Field Tip Details

Species966 Cochylis atricapitana, (Stephens, 1852)
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearFebruary to April
FoodplantsCommon Ragwort, Senecio jacobaea
TipThe distorted dry stems may be collected in spring for larvae, which live thereon throughout the autumn and winter. Some spin up and pupate within the burrow; others, however, leave the stem to spin up elsewhere. [Tutt]
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedSun 26-Mar-2006Last updatedSun 26-Mar-2006