Ethmiidae: Ethmiinae

0719 (ABH33.002) Ethmia quadrillella, (Goeze, 1783)

KR01644

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Elton
Elton
 Photo © Brian Stone
Hemingford Grey, 29th June 2013
Hemingford Grey, 29th June 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

The smallest of the UK Ethmia species.

The adults can be seen flying on sunny afternoons, but also come to light.

Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 15-19 mm
Foodplant(s): Common Comfrey (Symphytum officinale), Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis)
Flying: One generation, May-July
National status: Proposed Red Data Book

Habitat

Fenland, wetlands and damp open woodland as well as waste ground, banks and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 23 (8.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 26 May to 20 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 05 September to 05 September


Proposed Red Data Book