Silk worm moth and cocoons . white silk cocoons made by worms that feed on Mulberry tree leaves. Tussah or wild silk is often produced by silkworms that feed on other leaves, like juniper and oak. Tussah silk is golden.
You don’t usually hear about insects being endangered since they’re typically found in huge numbers. However, the Rainbow Leaf Beetle (Chrysolina cerealis) is an extremely rare species of bug that is only found in a few small populations.
Feather Horned Beetle with Long Bushy 'Eyebrows'(Rhipicera femorata): Males use their fantastic (hah!) antennae to locate a female feather-horned beetle that’s emitting pheromones which indicate she is ready for mating. Photo by ron_and_beth.