Ethmia bipunctella
Ethmia bipunctella
Adult • Rye Harbour NR, E. Sussex • © Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

33.006 BF720
Ethmia bipunctella

(Fabricius, 1775)

Wingspan 19-28 mm.

In Britain, this species is restricted to a few areas of coastal shingle in the south-east of England. There are some older records from more inland localities which may refer to migrants.

The main flight period is May and June, but there is also a partial second generation in the autumn.

Viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare) is the larval foodplant in this country, both flowers and leaves being consumed.
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