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Moth and caterpillar - Arctia caja

Moth and caterpillar - Arctia caja
Elkton, Douglas County, Oregon, USA
August 22, 2010
When the caterpillar pupated, it spun a wispy webbing that tied much of it's environment together, including the bracken fern to the container. It was impossible to get a decent picture of the cocoon or the pupa; it was so well hidden. This image of the empty pupal casing was take a week after the moth emerged, when cleaning out the rearing jar.

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