The Moths of Suffolk
199 Psychoides verhuella, Bruand, 1853

National Status : Local

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Formerly rare

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June

Larval foodplants : Hart's Tongue (Phyllitis scolopendrium) usually, but also Spleenwort (Asplenium) and Rustyback (Ceterach officinarum)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Ubiquitous. Numerous larval-cases on Higham churchyard wall in 1934 (R. Burn, sec. Mus. Brit.); Mutford Hall in a lichened gate, and Monks Soham garden in 19315 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-12mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPsychoides filicivora
Haplotinea ditella
Haplotinea insectella
Cephimallota crassiflavella

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Life history chart
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