Field Tip Details

Species642 Batia unitella, (Hübner, 1796)
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearFebruary to April
Foodplantselms, Ulmus spp.
TipUnder the loose bark of elm-posts and the rails by the side of fields, etc., the dirty blackish larvae may be found living under a slight web, mixed with frass and gnawed wood (Elisha). [Tutt]
DetailThe larvae have been found in April under the decaying bark of elm. [Tutt]
The brown larvae are to be found feeding on decaying bark of oak, etc. [Tutt]
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedSun 22-Jan-2006Last updatedFri 5-May-2006