11.005 .... B&F 0179
Dahlica lichenella (Linnaeus, 1761)
Status .....Nottinghamshire's first record of Dahlica lichenella, was from a stone wall at Market Warsop Cemetery in March 2006. Few records have followed, but we recently (2016) confirmed the presence of this moth from another site at Market Warsop site, from Sookholme village and Nottingham City Hospital. In 2019, a larval case was found on fence post at the RSPB's Langford Lowfields NR. A much rarer species than Dahlica inconspicuella, who's larvae produces a very similar case, not usually covered with any algae growth and found in late Winter/early Spring.
Larval case, pupal exuvia and adult female, photographed at Nottingham City Hospital April 2017
Larval case, pupal exuvia and adult female, photographed at Holborn Hill Plantation April 2006
Larval case, photographed at Market Warsop Cemetery March 2020
Larvae and larval cases photographed at Nottingham City Hospital September 2016
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dahlica lichenella
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated January 2024
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