Ethmiidae : Ethmiinae
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  08/06/2014 - Lynford Lakes

Ethmia quadrillella
Comfrey Ermel

(Goeze, 1783)33.002/719
=Ethmia funerella
Norfolk status
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.

[MBGBI vol4.1 p183]

(=Ethmia funerella)

Recorded in 7 (10%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2015.


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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/07/2015128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
01/07/20151028TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
27/06/2015128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
08/06/2014128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
12/07/2013128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
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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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