butterfly or moth cucoons??

ironmonkey78

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my little brother caught some caterpillars since he knew I liked bugs and he wanted to show me. he had them in a little cage for about 2 days and they all made cucoons. does anyone know what they might turn out to be??
 
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Dorcus

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Just fyi, it is moths that make cocoons. Butterflies make a chrysalis. And I don't think that's a Vanessa cardui (painted lady)... IMO, the spines are too sharp; and red... But I can't help ID it, butterflies are not my area of expertise. But if I had to guess, I'd guess Nymphalis antiopa (Mourning Cloak).
 

bugmankeith

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I thought she said her brother Brought caterpillars, not Caught them. Could be a Mourning Cloak then if it was wild caught.
 
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