full size The Evergreen Bagworm is a moth (insect order Lepidoptera).

The larvae construct "bags" made of plant debris bound with silk.

In late summer the larvae pupate in the "bags".

When mature, the male emerges to seek females.

The female adult remains in her "bag"; she is a wingless, legless, eyeless, mouthless "bag", gravid with eggs.

The female dies after a few days; the eggs remain in the "bag" over the winter.