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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun and Aug.

Forewing: 4-5mm.

Foodplant: Hart's-tongue Fern.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded20002000
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records2754
Number of individuals3162
Unique positions1122
Unique locations1020
Adult records2040
Immature records612

For the region, we have a total of 54 records from 20 sites. Earliest record on file is in 2000.


0200 Psychoides filicivora 04
© Mike Hetherington
0200 Psychoides filicivora 03
© Jenny Seawright
0200 Psychoides filicivora 02 on Dryopteris filix-mas
© Jenny Seawright
0200 Psychoides filicivora 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

Similar species: 0199 Psychoides verhuella.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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