Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Gelechiidae   Checklist Number: 35.151

Carpatolechia proximella   Hübner, 1796

Black-speckled Groundling

A recent addition to the Outer Hebrides moth list. This species may have benefitted from increased tree planting, especially of Birches Betula species, although it can also be found on Alder Alnus glutinosa. The four records since the first in 2015 have been in June-July.