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Tiger Moth Pupa - Family Erebidae, Subfamily Arctiinae This could possibly be Estigmene acrea, but I'm not sure. I found it overwintering under a log in a deciduous forest. Family Erebidae,Geotagged,Spring,Subfamily Arctiinae,Tiger Moth Pupa,United States,moth pupa,pupa Click/tap to enlarge

Tiger Moth Pupa - Family Erebidae, Subfamily Arctiinae

This could possibly be Estigmene acrea, but I'm not sure. I found it overwintering under a log in a deciduous forest.

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  1. What is all the hair-like stuff around it? Posted one year ago
    1. Those are the hairs that the caterpillar had! Isn’t that so cool?! The color and length of the hairs made me assume it’s a tiger moth, and possibly Estigmene acrea. But, there are a few others similar coloring, so I’m not 100% sure. Posted one year ago
      1. I thought they look like those hairs yet could not figure out how they fit in the context: so they kind of "dropped" them when they went to their next life stage. That's so cool, had no idea! Posted one year ago
        1. Yep, exactly! Then used the hairs as a sort of sleeping bag. Posted one year ago

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Uploaded Jul 21, 2018. Captured Apr 27, 2014 02:37 in Main St S, Southbury, CT 06488, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/4.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm