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Jumping Bean Bug?

Jumping Bean Bug?
Pittsboro, North Carolina, USA
September 13, 2008
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I found this in my backyard, It was jumping like those Mexican Jumping Beans you find in Novelty Shops. The casing had some spots on it and it was oval in appearance. I went back looking for more of them but this was the only one I could find. Any Information is greatly appreciated! Thanks.

one of those jumping ichneumon wasp cocoons. Note Troy's comment on this image:

Definitely let us know what emerges from this, if you still have it!

Wow that looks a lot like it,
Wow that looks a lot like it, the ripples on the cocoon look almost identical. I have placed it in a shoe box, hopefully it will hatch soon.

i don't see any insects on your picture

It's the little bean thing ne
It's the little bean thing next to the quarter. I am assuming that it is some sort of larva embedded inside the object. When it is picked up or moved it would jump like Novelty Mexican jumping beans.

I was just looking to see if anyone was aware of any insects that partake in this custom local to North Carolina.

To find out,
keep it in a container and watch what hatches from that seed pod. Maybe you can find out what kind of seed you have there, too. Keep us posted!

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