Strange bug on house, identified as Bagworm Moth

Coming in from outside a few nights ago I noticed a strange bug on the wall. There were actually two of them, but this video turned out the best. I didn’t even know where to begin searching for this, so I posted it trying to figure out what it was. As it turns out, it is a Bagworm Moth Caterpillar, perhaps this one:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/104072/bgpage

They apparently spin mobile cases out of silk and any surrounding materials. There is some more interesting information about Bagworm Moths here:

http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/bagworm

It seems that the females never leave their case, and males only leave to fly to females and mate.

I will be getting a larger post up soon of a day trip to Red Wing, Minnesota, but wanted to put this short one up in the mean time. Thanks!

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  1. That’s a strange looking bug indeed, good luck on your trip to Red Wing.

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