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Carpatolechia alburnella
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Carpatolechia proximella
Black-speckled Groundling

(Hübner, 1796)770 / 35.151

Fairly common resident. Rests on the trunk of large birches in woodland and on commons.

Betula, Alnus spp. with larva feeding in a folded leaf in August/September.

Recorded in 47 (34%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 13-16mm.
Flight: May / June
Foodplant:   Birch, Alder
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
05/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO53
04/07/20192VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
29/06/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK02
28/06/20192VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
28/06/2019+VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
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