The Moths of Suffolk
177 Dahlica inconspicuella, Lesser Lichen Case-bearer, (Stainton, 1849)

National Status : Nationally Scarce A

Local Status : Uncertain, no recent records (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Flight Period : Single-brooded, March to April

Larval foodplants : Lichens

Morley's Final Catalogue : Bentley Woods, many cases beaten on 24 October 1899 (Mly) Southwold (Ctw). Also entry for Bankesia douglasii as a synonym of this species - Solenobia 3-quetrella, Dbld., is found at Brandon by Barrett (Tr. Norf. Soc. 1874, p. 62).

Wingspan details : Wingspan male 9-13mm, female wingless

Identification

Confusion species
    Larval caseNarycia duplicellaDahlica triquetrella
Dahlica lichenella, Lichen Case-bearerDiplodoma laichartingella
Bacotia claustrellaLuffia lapidella
Luffia ferchaultella

Compare confusion species
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Life history chart
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