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Cocoon

Description:

I found these empty cocoons out of my kitchen under a ledge. Are about 4 cm long. Pupal shells of butterfly or moth.

1 Species ID Suggestions

empty pupal shells of ???
Nymphalidae


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5 Comments

margaretwmerritt
margaretwmerritt 9 years ago

Looks like their hatching.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Very nice!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

yes, empty pupal shells of butterfly or moth.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Not shure they are empty. But looking at the pictures it seems they are a bit open. I´ll keep watching them to see any change.Thanks Cehorzg.

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

Wow! Are you sure they're empty? Usually crysaliid cases become pretty dull or transparent after the butterfly has emerged.

LuisStevens
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LuisStevens

San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on Feb 7, 2012
Submitted on Feb 7, 2012

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