Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Australian Leafrolling Fly

The other day, i found a little pile of dirt coming out of one of my pots. Upon further examination I found in the pot some little tubes made up of rose leaves that contained baby insects. Apparently they are the larvae of the Australian Leafrolling Fly. I put the pot back together with the larvae inside (with assistance from a neighbour, I was too freaked out). The mother came back and re excavated the soil to get back to the babies. Im a bit excited as I have never seen this before.


smooski said...

Ho Robin,

It's a new one to me as well. Is it about the size of a bee?

Looks like you are a haven for nartive wildlife in the east!



robble said...

yes I thought it might have been a bee!