It’s what’s inside that matters #5

More in the series highlighting early stages to be found inside plant structures,this time it’s the turn of Lampronia fuscatella.

 

The larvae feed within small branches on Birch creating a gall at a node. Active galls will have an obvious pile of reddish frass outside. These are easiest to spot before the leaves have opened.

I collected some of these and they have now pupated.

 

 

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