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Bug of the Week: Cecropia Moth Cocoon

Sacs like this appear in autumn. We found this one on a piece of firewood.

What is it?

It's a cocoon. The opening you see at one end reveals the cocoon is empty.

 

Public domain image from Wikimedia.

If we had been there at the right time, we might have seen one of these beautiful cecropia moths emerge. Wow!

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