Field Tip Details

Species483 Epermenia chaerophyllella, (Goeze, 1783)
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearJune
FoodplantsHogweed, Heracleum sphondylium
Wild Parsnip, Pastinaca sativa
TipThe larva mines the leaves at first, making brown blotches in the leaves, and then feeding on the under surface of the large lower leaves beneath a slight web, and pupating among rubbish on the ground.
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedSun 22-May-2005Last updatedSun 22-May-2005