mystery cloudforest cocoon

Dr. James Adams jadams at EM.DALTONSTATE.EDU
Tue Dec 10 13:12:16 CST 2002

Peter Hibbs asked,

>I found this in the cloudforest in Ecuador a few years ago and have
>wondered since then, what could have made this?! I found it among other
>miscellany in my basement recently and felt compelled to ask the taxacom
>listserv, anyone know what this is, who created it?

Dan Janzen answered:
That is certainly Saturniidae, and almost without doubt a species of
Rothschildia (of which there are many in South America).

I agree completely with Dan's assessment -- Rothschildia it is.


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