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It is found in South America, including Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina.I found this specimen in a region of transition between the Cerrado and Atlantic Forest.
This is a Cocoon of "Moth Eye-of-Ox" ("Automeris illustris"). Look a Saturniid Caterpillar of same specie: [ http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/239... ] And a Adult MOth: [ http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/414... ]
Spotted on Apr 8, 2013
Submitted on Apr 8, 2013