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Cocoon in Maryland
Please see attached photos! I would like to find out what’s inside the cocoon.
Thanks,
Jeff

Hi Jeff,
We believe this is a Luna Moth Cocoon, but it might be a Polyphemus Moth Cocoon. Both are Giant Silk Moths and form cocoon around leaves that dry and drop to the ground where they remain in the leaf litter until they hatch.

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