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Ou pics 003

Observed: 27th November 2010 By: ch9639
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
ou pics 003
Description:

Great sign of microhabitat. Found on the groundlayer in ancient woodland. Thought it was woodlice, however holes only 2mm wide. No actual live specamins to see.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

not sure

I suspect there are a number of possible explanations for this - I'm not very familiar with the gall midge but judging by the photos here:
http://www.forestpests.org/hungary/dipterars.html

I wonder if these holes are too irregular to be that. Wood-boring beetles would seem to be another likely explanation.

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Entomologist and biological recorder