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Photo © Dave Appleton,  North Elmham 22/02/2021 - Gen. Det. Male.

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Bankesia conspurcatella
Scarce Bagworm

(Zeller, 1850)182 / 11.007
=Dahlica douglasii
=Bankesia douglasii
Norfolk status
Endangered local and rare moth (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) rediscovered in Kent in 1984.

Some discussion amongst authors as to the identity of this species, formerly it was believed to be Dahlica (Bankesia) douglasii, but presently it is assigned to B. conspurcatella.

The larvae feed on lichens, living within a movable case, over-wintering as a pupa.

New for Norfolk (and East Anglia!) in 2021 when several were seen and netted one morning flying low over a footpath at North Elmham VC28. (D. Appleton, 22/02/2021, confirmed by Gen. Det. Male.)

Verification Grade Comment: 3 (Male)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Case: A good quality photo or specimen of the case and plant/pabulum and the bred moth is required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2021.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Antenna with 30-32 segments and long cilia at base of each segment (Nationalnyckeln)
22-02-2021 - North Elmham - Male - Dave Appleton
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Date#VC10k Area
22/03/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
26/02/2021228TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
22/02/2021528TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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Wingspan: 11-15mm
Flight: Feb - April
Foodplant:   Lichen
Nat Status: pRDB
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  (3 (male))  Case: 3
 Immature Adult
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