(Southeast PA) We cannot identify this black grub/bug/larvae we found in April on the ground near our garden. It just sits there until you grasp it or put any pressure on its body – then the smaller end (on the right in this photo) rotates like it is trying to tunnel.
Your photo is of a moth pupa.
Hard to tell which one in that stage of development….many look like that when in the pupal stage. Keep it in a jar covered with a paper towel or cloth with a slightly moist paper towel on top of the pupa and a stick for it to climb on when it emerges…so it has some thing to cling to, to fill out its wings. Then take a photo and send it in, so we all know what you found!.
Many moths in the family Noctuidae look like that so that would be my guess….but as there are sooooo… many moths with that kind of pupa case…it is a guess.