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Polystichum - Brandon Hill

Observed: 24th January 2011 By: Martin Harvey
Berkshire Moth GroupFSC - Field Studies CouncilSoldierflies and Allies Recording SchemeBuckinghamshire Invertebrate Group
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Fern growing in stone wall. A small caterpillar of a micro-moth in genus Psychoides was found feeding on the spores, see:
Would be great if the fern ID can be confirmed as this appears to be a new foodplant for this genus of moths (which has been recorded on Soft Shield-fern).

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Hard Shield-fern (Polystichum aculeatum) interacts