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Ethmia quadrillella
Comfrey Ermel (Goeze, 1783)
Ethmiidae: Ethmiinae
719 / 33.002
Photo © Andy Brown,  06/05/2019 - Welney Washes

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 15-19 mm
Season: May - July.
Foodplant:   Comfrey, Lungwort
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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.

[MBGBI vol4.1 p183]

(=Ethmia funerella)

Recorded in 12 (17%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/06/2019+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
24/06/2019228TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
24/06/2019127TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
02/06/2019127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
06/05/2019128TL59 - Welney
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