Warrensburg, Warren County, New York, USA July 13, 2012 Size: 1.5"
I hope someone can fill me in on what's going on here and who did it. This is a Cinnamon Fern frond (Osmunda cinnamomea). The tip has been rolled into a neat, tidy ball. I'd guess maybe 4"-5" has been rolled up. I've checked larval food lists in some guides and see no mention of Osmunda as a food and the plant didn't look particularly chomped on so the plant might not really be relevant. Is there a pupa inside this? Or maybe something seeking shelter from hot, dry weather?
Contributed by Bob Duncan on 17 July, 2012 - 12:06pm Last updated 30 August, 2012 - 7:45pm
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