Field Tip Details

Species1791 Brown Scallop, Philereme vetulata, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearMay
FoodplantsBuckthorn, Rhamnus catharticus
TipDuring the first week of May the young larvae mine the young shoots, their presence being indicated by the drooping condition of the young twigs. After a week or so they emerge from the mine, and live in the shelter made by spinning two or three young leaves together. [Tutt]
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedTue 17-May-2005Last updatedTue 17-May-2005