Scientific NameTineoidea Psychidae
AppearancesAnimal Crossing
Animal Crossing: City Folk
LocationHiding atop/hanging from trees.
Date AvailabilityOctober - February
Time Availability5pm - 8am
Sales Price300 Bells
Real LifeBagworm RL.jpg

The Bagworm is one of the most dormant bugs featured in the Animal Crossing series and has appeared in the original Animal Crossing and Animal Crossing: City Folk, yet was absent from Animal Crossing: Wild World.


[edit] How to Catch

Like the Pill Bug, capturing the Bagworm is an easy feat(to say the least)and requires absolutely no pursuit whatsoever. They can be found hanging from random trees situated throughout your Town after you've shaken them out. From there you should take out your Net quickly, because this bug will flee back into the tree a short amount of time after it has been exposed.

[edit] Player

This is what your player says when you catch a Bagworm:

[edit] Animal Crossing

"I caught a bagworm! Ew... This kind of worm's not my bag, baby! (Sorry!)"

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

"I caught a bagworm! In the bag, baby!"

[edit] Menu

When looking at the Bagworm in the bug menu it will say this:

[edit] Animal Crossing


[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk


[edit] Museum

If you donate this bug to the Museum, Blathers will say this:

[edit] Animal Crossing

"The bagworm is not a worm per se, but rather any moth of the family Psychidae while in its caterpillar phase. Bagworms construct their cocoons by cutting leaves or branches to the length of their own bodies. Next, they hang these leaves or branches on shrubs or trees and spin their cocoons around them. Fascinating! Interestingly enough, only males of the species become moths. Females spend the rest of their lives in the cocoons. The black, furry males fly from cocoon to cocoon, leaving the females to lay 500 or so eggs, then die. Just imagine it! 500 or more eggs! And then they die! That's not very sporting, if you ask me. Not at all! I can't see any female owls standing for that nonsense. My dear old mum would have given my da an earful, wot! In any case, where was I? Ah, yes. Bagworms, bagworms. Quite the pests, they are... Voracious in the extreme! An infestation of bagworms can defoliate entire trees in surprisingly rapid fashion. Gluttonous monsters! This is particularly harmful, sometimes fatally so, in evergreens, whose needles are never replaced. Hundreds and hundreds of bagworms...eating and eating...stuffing their bug-gullets... Bleech! Wretched villains!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

"In time, a bagworm transforms into a bagworm moth, eh wot? The bagworm's casing is really rather unfashionable, bordering on hideous. Ah, but by sticking wool threads into the bagworm's casing, you can make a little 100%-wool coat for it! Of course, that would be mad. And inside that wool coat would be a big moth, which no one needs..."

[edit] Real Life

There are over 600 species of Bagworm known throughout the world and they are the larva of various species of moth. They commonly build their protective, cocoon-like shells out of silk and it closely resembles tree bark, which serves as an effective camoflauge against predators.

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