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Psychoides filicivora (Meyrick, 1937)

Fern Smut
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»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Tineoidea
    »Family: Tineidae
      »Subfamily: Teichobiinae
        »Tribe: Phalacropterygini

Local

First recorded at light in West Sussex in 1994 and again in 2009 at Walburton. Then a colony in East Sussex was found at Sharpthorne in 2009 on hartstongue fern. Adults were fairly common, at rest in three generations. In mid August, late September, and in early December, with only a few coming to light. An adult was found in May 2009 in in Marline Wood. (Pratt, 2011)

Psychoides filicivora (Meyrick, 1937)
Bracklesham, 07 i 2017
Photo: Derek Lee
Psychoides filicivora (Meyrick, 1937)
Belton Road, Brighton, 11 v 2018
Photo: Jeremy Patterson
Psychoides filicivora (Meyrick, 1937)
Ferring, 24 v 2019
Photo: Dave Jones
Psychoides filicivora (Meyrick, 1937)
Sharpthorne, 20 ix 2009
Photo: Paul Clark
Psychoides filicivora (Meyrick, 1937)
Brighton, 29 iv 2014
Photo: Jeremy Patterson
Psychoides filicivora (Meyrick, 1937)
Sharpthorne, 16 viii 2009
Photo: Paul Clark
Psychoides filicivora (Meyrick, 1937)
On Hart's Tongue - together with larval spinnings
Bracklesham, 06 xi 2013
Photo: Derek Lee
Psychoides filicivora (Meyrick, 1937)
Larva
Swanbourne Lake - Arundel, 02 i 2012
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Psychoides filicivora (Meyrick, 1937)
Feeding Signs
Swanbourne Lake - Arundel, 02 i 2012
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Psychoides filicivora (Meyrick, 1937)
larval feeding evidence on Hart's-tongue Fern
Friston Forest, 13 x 2011
Photo: Tony Davis
Psychoides filicivora (Meyrick, 1937)
Feeding signs on hart's-tongue fern
Woods Mill, 06 xi 2012
Photo: Bob Foreman
Psychoides filicivora (Meyrick, 1937)
larva on hart's-tongue fern
Woods Mill, 13 xi 2012
Photo: B Foreman

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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