What type of Butterfly or moth is this ?
Location:  Pacific NW
August 23, 2010 6:24 pm
My son found a caterpillar in our back yard, we let him put it in a jar with lots of leaves and the next day it was in a I guess cocoon. I remember it had a few furry spots on the back, I think it was orange & black and it had two horns.
If you have any idea please let me know.
Thanks, Corissa

Tiger Moth Cocoon

Hi Corissa,
This is definitely a moth cocoon.  WE believe this is a Tiger Moth Cocoon.  The construction incorporating the hairs of the Wooley Bear Caterpillars is consistent with the cocoon of a Tiger Moth.

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