Oecophoridae : Oecophorinae
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Batia lambdella
Greater Tawny Tubic
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Batia lunaris
Lesser Tawny Tubic

(Haworth, 1828)28.015/640
Norfolk status
Locally common in many habitats.
Feeds under the bark of various trees, possibly on fungi or decaying wood.
Attracted to light.

About half the size of similar species, Batia lambdella.

Please note: The rare intermediate sized Batia internella has not been recorded in Norfolk, specimens would be needed to confirm.

[MBGBI vol4.1 p80]

Recorded in 48 (70%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/2018128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
24/07/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
24/07/2018227TG20 - Norwich
23/07/2018128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
22/07/2018227TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
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Wingspan: 9-11m
Season: July - Aug.
Foodplant:   Lichen
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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