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Luffia ferchaultella (Stephens, 1850)

Virgin Smoke
11.0090 (B&F: 185)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Tineoidea
    »Family: Psychidae
      »Subfamily: Psychinae
        »Tribe: Psychini


A moth which has retreated to West Sussex since the late 1980’s (Pratt, 2011), two caterpillar cases were identified on an oak trunk at the Chequer's Hotel, Pulborough on November 11th 2012 (Pratt, 2013).

Luffia ferchaultella (Stephens, 1850)
Bracklesham, 17 xii 2015
Photo: Derek Lee
Luffia ferchaultella (Stephens, 1850)
larval case
Linchmere Common, 21 iv 2012
Photo: Tony Davis
Luffia ferchaultella (Stephens, 1850)
TQ787096, 21 iii 2012
Photo: Crystal Ray

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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