Annual Report 2020 - Introduction>



Micropterigidae to Bucculatricidae

Detailed review of 2020

In the following pages are listed in systematic order all species for which records were submitted for 2020. The report is produced automatically from the county databases of Hampshire and Isle of Wight, and as such, can easily be amended if errors or omissions are identified. I would appreciate any such corrections are highlighted to me so that this record can be an accurate record of the year into the future.

A summary is provided for every species, incorporating the narrative as used in the relevant species account of the main website, and a summary of previous records by vice-county, and for the year under review. For species where there were 100 or less records for the year, these are detailed. Individual recorders are represented by an abbreviation, the lookup for which can be found here.


Links to individual report pages:

1: Micropterigidae to Bucculatricidae

2: Gracillariidae to Lypusidae

3: Peleopodidae to Batrachedridae

4: Coleophoridae to Choreutidae

5: Tortricidae

6: Cossidae to Zygaenidae

7: Pyralidae to Sphingidae

8: Geometridae

9: Notodontidae to Erebidae

10: Noctuidae to Nolidae

In 2020, a total of 119,984 records were received, for 1,368 species, summarised as below:


The following were the top 30 moth species recorded during the year, ordered by records received:

73.342Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)2,20813,447
70.258Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria)2,0015,272
49.039Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana)1,9245,955
73.317Heart & Dart (Agrotis exclamationis)1,92312,500
70.226Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)1,7634,515
73.325Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta)1,6885,068
63.080(Chrysoteuchia culmella)1,32011,223
70.016Riband Wave (Idaea aversata)1,3024,268
73.162Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha)1,1883,292
73.357Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa)1,1407,649
73.015Silver Y (Autographa gamma)1,1271,825
70.141Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata)1,1072,061
73.359Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum)1,1003,939
73.099Vine's Rustic (Hoplodrina ambigua)1,0964,052
73.291Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens)1,0864,092
70.283Light Emerald (Campaea margaritaria)1,0602,648
73.101Treble Lines (Charanyca trigrammica)9013,844
73.345Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes)8962,497
45.044Common Plume (Emmelina monodactyla)8861,501
73.249Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica)8552,502
28.024(Tachystola acroxantha)8351,914
62.077(Endotricha flammealis)8024,238
73.095Pale Mottled Willow (Caradrina clavipalpis)7861,328
72.045Common Footman (Eilema lurideola)7852,833
71.025Buff-tip (Phalera bucephala)7811,344
73.096Uncertain (Hoplodrina octogenaria)7803,128
73.348Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe)7783,040
73.329Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta)7641,310
63.054Box-tree Moth (Cydalima perspectalis)7233,860
72.019Buff Ermine (Spilosoma lutea)7201,192