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Red Cocoon - What Bug Has a Red Cocoon?

The red cocoon contains a moth called Angle shades of the family Noctuidae.
At a wingspan of 45-52 mm and brown in color, this moth is also termed as "Big brown moth".

Angle shades - Red pupa | Muezart

Are Red Cocoon Moths Dangerous?

If you happen to find red pupa or cocoon in your garden, you need not be worried. Angle shades moths like most moths are harmless but if the moth is a female, it can lay numerous eggs which will later hatch as caterpillars and can eat the plants in your garden. 

What's the Difference Between a Pupa and a Cocoon?

Pupa is the life stage that a moth or a butterfly goes through. The pupa stage falls in between the larva stage and the moth stage. 

Pupa | Muezart

 

A cocoon is a protective layer around a pupa. The protective covering is the silk spun by the larva for protection.

Eri silk cocoon | Muezart

Red Cocoons But Not Angle Shades Species?

Red eri silk coocon | MuezartLight orange brownish Eri silk cocoon 

Some cocoons may turn red-ish in color based on what they ate during the silkworm stage. For example cocoons of Samia cynthia can turn light orange brownish in color when they eat Sla Paiam (ficus citrifolia) leaves.

Ficus Citrifolia leaves | Muezart

 Ficus Citrifolia leaves (Image Source: http://tropical.theferns.info/image.php?id=Ficus+citrifolia)

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