Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Look for Lobesia littoralis on Thrift

I was recently sent a picture by Mike Corby of Lobesia littoralis from North Bucks.  On confirmation Mike went and looked at the Thrift plants (only a few) in his garden and found another moth on the plants.  So, if you have Thrift plants it is worth having a look for the moths and also look in the flower heads for a silk cocoon and possibly a protruding chrysalis skin were the moth has emerged.  Some times the shed chrysalis will stick out from the flower head.


  1. Hi Martin, does it feed on other things too as it is common here in my garden in Didcot but there is no thrift anywhere nearby that I can find.


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