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Psyche casta (Pallas, 1767)

Common Sweep
11.0120 (B&F: 186)

Synonym(s):
Psyche roboricolella Bruand, 1845
Psyche intermediella Bruand, 1850


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

Common

Resident. Larvae occur sparingly in deciduous woodland in both vice-counties, although sometimes fairly common in West Sussex, much less so in East Sussex. Single brooded flying mainly May to June. Larvae are said to feed on minute lichens growing on old fences, tree trunks and bushes and fresh leaves of various trees. (Pratt, 2011)

Psyche casta (Pallas, 1767)
Bracklesham, 12 vi 2017
Photo: Derek Lee
Psyche casta (Pallas, 1767)
Bracklesham, 19 iv 2018
Photo: Derek Lee
Psyche casta (Pallas, 1767)
Wisborough Green, v 2018
Photo: Dave Green
Psyche casta (Pallas, 1767)
Winchelsea, 26 vii 2018
Photo: Michael Howard
Psyche casta (Pallas, 1767)
Wisborough Green, 27 i 2019
Photo: Dave Green
Psyche casta (Pallas, 1767)
Larva
TQ793106, 30 v 2011
Photo: Crystal Ray

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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