Chrysalis question

Jenna Ogilvie dramaduck at
Tue Aug 3 12:28:53 EDT 1999

I have what I believe is a luna moth cocoon, however I only saw the larvae
for a few hours before it disappeared into a silk and leaf cocoon.  It was
a very large caterpillar with red spots and little hairs.  It made the
cocoon on Tuesday, and then on Saturday there was some sort of commotion
going on in there for about 10 minutes.  What was going on?  Did it make
the cocoon and then take a couple days to rest before pupating?  How long
will it take before it emerges?

Thanks in advance for any insights...

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