Habitat - Ploughman's Spikenard growing on a steep, eroding bank - Aston Rowant NNR - Oxfordshire - 09/04/2021 - Good numbers of larvae were found here in one of the only extensive patches of foodplant on the site, with relative ease.
Habitat - Goldenrod growing in among bracken and regenerating scrub on a managed ride-edge - East Blean Woods - Kent - 09/10/2021 - 2 larval cases and a number of damaged plants were found in this area
Larval habitat - Goldenrod growing through bracken on a ride edge - East Blean Woods - Kent - 09/10/2021 - 2 larvae were found on the lower leaves of the goldenrod plants visible growing through bracken here
Habitat - Wild Licquorice growing among scrub in calcareous grassland - Sydlings Copse - Oxfordshire - 06/06/2019 - c30 adults were found flying around and perching on the foodplant in the late morning sun here
Larva on Ploughman's Spikenard - Feeding damage (wilted central leaves, black/brown frass) is shown on the right, and the exposed larva (once the wilted leaves were removed) on the left - Aston Rowant NNR - Oxfordshire - 09/04/2021
Larval case on Blue Fleabane - the case is initially only visible as a slight dark area within the seed head, but becomes more obvious as seeds are removed - Aston Rowant NNR - Oxfordshire - 10/10/2019
Larval case on Blue Fleabane - Cases are difficult to spot inside seedheads, appearing just as a darker area within the seedhead (here in the bottom right) - Aston Rowant NNR - Oxfordshire - 10/10/2019