Species Account

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Distribution


 
 

Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: M 8-10mm., F wingless.

Foodplant: Lichens and detritus.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63
Year first recorded190418591883
Year last recorded201419922013
Number of records17312
Number of individuals2716
Unique positions6311
Unique locations5312
Adult records424
Immature records1308

For the county, we have a total of 32 records from 20 sites. First recorded in 1859.
 

Photos


0181 Taleporia tubulosa 09 male ex larva
© Andy Nunn
0181 Taleporia tubulosa 08 male ex case on Beech
© Dave Shenton
0181 Taleporia tubulosa 07 larval case
© Andy Nunn
0181 Taleporia tubulosa 06
© David & Paul Ashton 16th June 2014
0181 Taleporia tubulosa 05
© David & Paul Ashton 16th June 2014
0181 Taleporia tubulosa 04 larval case
© Andy Nunn
0181 Taleporia tubulosa 03 larval case
© Andy Nunn
0181 Taleporia tubulosa 02 cases
© Dave Shenton
0181 Taleporia tubulosa 01 female on case
© Dave Shenton

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Very locally abundant.

Beaumont, 2002: In 1989 the records given from vice-counties 61 and 62 dated from the nineteenth century, recent records confirm the continued presence of the moth in those vice-counties.

2013 (CHF): Local in the county with all records in the south and east. Nearly all of our records are of the characteristic long thin larval cases which are triangular in cross section and covered with granular material with particles of dead insects at the fore end.
 

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