Field Tip Details

Species2313 Angle-striped Sallow, Enargia paleacea, (Esper, 1788)
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearlate May to early June
Foodplantsbirches, Betula spp.
TipThe larvae is to be found at the end of May or beginning of June on birch. Beat the lower branches hard. The larva is very sickly looking, and, before I knew them, I used to throw them away thinking that they were ichneumoned (Corbett) [Tutt]
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedSat 21-May-2005Last updatedSat 21-May-2005