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CLOSED: What is this reddish brown "thingie"

Monroe, WA

I don't know if this is a bug or a worm. Found under the soil while removing a sickly rhododendron. The head wiggles when I try to touch its body.

Please help!

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Vancleave, MS(Zone 8b)

it is a moth cocoon

Monroe, WA

Thank you very much DonnaB. They are pests, aren't they?

Minot, ND

Well, it's actually a pupa, not a cocoon. The two families of moths whose pupae often are found in soil are Sphingidae (hawk moths) and Noctuidae (owlet moths).

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