Parachronistis albiceps

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Parachronistis albiceps
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gelechiidae
Genus: Parachronistis
Species: P. albiceps
Binomial name
Parachronistis albiceps
(Zeller, 1839)
  • Gelechia albiceps Zeller, 1839

The Wood Groundling (Parachronistis albiceps) is a moth of the Geometridae family. It is found in most of Europe, except the Iberian Peninsula and part of the Balkan Peninsula.[1] Outside of Europe, it is found in southern Siberia (Transbaikalia, Altai), the Russian Far East and Korea.[2]

The wingspan is 10–12 mm.[3] Adults are on wing in June and July.[4]

The larvae feed on Corylus (including Corylus avellana), Ulmus and Prunus persica species. They feed inside the buds of their host plant.


  1. ^ Fauna Europaea
  2. ^ Junnilainen, J. et al. 2010: The gelechiid fauna of the southern Ural Mountains, part II: list of recorded species with taxonomic notes (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Zootaxa, 2367: 1–68. Preview
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  4. ^ UKmoths