Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12


Previous events


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#177228
Insect case/cocoon - Apterona helicoidella

Insect case/cocoon - Apterona helicoidella
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
April 10, 2008
Size: approx 7-8mm diameter
Dozens of these found on the south and west side of a building in a natural area of primarily sandy soils and cottonwood and birch trees.

now Apterona helicoidella
Now treated as Apterona helicoidella.(1)(2) See "Remarks" on Info page here.

Snailcase bagworm.
Nice shot of a snailcase bagworm, Apterona helix, family Psychidae. There is a caterpillar in there:-) For more information, please see online "fact sheets" at .edu websites that discuss this insect.

 
Thanks!
My first thought was moth but I couldn't turn up anything when I searched. I appreciate your help!

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.