Weird ....thing....bug....larvae?

Asked August 12, 2019, 5:05 PM EDT

Hello, I live in Monrovia, MD and found this on my deck rail.. Have never seen anything like it before. It has not moved. I’m not touching it! LOL. I though maybe it was a moth larvae. It is getting bigger it seems. It is 3 inches long and roughly 1.25 - 1.5 inches wide. Looks fuzzy? Thanks .

Frederick County Maryland insect or spider id possible moth cocoon

3 Responses

Yes, it is a moth cocoon and it is very cool! We can't say exactly which moth it is but because of its size, it's one of the giant moths. The adult moths can be very beautiful.


Thank you so much for responding. I showed several people the photo and it really freaked them out! LOL. When should I expect something to happen. I don't want to miss it.