Psychidae : Taleporiinae
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Taleporia tubulosa
Brown Bagworm

Retzius, 1783181 / 11.006
Norfolk status
known as 'bagworms' because of the larval habit of constructing a case, or bag, in which to live.

females are completely wingless, resembling small yellow grubs.

The larval cases, made from fragments of sand, lichen and bark, bound together with silk, can be found attached to rocks, old walls, and quite often to a tree trunk or fence. Smooth barked trees such as Beech are particularly favoured, especially where there is limited ground-cover.

All cases found during the Winter months are from the previous year, active larvae remaining on the ground until the Spring.

Verification Grade Comment: Grade 1 (male)

Recorded in 15 (22%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/06/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
01/06/2019127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
15/05/2019328TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
18/03/2019+28TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
18/06/2017+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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Wingspan: 15-19 mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Lichen and decaying plants.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1  Case: C1
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