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Can anyone help me out with identifying something that may or maynot be a pest? I found two of my very young red hot poker's leaves stuck together to make a cosy nest for a chrysalis. It has a yellow/brown body with a very smart, emerald green head end and developing wings. I don't want to squish it unless it's something unhelpful.
It's not a great image but hopefully you can make out the critter at right angles to the leaf
a bit hard to tell it may be a moth,there is one that is very colourful and a beautiful thing sort of pink and green.just let it be .
Why dont you put the entire piece in a jam jar , a piece of paper on top with holes in but not too big holes . I use a bodkin needle or equivelant .secure with a rubberband and put it in a dry but sunny place . maybe in a green house, shed ,, somewhere dry outside , or depending what you think maybe the window sill . . What ever it turns out to be it is left for you to decide wether to let it go into the garden or squish it ! It is very intresting to watch a chrysalis turn into a moth or butterfly specialy if you have small children !
Thank you! I was a bit concerned when I couldn't find it even on google images . Maybe it's a pupa instead - hmmm.