Field Tip Details

Species633 Cosmiotes stabilella, (Stainton, 1858)
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearFebruary to May
Foodplantsbents, Agrostis spp.
Tall Fescue, Festuca arundinacea
TipThe larvae mine the leaves of the foodplant growing on chalk, and may be found in February in the brown withered tips of the leaves, from which they make pale yellow mines to the stem, pupating in April at the base of the blade, under an oval-shaped web (Warren). [Tutt]
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedWed 28-Dec-2005Last updatedWed 28-Dec-2005