Knighton Wood

Afternoon walk in Knighton Wood, Essex. I nearly walked into what looked like egg sacs which were hanging on a beech leaf at head height. No idea what they were. They were a clump of 6 transparent ribbed  cases, each containing many small white larvae which looked flat with a brown head. They weren’t moving.

Thanks to the brilliant  identification team at the Natural History museum I had my answer in a few minutes. They are Caddisfly eggs, probably Glyphotaelius pellucidus.

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