The cocoon of the bagworm moth is always different, depending on the materials that the caterpillar forged to built it with.
Animal infected with Cordyceps fungus.
ryce: I’m pretty sure we came across some kind of moth (Luna?) while we were out picking things in the gardens. It looked cool but didn’t have large wings (yet?)
Luna Moth (Actias luna)
The luna is a very elegant looking silk moth. Larvae feed on sweet gum, hickory, walnut and persimmon.
This moth has been parasitized and killed by a Cordyceps fungus. Pu’er, Yunnan, China. By John Horstman.