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SpeciesTaxon stageFoodplantTime of yearTipRankPhoto
View field tip details Adela fibulella
LarvaGermander Speedwell, Veronica chamaedrys
November to DecemberThe larva feeds in a flat case on the leaves [Tutt]
View field tip details Aethes dilucidana
LarvaWild Parsnip, Pastinaca sativa
November to DecemberStems 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 details Aethes margaritana
LarvaYarrow, Achillea millefolium
January to mid March, November to DecemberThe larvae feed in a web among the seedheads in the autumn and winter. [Tutt]
View field tip details Aethes williana
LarvaWild Carrot, Daucus carota
January to March, October to DecemberThe larva feeds in the autumn and winter in the stems, eating out the pith and filling the space with frass, still feeding on the dead stems or working back through the frass as late as April and spinning a very slight brownish cocoon in the tightly packed mass of frass in the stem, the moth emerging in June. [Tutt]
View field tip details Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
PupaHedge-woundwort, Stachys sylvatica
October to NovemberThe pupae are to be found attached by the anal segment to the flower spikes, between two of the whorls of seed-vessels, where they look like dried-up flowers. [Tutt]
View field tip details Coleophora badiipennella
Larvaelms, Ulmus spp.
January to early February, late November to DecemberThe cases may be found throughout the winter on the lower twigs of elm-trees and the upper twigs of elm-bushes. The particular elms may be noted and the larvae gathered in spring. [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 lithargyrinella
LarvaGreater Stitchwort, Stellaria holostea
September to DecemberThe cylindrical ochreous-brown cases are to be found on or near the foodplant. [Tutt]
View field tip details Coleophora maritimella
LarvaSea-rush, Juncus maritimus
January, late November to DecemberDuring the winter months the cases are to be obtained from the seed-heads. The larvae form their cases in the seed capsules and are difficult to discover unless they are rubbed off the plant over paper, when those tenanted by larvae will be seen walking away (Moncreaff). [Tutt]
View field tip details Coleophora virgaureae
LarvaGoldenrod, Solidago virgaurea
NovemberThe cases should be collected from the seed-heads. [Tutt]
View field tip details Cydia fagiglandana
LarvaBeech, Fagus sylvatica
late September to NovemberDuring the autumn collect beech mast for the larvae. [Tutt]
View field tip details Cydia strobilella
LarvaNorway Spruce, Picea abies
Serbian Spruce, Picea omorika
late November to DecemberThe larva feeds in the cones, which should be collected in the winter. [Tutt]
View field tip details Euzophera cinerosella
LarvaWormwood, Artemisia absinthium
January to March, October to DecemberThe larvae feed during the winter and spring in the stems and root-stocks of the foodplant. [Tutt]
View field tip details Homoeosoma sinuella
Larvaplantains, Plantago spp.
January to March, October to DecemberDuring the winter months the larvae may be found feeding in the root-stocks of plantain. [Tutt]
View field tip details Limnaecia phragmitella
LarvaLesser Bulrush, Typhus angustifolia
Bulrush, Typhus latifolia
January to May, September to DecemberThe larva feeds in the heads of bulrush from September to May, secreting itself in the woolly down, where it is about as easy to find as a needle in a bundle of hay; the down itself hangs out in the spring in large conspicuous masses. [Tutt]ranking 5Tip has photos
View field tip details Metzneria lappella
LarvaGreater Burdock, Arctium lappa
January to February, September to DecemberLarvae can be obtained in the seed-heads of burdock. [Tutt]ranking 5Tip has photos
View field tip details Myelois circumvoluta
LarvaGreater Burdock, Arctium lappa
Woolly Thistle, Cirsium eriophorum
Spear-thistle, Cirsium vulgare
Cotton-thistle, Onopordium acanthium
January to March, October to DecemberDuring the winter months the dried stems of thistles should be collected for the larvae. [Tutt]
View field tip details Pammene albuginana
Larvaoaks, Quercus spp.
January to February, late November to DecemberThe larva lives through the winter in a spongy oak gall fixed on the twigs of young oaks, preferring those of the preceding year's growth. The galls should be collected in the winter and spring.
View field tip details Pammene regiana
PupaSycamore, Acer pseudoplatanus
January to March, October to DecemberThe cocoons are to be obtained during the autumn and winter under the bark of old sycamore trees; the larva appears to remain in its cocoon unchanged until spring. [Tutt]ranking 5Tip has photos
View field tip details Phalonidia manniana
LarvaGipsywort, Lycopus europaeus
Water-mint, Mentha aquatica
mid September to DecemberThe larvae hibernate in the stems, pupate therein and emerge through a small hole in the side hidden by a thin layer of skin, all that the larvae has left at that point. The affected stems should be collected in the autumn months, kept out of doors during the winter, the adults emerge in June. [Tutt]
View field tip details Phyllonorycter spinicolella
LarvaWild Plum, Prunus domestica
Blackthorn, Prunus spinosa
January to February, September to DecemberThe larva mines on the underside of the leaves, including domestic varieties of the foodplant. [Tutt]
View field tip details Pima boisduvaliella
LarvaKidney Vetch, Anthyllis vulneraria
January to March, October to DecemberDuring the winter the hibernating larvae are to be obtained in sandy localities, where the foodplant grows, in their sand-balls, by passing the sand through a sieve. [Tutt]
View field tip details Pristerognatha penthinana
LarvaTouch-me-not Balsam, Impatiens noli-tangere
January to March, October to DecemberFrom October to April, split the stems for the active whitish-green larva. When the stems can be detected without splitting them, do not do this, as it interferes with the hibernation of the larva. [Tutt]
View field tip details Thiotricha subocellea
LarvaWater-mint, Mentha aquatica
Marjoram, Origanum vulgare
September to NovemberBy collecting the seed-heads and keeping them exposed to the weather during the winter, the adults may be bred. [Tutt]

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