Leaf roller moth from golden ragwort Senecio aureus
. I collected a number of caterpillars inside basal leaves of ragwort. Fortunately I found out the name of the plant; originally I had thought that there were violets because the basal leaves resemble those of violets. Only one made it all the way through. It pupated in my absence, but I have images of a pupa of these same leaf rollers from WV
Update, 1/3/2012: This is a puparium of a parasitic fly, not a moth pupa. The remnants of the caterpillar can be seen at both ends.
I accidentally dropped something and nearly destroyed the specimen, hence the damaged wing : (
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