Help identify a cocoon/chrysalis
I’m hoping it’s possible to identify chrysalis. I’ve searched high and low for a guide and can’t find one. I also searched your website for caterpillar’s and moths and found that you do identify some chrysalis in addition to the insects. But I didn’t find any that matched this form. Location: I came across this one in Surry County, North Carolina attached to a sycamore sapling in the floodplain of a creek. Surry County is in the northwest piedmont/foothills region on the border of Virginia.
This is a type of moth known as a Bagworm. We should probably include a link from our moth and caterpillar pages to our bagworm page.