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SpeciesTaxon stageFoodplantTime of yearTipRankPhoto
View field tip details Chestnut-coloured Carpet
LarvaJuniper, Juniperus communis
May to JuneBeat for larvae [Tutt]
View field tip details Heath Rustic
Larvaheathers, Erica spp.
May to JuneIn sweeping for heather for the larvae it is well to select the larger larvae only as being less likely to be ichneumoned; the parasites appear to leave the 'stung' larvae when the latter are about two-thirds grown (Collins) [Tutt]
View field tip details Small Waved Umber
LarvaTraveller's Joy, Clematis vitalba
late June to JulyBeat for larvae [Tutt]
View field tip details  Imago JuneWhen sugar fails one frequently gets many insects by visiting flowers with a lantern in June and July; those of thistles and Ragged Robin are often the most productive (Newnham). [Tutt]
View field tip details Acleris aspersana
LarvaMeadowsweet, Filipendula ulmaria
Silverweed, Potentilla anserina
Tormentil, Potentilla erecta
Salad Burnet, Poterium sanguisorba
JuneThe larvae are to be found throughout June (Thurnall). [Tutt]
View field tip details Acleris forsskaleana
LarvaField Maple, Acer campestre
Sycamore, Acer pseudoplatanus
JuneThe larvae are to be found abundantly on its foodplant. The adults are to be beaten therefrom sometimes in large numbers a little later in the season. [Tutt]
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 holmiana
Larvabrambles, Rubus spp.
mid June to late JuneThe larvae are to be found towards the end of June, particularly on plants growing in hedges (Thurnall). [Tutt]
View field tip details Acleris lorquiniana
LarvaPurple Loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria
June, OctoberIt may be bred in abundance from flower-heads collected in October, and from shoots of the same plant found in June. [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
June to AugustThe larvae can be locally abundant on its foodplant. [Tutt]
View field tip details Acleris shepherdana
LarvaMeadowsweet, Filipendula ulmaria
JuneThe adults are to be bred from rolled-up leaves, collected in June
View field tip details Acompsia schmidtiellus
LarvaMarjoram, Origanum vulgare
mid June to late JuneThe larvae are to be found in the latter half of June, the adults emerging the first half of July (Miller). [Tutt]
View field tip details Acrolepia autumnitella
LarvaBittersweet, Solanum dulcamara
June, SeptemberThe full-fed larvae are to be obtained in September (and also June), in mines that make conspicuous greenish-white blotches in the leaves. [Tutt]Tip has photos
View field tip details Adela rufimitrella
ImagoCuckooflower, Cardamine pratensis
Hedge-mustard, Sisymbrium officinale
late May to JuneThe flowers should be worked for the adults [Tutt]ranking 4
View field tip details Agonopterix angelicella
LarvaWild Angelica, Angelica sylvestris
JuneThe larvae are to be found twisting and crumpling the leaves of Wild Angelica [Tutt]
View field tip details Agonopterix carduella
Larvaburdocks, Arctium spp.
thistles, Carduus spp.
Common Knapweed, Centaurea nigra
thistles, Cirsium spp.
JuneThe larva mines the leaves of thistles moving freely from plant to plant [Tutt]
View field tip details Agonopterix cnicella
LarvaSea-holly, Eryngium maritimum
May to JuneThe larvae may be found feeding in the shoots of the foodplant. [Tutt]
View field tip details Agonopterix rotundella
LarvaWild Carrot, Daucus carota
June to JulyThe larvae feed on the pinnae of the leaves. [Tutt]
View field tip details Agonopterix yeatiana
LarvaWild Carrot, Daucus carota
late June to early JulyThe larva feeds in a tube formed by turning over the pinnae of he leaves; it is full-fed during the last week of June and the first week of July, when it descends to the surface of the ground and pupates in a slight, white, silken cocoon. [Tutt]
View field tip details Agriphila selasella
LarvaSheep's-fescue, Festuca ovina
Common Saltmarsh-grass, Puccinellia maritima
Small Cord-grass, Spartina maritima
May to JuneThe larvae are to be found in green grass-covered tubes or galleries partly attached to stones, among mixed growths of the foodplants, in marshy places near the sea; in similar situations among other grasses in fenny and marshy districts. [Tutt]
View field tip details Anarsia spartiella
LarvaBroom, Cytisus scoparius
JuneThe larvae feed on flowers and shoots [Tutt]
View field tip details Anarsia spartiella
LarvaGorse, Ulex europaeus
JuneThe terminal shoots that have turned brown should be collected for larvae. [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 Ancylis upupana
Imago JuneThe adult flies very swiftly over the tops of oaks, birches, and other trees in their immediate vicinity. It flies in the sunshine from 2 p.m., or a little earlier, until an hour before sunset. It frequents woods and appears very local. In flying it somewhat resembles A. mitterbacheriana, but the latter flies later in the day, and is heavier on the wing. [Tutt]Tip has photos
View field tip details Antispila metallella
LarvaDogwood, Swida sanguinea
June to JulyThe larva is to be found on its foodplant, fixing its case for pupation on the undersides of stones (Richardson). [Tutt]
View field tip details Aphelia paleana
Imago late June to early JulyThe adults frequent grassy places (often damp); it comes out of the rank herbage freely after 4 p.m., and occurs freely on the wing at dusk. [Tutt]Tip has photos
View field tip details Aphelia viburnana
ImagoHeather, Ling, Calluna vulgaris
heathers, Erica spp.
JuneThe adults frequents moors where Erica and Calluna are the chief features of the herbage; the adults fly in the sun; and in fine weather are on the wing freely from 10 a.m., being less abundant in the afternoon. [Tutt]Tip has photos
View field tip details Apotomis semifasciana
Larvasallows and willows, Salix spp.
May to JuneThe larvae feed in united shoots of sallow in May and June, generally preferring the dwarf and stunted bushes, and the imago appears in July [Tutt]
View field tip details Apotomis semifasciana
LarvaSallow/Goat Willow, Salix caprea
mid June to late JuneThe larvae are to be found on Goat Willow, etc., especially abundant by the sides of ditches, etc. [Tutt]

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