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Foodplants - Wild Parsnip, Pastinaca sativa

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SpeciesTaxon stageFoodplantTime of yearTipRankPhoto
View field tip details Aethes dilucidana
LarvaWild Parsnip, Pastinaca sativa
OctoberCollect upper two-thirds of stems of wild parsnip. Tie in bundles and suspend out-of-doors during the winter, put in a band-box in June, adults will subsequently emerge. [Tutt]
View field tip details Aethes dilucidana
LarvaWild Parsnip, Pastinaca sativa
January to MarchIn winter and early spring collect the stems of wild parsnip for the larvae. [Tutt]
View field tip details Aethes dilucidana
PupaWild Parsnip, Pastinaca sativa
January to MarchThe pupae can be obtained from the stems, little holes in the stems readily denoting their whereabouts. [Tutt]
View field tip details Aethes dilucidana
LarvaWild Parsnip, Pastinaca sativa
November to DecemberStems of the foodplant with conspicuous little nodules oof white frass, showing just above the lower nodes of the stem, will contain the larvae. Cut of the stems containing larvae into convenient lengths and place in damp sand. [Tutt]
View field tip details Epermenia chaerophyllella
LarvaHogweed, Heracleum sphondylium
Wild Parsnip, Pastinaca sativa
June, August to SeptemberThe larva mines the leaves at first, making brown blotches in the leaves, and then feeding on the under surface of the large lower leaves beneath a slight web, and pupating among rubbish on the ground.

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