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12.047 Psychoides verhuella Bruand, 1853
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larva emerging from mine

Food Plant: Phyllitis scolopendrium (Hart's-tongue Fern), Asplenium (Spleenwort), Ceterach (Rustyback), Cyrtomium fortunei (Fortune's crytomium) and Polypodium interjectum (Cornish Polypody)

Mine: August - June

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

National Status: Local

Bradley No: 199

Data: iv.2008, Nantyffyllon, Maesteg, Glamorgan (VC41)

Image:© Paul Parsons

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