Main: (Ethmiidae / Ethmiinae)
33.002 [B&F: 0719] Ethmia quadrillella (Goeze, 1783)

 

Nationally scarce (Nb) in fens, marshes, damp woodland, waste ground, gardens and on river-banks in England, as far north as Westmorland and Cumberland, but absent from south-west England and Wales (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). First recorded in Hampshire in 2012, with another in 2018: however 2020 saw a record seven individuals, including the first for VC12 and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 15-19 mm. Larva feeds on shoots and leaves of Common Comfrey, Tuberous Comfrey, Lungwort and Common Gromwell, beneath a silken web, over-wintering as a pupa.

Flightime guide
StageJFM AMJ JAS OND
Adult
Larval

Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Alverstone to Newchurch cycle path (SZ58)08-Jun-2020oneAshanollah, RickyAdult
Bonchurch (SZ57)08-Aug-2020oneHalsey, James Adult
Wheelers Bay (SZ57)08-Aug-2020oneOutlaw, Iain Adult
Bonchurch (SZ57)09-Aug-2020oneHalsey, James Adult
Haseley Manor (SZ58)11-Aug-2020twoOutlaw, Iain Adult
VC11 South Hampshire
Totton (SU31)21-Aug-2012oneHankinson, Lyz & Derek Adult
North End (SU60)21-Jul-2018oneWearing, Mike Adult
Botley (SU51)13-Aug-2020oneBailey, Sue Adult
VC12 North Hampshire
Chilbolton (SU33)09-Aug-2020oneEvans, Sheila Adult

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