Note: The cutting of the leaf is entirely the work of this one little beetle... Females cut a s-shaped groove in a leaf, the midrib remains unaffected. Then it rolls up the sheet so that a kind of bag is created. In this bag one to six eggs are laid. The larvae live at first in the sheet until it is completely wilted and falls on the ground. Then the larvae leave the leaf and pupate in the soil.
Wonderfull world of insects...
Image: Wommelgem (Be) - 28/05/2013
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