Meaning of bagworm in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbaɡwəːm/


  • A drab moth, the caterpillar and flightless female of which live in a portable protective case constructed out of plant debris.

    Family Psychidae: many genera

    ‘We are all guilty of spraying an entire juniper hedge for bagworms when only three or four bags were seen which could have been easily picked off and crushed.’
    • ‘I'm like a bagworm that's lost its bag, a snail without its shell.’
    • ‘The cheapest method of controlling bagworms on small trees and ornamentals is to hand-pick the bags.’
    • ‘The heat from that burning will do more permanent damage to the tree than the bagworms ever will.’
    • ‘This is the time when bagworm eggs have hatched but have not yet formed their protective covering.’
    • ‘Large populations of bagworms can strip plants of their foliage and eventually cause them to die.’
    • ‘It works well only on young bagworms and must be applied between June 15th and July 15th to be effective.’
    • ‘So, we typically recommend Kansans spray for bagworms in June, to give all the year's eggs time to hatch.’
    • ‘Inside every case once inhabited by a female bagworm are up to 1,000 eggs, which hatch in June.’
    • ‘The bag is firmly attached by a sturdy silk band which the bagworms usually wrap around a twig.’
    • ‘When many small bagworms are infesting evergreens, an insecticide may be needed to prevent serious damage.’
    • ‘The bagworm occurs in the eastern United States from New England to Nebraska and south through Texas.’
    • ‘The bagworm is native to the U.S. and occurs throughout much of the area east of the Rocky Mountains.’
    • ‘These problems include bagworms, pine wilt disease, Sphaeropsis Tip Blight of pine, along with others.’
    • ‘Dispersal of bagworms depends on the hatchlings getting out on a twig and letting out a long strand of silk.’
    • ‘When fully grown, the bagworms are a dull, dirty, gray with darker markings toward the head.’
    • ‘Some of the bagworms can be identified by the shape of their cases or by the material used to construct them.’
    • ‘When the commercial product is applied while the bagworm is still a larva, the bacterium can be very effective.’
    • ‘Since deciduous plants regrow new leaves each year, the defoliation caused by bagworm feeding is usually not serious.’
    • ‘When fully grown, the bagworm fastens its covering to a twig and pupates within it.’