|0640 ~ Batia lunaris|
Resident. A common species found throughout much of England and Wales.
Discovered in the east of the county at Middletown in 2012. This is only the sixth record for north Wales.
Wingspan : M & F 9-11mm.
Other species of Batia.
time & Voltinity
Wherever the foodplant is found.
Lecanora conizaeoidesa lichen.
Tube feeder. Eggs laid on, or close to foodplant. Larva initially burrows into lichen and constructs a tube covered with frass, it then feeds from this tube. Pupates in larval habitation.
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Photo by DB, 22nd July 2012, Middletown