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11.005 [B&F: 0179] Lichen Case-bearer (Dahlica lichenella) (Linnaeus, 1761)


Nationally scarce (Na) in parts of southern England, southern Scotland and Perthshire, probably overlooked elsewhere. In Hampshire known mainly from a handful of sites in the south of the county, including Havant Thicket and Emer Bog, and first reported in VC12 at Silchester Common in 2019. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Male unknown, female wingless. The adult moths are seen occasionally, but most records are of larval cases. Larva feeds on lichens growing on tree trunks, fence posts, old walls, various mosses and decaying vegetable matter, living within a movable case.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

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Detail records

VC11 South Hampshire
Havant Thicket (SU71)02-Mar-1980-Langmaid, JohnCase
Havant Thicket (SU71)05-Apr-1980-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, PHCase
Denny Wood, NF (SU30)1982-Langmaid, JR-
Beaulieu Road, NF (SU30)13-Mar-1982-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DH; Sterling, PHCase
Emer Bog NR (SU32)18-Apr-1987-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DH; Sterling, PHCase
Havant Thicket (SU71)08-Feb-1992-Langmaid, JR; Goater, B; Harper, MWCase
Havant Thicket (SU71)02-Apr-1995-Langmaid, JR; Parsons, MSCase
Havant Thicket (SU71)02-Mar-1996-Langmaid, JR; Heckford, RJCase
Havant Thicket (SU71)20-Mar-1996-Langmaid, JR; O'Keeffe, DCase
Emer Bog (SU32)24-Feb-1999-Elliott, Brian Case
Havant Thicket (SU71)16-Feb-2002-Langmaid, JR; Sims, IRCase
Rowlands Castle (SU71)16-Feb-2002-Langmaid, JR; Sims, IRCase
Ashurst Wood (SU30)15-Mar-2003oneLangmaid, JR; Heckford, RJ; Sterling, PHAdult
Rowlands Castle (SU71)17-Mar-2008oneLangmaid, John & Thirlwell, IanCase
VC12 North Hampshire
Silchester Common (SU66)17-Apr-2019eightHammond, Mark J.Larval tube

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