Southern Marsh Orchids
Monday 20 July 2015
Wandering around in the forest to the north of Llwydcoed, in the Cynon valley, yesterday, I came across this delicate looking cocoon on a leaf of Curled Dock. Inside the net-like cocoon a larva or pupa can be made out. There was no sign of feeding damage on the dock, so this may not be the food plant. I have a feeling it may be a beetle, but actually I have no real idea. Any ideas?