So I have been caring for a caterpillar I found on the side of my house and took in to protect it from the crazy weather but I don't know what kind of caterpillar it is. Here is some information:
It was black with little orange
It had lightly dense hair
It is in a black cocoon with orangey red stripes (I know it's in a cocoon)
The cocoon is not hanging
I'm from New Jersey
I need to know if my caterpillar is alive and what kind it is. I have done some "research" but came inconclusive. If you have any idea, please attach a photo so I can verify! Thanks!