It feeds in July and August on broom, dyer's greenweed (Genista tinctoria), persicaria, and other low plants.
It feeds in July and August on orach (Atriplex), persicaria, knot-grass, and will also eat dock.
How the spots of persicaria do manifest themselves between the sixth and tenth ribbe.
Here is a young one on this leaf of persicaria; do you see it?
The leaves of persicaria, also, are often selected by the female newt for the purpose of depositing her eggs.
But two or three of the persicaria tribe are still in flower, and also some of the Goosefoots.