Field Tip Details

Species1488 Agdistis bennetii, (Curtis, 1833)
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearmid May to early August
FoodplantsCommon Sea-lavender, Limonium vulgare
TipThe full-fed larva crawls to the top of a leaf, spins numerous silken threads across it, attaches itself by its anal claspers, and after two days becomes a long characteristic Pterophorid pupa with a marvellous ability to throw its head up, and away from its resting position. [Tutt]
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedMon 17-Apr-2006Last updatedMon 17-Apr-2006