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Virginian Tiger Moth Caterpillar - Spilosoma virginica

Virginian Tiger Moth Caterpillar - Spilosoma virginica
Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
August 22, 2004

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cocoon stage
Hi!
My caterpillar has gone into the cocoon state. We live in VA and it's late July. He is in a cocoon which is on a leaf lying on the ground of our terrarium. The leaf has rolled and he/she is in the leaf. Should I let it be? Hang the leaf? Put dirt over the leaf? Not too sure what to do but clearly wants it to make it to the moth stage. Thanks so much!!!!!

 
Let it be
That's what I do, and it usually works. Good luck!

Great shot
I am enjoying all your images Lynette.

 
Great
and thanks!

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