Specimen Surprise: Cone “Worms”

Benjamin brought home a green pine cone the other day–he found it in an ice cold creek.  It was bright green.  And we’ve been waiting for it to turn brown.  It’s been sitting on our 1st floor bathroom counter–pretty much ignored by all three of us.  Until last evening.  When we discovered…sawdusty looking stuff being pushed out of it by something…

This little worm is the culprit.  He is commonly referred to as a “cone worm.”  And he will turn into a small moth.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. LOVE your nature journal!!!!!

    lisa

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  2. Posted by Mel on June 12, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Oh yuck. LOL Fascinating but ick! Nature never fails to make me…..itchy. LOL

    Reply

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