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Does anyone know what this is?

Observed: 26th June 2012 By: ToraluToralu’s reputation in InvertebratesToralu’s reputation in Invertebrates

I found a lot of leaves rolled up with silk on my nettles in my garden. When I opened them I found green caterpillars. I took some inside and sucsessfully raised them to cocoon/chrysalis stage but I have no idea what is going to emerge! Does anyone have any idea what they could be?

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Species with which Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis) interacts


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Thank you! I agree that this

Thank you! I agree that this is most likely what it is, but then I have another question, does anyone know how to overwinter them? It says they hibernate as cocoons overwinter, does anyone know how to do this without harming them?