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Hello, could you tell me what these bugs are? They are all over my garage and walls.

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Joe,

This is the larva of a moth called a "plaster bagworm" or "household casebearer". They are related to clothes moths (see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/clothes_moth.html for info about these moths) but prefer to feed on spider webs.

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Jack DeAngelis

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I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects such as aphids and spider mites, insects that bite and sting such as ticks and wasps, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.

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20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.

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Publications
see www.livingwithbugs.com/resume.html Fine Gardening magazine

Education/Credentials
Ph.D. in Entomology (the study of insects)

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