Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Lichen Moth Cocoon

Cyana sp.


When pupating, the caterpillars of many moths make cocoons or shelters using silk and other materials. This lichen moth makes an elaborate open mesh cocoon using the shed hairs from the hairy caterpillar which are held together with silk. The pupa is suspended in the middle.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Machi 5 years ago

I'm not really an expert on moths, but maybe if you add this to these missions you can get better help

Machi 5 years ago

I think this is an Arctiid moth cocoon.

Spotted by

Kediri, Jawa Timur, Indonesia

Spotted on Jun 2, 2015
Submitted on Aug 10, 2015


Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team