Lepidopteran Cocoon on a Creosote Bush

Lepidopteran Cocoon on a Creosote Bush

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Credit: GREGORY DIMIJIAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Lepidopteran cocoon, 0.9 cm long, camouflaged with tiny sticks. This cocoon was constructed by a geometrid moth caterpillar (Creosote bush caterpillar), on Creosote bush, Larrea tridentata, in Chihuahuan Desert of Big Bend National Park, Texas.

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