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Lichen Moth Cocoon

Cyana sp.

Description:

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.

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3 Comments

Machi
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 http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8841... http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/4989...

Machi
Machi 5 years ago

I think this is an Arctiid moth cocoon. http://sinobug.tumblr.com/post/602580968...

Fabiola.Natasha
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Fabiola.Natasha

Kediri, Jawa Timur, Indonesia

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

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