The Moths of Suffolk
720 Ethmia bipunctella, (Fabricius, 1775)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Vagrant and possible recent colonist (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Predominantly coastal but not uncommon

Habitats : Vegetated coastal shingle

Flight Period : Single or double-brooded, May to June and partial second brood in August to September

Larval foodplants : Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare), comfrey (Symphytum) or other Boraginaceae

Morley's Final Catalogue : Taken in a chalk-pit at Chelsworth, Suffolk, in the summer of 1861 by Captain Russell.(Proc. Ent. Soc. Lond. 1862, p. 63).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 18-28mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Aldeburgh, Suffolk (vi.2004) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk (1.viii.2004) © Paul Kitchener
Bawdsey, Suffolk (31.vii.2010) © Matthew Deans
Bawdsey, Suffolk (31.vii.2010) © Matthew Deans
 
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Dungeness, Kent (3.viii.2013) © Neil Sherman
Bawdsey, Suffolk (21.viii.2015) © Neil Sherman