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Encased

Observed: 1st August 2011 By: katiehkatieh’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

I found this creature encased in this outer shell, the second picture shows what it turned into!

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David Gibbs's picture

foodplant?

what plant is it on?

DavidNotton's picture

Yponomeutidae

some yponomeutid moths make open mesh cocoons like this, such as the diamond-back moth Plutella xylostella (on cabbage and relatives) and the leek moth Acrolepiopsis assectella (on a wide range of Alliums such as leeks, onion, chives etc.)