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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
LarvaTraveller's Joy, Clematis vitalba
late June to JulyBeat for larvae [Tutt]
View field tip details Acleris cristana
Larvahawthorns, Crataegus spp.
JulyThe larva feeds between united hawthorn leaves in July [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 Agdistis bennetii
LarvaCommon Sea-lavender, Limonium vulgare
April to May, JulyThe larvae feed on the leaves. The large pieces taken out of the leaves are a good guide as to the whereabouts of the larvae. [Tutt]Tip has photos
View field tip details Agdistis bennetii
LarvaCommon Sea-lavender, Limonium vulgare
late April to early May, JulyThe hybernated Spinx-like larva may be found at rest upon the leaves from which they fall on the slightest disturbance. It is only be searching the plants that show signs of being eaten by the larvae that one can find them. [Tutt]
View field tip details Agonopterix rotundella
LarvaWild Carrot, Daucus carota
June to JulyThe larvae feed on the pinnae of the leaves. [Tutt]
View field tip details Agrotera nemoralis
LarvaHornbeam, Carpinus betulus
JulyThe larvae live in a loosely spun web on the underside of the leaves. [Tutt]
View field tip details Algedonia terrealis
LarvaGoldenrod, Solidago virgaurea
JulyThe full-grown larvae may be found, they eat the flowers, often strip the entire spike, spinning a slight web among the flowers, out of which they wriggle when disturbed (Newman). [Tutt]
View field tip details Antispila metallella
LarvaDogwood, Swida sanguinea
JulyThe bushes of Dogwood should be seached for mines of the larvae [Tutt]
View field tip details Antispila metallella
LarvaDogwood, Swida sanguinea
June to JulyThe larva is to be found on its foodplant, fixing its case for pupation on the undersides of stones (Richardson). [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 Bucculatrix cristatella
LarvaYarrow, Achillea millefolium
April to May, JulyThe larvae are to be found on the leaves. Care must be taken not to shake the plants or the larvae will fall to the ground, and then are not easily to be detected. Later on the most beautiful white cocoons may be found spin on the leaves and stem of the foodplant [Tutt]
View field tip details Bucculatrix cristatella
LarvaYarrow, Achillea millefolium
early May, JulyThe larvae are to be found mining the leaves, and then eating the leaves halfway through from the outside. [Tutt]
View field tip details Caloptilia populetorum
Larvabirches, Betula spp.
JulyThe cones are to be found on birch. The cone occupies an entire leaf, in which the green, rather transparent, larva feeds [Tutt]
View field tip details Caloptilia semifascia
LarvaField Maple, Acer campestre
JulyRolled-up leaves of maple collected in July give the larvae [Tutt]
View field tip details Catoptria furcatellus
Imago JulyThe adults occurs in areas with scanty turf in mountainous regions.
View field tip details Chilo phragmitella
Imago JulyDusking along the reed-beds in marshes is always very productive during July, the adults may thus be captured, frequently in abundance, as the males assemble to newly-emerged females; they may also be taken freely, in cop., on the reeds after dark, with a lantern. [Tutt]
View field tip details Choristoneura diversana
Imago JulyThe adults fly at dusk in July, over the tops of birch and elm trees, on which the larva feed in spring
View field tip details Cnaemidophorus rhododactyla
PupaDog Rose, Rosa canina
late June to JulyThe pupa should be looked for; it is to be found attached by its anal segment to the foodplant, in close proximity to where it has fed, either on the peduncle, leafbud or leafstalk. [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 atricapitana
LarvaCommon Ragwort, Senecio jacobaea
JulyThe second brood larvae feed in July within the growing stems of ragwort, eating the pith and stopping the growth of the central shoot so that it becomes thickened and covered with a bunch of leaves, while the side shoots grow up past it (Barrett); usually in terminal shoots [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 Cosmiotes stabilella
Larvabents, Agrostis spp.
Tall Fescue, Festuca arundinacea
February to May, JulyThe larvae mine the leaves of the foodplant growing on chalk, and may be found in February in the brown withered tips of the leaves, from which they make pale yellow mines to the stem, pupating in April at the base of the blade, under an oval-shaped web (Warren). [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 Elachista biatomella
LarvaGlaucous Sedge, Carex glauca
April, JulyThe larvae are to be found making whitish blotches ni the leaves, the pupae being placed in the angle of a lower leaf than that which had been mined. [Tutt]
View field tip details Endothenia oblongana
Imago June to JulyThe adults fly swiftly by day about grassy banks, where Centaurea nigra grows. They may be easily overlooked for a Dichrorampha [Tutt]
View field tip details Epermenia insecurella
LarvaBastard Toadflax, Thesium humifusum
May, JulyFirst brood larvae feed on the leaves in May, while second brood larvae feed on the flowers and unripe seeds in July [Tutt]

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