Ethmiidae : Ethmiinae
ABH BF
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  Upwell, 2/7/10

 
Ethmia quadrillella
Comfrey Ermel

(Goeze, 1783)33.002/719
Norfolk status
Scarce.
Smallest of our Ethmia species.
Adults seen flying on sunny afternoons, but also comes to light.
Fenland, wetlands and damp open woodland as well as waste ground, banks and gardens.

Recent records from West Norfolk fenland.

VC27 records? [MBGBI vol4.1 p183]

(=Ethmia funerella)

Recorded in 6 (9%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2014.

 

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/06/2014128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
12/07/2013128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
30/06/2013128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
19/06/2013128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
24/06/2011128TL59 - Welney
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Wingspan: 15-19 mm
Season: May - July.
Foodplant:   Comfrey, Lungwort
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
 Immature Adult
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