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Luffia lapidella
Grey Bagworm (Goeze,1783)
Psychidae: Psychinae
185 / 11.009
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  10/06/2017 - Peddars Way

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Foodplant:   Lichen
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Case: C2
Norfolk Status
Only the parthenogenetic (self-fertile) wingless female is known.

Virgin Bagworm Luffia ferchaultella (Stephens, 1850) is no longer regarded as a separate species, but treated as a form: Luffia lapidella f. ferchaultella

Cased larvae feed, often gregariously, on lichen. Often found in vast numbers on lichen covered tree trunks and fences.

Verification Grade Comment: Parthenogenetic

Case: A good quality photo or specimen of the case and plant/pabulum is required.

Recorded in 36 (52%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1990.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/01/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
10/01/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
05/01/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
23/11/2019+28TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
16/11/2019+28TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
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