Tineidae : Teichobiinae
  Prev | Next  
Photo © Patrick Clement,  Reared female emitting pheromones.

Immature stages

Similar West Midlands Species
Psychoides verhuella
Hart's-tongue Smut
Upload a Photo
 
Psychoides filicivora
Fern Smut

(Meyrick, 1937)200 / 12.048

Locally common resident.
Larvae feed on ferns, especially Asplenium scolopendrium and Polystichium setiferum.
Imagines can be found at almost any time of year. Day-flying around food plant and sometimes coming to light.
Larvae feed on sporangia after a short mining phase.
Differs from P.verhuella in that the larvae hide under an untidy mass of spun sporangia and have brown Head. Imagines have a white, tornal spot.

Recorded in 40 (29%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2005.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 10-12mm
Flight: Extended generations Spring-Autumn
Foodplant:   Ferns
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Psychoides verhuella  |  Roeslerstammia erxlebella >
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/12/2019+VC37 - WorcestershireSO66 -
06/12/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ22 -
26/11/20194VC40 - ShropshireSJ32 -
21/11/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ22 -
13/11/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ23 -
We need your records!
Do you have records of Psychoides filicivora?
Put your own dot on the map!

Golden Cinnabar Membership

  • Help with running costs of West Midlands Moths
  • View detailed maps
  • List detailed species records
  • 12 month membership

westmidlandsmoths
   You can really help...

Copyright © Lepidoptera UK 2021
   
Click County for Details...

  Immature   Adult 
Show Details | 1990 to 2019 | 2000 to 2019 | Graph Key
© WestMidlandsMoths.co.uk 2021 NOLA®; Database using MapMate® Digital Maps © Bartholomew 2010. Design © Jim Wheeler 2021
We use cookies to personalise content and enhance your experience. By clicking OK or using this site, you consent to the use of cookies unless you disable them. Cookies Policy