This is an Ichneumon Wasp cocoon. The species is most likely Charops annulipes. The Black and white striped cocoon was found on a branch of Poverty Weed suspended by a single thread of silk. Reportedly, when the cocoon is held it can be felt vibrating from the motion of the pupa inside.
|Date||–||Jun 23, 2013|
|Time of Day||–||Afternoon|
|Temperature||–||Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)|
|Type of Behavior||–||Reproducing|