11.011 .... B&F 0188
Proutia betulina  (Zeller, 1839)
Status .....There are currently no Nottinghamshire records of Proutia betulina, but this is one species which could well turn up on some lowland heath site, or possibly one of the county's golf courses which lie on sandy soil. The larval case is distinctive among other UK Psychidae, as it is covered with flakes of bark. We have recorded larvae Luffia ferchaultella adorning their cases with bark, but only very rarely and using just one or two bark pieces and nothing approaching the level of Proutia betulina. Grateful thanks to Martin Gray, for very kindly allowing the use of his photographs.
Photographed at Kirkby Moor, Lincolnshire by Martin Gray.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Proutia betulina  
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Updated February 2021

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