milkweed tussock moth cocoon and butterfly
Location: south western ontario
August 4, 2010 12:30 pm
neighbour found caterpiller meeting milkweed tussock description. by the time it was brought to me allready made very cool fiberous cocoon. emerged after 4 months.
Hi bug-eyed canadian,
Your cocoon and adult moth are actually a different Tussock Moth. Rather than the Milkweed Tussock Moth, this is the Spotted Tussock Moth, Lophocampa maculata, based on images posted to BugGuide. We are thrilled to be able to add your photos of the Cocoon and Imago to the existing images of the Caterpillars of the Spotted Tussock Moth already posted to our site.