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Alien Pod

Observed: 15th September 2012 By: jonmortin
Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
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Description:

Pupa of Small Tortoiseshell looking suspiciously like an alien pod.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Comma (Polygonia c-album) interacts

Comments

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Hi Jon, Its a curious pupa

Hi Jon,

Its a curious pupa as you say. A friend found a small tortoiseshell pupa recently and posted it on here, thats the only reason I went searching ukleps for a likeness to the pupa above- Peters pupa was gold and didnt have the hooked structure at the bottom.

Peter's (Peadar na breac's) pupa:

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/295308?nav=related

Cathal.