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Papery pupa

Observed: 24th September 2011 By: wmccauley
Merseyside BioBank
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Description:

Found about 20cm from the ground on a grass stem. the case was papery and did not feel strong. It was a pale gray and about 25mm long.
There were many of these in the area.

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Burnet moth cocoon (Zygaena sp.)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
    ID agreements (): 6 People
    • phildean
      Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust
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    • DavidNotton
      Natural History MuseumNatural History Museum
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      Bumblebee Conservation TrustUK Ladybird Survey
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    • Topsi
      Amateur Entomologists' Society
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Species interactions

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Comments

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burnet cocoons

Cocoons which are still intact at this time of year may well contain parasitic wasps of the family Ichneumonidae, they are worth keeping, and any wasps should emerge next year.