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View field tip detailsSpecies 1770 Chestnut-coloured Carpet, Thera cognata, (Thunberg, 1792)
Taxon stage Imago
Time of year July to August
Foodplants Juniper, Juniperus communis
Tip The adults are to be taken on the junipers at night [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1781 Small Waved Umber, Horisme vitalbata, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Taxon stage Imago
Time of year May, August
Tip The adults fly rapidly along hedges where clematis grows at dusk [Tutt]
Photographs
1781 Small Waved Umber, Horisme vitalbata
Lineage Wood, Suffolk (6.v.2005) © Lee Gregory
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1053 Acleris hastiana, (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year June to August
Foodplants sallows and willows, Salix spp.
Tip The larvae occur almost continuously from June until September in rolled leaevs of sallow, without any suggestion of a break to divide the appearances into separate broods. [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1049 Acleris permutana, (Duponchel, 1836)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year June to August
Foodplants Burnet Rose, Rosa pimpinellifolia
Location Wallasey, Penmaenbach
Tip The larva feeds in bound-together leaves generally on lateral shoots, spinning a white silken web among the leaves. It occurs at Wallasey and Penmaenbach (near Conway) [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1047 Acleris schalleriana, (Linnaeus, 1761)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year late August
Foodplants Wayfaring Tree, Viburnum lantana
Guelder-rose, Viburnum opulus
Tip Twisted leaves of Wayfaring Tree and Guelder-rose should be collected at the end of August for the larvae [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1047 Acleris schalleriana, (Linnaeus, 1761)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year June to August
Foodplants Wayfaring Tree, Viburnum lantana
Tip The larvae can be locally abundant on its foodplant. [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1379 Algedonia terrealis, (Treitschke, 1829)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year August
Foodplants Goldenrod, Solidago virgaurea
Tip Flower- and seed-heads should be collected for larvae. [Tutt]
Detail Search the flowers for a larva living in slight web
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 766 Altenia scriptella, (Hübner, 1796)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year August to early September
Foodplants Field Maple, Acer campestre
Tip The larvae fold the leaves of maple in August and early September. [Tutt]
Detail The larva changes to a pupa, in a slight silken web in the fold of a leaf, towards the end of September.
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1382 Anania verbascalis, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year August to September
Foodplants Wood-sage, Teucrium scorodonia
Tip In August and September the foodplant should be well shaken (or beaten) for the larvae. The larva should be given sand in which to pupate. [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1129 Ancylis apicella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Taxon stage Imago
Time of year late June, August
Foodplants Alder Buckthorn, Frangula alnus
Tip The adults fly at dusk, over herbage where it's foodplant grows [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1089 Apotomis semifasciana, (Haworth, 1811)
Taxon stage Imago
Time of year July to August
Tip The adult flies at dusk in July and August, over the tops of sallow growing in damp and marshy places, it will also come to sugar. The larva feeds in the shoot (and catkins) of sallow in April and May [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 418 Argyresthia conjugella, Apple Fruit Moth, Zeller, 1839
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year August
Foodplants Rowan, Sorbus aucuparia
Tip The larvae feed in the berries of mountain-ash, in August [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 296 Calybites phasianipennella, (Hübner, 1813)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year August
Foodplants Water-pepper, Polygonum hydropiper
Tip The cones should be collected on Polygonum hydropiper; they produce imagines in September
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 963 Cochylis flaviciliana, (Westwood, 1854)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year August
Foodplants Field Scabious, Knautia arvensis
Tip The flower-heads should be collected in August for larvae [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 965 Cochylis hybridella, (Hübner, 1813)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year August to September
Foodplants Hawkweed Oxtongue, Picis hieracioides
Tip During August (sometimes as late as September) the seed-heads should be collected for larvae (Barrett). [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 586 Coleophora adjunctella, Hodgkinson, 1882
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year August to September
Foodplants Saltmarsh Rush, Juncus gerardii
Tip The cases are to be found during August and September, in salt-marshes, on the seed-heads [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 550 Coleophora silenella, Herrich-Schäffer, 1855
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year August
Foodplants Nottingham Catchfly, Silene nutans
Bladder Campion, Silene vulgaris
Tip The larvae feed on the seeds in August, and appear to prefer the dry seed-heads to the unripe pods. Common in the lanes about Croydon [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1220 Cydia microgrammana, (Guenée, 1845)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year August to September
Foodplants Common Restharrow, Ononis repens
Spiny Restharrow, Ononis spinosa
Tip The larva is to be found in August and September in the still green pods [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1281 Dichrorampha simpliciana, (Haworth, 1811)
Taxon stage Imago
Time of year July to August
Foodplants Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris
Tip The adults fly by day in July and August, among mugwort (Artemisia) [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1100 Endothenia pullana, (Haworth, 1811)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year August
Foodplants Marsh-woundwort, Stachys palustris
Tip In August the stems of the foodplant (occurring in marshes and fens) should be collected for the larvae
 
 
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.
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 483 Epermenia chaerophyllella, (Goeze, 1783)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year May to June, August to September
Foodplants Hogweed, Heracleum sphondylium
Tip The larvae make large brown blotches on the leaves during the summer months [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 481 Epermenia falciformis, (Haworth, 1828)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year May to June, August
Foodplants Ground-elder, Aegopodium podagraria
Wild Angelica, Angelica sylvestris
Tip In marshy places containing the foodplant search for first-brood larvae on the foodplant, which live in crumpled leaves. Second-brood larvae eat round holes through the sheaths of the unexpanded umbels and feed on the immature flowers within [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1154 Epinotia caprana, (Fabricius, 1798)
Taxon stage Imago
Time of year August to September
Tip The adults fly at dusk among sallows in August and September [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1153 Epinotia sordidana, (Hübner, 1824)
Taxon stage Imago
Time of year August to September
Tip The adults are to be obtained in August and September, in damp places among alder and bog-myrtle.
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1339 Eudonia murana, (Curtis, 1827)
Taxon stage Pupa
Time of year May, August
Foodplants Moss
Tip The pupae are to be found in cavities, lined with silk, hollowed out at the roots of the mosses growing on old walls, rocks, etc. [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1339 Eudonia murana, (Curtis, 1827)
Taxon stage Imago
Time of year late May to early June, August
Tip The adults are to be found on moss-covered walls and rocks in moorland and mountainous districts, rarely in the beighbourhood of towns or in the south. It is very quiet and not easily disturbed, and so can be boxed with ease. [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1470 Euzophera pinguis, (Haworth, 1811)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year May to August
Foodplants Ash, Fraxinus excelsior
Tip During the whole of the summer months the larvae inhabit the living bark of ash, frequently pollard-trees, never affecting any dead or decayed portions of a tree nor penetrating into the wood. It does not eat far into the bark, however thick, and a few long black grains of frass block the entrance. The frass is characteristic, and should be looked for when searching a tree on any projecting bosses, as well as on the spreading foot, for stray grains of frass detected below afford a good clue to the situation of the mine above (Buckler) [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1357 Evergestis extimalis, (Scopoli, 1763)
Taxon stage
Time of year August
Foodplants White Mustard, Sinapis alba
Charlock, Sinapis arvensis
Hedge-mustard, Sisymbrium officinale
Tip Flower- and seed-heads of wild mustard should be collected for larvae. [Tutt]
Detail The larvae are to be found (often two or three together) under a web among the seed-heads of White Mustard and Charlock. They are best found, however, by night, when they are feeding on the seed-pods. Those plants found near growing corn are most frequented
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 961 Falseuncaria degreyana, (McLachlen, 1869)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year August to September
Foodplants Common Toadflax, Linaria vulgaris
Tip In August and September the larvae feed in the seed-pods on the unripe seeds [Tutt]