Psychoides verhuella Bruand, 1853
Asplenium trichomanes, Belgium, prov. Liège: Ben-Ahin, Lovegnée-Bosquet: mines; © Jean-Yves Baugnée
Asplenium scolopendrium, Belgium, prov. Namur, Spy © Jean-Yves Baugnée
Asplenium ruta-muraria, Belgium, prov. Namur, Parc National de Furfooz © Stéphane Claerebout
Full-depth corridor or blotch, often positioned along the leaf margin. In the first part much, brown-black, fine-grained frass, later parts of the mine almost free from frass. Hering (1962a) writes that the larva is able to leave the mine and begin again elsewhere, and also that the larva ejects part of the frass from the mine. Neither detail is repeated by Buhr (1964a). After hibernation the larva lives free in an untidy case of silk, covered with frass and remnants of sori. From this case it may mine, or cause lower-surface window feeding.
Aspleniaceae, Dennstaedtiaceae; narrowly polyphagous
Mining larvae from autumn till May the next year (Hering, 1957a).
BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).
recorded (Muus, 2015a).
LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).
distribution within Europe
From the British Isles to Central Europe (Pelham-Clinton, 1985a).
In the larval case, often on the hostplant (Pelham-Clinton, 1985a).
Lamprosetia, Teichobia verhuellella Stainton, 1854.
Beiger (1960a, 1965a), Buhr (1964a), Hering (1957a, 1962a), Klimesch (1950c, 1951b, 1956c, 1958c), Muus (2015a), Pelham-Clinton (1985a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Starý (1930a), Szőcs (1977a, 1978a).