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Eastern Comma larva, late instar beginning Leaf Tent


By Diohio

Eastern Comma larva, late instar beginning Leaf Tent (Laportea canadensis)

This is a Comma butterfly larva starting to make its leaf tent on Wood Nettle, with silk. The silk comes out of a spinnerette located under its mouth. He will completely close up the leaf so he has protection inside. From there he will eat, or he may pupate.

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Thank you for the nature lesson- my 8 year old daughter loves looking at your photos with me and learning something new every time!

16 Mar, 2008

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This photo is of "Nettle, Wood" in Diohio's garden

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