I used to find little 1/2" varieties of these in my treehouse when I was a kid.
I found this 2 1/2" (6cm) one on the back porch of my lake house near Gainesville FL.
A cocoon or a chrysalis. It won't shed its skin and become something else.
mobile, sort of, but prefers to stay in one place.
It looks like:
A little pine cone covered with shredded, dried leaves.
And it shats what looks like tobacco spit.
Do any of you entomologists know what it is?
[This message has been edited by NEPTUNE (edited 07-21-2011).]