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Bag Worm ?

Observed: 12th May 2012 By: Peter PearsonPeter Pearson’s reputation in InvertebratesPeter Pearson’s reputation in InvertebratesPeter Pearson’s reputation in InvertebratesPeter Pearson’s reputation in Invertebrates
Bag Worm !
Bag Worm 2
Description:

This little creature was found on the leaf of a Hornbeam. At first I thought it was a small chrysalis but examination under a lense revealed that iot was infact the shelter of a tiny caterpillar/grub. From under this 'home' the inhabitant was seen mining the leaf. I have been told it is a 'bagworm'. Can anyone help with ID please.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Coleophora serratella interacts

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Thanks

Thanks for the id Robert, having been given a name I have made some researches of my own and you are right. Essex records dont show any recent observations and none for my area so I'm rather pleased.