|0186 ~ Psyche casta|
Resident. Found throughout the UK, quite common in the south, becoming more scarce further north.
First recorded in 2011 in the west of the county at Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve.
Wingspan : M, 11-15mm. F. Wingless.
Other species within the genus.
time & Voltinity
Wherever the foodplant is found.
Grass, lichen and decaying plant matter.
Case-bearing. Eggs laid in larval case. Larva forms a portable case from which it will feed. Pupa formed inside the case which is then attached to a tree or fence.
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Photo by MW, 20th June 2011, Cors Dyfi
Photo by MW, 22nd June 2011, Cors Dyfi
Pic shows larval case.