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Micro moth chrysalis ?

Observed: 14th January 2012 By: Peter PearsonPeter Pearson’s reputation in InvertebratesPeter Pearson’s reputation in InvertebratesPeter Pearson’s reputation in InvertebratesPeter Pearson’s reputation in Invertebrates
Micro moth
Description:

This small chrysalis was found in a hedge of Ivy (Hedera helix). There were several in the area and were pure white and all positioned in the leaves the same as the one in the photograph. I have not seen them before and wonder if they could be a species of micro moth specific to ivy.

Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

DavidNotton's picture

spider egg case

a spider egg case is another possibility, should be able to tell quite easily by opening one up.

Douglas's picture

Yes, there are no mine

Yes, there are no mine species in the UK that feed on ivy, or none that are documented. And in my opinion this doesn't look like a mine chrysalis.

David is probably right with egg case.

Best wishes,

Douglas
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