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

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/03/2020+28TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
17/03/20202527TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
18/01/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
05/01/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
23/11/2019+28TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
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Foodplant:   Lichen
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Case: C2
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