3 larvae found on an alder tree beside a river. The largest and fluffiest one was about 1.5cm. Very odd fluffy surface.
No interactions present.
Larvae are covered in white powder substance. camouflaging themselves as bird droppings which rubs off to leave the green grub as it develops . An interesting record as its is a mainland south species although some in N Scotland worth mentioning to your Symphyta recorder
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Thanks a million WLR,
I had a notion that head looked more sawfly-like than moth like. I had never seen the like of it before, cheers for the ID.
Lat/Lng: 55.0828, -6.0605
OS grid ref: NW409840