Subject: Apple tree egg sack
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
April 10, 2015 6:42 am
Can you please help us to identify this egg sack looking thing we found on the apple tree? Thank you
Signature: Kyla

Cecropia Moth Cocoon

Cecropia Moth Cocoon

Dear Kyla,
This appears to be the Cocoon of a Cecropia Moth, one of the Giant Silk Moths found in North America.
  According to BugGuide:  “Larvae feed on leaves of various trees and shrubs including alder, apple, ash, beech, birch, box-elder, cherry, dogwood, elm, gooseberry, maple, plum, poplar, white oak, willow.  may also feed on lilac and tamarack.”  The adult Cecropia Moth is a beautiful creature.  Cecropia Moths overwinter as cocoons and the adult should emerge very soon.

Cecropia Moth Cocoon

Cecropia Moth Cocoon

Thank you very much! It’s beautiful!
Much appreciated
Kyla

Location: Pennsylvania

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