12.048 .... B&F 0200
Psychoides filicivora (Meyrick, 1937)
Status .....Probably rare in Nottinghamshire. Psychoides filicivora is typically a moth of coastal areas, but found increasingly inland through the use of ferns in horticulture. Sometimes found indoors on potted ferns at all times of the year. The larval cases can be found on a range of Ferns, including Asplenium trichomanes growing on the riverside walls of Newark Castle.
Adults reared ex-larvae, photographed early December 2010
Leaf mines photographed on Polypodium sp at Mapperley Nottingham, October 2010
Larval cases photographed at Mapperley Nottingham, October 2010
Larva (removed from case) photographed at Mapperley Nottingham, October 2010
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Psychoides filicivora
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Graham Beeley. Phil Cadman. Ray Cobb. NBGRC.

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Updated September 2023

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