12.047 .... B&F 0199
Psychoides verhuella (Bruand, 1853)
Status .....One of two very similar moths, the larvae of which mine the fronds of Ferns. Psychoides verhuella was previously unknown in Nottinghamshire until April 2016, when we found larval cases on Hartstongue Fern (Asplenium scolopendrium) growing along a former railway cutting at Arnold. The larval cases appear narrower and more 'tidier' than those of Psychoides filicivora. Recently recorded on Hartstongue Fern growing in a Mansfield garden.
Adults reared ex-larvae, photographed May 2016
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Psychoides verhuella
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated October 2017

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