Field Tip Details

Species1357 Evergestis extimalis, (Scopoli, 1763)
Taxon stage
Time of yearAugust
FoodplantsWhite Mustard, Sinapis alba
Charlock, Sinapis arvensis
Hedge-mustard, Sisymbrium officinale
TipFlower- and seed-heads of wild mustard should be collected for larvae. [Tutt]
DetailThe larvae are to be found (often two or three together) under a web among the seed-heads of White Mustard and Charlock. They are best found, however, by night, when they are feeding on the seed-pods. Those plants found near growing corn are most frequented
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedThu 25-Aug-2005Last updatedThu 25-Aug-2005