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cocoon

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by fuss, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. I saw this thing attached to my kids backyard playset last week and thought it was a dead caterpillar and almost removed it. I am glad I didn't, the next day I saw it had bent its body a different direction. I have not seen this before, I always pictured a whole cocoon, not part of the caterpillar hanging and the other part developing in the open. Anyway, here are some pictures, and I can post more as it develops.



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    Form doing a google search this might be a Gulf Fritillary, but maybe someone else knows for sure?
     
  2. rlhaas

    rlhaas

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    Jan 24, 2007
    Everett, WA
    Cool series. It is amazing to be able to see how the critter inside is developing. Keep them coming! Do you know what is going to emerge from the cocoon?
     
  3. possibly this...


    Hi, thx. I think it is one of these but am not certain.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_Fritillary
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Super pics
    I have never seen this
     
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