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Moth hatched?

Slow-wormSlow-worm Posts: 1,407
edited June 2022 in Wildlife gardening
I had a wooly moth cocoon in the holey finger of a gardening glove in the shed. I've been keeping an eye on it, but it disappeared yesterday, along with all traces of the spun cocoon. It doesn't look like anything got in and ate it as there's no disturbance to the glove - my question is, would the moth have emerged with the cocoon still 'stuck' and dropped it as it left?
(I have another one very near it on some wood, which is still there.)


  • Slow-wormSlow-worm Posts: 1,407
  • JellyfireJellyfire Posts: 1,139
    The cocoon often disappears to almost nothing as they hatch, it’s surprising how thin and measley the lefotver pieces sometimes are when weve hatched them in tanks before, so I’d guess it hatched if it was safely away from predators in a glove 
  • Slow-wormSlow-worm Posts: 1,407
    Ah good, thank you Jellyfire! 👍
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