Field Tip Details

Species2314 Dingy Shears, Parastichtis ypsillon, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
2452 Red Underwing, Catocala nupta, (Linnaeus, 1767)
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearMay
Foodplantssallows and willows, Salix spp.
TipThe larvae of Dingy Shears can be obtained in abundance beneath the loose bark of willow trees, where they hide by day. They go up at night to feed. The larvae of Red Underwing may often be found in the same places [Tutt]
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedFri 20-May-2005Last updatedFri 20-May-2005