Geographic location of the bug: Inside a shed hanging from ceiling
Time: 02:42 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi. Just wondering what insect(?) Emerged from this?
How you want your letter signed: Yvonne
We can’t help but to wonder if your ceiling is in Sydney, Australia or Schenectady, New York, or perhaps some other place on the planet. This appears to be the early stages of a Bald Faced Hornet nest, so depending upon your location, this might be the nest of a related species If summer just began in the Southern Hemisphere for you, this nest is probably being constructed. If you are in the grips of a northeastern North American winter, this nest was probably long abandoned.
I live in Tasmania, Australia. It is the size of a tennis ball. I havent touched it to determine if its occupied. Its in a barren shed used as a change room at a local country pool. (So only used in summer). It is suspended from a ceiling joist. There was no activity for the 10 minutes we were in the shed. This was in the daytime
Another suggestion was a polyphamus moth??
Just cant find an exact replica on google images.
Thanks for the clarification Yvonne. This is not a moth cocoon.
Thanks Daniel. Will keep an eye on it. See what develops. Yvonne