Tieflyer's picture

Small pupa on thyme

Observed: 11th May 2013 By: Tieflyer
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Description:

I found this small pupa wrapped in the leaves of a thyme plant in my garden. I'm going to keep it to see what emerges but wondered if anyone can identify it from the photos. As you can see from one of the photos it's 8mm long.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Pyrausta aurata interacts

Comments

DavidNotton's picture

Pyrausta aurata

famous last words, I know, but what the heck, let's see what emerges

DavidHowdon's picture

A parasitic wasp?

That's what normally comes out when you are really keen to see what moth it is.

DavidNotton's picture

opposite problem

usually I'm disappointed for the moth to emerge when I'd really like the parasitic wasp.

DavidHowdon's picture

Depends

I probably would be but I can only get the wasps identified if I know the ID of the host.

Just because I lack the literature (or skill) to do them myself so need to ask someone else to do them and that is the condition for them IDing things.

Tieflyer's picture

Small pupa on thyme

I got back from holiday today and checked on the pupa which I'd left in a container in the green house and it had emerged and it was a Light-brown Apple Moth.

DavidHowdon's picture

Add the ID

Can I suggest you create a revision to add the ID (and possibly add some pictures of the adult moth as well).