Field Tip Details

Species2135 Heath Rustic, Xestia agathina, (Duponchel, 1827)
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearMay to June
Foodplantsheathers, Erica spp.
TipIn 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]
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedFri 20-May-2005Last updatedFri 20-May-2005