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Ethmia quadrillella
Comfrey Ermel

(Goeze, 1783)719 / 33.002
=Ethmia funerella

Morley’s Final Catalogue: A very local Fen species, on Symphytum. Taken at Brandon by Lord Walsingham (Tr. Norf. Soc. 1874, p. 64).

Recent Status: A localised species in Suffolk that may also arrive as an immigrant.

Life Style: A single brooded species that flies by day and night coming to light from April to August. The larvae feed Symphytum, Pulmonaria officinalis, Lithospermum officinale and Myosotis sylvatica. They feed under a slight web and pupate in a cocoon on the ground.

Identification: A white moth. The forewings have black spots in the basal third. There are thee merged black patches centrally and the terminal quarter is black. The hindwings have a grey apex and costa and white tornus and dorsum. The grey is more extensive in the hindwing of the female.

Recorded in 16 (28%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1987.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/09/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
02/09/2021425TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
01/09/2021125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
29/08/2021125TM14 - Ipswich
20/08/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Wingspan: 15-19 mm
Flight: April - August
Foodplant:   Comfrey, Lungwort
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
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