Field Tip Details

Species1102 Endothenia nigricostana, (Haworth, 1811)
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearJanuary to April
FoodplantsHedge-woundwort, Stachys sylvatica
TipDuring the winter, stems of the foodplant should be collected for the larvae. [Tutt]
DetailThe withered stems should be collected for the larvae. [Tutt]
Can be bred in numbers by collecting dead stems of the foodplant and enclosing them in any suitable receptable. [Tutt]
From October to April the larvae may be found in the stem and roots, climbing in April into the dried flower-stems, where it pupates just below a joint in the stem. [Tutt]
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedWed 28-Dec-2005Last updatedThu 11-May-2006