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Psychoides filicivora
Fern Smut

(Meyrick, 1937)200 / 12.048
Norfolk status
Rare.
Discovered in Ireland in 1909, with the first UK record in 1940.
Mainly coastal distribution in the west of England.

First records from East Anglia at Dersingham, Norfolk (R.Jones, 2010) and also at Cromer (R,Lee, 2010).

Larval cases recently found at Dersingham.

It is possible that the species was originally introduced from abroad with imported ferns. Often found indoors, the moths fly at any time.

Recorded in 18 (26%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2010.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Psychiodes filicivora (F)- Cromer - J Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/10/2019627TG20 - Norwich
23/10/2019128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
21/10/2019+28TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
22/08/2019+27TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
20/08/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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Wingspan: 10-12mm
Flight: Extended generations Spring-Autumn
Foodplant:   Ferns
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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