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Burdock seedhead moth - Metzneria lappella

Burdock seedhead moth - Metzneria lappella
Trout Run WMA, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
February 5, 2015
Another intact hibernaculum of an M. lappella larva. The hibernaculum is composed of several burdock seeds fused together; the larva dwells in a tunnel, neatly round or oval in cross-section, that runs through the centers of the seeds. The seeds are beautiful!

An overwintering larva:


and its hibernaculum (opened by me):