Limnaecia phragmitella – Shy Cosmet

Family Cosmopterigidae   Hodges # 1515

Caterpillar foods: flowers and developing seeds of cattails  (Bugguide)





2/19/2021 Found larva inside of a cattail seed head.


6/7/2021  Still larvae in the jar – they grow very slowly.


6/28/2021  Found some pupae mixed in with the cattail seed fluff.


6/28/2021  Pupa


6/28/2021  One adult had emerged – it and all the pupae were released.

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