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Luffia lapidella
Grey Bagworm

(Goeze,1783)185 / 11.009
=Luffia ferchaultella
=Virgin Bagworm
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 41 (59%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1990.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/05/2021+28TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
22/05/20215027TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
12/05/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
24/03/2021+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
07/03/2021127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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Foodplant:   Lichen
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Case: C2
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