11.009 .... B&F 0184
Luffia ferchaultella (Stephens, 1850)
Status .....Larval cases found at Nottingham City Hospital in July 2006, represented the first Nottinghamshire record. Further cases were subsequently  found on street trees at Mapperley and at Clipstone near Mansfield, with a surprising first Sherwood Forest NNR record coming in 2011. Other records have followed, including larval cases at Besthorpe NR in 2017, New Basford, Warsop Main Pit Top and Longdale Lane near Ravenshead in 2019. Now proven to be much more widespread than was originally thought.
Larval case with pupal exuvia inside after emergence of female (never found), photographed at Lound Wood, Eakring June 2024
Larval case photographed at Nottingham University's Jubilee Campus July 2020
Larval case photographed at Warsop Main Pit Top April 2019   Larval case photographed at New Basford, Nottingham June 2019
Larval case photographed at Clipstone June 2012.
Larval case photographed at Clipstone May 2012.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Luffia ferchaultella
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Martin Gray.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2024

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