Field Tip Details

Species906 Blastodacna atra, Apple Pith Moth, (Haworth, 1828)
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearFebruary to March
Foodplantsapple, Malus spp.
TipIn early spring sickly-looking buds should be pulled of apple-trees in order to obtain the larvae. The larva mines into the bud in autumn, and in winter is to be found in the alburnum of the bearing spur of the apple. [Tutt]
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedSun 26-Feb-2006Last updatedSun 26-Feb-2006