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
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Recorded in 39 (57%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1990.
Last Recorded in 2020.