Field Tip Details

Species625 Biselachista cinereopunctella, (Haworth, 1828)
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearFebruary to March
FoodplantsGlaucous Sedge, Carex glauca
TipThe beautiful red-spotted larva mines down the leaves in the spring, having apparently wintered in the withered tip of the leaf; it is full-fed in March and almost immediately it quits the mine it fixes itself in the angle of the leaf, and changes to a pupa. [Tutt]
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedSun 19-Feb-2006Last updatedSun 19-Feb-2006