Field Tip Details

Species944 Aethes williana, (Brahm, 1791)
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearJanuary to March
FoodplantsWild Carrot, Daucus carota
TipThe larva feeds in the autumn and winter in the stems, eating out the pith and filling the space with frass, still feeding on the dead stems or working back through the frass as late as April and spinning a very slight brownish cocoon in the tightly packed mass of frass in the stem, the moth emerging in June. [Tutt]
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedMon 10-Oct-2005Last updatedMon 10-Oct-2005