Field Tip Details

Species265 Bucculatrix cristatella, Zeller, 1839
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearMarch to April
FoodplantsYarrow, Achillea millefolium
TipThe larvae nibble the leaves causing the bitten edges to turn brown, which betrays their presence. The beautiful ribbed whitish cocoon is spun irregularly across the front of the leaf and may be found in May. [Tutt]
Rankingranking 5
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedFri 3-Mar-2006Last updatedFri 24-Mar-2006

Photographs

265 Bucculatrix cristatella265 Bucculatrix cristatella
white moulting cocoon - Barnhamcross Common, Thetford, Suffolk (17.iv.2005) © A Prichard
Larva on Yarrow - Barnhamcross Common, Thetford, Suffolk (17.iv.2005) © A Prichard