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What built this nest?

Observed: 2nd June 2012 By: as7578
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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What made this nest? Insect? Spider? Something else?
View of nest from other side

A nest made of folded leaves, glued (?) together, or perhaps 'stitched' together. This was in amongst the nettles alongside a chalky track - part of the South Downs Way - but at a low-level, where the Way crosses the River Arun.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Red Admiral larvae

Are said to do this, as are those of the Burnished Brass moth - and probably others. too. You need to find an actual caterpillar, to be sure. Which is not going to be fun - exactly the point of the exercise!