Saturday 21 May 2011

Psychid cases

While unsuccessfully searching for Denisia in Cardiff yesterday I did find psychid cases in two locations, one being just round the corner from my house. I think these are Luffia ferchaultella, which is the only species I've seen in VC41, though Dave has recorded Narycia dupliciella in Cardiff.

How this species, which supposedly only exists in the adult form as wingless females, colonises suburban street trees is beyond me!

1 comment:

  1. I think my Narycia dupliciella records need to be withdrawn. I've only seen Luffia in recent years and there are no adults to back up the old records.