Red Cocoon - What Bug Has a Red Cocoon?
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.
A cocoon is a protective layer around a pupa. The protective covering is the silk spun by the larva for protection.
Red Cocoons But Not Angle Shades Species?
Light 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.