What is this moth species?

Asked April 19, 2019, 6:00 AM EDT

I found a red cocoon in my garden yesterday. I did some research and it is a moth chrysalis and I don't know what species. These are common in my area.

Outside United States

1 Response

Thank you for your question. It is helpful to let us know your whereabouts to assist in insect identification. “My area” doesn’t tell us much. The pupa’s detail isn’t the best in the photo but one possibility is the yellow underwing moth: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1171923