Carpatolechia proximella

Alternative names
Black-speckled Groundling

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

Identification difficulty

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).

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

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