Subject: Large Cocoon
Location: Delaware Ontario Canada
October 16, 2015 5:29 am
We found this large cocoon attached to our wood fence on Oct. 15th 2015. It appeared almost overnight. We are thinking it is some kind of moth, but would like to know more. We did have a hummingbird hawk moth in the garden this summer (picture 2) Any idea what this cocoon might be?
Signature: Lori L.

Cecropia Moth Cocoon

Cecropia Moth Cocoon

Dear Lori,
Hawkmoths do not spin a cocoon and they pupate underground.  This is the cocoon of a Cecropia Moth, and if you are lucky, you will see the emergence of the adult Cecropia Moth next spring.

Location: Delaware, Ontario, Canada

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