Subject: Apple tree egg sack
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
April 10, 2015 6:42 am
Can you please help us to identify this egg sack looking thing we found on the apple tree? Thank you
This appears to be the Cocoon of a Cecropia Moth, one of the Giant Silk Moths found in North America. According to BugGuide: “Larvae feed on leaves of various trees and shrubs including alder, apple, ash, beech, birch, box-elder, cherry, dogwood, elm, gooseberry, maple, plum, poplar, white oak, willow. may also feed on lilac and tamarack.” The adult Cecropia Moth is a beautiful creature. Cecropia Moths overwinter as cocoons and the adult should emerge very soon.
Thank you very much! It’s beautiful!