Endangered local and rare moth (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) rediscovered in Kent in 1984.
Some discussion amongst authors as to the identity of this species, formerly it was believed to be Dahlica (Bankesia) douglasii, but presently it is assigned to B. conspurcatella.
The larvae feed on lichens, living within a movable case, over-wintering as a pupa.
New for Norfolk (and East Anglia!) in 2021 when several were seen and netted one morning flying low over a footpath at North Elmham VC28. (D. Appleton, 22/02/2021, confirmed by Gen. Det. Male.)
Verification Grade Comment: 3 (Male)
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Recorded in 1 (1%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2021.
Last Recorded in 2021.