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Caryocolum proxima
Meadow Groundling (Haworth, 1828)
Gelechiidae: Gelechiinae
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Photo © Peter Buchner - Lepiforum

Similar Norfolk Species
Narrow Groundling
Caryocolum alsinella
Campion Groundling
Caryocolum viscariella
Wingspan: 9-15mm
Flight: late June-August
Foodplant:   Common Mouse-ear, Common Chickweed
Nat Status: pRDB3
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Scarce, Uncertain.

Recorded at East Wretham in 1981 by Maitland Emmet.

Three old Victorian records listed by Barrett including a VC27 record at Norwich listed as bred from Little Mouse-ear (Cerastium semidecandrum) It is now thought that species bred from this foodplant are a misidentification of Caryocolum alsinella.

[MBGBI Vol 4 (2), page 197 ]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1899.
Last Recorded in 1981.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/07/1981+28TL98 - Brettenham/Harling
1899+28TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
1899+28TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
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