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 108,942 records were received, for 1,330 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)2,09412,968
70.258Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria)1,8504,770
73.317Heart & Dart (Agrotis exclamationis)1,79511,575
49.039Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana)1,7845,607
70.226Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)1,6384,290
73.325Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta)1,5534,606
63.080(Chrysoteuchia culmella)1,21210,755
70.016Riband Wave (Idaea aversata)1,2004,023
73.162Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha)1,1143,143
73.357Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa)1,0777,277
73.291Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens)1,0493,994
70.141Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata)1,0411,965
73.359Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum)1,0363,831
73.099Vine's Rustic (Hoplodrina ambigua)1,0313,595
70.283Light Emerald (Campaea margaritaria)1,0012,562
73.015Silver Y (Autographa gamma)8981,459
73.345Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes)8472,369
73.101Treble Lines (Charanyca trigrammica)8433,620
45.044Common Plume (Emmelina monodactyla)8411,441
28.024(Tachystola acroxantha)7861,818
73.249Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica)7682,240
73.096Uncertain (Hoplodrina octogenaria)7573,082
72.045Common Footman (Eilema lurideola)7502,750
62.077(Endotricha flammealis)7454,062
71.025Buff-tip (Phalera bucephala)7341,266
73.095Pale Mottled Willow (Caradrina clavipalpis)7221,216
73.348Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (Noctua janthe)7202,807
73.329Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta)7061,223
63.054Box-tree Moth (Cydalima perspectalis)6913,691
72.019Buff Ermine (Spilosoma lutea)6811,136