Moths are just a bag of worms

Narycia duplicella Malton, North Yorkshire June 2015

An interesting moth picked up by Doug Fairweather in Malton, North Yorkshire during the middle part of June was this Narycia duplicella. A Bagworm from the family Psychidae, the larvae live within silken portable cases, which are also made up of granular materials, plant and dead insect fragments.

First recorded in Yorkshire as far back as 1859, there had only been 85 records in the county up until the end of 2014 (per Yorkshire Moths).


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