Field Tip Details

Species2253 Black-banded, Polymixis xanthomista, (Hübner, 1819)
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearMay
FoodplantsThrift, Armeria maritima
TipThe larvae are to be found by day around the roots of Thrift or on the blossoms by night (Newman). We believe Sea Plantain is the more usual foodplant. [Tutt]
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedSun 22-May-2005Last updatedSun 22-May-2005