Psychidae: Psychinae

0186 (ABH11.012) Psyche casta, (Pallas, 1767)

KR00877

Northumberland ca 23-06-16
Northumberland ca 23-06-16
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Northumberland ca 23-06-16
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Larval Casta, Monks Wood
Larval Casta, Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Larval case on Oak leaf
Larval case on Oak leaf
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

The larvae of this species are known as 'bagworms' or 'case-bearers'. Adult females are wingless and grub-like in appearance.

 

The larval case is often found attached to tree trunks, foliage or wooden fences.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: 12-15 mm
Foodplant(s): cut grass, lichen, decaying plant matter
Flying: One generation, May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 35 (13%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 03 June to 07 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 01 March to 31 October



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Glossy
Colours:
Brown, White