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Ethmia terminella Fletcher, 1938

Five-spot Ermel
33.0040 (B&F: 717)

Synonym(s):
Ethmia sexpunctella (Hübner, [1810]) nec (Fabricius, 1794)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Gelechioidea
    »Family: Ethmiidae
      »Subfamily: Ethmiinae
        »Tribe: Hypercalliini

Nationally Scarce A

Resident and suspected occasional immigrant. Often fairly common at mv light on the shingle and sandy beaches of the east. Never recorded in the west. Flies mainly from late May to mid-July. Larvae feed on the flowers and seeds of viper's-bugloss (Pratt, 2011).

Ethmia terminella Fletcher, 1938
Lewes, 28 vi 2019
Photo: Peter Tinning
Ethmia terminella Fletcher, 1938
Lewes, 28 vi 2019
Photo: Peter Tinning
Ethmia terminella Fletcher, 1938
Rye Harbour, 08 vi 2018
Photo: Barry Yates
Ethmia terminella Fletcher, 1938
Rye Harbour, 08 vi 2018
Photo: Barry Yates

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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