Ethmia quadrillella
Ethmia quadrillella
Adult • Ripon, N.Yorks • © Charles Fletcher

33.002 BF719

Ethmia quadrillella

(Goeze, 1783)

[Synonyms: inversella, funerella]
Wingspan 15-19 mm.

The smallest of our Ethmia species, this is a local moth, occurring in England mainly in the east and south-east.

Flying between May and July, the adults are mostly nocturnal, and are attracted to light, but are sometimes seen flying in sunshine.

The caterpillars live in a silken web and feed on the foliage of comfrey (Symphytum spp.) and lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis).
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