Bagworms in Katy, Texas

Evergreen plants and trees have been attacked by bagworms in large numbers in the Katy area. This image shows the insect’s bag, made up of chewed leaves, hanging on a Red Oak leaf. They attack any plant. If you have any cherished evergreen ornamental treat immediately. I have a customer, that within 4 days of noticing the insect bags hanging from her 4 X 14 foot Italian Cypress, had to bring down all 4 because of the damage done. Then she looked at her Indian Hawthornes and found the larvae had consumed all the leaves.
After the insect is dead I recommend harvesting the bags because you could have bagworm eggs in the pouch that will fall to the ground and reestablish their presence.

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