Field Tip Details

Species1183 Epiblema foenella, (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearJanuary to March
FoodplantsMugwort, Artemisia vulgaris
TipWhere the stems are broken off and the holes in the centre covered with silk, the larvae may be judged to be present in the roots. The adults are easily reared from potted roots. [Tutt]
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedSun 26-Feb-2006Last updatedSun 26-Feb-2006