Subject: Cocoon ID please
Location: Mill Bay BC
March 14, 2015 7:13 pm
HI There,
Please help me identify robust looking cocoon ( index finger for scale) that I found under one of my gardening trays . Mid March , location Vancouver Island off the west coast of British Columbia , Canada . I enjoy this page very much and am hosting several mason bees condominiums on our property , no bees= no food. Thanks in advance…
Signature: Mhairi

Cocoon of a Tiger Moth

Cocoon of a Tiger Moth

Dear Mhairi,
This is the cocoon of a Tiger Moth in the subfamily Arctiinae, but we cannot provide you with an actual species.  Caterpillars of Tiger Moths, commonly called Woolly Bears, incorporate shed hairs with silk when constructing cocoons.

Location: Mill Bay, Brithish Columbia, Canada

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