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Insect and Spider Identification: tons of light colored cocoons in my yard - please help ID!

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elborelli
Tempe, AZ

May 21, 2009
11:20 PM

Post #6580549

I am new to Arizona, so I am not sure if this is a common thing to find here. In our backyard are TONS of these small (1 inch long) cocoons that look like seashells and are hard like seashells. They are not usually on the surface of the ground, but we find many of them when we dig into the soil. When they are cleaned off they are almost white, but these in the picture have dirt on them. Does anyone have any idea what these are? Thank you for your help!!

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blondhavmofun
Orlando, FL

May 21, 2009
11:50 PM

Post #6580614

sorry to tell you they are seashells
elborelli
Tempe, AZ

May 21, 2009
11:54 PM

Post #6580629

really?! but i live in the middle of the desert?
if they are seashells that would be great because otherwise i was thinking i had a real problem...
blondhavmofun
Orlando, FL

May 21, 2009
11:56 PM

Post #6580637

someone could of dumped shell rock there
debi

Bullia Seashells

This message was edited May 21, 2009 6:59 PM

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trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 22, 2009
12:52 AM

Post #6580830

at one time arizona was part of the sea, as we all were.
suunto
Sinks Grove, WV

May 22, 2009
2:26 AM

Post #6581299

These are snails, they look like decollate snails, Rumina decollata; a species that preys on other snails - see http://tinyurl.com/pgeggy for an example.
AnaM149
Casselberry, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 23, 2009
10:56 PM

Post #6588518

Perhaps as a wee bit of consolation, they might be "fossilized" seashells! This way, your find is way cool and not at all all that disappointing. It kinda stinks when you find something you think is a bit cool, only to turn out it is something mundane and, well, stupid. I know. I find all sorts of stupid things. LOL But, I let the imagination go wild and have my fun anyway. fossil shells - wowee! ;-)
blondhavmofun
Orlando, FL

May 23, 2009
11:10 PM

Post #6588572

that is definitely a good way to look at it

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