Ethmiidae : Ethmiinae
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Ethmia dodecea
Dotted Ermel

(Haworth, 1828)718 / 33.001

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Recorded from ' Suffolk ' by Meyrick in 1927, p. 742.

Recent Status: Found on the light land areas of Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species that comes to light from May to August. The larvae feed under a slight web on Lithospermum officinale leaves, sometimes gregariously. They pupate in a cocoon on the ground.

Identification: A white moth with black spots on the head, thorax and forewings and brown hindwings. There are usually ten large spots on each forewing, the basal one often divided.

Recorded in 11 (19%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1983.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/05/2022126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
21/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
09/07/2021326TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
09/07/2021126TL77 - Mildenhall
28/06/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 17-21 mm
Flight: May - August .
Foodplant:   Common Gromwell
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2022. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2022. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2022
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