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Wingless moth - Orgyia leucostigma - female

Wingless moth - Orgyia leucostigma - Female
Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
October 21, 2014
The whole structure she was sitting on. I was assuming this to be a cocoon, but am realizing it could be something else.

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Wingless moth - Orgyia leucostigma - female Wingless moth - Orgyia leucostigma - female Wingless moth - Orgyia leucostigma - female Wingless moth - Orgyia leucostigma - female

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yes thats the coccon ..
but she laid eggs on it which she then covered with scales from her body to camo them..shes one of the tussocks and that's about as far as I can get it, not seeing the caterpillar.

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