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Ova on buckthorn leaf

Observed: 29th June 2013 By: HelenSaunders
Ova on buckthorn leaf

Cluster of white cylindrical ova on underside of buckthorn leaf
Black spot at tip of each one
Have had brimstone earlier but don't think these ones are


No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


Martin Harvey's picture

what it isn't!

I agree that these don't look like eggs of Brimstone butterfly (which normally lays its eggs singly as far as I know), but I'm afraid I'm not sure what else they might be. There are several moths that feed on buckthorn, or it could be another type of insect altogether.

The curved shape seems distinctive but it's not one I recognise, sorry!

Entomologist and biological recorder