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Red-humped moth pupa

Schizura concinna


The pupa is reddish brown, a little more than 1/2 inch long, and enclosed in a silken cocoon in the soil & leaf litter; In autumn, caterpillars drop to the ground and spin silken cocoons. They remain inside the cocoons during winter and transform into pupae in spring.


urban school yard, dug up at the bottom of a Sweet Gum tree


Don't know for sure that this is a correct identification but a good guess because we have seen the caterpillar on the tree where we dug up the pupa

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1 Comment

maplemoth662 2 years ago

A beautiful moth pupa....

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Sep 28, 2015
Submitted on Oct 11, 2016

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