Can anyone identify this cocoon?

Asked May 29, 2018, 4:25 PM EDT

I live in the Northern part of Kentucky, Bullitt County to be exact. I found this cocoon about 2 weeks ago and would love to know what's inside. It's gotten to the point where I can watch it flutter inside like it's ready to get out at any time. Should I try to help it or would that hurt more than help?

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1 Response

Looks like a cocoon of one of the giant silkworm moths - https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef008
Put it outside for the moth to emerge.