Ethmia terminella
Ethmia terminella
Adult • Aylesham, East Kent • © Dave Shenton

33.004 BF717
Ethmia terminella

Fletcher, 1938


Wingspan c. 16-22mm.

This species is an occasional immigrant, mostly to the south-eastern counties, and has established localised colonies in that region.

The adults resemble a large Yponomeuta species, but have a row of black dots along the terminal edge of the forewing. Often there is a greyish area along the dorsum.

The larvae feed on the flowers and developing seeds of viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare).

Moths are on the wing between May and July.
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