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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

VINE LEAF BEING MINED - BUT BY WHAT?

Lucy Corrander - Vine Leaf Being Mined - But by What? - September 27th 2009

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3 comments:

Unseen Rajasthan said...

What a beautiful and lovely shot !! Simply amazing !! Thanks for sharing ..Unseen Rajasthan

Victoria said...

It looks like some kind of caterpillar damage.

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Unseen Rajasthan - (Rajasthan becoming less 'unseen' by the day, thanks to your blog!).

I've just been arm-chair travelling through your site as well as enjoying the music and the instruments on your blog.

Glad you like the photo of the leaf.

Morning, Victoria. Do you see a roughly triangular dark shape with the pointed end in the damage? That's where the leaf is folded to make a home for a thin brown grub - a bit less than a centimetre long with a black head. I suppose I could remove it but there are so many leaves perhaps a few can be spared.

(Probably famous last words. My neighbour, Esther, helped gooseberry sawfly caterpillars onto a gooseberry bush because they looked so sweet and in a hurry to get there. End of bush! Hmm.)

Lucy

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