Ethmiidae: Ethmiinae

0718 (ABH33.001) Ethmia dodecea, (Haworth, 1828)

KR01643

Elton
Elton
 Photo © Brian Stone
Elton
 Photo © Brian Stone
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Elton
Elton
 Photo © Brian Stone
Hemingford Grey, 20 June 2017. MV trap...
Hemingford Grey, 20 June 2017. MV trap...
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species is similar to many of the Yponomeuta family, although it has fewer, larger black markings.


Wingspan: 17-21 mm
Foodplant(s): Common Gromwell (Lithospermum officinale)
Flying: One generation, May-August
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Edges of woodland rides and wooded fenland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 7 (2.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 June to 24 July

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella

Nationally Scarce B