Carpatolechia fugitivella

Alternative names
Elm Groundling

Wingspan about 14 mm.

Identification difficulty

Occupying woodland, parks and gardens.

When to see it

The adult moths are on the wing in June and July. They can be found during the day by searching tree trunks but are more often encountered at light.

Life History

The larva feeds in a spinning on a leaf of Elm from which it is easily beaten. Pupa undescribed.

UK Status

Found locally throughout most of the British Isles. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

VC55 Status

It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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