Field Tip Details

Species753 Aristotelia brizella, (Treitschke, 1833)
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearFebruary to March
FoodplantsThrift, Armeria maritima
Common Sea-lavender, Limonium vulgare
TipThe larvae winter in the flower-heads, changing to pupa in April (Schmid). [Meyrick notes larvae as occurring in June-July and again in September-October.] [Tutt]
Rankingranking 5
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedSun 26-Feb-2006Last updatedFri 24-Mar-2006

Photographs

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Larval feeding damage within Thrift (Armeria maritima) seedhead - Boyton, Suffolk (19.iii.2006) © A Prichard
Larval feeding damage within Thrift (Armeria maritima) seedhead - Boyton, Suffolk (19.iii.2006) © A Prichard
Larval feeding damage within Thrift (Armeria maritima) seedhead - Boyton, Suffolk (19.iii.2006) © A Prichard