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View field tip detailsSpecies 949 Aethes dilucidana, (Stephens, 1852)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year October
Foodplants Wild Parsnip, Pastinaca sativa
Tip Collect 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 detailsSpecies 949 Aethes dilucidana, (Stephens, 1852)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year January to March
Foodplants Wild Parsnip, Pastinaca sativa
Tip In winter and early spring collect the stems of wild parsnip for the larvae. [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 949 Aethes dilucidana, (Stephens, 1852)
Taxon stage Pupa
Time of year January to March
Foodplants Wild Parsnip, Pastinaca sativa
Tip The pupae can be obtained from the stems, little holes in the stems readily denoting their whereabouts. [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 949 Aethes dilucidana, (Stephens, 1852)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year November to December
Foodplants Wild Parsnip, Pastinaca sativa
Tip Stems 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 detailsSpecies 483 Epermenia chaerophyllella, (Goeze, 1783)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year June, August to September
Foodplants Hogweed, Heracleum sphondylium
Wild Parsnip, Pastinaca sativa
Tip The 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.