Ethmia bipunctella

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The E. bipunctella invalidly described in 1936 by H. Rebel in L. Osthelder is actually E. distigmatella.
Ethmia bipunctella
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Depressariidae
Genus: Ethmia
Species: E. bipunctella
Binomial name
Ethmia bipunctella
(Fabricius, 1775)

Alucita bipunctella Fabricius, 1775
Ethmia bipunctella griseicostella Wiltshire, 1947
Ethmia echiella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Ethmia griseicostella Wiltshire, 1947
Tinea hochenwartiella Rossi, 1790
Ethmia hochenwartiella (Rossi, 1790)
Psecadia bipunctelia (lapsus)
Tinea echiella Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775

Ethmia bipunctella is a diurnal moth from the family Depressariidae. It can be found in Central and Southern Europe, North Africa, Asia and the northeastern part of North America. E. iranella was formerly included here as a subspecies.

A sprig of Echium vulgare with larval web

The wingspan of the moth ranges from 19–28 millimetres (0.75–1.10 in). The flight time ranges from May to September. The moth is bivoltine, having two generations per year.

The most important host plant is the viper's bugloss, but also Anchusa officinalis and plants from the genus Symphytum. Pupae are attached to dead wood.

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