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Psyche casta
Common Bagworm

(Pallas, 1767)186 / 11.012
=Common Bagworm*

Norfolk status
Common.
Probably the most commonly recorded 'bagworm' or 'case-bearer' due to the very distinctive larval case.

Females are wingless and grub-like in appearance.


The larval case is often found attached to a tree trunks or foliage, or quite often to a wooden fence or gate!

Verification Grade Comment: Grade 2 (male)

Recorded in 47 (64%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
15/06/2024127TG13Little Barningham
14/06/2024228TL99Rockland All Saints
13/06/2024127TM07Redgrave & Lopham Fen
11/06/2024228TL99Thompson
08/06/2024+28TL99Great Hockham
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Wingspan: 12-15 mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Grass, Lichen, decaying plant matter.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Case: C1
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