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Gossamer on Cotoneaster

Observed: 24th August 2011 By: FraninNotts
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Description:

A veil of delicate strands of ??? Is this the product of spider activity or something else?

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Moth webs
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Fenwickfield's picture

no luck

But does look rather impressive,usually caused by moth or some sawfly larvae/caterpillar but not sue which.If you can have a closer look and see if you can find any caterpillar's

Fenwickfield

FraninNotts's picture

Gossamer on Cotoneaster

Thanks Phildean & Fenwickfield. Would this activity kill the plant (because it's definitely dying everywhere the web is covering), or does this perhaps point to larval activity rather than adult? The leaves have turned brown and the berries are shrivelled on one side of the plant but not the other (yet).

Fenwickfield's picture

should not

Should not kill the plant,the larva can strip plant's completely but they usually recover the following year.

Fenwickfield