November 13, 2014
Dear Mr. Marlos:
I found the attached, tiny cocoon-like item in my sink (of all places) the other day. When i pressed on it, out came the pictured worm. I don’t know whether to be sorry that I interrupted its chrysalis sleep or not. I suppose it depends on whether it was destined to be a beautiful butterfly or a garden pest. Can you help me to (hopefully) alleviate my guilt?
Dear Mr. Kulkis,
How nice to hear from you. This is a Case Bearing Moth Larva and it is a common household intruder. We have one amazing image in our archives of a pack of Case Bearing Moth Larvae eating a dog biscuit.