Abstract: Eight species are recognized in the subsection Scrobiculati in NW Europe: Lactarius scrobiculatus (Scop.: Fr.) Fr. , L. leonis Kytöv ., L. olivinus Kytöv., L. tuomikoskii Kytöv., L. auriolla Kytöv., L. resimus (Fr.) Fr., L. aquizonatus Kytöv. and L. citriolens Pouzar. Five of them are new and are described here. The distribution of each species in NW Europe is mapped, and their ecology and relationships are discussed.