Field Tip Details

Species2036 Dew Moth, Setina irrorella, (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearMay
FoodplantsLichens
TipThe larvae feed on a ground lichen, which grows amongst the grass, often just outside the tide-mark. They afterwards feed fairly well on the grey lichens, which are not uncommon on apple and other trees (Crewe). Also occurs inland, at Box Hill, &c. [Tutt]
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedSun 22-May-2005Last updatedSun 22-May-2005