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View field tip detailsSpecies 1770 Chestnut-coloured Carpet, Thera cognata, (Thunberg, 1792)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year May to June
Foodplants Juniper, Juniperus communis
Tip Beat for larvae [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 2135 Heath Rustic, Xestia agathina, (Duponchel, 1827)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year May to June
Foodplants heathers, Erica spp.
Tip In sweeping for heather for the larvae it is well to select the larger larvae only as being less likely to be ichneumoned; the parasites appear to leave the 'stung' larvae when the latter are about two-thirds grown (Collins) [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1781 Small Waved Umber, Horisme vitalbata, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year late June to July
Foodplants Traveller's Joy, Clematis vitalba
Tip Beat for larvae [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies
Taxon stage Imago
Time of year June
Tip When sugar fails one frequently gets many insects by visiting flowers with a lantern in June and July; those of thistles and Ragged Robin are often the most productive (Newnham). [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1043 Acleris aspersana, (Hübner, 1817)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year June
Foodplants Meadowsweet, Filipendula ulmaria
Silverweed, Potentilla anserina
Tormentil, Potentilla erecta
Salad Burnet, Poterium sanguisorba
Tip The larvae are to be found throughout June (Thurnall). [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1036 Acleris forsskaleana, (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year June
Foodplants Field Maple, Acer campestre
Sycamore, Acer pseudoplatanus
Tip The larvae are to be found abundantly on its foodplant. The adults are to be beaten therefrom sometimes in large numbers a little later in the season. [Tutt]
 
 
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 1037 Acleris holmiana, (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year mid June to late June
Foodplants brambles, Rubus spp.
Tip The larvae are to be found towards the end of June, particularly on plants growing in hedges (Thurnall). [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1058 Acleris lorquiniana, (Duponchel, 1835)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year June, October
Foodplants Purple Loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria
Tip It may be bred in abundance from flower-heads collected in October, and from shoots of the same plant found in June. [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 June to August
Foodplants Wayfaring Tree, Viburnum lantana
Tip The larvae can be locally abundant on its foodplant. [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1046 Acleris shepherdana, (Stephens, 1852)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year June
Foodplants Meadowsweet, Filipendula ulmaria
Tip The adults are to be bred from rolled-up leaves, collected in June
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 861 Acompsia schmidtiellus, (Heyden, 1848)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year mid June to late June
Foodplants Marjoram, Origanum vulgare
Tip The larvae are to be found in the latter half of June, the adults emerging the first half of July (Miller). [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 476 Acrolepia autumnitella, Curtis, 1838
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year June, September
Foodplants Bittersweet, Solanum dulcamara
Tip The full-fed larvae are to be obtained in September (and also June), in mines that make conspicuous greenish-white blotches in the leaves. [Tutt]
Photographs
476 Acrolepia autumnitella
Larval mines on Bittersweet - Tattingstone, Suffolk (1.vi.2005) © A Prichard
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 152 Adela rufimitrella, (Scopoli, 1763)
Taxon stage Imago
Time of year late May to June
Foodplants Cuckooflower, Cardamine pratensis
Hedge-mustard, Sisymbrium officinale
Tip The flowers should be worked for the adults [Tutt]
Detail Later on in the season the larvae are to be found in the seed-pods of the foodplant. [Tutt]
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View field tip detailsSpecies 713 Agonopterix angelicella, (Hübner, 1813)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year June
Foodplants Wild Angelica, Angelica sylvestris
Tip The larvae are to be found twisting and crumpling the leaves of Wild Angelica [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 708 Agonopterix carduella, (Hübner, 1817)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year June
Foodplants burdocks, Arctium spp.
thistles, Carduus spp.
Common Knapweed, Centaurea nigra
thistles, Cirsium spp.
Tip The larva mines the leaves of thistles moving freely from plant to plant [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 690 Agonopterix cnicella, (Treitschke, 1832)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year May to June
Foodplants Sea-holly, Eryngium maritimum
Tip The larvae may be found feeding in the shoots of the foodplant. [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 716 Agonopterix rotundella, (Douglas, 1846)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year June to July
Foodplants Wild Carrot, Daucus carota
Tip The larvae feed on the pinnae of the leaves. [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 714 Agonopterix yeatiana, (Fabricius, 1781)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year late June to early July
Foodplants Wild Carrot, Daucus carota
Tip The larva feeds in a tube formed by turning over the pinnae of he leaves; it is full-fed during the last week of June and the first week of July, when it descends to the surface of the ground and pupates in a slight, white, silken cocoon. [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1303 Agriphila selasella, (Hübner, 1813)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year May to June
Foodplants Sheep's-fescue, Festuca ovina
Common Saltmarsh-grass, Puccinellia maritima
Small Cord-grass, Spartina maritima
Tip The larvae are to be found in green grass-covered tubes or galleries partly attached to stones, among mixed growths of the foodplants, in marshy places near the sea; in similar situations among other grasses in fenny and marshy districts. [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 856 Anarsia spartiella, (Schrank, 1802)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year June
Foodplants Broom, Cytisus scoparius
Tip The larvae feed on flowers and shoots [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 856 Anarsia spartiella, (Schrank, 1802)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year June
Foodplants Gorse, Ulex europaeus
Tip The terminal shoots that have turned brown should be collected for larvae. [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 1121 Ancylis upupana, (Treitschke, 1835)
Taxon stage Imago
Time of year June
Tip The adult flies very swiftly over the tops of oaks, birches, and other trees in their immediate vicinity. It flies in the sunshine from 2 p.m., or a little earlier, until an hour before sunset. It frequents woods and appears very local. In flying it somewhat resembles A. mitterbacheriana, but the latter flies later in the day, and is heavier on the wing. [Tutt]
Photographs
1121 Ancylis upupana
Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2005) © Neil Sherman
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 158 Antispila metallella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year June to July
Foodplants Dogwood, Swida sanguinea
Tip The larva is to be found on its foodplant, fixing its case for pupation on the undersides of stones (Richardson). [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 989 Aphelia paleana, Timothy Tortrix, (Hübner, 1793)
Taxon stage Imago
Time of year late June to early July
Tip The adults frequent grassy places (often damp); it comes out of the rank herbage freely after 4 p.m., and occurs freely on the wing at dusk. [Tutt]
Photographs
989 Timothy Tortrix, Aphelia paleana
Eye, Suffolk (10.vii.2005) © Paul Kitchener
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 988 Aphelia viburnana, Bilberry Totrix, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Taxon stage Imago
Time of year June
Foodplants Heather, Ling, Calluna vulgaris
heathers, Erica spp.
Tip The adults frequents moors where Erica and Calluna are the chief features of the herbage; the adults fly in the sun; and in fine weather are on the wing freely from 10 a.m., being less abundant in the afternoon. [Tutt]
Photographs
988 Bilberry Totrix, Aphelia viburnana
Orfordness, Suffolk (viii.2005) © Neil Sherman
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1089 Apotomis semifasciana, (Haworth, 1811)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year May to June
Foodplants sallows and willows, Salix spp.
Tip The larvae feed in united shoots of sallow in May and June, generally preferring the dwarf and stunted bushes, and the imago appears in July [Tutt]
 
 
View field tip detailsSpecies 1089 Apotomis semifasciana, (Haworth, 1811)
Taxon stage Larva
Time of year mid June to late June
Foodplants Sallow/Goat Willow, Salix caprea
Tip The larvae are to be found on Goat Willow, etc., especially abundant by the sides of ditches, etc. [Tutt]