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Ethmia bipunctella

Phylum: Arthropoda - Class: Insecta - Order: Lepidoptera - Family: Ethmiidae

Ethmia bipunctella

Ethmia bipuctella has restricted territories in the UK and is confined to a few coastal areas mainly in south east England.

This is a small moth with white wings which are boldly marked with black spots and dots of various sizes.

The wingspan of Ethmia bipunctella ranges between 19 and 28 mm.

The adult moths are on the wing during May and June, but second generations have been recorded during the autumn.

Ethmia bipunctella, UK

Distribution

Restricted to a few small sites on the coast of Southern England

Lifecycle

The larval foodplant of this moth is Common Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare).

Picture: Rob Petley-Jones

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