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SpeciesTaxon stageFoodplantTime of yearTipRankPhoto
View field tip details Barred Hook-tip
LarvaBeech, Fagus sylvatica
SeptemberThe larvae are to be found searching by day or by beating by night. [Tutt]
View field tip details Birch Mocha
Pupabirches, Betula spp.
SeptemberThe pupa is fastened to a leaf of the foodplant, the margin of the leaf often curling over and concealing the pupa. [Tutt]
View field tip details Blomer's Rivulet
LarvaWych Elm, Ulmus glabra
SeptemberThe larvae are to be beaten from the foodplant and is said to prefer the underside of the leaves, if searching is preferred to beating [Tutt]
View field tip details Clay Triple-lines
PupaBeech, Fagus sylvatica
SeptemberThe pupa is fastened to a leaf, the margin of the leaf often curling over and concealing the pupa. [Tutt]
View field tip details Clouded Magpie
LarvaWych Elm, Ulmus glabra
SeptemberThe larvae are to be beaten from wych elm. [Tutt]
View field tip details Dentated Pug
LarvaYellow Loosestrife, Lysimachia vulgaris
SeptemberThe flowers should be well searched and beaten for the larvae, which sometimes occur also on the leaves. [Tutt]
View field tip details False Mocha
Pupaoaks, Quercus spp.
SeptemberThe pupa is fastened to a leaf of the foodplant, the margin of the leaf often curling over and concealing the pupa. [Tutt]
View field tip details Goat Moth
Larva SeptemberThe larvae, large and fullfed, are often found wandering on paths, roadsides, etc. [Tutt]
View field tip details Lilac Beauty
LarvaWild Privet, Ligustrum vulgare
Honeysuckle, Lonicera periclymenum
Lilac, Syringa vulgaris
May, September to OctoberThe larvae hibernates small and may be found on its foodplant. [Tutt]
View field tip details Oak Hook-tip
Larvaoaks, Quercus spp.
SeptemberThe larva are to be found searching by day or by beating by night. [Tutt]
View field tip details Pebble Hook-tip
Larvaalders, Alnus spp.
birches, Betula spp.
September to OctoberThe larva is common on birch and alder. The work of the larva is conspicuous on alder owing to its bending the sides of the leaves upwards with a few silk strands. If not within this tent, it may usually be found on the upperside of some neighbouring leaf. [Tutt]
View field tip details Scalloped Hazel
Pupa SeptemberThe pupae are frequently found nder moss on trees of various kinds. [Tutt]
View field tip details Scalloped Hook-tip
Larvabirches, Betula spp.
SeptemberThe larva are to be found between united birch leaves searching by day or by beating by night. [Tutt]
View field tip details Waved Umber
Pupa SeptemberThe cocoons are to be found by close searching of twigs or between forks of privet and lilac, or on fences near where these trees are growing. [Tutt]
View field tip details Acleris schalleriana
LarvaWayfaring Tree, Viburnum lantana
late SeptemberTowards the end of September the pupae, and in late seasons larvae may be found in 'pockets' in screwed-up leaves of the foodplant. [Tutt]
View field tip details Acroclita subsequana
LarvaPortland Spurge, Euphorbia portlandica
September to OctoberThe larvae are common in September and October on the foodplant. [Tutt]
View field tip details Acrolepia autumnitella
LarvaBittersweet, Solanum dulcamara
June, SeptemberThe full-fed larvae are to be obtained in September (and also June), in mines that make conspicuous greenish-white blotches in the leaves. [Tutt]Tip has photos
View field tip details Adaina microdactyla
LarvaHemp-agrimony, Eupatorium cannabinum
September to OctoberThe autumnal and winter larvae feed in the stems directly below the flower-bearing pedicels. Many of the affected plants can be at once distinguished from the dwarfing of the central head of blossoms, caused by the attack of the larva on the terminal portion of the stem being made when it was very tender, so that the side-bunches over-reach it; when the stem is attacked lower down, where it is harder, the blossom is not affected (Bignell). [Tutt]Tip has photos
View field tip details Aethes rubigana
LarvaGreater Burdock, Arctium lappa
SeptemberThe seed-heads of burdock should be collected in September for the larvae, which pupate among rubbish at the roots of the plant. [Tutt]
View field tip details Anania verbascalis
LarvaWood-sage, Teucrium scorodonia
August to SeptemberIn 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 details Ancylis mitterbacheriana
LarvaBeech, Fagus sylvatica
oaks, Quercus spp.
September to OctoberThe larvae feed in the folded leaves of oak and beech in the autumn, pupating therein in spring (Thurnall). [Tutt]ranking 5Tip has photos
View field tip details Ancylis unculana
LarvaAlder Buckthorn, Frangula alnus
SeptemberThe larvae are easily detected on buckthorn in September by the leaves being folded over and fastened together for the whole extent of the leaf. [Tutt]
View field tip details Ancylis unculana
LarvaAlder Buckthorn, Frangula alnus
mid September to late SeptemberDuring the last fortnight of September the larvae are to be obtained on Alder Buckthorn. The larvae draw together the sides of a leaf, causing it to strongly resemble the seed-pod of a leguminous plant. [Tutt]
View field tip details Ancylis upupana
Larvabirches, Betula spp.
SeptemberThe larvae occur on birch during September. [Tutt]
View field tip details Augasma aeratella
LarvaKnotgrass, Polygonum aviculare
late SeptemberAt the end of September, pod-like excrescences on the plants of Knotgrass contain the larvae. [Tutt]
View field tip details Cochylimorpha straminea
LarvaCommon Knapweed, Centaurea nigra
July, SeptemberThe larvae feed in July and again in September at the base of the flower-heads, eating the young seeds, and lying curved in the cavity formed, or (if disturbed) retreating into the stem (Barrett) [Tutt]
View field tip details Cochylis hybridella
LarvaHawkweed Oxtongue, Picis hieracioides
August to SeptemberDuring August (sometimes as late as September) the seed-heads should be collected for larvae (Barrett). [Tutt]
View field tip details Coleophora adjunctella
LarvaSaltmarsh Rush, Juncus gerardii
August to SeptemberThe cases are to be found during August and September, in salt-marshes, on the seed-heads [Tutt]
View field tip details Coleophora binderella
Larvaalders, Alnus spp.
Hazel, Corylus avellana
September to DecemberThe cases are to be found on the foodplant; they are something the shape of the case of C. viminitella, but are much stouter and stumpier than the latter, and conspicuously of two colours. [Tutt]
View field tip details Coleophora fuscocuprella
LarvaHazel, Corylus avellana
September to early OctoberThe best time for the collecting the larvae is in September and the beginning of October. It feeds on nut, and is said to show a preference for the undersides of the little leaves at the termination of a bough.

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