MICRO MOTH LARVA ON DEVILS BIT SCABIOUS

MICRO MOTH LARVA ON DEVILS BIT SCABIOUS

Observation - MICRO MOTH LARVA ON DEVILS BIT SCABIOUS - UK and Ireland. Description: SMALL GREEN CATERPILLAR ABOUT 20-25MM LONG, WITH TWO YELLOWY GREEN STRIPES RUNNING DOWN BACK. FOUND IN TUBE OF D.B.SCABIOUS LEAVES.LEAF USUALLY CUT FROM EDGE TO MIDRIB AND ROLLED LENGHTWISE.THIS LEAF WAS SEVERED COMPLETELY SO I OPENED IT TO FIND THIS CATE

SMALL GREEN CATERPILLAR ABOUT 20-25MM LONG, WITH TWO YELLOWY GREEN STRIPES RUNNING DOWN BACK. FOUND IN TUBE OF D.B.SCABIOUS LEAVES.LEAF USUALLY CUT FROM EDGE TO MIDRIB AND ROLLED LENGHTWISE.THIS LEAF WAS SEVERED COMPLETELY SO I OPENED IT TO FIND THIS CATERPILLAR.I ALSO FOUND THESE TUBES IN JUNE/JULY SO I SUSPECT DOUBLE BROODED SPECIES,IT MIGHT BE MICRO MOTH STENOPHILIA BIPUNCTIDACTYLA