Bit of a puzzler to identify!
Hi to all and apologies if this is off topic and in the wrong place but there really isn't a category for this.
I have these strange beasties in my shed / shop and wondered if they are harmful to anything, especially my precious wood stock, small though it is.
They seem to congregate in gaps of about 3mm / 1/8" that are between objects like for instance two cardboard boxes or any flat wood that has a gap. The ones shown are in the top front of my cabinet where the drawer closes onto them giving the gap.
I have never actually seen anything emerge from them and I think they may be some kind of moth cocoon by the fact that the things are immensely strong and indeed I had to really wrench the drawer open. If they are between two cardboard boxes then the cardboard will tear before they come apart, they are that strong!
I have tried to disect one or two but the silk like cocoons are so strong that I only manage to destroy everything by trying.
Anyway have a look and see if you can advise me about these, or where to post for an answer if you know the correct forum or site.
Thanks or looking anyway. Al