Main: (Ethmiidae / Ethmiinae)
33.006 [B&F: 0720] Ethmia bipunctella (Fabricius, 1775)


Nationally scarce (Nb) on shingle beaches in parts of south-eastern England, mostly on the coast from east Kent to east Sussex, but also in the majority of the counties south of a line from the Bristol Channel to The Wash, inland records are perhaps the result of immigration. In Hampshire a very scarce species on the coast, with only one inland record, at Winchester in 1990. On the Isle of Wight, recorded for the first time at Freshwater in 1996, with another close-by in 2003 and sporadically since. Wingspan 18-28 mm. Larva feeds on Viper's Bugloss, living between flowers and leaves spun together with silk, over-wintering as a pupa.

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Freshwater (SZ38)21-Aug-1996oneKnill-Jones, Sam Adult
Totland (SZ38)07-Aug-2003oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Bonchurch (SZ57)09-May-2011oneHalsey, James Adult
Ventnor (SZ57)12-Aug-2012oneWoodworth, Fred Adult
Bonchurch (SZ57)23-Jul-2018oneHalsey, James Adult
Bonchurch (SZ57)20-Jun-2020oneHalsey, James Adult
Shanklin (SZ58)25-Jun-2020oneOutlaw, Iain Adult
Shanklin (SZ58)01-Jul-2020oneOutlaw, Iain Adult
VC11 South Hampshire
Highcliffe (SZ29)16-Aug-1983oneWild, EHAdult
Winchester (SU43)11-Oct-1990oneSterling, DHAdult
Southsea (SZ69)31-Jul-1994oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Southsea (SZ69)19-Aug-1996oneLangmaid, JohnAdult
Christchurch (SZ29)10-Oct-2005oneChapman, Robert Adult
Southsea (SZ69)13-Jul-2013oneGoodridge, Jeff Adult

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