Field Tip Details

Species702 Agonopterix assimilella, (Treitschke, 1832)
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearFebruary to March
FoodplantsBroom, Cytisus scoparius
TipBushes of the foodplant, frequently found by the rides in woods, etc., will have some of their twigs joined together by a slight web; on pulling them apart the brown larvae will be found. [Tutt]
DetailIt is best to cut off good-sized pieces of the twigs with the larvae and keep them in a cage with plenty of ventilation and out in the open air, otherwise the broom will very soon go mouldy. [Tutt]
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedSun 22-Jan-2006Last updatedSun 19-Feb-2006

Photographs

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Larval spinning between two stems - Norfolk (2006) © Rob Edmunds
Larval spinning along a stem - Norfolk (2006) © Rob Edmunds
Larval spinning between two stems - Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk (4.iii.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Larva in spinning between two stems - Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk (4.iii.2006) © A Prichard
Larva in spinning between two stems - Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk (4.iii.2006) © A Prichard