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Suspended from a stalk.
This interesting item might be a Wasp cocoon from an Ichneumon Wasp. http://bugguide.net/node/view/303585Icneumon wasps are parasitic to other arthropods (caterpillars, mostly). I see there is remnants of a caterpillar just above this cocoon (you can see the head and front legs). That was probably the host caterpillar for the wasp larva. The wasp larva emerged from the caterpillar and then built it's cocoon.
That's very interesting looking! Would love to know what it from!
Lat: 38.58, Long: -77.01
Spotted on Apr 17, 2012 Submitted on Apr 17, 2012