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