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_MG_7996

Observed: 15th May 2011 By: miked
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_MG_7996
Description:

structure on bramble leaf, presumably containing an insect?

Identifications
  • Choleophora sp
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
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    Likely ID
    Coleophora
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Coleophora interacts

Comments

MonkeyM's picture

Animal

A Common Slug

miked's picture

it was attached to the

it was attached to the bramble leaf and standing up, not fallen down.

RHoman's picture

The cases are mobile, as each

The cases are mobile, as each contains a caterpillar. They can also be blown/knocked off their food plant and in one instance I have seen them descending from a tree on silk threads. The attaching phase is, I think, the point at which the larva undergoes metamorphosis and will later "hatch" as a moth.

Robert Homan