Carpatolechia proximella

    Alternative names
    Black-speckled Groundling
    Description

    Wingspan 13 to17 mm. The species is variable in appearance, depending on the amount of brownish scale on the forewing.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Various habitats especially woodland.

    When to see it

    This moth is found on the wing during May and June.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on Birch and Alder.

    UK Status

    It is widespread and commonly found throughout Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    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).

    Reference
    35.151 BF770

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