DD and I made our own habitat for a bunch of caterpillars we found outside. I've read the majority of them become moths. How can I tell if these will? They're green with black heads and long hair. If they do, will they be drawn to clothing? Or do they just mistake them for leaves? Do butterflies eat clothing too? Are moths dangerous at all? It looks like one made a cocoon today in a hidden area. But it's very transparent. I can see the lil guy moving a lot inside. I thought it was like hibernation so was surprised to see that. Do they continue making it from within? Can I move the cocoon or will detaching it hurt? Also, what makes them want to change? I read they just eat til they're huge and transform but this one isn't my biggest caterpillar. I'm wondering if he's just stuck in something and not a cocoon at all.Answer Question
Do not detach it. That will kill the moth. It probably is a moth and I think certain kinds of moth are the ones that eat clothes. They will want to fly off before that will be a problem. I would let them go shortly after they come out of the cocoon.
Answer by Cindy18 at 6:04 PM on Jul. 2, 2010
Answer by falanlee at 7:06 PM on Jul. 2, 2010
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