View Tips for Current Time of Year - late August

The field tips listed in these pages are for the current time of year. The ordering of tips can be changed using the 'Tip order' menu below. The number of tips displayed per page can be changed using the 'Tips per page' menu. The arrow and number buttons allow navigation between pages of tips.

Tip order
Tips per page :
 1 

Toggle all  Hide selected  Show all  

SpeciesTaxon stageFoodplantTime of yearTipRankPhoto
View field tip details Chestnut-coloured Carpet
ImagoJuniper, Juniperus communis
July to AugustThe adults are to be taken on the junipers at night [Tutt]
View field tip details Small Waved Umber
Imago May, AugustThe adults fly rapidly along hedges where clematis grows at dusk [Tutt]Tip has photos
View field tip details Acleris hastiana
Larvasallows and willows, Salix spp.
June to AugustThe larvae occur almost continuously from June until September in rolled leaevs of sallow, without any suggestion of a break to divide the appearances into separate broods. [Tutt]
View field tip details Acleris permutana
LarvaBurnet Rose, Rosa pimpinellifolia
June to AugustThe larva feeds in bound-together leaves generally on lateral shoots, spinning a white silken web among the leaves. It occurs at Wallasey and Penmaenbach (near Conway) [Tutt]
View field tip details Acleris schalleriana
LarvaWayfaring Tree, Viburnum lantana
Guelder-rose, Viburnum opulus
late AugustTwisted leaves of Wayfaring Tree and Guelder-rose should be collected at the end of August for the larvae [Tutt]
View field tip details Acleris schalleriana
LarvaWayfaring Tree, Viburnum lantana
June to AugustThe larvae can be locally abundant on its foodplant. [Tutt]
View field tip details Algedonia terrealis
LarvaGoldenrod, Solidago virgaurea
AugustFlower- and seed-heads should be collected for larvae. [Tutt]
View field tip details Altenia scriptella
LarvaField Maple, Acer campestre
August to early SeptemberThe larvae fold the leaves of maple in August and early September. [Tutt]
View field tip details Anania verbascalis
LarvaWood-sage, Teucrium scorodonia
August to SeptemberIn August and September the foodplant should be well shaken (or beaten) for the larvae. The larva should be given sand in which to pupate. [Tutt]
View field tip details Ancylis apicella
ImagoAlder Buckthorn, Frangula alnus
late June, AugustThe adults fly at dusk, over herbage where it's foodplant grows [Tutt]
View field tip details Apotomis semifasciana
Imago July to AugustThe adult flies at dusk in July and August, over the tops of sallow growing in damp and marshy places, it will also come to sugar. The larva feeds in the shoot (and catkins) of sallow in April and May [Tutt]
View field tip details Argyresthia conjugella
LarvaRowan, Sorbus aucuparia
AugustThe larvae feed in the berries of mountain-ash, in August [Tutt]
View field tip details Calybites phasianipennella
LarvaWater-pepper, Polygonum hydropiper
AugustThe cones should be collected on Polygonum hydropiper; they produce imagines in September
View field tip details Cochylis flaviciliana
LarvaField Scabious, Knautia arvensis
AugustThe flower-heads should be collected in August for larvae [Tutt]
View field tip details Cochylis hybridella
LarvaHawkweed Oxtongue, Picis hieracioides
August to SeptemberDuring August (sometimes as late as September) the seed-heads should be collected for larvae (Barrett). [Tutt]
View field tip details Coleophora adjunctella
LarvaSaltmarsh Rush, Juncus gerardii
August to SeptemberThe cases are to be found during August and September, in salt-marshes, on the seed-heads [Tutt]
View field tip details Coleophora silenella
LarvaNottingham Catchfly, Silene nutans
Bladder Campion, Silene vulgaris
AugustThe larvae feed on the seeds in August, and appear to prefer the dry seed-heads to the unripe pods. Common in the lanes about Croydon [Tutt]
View field tip details Cydia microgrammana
LarvaCommon Restharrow, Ononis repens
Spiny Restharrow, Ononis spinosa
August to SeptemberThe larva is to be found in August and September in the still green pods [Tutt]
View field tip details Dichrorampha simpliciana
ImagoMugwort, Artemisia vulgaris
July to AugustThe adults fly by day in July and August, among mugwort (Artemisia) [Tutt]
View field tip details Endothenia pullana
LarvaMarsh-woundwort, Stachys palustris
AugustIn August the stems of the foodplant (occurring in marshes and fens) should be collected for the larvae
View field tip details Epermenia chaerophyllella
LarvaHogweed, Heracleum sphondylium
Wild Parsnip, Pastinaca sativa
June, August to SeptemberThe larva mines the leaves at first, making brown blotches in the leaves, and then feeding on the under surface of the large lower leaves beneath a slight web, and pupating among rubbish on the ground.
View field tip details Epermenia chaerophyllella
LarvaHogweed, Heracleum sphondylium
May to June, August to SeptemberThe larvae make large brown blotches on the leaves during the summer months [Tutt]
View field tip details Epermenia falciformis
LarvaGround-elder, Aegopodium podagraria
Wild Angelica, Angelica sylvestris
May to June, AugustIn marshy places containing the foodplant search for first-brood larvae on the foodplant, which live in crumpled leaves. Second-brood larvae eat round holes through the sheaths of the unexpanded umbels and feed on the immature flowers within [Tutt]
View field tip details Epinotia caprana
Imago August to SeptemberThe adults fly at dusk among sallows in August and September [Tutt]
View field tip details Epinotia sordidana
Imago August to SeptemberThe adults are to be obtained in August and September, in damp places among alder and bog-myrtle.
View field tip details Eudonia murana
PupaMoss
May, AugustThe pupae are to be found in cavities, lined with silk, hollowed out at the roots of the mosses growing on old walls, rocks, etc. [Tutt]
View field tip details Eudonia murana
Imago late May to early June, AugustThe adults are to be found on moss-covered walls and rocks in moorland and mountainous districts, rarely in the beighbourhood of towns or in the south. It is very quiet and not easily disturbed, and so can be boxed with ease. [Tutt]
View field tip details Euzophera pinguis
LarvaAsh, Fraxinus excelsior
May to AugustDuring the whole of the summer months the larvae inhabit the living bark of ash, frequently pollard-trees, never affecting any dead or decayed portions of a tree nor penetrating into the wood. It does not eat far into the bark, however thick, and a few long black grains of frass block the entrance. The frass is characteristic, and should be looked for when searching a tree on any projecting bosses, as well as on the spreading foot, for stray grains of frass detected below afford a good clue to the situation of the mine above (Buckler) [Tutt]
View field tip details Evergestis extimalis
White Mustard, Sinapis alba
Charlock, Sinapis arvensis
Hedge-mustard, Sisymbrium officinale
AugustFlower- and seed-heads of wild mustard should be collected for larvae. [Tutt]
View field tip details Falseuncaria degreyana
LarvaCommon Toadflax, Linaria vulgaris
August to SeptemberIn August and September the larvae feed in the seed-pods on the unripe seeds [Tutt]

Toggle all  Hide selected  Show all