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SpeciesTaxon stageFoodplantTime of yearTipRankPhoto
View field tip details Chestnut-coloured Carpet
ImagoJuniper, Juniperus communis
July to AugustThe adults are to be taken on the junipers at night [Tutt]
View field tip details Small Waved Umber
Imago May, AugustThe adults fly rapidly along hedges where clematis grows at dusk [Tutt]Tip has photos
View field tip details Acleris hastiana
Larvasallows and willows, Salix spp.
mid AugustIn the middle of August collect the twisted sallow and willow tops for the larvae; the terminal leaves are preferred, but not the only ones selected. Enclose in a bandox and the adults will appear without further trouble. [Tutt]
View field tip details Acleris hastiana
Larvasallows and willows, Salix spp.
June to AugustThe 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 details Acleris permutana
LarvaBurnet Rose, Rosa pimpinellifolia
June to AugustThe 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 details Acleris schalleriana
LarvaWayfaring Tree, Viburnum lantana
June to AugustThe larvae can be locally abundant on its foodplant. [Tutt]
View field tip details Adaina microdactyla
ImagoHemp-agrimony, Eupatorium cannabinum
early AugustThe second brood occurs freely among Hemp-agrimony in early August. They are sometimes on the flowers during the afternoon, but if not can easily be disturbed by walking among and shaking the plants, and fly freely towards dusk. [Tutt]Tip has photos
View field tip details Adaina microdactyla
ImagoHemp-agrimony, Eupatorium cannabinum
late May to early AugustThe adults are to be obtained in plenty. It is to be found almost anywhere among the foodplant and in all sorts of localities. It can be disturbed from the foodplant during the day, but flies quite freely about sundown, and is often in considerable abundance. [Tutt]Tip has photos
View field tip details Agdistis bennetii
LarvaCommon Sea-lavender, Limonium vulgare
mid May to early AugustThe full-fed larva crawls to the top of a leaf, spins numerous silken threads across it, attaches itself by its anal claspers, and after two days becomes a long characteristic Pterophorid pupa with a marvellous ability to throw its head up, and away from its resting position. [Tutt]
View field tip details Algedonia terrealis
LarvaGoldenrod, Solidago virgaurea
AugustFlower- and seed-heads should be collected for larvae. [Tutt]
View field tip details Altenia scriptella
LarvaField Maple, Acer campestre
August to early SeptemberThe larvae fold the leaves of maple in August and early September. [Tutt]
View field tip details Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
LarvaHedge-woundwort, Stachys sylvatica
early AugustIn early August search the Stachys in woods and by hedges for the larvae. [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 apicella
ImagoAlder Buckthorn, Frangula alnus
late June, AugustThe adults fly at dusk, over herbage where it's foodplant grows [Tutt]
View field tip details Apotomis semifasciana
Imago July to AugustThe 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 details Argyresthia conjugella
LarvaRowan, Sorbus aucuparia
AugustThe larvae feed in the berries of mountain-ash, in August [Tutt]
View field tip details Augasma aeratella
LarvaKnotgrass, Polygonum aviculare
mid AugustThe second week in August is the best time to collect the galls made on the stems of Knotgrass by the larvae. These should be exposed to direct rays of sun. [Tutt]
View field tip details Calybites phasianipennella
LarvaWater-pepper, Polygonum hydropiper
AugustThe cones should be collected on Polygonum hydropiper; they produce imagines in September
View field tip details Cochylis flaviciliana
LarvaField Scabious, Knautia arvensis
AugustThe flower-heads should be collected in August for larvae [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 Cochylis pallidana
LarvaSheep's-bit, Jasione montana
late July to early AugustThe last few days of July and the first week of August, should be spent looking over the seed-heads of Sheep's-bit. The reddish larvae feed within [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 silenella
LarvaNottingham Catchfly, Silene nutans
Bladder Campion, Silene vulgaris
AugustThe 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 details Cydia microgrammana
LarvaCommon Restharrow, Ononis repens
Spiny Restharrow, Ononis spinosa
August to SeptemberThe larva is to be found in August and September in the still green pods [Tutt]
View field tip details Dichrorampha simpliciana
ImagoMugwort, Artemisia vulgaris
July to AugustThe adults fly by day in July and August, among mugwort (Artemisia) [Tutt]
View field tip details Endothenia pullana
LarvaMarsh-woundwort, Stachys palustris
AugustIn August the stems of the foodplant (occurring in marshes and fens) should be collected for the larvae
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.
View field tip details Epermenia chaerophyllella
LarvaHogweed, Heracleum sphondylium
May to June, August to SeptemberThe larvae make large brown blotches on the leaves during the summer months [Tutt]
View field tip details Epermenia falciformis
LarvaGround-elder, Aegopodium podagraria
Wild Angelica, Angelica sylvestris
May to June, AugustIn 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 details Epinotia caprana
Imago August to SeptemberThe adults fly at dusk among sallows in August and September [Tutt]

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