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12.047 Psychoides verhuella Bruand, 1853
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Food Plant: Phyllitis scolopendrium (Hart's-tongue Fern), Asplenium (Spleenwort) and Ceterach (Rustyback)

Mine: August - June

Notes: Mines the frond at first, then feeding in sporangia in the spring . Later spins a case from empty sporangia (as shown on the right). Most common on Phyllitis. Has a westerly distibution in England and Wales. Mine shown on Phyllitis (Asplenium) scolopendrium.

Data: 21.iii.2010, Namur, Treignes, Belgium

Image:© Jean-Yves Baugnée

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