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large cocoon

large cocoon
Upper Woodlands Road, near Taymouth, York County, New Brunswick, Canada
July 6, 2006
Size: 4 cm
Found this cocoon in 2006 hanging from a balsam fir in a Christmas tree farm, and always wanted to know what species it was.

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Moved from Erebidae.

Moved from Noctuoidea.

Moved from pupae and cocoons.

Nothing "hatched?"
I take it nothing emerged from this? Looks to be a moth pupa of some kind, with caterpillar hairs spun into the cocoon.

We didn't get back to this ar
We didn't get back to this area, and I've regretted it ever since. In retrospect, I should have collected it.

Most likely...
a cocoon of a tiger moth (Arctiidae), but there are other possibilities. Moving to the unidentified cocoon section for now.

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