• What could come from this cocoon?


    Saw this cocoon in my neighbor’s yard, was wondering if anyone knew what was likely to come out?

    Naturalist's Response

    Wow, nice photo!

    That looks like a cocoon from a Polyphemus Moth, waiting for spring.

    You can read more about them at this excellent website from the University Of Florida’s Donal Hall, or check out the handy field guide “Moths Of Ohio” from the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

    (Be sure to put the cocoon someplace where you can watch it for the emergence of the moth!)

    -Naturalist Chris Mentrek