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Sphinx Moth Cocoon



My son and I found this yesterday in dirt and dried leaves while cleaning the yard. We gently moved it into a plant so it blends in...

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LifeAppreciated. 7 years ago

Thanks Kristen! I'll update the spotting.

KristenGilpin 7 years ago

It is a sphinx moth (family Sphingidae) cocoon. They bury themselves down in leaf litter for the winter and emerge in the spring. Not sure of the species. Good find!

Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida, USA

Lat: 28.70, Long: -81.78

Spotted on Dec 3, 2011
Submitted on Dec 4, 2011


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