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Heliozelidae, Shield Bearer larva, on Choke Cherry - Coptodisca splendoriferella

Heliozelidae, Shield Bearer larva, on Choke Cherry - Coptodisca splendoriferella
Weaver Dunes, Wabasha County, Minnesota, USA
July 18, 2015
Size: 2.5 mm
July 17, 2015: collected and ID'd by C. Eiseman & J. Blyth on Choke Cherry, Prunus virginiana
July 24, 2015: cut off the bit of leaf with the shield, put it into a Charley vial
August 30, 2015: a dead wasp and an emergent hole in the shield
It would have been nice to have gotten an adult moth.

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