Teleiopsis diffinis

    Alt Name
    Large Groundling

    Wingspan 14 to 16 mm.

    Photo ID?

    Areas where Sheep's Sorrel occurs.

    When to see it

    The species has two or more probable overlapping broods and can be found on the wing any time between May and October.

    Life History

    Sheep's Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) is the larval foodplant, the larvae feeding amongst the roots or at the base of the stems in a silken gallery.

    UK Status

    A fairly common and widespread species throughout most of the British Isles except the northern isles of Scotland. 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).

    35.146 BF776

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map