Friday, 11 May 2012

Taleporia tubulosa

This is the other common Psychid (together with Psyche casta and Luffia ferchaultella) which can be found in most woods. The case is totally distinctive, being about 1.5cm long and very narrow, with no grass stems or other attachments to the case. If you look at the tip of the case, you'll see that it is tri-valved.

Psychids do come to light but only very infrequently in comparison to their abundance in the larval stage so they are well worth recording now.

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