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Maggot

Observed: 29th April 2010 By: AlladellAlladell’s reputation in InvertebratesAlladell’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

White maggot les than 1cm

Identifications
Species interactions

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Comments

Vinny's picture

Not a 'maggot'

More than likely the caterpillar of some kind of moth or sawfly species. Unfortunately the details on the shot are not clear enough for me to be able to hazard a guess as to which species.
Kind Regards
Vinny

Jonathan's picture

I agree with Vinny, from the

I agree with Vinny, from the colour and the looping movement this is probably a moth caterpillar. Have a look at the tree canopy around the same spot and you will probably find many more eating leaves.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)