Cocoon… not the movie

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Anyone know which sort of butterfly or moth comes in these cocoons?
I’m finding them everywhere and I don’tknow if I should be leving them or getting rid of them.
Help!

Thermomix recipes: Chicken, Mushroom and Bacon parcels This recipe looks pretty versatile.

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5 Responses to Cocoon… not the movie

  1. Peta Hills says:

    It looks like a Saunders Case Moth. (Don’t you just love google?)

  2. foodnstuff says:

    Certainly looks like Saunders Case Moth. Don’t kill them…leave them be. If you see one eating your favourite plants remove it and put it on a less favourite plant. Put them in your permaculture zone 5 (your wildlife habitat zone). You DO have a zone 5, don’t you? 😉

  3. foodnstuff says:

    Should have said, but assumed you’d Google, there’s a caterpillar in there not a moth or butterfly. Try this:
    http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/discovery-centre-news/2009-archive/case-moths/

  4. embaus@gmail.com says:

    It is a Saunders casemoth and they are quite entertaining. It will get squashed on a nature strip, they like to forage in shrubs and then climb vertical surfaces and rest and they nip off twiggy bits to enlarge their cases. It will not do any great harm wandering about your vegie patches. My Gran used to always have one or two living amongst her raspberries and she grew the best fruit imaginable.

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