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Photo#394663
Inside rolled leaf

Inside rolled leaf
Opossum Creek Retreat, Fayette County, West Virginia, USA
May 10, 2010
Size: 6-7 mm
It pupated; it looks like the exuvium was ripped in halves, one at the front and the other at the back of the pupa.
Update 3/1/2012: This is not the lep pupa but a parasitic fly's puparium. The remnants of the caterpillar can be seen at both ends.

Update 6/21/2010: This cocoon must be dead. I collected other caterpillars a month later in Virginia's Shenandoah and got an adult
IDed as Agonopterix senicionella

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Fly puparium
What is shown in photo #394663 is the puparium of a fly, which in its larval stage fed as a parasitoid inside the Agonopterix caterpillar (the remains of which are seen at either end of the fly puparium).

 
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Aha! I should have noticed that. Now, it becomes obvious. I will move this image.

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