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Subject: Strange bug – what is it?
Location: Setubal, Portugal
February 10, 2013 7:20 am
Dear WTB,
Would you tell me what this bug is? I found it while strolling in a local park. It was slowly dragging itself along the pavement. I tried poking it with a stick to see if it would come out of that ”shell”, but some kind of orange-ish blood poured out!
Signature: Luis M.


Dear Luis,
We believe this is a Bagworm, the caterpillar of a moth in the family Psychidae.  Bagworms construct mobile homes for themselves from the plant parts that they feed upon.

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