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I found a cocoon on a bush with hardly any leaves. The cocoon was light tan in color. I put it in my bug case and brought it inside to watch. The next morning it began moving and soon I could see what was inside. It came out of half the cocoon and stopped. A couple of days later it came out the rest of the way. Now it is a dark reddish brown color, but it still appears to be a cocoon - is this possible?


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It sounds to me like whatever insect tried to emerge from your cocoon died shortly thereafter. A cocoon, or any other pupae, does not molt to become another cocoon.

Aurora Toennisson


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