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35.148 (BF772)

Elm Groundling   

Carpatolechia fugitivella
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Rests in crevices in tree trunks.  Comes to light.

Life cycle

?August-May.  Not recorded in Britain till April, when it is recorded feeding in a folded leaf or spun leaves and shoots.  Adults fly June-August.

Larval foodplants

Elm species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Castlehill in Kirkmahoe parish, Dumfriesshire, on 30th August 1978 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland.

3 record(s) from 3 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2015 1982

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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