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 10 (17%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1983.
Last Recorded in 2017.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/06/2017+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
16/07/2016+26TL87 - Barnham/West Stow
17/07/2015+26TL87 - Barnham/West Stow
06/07/2015125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
13/06/2014+26TL87 - Barnham/West Stow
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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
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