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Species Oiketicus abbotii - Abbot's Bagworm Moth - Hodges#0454

Mating - Oiketicus abbotii - male - female Inside of bag with egg filled effluvium - Oiketicus abbotii Wrapped in sticks - Oiketicus abbotii What is this thing? - Oiketicus abbotii What cocoon is this? - Oiketicus abbotii caterpillar climbing palm while dragging its cocoon(?) 3-inches in lenglth - Oiketicus abbotii Abbot's bagworm (Oiketicus abbotii) - Oiketicus abbotii Oiketicus abbotii
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tineoidea (Tubeworm, Bagworm, and Clothes Moths)
Family Psychidae (Bagworm Moths)
Subfamily Oiketicinae
Genus Oiketicus
Species abbotii (Abbot's Bagworm Moth - Hodges#0454)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Oiketicus abbotii Grote, 1880; North American Entomologist 1 (7): 52
Phylogenetic sequence #013600.
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of John Abbot (1751-1840), American entomologist and ornithologist.
wingspan about 33 mm.
Adults - females are wingless.
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Numerous hosts from many families. See HOSTS database.
Life Cycle
See Hubbard, 1885.
Print References
Hubbard, H. G. 1885. Insects Affecting the Orange. USDA Division of Entomology: 144, pl.12, f.1 a-g
Internet References
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - collection map and photos of pinned adults.