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Ethmia terminella
Five-spot Ermel

Fletcher, 1938717 / 33.004

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: The species arrives as an immigrant and appears to be resident on the Suffolk coast.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying in June and July and coming to light. The larvae feed from a silken gallery on the flowers and seeds of Echium vulgare. They pupate away from the larval habitation where they pass the winter.

Identification: A smaller Ethmia species. A white moth with four to six small black spots on the forewing and a terminal line of smaller spots that sometimes goes around the apex. The costa and sometimes the dorsum are shaded grey. The hindwings are pale grey.

Recorded in 3 (5%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/06/2020125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
19/06/2020125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
16/06/2020525TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
15/06/2020325TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
14/06/2020625TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 16-22mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Viper's Bugloss
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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