Unidentified bugs

Unidentified bugs

Observation - Unidentified bugs - UK and Ireland. Description: These were massed together on the end of a cut willow branch on the edge of moorland. From a distance it looked like fungus sprouting from branch, but close up they look a little like ladybird larvae or woodlice. They did not run away when touched and t

These were massed together on the end of a cut willow branch on the edge of moorland. From a distance it looked like fungus sprouting from branch, but close up they look a little like ladybird larvae or woodlice. They did not run away when touched and the close-up shot appears to be a cast skin.