Image: lichen moth cocoon Cyana meyricki
When pupating, the caterpillars of many moths make cocoons or shelters using silk and other materials. This lichen moth makes an elaborate open mesh cocoon using the shed hairs from the hairy caterpillar which are held together with silk. The pupa is suspended in the middle.
- David Britton
- © Australian Museum
- Specimen held in Australian National Insect Collection