01644 Ethmia quadrillella, (Goeze, 1783)

BF0719 (ABH33.002)


General Information

The smallest of the UK Ethmia species.

The adults can be seen flying on sunny afternoons, but also come to light.

Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 15-19 mm
Foodplant(s): Common Comfrey (Symphytum officinale), Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis)
Flying: One generation, May-July
National status:


Fenland, wetlands and damp open woodland as well as waste ground, banks and gardens.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.