Field Tip Details

Species725 Metzneria aestivella, (Zeller, 1839)
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearJanuary to mid April
FoodplantsCarline Thistle, Carlina vulgaris
TipThe larvae may be obtained from the seedheads. [Tutt]
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedSun 22-Jan-2006Last updatedSat 22-Apr-2006

Photographs

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Larva inside seed-head of Carline Thistle - Minsmere, Suffolk (22.iv.2006) © A Prichard
Larva inside seed-head of Carline Thistle - Minsmere, Suffolk (22.iv.2006) © A Prichard