Field Tip Details

Species550 Coleophora silenella, Herrich-Schäffer, 1855
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearAugust
FoodplantsNottingham Catchfly, Silene nutans
Bladder Campion, Silene vulgaris
TipThe larvae feed on the seeds in August, and appear to prefer the dry seed-heads to the unripe pods. Common in the lanes about Croydon [Tutt]
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedSun 31-Jul-2005Last updatedSun 31-Jul-2005