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0175 ~ Narycia duplicella 
UK Status

Resident. Fairly common in southern England becoming more local further north, as far as southern Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2015 at Middletown in the east of the county. This is only the second record for north Wales.

Wingspan :   M. 9-12mm. F. 7-10mm.

Confusion species


Care should be taken, as this species isn't too well marked.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Algae and lichens on tree trunks, fences etc

Lifestage data

Case-bearing. Eggs laid on bark. Larva feeds from case. Pupates within case attached to a tree trunk.
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Montgomeryshire photos
Photo by DB, 29th June 2015, Middletown