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These Gross Insects Look Like Pinecones (5 pics)

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  • 17 Sep, 2015  |
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The Evergreen Bagworm is one of the worst pests in North America. They can be hard to spot when they infiltrate your landscape as they look very similar to pinecones.

These gross little worms aren't actually worms, they're moth larvae. Still, that doesn't stop them from chowing down on unsuspecting trees.

1 These Gross Insects Look Like Pinecones (5 pics)

Before they undergo metamorphosis, bagworms attach themselves to trees and feed on their leaves. They look an awful lot like a pinecone.


2 These Gross Insects Look Like Pinecones (5 pics)

While the resulting bagworm moth looks beautiful, its life cycle can cause irreparable damage to trees.


3 These Gross Insects Look Like Pinecones (5 pics)

Once the bagworms are sealed in their cocoons, they're easy to dispose of.


4 These Gross Insects Look Like Pinecones (5 pics)

While throwing the cocoons out is effective, some people (like the photographer below) take special pleasure in more elaborate forms of bagworm destruction.


5 These Gross Insects Look Like Pinecones (5 pics)

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№1 Author: kryptor (17 Sep 2015 06:58) Total user comments: 4840


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when I saw the little 'pinecones' in the bag, I thought this might be a joke ... "Bagworms"

but a quick search later and, yes, these are real ... Acidcow .. the trust is gone
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№2 Author: Tomaz86 (17 Sep 2015 15:57) Total user comments: 10836


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Interesting.
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№3 Author: Lu (17 Sep 2015 22:27) Total user comments: 15119


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Gotta have a home . . . gotta have a home . . .
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