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Debbie wrote at 2016-07-04 16:43:42

That picture is not what Greg was asking about. I came on the computer to Google the same thing and your answer so far is all I found. What Greg is telling you is that this brown cocoons are outside not in the house. They cover my stucco walls outside, my outside screen porch, the gutters, where ever they can go. The goo he was talking about comes from the tip of the cocoon, that is where the hang from, the rest of the cocoon just hangs. I've taken a broom to swish them off and it's not an easy task; some come off, some take forever to come off. The lower ones I usually pick off with my fingers. One day I clean the side of my pool and the screens on the porch and the next day more were back.

Debbie wrote at 2016-07-04 16:57:00
Okay, I searched on and found this:

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Ed Saugstad


Will accept most questions in general entomology, including those related to medical entomology, taxonomy, ecology, arthropod surveillance, and pest management. If you are requesting a 'mystery bug' identification, PLEASE either attach an image to your question, or post an image on a web page (such as Flickr) so that I can look at it, as verbal descriptions frequently are insufficient for a definitive identification.


21 years in the U.S. Army as a medical entomologist; duties varied from surveillance of pest populations (including mosquitoes, cockroaches, ticks, and stored products pests) to conducting research on mosquito-virus ecological relationships and mosquito faunal studies. Ten years as a civilian analyst for the Department of Defense, primarily on distribution of vector-borne diseases worldwide. Limited experience on surveillance of agricultural insects in North Dakota and Indiana.

Entomological Society of America, West Virginia Entomological Society, Society for Vector Ecology, National Speleological Society, West Virginia Association for Cave Studies.

American Journal of Public Health, Contributions of the American Entomological Institute, Japanese Journal of Sanitary Zoology, Journal of Economic Entomology, Mosquito News, and Mosquito Systematics.

B.S. in entomology from North Dakota State University in 1963, M.S. in entomology from Purdue University in 1967.

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