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12.047 ~ 0199 ~ Psychoides verhuella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and local in England and Wales, more numerous in western counties.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2014 at Middletown in the east of the county. Probably an overlooked species.

Wingspan :   M & F 9-12mm.

Confusion species

Psychoides filicivora.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Woodland, hedgerows and gardens.


Hart's-tongue fern.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on leaf. Larva first mines leaf, later forming a larval case and feeding on sporangia. Pupates in case.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 28th May 2014, Commins Coch