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"I caught a bagworm! Ew... This kind of worm's not my bag, baby! (Sorry!)" —Animal Crossing (GCN)
"I caught a bagworm! In the bag, baby!" —City Folk
"I caught a bagworm! Ain't no one baggin' on me now!" —New Leaf
Japanese Quotes

「みのむしを 捕まえた! その服、あったかそー!」 —Animal Forest e+
「ミノムシを 捕まえた! その服、あったかそー!」 —City Folk
「ミノムシを つかまえた! その服、あったかそー!」 —New Leaf

"I caught a bagworm! Those clothes look so warm—!" (translation) (all versions)
Bagworm
Bagworm Picture
Icon rainIcon insidetree
Scientific Name
Eumeta japonica
Family
Psychidae- Bagworm moths
Time of Year
October to March (Animal Crossing)
October to February (City Folk)
Time of Day
All Day (Animal Crossing, City Folk- Nov-Feb)
5pm to 8am (City Folk- Oct)
Location
In trees
Size
50 mm
Catch Size (NL)
N/A
Rarity
Rare
Selling Price
250 Bells (Animal Crossing)
300 Bells (City Folk, New Leaf)
Regional Names
Japan Minomushi (ミノムシ?)
Species #
Animal Forest Not Present
Animal Crossing Bug #40
Dōbutsu no Mori e+ Bug #37
Animal Crossing: Wild World Not Present
Animal Crossing: City Folk Bug #37
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Bug #41


The Bagworm is an uncommon bug that first appeared in Animal Crossing, was absent from Animal Crossing: Wild World and then appeared later in Animal Crossing: City Folk. It appears throughout autumn and winter, and can be shaken out of trees. Upon shaking the tree it resides inside it dangles out of the tree for several seconds before disappearing back into the tree. In Animal Crossing: City Folk, the tree can be shaken repeatedly if the bagworm is not immediately caught. In Animal Crossing, Bagworms do not crawl back into the tree after being shaken, unless the player leaves the acre. It is the winter equivalent of the Spider.

When a bagworm is not hanging out of a tree, Villagers will look up at the tree if they happen to pass by, thus giving away the location of the bagworm.

Bagworms do not appear in fruit trees in any game except for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, but can sometimes be found in trees that contain items (e.g., 100 Bells) when shaken again.

If a bagworm is released, the casing bounces to the ground and disappears. In Animal Crossing it slides along the floor like the spider.


Upon Donation to the Museum

In Animal Crossing

Blathers will make this rather lengthy quote when it is presented to him:

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!

When donated it can be found in the bottom left hanging from the left side of the tree in the grasshopper exhibit.

In City Folk

Blathers will say this after taking the bagworm from the player:

"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..."

Once donated, bagworms can be found in the upper left corner of the bug room in the museum, hanging from a tree.

New Leaf

After donating, the museum sign will read: "Bagworms are certain moths in caterpillar phase. They stay in cases or cocoons for warmth in winter. They construct their cases by sticking silk threads together between leaves or branches. Females don't have wings, and some simply wait inside their cocoons for males to come by to mate."

Encyclopedia Information

Animal Crossing

Bagworm (Animal Crossing) Bagworm (Animal Crossing icon) Bagworm


City Folk

Bagworm (City Folk) ''This larva makes its casing from silk and other environmental materials."

Icon calendar Season: Fall-Winter
Icon clock Time: All Day
Icon butterfly Size: About 50mm


New Leaf

Bagwormencyclo

Gallery

Further Information

Bagworm Case
A real-world bagworm case.
DabtownerAdded by Dabtowner

Bagworms are the larvae of various species of moth that all build cocoons from environmental elements such as lichen, plant material, and sometimes silk. They measure from one to fifteen centimeters.

Bagworms can be found around the world—there are around 600 known species. The casing of the bagworm serves to protect and camouflage the larvae until it emerges as a moth.

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