At first glance it could pass for a pine cone... or a well camouflaged cocoon...
Earlier this summer, a young bagworm was feeding on a young aspen in our backyard.
The bagworm caterpillar fastened its bag to a twig and stretched its head out of its bag to feed.
Here is a photo of the fully developed bagworm larva's case fastened to a twig of our aspen tree.
Sure enough, when I cut open the bagworm's case, it contained what looks like a pupa.
Here is another picture of the pupa. Notice how the bagworm pupated head down.
The male bagworm moths are another story.
Here is a photo of bagworm cases. The one in the foreground obviously contained a male bagworm moth, while the one in the background likely contained a female.
... she never got to dance at a street light.