Monday, 2 June 2014

BAGWORM........sort of

I found this yesterday slowly wandering around the base of an oak in long wood. The case is made up of three apparently circular pieces of leaf and is a dead ringer for the Nemophora degeerella photo in the new micro guide but I'm told the larva doesn't seem right for that species. Anybody any ideas?

6 comments:

AndyC said...

It says that early larval stages are unknown...?

charlie streets said...

I'm hoping that this is a fully fed larva looking for somewhere to pupate. The case has been extended twice which suggests, to me at any rate, that is in it's second year.

I don't really know to be honest!

AndyC said...

Where is there a pic of a fully fed larvae.??

charlie streets said...

Don't know Andy, I reckon these "bagworms" are not that commonly found so not that many pics of them.

Mine seems pretty sedentary at the mo, so hopefully it's not looking for food and will begin to pupate in the case quite soon??????

AndyC said...

Its a cracking little case ,look forward to the result....

AndyC said...

WIll have to get out on a day hunt soon, r you free any time during the week.??