate "log cabins" for protection.

bagworm moth
Credit: Scott Frazier

The homes are built out of silk and environmental materials such as sand, soil, and plant materials.

bagworm moth
Credit: Scott Frazier

If you look very closely, you can see the strands it used to tie it all together.

bagworm moth
Credit: Nicky Bay

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