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I found this cocoon attached to a wall. It seemed very fresh, and was made with what looked like silk lines. It was translucent, and it was possible to see a green larva or caterpillar inside it. Interlaced with the silk lines there was what looked like black spines. My guess is that, when building this cocoon, a caterpillar added its urticating hairs to it, for giving it some protection. But of course, I am open to suggestions...

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Tussock moth cocoon
Lophocampa sp. Flickr

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Saturniidae27 5 months ago

Most probably Lophocampa annulosa, due to how common it is in Brazil.

Ornithoptera80 5 months ago

Nice find, Looks very similar to this one but I could be wrong, It is definitely in the family (erebidae).

Sergio Monteiro
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Sergio Monteiro

Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Spotted on Dec 6, 2012
Submitted on Dec 7, 2012

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