Annual Report 2020 - Page: 10

Notodontidae to Erebidae

Noctuidae to Nolidae

  
For species seen in 2020 that had less than or equal to 100 records, full details are included; for more common species, the earliest, latest and highest count by vice-county are shown. The narrative for each species is taken from the main Hantsmoths website, and it is possible that some information on abundance and occurrence can get out of date, as it is impossible to keep up with all changes; however it should give a good introduction to each species.
The tables in each species account summarise the previous status, and that for the current year.
For the maps, all records prior to 2020 are shown by a blue dot (the larger the dot, the more recent), with the current year's records shown in red. As previous records are superimposed on any report for 2020, new sites have greater emphasis (i.e. will show as 'more red').
In the species accounts, an asterisk next to a location indicates a new 10km square record; earliest ever dates are highlighted in orange, and latest ever in red. Initials in the species accounts refer to the recorders listed here.
Please get in touch if you identify any omissions or errors, in particular if you have records that have yet to be submitted. Details of how to submit records can be found here.

Noctuidae

Plusiinae

73.001 2450 Spectacle Abrostola tripartita (Hufnagel, 1766) - Common
Common in gardens, heathland, rough grassland, fens, woodland edges and waste ground throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 34-38 mm. The main confusion species is Dark Spectacle A. triplasia, which see. Larva feeds on Stinging Nettle, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10873139919512019
1183941100019512019
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10621029
111581755
12821055

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 23 Apr, 1 (JHa) Latest: West High Down Quarry, 20 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Haseley Manor, 11 Aug, 9 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Woodlands, New Forest, 16 Apr, 0 (RBW) Latest: Botley, 15 Sep, 1 (SLB) Max count: Romsey, 14 Aug, 5 (MB)
VC12: Earliest: Overton, 11 Apr, 1 (ACr) Latest: Pamber Forest, 21 Sep, 1 (GJD) Max count: Liss, 14 Aug, 5 (LBe)

Basingstoke; 12/06/2020; Mike Wall
Basingstoke, 12/06/2020 (Mike Wall)
73.002 2449 Dark Spectacle Abrostola triplasia (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats, including river-banks, hedgerows and gardens throughout the British Isles, but rare in Scotland; far less numerous and less widely distributed in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight than Spectacle A. tripartita. Wingspan 34-40 mm. Similar to A. tripartita, but ground-colour is brownish black, base of forewing is dull straw or reddish brown and cross-lines are edged with reddish brown (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on Stinging Nettle and Hop, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1210811419512019
 
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10881
1127263
12551

Record details:
VC10: Kingston, one, 29 Jul (ENes); Bonchurch, one, 13 Jul (JHa); Haseley Manor, one, 28 May; Shanklin, one, 25 Jun; one, 09 Aug; one, 13 Aug; one, 26 Aug; one, 15 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 22 Aug (SDut); Marchwood, one, 09 Sep (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 30 May (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 06 Aug; three, 07 Aug; one, 10 Aug; two, 12 Aug (SAB); Romsey, one, 07 Jun; one, 16 Jul; one, 14 Aug; two, 18 Aug (MB); Blackfield, one, to lighted window, 24 May (PGS); Winchester, one, 17 Jul; one, 14 Aug (THW); Fareham, one, 24 Jun (IMcP); one, 17 Aug (KJW); Wickham, one, 07 Aug (F.M.G.); Botley, one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 24 Jul (SLB); Northney, Hayling Island, 15 Jun; 19 Jun; 07 Jul; 05 Aug; 21 Aug (JWP); Pennington, two, 10 Aug; one, 14 Oct; one, 16 Oct (RFC);
VC12: Liss*, one, 31 Jul; one, 07 Aug (LBe); Alton, one, to actinic, 13 Aug (BCA); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 18 Jul (ASto); Yateley, one, 14 Sep (JHH)

73.004 2433 Slender Burnished Brass Thysanoplusia orichalcea (Fabricius, 1775) - Migrant
Rare immigrant from North Africa, appearing in southern England in small numbers. In 1969 at least ten were reported; although the records were spread over eight weeks, the concentration in mid-October appears to have been part of a very large immigration which included other scarce species. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight there have been about ten records to date. Wingspan 38-48 mm. The far more common Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis has the thorax and abdomen stouter and forewing broader, with basal portion of the metallic patch extending from costa to dorsum; in Slender Burnished Brass most of the forewing is filled by a triangular greenish-brassy area, narrowly bordered at termen, more broadly at costa and dorsum, with pale purplish grey (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva polyphagous, no evidence of breeding in the UK.
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1110619512018
121019811981
 
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10111

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin*, one, 23 Aug (IOu)

Shanklin; 23/08/2020; Iain Outlaw
Shanklin, 23/08/2020 (Iain Outlaw)
73.010 2436 Dewick's Plusia Macdunnoughia confusa (Stephens, 1850) - Rare migrant
Rare immigrant from mainland Europe, appearing in south-eastern England for the first time at Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, on 3 October 1951. From about 1920 had spread rapidly into Western Europe from the central Palaearctic, and has been seen increasingly in Britain, especially in the last ten years. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight recorded for the first time in August 1991, and then again in 1998, 1999 and 2001 (the first for Wight); 2003 to 2006 saw a further six, with another six in 2007, 11 in 2008 and another six in 2009. This pattern has been maintained up to the present year and increasingly extending its range into the north of the county, which may be originating from the London population spreading west. Wingspan 32-38 mm. Fairly distinctive. Larva feeds on herbaceous plants such as Stinging Nettle, Yarrow, Corn Chamomile, Stinking Chamomile and Wormwood; breeding has been confirmed in Middlesex and is probably established elsewhere.
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10161720012019
11444119912019
126619982019
 
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10221
11431
12221

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 05 Oct; one, 22 Oct (JHa);
VC11: Fareham, one, to a lighted window, 22 Sep (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 24 Jul (SLB); Northney, Hayling Island, 26 Jun (JWP); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 18 Sep (JSw);
VC12: Ecchinswell*, one, field observation, 29 May (MTa, CSu); Plastow Green*, one, 09 May (Unknown det. MJW)

73.012 2434 Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in a wide variety of habitats, including gardens, hedgerows, river-banks, fens, woodland edges and rough grassland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 35-43 mm. Superficially resembles the rare immigrant Slender Burnished Brass Thysanoplusia orichalcea and nationally scarce Scarce Burnished Brass Diachrysia chryson, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Stinging Nettle, White Dead-nettle, Wild Marjoram, Lesser Burdock and Spear Thistle.
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1036841619512019
113672488619432019
122485426619482019
 
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10477910
1154523
12881175

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 21 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Plaish, 26 Sep, 1 (KRy) Max count: Haseley Manor, 09 Jun, 10 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Lee, 23 May, 2 (CTh) Latest: Botley, 28 Sep, 1 (SLB) Max count: Stockbridge Down NT, 19 Jun, 3 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Overton, 20 May, 1 (ACr) Latest: Beech, 28 Sep, 1 (NDP) Max count: Teg Down, Winchester, 27 Aug, 5 (CKn)

73.014 2437 Golden Plusia Polychrysia moneta (Fabricius, 1787) - Common
Common in gardens and parks throughout much of England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight first became established in the county in the late 19th Century, becoming a moderately common cottage garden species, taking advantage of cultivated species of Delphinium and Aconitum. It then decreased in numbers quite dramatically, possibly due to the increased usage of insecticides in gardens, but is still reported occasionally. Wingspan 38-44 mm. Fairly distinctive. Larva feeds on flower buds, leaves and seeds of Larkspur.
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1120013819512015
121026519512018
 
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Record details:
VC12: Crawley, one, 30 May (TNo); Basingstoke, one, 27 May (DLev)

73.015 2441 Silver Y Autographa gamma (Linnaeus, 1758) - Migrant
Common immigrant from mainland Europe, appearing throughout the British Isles, in most years arriving in sufficient numbers to breed. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight sometimes abundant, with numbers boosted, in good years, by the offspring of earlier migrants. Wingspan 40-48 mm. A familiar and conspicuous moth, often seen by day nectaring in a wide range of habitats, when confusion with Humming-bird Hawk-moth Macroglossum stellatarum is possible. Larva polyphagous on plants such as Stinging Nettle, Hedge Bedstraw, Clover, brassicas and legumes, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas; unable to over-winter in significant numbers.
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1028461571619572019
11196346109419512019
1256121519619512019
 
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1013033023
1150672714
1221334815

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 06 Apr, 1 (JHa) Latest: Bonchurch Revetment, 12 Dec, 1 (ABu) Max count: Shanklin, 16 Aug, 23 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Botley, 08 Jan, 1 (SLB) Latest: Botley, 21 Dec, 1 (SLB) Max count: Romsey, 14 Aug, 14 (MB)
VC12: Earliest: Basingstoke, 25 Apr, 1 (DLev) Latest: Chilbolton, 11 Dec, 1 (SLE) Max count: Stockbridge Down, 20 Aug, 15 (ACB)

73.016 2442 Beautiful Golden Y Autographa pulchrina (Haworth, 1809) - Common
Common in woodland, hedgerows, gardens, scrubby grassland, moorland and heathland throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly widespread and common. Wingspan 36-44 mm. The main confusion species is Plain Golden Y A. jota, in which reniform stigma is indistinct or absent. Larva feeds predominantly on Stinging Nettle, but also on Hedge Woundwort, Common Ragwort, Water Avens and Honeysuckle.
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10877919092019
1168471219492019
1253158719512019
 
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10331
1110112
12672

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 13 Jul (JHa); Shanklin, one, 24 Jun; one, 25 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Romsey, one, 17 Jun; one, 20 Jun (NRJ); Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 11 Jun; one, to actinic, 11 Jun; one, to actinic, 11 Jun (GCE); Allbrook, one, 16 Jun; one, to actinic, 30 Jun (SI); Wickham, one, 21 Jun; one, 22 Jun (JRDS); Pennington, one, 22 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Crawley, two, to actinic, 09 Jun (GCE); Ecchinswell, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (MTa, CSu); Pamber Forest, one, 28 May; one, 17 Jun (GJD); Liss Forest, one, 27 Jun; one, 04 Jul (RJM)

73.017 2443 Plain Golden Y Autographa jota (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats, including woodland, downland, hedgerows and gardens throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly widespread and common. Wingspan 39-45 mm. The main confusion species is Beautiful Golden Y A. pulchrina, in which reniform stigma dark purplish brown, dorsal half at least finely outlined pale golden (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on a wide variety of plants, including Stinging Nettle, White Dead-nettle, Red Dead-nettle, Hogweed and Honeysuckle.
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10696218562019
1134546319512019
1257276919492019
 
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10331
11441
12551

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 16 Jun; one, 17 Jun; one, 06 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 23 Jun (GCE); Romsey, one, 22 Jun (NRJ); Ashley, one, to actinic, 23 Jun; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jun (GCE);
VC12: Ecchinswell, one, 22 Jun (MJN); Beech, one, 21 Jun; one, 30 Jun (NDP); Basingstoke, one, 24 Jun (RHil); Chawton, one, 02 Jul (DAS)

73.022 2439 Gold Spot Plusia festucae (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in marshes, fens, woodland rides and upland grassland, and on heathland, moorland and river-banks throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight an uncommon resident, mainly in coastal marshes and less commonly in the river valleys, occasional wanderers may turn up elsewhere. Wingspan 35-40 mm. The main confusion species, Lempke's Gold Spot P. putnami, is rare in the south of England, and differs in having the more distal of the silver median spots smaller and more rounded, and the subapical silver streak shorter and thicker, but can often only be separated by dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds on various sedges, including Tufted Sedge and Glaucous Sedge, and other waterside plants.
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1014017918562019
1167672319512019
12969719512019
 
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Quantity
1012186
1122194
12441

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, three, 07 Aug (IOu); Freshwater Cliffs, one, 11 May; one, 03 Aug (SDa); Freshwater, one, to actinic, 20 Sep (PBa); Cranmore, to actinic, 04 Aug (CHic); Bonchurch, one, 25 May (JHa); Haseley Manor, one, 09 Jun; six, 11 Aug; Shanklin, one, 26 May; one, 08 Aug; one, 20 Aug (IOu); Sandown, one, to actinic, 01 Aug (JMar);
VC11: Hale Purlieu, one, to actinic, 13 Aug (MCu); Marchwood, one, 24 Apr (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 19 May (RBW); East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug; Broughton, one, to actinic, 06 Aug; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE); Pilley Bailey, NF*, one, 03 Aug (RBW, MWa); Fareham, one, 31 Jul (IMcP); Wickham, four, 07 Aug (F.M.G.); Botley, one, to actinic, 04 Aug; one, to actinic, 14 Aug (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 02 Aug (KC); Wickham, one, 07 Aug; one, 10 Aug; one, 16 Aug (JRDS); West Meon, one, 31 Jul (F.M.G.); Northney, Hayling Island, 26 May; 17 Jun; 18 Jun; 20 Jun; 25 Jun (JWP); Everton, one, 29 Jul (MMcM);
VC12: Ecchinswell*, one, 08 Aug (MJN); Liss, one, 16 May; one, 31 Jul (LBe); Castle Bottom NNR, one, to actinic, 16 Aug (JHH)

Eustrotiinae

73.024 2410 Marbled White Spot Deltote pygarga (Hufnagel, 1766) - Common
Common in woodland, heathland and moorland throughout much of southern England and northern Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly widespread and common. Wingspan 23-29 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on Purple Moor-grass, False-brome and Tufted Hair-grass, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1025356519292019
113018514819512019
12865148319512019
 
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1013193
11801367
12518820

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin Upper Chine, 02 Jun, 1 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 08 Jul, 1 (IOu) Max count: Parkhurst Forest, 29 Jun, 3 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Kings Somborne, 21 May, 1 (GCE) Latest: Totton, 15 Aug, 1 (LH) Max count: Wickham, 23 Jun, 7 (JRDS)
VC12: Earliest: Cheriton Wood, 16 May, 1 (DAS) Latest: Liss Forest, 01 Aug, 2 (RJM) Max count: Liss Forest, 27 Jun, 20 (RJM)

73.026 2412 Silver Hook Deltote uncula (Clerck, 1759) - Local
Local in fens, marshes, boggy heathland and high moorland, in England and Wales, except for the Midlands north of Oxfordshire, and in south-west Scotland and the western Highlands. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight an inhabitant of marshes and boggy heathland, which has decreased greatly since the 1950s. It is still found occasionally in localities scattered across vice-counties 11 and 12. Wingspan 27-30 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on various sedges and grasses, over-wintering as a pupa.
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106219002014
11855618002015
12458119512016
 
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11111
12144

Record details:
VC11: Lovedean*, one, 24 Jun (ARJ);
VC12: Foxlease Meadow, Rushmoor, four, field observation, 28 May (JHH)

NEHants; 29/05/2020; Josie Hewitt
NEHants, 29/05/2020 (Josie Hewitt)

Acontiinae

73.028 2415 Pale Shoulder Acontia lucida (Hufnagel, 1766) - Rare migrant
Rare immigrant from southern Europe, appearing in southern England on approximately 15 occasions in the 19th Century, but none for over 100 years. Between 1994 and 2004 there have been six further records: at Dymchurch, Kent on 5 August 1994; West Bexington, Dorset on 5 August 1994; St Agnes on 10 August 1995; West Bexington, Dorset on 18 August 1996; Ringwood, Hampshire on 19 August 1996; and Sherborne St. John, Hampshire on 13 August 2004. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 30-32 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on Ground-ivy, Field Bindweed, Common Mallow, Dwarf Mallow and Marsh-mallow, no evidence of breeding in the UK.
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102220132019
111119961996
122220042019
 
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11100

Record details:
VC11: Northney, Hayling Island*, 31 Jul (JWP)

Aediinae

73.031 2465 Four-spotted Tyta luctuosa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Na
Nationally scarce (Na) in dry open areas, south-facing hillsides, unimproved grassland, embankments and waste ground in southern England, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Restricted nowadays to a handful of locations, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, at Portland, Dorset and at single sites in Lincolnshire, Essex, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. Occasional migrants turn up some distance from know breeding sites, these are presumed to have originated from mainland Europe. In Hampshire the species has disappeared altogether: in the 1950s, it was locally fairly common on downland in a wide area around Winchester. On the Isle of Wight, occasional migrants continue to turn up, the most recent of which was at Totland in August 2004. Wingspan 25-29 mm. Larva feeds on Field Bindweed, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1013618002004
1117918002004
1210418001951
 
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Record details:
VC11: Blashford*, one, 31 Jul (JCa&SW)

Blashford; 31/07/2020; Simon Woolley
Blashford, 31/07/2020 (Simon Woolley)

Pantheinae

73.032 2425 Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland and gardens throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight a common species in the vicinity of deciduous woodland throughout. Wingspan 31-39 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on a range of deciduous trees and shrubs including Hazel, Birch and Beech, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10796170319092019
1170091178919492019
122852572619512019
 
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Quantity
10621509
1128043813
121272136

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 03 Apr, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 14 Aug, 2 (IOu) Max count: Parkhurst Forest, 28 Jul, 9 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Totton, 02 Apr, 1 (LH) Latest: Dibden Purlieu, 16 Aug, 1 (RAC) Max count: Kings Somborne, 31 Jul, 13 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Chilbolton, 04 Apr, 1 (GCE) Latest: Crawley, 12 Aug, 1 (GCE) Max count: Beech, 14 Jul, 6 (NDP)

Dilobinae

73.033 2020 Figure of Eight Diloba caeruleocephala (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in woodland, hedgerows, orchards and gardens throughout England and Wales, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight still fairly common is some areas, but greatly declined in north Hampshire, where recorded in recent years only from Harewood Forest. Please take care when entering records of Figure of Eighty or Eight that the correct species is selected: the present species flies in autumn. Wingspan 34-40 mm. Larva feeds on Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Crab Apple, Wild Rose and various species of fruit tree.
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1012626619512016
1134046719512019
1213019919502019
 
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11221
12111

Record details:
VC11: Dibden Purlieu, one, 30 Oct (RAC); Fareham, one, 10 Oct (KJW);
VC12: Goodworth Clatford, one, 17 Oct (GCE)

Acronictinae

73.034 2277 Scarce Merveille du Jour Moma alpium (Osbeck, 1778) - RDB3
A rare Red Data Book species, almost entirely restricted to large areas of well-established oak forest, formerly in southern England from Cornwall to Kent, now apparently restricted to the New Forest, west Sussex and the Kentish Weald. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight still quite common in New Forest oak woodland, and still present in woods near Wickham and in Havant Thicket, but it has disappeared from other localities where it was fairly common up until the 1950s. No recent record from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 34-40 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak, over-wintering as a pupa.
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108218001900
1146455318002019
 
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Record details:
VC11: Romsey, one, 24 Jun (SC)

73.036 2281 Alder Moth Acronicta alni (Linnaeus, 1767) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland and scrub throughout much of England and Wales, also in western Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight considered to be a very rare moth until the advent of m.v. light; it is now known to be widespread and fairly common, though only recorded from the north of the Island. Wingspan 35-42 mm. Larva feeds on various broad-leaved trees, including Downy Birch, Alder and Goat Willow, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10483619812019
1141640519512019
1218921119512018
 
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10441
11573
12221

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 03 May; one, 20 May; one, 25 May; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 21 May (IOu);
VC11: Ashurst, NF, one, 21 May (SAB); Romsey, three, 17 May (SLay); one, 13 Jun (MB); Lovedean, one, 21 May (ARJ); Milford on Sea, one, 08 May (MMcM);
VC12: Alton, one, to actinic, 25 May (NDP); Yateley*, one, 21 May (JHH)

73.037 2283 Dark Dagger Acronicta tridens ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in woodland, fens, gardens and a wide range of other habitats throughout much of England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight very much less common than Grey Dagger, although undoubtedly under-recorded owing to similarity to that species. Wingspan 33-44 mm. Very similar to Grey Dagger A. psi, from which separated only by dissection of the genitalia. The larvae of the two species are readily identifiable. Larva feeds on various broad-leaved trees and shrubs, including Wild Rose, Cultivated Rose, Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Goat Willow, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1021719002019
1119517919512018
12703119512017
 
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10111
11321

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, gen det, 25 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Timsbury, one, 08 Jun (TRa); Fareham, one, to actinic, gen det, 12 Jun (MLO det. KJW)Northney, Hayling Island, 27 Jun (JWP)

73.038 2284 Grey Dagger Acronicta psi (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in woodland, hedgerows, gardens, scrubby heathland, calcareous grassland, fens and a wide range of other habitats; low altitudes in the north throughout much of the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight very much more common than Dark Dagger, but undoubtedly under-recorded. Wingspan 33-44 mm. Very similar to Dark Dagger A. tridens, from which separated only by dissection of the genitalia. The larvae of the two species are readily identifiable. Larva feeds on various broad-leaved trees and shrubs, including Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Apple, Birch, Common Lime, English Elm and Rowan, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10833719512018
111940206219492019
1232825619492019
 
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10331
1116133
12892

Record details:
VC10: Parkhurst Forest, larva, one, field observation, feeding on Beech, 05 Sep; Shanklin, one, gen det, 08 Jun (IOu); Wootton, larva, one, field observation, 15 Jul (KShw);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 09 May (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 08 Aug; one, 10 Aug; three, 12 Aug (SAB); Wildern LNR, larva, one, field observation, 22 Sep (TCr); Clausentum Fen, NF, larva, one, field observation, 10 Oct (ABal); Fareham, larva, one, field observation, 14 Sep (ADT); larva, one, field observation, on pear tree leaf, 12 Sep (PBrf); one, to actinic, gen det, 01 Sep (MLO det. KJW); Portsmouth, one, 04 Aug (IRT); West Walk, one, ♂, 14 Aug (F.M.G.); Northney, Hayling Island, 26 Jun; 09 Jul; 13 Jul; 22 Aug (JWP); Southsea, one, 09 May (JRL);
VC12: Overton, larva, one, field observation, 12 Sep; larva, one, field observation, 27 Sep (DClu); Liss, one, 25 Jun; one, 14 Aug (LBe); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 04 May; one, 15 Aug (ASw); Yateley, larva, two, field observation, on apple, 13 Sep; one, ♂, gen det, 23 Jun (JHH det. JHH)

73.039 2279 Sycamore Acronicta aceris (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local in parks, gardens, woodland and scrub throughout southern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and fairly common, particularly in suburban area. Wingspan 41-49 mm. The main confusion species are Poplar Grey A. megacephala and Sweet Gale Moth A. euphorbiae, but has characteristic S-shaped subterminal band of pale grey blocks. Larva feeds on Horse-chestnut, Sycamore and Field Maple, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
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1017718619512019
111452146019512019
1256158719512019
 
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10473
1123242
1210112

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, two, 16 Jul (SDa); Shanklin, one, 28 May; three, 25 Jun; one, 20 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 24 Jun (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 19 May (RBW); Totton, one, 22 May; two, 11 Jul (LH); Romsey, one, 24 Jun (SLay); one, 11 Jul (NRJ); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 13 Aug; one, to actinic, 25 Jun (RAC); Bitterne, one, to actinic, 21 May (PAB); Winchester, one, 04 Jul (THW); Catisfield, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (ALR); Fareham, one, 16 Jul (ADT); one, 01 Jul; two, 15 Jul (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 23 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 05 Jul; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 04 Jul (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 12 Aug (KC); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 10 Jul (JSw); Milford on Sea, one, 25 Jun (MMcM); Southsea, larva, one, field observation, 02 Aug (HJo);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 22 Jun; one, 26 Jun (MJW); Alton, one, to actinic, 30 May; one, to actinic, 07 Jul (BCA); one, to actinic, 23 Jun (NDP); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 17 Jun; two, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 24 Jul (ASto); Farnborough, one, 09 May; one, 08 Aug (KBW)

73.040 2280 Miller Acronicta leporina (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, heathland, moorland, fens and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 37-48 mm. Apart from the occasional melanic individual, generally unmistakable. Larva feeds on Downy and Silver Birch, Alder and Grey Willow, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
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10929719512019
111595163119492019
1252559919512019
 
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Quantity
10111
1124263
1216162

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 24 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Acres Down, one, 08 Aug (CWlk); Totton, one, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug; one, 10 Aug (LH); Romsey, one, 25 Jun (SC); one, 02 Jun; three, 24 Jun (SLay); one, 18 Jul (MB); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 12 Aug (RAC); Southampton, one, to actinic, 17 May; one, to actinic, 21 Jun (MGP); Allbrook, one, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun (SI); Fareham, one, to actinic, 05 Aug (MLO); one, 27 Apr (KJW); Botley, two, to actinic, 25 Jun; two, to actinic, 26 Jun; one, to actinic, 27 Jun; one, to actinic, 11 Aug (SLB); Northney, Hayling Island, 22 Jun; 31 Jul (JWP); Pennington, one, 13 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 09 Aug (SLE det. GCE); Harestock, one, 20 Jun; one, to actinic, 21 Jun (GRog); Overton, one, 25 Jun; one, 26 Jun (MSi); Ecchinswell, one, 08 Aug (MJN); Basingstoke, one, 24 Jun; two, 26 Jun (MJW); Pamber Forest, one, 30 May (GJD); Alton, one, to actinic, 15 Jun (BCA); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 29 May (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 30 May (ASw); Fleet, one, 24 Jun (MHals); Velmead Wood, Fleet, larva, one, field observation, 18 Jul (JChe); Yateley, one, 31 Jul (JHH)

73.041 2285 Marsh Dagger Acronicta strigosa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Extinct
Formerly an uncommon resident in the fens of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire, last seen in 1930’s. Since which it has appeared in southern England rarely as an immigrant from the continent, in East Sussex in 1996, and at Pagham Harbour, West Sussex, in July 2010, to which can be added one of the more surprising records of recent years, when an individual turned up in JHa’s Bonchurch (VC10) trap on 2 Aug 2015, and which is therefore a first for the Isle of Wight and for our area. Perhaps even more remarkably, the same recorder pulled in a second, on almost the same date in 2020. Wingspan 30-32 mm. Shows a strong black streak medially from base to claviform stigma, and two others in echelon above tornus (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on Hawthorn and Blackthorn.
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101120152015
 
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10111

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 07 Aug (JHa)

73.045 2289 Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common on grassland, heathland, marshes, gardens and a wide range of other habitats throughout much of the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common in all three vice-counties. Wingspan 35-43 mm. Larva feeds on various herbaceous and woody plants, including Broad-leaved Dock, Common Sorrel, Ribwort Plantain, Greater Plantain, Water Mint, Bramble, Hop, Hawthorn and Burnet Rose, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
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1045865819512019
115870732319512019
121226148619512019
 
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1047563
112843647
12931256

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 06 Apr, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 26 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin Upper Chine, 31 Jul, 3 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Southampton, 08 Apr, 1 (MGP) Latest: Nursling Substation, 09 Oct, 1 (JClx) Max count: Portsmouth, 24 Jul, 7 (IRT)
VC12: Earliest: Ecchinswell, 22 Apr, 1 (MJN) Latest: Over Wallop, 22 Sep, 1 (CM) Max count: Beech, 23 Jul, 6 (NDP)

73.046 2278 Poplar Grey Subacronicta megacephala ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in woodland, fens, parks and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 38-45 mm. Could be confused with Sycamore A. aceris. Larva feeds on Black and White Poplar, and Aspen, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
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1027842519512019
111954224019512019
1282595319482019
 
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Quantity
1014193
11688011
1235393

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Cowes, 08 May, 1 (DNor) Latest: Freshwater Cliffs, 16 Jul, 1 (SDa) Max count: Kingston, 16 Jul, 3 (ENes)
VC11: Earliest: Botley, 09 Apr, 1 (SLB) Latest: Botley, 16 Aug, 1 (SLB) Max count: Fareham, 06 Aug, 11 (MLO)
VC12: Earliest: Ecchinswell, 22 Apr, 1 (MJN) Latest: Cheriton, 10 Aug, 1 (DAS) Max count: Liss Forest, 27 Jun, 3 (RJM)

73.047 2291 Coronet Craniophora ligustri ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in a wide variety of habitats, including hedgerows, woodland, calcareous grassland, fens and hillsides throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire widespread and locally frequent in the south, less common in the north and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 35-42 mm. Only likely to be confused with dark forms of Poplar Grey Acronicta megacephala, but smaller, with more rounded apex. Larva feeds predominantly on Ash, but also on Alder and Hazel, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10757315619512019
114433845118812019
121793534619492019
 
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105522322
1118726910
12821206

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 25 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 20 Sep, 1 (IOu) Max count: West High Down Quarry, 07 Aug, 22 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Southampton, 17 May, 1 (MGP) Latest: Botley, 17 Aug, 1 (SLB) Max count: Winchester, 07 Jul, 10 (THW)
VC12: Earliest: Pamber Forest, 18 May, 1 (GJD) Latest: Ecchinswell, 15 Aug, 1 (MTa, CSu) Max count: Barton Stacey, 16 Jul, 6 (GCE)

73.048 2397 Small Yellow Underwing Panemeria tenebrata (Scopoli, 1763) - Local
Local in flower meadows, calcareous grassland, roadside verges and sea cliffs throughout England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight scattered colonies of this species occur on meadows and downs, but rare in the New Forest. Wingspan 18-20 mm. Flies during the day in sunshine. Hindwing primrose-yellow with broad black border to one-third and heavy black suffusion at base (MBGBI Vol 10), together with day-flying habit and small size preclude confusion with any other British moth, although it has been compared to the pyralid Pyrausta aurata. Larva feeds on seed capsules of Common Mouse-ear and Field Mouse-ear, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10412818562018
111158719512017
1212613919512017
 
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10122
11200
12441

Record details:
VC10: Newtown Meadows, two, 17 May (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, field observation, 20 Apr; Fletchwood Meadows, NF, field observation, 14 May (RBW);
VC12: Axmansford, one, field observation, 17 May (ACB); Yateley*, one, netted, 16 May; one, field observation, 26 Apr (JHH); Fleet Pond, one, field observation, 25 May (MHals)

Cuculliinae

73.052 2216 Shark Cucullia umbratica (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in rough ground, chalk and limestone grassland, sand-dunes, shingle beaches and gardens throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight this species is still fairly frequent in places, especially near the coast. Wingspan 48-57 mm. The only confusion species is Chamomile Shark C. chamomillae, but C. umbratica has forewing fringes clear and unmarked, while on C. chamomillae they are cut by dark veins. Larva feeds on flowers and leaves of Beaked, Marsh, Rough and Smooth Hawk's-beard, Mouse-ear Hawkweed and Perennial Sow-thistle, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
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1010811219512019
1182494819492019
1222020219492019
 
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Quantity
10221
11541
12331

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 20 May; one, 02 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (JRMi); Broughton, one, to actinic, 06 Aug (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 20 Jun (RAC); Wickham, one, 28 Jun (JRDS); Northney, Hayling Island, 22 Jun (JWP);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 07 Jun; one, to actinic, 10 Jun (GCE); Basingstoke, one, 01 Jun (DLev)

73.053 2214 Chamomile Shark Cucullia chamomillae ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local on calcareous grassland, waste ground, farmland and gardens; well distributed, showing a preference for sandy or light calcareous soils, and probably most common near the coasts, in England and Wales, Scotland to Perthshire, and Ireland (MBGBI Vol 10). In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight thinly scattered through the three vice-counties, but scarcer than formerly, probably on account of changed agricultural techniques. Wingspan 42-52 mm. The most likely confusion species is Shark Cucullia umbratica, which see for differences. Larva feeds on flowers of Scentless Mayweed, Corn Chamomile, Stinking Chamomile and Feverfew, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Record
10271419072019
1114913919502019
12361119512012
 
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11111
12111

Record details:
VC11: Stubbington, larva, one, on host-plant, 20 Jun (RJD);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 23 Apr (GCE)

Chilbolton; 23/04/2020; Glynne Evans Chilbolton; 23/04/2020; Glynne Evans
Chilbolton, 23/04/2020 (Glynne Evans) Chilbolton, 23/04/2020 (Glynne Evans)
73.057 2219 Striped Lychnis Cucullia lychnitis Rambur, 1833 - Na
Nationally scarce (Na) and a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan, on calcareous grassland and roadside verges. Found throughout much of the chalk outcrop of central Hampshire, extending from the South Downs of West Sussex virtually to the border with Wiltshire. It is also breeding in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and in small scattered sites over a wide area in south Buckinghamshire. Hampshire is an important national stronghold for the species, and in 2000 the moth was discovered to have colonised the recently re-seeded extension of the Magdalen Hill Down Reserve near Winchester. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 42-46 mm. The most likely confusion species are Mullein S. verbasci, which is usually larger and brown-tinged, with a clearly defined discal spot on the underside of the hindwing, whereas Striped Lychnis is grey-tinged and does not hindwing underside dot, and Water Betony S. scrophulariae, from which reliably separable only by reference to the genitalia. Larva feeds on flowers of Dark Mullein, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
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11218126018002019
12448286319482019
 
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Quantity
1194415
1238467171

Record details:
VC11: Broughton, larva, five, field observation, 03 Aug; larva, three, field observation, 03 Aug; larva, one, field observation, 03 Aug; Stockbridge, larva, 15, field observation, 29 Jul; larva, five, field observation, 29 Jul (GCE); Exton, larva, one, field observation, on 10 flower spikes, 28 Jul; Old Winchester Hill, larva, two, field observation, 01 Aug (AMD); , two, field observation, on Great Mullein, 01 Aug (JHH, AMD); Chalton, larva, 10, field observation, 13 Aug (Unknown);
VC12: Nether Wallop, larva, nine, field observation, 28 Jul; larva, seven, field observation, 28 Jul; larva, one, field observation, 28 Jul; larva, five, field observation, 28 Jul; Stockbridge, larva, six, field observation, 28 Jul (GCE); West Down NR, Leckford, larva, 17, field observation, on 324 flower spikes, 16 Jul (FHay); West Down, Chilbolton, larva, six, field observation, 29 Jul; Chilbolton, larva, one, field observation, 22 Jul; larva, two, field observation, 29 Jul; larva, two, field observation, 04 Aug; larva, one, field observation, 05 Aug; Barton Stacey, larva, three, field observation, 24 Jul; larva, five, field observation, 24 Jul; larva, one, field observation, 02 Aug; larva, 22, field observation, 24 Jul; larva, six, field observation, 04 Aug; larva, two, field observation, 04 Aug; larva, five, field observation, 04 Aug; larva, 11, field observation, 04 Aug; Longparish, larva, one, field observation, 02 Aug; Barton Stacey, larva, 10, field observation, 04 Aug (GCE); Litchfield, larva, four, field observation, on 150 flower spikes, 15 Jul; larva, seven, field observation, on 45 flower spikes, 15 Jul (DJH); Chilcomb, larva, 171, field observation, 17 Jul (AMD, KBar); Winnall Down, Winchester, larva, three, field observation, on 7 flower spikes, 25 Jul (DJH); Northington, larva, 10, field observation, 05 Aug (AMD); Titchbourne, larva, 13, field observation, 22 Jul (KBar); Abbotstone, 25 Jul (LWe); Titchbourne, larva, 19, field observation, 22 Jul; larva, 20, field observation, 19 Jul (KBar); Brown Candover, larva, 15, field observation, 05 Aug; Chilton Candover, larva, four, field observation, 05 Aug (AMD); Overton, larva, three, field observation, on Dark Mullein, 28 Jul (ACr); Ropley, larva, 33, field observation, 28 Jul; larva, six, field observation, 28 Jul; Stonybrow Wood, East Tisted, larva, three, field observation, 28 Jul (AMD); Weston Patrick, larva, 12, field observation, on 65 flower spikes, 23 Jul; Upton Grey, larva, 21, field observation, on 180 flower spikes, 23 Jul (GJD)

73.058 2221 Mullein Cucullia verbasci (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in calcareous grassland, woodland clearings, woodland rides, scrub, roadside verges, shingle beaches, parks and gardens throughout much of England and Wales, mostly in the south. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight well-distributed, partly as a result of the differing ecology of the two main food-plants. Wingspan 44-56 mm. The main confusion species are Striped Lychnis S. lychnitis and Water Betony S. scrophulariae. The larva is found on various species of mullein (Verbascum), in particular Great Mullein, but it also uses Buddleia in gardens.
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1014237419512019
1145291019512019
1225071119512019
 
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Quantity
1011143
11163410
1220399

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, two, 16 May (SDa); Wroxall Down, larva, two, field observation, on Buddleja, 06 Jul (IOu); Wheelers Bay, three, 13 Apr (ABu); Bonchurch, one, 17 Mar; one, 01 Apr; one, 21 Apr; one, 02 May (JHa); Shanklin, one, 23 Mar; one, 10 Apr; one, 15 Apr (IOu); East Cowes, larva, field observation, on Mullein , 03 Jun (TWhi);
VC11: Marchwood, larva, six, field observation, 12 Jun (CTh); Ashurst, NF, one, 18 Apr (SAB); Romsey, one, 16 Apr (SLay); Kings Somborne, larva, one, field observation, 22 Jun; larva, two, field observation, 22 Jun (GCE); Romsey, one, 16 Apr; larva, 10, field observation, on cultivated Mullein, 03 Jun (MB); Blackfield, larva, one, field observation, on Verbascum thapsus, 24 May (PGS); Bishopstoke, larva, three, field observation, on cultivated foxglove , 25 May (DHu); Whiteley, larva, one, field observation, 08 Jun (RSto); Catisfield, one, 12 Apr (ALR); Fareham, larva, one, field observation, 26 May (ADT); one, 02 Apr (KJW); Portsdown, larva, two, on host-plant, on Verbascum thapsus, 30 May (GRE); Horndean, one, to actinic, 19 Jun (P&AHo); Southsea, one, 05 Apr (JGe);
VC12: Palestine nr Grateley, larva, one, field observation, 25 May (RJen); Chilbolton, larva, four, field observation, 27 May (SLE); larva, nine, field observation, 01 Jun (GCE); Overton, one, 20 Apr; larva, two, field observation, 08 Jun (MSi); Overton Lagoons, larva, one, field observation, on Great Mullein, 16 May; larva, three, field observation, on Great Mullein, 17 May; larva, two, field observation, 20 May; larva, one, field observation, 21 May; larva, one, field observation, 22 May; larva, one, field observation, on Great Mullein, 03 Jun (PEH); Basingstoke, two, 21 Apr; one, 08 May (DLev); larva, field observation, on Great Mullein, 20 Jun (MJW); one, to actinic, 19 Apr; one, 23 Apr (RHil); Liss, one, 16 May (LBe); Alton, one, to actinic, 16 Apr (BCA); Blackbush Airfield, larva, one, field observation, 13 Jun (JHH); Fleet, larva, five, field observation, 15 May (MHals)

Basingstoke; 20/06/2020; Mike Wall
Basingstoke, 20/06/2020 (Mike Wall)

Oncocnemidinae

73.059 2223 Toadflax Brocade Calophasia lunula (Hufnagel, 1766) - RDB3
Previously a rare and local resident on shingle beaches and grassy areas in parts of south-eastern England, predominantly coastal; in Kent it occurs at Dungeness and along the coast to Folkestone, including records from Hythe, Dover and Kingsdown. In Sussex, larvae can be common on shingle beaches and waste places within a mile of the sea-shore. Prior to 2000, there were just three records, all coastal: the first at Locks Heath in 1971, with one at Southsea in August 1992 and one in Gosport in August 1996. However, the 21st Century has seen an expansion of range inland, from a base apparently in Greater London and since 2015 it has been recorded annually, both along the coast and from the north-east. The first Isle of Wight record was also in 2015. Wingspan 32-34 mm. Larva feeds on Purple Toadflax and Common Toadflax, over-wintering as a pupa.

Update: Status review, January 2020.
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Last
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101120152015
11191819512019
1271320172019
 
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Quantity
111091
12771

Record details:
VC11: Marchwood*, 22 Apr (CTh); Totton*, one, 21 May; one, 22 May; one, 22 Jul; one, 06 Aug; one, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug (LH); Southampton, one, 30 May (MHas); one, to UV, 01 Jul (JVet);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 26 Jun (MJW); one, 26 May; one, 29 May; one, 21 Jul; one, 23 Jul; one, 08 Aug (RHil); Farnborough, one, 21 May (KBW)

73.061 2394 Anomalous Stilbia anomala (Haworth, 1812) - Local
Local on moorland, in Scotland including the Hebrides and Orkney, northern England including the Isle of Man, on Dartmoor, Exmoor and the New Forest, and through much of Wales, elsewhere extremely local and usually uncommon; a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire more or less confined to the New Forest, and there very local, favouring dry railway banks and other places where the common grass is Wavy Hair-grass. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1994. Wingspan 29-36 mm. Larva feeds on Wavy Hair-grass and Tufted Hair-grass.
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108219221994
11544619002018
128819512016
 
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11331

Record details:
VC11: Dibden Purlieu, one, 27 Aug; one, 29 Aug; one, 11 Sep (RAC)

Amphipyrinae

73.062 2297 Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in woodland, scrub, hedgerows, gardens and parks throughout much of England, Wales and southern Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread in deciduous woodland, and particularly common in the New Forest. Wingspan 47-54 mm. It has been proved empirically that the only safe way of separating this species as an adult from the closely related Svensson's Copper Underwing A. berbera is to view the underside of the hindwings - for which see the image right.
In pyramidea the underside of the hindwing's discal area is a pale straw yellow which contrasts with the orange-copper shading of the terminal area. In berbera this discal area is suffused orange-copper in the dorsal half which continues to the termen.
Please indicate when submitting records that this check has been performed.
Larva feeds on Hawthorn, Midland Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Hazel, Honeysuckle and Downy Birch, over-wintering as an egg.

Updated: July 2019 (comparison between species)
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Last
Record
1040667019002019
11297343142002019
121049162619512019
 
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Quantity
1019375
1151654
1213142

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, one, hindwing of one specimen examined, 07 Aug (IOu); Freshwater, one, to actinic, 21 Sep; Brook Down, four, to actinic, 19 Sep; Walter's Copse, Newtown, one, to actinic, 22 Sep (PBa); Parkhurst Forest, one, 28 Jul (IOu); St Lawrence: Salem Close, one, to actinic, 28 Sep (PBa); Haseley Manor, one, field observation, 14 Aug; Shanklin, one, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug; one, 06 Sep; five, 11 Sep; two, 13 Sep; three, 14 Sep; three, 15 Sep; two, 16 Sep; one, 18 Sep; five, 19 Sep; one, 20 Sep; two, 30 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 05 Aug (RBW); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 31 Aug (JRMi); Romsey, one, 11 Aug; two, 14 Aug; one, 18 Aug; one, 05 Sep (MB); Allbrook, one, 30 Jul; one, 09 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, 17 Aug; one, to actinic, 12 Sep (SI); Winchester, two, 14 Sep (THW); Botley Wood, one, 18 Sep (F.M.G.); Fareham, one, to actinic, 28 Jul; one, to actinic, 30 Jul; one, to actinic, 05 Aug; one, to actinic, 06 Aug; two, to actinic, 09 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug; two, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 13 Sep; one, to actinic, 26 Sep (MLO); one, 06 Aug; one, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug; one, 11 Aug; one, 12 Aug; one, 13 Aug; one, 14 Aug; four, 15 Aug; three, 16 Aug; four, 18 Aug; one, 19 Aug; one, 26 Aug; one, 02 Sep; one, 04 Sep; two, 08 Sep; one, 09 Sep; one, 16 Sep (KJW); Wickham Common, one, 24 Jul (KC); Lovedean, one, how verified?, 27 Jul; one, how verified?, 07 Aug; one, how verified?, 11 Aug; one, how verified?, 13 Aug; one, how verified?, 15 Aug; one, how verified?, 06 Sep; one, how verified?, 07 Oct (ARJ); Hen Wood, four, 04 Sep (F.M.G.); Northney, Hayling Island, 13 Aug (JWP); Horndean, one, to actinic, 31 Aug (PHog);
VC12: Over Wallop, two, 15 Sep; one, 19 Oct (CM); Ecchinswell, one, field observation, 17 Sep (MTa, CSu); Pamber Forest, one, 02 Sep; one, 07 Sep (GJD); Liss, one, 14 Aug (LBe); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 15 Aug; one, to actinic, 17 Aug (ASto); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 01 Aug; one, 15 Aug; one, 24 Aug; one, 16 Sep; one, 21 Sep (ASw)

73.063 2298 Svensson's Copper Underwing Amphipyra berbera Rungs, 1949 - Common
Common in woodland, scrub, hedgerows, gardens and parks throughout much of England, Wales and southern Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight distribution poorly known due to confusion with A. pyramidea, but there is, as yet, no conclusive evidence that either species is present in an area where the other is not. Wingspan 47-54 mm. Please note: it has been proved empirically that the only safe way of separating this species as an adult from the closely related Copper Underwing A. pyramidea is to view the underside of the hindwings. Please see that species for a comparative photo.
In pyramidea the underside of the hindwing's discal area is a pale straw yellow which contrasts with the orange-copper shading of the terminal area. In berbera this discal area is suffused orange-copper in the dorsal half which continues to the termen.
Please indicate when submitting records that this check has been performed.
Larva feeds on Pedunculate Oak, over-wintering as an egg.

Updated: July 2019 (comparison between species)
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111225150319512019
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108113
1113163
12892

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater, one, to actinic, 15 Sep; one, to actinic, 18 Sep; three, to actinic, 12 Sep; one, to actinic, 16 Sep; two, to actinic, 14 Sep; one, to actinic, 15 Sep; Walter's Copse, Newtown, one, to actinic, 22 Sep; St Lawrence: Salem Close, one, to actinic, 26 Sep (PBa);
VC11: Godshill, NF, one, to actinic, checked underwing, 14 Aug (MCu); Romsey, one, 18 Aug (MB); Southampton, one, to actinic, 26 Aug (MGP); Fareham, one, 14 Aug; three, 16 Aug (ADT); one, 11 Aug (KJW); Wickham Common, one, 18 Aug (KC); Lovedean, one, how verified?, 07 Oct (ARJ); West Meon, one, 31 Jul; Hen Wood, one, 24 Jul (F.M.G. det. RJD); Horndean, two, to actinic, 11 Sep (PHog); Pennington, one, 10 Aug; one, 08 Sep (RFC);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 02 Sep; one, 14 Sep; one, 07 Sep; one, 21 Sep; two, 07 Sep (GJD); Liss Forest, one, field observation, 17 Jul (RJM); Whitehill, one, 23 Jul (ASto); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 16 Sep (ASw)

73.064 2299 Mouse Moth Amphipyra tragopoginis (Clerck, 1759) - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats, including gardens, woodland, sand-dunes, moorland and fens throughout the British Isles, more commonly recorded at sugar than at light and recent apparent declines may reflect this, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Widespread and still moderately common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 32-40 mm. There are usually three small dots on the forewing, and the moth is likened to a mouse in coloration and in the way it scampers into cover when exposed. Larva feeds on a wide range of herbaceous plants and shrubs, over-wintering as an egg.
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10431619512018
111273240619512019
12988136519512019
 
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1133393
12711176

Record summary:
VC11: Earliest: Kings Somborne, 09 Jul, 1 (GCE) Latest: Ashley, 22 Sep, 1 (GCE) Max count: Kings Somborne, 15 Jul, 3 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Barton Stacey, 25 Jun, 1 (GCE) Latest: Harestock, 21 Sep, 1 (GRog) Max count: Crawley, 12 Aug, 6 (GCE)

Psaphidinae

73.065 2227 Sprawler Asteroscopus sphinx (Hufnagel, 1766) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, gardens, and areas with scattered trees throughout England, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widely distributed, but not particularly common. Wingspan 38-50 mm. No other similar species has such a late flight period. Larva feeds on Pedunculate Oak, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Hazel, Goat Willow, Small-leaved Elm and Common Lime.
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1012357819032019
1132245919472019
1223343019502019
 
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10100
11441
1293924

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 23 Nov (CHic);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 16 Nov (SDut); Marchwood, one, 12 Nov (CTh); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 12 Nov; one, to actinic, 16 Nov (JRMi);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 09 Nov; Barton Stacey, three, to actinic, 22 Oct; one, to actinic, 22 Oct (GCE); Ecchinswell, five, to actinic, 08 Nov (MTa, CSu); Axmansford, one, 21 Oct; 24, 30 Oct; one, 17 Nov; one, 17 Oct (ACB); Pamber Forest, two, 08 Nov (GJD)

73.068 2245 Green-brindled Crescent Allophyes oxyacanthae (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens throughout the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widely distributed, but not particularly common. Wingspan 38-48 mm. Occurs in two forms, and their intermediates, in any shade on a scale from green to brown, but always easy to recognise and unlike any other British moth. Larva feeds on Hawthorn and Blackthorn and, less frequently, other broad-leaved trees and shrubs.
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Last
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10301116719792019
111351189819512019
1253885919512019
 
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10541
11781087
1246917

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Walter's Copse, Newtown, 22 Sep, 1 (PBa) Latest: Shanklin, 26 Oct, 1 (IOu) Max count: Walter's Copse, Newtown, 22 Sep, 1 (PBa)
VC11: Earliest: Botley, 08 Oct, 1 (SLB) Latest: Totton, 16 Nov, 1 (LH) Max count: Broughton, 18 Oct, 7 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Pamber Forest, 28 Sep, 1 (GJD) Latest: Hinton Ampner, 11 Nov, 1 (ASD) Max count: Goodworth Clatford, 17 Oct, 7 (GCE)

73.069 2243 Early Grey Xylocampa areola (Esper, 1789) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 32-40 mm. Larva feeds on Honeysuckle, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
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10597125418562019
1166651578819502019
121969423519512019
 
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Quantity
10731669
111852936
12781568

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 25 Jan, 1 (JHa) Latest: Rookley, 01 May, 1 (JBa) Max count: Shanklin, 01 Apr, 9 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Botley, 22 Feb, 1 (SLB) Latest: Botley, 28 Apr, 1 (SLB) Max count: Southsea, 10 Apr, 6 (JRL)
VC12: Earliest: Chilbolton, 23 Feb, 1 (GCE) Latest: Overton, 25 May, 2 (MSi) Max count: Liss, 30 Mar, 8 (LBe)

Heliothinae

73.070 2399 Bordered Sallow Pyrrhia umbra (Hufnagel, 1766) - Local
Local on sand-dunes and shingle beaches along the coasts of England, Wales and eastern Scotland, and inland on calcareous grassland in southern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight now a rare species, more or less confined to coastal localities and a few on the chalk, but occasional wanderers turn up at light away from established populations. Wingspan 34-41 mm. The most likely confusion species is Orange Sallow Xanthia citrago, which has forewing with antemedian and median fasciae almost straight and hindwing without black markings (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on flowers and seeds of Common Restharrow, Spiny Restharrow, Henbane and Sea Sandwort, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1016718618562019
1140544219452019
12301919452018
 
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1018304
11531

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, two, 09 Jul; two, 16 Jul (SDa); Wheelers Bay, one, 15 Jun; one, 22 Jul; one, 23 Jul (ABu); Bonchurch, one, 21 May; one, 26 May; one, 30 May; one, 07 Jun; one, 15 Jun; two, 17 Jun; one, 19 Jun; two, 20 Jun; one, 22 Jun; four, 24 Jun; three, 25 Jun; two, 12 Jul; three, 13 Jul (JHa);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 30 May; one, 20 Jun (CTh); Itchen: Peartree Green, one, 19 Jun (PAB)Northney, Hayling Island, 27 Jun; 13 Jul (JWP)

73.073 2402 Shoulder-striped Clover Heliothis maritima Graslin, 1855 - RDB3
A rare Red Data Book and a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan, now confined to acid heathland in Hampshire and neighbouring counties. In Hampshire more or less confined to the New Forest, where it occurs on damp heathland, although recent records have been few, with none since 1999. Recorded on the Isle of Wight for the first, and so far only, time at Freshwater in 1985. The south-eastern European subspecies has been recorded as a rare migrant in south-east Kent. Wingspan 32-37 mm. Day-flying, may come to light. The main confusion species is Marbled Clover H. viriplaca, which lacks the distinctive basal streak of H. maritima. Larva feeds on flowers of Cross-leaved Heath, over-wintering as a pupa.
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102019551985
1115517218002019
121219521952
 
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11100

Record details:
VC11: Pottern Ford, NF, field observation, 01 Jul (RBW)

73.076 2400 Scarce Bordered Straw Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner, [1808]) - Migrant
A moderately frequent immigrant from southern Europe, north to Shetland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight recorded in small numbers in most years, although the outstanding migrant year of 2006 saw over 320 individuals recorded. Wingspan 30-40 mm. The main confusion species are Bordered Straw Heliothis peltigera, which has forewing with a distinctive marginal dot above the tornus, and with reniform stigma usually joined to the costa by a dark triangular wedge, and Eastern Bordered Straw Heliothis nubigera, which has forewing more mottled, subterminal band more indented, and pronounced marginal dots (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva polyphagous, most likely to be found in Britain on imported fruit and cut flowers, but in its native range can be of commerical importance damaging crops such as Tomato and Maize.
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10228105219812019
1150268319512019
1216823419512019
 
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10441
11541

Record details:
VC10: St Lawrence: Salem Close, one, to actinic, 28 Sep (PBa); Bonchurch, one, 30 Aug; one, 26 Sep; one, 21 Oct (JHa);
VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 16 Nov (GCE); Fareham, one, 12 Aug (KJW); Northney, Hayling Island, 06 Jul (JWP); Milford on Sea, one, 17 Sep (MMcM)Southsea, one, 22 Oct (JRL)

Bryophilinae

73.082 2292 Tree-lichen Beauty Cryphia algae (Fabricius, 1775) - Migrant / Local resident
Immigrant from mainland Europe, appearing since 1991 as a migrant on the south coast, in some years arriving in sufficient numbers to breed. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight first recorded in modern times in 1991, after which a scarce immigrant predominantly on the Isle of Wight, but since 2008 has become relatively infrequent on the island but increasingly common as a resident species in the south-east of Hampshire. Wingspan 24-30 mm. Larva feeds on various lichens, although has not been found in our area.
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Record
10478919922019
1139064719912019
1271620192019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
108239
111131505
12197316

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Sandown, 21 Jul, 1 (JMar) Latest: Shanklin, 14 Aug, 2 (IOu) Max count: Bonchurch, 31 Jul, 9 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Northney, Hayling Island, 18 Jun, 0 (JWP) Latest: Fareham, 02 Sep, 1 (MLO) Max count: Fareham, 08 Aug, 5 (MLO)
VC12: Earliest: Farnborough, 30 Jul, 2 (KBW) Latest: Cheriton, 20 Aug, 1 (DAS) Max count: Yateley, 31 Jul, 16 (JHH)

73.084 2293 Marbled Beauty Bryophila domestica (Hufnagel, 1766) - Common
Common in orchards and woodland, and around old buildings, dry-stone walls and sea cliffs throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 23-31 mm. Dentate antemedian fascia extends from costa to dorsum, in contrast to superficially similar Marbled Green C. muralis, in which antemedian fascia falls short of dorsum. Larva feeds on various lichens, often on walls and tree trunks.
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1013316119512019
114628791519482019
121160212319512019
 
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Quantity
10562
1137463
1219222

Record details:
VC10: Cowes, one, to actinic, 06 Jul (DNor); Bonchurch, two, 12 Jul; one, 13 Jul (JHa); Shanklin, one, 24 Jun; one, 19 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Ashurst, NF, one, 31 Jul (SAB); Totton, one, 22 Jul; one, 04 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug; one, 11 Aug (LH); Romsey, one, 20 Aug (SC); one, 08 Aug (MB); two, 09 Jun; one, 13 Jun (NRJ); Bitterne, one, to actinic, 31 Jul (PAB); Fareham, one, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 20 Aug (MLO); one, to a lighted window, 29 Jul; one, 07 Aug; one, 10 Aug; one, 11 Aug; one, 12 Aug; one, 13 Aug; one, 14 Aug (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 24 Jul; one, to actinic, 08 Aug (SLB); Portsmouth, one, 15 Jul; one, 16 Jul; one, 25 Aug; one, 26 Aug (IRT); Milford on Sea, one, 10 Aug; one, 26 Aug (MMcM); Southsea, two, 17 Jul; two, 18 Jul; one, 01 Aug; three, 08 Aug; three, 10 Aug; one, 11 Aug; one, 12 Aug; three, 13 Aug; one, 27 Aug (JGe);
VC12: Harestock, two, to actinic, 09 Aug (GRog); Basingstoke, one, 06 Aug (MJW); one, 31 Jul (RHil); Pamber Forest, one, 10 Aug (GJD); Liss, one, 14 Aug (LBe); Alton, one, to actinic, 08 Aug; two, to actinic, 15 Aug (DBO); one, to actinic, 26 Jun; one, to actinic, 26 Jul (NDP); one, to actinic, 04 Aug; one, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 22 Aug (NDP); one, to actinic, 07 Aug (CJP); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 17 Aug (ASto); Farnborough, one, 30 Jul; one, 06 Aug; two, 10 Aug (KBW); Yateley, one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, 13 Aug (JHH)

73.085 2295 Marbled Green Bryopsis muralis (Forster, 1771) - Local
Local in rocky areas and on dry-stone walls throughout much of southern England, predominantly coastal. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight locally common on the coastline of the Island and in the south of the county east of Southampton, here extending some distance inland. Wingspan 26-32 mm. Larva feeds on various lichens, often on walls.
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1026127818002019
111449186418002019
1281020012018
 
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Quantity
1018214
1140454
12111

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 08 Sep (SDa); Freshwater Bay, one, to actinic, 13 Sep; two, to actinic, 15 Sep; one, to actinic, 19 Sep (PBa); Cranmore, to actinic, 08 Aug (CHic); Brighstone, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (TDov); Kingston, one, 16 Jul (ENes); Cowes, one, to actinic, 03 Aug (DNor); St Lawrence: Salem Close, one, to actinic, 28 Sep (PBa); Wheelers Bay, one, 01 Aug; one, 06 Aug; one, 12 Aug (ABu); Shanklin, one, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug; one, 13 Aug; four, 14 Aug (IOu); Sandown, one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 10 Aug (JMar);
VC11: Totton, one, 11 Aug (LH); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 09 Aug; one, to actinic, 14 Aug; one, to actinic, 06 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug; two, to actinic, 13 Aug; one, to actinic, 15 Aug; one, to actinic, 17 Aug (RAC); Southampton, one, to UV, 16 Jul (JVet); one, to actinic, 06 Aug; one, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug (MGP); Titchfield Haven NNR, one, 17 Jul (F.M.G.); Catisfield, one, 10 Aug (ALR); Fareham, one, 09 Aug (ADT); one, 11 Aug (IMcP); one, to actinic, 01 Aug (MLO); one, 15 Jul; two, 16 Jul; one, 19 Jul; one, 22 Jul; one, to a lighted window, 29 Jul; one, 07 Aug; one, 09 Aug; one, 10 Aug; four, 11 Aug; one, 12 Aug; one, 13 Aug; one, 16 Aug (KJW); Portsmouth, one, 23 Jul; one, 09 Aug; one, 18 Aug; one, 23 Aug (IRT); Northney, Hayling Island, 01 Aug; 07 Aug (JWP); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 14 Aug (JSw); Milford on Sea, two, 10 Aug (MMcM); Southsea, two, 12 Aug; one, 13 Aug; one, 27 Aug (JGe);
VC12: Crawley, one, 12 Aug (TNo)

Xyleninae

73.087 2385 Small Mottled Willow Spodoptera exigua (Hübner, [1808]) - Migrant
A common migrant from mainland Europe, appearing most frequently in southern coastal counties, less often inland and northwards to southern Scotland and the Inner Hebrides; recorded throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 26-32 mm. The main confusion species are Pale Mottled Willow Paradrina clavipalpis and the rare migrant Dark Mottled Willow S. cilium, but combination of resting position, in which forewings are wrapped tightly around the body, and brownish centres to reniform and orbicular stigmata usually diagnostic. Larva feeds on Dandelion, Groundsel, Broad-leaved Dock, Curled Dock and Common Restharrow.
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1011855719512019
1166285419492019
1221125719512019
 
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Quantity
11331

Record details:
VC11: Catisfield, one, 25 May; one, 09 Jun (ALR); Fareham, one, 20 Sep (ADT)

73.091 2396 Rosy Marbled Elaphria venustula (Hübner, 1790) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in deciduous woodland, heathland, roadside verges and rough ground in parts of south-eastern England. In Hampshire recorded infrequently in both vice-counties, and quite rare on the Isle of Wight. Most common in the New Forest where it favours bracken-clad open woodland and heath-margins where Tormentil grows. Wingspan 18-20 mm. Larva feeds on flowers of Tormentil and Creeping Cinquefoil, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1011819812019
1152370218002019
128310419002018
 
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Quantity
10111
11431
1231612

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 15 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 17 Jun (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 26 May (SAB); Wickham, one, 14 Jun; one, 23 Jun (JRDS);
VC12: Pamber Forest, 12, 25 Jun (GJD); Warren Hill, Liss Forest, two, 27 Jun (RJM); Castle Bottom NNR, two, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD)

73.092 2387 Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus (Hufnagel, 1766) - Common
Common in a wide range of low-land habitats, including grassland, farmland, heathland, scrub, woodland and gardens throughout the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 28-35 mm. Characterised by orbicular and reniform stigmata appearing blurred, without distinct edges. Larva feeds on Stinging Nettle, Curled Dock, Broad-leaved Dock, Goosefoot and Hedge Bedstraw, over-wintering in a cocoon.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
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Last
Record
10514117418562019
1149781109319512019
121317314719512019
 
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Quantity
106315910
111502038
1265934

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 15 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Kingston, 01 Aug, 1 (ENes) Max count: Freshwater Cliffs, 16 Jul, 10 (SDa)
VC11: Earliest: Ashurst, NF, 20 May, 1 (SAB) Latest: Winchester, 14 Aug, 1 (THW) Max count: Burton, nr Christchurch, 23 Jun, 8 (JSw)
VC12: Earliest: Alton, 19 May, 1 (NDP) Latest: Barton Stacey, 11 Aug, 1 (GCE) Max count: Pamber Forest, 15 Jun, 4 (GJD)

73.093 2387a Clancy's Rustic Caradrina kadenii (Freyer, [1836]) - Migrant / Possible Local Resident
Increasingly common immigrant from southern Europe, appearing in southern England for the first time at New Romney, Kent, on 3 October 2002. Can now be found along the south coast, mostly in September and October, but occasionally as early as May. In our area first recorded in 2003, and 2006 saw a peak of 140 individuals in the southern two vice-counties: it was predicted that it may not be long before this species colonises the county, although to date no evidence has been found of breeding in our area; if it has done so then the Isle of Wight is most likely where counts have remained constant between 10 and 15 individuals for the past four years. Conversely, since 2010 counts are very low in South Hampshire. Reported three times in VC12. Wingspan 28-34 mm. On the continent, the larva feeds on various herbaceous plants.
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Last
Record
1019358020052019
1118524920032019
124420072017
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1041795
1112123
12111

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Bay, one, 14 Sep; one, 20 Sep; one, 07 Nov (SDa); Freshwater, one, to actinic, 21 Sep; St Lawrence: Salem Close, four, to actinic, 26 Sep; two, to actinic, 27 Sep; four, to actinic, 28 Sep; one, to actinic, 29 Sep; Ventnor Botanic Garden, three, to actinic, 29 Sep (PBa); Wheelers Bay, one, 12 Jul; one, field observation, 30 Aug; one, 02 Sep; two, 10 Sep; five, 12 Sep; two, to actinic, 16 Sep; three, 16 Sep; one, 21 Sep; four, 30 Sep (ABu); Bonchurch, one, 26 May; one, 29 May; one, 02 Jun; one, 07 Jun; one, 08 Jun; four, 11 Jun; five, 15 Jun; two, 17 Jun; four, 19 Jun; two, 20 Jun; two, 22 Jun; one, 24 Jun; two, 25 Jun; three, 12 Jul; one, 13 Jul; one, 06 Sep; three, 07 Sep; one, 09 Nov (JHa); Shanklin, one, 11 Sep; one, 16 Sep; one, 18 Sep; one, 19 Sep (IOu); Ryde, one, 03 Sep (IPra det. Oli Beacock);
VC11: Southampton, one, to UV, 16 Sep (JVet); Fareham, one, 14 Sep (ADT); one, 16 Sep (IMcP); one, to actinic, 08 Sep (MLO); three, 28 Sep (KJW); Portsmouth, one, 22 Sep; one, 28 Sep (IRT); Northney, Hayling Island, 28 Sep; 20 Oct (JWP); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 23 Oct (JSw); Pennington, one, 19 Sep; one, 28 Sep (RFC);
VC12: Selborne*, one, 21 Oct (CJP)

Alton; 21/10/2020; Chris Piper
Alton, 21/10/2020 (Chris Piper)
73.095 2389 Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis (Scopoli, 1763) - Common
Common in grassland, farmland and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 24-32 mm. Very variable in size, but easy to recognise by the series of four small dots along the costa of each forewing, the first, at about one quarter distance from the base of the wing, often the least obvious; one of a number of superficially similar, fairly nondescript moths, which are often difficult for beginners, Pale Mottled Willow is relatively common from spring to autumn, while Small Mottled Willow Spodoptera exigua and Dark Mottled Willow S. cilium are both migrants, and differ in the way in which they hold their wings at rest. Larva feeds on seeds of various grasses and cereal crops.
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Last
Record
1049792219512019
1111782243032002019
122484505919512019
 
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Quantity
1050814
1147073619
1218938715

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 29 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: St Lawrence: Salem Close, 28 Sep, 1 (PBa) Max count: Bonchurch, 24 Jun, 4 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 03 Apr, 1 (SC) Latest: Portsmouth, 26 Oct, 1 (IRT) Max count: Southsea, 15 Aug, 19 (JGe)
VC12: Earliest: Chilbolton, 10 Apr, 2 (GCE) Latest: Whitehill, 16 Oct, 1 (ASto) Max count: Farnborough, 02 Sep, 15 (KBW)

73.096 2381 Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria (Goeze, 1781) - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats, mainly in low-lying areas, including woodland, rough meadows and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 31-33 mm. Easily and frequently confused with Rustic H. blanda, but generally H. alsines has broader and rougher forewing, stigmata contrasting with remainder of forewing, and more conspicuous cross-lines (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Chickweed, Primrose, Dock and Plantain.
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10972423819512019
11127805984019512019
1232401884919512019
 
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104235531
11421137326
12284128927

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 30 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Ryde, 30 Aug, 3 (IPra) Max count: Kingston, 24 Jun, 31 (ENes)
VC11: Earliest: Horndean, 21 May, 1 (PHog) Latest: Tuckton, Bournemouth, 21 Sep, 1 (APar) Max count: Fareham, 24 Jun, 26 (IMcP)
VC12: Earliest: Basingstoke, 15 May, 1 (RHil) Latest: Harestock, 15 Sep, 1 (GRog) Max count: Basingstoke, 20 Jun, 27 (MJW)

73.097 2382 Rustic Hoplodrina blanda ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats, mainly in low-lying areas, including woodland, rough meadows and gardens throughout the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Common and well distributed in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 31-33 mm. Easily and frequently confused with Uncertain H. alsines, but generally H. blanda has straighter costa, less rounded dorsum, smoother, more grey-brown forewing, stigmata less contrasting with remainder of forewing and slightly smaller, and less conspicuous cross-lines (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Chickweed, Dock and Plantain.
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10496156919502019
1195493419819512019
122213995919502019
 
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1022438
1126175218
1211825112

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Cranmore, 16 May, 0 (CHic) Latest: Shanklin, 09 Aug, 2 (IOu) Max count: Kingston, 22 Jun, 8 (ENes)
VC11: Earliest: Totton, 31 May, 1 (LH) Latest: Brockwood, 19 Sep, 1 (SDut) Max count: Totton, 23 Jun, 18 (LH)
VC12: Earliest: Liss, 16 May, 4 (LBe) Latest: Overton, 13 Sep, 3 (MSi) Max count: Basingstoke, 26 Jun, 12 (MJW)

73.099 2384 Vine's Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Following an expansion in range and numbers in recent decades, now common in grassland, heathland, woodland rides and gardens throughout southern England and Wales, north to southern Scotland. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 27-34 mm. The main confusion species are Uncertain H. alsines and Rustic H. blanda, but less variable and often slightly smaller than these species, generally rather pale grey-brown, with relatively large orbicular and reniform stigmata, usually slightly darker than the ground colour, and usually distinctly white-edged. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Dandelion, Greater Plantain, Ribwort Plantain, Primrose and Prickly Lettuce.
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10955403918562019
1116032731862002019
1233271456919512019
 
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1011148868
11600194057
12290109032

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Freshwater Cliffs, 11 May, 1 (SDa) Latest: Shanklin, 18 Oct, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 14 Aug, 68 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Lovedean, 03 May, 1 (ARJ) Latest: Pennington, 16 Nov, 1 (RFC) Max count: Winchester, 14 Aug, 57 (THW)
VC12: Earliest: Alton, 23 Apr, 1 (BCA) Latest: Whitehill, 07 Nov, 1 (ASto) Max count: Alton, 15 Aug, 32 (DBO)

73.100 2391 Silky Wainscot Chilodes maritima (Tauscher, 1806) - Local
Local in reed-beds, on the south and east coasts of England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight resident in most large reed-beds, and along the river valleys, with occasional wanderers turning up at light some distance from their breeding grounds. Wingspan 29-36 mm. Often found with the superficially similar Chilo phragmitella, which differs, for example, in having very long palps. Larva feeds on invertebrates, both living and dead, inside stems of Common Reed.
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10385918562019
1142455818002019
12383319512018
 
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11353

Record details:
VC11: Romsey, one, 16 Jul (NRJ); Titchfield Haven NNR, three, 17 Jul (F.M.G.); Pennington, one, 26 Aug (RFC)

73.101 2380 Treble Lines Charanyca trigrammica (Hufnagel, 1766) - Common
Common in grassland, heathland, gardens and open woodland, and on sand-dunes and roadside verges throughout England. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 33-40 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Common Knapweed, Greater Plantain and Dandelion.
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10629139519072019
1172312305919512019
1223701324519512019
 
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Quantity
10852159
11434130731
12301204161

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 28 Apr, 1 (JHa) Latest: Bonchurch, 25 Jun, 3 (JHa) Max count: Shanklin Upper Chine, 02 Jun, 9 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Fareham, 23 Apr, 1 (ADT) Latest: Dibden Purlieu, 01 Jul, 1 (RAC) Max count: Wickham, 21 May, 31 (JRDS)
VC12: Earliest: Basingstoke, 24 Apr, 1 (DLev) Latest: Liss, 31 Jul, 1 (LBe) Max count: Pamber Forest, 18 May, 61 (GJD)

73.102 2302 Brown Rustic Rusina ferruginea (Esper, 1785) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, gardens, parks, calcareous grassland, heathland and moorland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 32-40 mm. Fairly easy to recognise from combination of thin, black, antemedian and postmedian lines, between which runs a dark-shaded median fascia; also five or six white costal dots; with little variation in the overall pattern. Larva feeds on Vetch, Broad-leaved Dock, Curled Dock, Ribwort Plantain and Greater Plantain.
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10899519512019
111199192519512019
121082200719512019
 
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1011142
1130515
12981786

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 02 Jun, 1 (JHa) Latest: Bonchurch, 24 Jun, 2 (JHa) Max count: Bonchurch, 07 Jun, 2 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Kings Somborne, 21 May, 2 (GCE) Latest: Kings Somborne, 09 Jul, 1 (GCE) Max count: Kings Somborne, 26 May, 5 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Wherwell, 15 May, 1 (GCE) Latest: Whitehill, 16 Jul, 1 (ASto) Max count: Wherwell, 13 Jun, 6 (GCE)

73.105 2301 Bird's Wing Dypterygia scabriuscula (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland, parks, heathland and scrub throughout south-eastern England. In Hampshire fairly common in the south but rather scarce in the north and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 34-42 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Broad-leaved Dock, Curled Dock, Sheep's Sorrel, Common Sorrel and Knotgrass, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
Record
107910519042019
111265142319512019
1227929619512019
 
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Quantity
1021354
1127272
1223354

Record details:
VC10: Kingston, three, 17 Jun; one, 22 Jun; three, 24 Jun; two, 01 Jul; one, 02 Jul (ENes); Bonchurch, one, 21 May; one, 25 May; one, 30 May; two, 02 Jun; one, 07 Jun; two, 08 Jun; two, 11 Jun; four, 15 Jun; three, 17 Jun; two, 19 Jun; one, 20 Jun; one, 22 Jun; one, 24 Jun; one, 12 Jul (JHa); Shanklin, one, 15 Jun; one, 17 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 13 Jun; two, 04 Jul; one, 30 Jul (SDut); Culverley, NF, one, 19 Jul (CL); Ashurst, NF, one, 26 May (SAB); Totton, 02 Jul (LH); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 23 Jun (JRMi); Romsey, one, 28 May (SLay); one, 20 May; one, 24 May (MB); one, 22 May (NRJ); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 28 Jul (RAC); Southampton, one, to actinic, 23 Jun (MGP); Allbrook, one, 15 Jun (SI); Winchester, one, 23 Jun (THW); Teg Down, one, to actinic, 17 Jun (EmPe); Locks Heath, one, 09 Jun (PAS); Wickham, one, 12 Jun; one, 15 Jun; one, 17 Jun; one, 29 Jun; one, 11 Jul; one, 12 Jul; one, 13 Jul (JRDS); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 19 Jun (JSw);
VC12: Harestock, one, to actinic, 09 Jul (GRog); Axmansford, one, 02 Jun (ACB); Pamber Forest, one, 20 May; one, 23 Jun (GJD); Liss Forest, four, 14 Jun; two, 27 Jun (RJM); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 09 May; one, to actinic, 24 May; two, to actinic, 17 Jun; three, to actinic, 20 Jun; three, to actinic, 23 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 30 Jun; one, to actinic, 02 Jul; two, to actinic, 07 Jul; one, to actinic, 13 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul (ASto); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 25 May; one, 03 Jun; two, 14 Jun; two, 16 Jun (ASw); Fleet, one, 02 Jun (MHals); Yateley, one, 09 Jun (JHH)

73.107 2300 Old Lady Mormo maura (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local in marshes, gardens, hedgerows, scrub and woodland throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight is likely to be under-recorded, since it comes rarely to light, although it does come to sugar. Appears to favour watercourses through deciduous woodland, and is sometimes found roosting communally under bridges over streams. Wingspan 64-74 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on various herbaceous and woody plants, such as Chickweed, Dock, Ivy and Hawthorn.
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10494819752019
111243133619452019
1257281418002019
 
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10452
1148492
1223305

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater, one, 16 Oct (DBW); Wheelers Bay, one, 10 Sep (ABu); Shanklin, two, 13 Sep; one, 15 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Brockenhurst, one, field observation, 24 Aug (PDB); Marchwood, one, 29 Aug (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 25 Jun (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 12 Aug; two, 08 Sep; one, 11 Sep; one, 14 Sep (SAB); Totton, one, 13 Sep (LH); Southampton, one, 05 Jul (JClx); Romsey, one, 12 Sep; one, 14 Sep; one, 16 Sep (MB); one, 17 Jun (NRJ); Dibden Purlieu, one, 19 Aug; one, 13 Sep; one, 14 Sep (RAC); Blackfield, one, to lighted window, 01 Sep (PGS); Southampton, one, to actinic, 09 Sep; one, to actinic, 11 Sep (MGP); Thornhill, one, field observation, on Buddleia , 27 Aug (PAB); Wildern LNR, one, field observation, 13 Sep (TCr); Allbrook, one, 18 Aug; one, 29 Aug (SI); St Faith's HIWWT NR, St Cross, one, field observation, 12 Jul (ThGr); Teg Down, one, to actinic, 08 Sep (EmPe); Fareham, one, 16 Sep; one, 29 Sep (IMcP); two, to actinic, 07 Sep; one, to actinic, 09 Sep (MLO); one, 02 Sep; one, 16 Sep (KJW); Portchester, one, 15 Jul; one, 16 Jul (JGe); Lovedean, one, 10 Aug; one, 06 Sep; one, 09 Sep; one, 22 Sep (ARJ); Northney, Hayling Island, 28 Sep (JWP); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 11 Sep (APar); Sway, one, to actinic, 23 Aug (S&SL); Milford on Sea, one, 17 Sep (MMcM); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa); Southsea, one, 14 Jul; two, 10 Sep; one, 13 Sep; two, 16 Sep; one, 18 Sep; one, 19 Sep (JGe);
VC12: Chilbolton, larva, four, field observation, 11 Apr; larva, five, field observation, at least five present on Ivy in porch, probably more, 03 May (GCE); Kings Worthy, larva, one, field observation, 17 Apr (JtSm); Axmansford, one, to lighted window, 07 Aug; one, 03 Sep; one, 22 Sep (ACB); Beech, one, 14 Sep (NDP); Basingstoke, one, to actinic, 01 Jul (JHu); Pamber Forest, one, 08 Jul (GJD); Alton, one, to actinic, 08 Sep; one, to actinic, 12 Sep; one, to actinic, 19 Sep (DBO); one, 13 Jul (SMu); one, to actinic, 30 Aug; #N/Aone, to actinic, 07 Sep (NDP); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 24 Aug; one, 15 Sep (ASto); Fleet, one, 15 Jul (MHals); Church Crookham, one, to actinic, 26 Jun; one, to actinic, 15 Sep (DDim); Farnborough, one, 08 Sep (KBW); Yateley, one, 23 Jun (JHH)

73.109 2303 Straw Underwing Thalpophila matura (Hufnagel, 1766) - Common
Common on calcareous grassland, moorland, sand-dunes, woodland rides, gardens and parks throughout England and Wales, but mainly coastal in Scotland. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 38-46 mm. Identification easy to confirm by examination of the hindwing, which can be seen by gently lifting up the forewing with forceps, and which is pale straw-coloured with fuscous border extending to one-quarter (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on various grasses, including Annual Meadow-grass, Mat-grass and Silver Hair-grass.
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1013625519592019
111527266019492019
121071297919512019
 
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Quantity
10225812
1112928713
1211842020

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bembridge Fort, 06 Aug, 1 (IOu) Latest: Compton Down, 20 Sep, 5 (PBa) Max count: Compton Down, 14 Sep, 12 (PBa)
VC11: Earliest: Dibden Purlieu, 30 Jul, 1 (RAC) Latest: Allbrook, 16 Sep, 1 (SI) Max count: East Tytherley, 10 Aug, 13 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Whitehill, 24 Jul, 1 (ASto) Latest: Crawley, 07 Sep, 1 (GCE) Max count: Barton Stacey, 14 Aug, 20 (GCE)

73.113 2306 Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats, including gardens, hedgerows, fens and woodland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 50-60 mm. Unmistakable resting posture with forewing folded in on itself at the costa only shared by the much smaller Small Angle Shades Euplexia lucipara. Larva polyphagous on a wide range of herbaceous and woody plants, including Stinging Nettle, Hop, Red Valerian, Broad-leaved Dock, Bramble, Silver and Downy Birch, Sessile and Pedunculate Oak, and Hazel.
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Last
Record
101139191419082019
11105781795519002019
122257326219512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
109619720
1127635313
1269753

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Brighstone Forest, 16 Mar, 1 (IOu) Latest: Kingston, 18 Dec, 1 (ENes) Max count: Freshwater Bay, 20 Sep, 20 (SDa)
VC11: Earliest: Botley, 16 Jan, 1 (SLB) Latest: Horndean, 14 Nov, 1 (PHog) Max count: Ashurst, NF, 15 Sep, 13 (SAB)
VC12: Earliest: Basingstoke, 03 Mar, 2 (GSD) Latest: Barton Stacey, 22 Oct, 1 (GCE) Max count: Teg Down, Winchester, 26 Aug, 3 (CKn)

73.114 2305 Small Angle Shades Euplexia lucipara (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in gardens, parks, woodland, heathland and moorland throughout the British Isles; well distributed across much of Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 30-35 mm. Unmistakable resting posture with forewing folded in on itself at the costa only shared by the much larger Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa. The larva is one of the few to feed on bracken and other ferns, but will also feed on a variety of herbaceous plants and shrubs, including birch and sallow, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
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1031849019082019
111464164619512019
1238238419512019
 
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Quantity
1010166
1120202
12551

Record details:
VC10: Parkhurst Forest, two, 29 Jun; Shanklin, one, 14 Jun; one, 15 Jun; one, 22 Jun; six, 24 Jun; one, 25 Jun; one, 06 Jul; one, 07 Jul; one, 12 Jul; one, 16 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 01 Jul (RBW); Romsey, one, 24 Jun (SLay); one, 29 Jun; one, 18 Jul; one, 08 Aug (MB); one, 17 Jun (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 11 Jun; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 26 May (GCE); West End, one, 16 Jul (PAB); Fareham, one, 24 Jun (IMcP); one, to actinic, 29 Jun (MLO); Botley, one, to actinic, 12 Jul (SLB); Wickham, one, 14 Jun; two, 24 Jun; one, 04 Jul; one, 08 Jul; one, 12 Jul (JRDS); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 02 Jun; one, 23 Jun (JSw);
VC12: Axmansford, one, 12 Jun (ACB); Pamber Forest, one, 17 Jun; one, 01 Jul (GJD); Liss Forest, one, 27 Jun (RJM); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 02 Jul (ASw)

73.119 2368 Crescent Helotropha leucostigma (Hübner, [1808]) - Local
Local in fens, reed-beds, marshes, river-banks and other damp areas throughout much of the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight mainly confined to the coast, principally at Titchfield Haven, with a scattering of inland records, along the Avon to the west of the New Forest and up the Test valley. Quite scarce on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 35-41 mm. Forewing rather narrow and pointed, the costa arched, termen crenulate, dorsum weakly lobed beyond narrowed base (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on Great Fen-sedge and Yellow Iris, over-wintering as an egg.
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10291719062018
1127147019492019
128011719512019
 
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Quantity
11122

Record details:
VC11: Titchfield Haven NNR, two, 17 Jul (F.M.G.)

73.120 2352 Dusky Sallow Eremobia ochroleuca ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in calcareous grassland, and on roadside verges and embankments throughout much of south-eastern England, north to Yorkshire. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight has increased and expanded its range spectacularly since the 1950s, and is now widespread, being particularly common on the chalk and along the coast. Wingspan 34-37 mm. The only likely confusion species is the very much rarer Viper's Bugloss Hadena irregularis, which see. Larva feeds on flowers and seeds of various cereal crops and grasses, including Cock's-foot, False Oat-grass and Common Couch, over-wintering as an egg.
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Last
Record
1012014518562019
111465223919512019
12692121319512019
 
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Quantity
10164010
116212311
12468910

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 25 Jun, 1 (JHa) Latest: Freshwater Cliffs, 09 Aug, 1 (SDa) Max count: Kingston, 22 Jul, 10 (ENes)
VC11: Earliest: Northney, Hayling Island, 17 Jun, 0 (JWP) Latest: Bitterne, 08 Aug, 1 (PAB) Max count: Ashley, 22 Jul, 11 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Alton, 07 Jul, 1 (NDP) Latest: Barton Stacey, 11 Aug, 1 (GCE) Max count: Wherwell, 19 Jul, 10 (GCE)

73.121 2364 Frosted Orange Gortyna flavago ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in rough grassland, woodland, waste ground, fens, marshes and gardens throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly common, possibly increasing. Wingspan 32-42 mm. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Lesser Burdock, Greater Burdock, Foxglove, Creeping Thistle, Musk Thistle and Spear Thistle, over-wintering as an egg.
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1021930219512019
111021117719492019
1244652219502019
 
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Quantity
1025353
1127292
12991

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Bay, one, 14 Sep (SDa); Afton Marsh, one, to light, 28 Sep (IOu); Freshwater Bay, two, to actinic, 13 Sep; two, to actinic, 15 Sep; two, to actinic, 17 Sep; one, to actinic, 19 Sep; one, to actinic, 21 Sep; Freshwater, one, to actinic, 21 Sep; two, to actinic, 22 Sep; one, to actinic, 23 Sep; one, to actinic, 12 Sep; two, to actinic, 16 Sep; one, to actinic, 15 Sep; two, to actinic, 20 Sep; Compton Down, one, to actinic, 13 Sep (PBa); Kingston, one, 05 Sep (CHer); St Lawrence Undercliff, two, to actinic, 28 Sep; St Lawrence: Salem Close, one, to actinic, 27 Sep; two, to actinic, 28 Sep (PBa); Haseley Manor, three, 21 Sep; Shanklin, one, 11 Sep; one, 12 Sep; one, 15 Sep; one, 16 Sep; one, 30 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 12 Sep (SDut); Totton, one, 25 Sep; one, 29 Sep (LH); East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 14 Sep; one, to actinic, 14 Sep (GCE); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 02 Sep; one, 12 Sep (JRMi); Romsey, one, 14 Sep; one, 18 Sep; one, 26 Sep (MB); two, 18 Sep; two, 22 Sep (NRJ); Dibden Purlieu, one, 17 Sep; one, 18 Sep (RAC); Allbrook, one, 19 Sep (SI); Botley, one, to actinic, 25 Aug; one, to actinic, 22 Aug; one, to actinic, 08 Sep; one, to actinic, 11 Oct (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 22 Aug (KC); Wickham, one, 22 Aug; one, 23 Aug; one, 05 Sep; one, 15 Sep; one, 16 Sep; one, 21 Sep (JRDS); Milford on Sea, one, 17 Sep (MMcM);
VC12: Ecchinswell, one, to actinic, 05 Sep (MTa, CSu); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 20 Aug; one, to actinic, 14 Sep; one, to actinic, 18 Sep (DAS); Hinton Ampner, one, 19 Sep (ASD); Beech, one, 16 Sep (NDP); Pamber Forest, one, 14 Sep; one, 21 Sep; one, 07 Sep (GJD)

73.123 2361 Rosy Rustic Hydraecia micacea (Esper, 1789) - Common
Common in gardens, hedgerows, fens and woodland rides, and on rough ground and at freshwater margins throughout the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and locally common. Wingspan 34-50 mm. Fairly unmistakable, but variable in size. Larva feeds in the tap-roots of plants such as Dock, Hop, Plantain, Woundwort and Burdock, over-wintering as an egg.
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Last
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1019025419512019
113899616319492019
121137196119512019
 
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Quantity
1026458
1115430318
1239595

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Kingston, 16 Jul, 2 (ENes) Latest: St Lawrence: Salem Close, 02 Oct, 1 (PBa) Max count: Freshwater, 12 Sep, 8 (PBa)
VC11: Earliest: Northney, Hayling Island, 17 Jun, 0 (JWP) Latest: Botley, 21 Oct, 1 (SLB) Max count: Botley, 26 Aug, 18 (SLB)
VC12: Earliest: South Warnborough, 22 Jul, 1 (DLee) Latest: Beech, 28 Sep, 1 (NDP) Max count: Ecchinswell, 22 Aug, 5 (MJN)

73.126 2358 Saltern Ear Amphipoea fucosa (Freyer, 1830) - Local
Local on coastal salt-marshes and sand-dunes, on the south and east coasts of England and Wales as far north as the Humber and Morecambe Bay, extending inland at low density in some areas, but distribution in northern Britain poorly known owing to confusion with Large Ear. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight locally common on the coastal salterns, with occasional records inland. Wingspan 29-35 mm. Very similar to Large Ear A. lucens, which see for details. In southern England, may be confused with Ear Moth A. oculea, however Saltern Ear is generally paler and longer-winged. Larva feeds on roots and lower stems of various grasses, over-wintering as an egg.
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10371918562018
1134644019512019
125119512009
 
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Quantity
10331
111021

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater, one, 14 Aug (DBW); Freshwater Cliffs, one, 09 Jul; one, 16 Jul (SDa);
VC11: Portsmouth, one, 19 Jul (IRT); Northney, Hayling Island, 17 Jun; 19 Jun; 25 Jun; 28 Jun; 11 Jul; 01 Aug; 12 Aug; 15 Aug (JWP); Pennington, one, 14 Aug (RFC)

73.128 2360 Ear Moth Amphipoea oculea (Linnaeus, 1761) - Common
Common in unimproved grassland, woodland rides, marshes, moorland, saltmarshes and gardens throughout much of the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and still found in small numbers across the county. Wingspan 28-34 mm. Ear Moth is very like other Amphipoea species and those from northern Britain at any rate can only be identified with certainty by reference to the genitalia (MBGBI Vol 10). In southern England, it may be confused with Saltern Ear A. fucosa, however Saltern Ear is generally paler and longer-winged. Larva feeds within stems and roots of various grasses, including Annual Meadow-grass and Tufted Hair-grass, and herbaceous plants such as Butterbur, over-wintering as an egg.
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111081
1215297

Record details:
VC11: Ditchend Brook, Newfoundland, NF, 30 Jul (RBW, MWa); Woodlands, New Forest, 16 Jul (RBW); Rownhams, one, 29 Jul (AMS); East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug (GCE); Romsey, one, 30 Jul (MB); Fareham, one, 01 Aug (KJW); Lovedean, one, 19 Jul; one, 29 Jul; one, 30 Jul; one, 06 Aug (ARJ);
VC12: Ecchinswell, one, 31 Jul (MJN); Axmansford, one, 13 Jul (ACB); Pamber Forest, one, 10 Aug (GJD); Liss, three, 14 Aug (LBe); Liss Forest, two, 11 Jul; one, 18 Jul; three, 25 Jul; two, 01 Aug; seven, 08 Aug; three, 15 Aug; one, 23 Aug; one, 29 Aug (RJM); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 15 Aug; one, to actinic, 21 Aug; one, to actinic, 24 Aug (ASto)

73.131 2353 Flounced Rustic Luperina testacea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common on calcareous grassland, sand-dunes, farmland and open woodland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 32-40 mm. Superficially resembles Common Rustic Mesapamea secalis and its congeners, but postmedian fascia highly dentate (sinuate in Mesapamea), with the main confusion species either extremely rare (Dumeril's Rustic L. dumerilii) or with a limited coastal distribution (Sandhill Rustic L. nickerlii). Larva feeds on roots and lower stems of various grasses, including Common Couch, Red Fescue, Sheep's-fescue, Tall Fescue and some cereal crops.
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10452246819512019
1171932405219492019
1224851054019512019
 
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105624020
11335101734
1220591230

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 09 Aug, 2 (IOu) Latest: St Lawrence: Salem Close, 26 Sep, 1 (PBa) Max count: Compton Down, 14 Sep, 20 (PBa)
VC11: Earliest: Totton, 16 Jul, 1 (LH) Latest: Stanbrige Earls, 28 Sep, 1 (JRMi) Max count: Broughton, 31 Aug, 34 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Crawley, 21 Jul, 1 (GCE) Latest: Church Crookham, 22 Sep, 1 (DDim) Max count: Crawley, 12 Aug, 30 (GCE)

73.134 2375 Large Wainscot Rhizedra lutosa (Hübner, [1803]) - Common
Common in reed-beds throughout much of the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widely distributed in the drier parts of reed-beds in all three vice-counties. Wingspan 36-52 mm. The most likely confusion species is Bulrush Wainscot Nonagria typhae, which see for differences. Occasional wanderers, nearly always females, are taken at light some distant from known breeding colonies. Larva feeds on Common Reed, over-wintering as an egg.
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1021629918562019
111189240619492019
1229071019512019
 
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10352
1120182
12331

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Bay, two, 18 Oct (SDa); Afton Marsh, two, to light, 28 Sep (IOu); Bonchurch, one, 07 Nov (JHa);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 22 Sep (RBW); Lee, one, 17 Oct (CTh); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 04 Jul; one, to actinic, 06 Jul; two, to actinic, 22 Oct (JRMi); Broughton, one, to actinic, 21 Sep; one, to actinic, 21 Sep (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, 20 Sep; one, 21 Sep; one, 22 Sep; one, 06 Oct; one, 08 Oct (RAC); Botley, one, to actinic, 28 Sep (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 25 Oct (KC); Portchester, one, 21 Oct (JGe); Portsmouth, one, 22 Oct (IRT); Northney, Hayling Island, 26 Aug; 21 Sep (JWP); Pennington, one, 17 Oct; one, 22 Oct (RFC);
VC12: Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 17 Oct; Wherwell, one, to actinic, 17 Oct; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 22 Oct (GCE)

73.135 2376 Blair's Wainscot Sedina buettneri (Hering, 1858) - RDB1
An endangered Red Data Book species, until recently known only from a single site in Dorset, where it was discovered in 1996; also recorded occasionally as a migrant in south-eastern England, with six individuals between 1966 and 2006, from Kent, Sussex, Essex and Suffolk. On the Isle of Wight, the species was discovered new to Britain in Freshwater Marsh in 1945, but was lost to the county when the marsh was drained and burnt in 1952. Two individuals, thought at the time to be possible migrants, were recorded on the Isle of Wight at Totland in 2007 and Afton Marsh in 2011; but three subsequent records in the same area from 2012 to 2015 raise the very strong possibility that the island has been re-colonised, either from migration from the continent or from the Dorset site. Not recorded from Hampshire to date. Wingspan 31-34 mm. Differs from small examples of Large Wainscot Rhizedra lutosa by the dark fuscous hindwing. Larva feeds on Lesser Pond-sedge, over-wintering as an egg.
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10151319452018
 
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10111

Record details:
VC10: Afton Marsh, one, 28 Sep (IOu)

Afton; 28/09/2020; Iain Outlaw
Afton, 28/09/2020 (Iain Outlaw)
73.136 2369 Bulrush Wainscot Nonagria typhae (Thunberg, 1784) - Common
Common in fens, reed-beds and marshes throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight probably occurs wherever Bulrush Typha grows in numbers. Wingspan 40-54 mm. Similar to Large Wainscot Rhizedra lutosa but shows a subterminal row of interneural dots or short, wedge-shaped streaks. Moths taken at light away from known breeding locations are invariably wandering females. Larva feeds on Bulrush, over-wintering as an egg.
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10191119502019
1131127119512018
121008019512017
 
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10111
11584
12221

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 08 Sep (SDa);
VC11: Romsey, one, 16 Jul (NRJ); Titchfield Haven NNR, four, ♂s, 17 Jul (F.M.G.); Wickham Common, one, 20 Aug (KC); Wickham, one, 11 Aug (JRDS); Horndean, one, to actinic, 08 Aug (PHog);
VC12: Overton, one, 16 Sep (MSi); Pamber Forest, one, 15 Aug (GJD)

73.137 2377 Fen Wainscot Arenostola phragmitidis (Hübner, [1803]) - Local
Local in and around reed-beds, from Dorset to Yorkshire, and in Lancashire and Cumbria. Locally distributed in Hampshire, principally on the south-east coast, and inland from the upper Test valley and the lower Avon. Quite scarce on the Isle of Wight, but now annual in small numbers. Wanderers can occur far from suitable habitat. Wingspan 32-36 mm. The smooth creamy appearance of the forewing, darker towards the termen, precludes confusion with any other species (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on Common Reed.
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108811319022019
1159288719512019
129917019512019
 
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10111
11115029

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 17 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Houghton, one, to actinic, 24 Jul; one, to actinic, 24 Jul; Stockbridge Down NT, three, to actinic, 24 Jul; four, to actinic, 24 Jul; three, to actinic, 24 Jul; six, to actinic, 24 Jul (GCE); Titchfield Haven NNR, 1, 17 Jul (F.M.G.); Fareham, one, 16 Jul (ADT); Wickham Common, one, 17 Jul (KC); Northney, Hayling Island, 16 Jul (JWP); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, not verified, 14 Jun (APar)

73.139 2370 Twin-spotted Wainscot Lenisa geminipuncta (Haworth, 1809) - Local
Local in reed-beds, marshes, fens and gardens throughout much of southern and eastern England, generally most frequent by the coast. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight locally abundant in reed-beds, especially those along the coast at Keyhaven, Lower Test and Titchfield Haven, and extending inland along the valleys of the Avon, Test and Itchen. Wingspan 28-37 mm. Characterised by the narrow reniform stigma, with a small white dot in each half, or sometimes only in dorsal half, and minute orbicular stigma (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on Common Reed, over-wintering as an egg.
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10262619502018
1123824619512019
12454019512019
 
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10122
11432

Record details:
VC10: Haseley Manor, two, one retained and examined, 11 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Ditchend Brook, Newfoundland, NF, 30 Jul (RBW, MWa); Woodlands, New Forest, 30 Jul (RBW); Titchfield Haven NNR, two, 17 Jul (F.M.G. det. KJW); Milford on Sea, one, 10 Aug (MMcM)

73.141 2371 Brown-veined Wainscot Archanara dissoluta (Treitschke, 1825) - Local
Local in reed-beds, marshes, river-banks, fens and gardens throughout much of south-east England, discontinuously north to Lancashire and north-west Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight present in most reed-beds, especially on the coast. Wingspan 27-33 mm. The main confusion species is White-mantled Wainscot A. neurica, but A. dissoluta has small black central spot on the underside of both hindwing and forewing, absent in A. neurica. Larva feeds on Common Reed, over-wintering as an egg and pupating low down in the stem of the foodplant, head downwards.
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10201719462018
1128632719512019
12473819512018
 
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10221
11111

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 16 Jul; one, 09 Aug (SDa);
VC11: Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 30 Jul (APar)

73.142 2379 Small Rufous Coenobia rufa (Haworth, 1809) - Local
Local in fens, damp meadows, bogs and damp grassland throughout much of England, Wales and southern Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread but local in bogs and marshes, most common in the New Forest. Wingspan 22-25 mm. Could be confused with Small Dotted Buff Photedes minima, however in Small Rufous the hindwing is always paler than the forewing. Larva feeds on Jointed Rush, Soft-rush and Rush.
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10293419502019
1150155019512019
12746019512018
 
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Quantity
1075029
1132413
12771

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, three, 07 Aug (IOu); Freshwater Cliffs, four, 09 Aug (SDa); Haseley Manor, 1, 11 Aug; Shanklin, one, 17 Jul; one, 02 Aug; one, 06 Aug; 1, 09 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Acres Down, one, 08 Aug (CWlk); Marchwood, one, 29 Jul (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 09 Aug (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 31 Jul (SAB); Totton, one, 08 Aug; three, 09 Aug; one, 10 Aug (LH); Lee, three, 08 Aug (CTh); Romsey, one, 08 Aug (MB); one, 12 Aug; one, 15 Aug (NRJ); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 12 Aug; one, to actinic, 13 Aug (RAC); Fareham, one, to actinic, 09 Aug (MLO); one, 09 Aug (KJW); Wickham, one, 07 Aug (F.M.G.); three, 05 Aug; one, 06 Aug; two, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug; three, 10 Aug; two, 11 Aug; one, 17 Aug (JRDS); Portsmouth, one, 09 Aug (IRT); Lovedean, one, 11 Aug (ARJ); West Meon, one, 31 Jul (F.M.G.); Milford on Sea, one, 07 Aug (MMcM); Pennington, one, 07 Aug; two, 10 Aug; one, 13 Aug (RFC); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 31 Jul; one, 07 Aug; one, 10 Aug; one, 13 Aug (GJD); Liss Forest, one, 08 Aug (RJM); Yateley*, one, to actinic, ♀, gen det, 31 Jul; one, 07 Aug (JHH)

73.144 2350 Small Wainscot Denticucullus pygmina (Haworth, 1809) - Common
Common in fens, marshes, river-banks, damp woodland and gardens throughout the British Isles. Locally common in marshes in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, with occasional wanderers appearing at light elsewhere. Wingspan 22-25 mm. Small size and dark suffusion on veins make this an easy species to recognise. Larva feeds on Lesser Pond-sedge, Glaucous Sedge, Rough Meadow-grass and other grasses.
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1018618562018
11804101219462019
1230946219512019
 
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1127313
1223446

Record details:
VC11: Brockwood, one, 14 Aug; one, 22 Aug; two, 12 Sep; one, 19 Sep (SDut); Woodlands, New Forest, 25 Jul (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 15 Sep (SAB); East Tytherley, three, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug; two, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 14 Sep; one, to actinic, 14 Sep (GCE); Romsey, one, 31 Jul (SC); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 03 Sep; Broughton, one, to actinic, 06 Aug; Stockbridge Down NT, one, to actinic, 24 Jul (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, 27 Aug; one, 29 Aug (RAC); Winchester, one, 31 Jul (THW); Botley Wood, one, 18 Sep (F.M.G.); Portsmouth, one, 08 Aug (IRT); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 10 Jul; two, 23 Jul (JSw); Pennington, one, 07 Aug; one, 26 Aug; one, 20 Sep (RFC);
VC12: Crawley, one, to actinic, 26 Aug (GCE); Ecchinswell, one, to actinic, 15 Aug (MTa, CSu); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (DAS); Axmansford, two, 16 Aug (ACB); Pamber Forest, four, 02 Sep; two, 14 Sep; one, 06 Aug; three, 31 Jul; two, 06 Aug; one, 10 Aug; three, 13 Aug; two, 15 Aug; three, 26 Aug; two, 07 Sep; one, 14 Sep; two, 21 Sep; two, 28 Sep; six, 07 Sep (GJD); Liss, one, 29 Aug (LBe); Liss Forest, one, 29 Aug (RJM); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 31 Jul (ASto); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 03 Sep (ASw); Fleet, one, 11 Aug (MHals)

73.147 2345 Small Dotted Buff Photedes minima (Haworth, 1809) - Common
Common in damp grassland, woodland rides, marshes, river-banks and other damp areas throughout the British Isles; reasonably well distributed and common throughout Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan male 25-30 mm, female 20-24 mm. Small size and relatively plain appearance may admit confusion with faded examples of similar sized moths. Larva feeds on Tufted Hair-grass.
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1186593619512019
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12431

Record details:
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 07 Jun (RBW); Romsey, one, 31 Jul (SC); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 09 Jul; four, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 11 Jun; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; two, to actinic, 11 Jun; three, to actinic, 09 Jul; four, to actinic, 11 Jun; one, to actinic, 11 Jun; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 11 Jun; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; Broughton, one, to actinic, 06 Aug (GCE); Blackfield, one, to lighted window, ♂, 31 Jul (PGS); Allbrook, one, 15 Jul (SI); Wickham, one, 07 Aug (F.M.G.); one, 22 Jul (JRDS);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 13 Jul (GJD); Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, 04 Jul (RJM); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Yateley*, one, 31 Jul (JHH)

73.151 2373 Webb's Wainscot Globia sparganii (Esper, 1789) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in reed-beds, marshes and gravel pits, on the coasts of southern England from Scilly to Lincolnshire. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight locally common in the marshes in the south of the county and on the Island, but only recorded once in the north of the county, at Bramshill Plantation in July 2006. Wingspan 34-44 mm. The most likely confusion species is Rush Wainscot A. algae, but in Webb's Wainscot the postmedian line is usually more conspicuous, and represented by about seven neural dots absent in Rush Wainscot (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on Bulrush, Lesser Bulrush, Yellow Iris and Branched Bur-reed, over-wintering as an egg.
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10484019002019
1135340319002019
126620062018
 
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104106
118114
12111

Record details:
VC10: Kingston*, one, 05 Sep (CHer); Bonchurch, one, 13 Aug (JHa); Haseley Manor, two, 06 Jul; six, 11 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Romsey, one, 08 Aug (MB); Dibden Purlieu, one, 14 Sep; one, to actinic, 24 Jul; one, to actinic, 13 Aug; one, 22 Aug; one, 23 Aug (RAC); Titchfield Haven NNR, four, 17 Jul (F.M.G.); Pennington, one, 05 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Pamber Forest*, one, 07 Aug (GJD)

73.154 2330 Dusky Brocade Apamea remissa (Hübner, [1809]) - Common
Common in damp meadows, calcareous grassland, gardens, hedgerows and open woodland throughout the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Widespread and still moderately common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 36-42 mm. Very variable, with several forms, some of which could be confused with a number of other species, including Dark Brocade Blepharita adusta and Light Brocade Lacanobia w-latinum. Larva feeds on flowers and seeds of various grasses, including Reed Canary-grass and Common Couch.
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105105
1120202
12441

Record details:
VC10: Kingston, two, 17 Jun; five, 22 Jun (ENes); Bonchurch, one, 15 Jun (JHa); Rookley, one, to actinic, 05 Jul; one, to actinic, 10 Jul (JBa);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 07 Jul (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 24 Jun (SAB); Romsey, one, 19 Jun (MB); Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 09 Jul; Hursley, one, to actinic, 09 Jul (GCE); Pilley Bailey, NF*, one, 07 Jul (RBW, MWa); Southampton, one, to UV, 01 Jul (JVet); Locks Heath, one, 09 Jun (PAS); Fareham, one, 13 Jun; one, 25 Jun; one, 30 Jun (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 14 Jun; one, to actinic, 20 Jun; one, to actinic, 14 Jun; one, to actinic, 17 Jun; one, to actinic, 18 Jun (SLB); Wickham, one, 13 Jun (JRDS); Lovedean, one, 31 May; one, 24 Jun; one, 29 Jun (ARJ);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 08 Aug (RHil); Pamber Forest, one, 25 Jun (GJD); Liss, one, 29 May (LBe); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 04 Jul (ASto)

73.155 2327 Clouded Brindle Apamea epomidion (Haworth, 1809) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, scrub, parks and gardens throughout much of England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight Widespread and fairly common in all three vice-counties, though generally less so than A. crenata, and more of a woodland species. Wingspan 40-46 mm. Pale examples could be confused with Clouded-bordered Brindle A. crenata. Larva feeds on various grasses, including Cock's-foot and Tufted Hair-grass.
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1012715319512019
1166574219512019
1239151819512019
 
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10771
1133375
1228433

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 30 May; one, 08 Jun; one, 20 Jun; one, 24 Jun; one, 25 Jun; one, 12 Jul (JHa); Shanklin, one, 12 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 19 Jun (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 07 Jun (SAB); Totton, one, 28 May; one, 23 Jun (LH); Romsey, one, 19 Jun (MB); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 23 Jun; Ashley, one, to actinic, 23 Jun; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 11 Jun; five, to actinic, 23 Jun; Ashley, one, to actinic, 23 Jun (GCE); Romsey, one, 15 Jun; one, 04 Jul (NRJ); Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 11 Jun; Houghton, one, to actinic, 19 Jun; Ashley, one, to actinic, 23 Jun; Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 15 Jun; one, to actinic, 15 Jun; one, to actinic, 15 Jun; one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Allbrook, one, 18 May; one, 14 Jun; one, 15 Jun; one, 16 Jun; one, 22 Jun; two, 23 Jun; one, 24 Jun (SI); Winchester, one, 29 May (THW); Drayton, Portsmouth, 11 Jun (VJB); Lovedean, one, 15 Jun (ARJ); Northney, Hayling Island, 17 Jun (JWP); Pennington, one, 17 Jun (RFC);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 02 Jul; Wherwell, one, to actinic, 29 Jun; Harewood Forest, three, to actinic, 24 Jun; two, to actinic, 24 Jun; two, to actinic, 24 Jun; Chilbolton, two, to actinic, 16 Jun; two, to actinic, 16 Jun; one, to actinic, 14 Jul; three, to actinic, 16 Jun; one, to actinic, 14 Jul; one, to actinic, 16 Jun; Crawley, one, to actinic, 21 Jul; one, to actinic, 09 Jun; Barton Stacey, three, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 27 May; two, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 22 Jun; three, to actinic, 22 Jun (GCE); Cheriton, two, to actinic, 24 Jun (DAS); Overton, one, 25 Jun (MSi); Beech, one, 23 Jun (NDP); Basingstoke, two, 26 Jun (MJW); Pamber Forest, one, 17 Jun (GJD); Liss, one, 16 May (LBe); Alton, one, to actinic, 14 Jun; one, to actinic, 24 Jun (NDP)

73.156 2326 Clouded-bordered Brindle Apamea crenata (Hufnagel, 1766) - Common
Common in grassland, fens, moorland, woodland rides and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and moderately common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 36-44 mm. The common form could be confused with pale forms of Clouded Brindle A. epomidion, which see, while the reddish brown f. combusta may be misidentified as the rare immigrant Scarce Brindle A. lateritia. Larva feeds on Cock's-foot and various other grasses.
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10969719782019
1181280919512019
12624102219512019
 
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10331
1114132
1219202

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 20 May; one, 25 Jun; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 21 May (IOu);
VC11: Godshill, NF, 12 Jul (RBW, MWa); Woodlands, New Forest, 04 May (RBW); Romsey, one, 22 May (SC); two, 15 May; one, 25 Jun (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 21 May; one, to actinic, 15 Jun (GCE); Allbrook, one, 07 May (SI); Winchester, one, 09 Jun (THW); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 26 May (GCE); Fareham, one, 21 May (KJW); Wickham, one, 14 Jun; one, 29 Jun; one, 22 Jul (JRDS);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 21 May; Wherwell, one, to actinic, 15 May; two, to actinic, 15 May; one, to actinic, 15 May; Crawley, one, to actinic, 09 Jun (GCE); Cheriton, two, to actinic, 19 May (DAS); Overton, one, 10 May; one, 08 Jun; 26 Jun (MSi); one, 09 May (ACr); Beech, one, 25 May; one, 28 Jun (NDP); Pamber Forest, one, 10 Jun (GJD); Liss, one, 16 May (LBe); Alton, one, to actinic, 20 May; one, to actinic, 07 Jul (BCA); one, to actinic, 07 Jul (NDP); Fleet, one, 24 Jun (MHals); Yateley*, one, 26 May (JHH)

73.157 2333 Large Nutmeg Apamea anceps ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in calcareous grassland, farmland, gardens and woodland edges throughout England, mainly in the south-east, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire the species has shown a marked decrease in recent years and there are now only scattered records from the county; very rarely recorded on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 38-44 mm. Fairly distinctive, with light ochreous forewing often longer and narrower than in other Apamea species; reniform and orbicular stigmata rounded, slightly paler than ground colour; pale cross-lines extremely weak; and a row of narrow blackish crescent marks along termen (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on the flowers and seeds of various grasses, including Cock's-foot and Common Couch, and of cereal crops.
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117822219452019
1225252319482019
 
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12331

Record details:
VC11: Fareham, one, ♂, 09 Jun (KJW);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 16 Jun; one, 26 Jun (MJW); one, 26 May (RHil)

Basingstoke; 26/06/2020; Mike Wall
Basingstoke, 26/06/2020 (Mike Wall)
73.158 2334 Rustic Shoulder-knot Apamea sordens (Hufnagel, 1766) - Common
Common in grassland, farmland, gardens and woodland rides throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight some evidence of a decrease in numbers in recent years. Wingspan 34-42 mm. The conspicuous undulating black basal streak is highly distinctive and precludes confusion with most species (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on seeds and leaves of various grasses, including Cock's-foot and Common Couch, and some cereal crops.
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10382919512019
111420211719512019
121470444019512019
 
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10111
1169783
1242524

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Rookley, 22 Jun, 1 (JBa) Latest: Rookley, 22 Jun, 1 (JBa) Max count: Rookley, 22 Jun, 1 (JBa)
VC11: Earliest: Fareham, 26 Apr, 1 (ADT) Latest: Catisfield, 24 Jun, 1 (ALR) Max count: Wickham, 25 May, 3 (JRDS)
VC12: Earliest: Farnborough, 09 May, 1 (KBW) Latest: Crawley, 30 Jul, 1 (GCE) Max count: Basingstoke, 26 May, 4 (MJW)

73.159 2331 Small Clouded Brindle Apamea unanimis (Hübner, [1813]) - Common
Common in marshes, river-banks, damp woodland and damp grassland throughout most of Britain, but absent from northern Scotland. Widespread and moderately common in Hampshire, but very scarce on the Isle of Wight, where not seen since 1900. Wingspan 30-38 mm. Larva feeds on grasses such as Reed Canary-grass and Wavy Hair-grass.
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105419002015
1136236519512019
1219026119512019
 
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11232
12100

Record details:
VC11: Winchester, two, 26 May (THW det. JCl); Wickham Common, one, 17 Jul (KC);
VC12: Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD)

73.160 2335 Slender Brindle Apamea scolopacina (Esper, 1788) - Local
Local in woodland throughout much of England and Wales. In Hampshire widespread and fairly common and is possibly increasing: 1990 saw the first Isle of Wight records, since which it is gradually increasing but cannot yet be said to be widespread in VC10. Wingspan 32-36 mm. Characterised by fuscous patch on dorsum near base of wing (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on flowers, stems and leaves of various grasses, including Wood Meadow-grass and False-brome.
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10233019812018
1150554019512019
1233748519512019
 
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1113194
1213204

Record details:
VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 09 Jul; two, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Allbrook, one, 04 Jul (SI); Wickham Common, one, 17 Jul (KC); Wickham, one, 11 Jul; two, 12 Jul; one, 13 Jul; one, 14 Jul; one, 18 Jul; two, 22 Jul (JRDS); Hen Wood, four, 24 Jul (F.M.G.);
VC12: Ecchinswell, one, to actinic, 27 Jul (MTa, CSu); Preston Candover, one, 12 Jul (MJW); Axmansford, one, 04 Jul; one, 23 Jul; four, 13 Jul (ACB); Pamber Forest, two, 01 Jul; two, 03 Jul; two, 24 Jul (GJD); Liss, one, 04 Jul (LBe); Liss Forest, one, 25 Jul (RJM); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, two, 16 Jul; one, 28 Jul (ASw); Fleet, one, 03 Jul (MHals)

73.161 2325 Crescent Striped Apamea oblonga (Haworth, 1809) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) on saltmarshes, mud-flats, estuaries and brackish marshes, along the coasts of England and Wales. In Hampshire confined to the coastal salterns on the south coast and the Isle of Wight, where it is locally fairly common; its headquarters appear to be on Hayling Island. Wingspan 42-50 mm. Larva feeds on roots and lower stems of Common Saltmarsh-grass, Reflexed Saltmarsh-grass and Bulbous Meadow-grass.
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10252018001991
1110413018002015
 
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11111

Record details:
VC11: Titchfield Haven NNR, one, ♂, gen det, 17 Jul (F.M.G.)

73.162 2321 Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha (Hufnagel, 1766) - Common
Common often abundant, in a wide range of habitats, including gardens, hedgerows, roadside verges, woodland, heathland and moorland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 46-54 mm. Quite variable, with occasional very dark individuals, but so ubiquitous the species soon becomes easily recognisable. Larva feeds on various grasses, including Common Couch, Cock's-foot and Tufted Hair-grass.
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1014981154819512019
11155406630819512019
1245292512519512019
 
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1011150129
116761751111
1229479241

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 04 May, 1 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin Upper Chine, 20 Aug, 2 (IOu) Max count: Kingston, 24 Jun, 29 (ENes)
VC11: Earliest: Fareham, 15 May, 1 (MLO) Latest: Botley, 21 Nov, 1 (SLB) Max count: Pennington, 17 Jun, 111 (RFC)
VC12: Earliest: Basingstoke, 23 Apr, 1 (RHil) Latest: Hinton Ampner, 17 Nov, 1 (ASD) Max count: Basingstoke, 20 Jun, 41 (MJW)

73.163 2322 Light Arches Apamea lithoxylaea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats, including calcareous grassland, woodland rides and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 44-50 mm. Has been compared to Reddish Light Arches A. sublustris, but Light Arches appears lighter and better marked in comparison. Larva feeds on flowers and seeds of Annual Meadow-grass and other grasses.
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1022134819512019
112157306419492019
12904134719482019
 
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1015214
1147484
1217203

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 16 Jul (SDa); Cranmore, to actinic, 23 Apr (CHic); Kingston, one, 17 Jun; one, 22 Jun; four, 24 Jun; one, 28 Jun; one, 02 Jul (ENes); Bonchurch, one, 27 May; two, 30 May; one, 07 Jun; one, 15 Jun; two, 24 Jun; three, 25 Jun; one, 12 Jul (JHa); Shanklin, one, 05 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 25 Jun (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 24 Jun (SAB); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 16 Jun (JRMi); Romsey, one, 07 Jun; one, 19 Jun (MB); one, 15 Jun (NRJ); Southampton, one, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 23 Jun (MGP); Allbrook, one, 24 Jun (SI); Winchester, one, 27 Jun (THW); Titchfield Haven NNR, one, 17 Jul (F.M.G.); Fareham, one, 08 Jun; one, 24 Jun; one, 06 Jul (ADT); one, 25 Jun; one, 23 Jul (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 11 Jun; one, to actinic, 15 Jun; one, to actinic, 17 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 29 Jun; one, to actinic, 07 Jul; one, to actinic, 08 Jul; one, to actinic, 13 Jul; one, to actinic, 16 Jul (SLB); Wickham, one, 28 Jun (JRDS); Portsmouth, one, 13 Jun; four, 18 Jun; one, 20 Jun; one, 21 Jun; three, 25 Jun; two, 26 Jun; one, 07 Jul; one, 08 Jul; one, 13 Jul (IRT); Northney, Hayling Island, 09 Jun; 19 Jun; 28 Jun; 07 Jul; 08 Jul (JWP); Horndean, one, to actinic, 19 Jun (P&AHo); two, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 04 Jul (PHog); Milford on Sea, one, 25 Jun; one, 09 Jul (MMcM); Pennington, one, 24 Jun (RFC); Southsea, one, 21 Jun (JGe);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 14 Jul; one, to actinic, 16 Jun; Crawley, one, to actinic, 09 Jun (GCE); Harestock, one, to actinic, 09 Jul (GRog); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun (GCE); Ecchinswell, one, to actinic, 15 Jun; one, to actinic, 10 Jul (MTa, CSu); Overton, one, 25 Jun (MSi); Basingstoke, one, 16 Jun; three, 20 Jun; two, 26 Jun (MJW); Liss, one, 25 Jun; one, 17 Jul (LBe); Alton, one, indoors, 08 Jul (BCA); one, to actinic, 15 Jun; one, to actinic, 24 Jun (NDP)

Basingstoke; 16/06/2020; Mike Wall
Basingstoke, 16/06/2020 (Mike Wall)
73.164 2323 Reddish Light Arches Apamea sublustris (Esper, 1788) - Local
Local on chalk and limestone grassland, sand-dunes and shingle beaches throughout England. In Hampshire locally common on the chalk and in places on the coast, well-known localities being Martin Down, Broughton Down, Danebury and other places on the chalk around Winchester, and Noar Hill. Relatively scarce on the Isle of Wight but increased effort has revealed it still occurs, particularly on the south-east coast. Wingspan 42-48 mm. The main confusion species is Light Arches A. lithoxylaea, which see. Larva feeds on flowers and seeds of various grasses.
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10434918562019
1126134718002019
1223549019482019
 
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10441
11452
12441

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 12 Jul; one, 13 Jul (JHa); Shanklin, one, 24 Jun; one, 25 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 11 Jun; Ashley, one, to actinic, 23 Jun (GCE); Winchester, two, 19 Jun (THW); Teg Down, one, to actinic, 17 Jun (EmPe);
VC12: Wherwell, one, to actinic, 29 Jun; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 16 Jun; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 12 Jul (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (DAS)

73.168 2336 Double Lobed Lateroligia ophiogramma (Esper, 1794) - Local
Local in fens, marshes, water meadows, damp woodland and gardens throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight local in marshes, where the larva feeds within Reed Canary-grass, and occasionally in gardens, where it uses various ornamental grasses. Wingspan 32-35 mm. Generally the easiest of the Apamea to identify. Larva feeds within stems of various grasses, including Reed Canary-grass, Reed Sweet-grass and Pampas-grass.
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10313119332019
1149272219512019
1225971019402019
 
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11442
12111

Record details:
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 16 Jul (RBW); Stockbridge Down NT, one, to actinic, 24 Jul (GCE); Winchester, one, 07 Jul (THW); Titchfield Haven NNR, two, 17 Jul (F.M.G. det. KJW);
VC12: Fleet, one, 13 Jul (MHals)

73.169 2343 Common Rustic Mesapamea secalis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Common in calcareous grassland, gardens, farmland, heathland and woodland throughout much of the British Isles. Only separated from M. didyma and M. remmi in the 1980s, and individuals are mostly recorded as an aggregate of the three species. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread, but since most Mesapamea are not specifically identified, the maps do not reflect the full picture. Wingspan 28-34 mm. Highly polymorphic, and impossible to distinguish from Lesser Common Rustic M. didyma and Remm's Rustic M. remmi, except by dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds on various grasses, including Cock's-foot, Tall Fescue, Tufted Hair-grass and certain cereal crops.
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107412819812018
1127061376619512019
12250104819702019
 
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Quantity
10221
1123225
1211327

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, gen det, 16 Jun; one, gen det, 26 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Pig Bush, NF, four, 17 Jul; Culverley, NF, four, 19 Jul (CL); Woodlands, New Forest, 17 Jun (RBW); Timsbury, five, 12 Jul; three, 31 Jul (TRa); Titchfield Haven NNR, one, ♂ gen det, 17 Jul (F.M.G.); Catisfield, two, gen det, 16 Jul (ALR det. KJW); Fareham, one, to actinic, gen det, 21 Jun; one, to actinic, 15 Jul (MLO); Portsmouth, one, gen det, 22 Jul (IRT); Northney, Hayling Island, 19 Jun; 20 Jun; 26 Jun; 02 Jul; 03 Jul; 04 Jul; 05 Jul; 06 Jul; 07 Jul; 08 Jul; 08 Jul; 09 Jul; 10 Jul (JWP);
VC12: Liss, one, 10 Jul; four, 17 Jul; five, 31 Jul; seven, 07 Aug; two, 14 Aug; one, 29 Aug (LBe); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, two, 24 Jul; one, 30 Jul; three, 01 Aug; two, 17 Aug (ASw); Yateley, four, 3 ♂s, 1 ♀, gen det, 13 Aug (JHH)

73.170 2343a Lesser Common Rustic Mesapamea didyma (Esper, 1788) - Common
Common in calcareous grassland, gardens, farmland, heathland and woodland throughout much of the British Isles. Only separated from M. secalis and M. remmi in the 1980s, and individuals are mostly recorded as an aggregate of the three species. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight distinctly less common than M. secalis, but since most Mesapamea are not specifically identified, the maps do not reflect the full picture. Wingspan 28-34 mm. Highly polymorphic, and impossible to distinguish from Common Rustic M. secalis and Remm's Rustic M. remmi, except by dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds on various grasses, including Cock's-foot, Red Fescue, Sheep's-fescue, Tall Fescue and certain cereal crops.
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1015519812017
1144658919512019
12565019812019
 
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Quantity
10111
11441
12232

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, gen det, 26 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Titchfield Haven NNR, one, ♂, gen det, 17 Jul (F.M.G.); Catisfield, one, 12 Aug (ALR det. KJW); Fareham, one, to actinic, gen det, 23 Aug (MLO det. RJD); one, ♂, gen det, 15 Jul (KJW);
VC12: Liss Forest, one, 01 Aug (RJM); Yateley, two, to actinic, 2 ♂ gen det, 31 Jul (JHH)

73.171 2342 Rosy Minor Litoligia literosa (Haworth, 1809) - Common
Common in calcareous grassland, fens, scrub, gardens, sea cliffs and sand-dunes throughout much of the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight found mainly on the coast and on the chalk downs, where it is less frequent than Cloaked Minor M. furuncula. Wingspan 25-30 mm. Characterised by rosy light grey forewing, bisected by a straight transverse line immediately basal to the reniform stigma, the area between this and antemedian line purplish brown forming a distinct median band (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on various grasses, including Lyme-grass, Marram-grass, Cock's-foot and some cereal crops.
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10638919432019
11983150719512019
1220721419512019
 
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Quantity
108113
1112132
12562

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, three, 03 Aug; two, 09 Aug (SDa); Shippards Chine, Compton Bay, one, 16 Jul (IOu); Kingston, one, 16 Jul; one, 22 Jul; one, 29 Jul; one, 01 Aug (ENes); Wheelers Bay, one, 08 Aug (ABu);
VC11: Totton, one, 31 May; one, 22 Jun (LH); Romsey, one, 08 Aug (MB); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 09 Aug; one, to actinic, 14 Aug (RAC); Allbrook, one, 30 Jul (SI); Winchester, one, 31 Jul (THW); Teg Down, one, to actinic, 11 Aug (EmPe); Fareham, one, 05 Aug (KJW); Hilltop, The Hangers, two, 01 Aug (SI); Wickham Common, one, 09 Aug (KC);
VC12: Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 19 Jul (GCE); Ecchinswell, one, to a lighted window, 01 Jun (MTa, CSu); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 16 Jul (DAS); Alton, two, to actinic, 04 Aug (CJP); Whitehill, one, 23 Jul (ASto)

73.172 2341 Cloaked Minor Mesoligia furuncula ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in dry grassland, sand-dunes, chalk downland and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 22-28 mm. Generally easy to recognise on account of the straight line which bisects the forewing, and often coloured differently either side of this line, but in a fairly common variant the wing is concolorous. Larva feeds on various grasses, including Sheep's-fescue, Tufted Hair-grass and False Oat-grass.
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Last
Record
1012919519512019
112845476619492019
121084213019512019
 
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Quantity
10144816
1121237910
1210527716

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Cranmore, 17 Jul, 0 (CHic) Latest: Freshwater Bay, 15 Sep, 1 (PBa) Max count: Bembridge Fort, 06 Aug, 16 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Fareham, 23 Jun, 1 (KJW) Latest: Allbrook, 14 Sep, 1 (SI) Max count: Hilltop, The Hangers, 01 Aug, 10 (SI)
VC12: Earliest: Basingstoke, 24 Jun, 1 (MJW) Latest: Harestock, 21 Aug, 1 (GRog) Max count: Yateley, 08 Aug, 16 (JHH)

73.173 2337 Marbled Minor Oligia strigilis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in grassland, woodland rides, gardens and a wide range of other habitats throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common in all three vice-counties. Wingspan 24-27 mm. Marbled Minor O. strigilis, Rufous Minor O. versicolor and Tawny Marbled Minor O. latruncula, especially their melanic forms, can only reliably be separated by dissection of the genitalia, although it may possible with experience to assign well-marked individuals to Marbled Minor at a particular site once the observer is familiar with the forms present in that area. In its typical form, Marbled Minor is the most easily recognised of the three: a short, black projection from the postmedian line into the white area outside it, near the dorsum, appears to be diagnostic. Larva feeds within stems of various grasses, including Cock's-foot, Common Couch and Reed Canary-grass.
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Last
Record
1011318719002018
111962388419512019
1236660819512019
 
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Quantity
10463
111081
125116

Record details:
VC10: Kingston, three, 22 Jun (ENes); Haseley Manor, one, gen det, 28 May; Shanklin, one, gen det, 21 Apr; one, gen det, 26 May (IOu);
VC11: Fareham, one, to actinic, gen det, 15 Jun (MLO det. KJW); Portsmouth, one, gen det, 25 Jun (IRT); Northney, Hayling Island, 24 May; 22 Jun (JWP); Southsea, one, 21 May; one, 24 May; one, 25 May; one, 26 May; one, 01 Jun; one, 02 Jun (JRL);
VC12: Pamber Forest, two, 15 Jun (GJD); Liss, six, 25 Jun; one, 17 Jul (LBe); Farnborough, one, 21 May; one, 02 Jun (KBW)

73.174 2339 Tawny Marbled Minor Oligia latruncula ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in grassland, woodland rides, gardens and a wide range of other habitats throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common, possibly more so than Marbled Minor O. strigilis. Wingspan 24-27 mm. Marbled Minor O. strigilis, Rufous Minor O. versicolor and Tawny Marbled Minor O. latruncula, especially their melanic forms, can only reliably be separated by dissection of the genitalia. Typical examples of Tawny Marbled Minor have the forewing blackish brown, the outer area with a distinct coppery burnish; reniform and orbicular stigmata usually indistinct except with a lens; antemedian line dentate, often very indistinct and incomplete; postmedian line curving more evenly to dorsum than in Marbled Minor (MBGBI Vol 10). It is possible with experience to assign well-marked individuals to Tawny Marbled Minor at a particular site once the observer is familiar with the forms present in that area. Larva feeds on various grasses, including Cock's-foot.
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10438719002018
111991320919512019
1225435119512019
 
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Quantity
1012258
111091
12331

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, eight, 07 Aug; Haseley Manor, two, 09 Jun; Shanklin, one, gen det, 28 May; one, 05 Jun; one, 07 Jun; one, 09 Jun; one, 14 Jun; one, 15 Jun; one, 14 Aug; Shanklin Upper Chine, two, 16 Jun; one, 08 Aug; Bembridge Fort*, five, 06 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Winchester, one, 07 Jul (THW); Fareham, one, to actinic, gen det, 16 May; one, to actinic, gen det, 29 May; one, to actinic, 14 Jun (MLO); Portsmouth, one, gen det, 02 Jun; one, gen det, 13 Jun (IRT); Northney, Hayling Island, 03 Jun (JWP); Southsea, one, 18 May; one, 01 Jun; one, 02 Jun (JRL);
VC12: Liss, one, 05 Jun; one, 04 Jul (LBe); Yateley, one, ♂ gen det, 16 Jun (JHH det. JHH)

73.175 2338 Rufous Minor Oligia versicolor (Borkhausen, 1792) - Local
Local in woodland, heathland, sea cliffs and gardens throughout much of southern England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight this appears to be the least common of the three similar Oligia species, although it is undoubtedly under-recorded; even so, it does seem to have increased in the last 25 years and is evidently the commonest species by far in Bentley Wood. Wingspan 23-28 mm. Marbled Minor O. strigilis, Rufous Minor O. versicolor and Tawny Marbled Minor O. latruncula, especially their melanic forms, can only reliably be separated by dissection of the genitalia. Typical examples of Rufous Minor have reniform stigma larger, fuller and rounder than in the other species, and often conspicuously pale against the dark median shade, and it may possible with experience to assign well-marked individuals to Rufous Minor at a particular site once the observer is familiar with the forms present in that area. Larva feeds on various grasses.
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10172219812009
1142644019512019
12726719512018
 
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11111
12111

Record details:
VC11: Sway, one, 08 Jun (S&SL);
VC12: Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, 27 Jun (RJM)

73.176 2340 Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula (Haworth, 1809) - Common
Common in damp grassland, marshes, fens, woodland and gardens throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and fairly common in all three vice-counties. Wingspan 22-26 mm. Characterised by mottled reddish fuscous forewing, especially on costa and termen, with a median band between ante- and postmedian lines which forms a central bar along the dorsum (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on various grasses, including Tufted Hair-grass.
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Last
Record
1018532019512019
111843332719512019
12780186819502019
 
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Quantity
1033645
1146542
1246575

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Rookley, 21 May, 2 (JBa) Latest: Shanklin, 30 Jul, 1 (IOu) Max count: Rookley, 27 May, 5 (JBa)
VC11: Earliest: Botley, 16 May, 1 (SLB) Latest: Portsmouth, 13 Aug, 2 (IRT) Max count: Romsey, 10 Jun, 2 (SLay)
VC12: Earliest: Pamber Forest, 18 May, 1 (GJD) Latest: Overton, 08 Aug, 5 (MSi) Max count: Overton, 08 Aug, 5 (MSi)

73.178 2226 Beautiful Gothic Leucochlaena oditis (Hübner, [1822]) - RDB3
A rare Red Data Book species, on grassy slopes and sea cliffs, on the Isle of Wight, and on the southern coasts of Cornwall, Devon and Dorset. On the Isle of Wight, although the number of colonies is small, the moth is firmly established in the south and west of the island, and the outlook appears good; also probably still frequent along the Freshwater cliffs and occasionally a little way inland. In Hampshire recorded for the first time at Sandy Point, Hayling, on 12 September 2010, most likely representing a wanderer from the island. Wingspan 28-36 mm. Larva feeds on various grasses, including Common Couch and Annual Meadow-grass.
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107522118002019
113320102018
 
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10364

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Bay, one, 07 Nov (SDa); one, to actinic, 21 Sep (PBa); Windy Corner, four, 14 Sep (IOu)

73.179 2271 Orange Sallow Tiliacea citrago (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, parks and gardens throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight probably occurs wherever there are mature stands of lime, and hence mainly a suburban moth. Infrequently recorded at light, it can be best found by searching for larvae in late spring or sugaring the foliage of limes in autumn to attract the adult. Wingspan 33-38 mm. Larva feeds on Common Lime, Small-leaved Lime and Large-leaved Lime, over-wintering as an egg.
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Last
Record
10241819292019
1114810619442019
12736119442019
 
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Quantity
10441
1110113
12892

Record details:
VC10: Ventnor Botanic Garden, one, to actinic, 29 Sep (PBa); Bonchurch, one, 02 Oct (JHa); Shanklin, one, 14 Sep; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 14 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 09 Sep; one, 19 Sep (CTh); Romsey, one, 12 Sep; one, 14 Sep (MB); Southampton, one, to actinic, 21 Sep (MGP); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 08 Sep (GCE); Fareham, one, 09 Sep (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 20 Sep; three, to actinic, 21 Sep (SLB); Northney, Hayling Island, 19 Aug (JWP);
VC12: Over Wallop*, one, 12 Sep (CM); Harestock, one, to actinic, 13 Sep (GRog); Burghclere, two, 19 Sep (PBl); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 18 Sep (DAS); Overton, one, 22 Sep (MSi); Pamber Forest, one, 20 Oct (GJD); Whitehill, one, 14 Sep (ASto); Yateley*, one, 08 Sep (JHH)

73.180 2272 Barred Sallow Tiliacea aurago ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, mature hedgerows, scrubland, downland and gardens throughout much of England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and often common, mainly but not exclusively on the chalk in beech woodland. Wingspan 33-38 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on Field Maple and Beech, over-wintering as an egg.
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1021136919652019
111757269719492019
12850177719512019
 
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1016338
119514210
12348120

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Brook Down, 19 Sep, 4 (PBa) Latest: Shanklin, 18 Oct, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 16 Oct, 8 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 01 Sep, 1 (MB) Latest: Botley, 12 Nov, 1 (SLB) Max count: Kings Somborne, 28 Sep, 10 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Crawley, 17 Sep, 1 (GCE) Latest: Crawley, 17 Nov, 1 (GCE) Max count: Beech, 28 Sep, 20 (NDP)

73.181 2273 Pink-barred Sallow Xanthia togata (Esper, 1788) - Common
Common in broad-leaved, often damp, woodland, marshes, fens, heathland and gardens throughout the British Isles; frequently recorded and well distributed across much of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 29-37 mm. Easily distinguished from other superficially similar autumnal sallows by the distinctive purple head and patagium. Larva feeds on catkins of Sallow and Poplar, over-wintering as an egg
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Last
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1010414919552019
111383215419462019
1244859819512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1082310
11317633
1216213

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Bay, one, 20 Sep (SDa); Afton Marsh, 1, to light, 28 Sep (IOu); Freshwater, one, to actinic, 21 Sep; three, to actinic, 20 Sep (PBa); Cranmore, to actinic, 14 Sep (CHic); St Lawrence Undercliff, one, to actinic, 28 Sep; St Lawrence: Salem Close, one, to actinic, 28 Sep (PBa); Haseley Manor, six, 21 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, two, 12 Sep; one, 19 Sep (SDut); Marchwood, three, 19 Sep; one, to lighted window, 07 Sep (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 15 Sep (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 18 Sep (SAB); Ashurst, one, 19 Sep (NSK); East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 14 Sep; one, to actinic, 14 Sep; one, to actinic, 14 Sep; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 28 Sep; one, to actinic, 22 Sep (GCE); Romsey, one, 05 Sep; one, 18 Sep; three, 22 Sep (NRJ); Kings Somborne, five, to actinic, 28 Sep; three, to actinic, 28 Sep; two, to actinic, 28 Sep; two, to actinic, 28 Sep; two, to actinic, 28 Sep (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, 19 Sep; one, 17 Sep (RAC); Blackfield, one, to lighted window, 24 Sep (PGS); Botley Wood, 1, field observation, 18 Sep (MLO); Fareham, one, 05 Oct (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 15 Sep; one, to actinic, 20 Oct; one, to actinic, 18 Oct (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 11 Sep (F.M.G.); one, 23 Aug (KC); West Meon, one, 16 Oct (F.M.G. det. KJW);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to a lighted window, 14 Sep; Bullington, three, to actinic, 20 Sep; Wonston, one, to actinic, 20 Sep; Bullington, one, to actinic, 20 Sep; Wonston, two, to actinic, 20 Sep (GCE); Axmansford, one, 30 Oct (ACB); Pamber Forest, two, 21 Sep (GJD); Liss, one, 18 Sep (LBe); Liss Forest, one, field observation, 23 Sep (RJM); Alton, one, to actinic, 19 Sep (DBO); Whitehill, one, 10 Oct (ASto); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 16 Oct; one, 19 Oct (ASw); Church Crookham, one, to actinic, 27 Sep; two, to actinic, 29 Sep; one, to actinic, 11 Oct (DDim)

73.182 2274 Sallow Cirrhia icteritia (Hufnagel, 1766) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, fens, heathland, moorland and gardens throughout the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 34-38 mm. Usually unmistakable, although several not infrequent almost plain forms can be confusing, the wing-shape (costa straight and termen convex at apex) is diagnostic. Larva feeds within catkins of Black and White Poplar, and Sallow, over-wintering as an egg.
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1026579419002019
112392444419462019
12667137319512019
 
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Quantity
10106243
118616447
1221242

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Freshwater Bay, 14 Sep, 1 (SDa) Latest: Shanklin, 22 Oct, 1 (IOu) Max count: Haseley Manor, 21 Sep, 43 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Dibden Purlieu, 02 Sep, 1 (RAC) Latest: Romsey, 15 Nov, 2 (NRJ) Max count: Botley Wood, 18 Sep, 47 (MLO)
VC12: Earliest: Liss, 14 Sep, 2 (LBe) Latest: Pamber Forest, 20 Oct, 2 (GJD) Max count: Pamber Forest, 20 Oct, 2 (GJD)

73.183 2275 Dusky-lemon Sallow Cirrhia gilvago ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland, hedgerows and parks throughout much of England, northwards to central Scotland, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight in the past, scattered small colonies of this species occurred amongst Wych Elm, but as this tree is all but extinct in the county, the moth has gone the same way. Occasional wanderers turn up in the south of the county from time to time. Wingspan 34-40 mm. Forewing with termen more rounded than in others of the genus (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on buds, leaves and seeds of Wych Elm, over-wintering as an egg.
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1010719042018
118010019342019
12241419442018
 
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11100

Record details:
VC11: Northney, Hayling Island, 19 Sep (JWP)

73.184 2276 Pale-lemon Sallow Cirrhia ocellaris (Borkhausen, 1792) - Na
Nationally scarce (Na) in plantations, roadside verges and parks throughout much of south-eastern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight recorded just twice to date, at Wootton, IoW, on 5 October 1997, and at Portsmouth, Hampshire on 3 October 2003. Wingspan 36-42 mm. The main confusion species is Dusky-lemon Sallow X. gilvago, but X. ocellaris has slightly hooked forewings, and is generally darker. Larva feeds on catkins of Black Poplar, over-wintering as an egg.
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104419972015
11121220032019
 
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10111

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin*, one, 21 Sep (IOu)

Shanklin; 21/09/2020; Iain Outlaw
Shanklin, 21/09/2020 (Iain Outlaw)
73.186 2267 Beaded Chestnut Agrochola lychnidis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, scrub, hedgerows, grassland, heathland and gardens throughout England, Wales and southern Scotland, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 32-42 mm. Most likely confusion species is Brown-spot Pinion A. litura, but reniform stigma narrower, and orbicular stigma smaller and elongated. Larva feeds on Hawthorn.
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Last
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10366104919492019
113065913319492019
121097591319502019
 
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Quantity
1020468
1112832127
1241727

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: St Lawrence Undercliff, 28 Sep, 1 (PBa) Latest: Freshwater Bay, 22 Nov, 1 (SDa) Max count: Shanklin, 07 Oct, 8 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Fareham, 11 Sep, 1 (KJW) Latest: Pennington, 21 Nov, 1 (RFC) Max count: Broughton, 18 Oct, 27 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Liss, 18 Sep, 1 (LBe) Latest: Hinton Ampner, 08 Nov, 1 (ASD) Max count: Goodworth Clatford, 17 Oct, 7 (GCE)

73.187 2266 Brown-spot Pinion Agrochola litura (Linnaeus, 1761) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, parkland, heathland, fens, scrub, hedgerows and gardens throughout the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Widespread and moderately common in Hampshire but scarce on the Isle of Wight, with only two records so far this century. Wingspan 32-39 mm. The main confusion species is Beaded Chestnut A. lychnidis, which see. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Meadowsweet, Common Sorrel and Bladder Campion.
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108418562004
1142365319492019
12704181019502019
 
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1117397
1217213

Record details:
VC11: Broughton, four, to actinic, 21 Sep; one, to actinic, 21 Sep; two, to actinic, 21 Sep; one, to actinic, 18 Oct; two, to actinic, 21 Sep; one, to actinic, 18 Oct; one, to actinic, 21 Sep; seven, to actinic, 18 Oct; five, to actinic, 21 Sep; five, to actinic, 21 Sep; Ashley, two, to actinic, 22 Sep; two, to actinic, 22 Sep; two, to actinic, 22 Sep (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, 08 Nov (RAC); Botley, one, to actinic, 23 Sep (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 04 Oct (KC); Horndean, one, to actinic, 18 Sep (PHog);
VC12: Over Wallop, one, 12 Sep (CM); Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 17 Oct; one, to actinic, 06 Sep; one, to actinic, 17 Oct; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 15 Sep; one, to actinic, 15 Sep; one, to actinic, 15 Sep; one, to actinic, 15 Sep; Crawley, one, to actinic, 17 Sep; Bullington, one, to actinic, 20 Sep; two, to actinic, 20 Sep; Wonston, one, to actinic, 20 Sep; Bullington, three, to actinic, 20 Sep; Wonston , two, to actinic, 20 Sep (GCE); Burghclere, one, 19 Sep (PBl); Pamber Forest, one, 28 Sep (GJD); Alton, one, to actinic, 21 Oct (BCA)

73.188 2265 Flounced Chestnut Agrochola helvola (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, scrubby downland, heathland and moorland throughout much of the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight present in all three vice-counties, but usually at low density and mainly in deciduous woodland. Wingspan 35-45 mm. Larva feeds on Sessile Oak, Pedunculate Oak, Wych Elm, English Elm, Silver Birch, Downy Birch, Eared Willow, Goat Willow, Grey Willow, broad-leaved trees, Heather and Bilberry, over-wintering as an egg.
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10302019032018
1133644019462018
12401919512015
 
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Quantity
11211
12111

Record details:
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 19 Oct (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 19 Oct (SAB);
VC12: Fleet, one, 19 Sep (MHals)

73.189 2263 Red-line Quaker Agrochola lota (Clerck, 1759) - Common
Common in woodland rides, scrub, hedgerows, fens, marshes, heathland and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 33-39 mm. A late autumn moth, slate grey with subterminal line yellowish white, proximally bordered vermilion (MBGBI Vol 10), but see also Yellow-line Quaker A. macilenta. Larva feeds on catkins and leaves of Eared, Goat and Grey Willow.
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1029849719512019
112501400719512019
1263693719502019
 
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Quantity
10672
11931224
1234537

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Cranmore, 16 Oct, 0 (CHic) Latest: Shanklin, 08 Nov, 1 (IOu) Max count: Freshwater Bay, 18 Oct, 2 (SDa)
VC11: Earliest: Lovedean, 03 Oct, 1 (ARJ) Latest: Romsey, 28 Nov, 1 (MB) Max count: Marchwood, 21 Oct, 4 (CTh)
VC12: Earliest: Beech, 28 Sep, 1 (NDP) Latest: Whitehill, 12 Nov, 2 (ASto) Max count: Wherwell, 17 Oct, 7 (GCE)

73.190 2264 Yellow-line Quaker Agrochola macilenta (Hübner, [1809]) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, scrub, heathland, moorland, hedgerows and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 37-40 mm. Straight subterminal fascia distinguishes this species from the otherwise similar Brick A. circellaris and warm brown wings from the grey-winged Red-line Quaker A. lota. Larva feeds on various deciduous trees and shrubs, including Sessile and Pedunculate Oak, White and Black Poplar, Beech, Sallow, Hawthorn and Heather, and, when approaching maturity, on various herbaceous plants, over-wintering as an egg.
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Last
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1031496419512019
111922583519512019
12770187119502019
 
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Quantity
10113510
11981437
1247907

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 18 Oct, 2 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 24 Nov, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 08 Nov, 10 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Northney, Hayling Island, 29 Sep, 0 (JWP) Latest: Stanbrige Earls, 12 Dec, 2 (JRMi) Max count: Botley, 29 Oct, 7 (SLB)
VC12: Earliest: Church Crookham, 06 Oct, 1 (DDim) Latest: Chilbolton, 23 Nov, 1 (SLE) Max count: Teg Down, Winchester, 09 Nov, 7 (CKn)

73.191 2264a Southern Chestnut Agrochola haematidea (Duponchel, 1827) - RDB2
A vulnerable Red Data Book species, on heathland in parts of Sussex, Hampshire and Dorset. It was first discovered in Britain in West Sussex in 1990. In Hampshire first discovered in the county in 1996 at Linford, it has subsequently been found found to occur widely in the New Forest. While it may have been a new arrival in the country at that time, it may well have been previously overlooked due to its late season and short flight period, which is for only half an hour at dusk. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 32-38 mm. Distinguished from Beaded Chestnut Agrochola lychnidis by the very pointed apex and slightly smaller size. Larva feeds on flowers of Bell Heather, over-wintering as an egg.
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1114228319962018
 
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11111

Record details:
VC11: Dibden Purlieu, one, 28 Sep (RAC)

73.192 2262 Brick Agrochola circellaris (Hufnagel, 1766) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, scrubland, parks and gardens throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight most frequent in areas of mature ash, less so in localities where the larval foodplant is the catkins of sallows or poplars. Wingspan 38-42 mm. The main confusion species is Yellow-line Quaker A. macilenta, which differs in subterminal line straight and very conspicuous, sinuate in A. circellaris. Larva feeds on Wych Elm, Aspen, White Poplar, White Poplar, Sallow and Ash, over-wintering as an egg.
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1012720319512019
11791117819462019
1237342119512019
 
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Quantity
1011132
1125262
1210205

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater, one, to actinic, 15 Sep; Compton Down, one, to actinic, 14 Sep (PBa); Bonchurch, one, 09 Aug; one, 07 Nov (JHa); Haseley Manor, two, 21 Sep; Shanklin, two, 26 Oct; one, 07 Nov; one, 08 Nov; one, 10 Nov; one, 17 Nov; one, 24 Nov (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 26 Oct (SDut); Marchwood, two, 26 Oct (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 07 Nov (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 20 Sep; one, 22 Sep (SAB); Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Sep; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 16 Nov; Broughton, one, to actinic, 18 Oct; one, to actinic, 18 Oct (GCE); Botley Wood, one, 18 Sep; one, field observation, on guelder rose berries by torchlight, 23 Oct; one, 11 Dec (F.M.G.); Fareham, one, 21 Nov (ADT); one, to actinic, 17 Oct; one, to actinic, 27 Nov (MLO); Botley, one, to actinic, 19 Oct; one, to actinic, 30 Oct; one, to actinic, 08 Nov (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 22 Nov (KC); Portsmouth, one, 17 Nov (IRT); Lovedean, one, 09 Nov; one, 10 Nov; two, 12 Nov; one, 21 Nov; one, 25 Nov (ARJ);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, field observation, 29 Sep; Crawley, one, to actinic, 16 Oct (GCE); Hinton Ampner, one, 07 Nov; two, 08 Nov; four, 22 Nov; five, 23 Nov (ASD); Pamber Forest, one, 20 Oct (GJD); Alton, one, to actinic, 07 Nov (DBO); Whitehill, one, 09 Nov (ASto); Yateley*, three, 08 Nov (JHH)

73.193 2270 Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa (Haworth, 1809) - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats, including grassland, parks, downland and gardens throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight one of the commonest autumn species on downland and grassy heaths, but also found less frequently in deciduous woodland. Wingspan 32-37 mm. Variable in colour and extent of markings, but the pattern of clearly defined whitish veins and subterminal line of black dots makes this an easily recognised noctuid. Larva feeds on various grasses, including Cock's-foot, Annual Meadow-grass and Yorkshire-fog.
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Last
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10771779019512019
1178375393319492019
1220921288919512019
 
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Quantity
10751156109
11400303773
12142106953

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 10 Sep, 2 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 20 Oct, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 21 Sep, 109 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Tuckton, Bournemouth, 30 Aug, 1 (APar) Latest: Milford on Sea, 02 Nov, 2 (MMcM) Max count: Broughton, 21 Sep, 73 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Beech, 05 Sep, 1 (NDP) Latest: Hinton Ampner, 22 Oct, 1 (ASD) Max count: Beech, 21 Sep, 53 (NDP)

73.194 2258 Chestnut Conistra vaccinii (Linnaeus, 1761) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 28-36 mm. Distinguished from the generally less common Dark Chestnut C. ligula by the rounded termen and rather blunt apex. Larva feeds on flowers and leaves of various deciduous trees and shrubs, including Pedunculate and Sessile Oak, Elm, Blackthorn, Hawthorn and Downy Birch, and occasionally on herbaceous plants such as Dock.
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Last
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1052399519512019
114620888719512019
122263524019502019
 
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Quantity
10481026
1119536716
1212030816

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 02 Jan, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 24 Nov, 2 (IOu) Max count: Parkhurst Forest, 16 Oct, 6 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Totton, 01 Jan, 1 (LH) Latest: Botley, 29 Feb 29 Feb, 2 (SLB) Max count: Botley Wood, 24 Jan, 16 (F.M.G.)
VC12: Earliest: Chilbolton, 05 Jan, 3 (GCE) Latest: Alton, 14 Dec, 1 (BCA) Max count: Pamber Forest, 08 Nov, 16 (GJD)

73.195 2259 Dark Chestnut Conistra ligula (Esper, 1791) - Common
Common in woodland, farmland and gardens throughout England and southern Scotland. Widespread but rather uncommon in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 31-35 mm. Distinguished from the more numerous Chestnut C. vaccinii by the shape of the termen and angle subtended by the apex, but care needs to be taken with worn individuals after they have hibernated. Larva feeds on various deciduous trees and shrubs, such as Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Sessile and Pedunculate Oak, and Sallow, and when nearly fully grown on various herbaceous plants, such as Dandelion and Dock.
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10736519502019
1157259519512019
1213314619502019
 
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Quantity
10111
1123252
1212225

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 10 Nov (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 31 Jan; one, 11 Dec (SDut); Marchwood, one, 15 Oct (CTh); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 07 Nov (JRMi); Romsey, two, 01 Feb (NRJ); Broughton, one, to actinic, 18 Oct (GCE); Botley Wood, two, field observation, on guelder rose berries and rose hips by torchlight, 23 Oct; one, 23 Oct (F.M.G. det. KJW); Fareham, one, to actinic, 08 Nov (MLO); one, 08 Nov (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 08 Jan; one, to actinic, 16 Jan; one, to actinic, 09 Oct; one, to actinic, 09 Jan; one, to actinic, 24 Jan; one, to actinic, 12 Oct; one, to actinic, 11 Nov (SLB); Portsmouth, one, 17 Nov (IRT); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 06 Nov (APar); Milford on Sea, one, 07 Nov (MMcM); Pennington, one, 22 Oct; one, 09 Nov; one, 16 Nov (RFC);
VC12: Goodworth Clatford, one, 17 Oct; Crawley, one, to actinic, 16 Oct; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 22 Oct (GCE); Axmansford, one, 22 Sep; four, 21 Oct; two, 30 Oct; one, 17 Oct (ACB); Pamber Forest, five, 20 Oct; two, 30 Oct; two, 08 Nov (GJD); Alton, one, to actinic, 17 Oct; Selborne, one, 22 Oct (CJP)

73.197 2260 Dotted Chestnut Conistra rubiginea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in woodland, wooded heathland, farmland and hedgerows in parts of England, most commonly in the south-west; increasing. In Hampshire this species appears to have become much more widespread in recent years, though still at low density: up until the 1970s, its stronghold was on the Bagshot Sands area in the north-east, but recently there have been records from across the county. On the Isle of Wight, it remains distinctly uncommon, but two in 2009 hint at an increase. Wingspan 34-40 mm. Larva feeds on Apple.
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10576818642019
1133531318002019
1223723019002019
 
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Quantity
10562
11771
12441

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 02 Apr (CHic); Shanklin, one, 23 Feb; two, 14 Mar; two, 15 Mar; one, 07 Apr (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 19 Mar (SDut); Ashley, one, 19 Feb; one, to actinic, 17 Mar (GCE); Botley Wood, one, 17 Mar (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 18 Oct (SLB); Wickham, one, 24 Apr (JRDS); Stoke Wood, Soberton, one, 08 Apr (BRP);
VC12: Crawley, one, to actinic, 18 Mar (GCE); Pamber Forest, one, 05 Apr; one, 12 Apr (GJD); Liss Forest, one, 10 Apr (RJM)

73.200 2235 Tawny Pinion Lithophane semibrunnea (Haworth, 1809) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland, parks and gardens throughout much of southern England; in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, occurs at very low density throughout, the majority being taken at light after hibernation. Wingspan 40-44 mm. The main confusion species is Pale Pinion L. hepatica, especially dark forms, but the forewing is less narrow, with slightly arched costa and no black pre-tornal streak (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on Ash.
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10352319002019
1116611619462019
12685219462019
 
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11221

Record details:
VC11: Romsey, one, 19 Apr (NRJ); Allbrook, one, 18 May (SI)

73.201 2236 Pale Pinion Lithophane socia (Hufnagel, 1766) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland and parks throughout much of England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight occurs at low density, often seen in spring after emerging from hibernation, either at light or sallow bloom. Wingspan 40-46 mm. The main confusion species is Tawny Pinion L. semibrunnea, but paler and without heavy apical streaking. Larva feeds on various trees and shrubs, including Oak, Sallow, Birch, Apple, Horse-chestnut, Bramble and White Poplar.
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1011911318002019
1157150919512019
1226226419402019
 
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Quantity
10551
11551
12221

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 11 Apr (JHa); Shanklin, one, 03 Mar; one, 08 Apr; one, 11 Apr; one, 14 May (IOu);
VC11: Ashley, one, to actinic, 26 May; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 17 Mar (GCE); Fareham, one, to actinic, 08 Apr (MLO); Botley, one, to actinic, 09 Mar; one, to actinic, 10 Mar (SLB);
VC12: Ecchinswell, one, to actinic, 25 Apr (MTa, CSu); Alton, one, to actinic, 11 Apr (BCA)

73.202 2237 Grey Shoulder-knot Lithophane ornitopus (Hufnagel, 1766) - Common
Common in oak woodland, broad-leaved woodland and parks throughout much of southern England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight following a period of scarcity during the post-War years, this species has recovered quite well and is now not uncommon in oak woodland in all three vice-counties. In the New Forest it reportedly can often be found resting on pine trunks in mixed woodland. Wingspan 37-42 mm. The most likely confusion species is Blair's Shoulder-knot L. leautieri, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak.
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1012912019512019
1198894819452019
1230931219512019
 
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Quantity
10100
1114131
12991

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 24 Jan (CHic);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 24 Feb (RBW); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 28 Sep (JRMi); Romsey, one, 21 Mar (MB); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 19 Feb (GCE); Romsey, one, 15 Mar; one, 25 Mar (NRJ); Broughton, one, to actinic, 18 Oct (GCE); Botley Wood, one, 13 Mar (F.M.G.); Botley, one, to actinic, 20 Dec (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 25 Nov (KC); Lovedean, one, 23 Feb; one, 24 Mar; one, 22 Oct (ARJ); Pennington, one, 23 Oct (RFC);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 04 Apr (GCE); one, to actinic, 08 Oct (SLE det. GCE); Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 17 Oct; one, 17 Oct; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 22 Oct (GCE); Hinton Ampner, one, 23 Nov (ASD); Beech, one, 18 Oct (NDP); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 22 Feb; one, 08 Nov (ASto)

73.206 2240 Blair's Shoulder-knot Lithophane leautieri (Boisduval, 1829) - Common
Common in coniferous woodland, plantations, parks and gardens throughout much of England and Wales. First recorded nationally on the Isle of Wight in 1951, rapidly spreading northwards: in Sussex, first two in 1954, common by 1957; in Dorset, 1959 and soon plentiful; in Surrey, first in 1960, widespread by 1978; in north Hampshire, one at Whitehill, 1960 and widely in south Hampshire from 1965 onwards; north Wiltshire, 1969. Since then its spread has accelerated, reaching west to Cornwall and South Wales, north through the Midlands to Warwickshire and Leicestershire, east to Kent and Suffolk. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight it is now one of the commonest autumn moths, benefiting from the widespread planting of Cypress trees in gardens and parks. Wingspan 40-45 mm. The most likely confusion species is Grey Shoulder-knot L. ornitopus which is lighter grey, has broader and rounder wings, a furcate basal dash, and terminal fascia composed of black dots (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on flowers and leaves of Monterey Cypress, Lawson's Cypress and Leyland Cypress, over-wintering as an egg.
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Last
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1021633719512019
113250788619512019
12652113219512019
 
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Quantity
10882
1153665
12771

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Bay, one, 13 Oct (SDa); Cranmore, to actinic, 09 Oct (CHic); St Lawrence: Salem Close, one, to actinic, 26 Sep (PBa); Shanklin, one, 07 Oct; one, 14 Oct; two, 16 Oct; one, 20 Oct; one, 17 Nov (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 10 Oct; one, 04 Nov; one, 11 Nov (SDut); Marchwood, one, 15 Oct; one, 06 Nov (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 19 Oct (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 19 Oct; one, 20 Oct (SAB); Totton, one, 08 Nov (LH); Romsey, one, 16 Oct (MB); Allbrook, one, to actinic, 16 Oct; one, to actinic, 17 Oct (SI); Winchester, two, 16 Oct (THW); Fareham, one, 17 Nov (IMcP); one, to actinic, 11 Oct; one, to actinic, 17 Oct; one, to actinic, 10 Nov (MLO); one, 10 Oct; one, 20 Oct (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 24 Sep; two, to actinic, 02 Oct; three, to actinic, 03 Oct; three, to actinic, 09 Oct; one, to actinic, 20 Oct; one, to actinic, 23 Oct; two, to actinic, 02 Oct; one, to actinic, 03 Oct; one, to actinic, 05 Oct; two, to actinic, 06 Oct; one, to actinic, 17 Oct; one, to actinic, 18 Oct; one, to actinic, 05 Nov; one, to actinic, 13 Nov; one, to actinic, 14 Nov (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 24 Sep (KC); Portsmouth, two, 20 Oct (IRT); Lovedean, one, 08 Nov (ARJ); Northney, Hayling Island, 23 Oct; 25 Oct (JWP); Horndean, one, to actinic, 09 Oct (PHog); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 04 Oct (JSw); Milford on Sea, one, 16 Oct; one, 18 Oct; one, 17 Nov (MMcM); Pennington, one, 04 Oct; two, 05 Oct; one, 09 Oct; one, 16 Oct; five, 17 Oct; three, 19 Oct; one, 22 Oct; one, 23 Oct; one, 07 Nov (RFC);
VC12: Harestock, one, to actinic, 12 Oct; one, to actinic, 11 Nov (GRog); Alton, one, to actinic, 18 Oct (NDP); Whitehill, one, 07 Oct; one, 08 Oct; one, 18 Oct; one, 21 Oct (ASto)

73.210 2256 Satellite Eupsilia transversa (Hufnagel, 1766) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, scrub, parks, gardens and moorland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 40-46 mm. Diagnostic field character is the two small satellite dots close to the reniform stigmata. Larva feeds on the foliage of broad-leaved trees and shrubs, and, as it approaches maturity, on various insects, including aphids and the larvae of other moth species.
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Last
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1019621719512019
111521201019492019
12913125319512019
 
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Quantity
1010122
1142576
12365918

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 26 Feb; one, 01 Apr (JHa); Upper Hyde, larva, one, field observation, 18 May; America Wood, larva, two, field observation, 11 May; larva, one, field observation, 18 May; Shanklin, one, field observation, 02 Dec; two, 03 Mar; one, 07 Oct; one, 19 Oct; Sandpit Copse, larva, one, field observation, 20 May (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 17 Oct; one, 26 Oct (SDut); Woodlands, New Forest, 18 Oct (RBW); Ashurst, NF, 08 Apr; one, 07 Apr (SAB); Lee, one, 17 Oct (CTh); Romsey, one, 18 Sep (MB); Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 14 Mar; Ashley, two, 19 Feb (GCE); Romsey, one, 17 Mar; one, 02 Apr; one, 10 Apr; one, 15 Nov (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 14 Mar; one, to actinic, 14 Mar; Broughton, two, to actinic, 18 Oct (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, 07 Nov (RAC); Allbrook, one, 04 Apr (SI); Botley Wood, six, 24 Jan; one, 13 Mar; three, 23 Oct (F.M.G.); three, field observation, on guelder rose and hawthorn berries and rose hips by torchlight, 23 Oct (MLO); five, 11 Dec (F.M.G.); Fareham, one, 24 Mar (ADT); one, 20 Oct (IMcP); one, to actinic, 08 Nov (MLO); Botley, one, to actinic, 31 Jan; one, to actinic, 22 Feb; one, to actinic, 12 Oct; one, to actinic, 27 Oct; one, to actinic, 25 Jan; one, to actinic, 04 Feb; one, to actinic, 17 Feb; one, to actinic, 15 Nov (SLB); Wickham Common, two, 07 Feb (F.M.G.); Lovedean, one, 18 Mar; one, 23 Oct; one, 07 Nov; one, 09 Nov; one, 17 Nov (ARJ); West Meon, one, 16 Oct (F.M.G.); Horndean, one, to actinic, 07 Nov (PHog);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 13 Oct (SLE); one, to actinic, 08 Nov; Goodworth Clatford, one, 17 Oct (GCE); Andover, two, 25 Feb (GSD); Wherwell, one, to actinic, 17 Oct; Crawley, one, to actinic, 17 Nov; one, to actinic, 18 Mar; one, to actinic, 18 Mar; one, to actinic, 17 Sep; Sparsholt, one, to actinic, 18 Mar; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 22 Oct; one, to actinic, 22 Oct; two, to actinic, 22 Oct; one, to actinic, 22 Oct (GCE); Hinton Ampner, one, 24 Oct; one, 11 Nov; one, 22 Nov (ASD); Ecchinswell, one, 04 Apr (MJN); Axmansford, one, 17 Oct (ACB); Beech, one, 10 Oct; three, 18 Oct (NDP); Pamber Forest, one, 20 Oct; one, 30 Oct; 1, 08 Nov; one, 11 Dec (GJD); Alton, one, to actinic, 19 Feb (BCA); one, to actinic, 11 Apr; one, to actinic, 07 Nov (DBO); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 22 Feb; one, to actinic, 23 Feb; two, to actinic, 05 Apr; one, 19 Oct; one, 21 Oct; two, 08 Nov (ASto); Church Crookham, one, to actinic, 08 Oct (DDim); Yateley, one, 16 Apr (JHH)

73.212 2311 Double Kidney Ipimorpha retusa (Linnaeus, 1761) - Local
Local in damp woodland, fens, marshes, and along river-banks throughout much of England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread though not usually very common. Wingspan 26-32 mm. The most likely confusion species is Olive I. subtusa, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Sallow, Eared Willow, Grey Willow, Goat Willow and Black Poplar, over-wintering as an egg.
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10565919302019
1150347219472019
1210410919472018
 
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11552
12111

Record details:
VC11: East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug; two, to actinic, 10 Aug (GCE); Wickham Common, one, 20 Jul (KC); Lymington, one, to light, 04 Aug (ASH); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa);
VC12: Axmansford, one, 13 Jul (ACB)

73.213 2312 Olive Ipimorpha subtusa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland, marshes, river-banks, gravel pits, gardens and parks throughout England, Wales and southern Scotland; widespread but only locally common across most of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 28-34 mm. The main confusion species is Double Kidney I. retusa, but I. subtusa has distinctly convex subterminal fascia (straight in I. retusa) and much less pointed apex than I. retusa. Larva feeds high up in Aspen, Black Poplar and White Poplar trees, over-wintering as an egg.
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10251118932018
1132135719512019
1212210819512018
 
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10100
11111
12441

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 24 Jun (CHic);
VC11: Wickham Common, one, 20 Jul (KC);
VC12: Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 12 Jul (GCE); Ecchinswell, one, 31 Jul (MJN); Preston Candover, one, 07 Aug (MJW); Yateley, one, 08 Aug (JHH)

73.215 2316 Lesser-spotted Pinion Cosmia affinis (Linnaeus, 1767) - Local
Local in woodland and hedgerows throughout much of southern England and Wales, south of a line from the Mersey to the Wash. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight Dutch elm disease has played havoc with the population of this elm-feeding species; formerly fairly widespread and not uncommon locally where there were tall elms but it has now all but disappeared. Wingspan 28-35 mm. The most likely confusion species is Lunar-spotted Pinion C. pyralina, which see for differences. Larva feeds on English Elm, Small-leaved Elm and Wych Elm, over-wintering as an egg.
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10362118562018
11725219512018
12352419512019
 
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Quantity
11221
12111

Record details:
VC11: Wickham, one, 07 Aug (F.M.G.); Pennington, one, 31 Jul (RFC);
VC12: Fleet, one, 01 Aug (MHals)

73.216 2318 Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in woodland, gardens and hedgerows throughout the British Isles; very widespread and common across most of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 28-38 mm. Very variable in colour, but general pattern of cross-lines always discernible, making the species generally easy to recognise. Larva polyphagous on various broad-leaved trees and shrubs including Elm, Oak, Birch, Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Hazel, Willow and Field Maple, and on the larvae of other moths, most notably on Winter Moth, but possibly also cannibalistic, over-wintering as an egg.
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Last
Record
10790236219512019
117063146392002019
122597899119512019
 
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Quantity
10358214
1114621011
1216143628

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 20 Jun, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 23 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 09 Aug, 14 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Fareham, 13 Jun, 1 (ADT) Latest: Fareham, 16 Aug, 1 (KJW) Max count: Kings Somborne, 15 Jul, 11 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Barton Stacey, 22 Jun, 2 (GCE) Latest: Pamber Forest, 02 Sep, 1 (GJD) Max count: Crawley, 21 Jul, 28 (GCE)

73.217 2319 Lunar-spotted Pinion Cosmia pyralina ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in hedgerows, scrub, woodland, parks and gardens throughout much of southern England, north to Merseyside and Humberside. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight still widespread and moderately common, although has declined due to the ravages of Dutch Elm Disease. Wingspan 29-34 mm. The main confusion species is Lesser-spotted Pinion C. affinis; in C. pyralina the costa is relatively more arched, and the hindwing paler, without a dark border, so that the cilia contrast less with the rest of the wing (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva polyphagous on many deciduous trees and shrubs, favouring elm, and over-wintering as an egg.
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Last
Record
1016625518562019
1142142519512019
1218318119512018
 
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Quantity
10991
11331
12474

Record details:
VC10: Ningwood Common, one, to actinic, 16 Jun (JMar); Kingston, one, 01 Jul; one, 16 Jul; one, 29 Jul (ENes); Wheelers Bay, one, 09 Aug (ABu); Bonchurch, one, 24 Jun; one, 12 Jul; one, 16 Aug (JHa); Shanklin, one, 30 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Romsey, one, 06 Aug (MB); Titchfield Haven NNR, one, 17 Jul (F.M.G. det. KJW); Wickham Common, one, 06 Jul (KC);
VC12: Barton Stacey, four, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 25 Jun (GCE)

73.219 2269 Centre-barred Sallow Atethmia centrago (Haworth, 1809) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, hedgerows and gardens throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Wingspan 32-38 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on flower buds of Ash, preferring isolated, mature trees.
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Last
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10858019432019
111092140319492019
1247082719512019
 
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Quantity
102911415
11941618
1221344

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 04 Sep, 1 (IOu) Latest: Walter's Copse, Newtown, 22 Sep, 1 (PBa) Max count: Freshwater, 18 Sep, 15 (PBa)
VC11: Earliest: Allbrook, 26 Aug, 1 (SI) Latest: Stanbrige Earls, 28 Sep, 2 (JRMi) Max count: Allbrook, 08 Sep, 8 (SI)
VC12: Earliest: Yateley, 24 Aug, 2 (JHH) Latest: Bullington, 20 Sep, 1 (GCE) Max count: Ecchinswell, 07 Sep, 4 (MJN)

73.220 2225 Minor Shoulder-knot Brachylomia viminalis (Fabricius, [1777]) - Common
Common in damp woodland, marshes, fens and gardens throughout the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan;. Well distributed across much of Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 29-35 mm. Potential confusion species all lack basal streak on forewing and emerge earlier in the year. Larva feeds on most species of Sallow, amongst which the larvae are often common in the spun shoots, over-wintering as an egg.
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Last
Record
1024580518562019
111159196018812019
1235768319492019
 
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Quantity
10255
11541
1213174

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, five, 07 Aug (IOu); Cranmore, to actinic, 13 Jun (CHic);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 24 Jun (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 02 Jul (RBW); Stockbridge Down NT, one, to actinic, 19 Jun; one, to actinic, 19 Jun; one, to actinic, 19 Jun (GCE);
VC12: Axmansford, one, 13 Jul (ACB); Basingstoke, one, 26 Jun (MJW); Pamber Forest, one, 14 Jun; one, 17 Jun; one, 23 Jun; two, 01 Jul; four, 03 Jul (GJD); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 20 Jun; two, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 27 Jun (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 10 Jul (ASw); Yateley, one, 23 Jun (JHH)

73.221 2268 Suspected Parastichtis suspecta (Hübner, [1817]) - Local
Local in fens, damp woodland, scrubby heathland and moorland throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire this species occurs in birch-heath country, mainly in the New Forest and the north-east. There are two records from the Isle of Wight, one very old. Wingspan 29-34 mm. Easily overlooked amongst the far more numerous rustic and minor species of high summer, but candidates can usually be picked out from these on the basis of size and wing-shape — look for a slightly arched costa, rounded termen, and somewhat pointed apex — rather variable in colour and intensity of markings, but often variable shades of red, with finely white-edged reniform and orbicular stigmata, and dentate black cross-lines often reduced or faint. Larva feeds on Silver and Downy Birch, and Sallow, over-wintering as an egg.
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Last
Record
104518972019
1151467419512019
1214622719512019
 
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Quantity
11782
12662

Record details:
VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 09 Jul; two, to actinic, 09 Jul (GCE); Allbrook, one, 24 Jun (SI); Wickham, one, 04 Jul; one, 05 Jul; one, 09 Jul; one, 14 Jul (JRDS);
VC12: Crawley, one, to actinic, 12 Aug (GCE); Beech, one, 14 Jul (NDP); Liss, two, 07 Aug (LBe); Liss Forest, one, field observation, 05 Jul (RJM); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Fleet, one, 15 Jul (MHals)

73.222 2314 Dingy Shears Apterogenum ypsillon ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in damp woodland, marshes and fens throughout much of England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight scattered through the three vice-counties, mainly along the river valleys. Wingspan 32-42 mm. Characterised by the pale, sinuous subterminal line, often edged basally by two or more moderately distinct, dark wedge-shaped spots (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on catkins and leaves of Eared Willow, Grey Willow, Goat Willow, Sallow, Black Poplar and White Poplar, over-wintering as an egg.
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Record
1028718562018
1170075319512019
1222729619402019
 
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Quantity
11551

Record details:
VC11: Fareham, one, 25 Jun; one, 26 Jun (KJW); Portsmouth, one, 15 Jun (IRT); Lovedean, one, 12 Jun; one, 13 Jun (ARJ)

73.223 2246a Oak Rustic Dryobota labecula (Esper, 1788) - Rare migrant
This species was found in Jersey in 1991 and is now established on Evergreen (Holm) Oak in the Channel Islands. First recorded in Britain at Freshwater, Isle of Wight, on 15 October 1999, and now annual in Freshwater and Ventnor in reasonable numbers, although only one confirmed larval record exists, from Fort Victoria in 2006; subsequently appearing in mainland Hampshire on 15 October 2005, and increasingly thereafter along the south coast: there have been two larval records to 2015. Wingspan 30-32 mm. The main confusion species are certain forms of Common Rustic Mesapamea secalis and Lesser Common Rustic Mesapamea didyma, but Oak Rustic usually has orange (occasionally white) reniform stigmata and flies very late in the season.
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Record
1015983319992019
1116522720052019
121120112011
 
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Quantity
107147
11431

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Bay, one, 18 Oct; one, 22 Nov (SDa); Bonchurch, one, 07 Nov; seven, 08 Nov; two, 11 Dec (JHa); Shanklin, one, 19 Oct; one, 08 Nov (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest*, 09 Nov (RBW); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 07 Nov (JRMi); Botley, one, to actinic, 29 Oct (SLB); Milford on Sea, one, 07 Nov (MMcM)

73.224 2247 Merveille du Jour Griposia aprilina (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, especially mature oak woods, parks, hedgerows and gardens throughout the British Isles; still widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 42-52 mm. Similar in general appearance to Scarce Merveille du Jour Moma alpium, but flies much later in the year, and is less heavily marked with black. Larva feeds on flowers and leaves of Oak, over-wintering as an egg; in spring the larvae can be found by day, wedged into crevices in the bark of old oak trees.
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Record
Last
Record
1017728719302019
111513224419512019
1233541019512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1012174
11851225
1233545

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 20 Apr, 1 (IOu) Latest: Freshwater Bay, 07 Nov, 1 (SDa) Max count: Shanklin, 14 Oct, 4 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: East Tytherley, 14 Sep, 1 (GCE) Latest: Marchwood, 17 Nov, 1 (CTh) Max count: Romsey, 07 Nov, 5 (MB)
VC12: Earliest: Whitehill, 05 Oct, 1 (ASto) Latest: Crawley, 17 Nov, 1 (GCE) Max count: Axmansford, 17 Oct, 5 (ACB)

73.225 2248 Brindled Green Dryobotodes eremita (Fabricius, 1775) - Common
Common wherever there are oak trees, in broad-leaved woodland, parks and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and reasonably common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 32-39 mm. A regular visitor to light traps in autumn, usually in small numbers. Larva feeds on buds and leaves of Pedunculate and Sessile Oak.
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Last
Record
1016628619512019
111712234619462019
1251990219512019
 
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Quantity
109144
1161885
1232506

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Cranmore, 10 Sep, 0 (CHic) Latest: Shanklin, 22 Oct, 1 (IOu) Max count: Walter's Copse, Newtown, 22 Sep, 4 (PBa)
VC11: Earliest: Lovedean, 11 Sep, 1 (ARJ) Latest: Lovedean, 20 Oct, 1 (ARJ) Max count: East Tytherley, 14 Sep, 5 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Axmansford, 05 Sep, 4 (ACB) Latest: Hinton Ampner, 22 Oct, 1 (ASD) Max count: Axmansford, 22 Sep, 6 (ACB)

73.227 2248b Sombre Brocade Dichonioxa tenebrosa (Esper, 1789) - Migrant
Very rare immigrant from southern Europe, appearing in Guernsey at Icart Point on 3 October 2006, since when it has become quite regular there. Recorded for the first time on mainland Britain at Durlston CP, Dorset, on 12 October 2008, with four at the same site between 29 September 2009 and 10 October 2009, suggesting that the species may be breeding locally. In Hampshire recorded for the first time at Sandy Point, Hayling, on 28 September 2010, the sixth British record (and still the only mainland record to date); on the Isle of Wight, it was first seen in 2012, and then underwent a remarkable transformation of status: after four in 2013, there have been 40 further records to the end of 2020, suggesting local breeding in the Bonchurch / Ventnor area. Wingspan 36-40 mm. Much darker and larger than Brindled Green D. eremita and appears very much later than Dark Brocade Blepharita adusta, from which distinguished by its generally smaller size, lack of white scaling in the reniform stigma, less angled forewing termen, and well-defined, curved postmedian line on the hindwing. Larva feeds on Evergreen Oak, no evidence of breeding in the UK.
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10415420122019
111120102010
 
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10463

Record details:
VC10: St Lawrence: Salem Close, one, to actinic, 26 Sep (PBa); Wheelers Bay, one, 16 Sep (ABu); Bonchurch, one, 07 Sep; three, 26 Sep (JHa)

73.229 2251 Flame Brocade Trigonophora flammea (Esper, 1785) - Migrant
Established, probably by prior immigration, from at least 1855 to about 1892; thereafter an occasional immigrant from northern Europe, appearing in southern England, in some years arriving in sufficient numbers to breed, in very small numbers. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight this species remains an extremely scarce migrant to southern coasts, but is being reported with increasing regularity, and following the influx of 2011 it is known to have established a small breeding presence in Dorset and East Sussex. Wingspan 45-53 mm. Larva feeds on Lesser Celandine, Meadow Buttercup, Blackthorn and Broom.
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10566219902018
11242419682015
 
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10221

Record details:
VC10: one, 20 Oct; one, 22 Oct (JHa)

73.230 2230 Feathered Brindle Aporophyla australis (Boisduval, 1829) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) on shingle beaches, sand-dunes and sea cliffs, along the coasts of southern and south-eastern England from Cornwall to Suffolk and, locally, on the southern slopes of the South Downs. On the Isle of Wight, common on the Freshwater cliffs. In Hampshire there have been two records, at Southsea in September 1988, and Hengistbury Head (in the Dorset section of vice-county 11) in October 1996. Wingspan 36-42 mm. The dark form ingenua could be confused with Deep-brown Dart A. lutulenta, which flies at the same time, sometimes on the same ground, but in A. lutulenta the forewing is more ample, with pointed apex; the median fascia is darker than the adjacent areas and the fringe is not chequered (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Sea Campion, Common Sorrel, Bramble and Wood Sage.
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Last
Record
106613718562017
118419812016
 
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Quantity
1013528

Record details:
VC10: Headon Warren, one, to actinic, 17 Sep (PBa); West High Down Quarry, six, to light, 08 Sep (IOu); Freshwater, one, 14 Sep (DBW); Freshwater Bay, one, 14 Sep (SDa); four, to actinic, 15 Sep; three, to actinic, 17 Sep; seven, to actinic, 19 Sep; four, to actinic, 21 Sep; Freshwater, one, to actinic, 20 Sep; Compton Down, eight, to actinic, 13 Sep; six, to actinic, 14 Sep; seven, to actinic, 20 Sep; Brook Down, three, to actinic, 19 Sep (PBa)

73.231 2231 Deep-brown Dart Aporophyla lutulenta ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common on calcareous grassland, rough meadows, downland, heathland, sand-dunes and gardens throughout England; wanderers do turn up some distance from known colonies, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Fairly well distributed and common in Hampshire, but restricted on the Isle of Wight to the western tip. Wingspan 38-42 mm. Recently split from the somewhat similar Northern Deep-brown Dart A. lueneburgensis, from which geographically separated and, on average, smaller and more black than brown. Larva feeds on Broad-leaved Dock, Common Sorrel, Sheep's Sorrel and other herbaceous plants, and various grasses.
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Last
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10435219002018
11843124119492019
1216025819512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1010123
11791388
1211142

Record details:
VC10: Totland, one, 19 Sep (RTe); Freshwater Bay, one, to actinic, 19 Sep; three, to actinic, 21 Sep; Freshwater, one, to actinic, 23 Sep; one, to actinic, 18 Sep; one, to actinic, 14 Sep; Compton Down, two, to actinic, 20 Sep (PBa); Cranmore, to actinic, 22 Sep (CHic); St Lawrence: Salem Close, one, to actinic, 26 Sep (PBa); Shanklin, one, 16 Oct (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 12 Sep (SDut); Woodlands, New Forest, 11 Sep (RBW); Ashurst, NF, two, 15 Sep; two, 22 Sep (SAB); Lee, one, 17 Oct (CTh); East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 14 Sep (GCE); Romsey, two, 20 Sep; two, 16 Oct (MB); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 22 Sep (GCE); Romsey, one, 18 Sep; one, 10 Oct (NRJ); Broughton, three, to actinic, 21 Sep; two, to actinic, 21 Sep; two, to actinic, 21 Sep; four, to actinic, 21 Sep; two, to actinic, 21 Sep; five, to actinic, 21 Sep; two, to actinic, 21 Sep; three, to actinic, 21 Sep; Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Sep; one, to actinic, 22 Sep (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, 27 Sep; one, 29 Sep; one, 27 Sep; one, 28 Sep; one, 29 Sep (RAC); Botley Wood, one, 18 Sep (F.M.G. det. RJD); Fareham, one, ♀ , 17 Sep; one, 02 Oct (KJW); Botley, two, to actinic, 15 Sep; two, to actinic, 19 Sep; one, to actinic, 20 Sep; one, to actinic, 21 Sep; one, to actinic, 24 Sep; one, to actinic, 25 Sep; three, to actinic, 26 Sep; five, to actinic, 27 Sep; three, to actinic, 28 Sep; two, to actinic, 29 Sep; one, to actinic, 30 Sep; one, to actinic, 02 Oct; one, to actinic, 03 Oct; one, to actinic, 07 Oct; two, to actinic, 10 Oct; two, to actinic, 15 Oct; one, to actinic, 16 Oct; one, to actinic, 17 Sep; five, to actinic, 18 Sep; two, to actinic, 19 Sep; eight, to actinic, 20 Sep; three, to actinic, 28 Sep; four, to actinic, 29 Sep; one, to actinic, 30 Sep; one, to actinic, 01 Oct; three, to actinic, 02 Oct; three, to actinic, 03 Oct; two, to actinic, 05 Oct; one, to actinic, 06 Oct; one, to actinic, 07 Oct; three, to actinic, 08 Oct; two, to actinic, 10 Oct; two, to actinic, 11 Oct; one, to actinic, 12 Oct; one, to actinic, 13 Oct; one, to actinic, 14 Oct; three, to actinic, 16 Oct; one, to actinic, 17 Oct; one, to actinic, 21 Oct; one, to actinic, 23 Oct (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 15 Sep (KC); Wickham, one, 07 Sep (JRDS); Lovedean, one, 21 Sep; one, 22 Sep; one, 28 Sep; one, 29 Sep (ARJ); Northney, Hayling Island, 20 Sep (JWP); Pennington, one, 19 Sep; one, 21 Sep; two, 28 Sep (RFC);
VC12: Harestock, one, to actinic, 20 Sep (GRog); Burghclere, two, 19 Sep (PBl); Beech, one, 14 Sep; two, 16 Sep; one, 21 Sep; Alton, one, to actinic, 07 Sep (NDP); Whitehill, two, 15 Sep; one, 21 Sep; one, 28 Sep; one, 07 Oct (ASto); Fleet, one, 02 Oct (MHals)

73.233 2232 Black Rustic Aporophyla nigra (Haworth, 1809) - Common
Common on heathland, moorland, calcareous grassland, roadside verges, gardens and woodland rides throughout most of the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 40-46 mm. Larva feeds on various woody and herbaceous plants, including Tufted Hair-grass, Heather, Clover and Dock.
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Last
Record
10562215419512019
1151651388119492019
121498621419512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10358912
1127763112
1210021810

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Freshwater Bay, 17 Sep, 1 (PBa) Latest: Bonchurch, 11 Dec, 1 (JHa) Max count: Shanklin, 16 Oct, 12 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: West Walk, 01 Jun, 1 (KJW) Latest: Marchwood, 20 Nov, 1 (CTh) Max count: Botley, 23 Sep, 12 (SLB)
VC12: Earliest: Whitehill, 11 Sep, 1 (ASto) Latest: Hinton Ampner, 08 Nov, 1 (ASD) Max count: Goodworth Clatford, 17 Oct, 10 (GCE)

73.234 2229 Brindled Ochre Dasypolia templi (Thunberg, 1792) - Local
Local on grassland, sea cliffs, sand-dunes, upland grassland, moorland and sand-dunes throughout much of Scotland, northern England and south-western England, predominantly coastal, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. The species is almost entirely coastal in southern England, but it occurs also inland from the north Midlands northward; in the southern part of the range it is always found in association with rocks, but further north it is more generally distributed, and in Scotland becomes progressively more common from south to north, abundant in Orkney and Shetland (MBGBI Vol 10). In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight there is an established population in the Freshwater area of the Island, and a scattering of records in south-west Hampshire. Wingspan 40-56 mm. Larva feeds on Hogweed and Wild Angelica.
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10517518752019
1114519512001
 
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10111

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Bay, one, 18 Oct (SDa)

73.235 2255 Feathered Ranunculus Polymixis lichenea (Hübner, [1813]) - Local
Local on sea cliffs, sand-dunes, shingle beaches and grassy slopes, on the coast of England and Wales. In Hampshire fairly common in the south and on the Isle of Wight, but very uncommon in the north. Wingspan 39-43 mm. Can only be confused with Black-banded P. xanthomista or Large Ranunculus P. flavicincta, which see. Larva feeds on Hound's-tongue, Sea Plantain, Thrift and Biting Stonecrop.
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Last
Record
10448138018562019
112516702219472019
12151219792008
 
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Quantity
1027729
118917212

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 12 Sep, 1 (JHa) Latest: Freshwater Bay, 07 Nov, 3 (SDa) Max count: Ventnor, 27 Oct, 9 (JPat)
VC11: Earliest: Dibden Purlieu, 02 Sep, 1 (RAC) Latest: Southsea, 01 Nov, 1 (JGe) Max count: Portsmouth, 22 Oct, 12 (IRT)

73.237 2252 Large Ranunculus Polymixis flavicincta ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in gardens, waste ground, damp meadows and rough ground throughout much of southern England and Wales. In Hampshire previously very local and by no means common, except in the Alton/Selborne area, but in recent years has become a relatively common autumn moth, perhaps indicating a recent range expansion and growth in population. On the Isle of Wight, remains extremely uncommon. Wingspan 42-52 mm. Larva feeds on Dandelion, Rosebay Willowherb, Red Valerian and Common Ragwort, over-wintering as an egg.
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Record
Last
Record
1010819082019
1118119619512019
1256186519482019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
11221
1212153

Record details:
VC11: Fareham, one, ♂, 28 Sep (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 05 Oct (SLB);
VC12: Burghclere, one, 19 Sep (PBl); Overton, three, 29 Sep (MSi); Axmansford, one, to artificial light, 06 Oct (ACB); Alton, one, to actinic, 17 Sep (DBO); one, to actinic, 18 Sep (CJP); Whitehill, one, 15 Sep; two, 19 Sep; one, 22 Sep; one, 28 Sep; one, 05 Oct; one, 08 Oct (ASto); Farnborough, one, 05 Oct (KBW)

Hadeninae

73.241 2179 Pine Beauty Panolis flammea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in coniferous and mixed woodland, plantations, parks and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 32-40 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on needles of Scots, Corsican, Lodgepole and Maritime Pine, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas.
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Last
Record
10775918562019
111257152219502019
1233138319512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10441
1130344
1216306

Record details:
VC10: Cowes, one, to actinic, 08 Apr (DNor); Rookley, one, to actinic, 10 Apr; one, to actinic, 12 Apr (JBa); Shanklin, one, 16 Apr (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 08 Apr (SDut); Marchwood, one, 22 Apr (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 16 Apr (RBW); Ashurst, NF, two, 27 Apr (CJo); one, 05 Apr; one, 17 Apr; one, 20 Apr; four, 21 Apr; one, 22 Apr; one, 23 Apr; one, 24 Apr; one, 25 Apr; one, 15 May; one, 21 May (SAB); Ashurst, one, 26 Apr (NSK); Romsey, one, 05 May (SLay); one, 08 Apr; one, 10 Apr; one, 16 Apr (MB); one, 10 Apr (NRJ); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 04 Apr; one, to actinic, 12 Apr; one, to actinic, 20 Apr; one, to actinic, 15 May; one, to actinic, 16 May (RAC); Botley Wood, one, 13 Mar (F.M.G.); Catisfield, one, 01 Apr; one, 22 Apr (ALR); Burton, nr Christchurch, two, 15 Apr (JSw); Pennington, one, 20 May (RFC);
VC12: Liss Forest, one, 03 Apr; one, 05 Apr; three, 10 Apr; one, 13 Apr; six, 17 Apr; one, 25 Apr (RJM); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 08 Apr; one, to actinic, 10 Apr; four, to actinic, 11 Apr; one, to actinic, 16 Apr; two, to actinic, 22 Apr; one, to actinic, 27 Apr; two, to actinic, 16 May (ASto); Church Crookham, three, to actinic, 11 Apr; one, to actinic, 24 Apr (DDim); Yateley, one, 21 Apr (JHH)

73.242 2188 Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta (Hufnagel, 1766) - Common
Common in woodland, gardens and wherever there are oak trees throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 32-42 mm. Very variable and often a pitfall for beginners, but usually shows a series of three small blotches on forewing, lying just inside the subterminal fascia, one on the costa, one on the dorsum and one in between; a common species which, with experience, is easily recognisable by the diagnostic wing shape. Larva feeds on Sessile and Pedunculate Oak and various species of Willow, as well as a wide variety of deciduous trees and shrubs, including Silver and Downy Birch, Hawthorn, Hazel, Elm and Lime, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
Record
1042197019512019
1159141732119512019
122364749019512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1033454
1112921015
12641038

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 16 Mar, 1 (IOu) Latest: Rookley, 30 May, 1 (JBa) Max count: Shanklin, 12 Apr, 4 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Botley, 31 Jan, 1 (SLB) Latest: Horndean, 27 May, 1 (PHog) Max count: Kings Somborne, 14 Mar, 15 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Whitehill, 10 Mar, 1 (ASto) Latest: Axmansford, 09 May, 1 (ACB) Max count: Chilbolton, 17 Mar, 8 (GCE)

73.243 2183 Blossom Underwing Orthosia miniosa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in oak woodland and mature hedgerows throughout much of southern England and Wales, north to Cumbria, also appearing as a migrant in the south. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight reported from scattered localities, and can be locally fairly common, for example in the New Forest, with some records relating to immigration. Wingspan 32-38 mm. The main confusion species, Common Quaker O. cerasi, has subterminal line complete and pale; upper stigmata clearly outlined whitish; median fascia, when present, narrow and dark; hindwing fuscous (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on Sessile Oak and Pedunculate Oak; also polyphagous on various herbaceous plants, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
Record
10587518002014
1143848819402019
12908319402019
 
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Quantity
10211

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 24 Mar (CHic); Wheelers Bay, one, 13 Apr (ABu)

73.244 2187 Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi (Fabricius, 1775) - Common
Common often abundant, in a wide range of low-land habitats, including woodland and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 34-40 mm. A very common early spring visitor to light traps, distinguished from the equally common Small Quaker O. cruda by the relatively large size and large orbicular stigma; and from Blossom Underwing O. miniosa by its complete and pale, upper stigmata clearly outlined whitish, median fascia, when present, narrow and dark, and hindwing fuscous (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on various herbaceous trees and shrubs, including Oak, Sallow, Birch, Elm, Hawthorn and Hazel, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
Record
101148728319512019
11113028521419512019
1235963144719512019
 
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Quantity
1012350026
1137987420
1212342619

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 19 Jan, 1 (JHa) Latest: Bonchurch, 15 Jun, 3 (JHa) Max count: Bonchurch, 24 Apr, 26 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 07 Jan, 1 (NRJ) Latest: Botley, 29 Feb 29 Feb, 1 (SLB) Max count: Romsey, 11 Mar, 20 (NRJ)
VC12: Earliest: Alton, 07 Feb, 1 (BCA) Latest: Chilbolton, 29 Feb 29 Feb, 1 (GCE) Max count: Crawley, 18 Mar, 19 (GCE)

73.245 2182 Small Quaker Orthosia cruda ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, areas with scattered trees and heathland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and extremely common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, especially during warm dry springs. Wingspan 28-32 mm. A very common early spring visitor to light traps, where the small size and relatively small orbicular stigma easily distinguishes O. cruda from the equally common Common Quaker O. cerasi, and less frequent Blossom Underwing O. miniosa. Larva feeds on Pedunculate and Sessile Oak, Downy Birch, Hazel, Sallow and Field Maple.
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Record
Last
Record
10427331519512019
1156366782019492019
1222083484619512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1035667
1112331021
127030948

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 20 Feb, 1 (IOu) Latest: Bonchurch, 24 Apr, 1 (JHa) Max count: Shanklin, 14 Mar, 7 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Botley, 18 Feb, 1 (SLB) Latest: Brockwood, 27 May, 2 (SDut) Max count: Botley Wood, 13 Mar, 21 (F.M.G.)
VC12: Earliest: Axmansford, 22 Feb, 1 (ACB) Latest: Chilbolton, 16 Apr, 1 (GCE) Max count: Pamber Forest, 14 Mar, 48 (GJD)

73.247 2186 Powdered Quaker Orthosia gracilis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in marshes, damp woodland and gardens throughout the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Widespread and still fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 35-42 mm. The main confusion species is Common Quaker O. cerasi, but the grainy, or powdered, appearance of O. gracilis is usually distinctive, and the innermost half of the reniform stigma is usually darker than the outermost half. Larva feeds on various woody and herbaceous plants, including Eared, Grey and Goat Willow, Black Poplar, Blackthorn, Bog-myrtle, Meadowsweet, Purple Loosestrife and Common Fleabane, over-wintering as a pupa.
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VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1011912319512019
111318153619502019
1246659119512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1012132
1140423
1220253

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, two, 02 Apr; one, 12 Apr; one, 19 Apr; one, 23 Apr (JHa); Rookley, one, to actinic, 16 Apr; one, to actinic, 18 Apr; one, to actinic, 21 Apr; one, to actinic, 01 May (JBa); Shanklin, one, 23 Mar; one, 18 Apr; one, 22 Apr; one, 03 May (IOu);
VC11: Matley Bog, NF, larva, three, field observation, 04 Jun (JHC); Woodlands, New Forest, 18 Apr (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 19 Mar; one, 18 Apr; one, 21 Apr (SAB); Totton, one, 16 Apr; one, 22 Apr (LH); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 24 Feb (JRMi); Timsbury, one, 07 Apr (TRa); Romsey, one, 12 Apr; one, 16 Apr; two, 20 Apr (SLay); one, 12 Apr; two, 20 Apr (MB); one, 08 Mar (NRJ); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 19 Apr; one, to actinic, 20 Apr; one, to actinic, 23 Apr; one, to actinic, 24 Apr (RAC); Allbrook, one, 12 Apr (SI); Winchester, one, 27 Mar (THW); Catisfield, one, 01 Apr (ALR); Botley, one, to actinic, 22 Mar; one, to actinic, 12 Apr; two, to actinic, 20 Apr; one, to actinic, 22 Apr; one, to actinic, 26 Apr (SLB); Portsmouth, one, 04 Apr; one, 12 Apr; one, 18 Apr (IRT); Lovedean, one, 10 Apr; one, 18 Apr (ARJ); Northney, Hayling Island, 16 Apr; 26 Apr (JWP); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 09 Apr (APar); Sway, one, to actinic, 18 May (S&SL); Milford on Sea, one, 10 Apr (MMcM); Pennington, one, 01 Apr; one, 07 Apr (RFC); Southsea, one, 23 Apr (JRL);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 01 Apr; one, to actinic, 11 Apr; three, to actinic, 16 Apr; two, to actinic, 22 Apr; two, to actinic, 24 Apr; one, to actinic, 26 Apr; one, to actinic, 03 May; one, to actinic, 09 May (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 11 Apr (DAS); Basingstoke, one, 21 Apr (DLev); Pamber Forest, one, 07 Apr; one, 10 Apr; one, 16 Apr; one, 24 Apr (GJD); Alton, two, to actinic, 23 Apr (BCA); one, to actinic, 20 Apr (NDP); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 12 Apr; one, 22 Apr; one, 25 Apr; one, 02 May (ASw)

73.248 2184 Northern Drab Orthosia opima (Hübner, [1809]) - Local
Local on saltmarshes, marshes, heathland, downland, golf courses and sand-dunes throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight much less common than formerly, with few recent records scattered through the three vice-counties, but perhaps overlooked amongst the myriad Clouded Drab. Wingspan 34-40 mm. Some of the darker, more unicolorous forms of Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta resemble the most common form of Northern Drab, f. brunnea but differ as follows: male antenna bipectinate; apex of forewing not pointed; subterminal line less conspicuous and less straight, particularly at extremities; cilia of hindwing pale fuscous (MBGBI Vol 9). Lead-coloured Drab Orthosia populeti is another possible confusion species, but that species has forewing with costa less straight and apex more rounded. Larva feeds on Sallow, Silver Birch, Downy Birch, Mugwort, Common Sea-lavender, herbaceous plants and woody plants, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Record
1015819292016
115912719512019
12394919402018
 
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Quantity
12111

Record details:
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 26 Apr (GCE)

Chilbolton; 26/04/2020; Glynne Evans
Chilbolton, 26/04/2020 (Glynne Evans)
73.249 2190 Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common often abundant, in all types of habitat throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 30-40 mm. One of the commonest visitors to the light trap in early spring, but occasionally, around mid-May, appearing at the same time as the superficially similar Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum. Larva polyphagous on a great many deciduous trees and shrubs, including Oak, Birch, Hawthorn, Sallow, Lime and Bilberry, and herbaceous plants such as Meadowsweet and Stinging Nettle, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
Record
101066487119512019
11121515534119492019
1242922315719512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1011646016
11449114818
1217757014

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 02 Feb, 1 (IOu) Latest: Kingston, 01 Jul, 1 (ENes) Max count: Shanklin, 02 Apr, 16 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Botley, 14 Jan, 1 (SLB) Latest: Botley, 29 Feb 29 Feb, 1 (SLB) Max count: Kings Somborne, 17 Mar, 18 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Pamber Forest, 23 Feb, 1 (GJD) Latest: Basingstoke, 06 Jun, 1 (MDu) Max count: Whitehill, 10 Apr, 14 (ASto)

73.250 2189 Twin-spotted Quaker Anorthoa munda ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland and gardens throughout England and Wales. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 38-44 mm. Larva feeds on Sessile and Pedunculate Oak, Sallow, Aspen, Field Maple, Ash, Honeysuckle and Hop, over-wintering as a pupa.
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VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1023547719512019
112183457819492019
12971288019512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1030606
115611113
1237538

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 08 Mar, 2 (IOu) Latest: Bonchurch, 19 Apr, 1 (JHa) Max count: Shanklin, 02 Apr, 6 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Botley, 23 Feb, 1 (SLB) Latest: Fareham, 21 Apr, 1 (IMcP) Max count: Botley Wood, 13 Mar, 13 (F.M.G.)
VC12: Earliest: Liss Forest, 23 Feb, 1 (RJM) Latest: Pamber Forest, 15 May, 1 (GJD) Max count: Crawley, 18 Mar, 8 (GCE)

73.252 2177 Hedge Rustic Tholera cespitis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in rough grassland and gardens, but despite the name not hedgerows throughout the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight continues to be recorded regularly and in good numbers only at Sandy Point, Hayling Island. Wingspan 34-40 mm. Larva feeds on various grasses, including Mat-grass and Wavy Hair-grass.
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Record
Last
Record
109314119242019
11867139619492019
1220536819512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10247414
1131352
1213197

Record details:
VC10: Headon Warren, one, to actinic, 17 Sep (PBa); Freshwater Bay, six, 14 Sep (SDa); four, to actinic, 13 Sep; four, to actinic, 15 Sep; one, to actinic, 17 Sep; four, to actinic, 19 Sep; Freshwater, two, to actinic, 13 Sep; three, to actinic, 14 Sep; three, to actinic, 15 Sep; two, to actinic, 12 Sep; one, to actinic, 14 Sep; Compton Down, 5, to actinic, 13 Sep; five, to actinic, 14 Sep; four, to actinic, 20 Sep; Brook Down, 1, to actinic, 19 Sep (PBa); Cranmore, to actinic, 17 Sep (CHic); Bonchurch, one, 16 Sep (JHa); Shanklin, one, 26 Aug; two, 10 Sep; one, 14 Sep; one, 15 Sep; two, 16 Sep; one, 21 Sep; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 14 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 22 Aug (SDut); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 03 Sep; two, to actinic, 03 Sep; one, to actinic, 28 Sep; Broughton, two, to actinic, 31 Aug; one, to actinic, 31 Aug; one, to actinic, 31 Aug; one, to actinic, 31 Aug; one, to actinic, 31 Aug (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, 27 Aug; one, 28 Aug; one, 02 Sep; two, 04 Sep; one, 06 Sep; one, 13 Sep; one, 14 Sep; one, 19 Sep; one, 27 Aug; one, 29 Aug; one, 02 Sep; one, 03 Sep; two, 06 Sep; one, 15 Sep; one, 16 Sep; one, 18 Sep; one, 19 Sep; one, 20 Sep (RAC); Fareham, one, to actinic, 16 Sep (MLO); Lovedean, one, 09 Sep; one, 20 Sep (ARJ); Pennington, one, 26 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Over Wallop, one, 29 Aug; one, 02 Sep (CM); Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 17 Aug (GCE); one, to actinic, 30 Aug; one, to actinic, 02 Sep; one, to actinic, 05 Sep (SLE); Goodworth Clatford, seven, to actinic, 06 Sep; Crawley, one, to actinic, 07 Sep (GCE); Whitehill, one, 04 Sep; one, 12 Sep; one, 15 Sep (ASto); Fleet, one, 04 Sep (MHals); Church Crookham, one, to actinic, 16 Sep (DDim)

73.253 2178 Feathered Gothic Tholera decimalis (Poda, 1761) - Common
Common on rough grassland, downland, woodland edges, parks and gardens throughout the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, there has undoubtedly been a substantial decline since the 1950s, when it was abundant on the north-east heaths and in the New Forest, but apparent increases in recent years, especially in 2006, hint at a partial recovery. Wingspan 38-48 mm. The main confusion species is Bordered Gothic Heliophobus reticulata, but in Feathered Gothic the male has strongly bipectinate antenna; forewing darker brown; lines, other than subterminal, inconspicuous; flies late August to September. Larva feeds on various species of grass, including Mat-grass and Sheep's-fescue, over-wintering as an egg.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
104610319512019
111013202019472019
12495162119512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10892
11236910
1222367

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater, one, 11 Sep (DBW); Freshwater Cliffs, one, 08 Sep (SDa); Freshwater, one, to actinic, 16 Sep; Compton Down, one, to actinic, 13 Sep; two, to actinic, 14 Sep (PBa); Kingston, one, 05 Sep (CHer); Shanklin, one, 04 Sep; one, 10 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 05 Sep (SDut); Woodlands, New Forest, 05 Sep (RBW); East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 14 Sep; one, to actinic, 14 Sep; two, to actinic, 14 Sep (GCE); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 31 Aug (JRMi); Kings Somborne, three, to actinic, 03 Sep; four, to actinic, 03 Sep (GCE); Romsey, one, 05 Sep (NRJ); Broughton, 1, to actinic, 31 Aug; nine, to actinic, 31 Aug; one, to actinic, 31 Aug; eight, to actinic, 31 Aug; five, to actinic, 31 Aug; one, to actinic, 31 Aug; five, to actinic, 31 Aug; six, to actinic, 31 Aug; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 08 Sep (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, 06 Sep; one, 07 Sep (RAC); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 08 Sep (GCE); Teg Down, one, to actinic, 06 Sep (EmPe); Hen Wood, five, ♀s, 04 Sep (F.M.G.);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 05 Sep; one, to actinic, 10 Sep (SLE); Wherwell, one, to actinic, 06 Sep; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 15 Sep; two, to actinic, 15 Sep; Crawley, one, to actinic, 07 Sep; one, to actinic, 07 Sep; three, to actinic, 07 Sep; one, to actinic, 07 Sep; one, to actinic, 26 Aug; one, to actinic, 26 Aug (GCE); Cheriton, two, to actinic, 09 Sep (DAS); Hinton Ampner, one, 11 Sep (ASD); Beech, one, 08 Sep (NDP); Preston Candover, three, 08 Sep (MJW); Pamber Forest, one, 02 Sep; three, 07 Sep (GJD); Liss Forest, seven, 05 Sep (RJM); Alton, one, to actinic, 08 Sep (BCA); one, to actinic, 12 Sep (DBO); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 01 Sep; one, 07 Sep (ASto)

73.254 2176 Antler Moth Cerapteryx graminis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in upland grassland, moorland and downland throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread but usually rather uncommon in grassy places in marshes and on heaths, chalk downs and commons. Some of its favoured habitat has been lost and many of the locations shown on the map refer to single specimens and has decreased alarmingly in the last twenty years. Wingspan male 27-32 mm, female 35-39 mm. Larva feeds on various grasses, including Sheep's-fescue, Mat-grass and Purple Moor-grass, over-wintering as an egg.
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Record
Last
Record
10546019512018
1115117619512019
1214322119512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10331
11331
12221

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 09 Aug; one, 13 Aug; Bembridge Fort, one, 06 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Pig Bush, NF, one, 17 Jul (CL); Stockbridge Down NT, one, to actinic, 24 Jul; one, to actinic, 24 Jul (GCE);
VC12: Beech, one, 29 Jul (NDP); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 15 Aug (ASto)

73.255 2145 Nutmeg Anarta trifolii (Hufnagel, 1766) - Common
Common in gardens, waste ground, downland, fens and open woodland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 23-39 mm. Main features are: subterminal line yellowish white with two teeth to the termen (which together make a clear W-mark), dorsal lobe of reniform stigma usually dark, orbicular stigma usually pale, claviform stigma outlined darker or completely dark; but variable and can be confused with f. obscura of Dusky Brocade Apamea remissa, as well as Confused Apamea furva. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Goosefoot and Orache, over-wintering as a pupa.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
101007719512019
111819270819502019
1240050819492019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1016235
111051214
1233453

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 12 Apr, 1 (JHa) Latest: Freshwater Bay, 19 Sep, 1 (PBa) Max count: Shanklin, 13 Aug, 5 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 22 Apr, 1 (MB) Latest: Pennington, 28 Sep, 1 (RFC) Max count: Burton, nr Christchurch, 04 Jul, 4 (JSw)
VC12: Earliest: Yateley, 23 Apr, 1 (JHH) Latest: Whitehill, 19 Sep, 3 (ASto) Max count: Basingstoke, 27 Jul, 3 (MJW)

Basingstoke; 12/06/2020; Mike Wall
Basingstoke, 12/06/2020 (Mike Wall)
73.257 2142 Beautiful Yellow Underwing Anarta myrtilli (Linnaeus, 1761) - Common
Common on heathland and moorland throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight common in the New Forest and in north-east Hampshire. Wingspan 24-28 mm. The moth is usually diurnal, but is recorded occasionally at light. Larva feeds on terminal shoots of Heather and Bell Heather, over-wintering as a pupa.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
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Record
Last
Record
10151119432018
11520102919512019
129213619512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10111
118167
1210123

Record details:
VC10: Wheelers Bay, one, 08 Aug (ABu);
VC11: Acres Down, seven, 08 Aug (CWlk); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 08 Aug; one, to actinic, 20 Jul; one, to actinic, 21 Jul; one, to actinic, 23 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul; three, to actinic, 09 Aug; one, to actinic, 12 Aug (RAC);
VC12: Liss Forest*, one, 08 Aug; three, 08 Aug (RJM); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 03 Aug (ASto); Woolmer Forest, larva, one, field observation, 26 Jun (DMurr); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 25 Jun (ASw); Fleet, one, 03 Jul (MHals); Yateley Common, larva, one, netted, 13 Jun; Yateley, two, 07 Aug; one, 12 Aug (JHH)

73.261 2150 Grey Arches Polia nebulosa (Hufnagel, 1766) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, areas with scattered trees and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and still fairly common in Hampshire. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1983. Wingspan 46-58 mm. The main confusion species is Silvery Arches P. trimaculosa, but P. nebulosa differs, for example, in having a distinct, longitudinal tornal dash. Larva feeds on various deciduous trees and shrubs, including Hazel, Downy and Silver Birch, Honeysuckle, Sallow and Bramble.
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VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
10302718562019
11957108019512019
1254181219512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10232
1126335
1210123

Record details:
VC10: Ningwood Common, two, to actinic, 16 Jun (JMar); Cowes, one, to actinic, 15 Jun (DNor);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 04 Jun (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 15 Jun (SAB); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 11 Jun; one, to actinic, 23 Jun; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 11 Jun; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; two, to actinic, 15 Jun; one, to actinic, 15 Jun (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 06 Jun (RAC); Teg Down, Winchester, five, 05 Jul (CKn); Allbrook, two, 08 Jun; one, 02 Jul (SI); Winchester, one, 19 Jun; one, 23 Jun (THW); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jun (GCE); Botley, one, to actinic, 19 Jun (SLB); Wickham, one, 08 Jun; one, 09 Jun; one, 15 Jun; one, 17 Jun; one, 21 Jun; one, 24 Jun; three, 27 Jun; one, 29 Jun; one, 01 Jul (JRDS);
VC12: Crawley, one, to actinic, 30 Jun; one, to actinic, 30 Jun; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 22 Jun (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (DAS); Liss Forest, three, 20 Jun (RJM); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 04 Jun (ASto); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 25 Jun; one, 02 Jul (ASw); Fleet, one, 18 Jun (MHals)

73.263 2157 Light Brocade Lacanobia w-latinum (Hufnagel, 1766) - Local
Local on calcareous grassland, heaths and open woodland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 37-42 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on various wood plants, including Broom, Dyer's Greenweed and Bramble, and herbaceous plants, including Redshank, over-wintering as a pupa.
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VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
10949219512019
111880273519502019
12878169319512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
108113
11871076
12601047

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 12 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 09 Jun, 1 (IOu) Max count: Bonchurch, 21 May, 3 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Dibden Purlieu, 24 Apr, 1 (RAC) Latest: Botley, 22 Jun, 1 (SLB) Max count: Dibden Purlieu, 04 Jun, 6 (RAC)
VC12: Earliest: Chilbolton, 24 Apr, 1 (GCE) Latest: Alton, 21 Jun, 1 (NDP) Max count: Whitehill, 21 May, 7 (ASto)

73.264 2158 Pale-shouldered Brocade Lacanobia thalassina (Hufnagel, 1766) - Common
Common in woodland, scrubland, moorland and fens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 38-44 mm. Dark reddish-brown, often with pale irroration, eyes hairy (visible with hand lens) and pale shoulders (not unique to this species); resembles Beautiful Brocade L. contigua (diagonal white band across forewing), Clouded Brindle Apamea epomidion (eye hairless), Dusky Brocade Apamea remissa (eye hairless) and Dark Brocade Blepharita adusta (no pale basal patch). Larva feeds on a wide range of woody plants, including Pedunculate and Sessile Oak, Hawthorn, Apple, Sallow, Aspen and Honeysuckle, over-wintering as a pupa.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1028818562018
1144533619512019
1219316219512018
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
11331
12111

Record details:
VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 11 Jun; one, to actinic, 09 Jul (GCE); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 28 May (APar);
VC12: Fleet, one, 18 May (MHals)

Kings Somborne; 09/07/2020; Glynne Evans
Kings Somborne, 09/07/2020 (Glynne Evans)
73.266 2159 Dog's Tooth Lacanobia suasa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in saltmarshes, grassland, moorland and farmland throughout England, including Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, and virtually confined to the coast, with only a thin scattering of records inland. Wingspan 32-42 mm. Diagnostic feature is a distinct, often solid, dark tooth-like mark in centre of forewing (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Common Sea-lavender, Greater Plantain and Goosefoot, over-wintering as a pupa.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
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Record
Last
Record
10312618562018
111029180719482019
1213919512015
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
11421

Record details:
VC11: Northney, Hayling Island, 28 May; 05 Aug (JWP); Milford on Sea, one, 14 Jul; one, 31 Jul (MMcM)

73.267 2160 Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in gardens, heathland, saltmarshes, woodland rides and a wide range of other habitats throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common in all three vice-counties. Wingspan 34-44 mm. The most likely confusion species is Dog's Tooth Lacanobia suasa, which is duller brown and has a characteristic central tooth-mark on forewing, even in the darkest forms it is usually just possible to see the subterminal line and the short, black basal streak (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva polyphagous, feeding mainly on herbaceous plants, but with an apparent natural preference for orache and goosefoot, also on Stinging Nettle, Fat-hen, Broad-leaved Willowherb, Rosebay Willowherb, St John's-wort, Traveller's-joy, Black-bindweed, Tamarisk, English Elm, Hazel, Hop and Reed Sweet-grass, over-wintering as a pupa.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
101193318519512019
1117854453802002019
123090845319512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10861368
1144262310
12941235

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 21 Apr, 2 (IOu) Latest: St Lawrence: Salem Close, 28 Sep, 1 (PBa) Max count: Shanklin, 24 Jun, 8 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Fareham, 05 Apr, 1 (KJW) Latest: Fareham, 29 Sep, 1 (IMcP) Max count: Fareham, 14 Aug, 10 (ADT)
VC12: Earliest: Basingstoke, 23 Apr, 1 (DLev) Latest: Whitchurch, 11 Sep, 1 (SBr) Max count: Basingstoke, 24 Jun, 5 (MJW)

73.270 2155 Dot Moth Melanchra persicariae (Linnaeus, 1761) - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats, including gardens, hedgerows and woodland throughout England, Wales and southern Scotland, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 38-50 mm. Larva polyphagous, feeding on herbaceous plants such as Stinging Nettle, Broad-leaved Dock and White Clover, and woody plants such as Black Currant, Ivy, Hazel and Elder, over-wintering as a pupa.
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VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1033369519512019
112176313319492019
121162229919492019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1016192
1118183
1218213

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 09 Jul; two, 16 Jul (SDa); Kingston, one, 24 Jun (ENes); Bonchurch, one, 25 Jun; one, 12 Jul; two, 13 Jul (JHa); Rookley, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, 07 Jul; one, to actinic, 15 Jul (JBa); Haseley Manor, one, 06 Jul; Shanklin, one, 24 Jun; two, 25 Jun; Borthwood Copse, Winford, one, 23 Jun (IOu); Sandown, one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 02 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug (JMar);
VC11: Brockwood, three, 07 Aug (SDut); Furze Hill, NF, 19 Jul (RBW, MWa); one, 20 Jul; Woodlands, New Forest, 21 Jun (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 24 Jun (SAB); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 10 Jul (JRMi); Romsey, one, 07 Jul (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Botley, one, to actinic, 19 Jul; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 12 Jul; one, to actinic, 21 Aug (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 03 Jul (KC); Wickham, one, 11 Jul; one, 18 Jul; one, 24 Jul (JRDS); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 23 Jun; one, 23 Jul (JSw);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 14 Jul; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 12 Jul; one, to actinic, 25 Jun (GCE); Axmansford, one, 13 Jul (ACB); Beech, one, 29 Jul (NDP); Liss, one, 17 Jul; one, 31 Jul (LBe); Liss Forest, one, 27 Jun; one, 18 Jul (RJM); Alton, one, to actinic, 14 Jul (NDP); one, to actinic, 06 Jul (CJP); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 04 Jul; two, to actinic, 07 Jul; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; three, to actinic, 16 Jul (ASto); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 18 Jul; one, 28 Jul (ASw)

73.271 2163 Broom Moth Ceramica pisi (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common on heathland, moorland and in gardens, and on a wide range of other habitats throughout much of the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight most frequent in heathy places in the New Forest and north-east Hampshire, occasional elsewhere. Wingspan 33-42 mm. The most likely confusion species is Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea, which has a straighter, whiter subterminal line. Larva feeds on Heather, Bracken, Broom, Bramble, Sallow and Sea Buckthorn, over-wintering as a pupa.
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VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1011218562016
11740102619512019
1213410519512016
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
11221
12321

Record details:
VC11: Titchfield Haven NNR, one, 17 Jul (F.M.G.); Pennington, one, 01 Jul (RFC);
VC12: Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 19 May (ASw); Yateley*, one, 21 May (JHH)

73.273 2147 Shears Hada plebeja (Linnaeus, 1761) - Common
Common on heathland, sand-dunes, downland and open woodland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 28-38 mm. The characteristic white marks adjacent to the orbicular stigma and bordered with black resemble the points of an open pair of shears. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Smooth Hawk's-beard, Mouse-ear Hawkweed and Lucerne, over-wintering as a pupa.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
10405118319302019
111566300819492019
12778130719512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1035644
1114152
124413517

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, three, 09 Jul (SDa); Freshwater Bay, one, to actinic, 19 Sep (PBa); Kingston, two, 24 Jun (ENes); Wheelers Bay, one, 15 Jun (ABu); Bonchurch, one, 07 May; one, 15 May; one, 16 May; one, 18 May; one, 25 May; two, 26 May; one, 27 May; three, 29 May; two, 30 May; four, 02 Jun; two, 07 Jun; one, 08 Jun; four, 11 Jun; two, 15 Jun; three, 17 Jun; four, 19 Jun; two, 20 Jun; one, 22 Jun; three, 24 Jun; two, 25 Jun (JHa); Rookley, one, to actinic, 26 May; one, 30 May; one, to actinic, 02 Jun (JBa); Shanklin, one, 25 May; one, 26 May; one, 30 May; four, 02 Jun; two, 04 Jun; one, 25 Jun; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 25 May; two, 02 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 16 May (SDut); Marchwood, one, 30 May (CTh); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 11 Jun (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 28 May (RAC); Teg Down, one, to actinic, 24 May; one, to actinic, 22 May (EmPe); Fareham, one, 30 May (ADT); one, 21 May (KJW); Lovedean, one, 05 Jun; one, 13 Jun (ARJ); Milford on Sea, two, 08 Jun; one, 19 Jun; one, 25 Jun (MMcM); Pennington, one, 27 May (RFC);
VC12: Over Wallop, two, 29 May; one, 12 Jun (CM); Broughton, one, to actinic, 29 May; one, to actinic, 29 May; Longstock, one, to actinic, 29 May; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 20 May; one, to actinic, 25 May; two, to actinic, 01 Jun; one, to actinic, 16 Jun (GCE); Crawley, three, 20 May; three, 21 May (TNo); Barton Stacey, five, to actinic, 19 May; four, to actinic, 19 May; two, to actinic, 19 May; eight, to actinic, 08 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 19 May; four, to actinic, 08 Jun; five, to actinic, 08 Jun; seven, to actinic, 19 May; seven, to actinic, 08 Jun; two, to actinic, 25 Jun; 4, to actinic, 08 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 27 May; three, to actinic, 08 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; seven, to actinic, 08 Jun; eight, to actinic, 19 May; 2, to actinic, 08 Jun; one, to actinic, 27 May; one, to actinic, 27 May (GCE); Ecchinswell, one, to actinic, 23 Jun (MTa, CSu); Overton, one, 20 May (MSi); two, 20 May (ACr); Basingstoke, one, 01 Jun (RHil); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 02 Jun (ASto); Fleet, one, 21 May (MHals); Farnborough, one, to actinic, 28 May; one, to actinic, 24 Jun (SBai); Yateley*, three, 08 Jun; three, 26 May; two, 09 Jun; one, 23 Jun (JHH)

73.274 2154 Cabbage Moth Mamestra brassicae (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in gardens, allotments, open woodland and a wide range of other habitats throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight there is no real sign of any decline in recent years, still widespread and common. Wingspan 34-50 mm. Distinctive white edge to reniform stigma; has been confused with Dot Moth Melanchra persicariae, but much less obviously black and white then this species. Larva polyphagous, but with a preference for Brassica, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas, and over-wintering as a pupa or larva.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1029535119002019
113846489819512019
1262364519512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1015172
1176843
1229312

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 09 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 14 Aug, 2 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 13 Aug, 2 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Southsea, 25 Apr, 1 (JRL) Latest: Marchwood, 19 Sep, 1 (CTh) Max count: Burton, nr Christchurch, 14 Aug, 3 (JSw)
VC12: Earliest: Whitehill, 09 May, 1 (ASto) Latest: Whitehill, 11 Sep, 1 (ASto) Max count: Crawley, 12 Aug, 2 (GCE)

73.276 2166 Campion Sideridis rivularis (Fabricius, 1775) - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats, including roadside verges, damp meadows, moorland and sea cliffs throughout the British Isles; widely distributed in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, but reported much less often than formerly. Wingspan 30-36 mm. The main confusion species is Lychnis H. bicruris, which see for difference. Larva feeds on seeds of White Campion, Red Campion, Sea Campion and Ragged Robin.
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Record
Last
Record
10493519512019
1180479619492019
1234632819492019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
11771
1211111

Record details:
VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 31 Jul (GCE); Teg Down, one, to actinic, 21 May (EmPe); Fareham, one, 05 Aug; one, 08 Aug (KJW); Wickham Common, one, 15 Jul (KC); Lovedean, one, 04 Aug (ARJ); Southsea, one, 16 Sep (JGe);
VC12: Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 11 Aug (GCE); Basingstoke, one, 07 May (DLev); one, 31 Jul; one, 06 Aug (MJW); one, 21 Jul; one, 31 Jul (RHil); Alton, one, field observation, 25 Apr (BCA); one, to actinic, 21 May (DBO); one, to actinic, 31 Jul (CJP); Farnborough, one, 03 May (KBW)

73.279 2164 Broad-barred White Hecatera bicolorata (Hufnagel, 1766) - Common
Common in sand-dunes, shingle beaches, rough grassland, chalk downland and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 28-35 mm. Broad dark grey or blackish central band on white or greyish-white forewing, which has a straight leading edge, usually makes this an unmistakable species, but occasionally ground-colour is grey (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on flower buds and flowers of Beaked, Marsh, Rough and Smooth Hawk's-beard, and Mouse-ear Hawkweed, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Record
Last
Record
10877619512019
1165858719492019
1233732919482019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10892
11981
1212132

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, two, 02 Jul; one, 16 Jul (SDa); Kingston, one, 28 Jun; one, 06 Jul (ENes); Bonchurch, one, 02 Jun; one, 11 Jun; one, 25 Jun; one, 12 Jul (JHa);
VC11: Romsey, one, 24 Jun (SC); Bitterne, one, to actinic, 04 Jul (PAB); Teg Down, one, to actinic, 04 Jun (EmPe); Catisfield, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (ALR); Fareham, one, 10 Jun; one, 15 Jun (KJW); Portsmouth, one, 17 Jun; one, 26 Jun (IRT); Northney, Hayling Island, 18 Jun (JWP);
VC12: Beech, one, 23 Jun (NDP); Basingstoke, one, 02 Jun (DLev); one, 01 Jun; one, 20 Jun; one, 26 Jun (MJW); Liss, one, 17 Jul (LBe); Chawton, one, 02 Jul (DAS); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 15 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 30 Jun (ASto); Farnborough, one, 31 May; two, 04 Jul (KBW)

73.280 2165 Small Ranunculus Hecatera dysodea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - RDBK
A Red Data Book species, on roadside verges, chalk pits, gardens, allotments and rough ground in parts of south-eastern England. Locally common at the end of the 19th Century, the species declined rapidly in the first half of the 20th Century, disappearing from the British Isles completely by 1941. It has subsequently recolonised our island and is becoming increasingly common again: following two in Gravesend, Kent, in 1997, a resident population became established in north-west Kent from 1998 onwards. There were also records in Essex and Suffolk in 1999. The first modern day records in Hampshire were in 2009, with individuals in Southsea, Fleet and Andover; 2010 saw six further sightings, ten in 2011, with similar numbers annually thereafter. The county population has two distinct centres, one in the north-east reflecting dispersion from recently established populations in Surrey, and along the south-east coast; a first for the island in 2020 was no great surprise. Larvae were found in the Andover area in 2013. Wingspan 32-36 mm. Larva feeds on Prickly Lettuce and Great Lettuce, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
Record
1110624220062019
12173020092018
 
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10111
1182012

Record details:
VC10: New Vice-county Record: Bonchurch*, one, 18 Aug (JHa);
VC11: Totton, one, 07 Jul (LH); Fareham, one, 02 Jun; one, 04 Jun; one, 08 Jul; one, 22 Jul; larva, one, on host-plant, 3rd instar larva, 23 Jul; larva, two, field observation, 26 Jul; larva, 5, field observation, 1st to last instars, 28 Jul (KJW)

73.281 2173 Lychnis Hadena bicruris (Hufnagel, 1766) - Common
Common in gardens, farmland, hedgerows and woodland, and on roadside verges and sand-dunes throughout the British Isles; widespread and reasonably common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 30-40 mm. The main confusion species is Campion H. rivularis, which often has a purple hue when freshly emerged; on Lychnis the upper stigmata are usually clearly apart dorsally, and subterminal line joins dorsum at an angle of about 45°, clearly inclined to and almost parallel with termen (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on seeds of White Campion, Red Campion and Sweet-William, over-wintering as a pupa.
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VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1019720919512019
112140223119512019
1244740019492019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1032363
1164672
1218192

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 26 Apr, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 14 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Kingston, 16 Jul, 3 (ENes)
VC11: Earliest: Botley, 04 May, 1 (SLB) Latest: Fareham, 26 Aug, 1 (KJW) Max count: Romsey, 12 Jul, 2 (MB)
VC12: Earliest: Whitehill, 22 Apr, 1 (ASto) Latest: Harestock, 17 Sep, 1 (GRog) Max count: Alton, 05 Aug, 2 (NDP)

73.282 2170 Varied Coronet Hadena compta ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in calcareous grassland and gardens throughout much of southern England. In Hampshire mainly a garden species and first recorded in 1983, since when it has spread rapidly. As at 2015 there were just two records from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 28-34 mm. The main confusion species is Marbled Coronet H. confusa which is larger, with more ample forewing, median fascia incomplete, diagonal, from orbicular stigma to tornus, and whitish blotches at each extremity of subterminal line (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on seedpods of Bladder Campion and, in gardens, Sweet-William, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Record
Last
Record
103219812015
1137531919842019
1217120819832019
 
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Quantity
1115193
1214163

Record details:
VC11: Teg Down, one, to actinic, 04 Jun (EmPe); Catisfield, one, 25 May; one, to actinic, 25 Jun (ALR); Fareham, one, 02 Jun; two, 09 Jun; one, 11 Jun; one, 24 Jun; three, 25 Jun (KJW); Lovedean, one, 28 May (ARJ); Horndean*, one, to actinic, 05 Jun (P&AHo); Southsea, one, 16 Jun; one, 17 Jun; one, 18 Jun (JGe); one, 27 May; two, 29 May (JRL);
VC12: Harestock, one, to actinic, 10 Jun; one, 11 Jun; one, 12 Jun; one, 18 Jun (GRog); Basingstoke, one, 23 Jun (DLev); three, 01 Jun (RHil); Alton, one, to actinic, 02 Jun (BCA); one, to actinic, 15 Jun; one, to actinic, 18 Jun; one, to actinic, 19 Jun; one, to actinic, 21 Jun (NDP); one, to actinic, 19 Jun (CJP); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 13 Jun (ASto); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 23 Jun (ASw)

73.283 2171 Marbled Coronet Hadena confusa (Hufnagel, 1766) - Local
Local on calcareous grassland in southern England and along the coasts of Britain and Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight it has never been a common species, but still a sporadic visitor to light almost anywhere, although distinctly uncommon in the New Forest. Wingspan 33-39 mm. The main confusion species is Varied Coronet Hadena compta, which see for differences. Larva feeds on seedpods of Sea Campion, Bladder Campion and Rock Sea-spurrey, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Record
Last
Record
105119512015
111209319512019
12523619502018
 
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11221
12111

Record details:
VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jun (GCE); Southsea, one, 25 May (JRL);
VC12: Liss, one, 07 Aug (LBe)

Kings Somborne; 15/06/2020; Glynne Evans
Kings Somborne, 15/06/2020 (Glynne Evans)
73.284 2172 White Spot Hadena albimacula (Borkhausen, 1792) - RDB2
A vulnerable Red Data Book species, on shingle beaches, chalk sea cliffs and limestone cliffs in southern England, predominantly coastal, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Single populations are known at Dungeness (Kent), near Gosport (Hampshire), and at least one site on the south coast of Devon between Sidmouth and Seaton. Records suggest there may be other populations on the south coasts of Dorset, Kent and the Isle of Wight. There appears to be no major threat to the single south Hampshire coastal site and the larval foodplant appears to be doing well. Sale leading to development of the MOD land on which it occurs is a potential threat, as is accidental damage during training exercises. Wingspan 30-38 mm. Larva feeds on seeds and seed capsules of Nottingham Catchfly, over-wintering as a pupa.
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107519552019
114311119492018
 
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11111

Record details:
VC11: Romsey*, one, 24 Jun (SLay)

73.286 2167 Tawny Shears Hadena perplexa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Found in dry open areas throughout much of England and western Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight very local and increasingly coastal in occurrence, albeit with several inland in 2004. Wingspan 27-36 mm. Similar to Lychnis Hadena bicruris which is larger, ground colour brown to dark brown, apex of forewing more obtuse, dorsal extremity of subterminal line parallel to termen; pale examples of Tawny Shears are superficially similar to Sand Dart Agrotis ripae, which is likely to occur in some of the same southern coastal localities, however Sand Dart has longer, narrower forewing and silky white hindwing, sometimes darkened along veins, but without a dark border (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on Bladder Campion, White Campion, Nottingham Catchfly, Sea Campion and Rock Sea-spurrey, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Record
Last
Record
10251819512019
1119821019492019
12422219502014
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
11342

Record details:
VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE); Milford on Sea, one, 09 Jul; two, 17 Jul (MMcM)

Kings Somborne; 07/08/2020; Glynne Evans
Kings Somborne, 07/08/2020 (Glynne Evans)
73.289 2196 Striped Wainscot Mythimna pudorina ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in marshes, river-banks, damp areas, fens and boggy heathland throughout much of England and southern Wales. In Hampshire locally common on damp heathland in the New Forest and in the north-east, and along the Test and Itchen valleys, with occasional wanderers elsewhere. On the Isle of Wight, recorded for the first time at Godshill in July 1995, with further records from the west of the Island in 2004 and 2009. Wingspan 36-43 mm. Distinguished by the shape of the wing in which the apex, termen and costa are more rounded than similar related species. Larva feeds on various grasses, including Common Reed, Purple Moor-grass and Reed Canary-grass.
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Record
Last
Record
104319812009
1137134019512019
1215025419402019
 
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Quantity
11641
12321

Record details:
VC11: Godshill, NF, 12 Jul; Shatterford, NF, one, 14 Jul (RBW, MWa); Culverley, NF, one, 19 Jul (CL); Wickham Common, one, 05 Jul (KC); Sway, one, 16 Jul (S&SL); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa);
VC12: Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 10 Jul; one, 22 Jul (ASw)

73.290 2192 Brown-line Bright-eye Mythimna conigera ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common but perhaps in long-term decline, in grassland, woodland edges and rough meadows throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widely distributed but not particularly common, having declined considerably in recent years. Wingspan 32-38 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on various grasses, including Cock's-foot and Common Couch.
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Record
Last
Record
10283019512018
1155086919492019
1228838019492019
 
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Quantity
10133
11771
1215193

Record details:
VC10: Rookley, three, 07 Jul (JBa);
VC11: Broughton, one, to actinic, 06 Aug; Houghton, one, to actinic, 24 Jul; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jul; one, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE); Portsmouth, one, 15 Jul (IRT); Milford on Sea, one, 31 Jul; one, 05 Aug (MMcM);
VC12: Goodworth Clatford, two, to actinic, 19 Jul; one, to actinic, 19 Jul; one, to actinic, 19 Jul; Crawley, one, to actinic, 30 Jun; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 12 Jul; three, to actinic, 12 Jul; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; two, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 12 Jul; one, to actinic, 12 Jul; one, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 12 Jul (GCE); Axmansford, one, 02 Jun (ACB)

73.291 2199 Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens (Linnaeus, 1758) - Nb
Common in grassland, woodland rides and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 32-40 mm. Confusion species include Smoky Wainscot M. impura, which see, and Mathew's Wainscot M. favicolor, which occurs only in saltmarshes from Hampshire to Suffolk. Larva feeds on various grasses, including Tufted Hair-grass, Annual Meadow-grass, Common Couch and Cock's-foot.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
101159279218562019
1191512873318002019
1241942306019482019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1011452955
11596155832
123181860278

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Upper Hyde, 01 May, 1 (IOu) Latest: St Lawrence: Salem Close, 29 Sep, 1 (PBa) Max count: Kingston, 24 Jun, 55 (ENes)
VC11: Earliest: Portsmouth, 09 May, 1 (IRT) Latest: Botley, 11 Oct, 1 (SLB) Max count: Burton, nr Christchurch, 07 Aug, 32 (JSw)
VC12: Earliest: Wherwell, 15 May, 1 (GCE) Latest: Hinton Ampner, 29 Sep, 1 (ASD) Max count: Crawley, 12 Aug, 278 (GCE)

73.293 2198 Smoky Wainscot Mythimna impura (Hübner, [1808]) - Common
Common in grassland, woodland rides, gardens and sand-dunes throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 31-38 mm. The main confusion species is Common Wainscot M. pallens, but differs from this species especially in the dusky grey underwing, which can be seen by gently lifting up the forewing with forceps. Larva feeds on various grasses, including Cock's-foot and Common Reed.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
10425135519512019
1170622311719482019
1226291050819512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
103211014
1125349011
1212922613

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Cranmore, 15 Jun, 0 (CHic) Latest: Plaish, 26 Sep, 1 (KRy) Max count: Kingston, 16 Jul, 14 (ENes)
VC11: Earliest: Horndean, 27 May, 1 (PHog) Latest: Winchester, 18 Sep, 1 (THW) Max count: Botley, 10 Jul, 11 (SLB)
VC12: Earliest: Overton, 20 May, 1 (ACr) Latest: Pamber Forest, 07 Sep, 1 (GJD) Max count: South Warnborough, 22 Jul, 13 (DLee)

73.294 2197 Southern Wainscot Mythimna straminea (Treitschke, 1825) - Local
Local in reed-beds and fens throughout much of England, south of a line from the Bristol Channel to the Wash; less common farther north, but occurs locally in mid-Wales, Cheshire, Yorkshire and Cumbria. In Hampshire Locally common in marshes and reed-beds with occasional wanderers elsewhere. On the Isle of Wight, recorded infrequently along the Eastern and Western Yar valleys. Wingspan 32-40 mm. The most likely confusion species are: Common Wainscot M. pallens, which lacks the straight termen, pointed apex and row of postmedian dots on the forewing; Obscure Wainscot M. obsoleta, which has a more narrow forewing with an even more pointed apex, and subterminal line of dots usually complete and parallel to termen; and Shore Wainscot M. litoralis, Devonshire Wainscot M. putrescens and Cosmopolitan M. loreyi, which all have pure white hindwings, as does the unrelated but not dissimilar Reed Dagger Simyra albovenosa (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on Common Reed and Reed Canary-grass.
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Last
Record
108535519512019
11865171519482019
1215034519512019
 
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Quantity
10111
115149
12111

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 09 Jul (SDa);
VC11: Timsbury, two, 19 Jun (TRa); Houghton, one, to actinic, 24 Jul; Stockbridge Down NT, one, to actinic, 24 Jul (GCE); Allbrook, one, 29 Jul (SI); Titchfield Haven NNR, nine, 17 Jul (F.M.G. det. RJD);
VC12: Wherwell, one, to actinic, 29 Jul (GCE)

73.295 2195 Delicate Mythimna vitellina (Hübner, [1808]) - Migrant
Common immigrant from grassland in the Canary Islands and southern Europe, appearing on the south coast in most years in sufficient numbers to breed. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight most frequently recorded on the coast, becoming increasingly uncommon inland, with approximately one in six of received Hampshire records being from vice-county 12. Wingspan 36-43 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on various grasses, such as Cock's-foot and Annual Meadow-grass, unable to over-winter in Britain in significant numbers.
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Record
Last
Record
10318176219512019
1162993419512019
1211922419512019
 
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Quantity
105814416
1132181
12881

Record details:
VC10: Headon Warren, one, to actinic, 17 Sep (PBa); West High Down Quarry, two, 20 Aug (IOu); Totland, one, 18 Sep; two, 19 Sep; one, 20 Sep (RTe); Freshwater, one, 11 Sep; one, 16 Sep; one, 18 Sep (DBW); Freshwater Cliffs, one, 16 Jul; one, 30 Aug; Freshwater Bay, two, 20 Sep; two, 13 Oct; one, 07 Nov (SDa); three, to actinic, 13 Sep; 2, to actinic, 15 Sep; one, to actinic, 17 Sep; seven, to actinic, 19 Sep; two, to actinic, 21 Sep; Freshwater, one, to actinic, 14 Sep; one, to actinic, 15 Sep; two, to actinic, 19 Sep; one, to actinic, 22 Sep; one, to actinic, 23 Sep; three, to actinic, 12 Sep; one, to actinic, 21 Sep; two, to actinic, 16 Sep; three, to actinic, 14 Sep; three, to actinic, 15 Sep; eight, to actinic, 20 Sep; Compton Down, five, to actinic, 13 Sep; 1, to actinic, 14 Sep; 1, to actinic, 20 Sep; Brook Down, four, to actinic, 19 Sep (PBa); Cranmore, to actinic, 19 Aug (CHic); Windy Corner, two, 14 Sep (IOu); Brighstone, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (TDov); Kingston, two, 17 Jun; one, 22 Jun; two, 24 Jun; one, 28 Jun; one, 16 Jul (ENes); Walter's Copse, Newtown, one, to actinic, 22 Sep; St Lawrence Undercliff, two, to actinic, 28 Sep; St Lawrence: Salem Close, four, to actinic, 26 Sep; four, to actinic, 28 Sep (PBa); Wheelers Bay, three, 10 Sep; one, 16 Sep; one, to actinic, 16 Sep (ABu); Bonchurch, one, 02 Jun; one, 11 Jun; one, 07 Sep; one, 15 Sep; three, 19 Sep (JHa); Haseley Manor, one, 21 Sep; Shanklin, one, 06 Sep; one, 10 Sep; one, 07 Oct; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 20 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Sep; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 09 Jul; Broughton, one, to actinic, 21 Sep; one, to actinic, 21 Sep; Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Sep (GCE); Winchester, one, 26 Sep (THW); Fareham, one, to actinic, 06 Sep; one, to actinic, 15 Sep; one, to actinic, 16 Oct (MLO); Botley, one, to actinic, 22 Apr (SLB); Portsmouth, one, 15 Sep (IRT); Northney, Hayling Island, 08 Jun; 08 Jul; 12 Jul; 02 Aug; 02 Aug; 19 Aug; 20 Aug; 22 Aug; 19 Sep; 20 Sep; 21 Sep; 23 Sep; 16 Oct; 19 Oct (JWP); Horndean*, one, to actinic, 09 Oct (PHog); Milford on Sea, one, 14 Sep (MMcM); Lymington, one, 24 Aug; one, 23 Sep (ASH); Pennington, one, 07 Sep; one, 16 Oct (RFC); Southsea, one, 21 Oct (JGe);
VC12: Wherwell, one, to actinic, 06 Sep; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 15 Sep; Wonston , one, to actinic, 20 Sep; one, to actinic, 20 Sep (GCE); Hinton Ampner, one, 19 Sep; one, 11 Nov (ASD); Axmansford*, one, 30 Oct (ACB det. GJD); Alton, one, to actinic, 10 Oct (NDP)

73.296 2203 White-speck Mythimna unipuncta (Haworth, 1809) - Migrant
A low-level immigrant from grassland in northern Europe, appearing on the south coast in recent years in sufficient numbers to breed; this hitherto very scarce migrant has been reported with increasing frequency on the Isle of Wight and in south Hampshire, but it is still quite infrequent, and there are very few records from north Hampshire. Wingspan 41-48 mm. Characterised by combination of median line, apical dash, and dark smoky brown hindwing. Larva feeds on various grasses, such as Common Couch and Cock's-foot, unable to over-winter in significant numbers.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
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Last
Record
1010424319512019
1116525619512019
1210419512002
 
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Quantity
10672
11431

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Bay, one, 07 Nov (SDa); Wheelers Bay, one, 12 Jul; two, 30 Jul (ABu); Bonchurch, one, 21 Oct; one, 22 Oct; one, 07 Nov (JHa);
VC11: Portsmouth, one, 21 Oct (IRT); Northney, Hayling Island, 01 Aug (JWP); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 06 Jul; one, 09 Aug (APar)

73.297 2194 White-point Mythimna albipuncta ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Migrant
Common immigrant from northern Europe, appearing in southern England, and in recent years an increasingly common resident which continues to extend its range northwards, probably as a result of the increase in temperatures in the region. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight most common on the coast, but frequently encountered across the region. Wingspan 34-38 mm. The most likely confusion species is Clay Mythimna ferrago, which is usually larger, has the reniform spot less rounded and the subterminal fascia clearly dotted (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on Common Couch, Cock's-foot and various grasses.

Updated: July 2020, status
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Last
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10893220919512019
1169881532719512019
121196321719512019
 
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Quantity
108419326
1135960111
1211418715

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 09 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Freshwater Bay, 07 Nov, 1 (SDa) Max count: Compton Down, 13 Sep, 26 (PBa)
VC11: Earliest: Southampton, 17 May, 1 (MGP) Latest: Lovedean, 24 Nov, 1 (ARJ) Max count: Burton, nr Christchurch, 07 Aug, 11 (JSw)
VC12: Earliest: Yateley, 17 May, 1 (JHH) Latest: Alton, 08 Nov, 1 (BCA) Max count: Bramley, 16 Aug, 15 (REA)

73.298 2193 Clay Mythimna ferrago (Fabricius, 1787) - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats, including gardens, marshes, river-banks and open woodland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 36-44 mm. Similar to White-point M. albipuncta, and sharing that species' black blotch on abdomen of male, but larger and plainer. Larva feeds on various grasses, including Annual, Smooth and Wood Meadow-grass, and Cock's-foot.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1039292019512019
115479851019482019
121542306119512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1036716
112102817
12971406

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 15 Jun, 1 (JHa) Latest: Plaish, 26 Sep, 1 (KRy) Max count: Bonchurch, 13 Jul, 6 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Burton, nr Christchurch, 21 May, 1 (JSw) Latest: Wickham, 22 Aug, 4 (JRDS) Max count: Lee, 18 Jul, 7 (CTh)
VC12: Earliest: Crawley, 28 May, 1 (TNo) Latest: Ecchinswell, 18 Aug, 1 (MTa, CSu) Max count: Barton Stacey, 22 Jun, 6 (GCE)

73.300 2202 L-album Wainscot Mythimna l-album (Linnaeus, 1767) - Nb
Common immigrant from northern Europe, appearing in southern England, in most years arriving in sufficient numbers to breed. Has increased over the course of the last fifteen years and continues to extend its range northwards, probably as a result of the increase in temperatures in the region. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight a once scarce migrant which appears to have become established near Titchfield Haven, with scattered records elsewhere along the south coast and, increasingly, inland. Wingspan 34-40 mm. A relatively well-marked and distinctive wainscot. Larva feeds on Marram-grass.
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Record
Last
Record
10650142518002019
1144881007619002019
12181219512019
 
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Quantity
107423232
1129154923

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 12 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 07 Oct, 1 (IOu) Max count: Wheelers Bay, 12 Aug, 32 (ABu)
VC11: Earliest: Portsmouth, 21 May, 1 (IRT) Latest: Northney, Hayling Island, 22 Oct, 0 (JWP) Max count: Fareham, 29 Sep, 23 (IMcP)

73.301 2205 Shoulder-striped Wainscot Leucania comma (Linnaeus, 1761) - Common
Common in fens, marshes, grassland, gardens and damp woodland throughout the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Widespread and still moderately common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 35-42 mm. The long, thick, black streak from base to centre of wing, white costal streak, and prominent, white, finger-like veins reaching from centre of wing to termen are diagnostic. Larva feeds on various grasses, especially Cock's-foot, over-wintering in a cocoon.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1028565219512019
112236384619512019
1265395919482019
 
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Quantity
1029484
1178887
12548211

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 21 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 07 Jul, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 24 Jun, 4 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Woodlands, New Forest, 21 May, 0 (RBW) Latest: Wickham, 30 Jul, 1 (JRDS) Max count: Allbrook, 13 Jun, 7 (SI)
VC12: Earliest: Teg Down, Winchester, 20 May, 1 (CKn) Latest: Liss, 31 Jul, 1 (LBe) Max count: Beech, 23 Jun, 11 (NDP)

73.302 2204 Obscure Wainscot Leucania obsoleta (Hübner, [1803]) - Local
Local in reed-beds, and by fens, ponds and other freshwater margins throughout much of southern and eastern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight local in reed-beds, with only occasional records away from this habitat, but no doubt present in all large reed-beds in the county. Wingspan 36-40 mm. Similar to Southern Wainscot M. straminea in many respects. Larva feeds on Common Reed.
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Record
Last
Record
109218562017
1147098618002019
1224367319402019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
11871
12661

Record details:
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 21 May (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 14 Jun (SAB); Stockbridge Down NT, one, to actinic, 19 Jun (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 02 Jul; one, to actinic, 03 Jul; one, 04 Jul; one, to actinic, 18 Jul; one, to actinic, 20 Jul (RAC);
VC12: Cheriton*, one, to actinic, 21 May (DAS); Overton, one, 09 May; one, 20 May (ACr); Basingstoke, one, 26 May; one, 26 Jun (MJW); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 03 Jun (ASw)

Basingstoke; 26/05/2020; Mike Wall Basingstoke; 26/06/2020; Mike Wall
Basingstoke, 26/05/2020 (Mike Wall) Basingstoke, 26/06/2020 (Mike Wall)

Noctuinae

73.307 2119 Pearly Underwing Peridroma saucia (Hübner, [1808]) - Migrant
Common immigrant from mainland Europe, appearing throughout the British Isles, in some years arriving in sufficient numbers to breed in very small numbers. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight a fairly common migrant throughout, most common near the coast. Wingspan 45-56 mm. Thorax with longitudinal crest, often silvery grey. Larva feeds on Dandelion, Dock and Red Clover, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas, unable to over-winter in significant numbers.
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VC10: Freshwater Bay, five, 07 Nov (SDa); Bonchurch, one, 13 Mar; one, 15 Mar (JHa);
VC11: Catisfield, one, 26 Apr (ALR); Fareham, one, to actinic, 08 Nov (MLO); Portsmouth, one, 10 Nov (IRT); Milford on Sea, one, 07 Nov; one, 17 Nov (MMcM); Southsea, one, 10 Nov (JRL);
VC12: Liss Forest, one, 15 Aug (RJM)

73.312 2080 Square-spot Dart Euxoa obelisca ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) on sea cliffs and rocky hillsides, along the coasts of southern and western Britain. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight probably still frequent on chalk cliffs on the south side of the Isle of Wight, between the Needles and Ventnor. Wingspan 35-40 mm. The most likely confusion species is White-line Dart E. tritici, but in Square-spot Dart the region beyond the postmedian line is almost without markings and nearly always lacks any trace of the wedge-shaped marks which are so often a feature of White-line Dart (MBGBI Vol 9), however some individuals can be separated only by dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds on herbaceous plants such as Common Rock-rose and Lady's Bedstraw, over-wintering as an egg or small larva.
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VC10: West High Down Quarry, four, 20 Aug; four, to light, 08 Sep (IOu); Freshwater Bay, six, to actinic, 15 Sep (PBa); Bonchurch, one, 18 Aug (JHa)

73.313 2081 White-line Dart Euxoa tritici (Linnaeus, 1761) - Unconfirmed
Common on sand-dunes, sea cliffs, heathland, moorland and downland throughout much of the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight found primarily on the sandy coasts of vice-counties 10 and 11, with a smaller, darker form frequent on the heaths of the New Forest and north-eastern Hampshire; rare elsewhere. Wingspan 28-40 mm. The most likely confusion species are Square-spot Dart E. obelisca and Coast Dart E. cursoria, which see for differences. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Common Mouse-ear, Common Chickweed, Greater Stitchwort and Hedge Bedstraw, over-wintering as an egg or small larva.
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VC11: Acres Down, two, 08 Aug (CWlk); Woodlands, New Forest, 09 Aug (RBW); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 13 Aug; one, to actinic, 14 Aug (RAC); Milford on Sea, one, 09 Aug (MMcM); Pennington, one, 11 Sep (RFC);
VC12: Liss Forest*, one, 15 Aug (RJM); Castle Bottom NNR, three, 1 ♂ confirmed by gen det, 16 Aug; four, to actinic, 16 Aug (JHH)

73.316 2084 Light Feathered Rustic Agrotis cinerea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) on calcareous grassland, quarries, sea cliffs and shingle beaches in parts of England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight it still occurs on the chalk downland of the Island and along the boundary between vice-counties 11 and 12, and also on Portsdown Hill above Portsmouth, but is much less common than formerly. Wingspan 33-40 mm. Distinguished from all other Agrostis species by the dentate ante- and post-median fasciae and inconspicuous stigmata. Larva feeds on Wild Thyme.
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VC10: Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 25 May (IOu)

73.317 2089 Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common often abundant, in all types of habitat throughout the British Isles. Widespread and very common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 35-44 mm. The presence of the dark mark on the patagia distinguishes Heart and Dart from the occasional female Heart and Club A. clavis which resembles it (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on herbaceous plants such as Ribwort Plantain and Fat-hen.
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Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 23 Apr, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 14 Aug, 5 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 24 Jun, 51 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Pennington, 23 Apr, 2 (RFC) Latest: Lovedean, 21 Oct, 1 (ARJ) Max count: Fareham, 09 Jun, 70 (IMcP)
VC12: Earliest: Alton, 01 May, 1 (BCA) Latest: Pamber Forest, 20 Oct, 1 (GJD) Max count: Basingstoke, 01 Jun, 80 (MJW)

73.319 2087 Turnip Moth Agrotis segetum ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in gardens, farmland, parkland, oak woodland and sand-dunes throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 32-42 mm. Underwing pearly white with darker veins, suffused grey in dark examples, a feature shared amongst its congeners only by the larger Pearly Underwing Peridroma saucia and Dark Sword-grass A. ipsilon, which see. Larva feeds on roots and lower stems of cabbages and various root crops, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas.
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11550574282002019
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Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 23 Apr, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 08 Nov, 2 (IOu) Max count: St Lawrence: Salem Close, 26 Sep, 9 (PBa)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 05 Apr, 1 (SLay) Latest: Fareham, 19 Nov, 1 (MLO) Max count: Fareham, 15 Aug, 6 (KJW)
VC12: Earliest: Whitehill, 01 May, 1 (ASto) Latest: Axmansford, 17 Nov, 1 (ACB) Max count: Crawley, 12 Aug, 28 (GCE)

73.320 2088 Heart & Club Agrotis clavis (Hufnagel, 1766) - Common
Common on chalk downland, dry open areas and gardens, and in coastal sand-dunes throughout much of England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly common, although not as much so as the closely related Heart & Dart, mainly on the coast and on the chalk. Wingspan 35-40 mm. The main confusion species is Heart & Dart A. exclamationis, which has a characteristic dark mark on the patagia, lacking in Heart & Club. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Broad-leaved Dock, Wild Carrot and Fat-hen.
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105518615
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Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 29 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Kingston, 01 Aug, 1 (ENes) Max count: Bonchurch, 24 Jun, 15 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Dibden Purlieu, 09 May, 2 (RAC) Latest: Totton, 15 Aug, 2 (LH) Max count: Southampton, 19 Jun, 10 (MGP)
VC12: Earliest: Liss Forest, 25 May, 1 (RJM) Latest: Liss Forest, 08 Aug, 1 (RJM) Max count: Barton Stacey, 25 Jun, 34 (GCE)

73.322 2085 Archer's Dart Agrotis vestigialis (Hufnagel, 1766) - Local
Local on sand-dunes, all around the coasts of the British Isles, and on heaths inland in southern England. In Hampshire frequent on the sand-dunes of Hayling Island, less so in other coastal localities; still found in small numbers in the New Forest and along the eastern edge of vice-county 12. There has only been one recent record from the Isle of Wight, at Binstead in June 1995. Wingspan 30-40 mm. The most distinctive and easily recognised of the Agrostis species. Larva feeds on herbaceous plants such as Lady's Bedstraw, Hedge Bedstraw, Heath Bedstraw and Greater Stitchwort.
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VC11: Furze Hill, NF, one, to light, 17 Jul (SLo det. MJW);
VC12: Liss Forest, one, 15 Aug (RJM); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 20 Aug (ASto)

73.324 2090 Crescent Dart Agrotis trux (Hübner, [1824]) - Local
Local on sea cliffs and rocky areas by the sea, from the Isle of Wight westwards to north Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight found mainly on the coasts of the Island, where it is locally common. Very rare on the mainland, where it is evidently a vagrant. Wingspan 35-42 mm. Quite variable, with specimens from the Isle of Wight larger and paler than elsewhere in Britain; resembles Turnip Moth A. segetum and Heart and Club A. clavis, as well as the rare immigrant Great Dart A. crassa. Larva feeds on Rock Sea-spurrey and Thrift.
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VC10: West High Down Quarry, eight, 07 Aug; one, 20 Aug (IOu); Freshwater Cliffs, three, 02 Jul; 1, 09 Jul; six, 16 Jul; two, 03 Aug; four, 09 Aug (SDa); Cranmore, to actinic, 11 Jul (CHic); St Lawrence Undercliff, three, to actinic, 28 Sep; St Lawrence: Salem Close, one, to actinic, 01 Oct; one, to actinic, 02 Oct; Ventnor Botanic Garden, 1, to actinic, 29 Sep (PBa); Rookley, one, to actinic, 05 Jul (JBa); Shanklin, one, 09 Aug (IOu)

73.325 2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta (Hübner, [1803]) - Common
Common often abundant, in gardens, farmland, grassland, heathland and open woodland throughout England and Wales. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 30-32 mm. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Dandelion, Knotgrass, and several species of dock.
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1012343921
11940243741
12446160737

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 01 Apr, 1 (JHa) Latest: Freshwater Bay, 07 Nov, 1 (SDa) Max count: Shanklin, 09 Aug, 21 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Fareham, 10 Apr, 1 (KJW) Latest: Fareham, 30 Oct, 2 (KJW) Max count: Pennington, 14 Aug, 41 (RFC)
VC12: Earliest: Basingstoke, 12 Apr, 1 (DLev) Latest: Whitehill, 12 Nov, 1 (ASto) Max count: Crawley, 12 Aug, 37 (GCE)

73.327 2091 Dark Sword-grass Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766) - Migrant
Common immigrant from mainland Europe, appearing throughout the British Isles, in some years arriving in sufficient numbers to breed in small numbers. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight a common immigrant, which is widely distributed throughout in some years. Wingspan 40-55 mm. Has a distinctive set of arrow-shaped darts, one pointing outwards from the reniform stigma, with two smaller ones facing inwards near the margin. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, but unable to over-winter in significant numbers.
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Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 15 Mar, 1 (JHa) Latest: Freshwater Bay, 07 Nov, 1 (SDa) Max count: St Lawrence: Salem Close, 28 Sep, 3 (PBa)
VC11: Earliest: Southampton, 08 May, 1 (MGP) Latest: Dibden Purlieu, 07 Nov, 1 (RAC) Max count: Marchwood, 20 Jun, 3 (CTh)
VC12: Earliest: Crawley, 18 Mar, 1 (GCE) Latest: Whitehill, 21 Oct, 1 (ASto) Max count: Crawley, 12 Aug, 3 (GCE)

73.328 2098 Flame Axylia putris (Linnaeus, 1761) - Common
Common on farmland, downland and heathland, and in hedgerows, woodland edges and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 30-38 mm. Larva feeds on a variety of herbaceous plants, including Stinging Nettle, White Dead-nettle, Hedge Bedstraw, Hound's-tongue, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 21 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 23 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Kingston, 24 Jun, 17 (ENes)
VC11: Earliest: Allbrook, 19 May, 1 (SI) Latest: Botley, 23 Aug, 1 (SLB) Max count: Romsey, 22 Jun, 3 (SLay)
VC12: Earliest: Yateley, 21 May, 1 (JHH) Latest: Whitehill, 24 Jul, 1 (ASto) Max count: Barton Stacey, 25 Jun, 5 (GCE)

73.329 2102 Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta (Linnaeus, 1761) - Common
Common in a wide variety of habitats, from gardens to wetlands throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 28-34 mm. Could be confused with the much rarer Radford's Flame Shoulder O. leucogaster, which see. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Groundsel, Ribwort Plantain, Lady's Bedstraw, Hedge Bedstraw and Heath Bedstraw, over-wintering as a pupa.
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114106569
1219234111

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 05 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Totland, 18 Sep, 1 (RTe) Max count: West High Down Quarry, 07 Aug, 12 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 05 Apr, 1 (SLay) Latest: Lovedean, 09 Nov, 1 (ARJ) Max count: Lee, 18 Jul, 9 (CTh)
VC12: Earliest: Pamber Forest, 12 Apr, 1 (GJD) Latest: Yateley, 08 Sep, 1 (JHH) Max count: Liss, 14 Aug, 11 (LBe)

73.330 2102a Radford's Flame Shoulder Ochropleura leucogaster (Freyer, [1831]) - Vagrant/Accidental
Rare immigrant from southern Europe, appearing in southern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight recorded at Lepe on the mainland in October 2006 and at Ventnor on the Island in September 2008. Wingspan 34-37 mm. Resembles Flame Shoulder O. plecta but the forewings are proportionately longer and paler than in O. plecta with an indistinct line of subterminal spots. O. leucogaster has smaller orbicular and reniform stigmata, straighter and more compact 'flame shoulder' running along the upper edge of the forewing to just beyond the reniform stigma, much purer white and larger hindwings with a whitish fringe. The deeply coloured maroon metathorax contrasts sharply with the silky white hairs which cover the anterior abdominal segments and contrast strongly with the dark red thoracic hairs. The abdomen itself is very pale brown, unlike the darker earth-brown colour of O. plecta (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on Common Bird's-foot Trefoil, no evidence of breeding in the UK.
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VC10: Freshwater, one, 28 Sep (DBW); Freshwater Bay, one, 07 Nov (SDa); Bonchurch, one, 02 Oct; two, 22 Oct; two, 26 Oct; one, 28 Oct; one, 08 Nov; two, 10 Nov (JHa)

73.332 2122 Purple Clay Diarsia brunnea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland and wooded heathland throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight much less common than formerly; in the summer of 1892, for instance, at Brockenhurst it was stated to be a continual pest at sugar. It occurs in deciduous woodland, and nowadays it is usually recorded as single specimens. Wingspan 36-45 mm. Distinguished from female Barred Chestnut D. dahlii by the darker wavy band between the postmedian and subterminal lines, the absence of the pale subterminal line which is characteristic of that species, and the blacker quadrate mark between the reniform and orbicular stigmata. Pale individuals could be mistaken for northern Ingrailed Clay D. mendica, but these are often more extensively orange-tinted and marbled, and slightly smaller (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on Foxglove, Bilberry, Heather, Sallow, Bramble, Silver Birch and Downy Birch.
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1211204

Record details:
VC10: Borthwood Copse, Winford, two, 23 Jun; Shanklin, one, 17 Jun; one, 21 Jun; one, 24 Jun; one, 25 Jun; one, 01 Jul; two, 05 Jul; one, 06 Jul; one, 12 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 20 Jun (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 06 Jul (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 24 Jun (SAB); Romsey, one, 24 Jun (SC); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 11 Jun (GCE); Blackfield, one, to lighted window, 24 Aug (PGS); Winchester, one, 09 Jun (THW); Wickham, two, 13 Jun; one, 14 Jun; one, 16 Jun; one, 17 Jun; one, 19 Jun; two, 22 Jun; one, 23 Jun; one, 29 Jun; two, 22 Aug (JRDS); Milford on Sea, one, 08 Jun (MMcM);
VC12: Wherwell, one, to actinic, 13 Jun; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 08 Jun; one, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 12 Jul (GCE); Beech, one, 19 Jun; one, 02 Aug (NDP); Pamber Forest, one, 15 Jun; three, 01 Jul (GJD); Liss Forest, four, 27 Jun (RJM); Fleet, three, 03 Jul (MHals); Yateley, three, 23 Jun (JHH)

73.333 2120 Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica (Fabricius, 1775) - Common
Common in woodland, gardens and heathland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 28-36 mm. Very variable, and can be confused with a number of other species, but general pattern sufficiently distinct to enable identification in most cases; a useful field mark, sometimes absent, is the small black dot between the orbicular stigma and dorsum, a feature shared by the superficially similar Small Square-spot D. rubi. Larva feeds on Primrose, Hawthorn, Hazel, Blackthorn and other woody plants.
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10401098
119318211
12751176

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 25 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Bonchurch, 25 Jun, 2 (JHa) Max count: Shanklin, 13 Jun, 8 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Kings Somborne, 21 May, 1 (GCE) Latest: Pennington, 01 Jul, 1 (RFC) Max count: Kings Somborne, 11 Jun, 11 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Basingstoke, 13 May, 1 (MJW) Latest: Teg Down, Winchester, 25 Jun, 1 (CKn) Max count: Crawley, 09 Jun, 6 (GCE)

73.334 2123 Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi (Vieweg, 1790) - Common
Common in damp woodland and grassland, gardens and rough meadows throughout the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 30-38 mm. A useful field mark is the very small black dot between the orbicular stigma and dorsum, but there is no reliable way to distinguish this species from Fen Square-spot D. florida, and the two taxa may best be considered conspecific. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Dandelion and Dock.
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1160711605519472019
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11941399
1269896

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin Upper Chine, 21 May, 1 (IOu) Latest: Freshwater, 21 Sep, 1 (PBa) Max count: Freshwater, 12 Sep, 5 (PBa)
VC11: Earliest: Timsbury, 17 May, 1 (TRa) Latest: Pennington, 25 Sep, 1 (RFC) Max count: Pennington, 08 Sep, 9 (RFC)
VC12: Earliest: Overton, 20 May, 1 (ACr) Latest: Harestock, 21 Sep, 1 (GRog) Max count: Crawley, 12 Aug, 6 (GCE)

73.336 2139 Red Chestnut Cerastis rubricosa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, scrub, gardens and moorland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and still reasonably common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 32-38 mm. Straight costa and spring emergence eliminates all but White-marked C. leucographa, which differs most obviously in pale orbicular and reniform stigmata. Larva feeds on various herbaceous and woody plants, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 17 Apr (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 08 Apr (SDut); Woodlands, New Forest, 05 Apr (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 21 Apr; one, 25 Apr (SAB); Romsey, one, 16 Apr (MB); one, 12 Apr (NRJ); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 12 Apr; one, to actinic, 19 Apr; one, to actinic, 20 Apr; one, to actinic, 21 Apr; one, to actinic, 24 Apr; one, to actinic, 25 Apr; one, to actinic, 26 Apr; one, to actinic, 27 Apr; one, to actinic, 09 May (RAC); Blackfield, one, to lighted window, 22 Mar (PGS); Botley Wood, one, 17 Mar (KJW); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 08 May (JSw);
VC12: Overton, one, 12 Apr (MSi)

73.337 2140 White-marked Cerastis leucographa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland, mature hedgerows and scrub, discontinuously in England from Kent to Yorkshire. In Hampshire nearly all records are from the north, where it has been found in scattered locations, with exceptionally stragglers reported in the south. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 35-39 mm. Differs from Red Chestnut C. rubricosa as follows: antenna in male more strongly pectinate; forewing duller and more strongly marked, particularly the pale stigmata; hindwing paler (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on various herbaceous and woody plants, over-wintering as a pupa.
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117819742014
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VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 01 Apr (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 11 Apr (DAS); Alton, one, to actinic, 09 Apr (DBO)

73.338 2118 True Lover's Knot Lycophotia porphyrea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common on heathland, moorland and in gardens where heather is grown throughout the British Isles; very common on the heaths of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and increasingly recorded from gardens containing heather. Wingspan 26-34 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Heather and Bell Heather.
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1134901362419512019
12599247619512019
 
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1281654156

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Ningwood Common, 03 Jun, 1 (JMar) Latest: Shanklin, 22 Jul, 1 (IOu) Max count: Ningwood Common, 03 Jun, 1 (JMar)
VC11: Earliest: Dibden Purlieu, 09 May, 4 (RAC) Latest: Hale Purlieu, 13 Aug, 5 (MCu) Max count: Pig Bush, NF, 18 Jul, 140 (CL)
VC12: Earliest: Whitehill, 21 May, 1 (ASto) Latest: Whitehill, 17 Aug, 1 (ASto) Max count: Liss Forest, 25 Jul, 156 (RJM)

73.339 2105 Dotted Rustic Rhyacia simulans (Hufnagel, 1766) - Local
Local in gardens, hedgerows, woodland, moorland and mountains, discontinuously across much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight very occasionally recorded when the species is doing well nationally. Wingspan 45-60 mm. The most likely confusion species is Northern Rustic Standfussiana lucernea, which see for differences. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants and grasses.
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11261219452007
12231019511994
 
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VC10: Ningwood Common, one, to actinic, 16 Jun (JMar)

73.342 2107 Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common often abundant, in a wide range of habitats, including grassland, gardens, woodland and moorland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and extremely common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 50-60 mm. Although variable, with a number of distinct forms, Large Yellow Underwing is usually unmistakable, although a pitfall for the unwary is the assignment of occasional small specimens to the extremely rare and declining Lunar Yellow Underwing N. orbona — both share a small black apical streak, but Large Yellow Underwing lacks the diagnostic black discal spot in the hindwing, which can be seen by gently lifting up the forewing with forceps. Larva feeds various grasses and herbaceous plants.
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12896010860119482019
 
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111271672882
12573420297

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 24 Jan, 1 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 10 Nov, 1 (IOu) Max count: Compton Down, 14 Sep, 98 (PBa)
VC11: Earliest: Northney, Hayling, 08 Apr, 1 (GRE) Latest: Denmead, 09 Dec, 1 (RHo) Max count: Kings Somborne, 08 Sep, 82 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Overton, 08 Jan, 1 (DClu) Latest: Overton, 29 Nov, 1 (PEH) Max count: Crawley, 07 Sep, 97 (GCE)

73.343 2110 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata (Schreber, 1759) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, parkland, heathland and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 50-58 mm. Variable, but unmistakable. Larva feeds on various deciduous trees, including Birch, Sallow and Sycamore.
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10550101219512019
1168701051819482019
122083389419482019
 
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1055999
112674489
1213725927

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 24 Jun, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 20 Oct, 1 (IOu) Max count: Totland, 20 Sep, 9 (RTe)
VC11: Earliest: Rownhams, 25 Apr, 1 (AMS) Latest: Botley, 19 Oct, 1 (SLB) Max count: Romsey, 16 Sep, 9 (MB)
VC12: Earliest: Beech, 15 Jun, 1 (NDP) Latest: Beech, 28 Sep, 1 (NDP) Max count: Alton, 15 Sep, 27 (CJP)

73.344 2108 Lunar Yellow Underwing Noctua orbona (Hufnagel, 1766) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in dry sandy areas, heaths and open woodland, discontinuously in parts of Britain, greatly declined, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire there are strong colonies in the Test valley, at Porton Down and Cholderton, both on the Wiltshire/Hampshire border, and the moth is recorded occasionally elsewhere, but often erroneously. There have been no Isle of Wight reports since 1894. Wingspan 38-45 mm. Distinguished from Lesser Yellow Underwing N. comes by its narrower forewing and straighter costa, and by the presence of a black mark towards the apex. Distinguished from small examples of Large Yellow Underwing N. pronuba by the presence of a curved discal spot on the hindwing which gives this species its vernacular name.

Please note that no records of this species from new sites outside of established colonies at Cholderton and Porton Down will be accepted without photographic evidence of the hindwing

Larva feeds on various grasses and herbaceous plants, including Sheep's-fescue, Wavy Hair-grass, Cock's-foot, Common Couch, Reed Canary-grass, Meadow Buttercup, Creeping Cinquefoil, Cowslip and Chickweed.

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107018001894
11382418002012
12447618002019
 
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11111

Record details:
VC11: Broughton, one, to actinic, 31 Aug (GCE)

73.345 2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes Hübner, [1813] - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats, including gardens, downland, heathland, woodland and moorland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 38-48 mm. Could be confused with the much rarer Lunar Yellow Underwing N. orbona, which see. Larva feeds on Stinging Nettle, Broad-leaved Dock and Foxglove.
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10873196719572019
1114737430422002019
123178992619492019
 
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Quantity
109228422
11525153523
1220950916

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Sandown, 30 May, 1 (JMar) Latest: Freshwater Bay, 07 Nov, 2 (SDa) Max count: Totland, 20 Sep, 22 (RTe)
VC11: Earliest: Fareham, 03 Apr, 1 (PBrf) Latest: Pennington, 21 Nov, 1 (RFC) Max count: Pennington, 18 Sep, 23 (RFC)
VC12: Earliest: Axmansford, 12 Jun, 1 (ACB) Latest: Ecchinswell, 08 Nov, 1 (MTa, CSu) Max count: Liss, 29 Aug, 16 (LBe)

73.346 2112 Least Yellow Underwing Noctua interjecta Hübner, [1803] - Common
Common in hedgerows, gardens, fens, sand-dunes and other open areas throughout England and Wales. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 31-36 mm. The least frequent of the five common Noctua species. Larva feeds on various grasses, and herbaceous plants such as Meadowsweet, Common Mallow and Hawthorn.
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Last
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1010913319732019
111861247319512019
1255978719002019
 
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Quantity
10992
1131342
1216193

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 09 Aug (SDa); Freshwater Bay, one, to actinic, 13 Sep (PBa); Cranmore, to actinic, 25 Jul (CHic); Haseley Manor, two, 11 Aug; Shanklin, one, 07 Aug; one, 09 Aug; one, 11 Aug; one, 10 Sep; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 08 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Acres Down, one, 08 Aug (CWlk); Ashurst, NF, one, 08 Aug (SAB); Totton, one, 26 Aug (LH); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 09 Aug (JRMi); Romsey, one, 06 Aug; one, 08 Aug (MB); Broughton, one, to actinic, 06 Aug (GCE); Allbrook, one, 30 Jul; one, 09 Aug (SI); Winchester, two, 31 Jul; two, 07 Aug (THW); Fareham, one, 09 Aug (ADT); one, to actinic, 09 Aug (MLO); one, 08 Aug; one, 10 Aug (KJW); Wickham Common, one, 09 Aug (KC); Wickham, one, 23 Jul; one, 09 Aug; two, 17 Aug (JRDS); Portchester, one, 25 Aug; one, 26 Aug (JGe); Portsmouth, one, 12 Aug (IRT); West Walk, two, 14 Aug; Hen Wood, one, 24 Jul (F.M.G.); Northney, Hayling Island, 26 Aug (JWP); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 11 Sep; one, 14 Sep (APar); Everton, one, 10 Sep (MMcM); Pennington, one, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 26 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 02 Aug (GCE); one, to actinic, 09 Aug (SLE det. GCE); Crawley, one, to actinic, 30 Jul (GCE); Harestock, one, to actinic, 26 Aug; one, to actinic, 27 Aug (GRog); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 11 Aug (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 31 Jul (DAS); Pamber Forest, one, 31 Jul (GJD); Liss, three, 29 Aug (LBe); Alton, one, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 14 Sep; two, to actinic, 22 Sep (BCA); Castle Bottom NNR, one, 16 Aug (JHH); Farnborough, one, 31 Jul (KBW); Yateley, one, 12 Aug; one, 08 Sep (JHH)

73.347 2110a Langmaid's Yellow Underwing Noctua janthina [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775 - Migrant
An immigrant from mainland Europe, appearing in southern England, and now resident in small numbers along the south coast. First recorded in Britain by John Langmaid at Southsea, Hampshire, on 9 July 2001. Steadily increasing in frequency throughout the first two decades of the 21st century, it is now accepted as likely to be a low-density breeding species in parts of Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Wingspan 34-40 mm. Very similar to Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing N. janthe, from which separable in some cases only by dissection of genitalia. Set specimens of N. janthina are separable by black outer border of hindwing, which on N. janthe either stops before the costa or extends diffusely along it, while on N. janthina, it is generally broader, and extends along costa without a gap, so the overall effect is of a black hindwing with a yellow spot. On underside of forewing of N. janthe, the distal edge of black area is usually distinctly toothed. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants. Some authorities dispute whether janthina is a separate species, as there is evidence of hybridisation on the continent.
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10507120062019
1123231820012019
121120192019
 
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10672
1133203
12551

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 24 Jun; one, 25 Jun; one, 12 Jul; two, 13 Jul (JHa); Shanklin, one, 09 Aug (IOu); East Cowes, one, to actinic, 08 Aug (TWhi);
VC11: Dibden Purlieu*, one, to actinic, 14 Aug (RAC); Catisfield, one, 07 Aug (ALR det. KJW); Fareham, two, to actinic, 09 Aug (MLO); one, 05 Aug; one, 11 Aug (KJW); Wickham, one, 07 Aug (F.M.G. det. KJW); Wickham Common, one, 13 Jul (KC); Portsmouth, one, 24 Jun; one, 26 Jun; one, 21 Jul; one, 07 Aug; one, 10 Aug (IRT); Northney, Hayling Island, 17 Jun; 19 Jun; 24 Jun; 26 Jun; 29 Jun; 03 Jul; 05 Jul; 06 Jul; 07 Jul; 08 Jul; 11 Jul; 11 Jul; 13 Jul; 13 Jul; 15 Jul; 16 Jul; 31 Jul (JWP); Horndean*, one, to actinic, 18 Jul; three, to actinic, 22 Aug; two, to actinic, 31 Aug (PHog); Lymington, one, 13 Jul (ASH);
VC12: Preston Candover, one, 12 Jul; Basingstoke*, one, 26 Jun (MJW); Pamber Forest*, one, 26 Aug (GJD); Whitehill*, one, to actinic, 03 Aug (ASto); Farnborough*, one, 27 Jul (KBW)

Basingstoke; 26/06/2020; Mike Wall Basingstoke; 26/06/2020; Mike Wall Basingstoke; 26/06/2020; Mike Wall
Basingstoke, 26/06/2020 (Mike Wall) Basingstoke, 26/06/2020 (Mike Wall) Basingstoke, 26/06/2020 (Mike Wall)
73.348 2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe (Borkhausen, 1792) - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats, including woodland, hedgerows, gardens, heathland and moorland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 34-44 mm. Could be confused with the much rarer Langmaid's Yellow Underwing N. janthina, which see. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including White Dead-nettle, Broad-leaved Dock and Scentless Mayweed.
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Last
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10985637619772019
1110787434932002019
1230281912019502019
 
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Quantity
108654253
11412157057
1220261938

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Haseley Manor, 06 Jul, 1 (IOu) Latest: St Lawrence: Salem Close, 29 Sep, 1 (PBa) Max count: Shanklin, 09 Aug, 53 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Botley, 03 Jul, 2 (SLB) Latest: Fareham, 29 Sep, 3 (IMcP) Max count: Romsey, 20 Aug, 57 (MB)
VC12: Earliest: Overton, 15 Jun, 1 (MSi) Latest: Alton, 19 Oct, 1 (BCA) Max count: Yateley, 17 Aug, 38 (JHH)

73.351 2114 Double Dart Graphiphora augur (Fabricius, 1775) - Common
A species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Occurs in broad-leaved woodland, scrub, hedgerows, parks, marshes, river-banks, damp areas, fens and gardens throughout much of the British Isles, In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight historically widespread in the mainland vice-counties, but seldom common; it is found in open woodland and bushy places on and off the chalk, but has decreased considerably and recent records have centered on the Test valley with occasional records from the border with Dorset in the south-west. Wingspan 38-48 mm. Dotted Rustic Rhyacia simulans has a narrower forewing and never has black outlines to the stigmata; Stout Dart Spaelotis ravida also has a narrower forewing with a fine, black streak at the base, no claviform stigma and a much paler hindwing (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on Sallow, Silver Birch, Downy Birch, Blackthorn, Hawthorn and Broad-leaved Dock.
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102219101986
11552218002011
12977319482014
 
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12111

Record details:
VC12: Wherwell, one, to actinic, 29 Jun (GCE)

Wherwell; 29/06/2020; Glynne Evans
Wherwell, 29/06/2020 (Glynne Evans)
73.352 2138 Green Arches Anaplectoides prasina ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in broad-leaved, especially damp, woodland throughout the British Isles; widely distributed in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, but rarely numerous, with no evidence of any real decline. Wingspan 43-53 mm. Larva feeds on numerous herbaceous and woody plants, including Primrose, Knotgrass, Sallow, Dock, Honeysuckle, Bramble and Bilberry.
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1015125718562019
1122017819492019
1234245319512019
 
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10782
11331
12661

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 07 Jun; one, 09 Jun; one, 12 Jun; one, 15 Jun; two, 24 Jun; one, 25 Jun; one, 07 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 09 Jul (GCE); Romsey, one, to actinic, 03 Jun (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 09 Jul (GCE);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 03 Jun; Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; Crawley, one, to actinic, 09 Jun; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 22 Jun (GCE); Basingstoke, one, 20 Jun (MJW); Chawton, one, 02 Jul (DAS)

73.353 2130 Dotted Clay Xestia baja ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in woodland, heathland, scrubby grassland and marshes throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire widely distributed, but not particularly common and generally absent from the chalk. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1982. Wingspan 38-44 mm. Combination of general appearance and two black dots close to apex of forewing is distinctive. Larva feeds on herbaceous plants such as Primrose, Stinging Nettle and Dock in autumn, and woody plants such as Blackthorn, Bog-myrtle and Willow in spring.
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108118561982
1147052219512018
1215723119512019
 
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Quantity
11111
12441

Record details:
VC11: Ashurst, NF, one, 15 Sep (SAB);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 02 Sep; one, 15 Aug; one, 26 Aug (GJD); Fleet, one, 16 Aug (MHals)

73.355 2132 Neglected Rustic Xestia castanea (Esper, 1798) - Local
Local on heathland and moorland, and in bogs throughout the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire common on heathland in the New Forest and in the north-east, but uncommon elsewhere and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 36-42 mm. Variable, with the grey form neglecta more common in the south of Britain, and red forms in the north of Britain; in north-east Hampshire both grey and red forms occur. The grey form may be confused with Square-spot Rustic X. xanthographa, but X. castanea always characterised by reniform and orbicular stigmata inconspicuous, concolorous with ground colour, outlined ochreous, and reniform stigma with dark dot in dorsal half (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on Heather, Bell Heather and Cross-leaved Heath.
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107118562019
1139247419492019
12698419512012
 
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Quantity
1112184
12991

Record details:
VC11: Brockwood, one, 19 Sep (SDut); Ashurst, NF, one, 18 Sep (SAB); Dibden Purlieu, two, 13 Sep; two, 14 Sep; one, 15 Sep; one, 16 Sep; one, 19 Sep; one, 20 Sep; one, 13 Sep; four, 15 Sep; two, 16 Sep; one, 20 Sep (RAC);
VC12: Liss Forest*, one, 19 Sep (RJM); Whitehill, one, 08 Sep; one, 14 Sep; one, 15 Sep; one, 18 Sep (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR, one, 16 Aug; one, to actinic, 16 Aug (JHH); Fleet, one, 16 Aug (MHals); Yateley*, one, 08 Sep (JHH)

73.356 2135 Heath Rustic Xestia agathina (Duponchel, 1827) - Local
Local on acid heathland and moorland throughout much of the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight locally common on heaths, especially the New Forest, although has suffered from habitat destruction in a number of former haunts, especially in the north-east. It is an occasional wanderer elsewhere. Wingspan 28-36 mm. A constant feature is the small, pale, very oblique orbicular stigmata. Larva feeds on Heather.
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10131019582019
1138842819512019
12263219512016
 
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Quantity
1012185
11409611
12662

Record details:
VC10: Headon Warren, three, to actinic, 17 Sep (PBa); West High Down Quarry, five, to light, 08 Sep (IOu); Freshwater Bay, one, to actinic, 15 Sep; Freshwater, one, to actinic, 13 Sep; one, to actinic, 14 Sep; one, to actinic, 15 Sep; Compton Down, one, to actinic, 14 Sep (PBa); Cranmore, to actinic, 15 Sep (CHic); Bonchurch, two, 06 Sep; one, 28 Sep (JHa); Shanklin*, one, 11 Sep; one, 12 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, two, 12 Sep (SDut); Woodlands, New Forest, 07 Sep (RBW); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 12 Aug; one, to actinic, 15 Aug; one, 04 Sep; two, 15 Sep; two, 18 Sep; one, 19 Sep; two, 20 Sep; one, 21 Sep; one, 22 Sep; one, 28 Sep; two, to actinic, 07 Aug; two, to actinic, 08 Aug; three, to actinic, 09 Aug; two, to actinic, 10 Aug; four, to actinic, 12 Aug; two, to actinic, 13 Aug; one, to actinic, 15 Aug; one, 05 Sep; two, 09 Sep; one, 10 Sep; five, 11 Sep; five, 12 Sep; three, 13 Sep; seven, 14 Sep; 1, 15 Sep; five, 16 Sep; four, 17 Sep; three, 18 Sep; three, 19 Sep; three, 20 Sep; one, 21 Sep; one, 28 Sep (RAC); Botley, one, to actinic, 08 Sep (SLB); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 14 Aug; three, 11 Sep (JSw); Sway, three, 10 Sep (S&SL);
VC12: Alton, one, to actinic, 14 Sep (BCA); Whitehill, two, 08 Sep; one, 11 Sep; one, 12 Sep; one, 14 Sep (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR, netted, 18 May (JHH)

73.357 2134 Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in grassland, gardens and woodland rides throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight abundant in areas of grassland and open woodland, and amongst the rank grasses of the chalk downs. Wingspan 32-40 mm. The pale reniform stigma of Square-spot Rustic should preclude confusion with any other species; the much less common Garden Dart Euxoa nigricans has the forewing narrower and a conspicuous claviform stigma (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on various grasses.
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101158719519512019
1115378775462002019
1236132717219512019
 
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Quantity
10991635216
116884000128
12274157847

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Sandown, 28 May, 1 (JMar) Latest: Cowes, 11 Oct, 1 (DNor) Max count: Compton Down, 13 Sep, 216 (PBa)
VC11: Earliest: Woodlands, New Forest, 13 Mar, 0 (RBW) Latest: Botley, 19 Oct, 1 (SLB) Max count: Broughton, 31 Aug, 128 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Harestock, 08 Jul, 1 (GRog) Latest: Whitehill, 05 Oct, 1 (ASto) Max count: Ecchinswell, 07 Sep, 47 (MJN)

73.358 2133 Six-striped Rustic Xestia sexstrigata (Haworth, 1809) - Common
Common in water meadows, marshes, fens, damp woodland, hedgerows, gardens and downland throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common. Wingspan 36-38 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva polyphagous on herbaceous plants such as Hedge Bedstraw, Ribwort Plantain, Bramble, Bluebell and Water Figwort.
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1014427519032019
112389608119512019
12808242519512019
 
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1011163
1168914
1236515

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Cranmore, 17 Jul, 0 (CHic) Latest: Kingston, 05 Sep, 1 (CHer) Max count: Rookley, 28 Aug, 3 (JBa)
VC11: Earliest: Botley, 21 Jul, 1 (SLB) Latest: Allbrook, 07 Sep, 1 (SI) Max count: Botley, 25 Aug, 4 (SLB)
VC12: Earliest: Beech, 19 Jul, 1 (NDP) Latest: Ecchinswell, 07 Sep, 1 (MJN) Max count: Cheriton, 20 Aug, 5 (DAS)

73.359 2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common often abundant, especially in autumn, in a wide variety of habitats, including gardens, woodland, heathland and marshes throughout the British Isles. Widespread and extremely common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 35-45 mm. One of the most frequent visitors to light traps in autumn and very easily recognised, the most likely confusion species is Double Square-spot X. triangulum. Larva feeds on a wide variety on herbaceous plants, including Stinging Nettle, White Dead-nettle, Great Willowherb, Rosebay Willowherb and Greater Burdock.
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Last
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101574828919512019
1119642971112002019
1257915291819512019
 
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Quantity
109640126
11604150440
123261758186

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 07 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Freshwater Bay, 07 Nov, 2 (SDa) Max count: Freshwater, 12 Sep, 26 (PBa)
VC11: Earliest: Totton, 08 May, 1 (LH) Latest: Botley, 20 Nov, 1 (SLB) Max count: Wickham, 22 Aug, 40 (JRDS)
VC12: Earliest: Crawley, 17 May, 1 (GCE) Latest: Selborne, 22 Oct, 1 (CJP) Max count: Crawley, 12 Aug, 186 (GCE)

73.361 2128 Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum (Hufnagel, 1766) - Common
Common in deciduous woodland, hedgerows and gardens throughout the British Isles, where it is far more frequent than the superficially similar Triple-spotted Clay X. ditrapezium. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 36-46 mm. Larva feeds on Meadow Buttercup, Primrose, Cow Parsley and Wood Spurge.
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1030562619512019
113840615219512019
122201589719482019
 
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1027576
111021456
1211820613

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 07 Jun, 1 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 16 Sep, 1 (IOu) Max count: Haseley Manor, 06 Jul, 6 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Sway, 01 Jun, 2 (S&SL) Latest: Dibden Purlieu, 08 Aug, 1 (RAC) Max count: Wickham, 23 Jul, 6 (JRDS)
VC12: Earliest: Pamber Forest, 30 May, 1 (GJD) Latest: Liss, 20 Aug, 1 (LBe) Max count: Axmansford, 13 Jul, 13 (ACB)

73.365 2117 Autumnal Rustic Eugnorisma glareosa (Esper, 1788) - Common
Common in heathland, moorland, rough grassland and downland throughout the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Local in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, with occasional wanderers turning up away from established localities. Wingspan 32-38 mm. Unlikely to be confused with any other British species, except on Shetland where Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica thulei resembles E. glareosa f. edda. Larva feeds on Heather, Bell Heather, Silver and Downy Birch, Bedstraw, Bluebell.
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10787418562019
11684117519512019
1222136919512019
 
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1031513
1125333
1212173

Record details:
VC10: Headon Warren, 1, to actinic, 17 Sep (PBa); Kingston*, one, field observation, 14 Sep (CHer det. JBa); Wheelers Bay, one, 21 Sep (ABu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 05 Sep; three, 19 Sep (SDut); Woodlands, New Forest, 08 Sep (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 15 Sep; one, 18 Sep (SAB); East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 14 Sep; one, to actinic, 14 Sep; two, to actinic, 14 Sep (GCE); Romsey, one, 18 Sep (NRJ); Broughton, two, to actinic, 21 Sep; three, to actinic, 21 Sep; one, to actinic, 21 Sep; two, to actinic, 21 Sep; two, to actinic, 21 Sep; one, to actinic, 21 Sep (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, 16 Sep; one, 17 Sep; two, 18 Sep; one, 02 Sep; one, 18 Sep; one, 22 Sep (RAC); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 15 Sep (JSw); Sway, one, 16 Sep (S&SL); Pennington, one, 19 Sep; one, 21 Sep (RFC);
VC12: Over Wallop, two, 12 Sep; one, 15 Sep (CM); Chilbolton, three, to actinic, 10 Sep; one, to actinic, 19 Sep (SLE); Bullington*, one, to actinic, 20 Sep (GCE); Beech*, one, 14 Sep; three, 16 Sep (NDP); Liss Forest*, one, 12 Sep (RJM); Whitehill, one, 15 Sep; one, 28 Sep (ASto); Yateley*, one, 08 Sep; one, 08 Sep (JHH)

73.368 2136 Gothic Naenia typica (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local in gardens, marshes, hedgerows and damp woodland throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight an uncommon species, although it does not come readily to light and is probably under-recorded; most recent records have been of singletons at light or on flowers such as Buddleia. Wingspan 36-46 mm. Both Bordered Gothic Heliophobus reticulata and Feathered Gothic Tholera decimalis are similar, but they both have a series of wedge-shaped marks in the subterminal region. Larva feeds on various herbaceous and woody plants.
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10232118562015
1131528019512019
1223824219512019
 
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11111

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VC11: Totton, one, 31 Jul (LH)

Nolidae

Nolinae

74.001 2075 Small Black Arches Meganola strigula ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Na
Nationally scarce (Na) in oak woodland in southern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight moderately common in the large oak woods - Parkhurst Forest, the New Forest, Harewood and Pamber Forests; very occasional elsewhere. Wingspan 18-24 mm. Similar to Least Black Arches N. confusalis, but Small Black Arches lacks the prominent dentations on the median fascia of forewing (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on Pedunculate Oak.
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1019618002019
1116715918002019
127712718002019
 
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Quantity
11200
1274322

Record details:
VC11: Northney, Hayling Island*, 18 May; 19 May (JWP);
VC12: Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; four, to actinic, 24 Jun; four, to actinic, 24 Jun; four, to actinic, 24 Jun; five, to actinic, 24 Jun; three, to actinic, 24 Jun (GCE); Pamber Forest, 7, 25 Jun (GJD)

74.002 2076 Kent Black Arches Meganola albula ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) on heathland, saltmarshes, shingle beaches, sandy beaches, chalk downland and woodland clearings, in south-eastern England, predominantly coastal, but increasing in recent years inland in central southern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread but uncommon near the coasts of vice-counties 10 and 11, becoming rather more common in vice-county 12 in recent years. There was a marked increase in the number of records received in 2009. Wingspan 18-24 mm. The most likely confusion species is Scarce Black Arches Nola aerugula. Larva feeds on Dewberry, Bramble, Raspberry and Wild Strawberry.
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Record
Last
Record
1022527819002019
111080141218002019
1215617919502019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10793
1118214
1213132

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Bay, one, to actinic, 15 Sep (PBa); Parkhurst Forest, one, 29 Jun (IOu); Bonchurch, one, 25 Jun (JHa); Shanklin, one, 15 Jun; one, 24 Jun; three, 25 Jun; one, 16 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 24 Jun (CTh); Ashurst, NF, one, 24 Jun (SAB); Titchfield Haven NNR, four, 17 Jul (F.M.G.); Botley, one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 14 Jul; one, to actinic, 17 Jul (SLB); Wickham, one, 16 Jul (JRDS); Portsmouth, one, 23 Jun; two, 24 Jun; one, 25 Jun; one, 26 Jun; one, 21 Jul; one, 06 Aug (IRT); Lovedean, one, 17 Jul; one, 18 Jul; one, check - very late, 06 Oct (ARJ); Northney, Hayling Island, 07 Jul (JWP); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 23 Jul (JSw);
VC12: Wherwell, one, to actinic, 29 Jun (GCE); Crawley, one, 25 Jun (TNo); one, to actinic, 30 Jun; one, to actinic, 30 Jun; one, to actinic, 30 Jun; Barton Stacey, two, to actinic, 22 Jun; two, to actinic, 22 Jun (GCE); Beech, one, 29 Jul (NDP); Pamber Forest, one, 13 Jul (GJD); Castle Bottom NNR*, 25 Jun; 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Fleet, one, 13 Jul (MHals); one, 06 Aug (AGi)

74.003 2077 Short-cloaked Moth Nola cucullatella (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in hedgerows, gardens, scrub and woodland throughout much of Britain. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight still widespread and fairly common in all three vice-counties. Wingspan 15-20 mm. The easiest of the Nolidae to identify, and one of the most common. Larva feeds on Hawthorn, Midland Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Apple, Pear and Plum.
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Last
Record
1013816219782019
111335170219512019
1235234119512019
 
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Quantity
109113
11871
1220283

Record details:
VC10: Kingston, one, 22 Jun; one, 24 Jun (ENes); Bonchurch, one, 25 Jun; one, 12 Jul (JHa); Haseley Manor, one, 06 Jul; Borthwood Copse, Winford, one, 23 Jun; Shanklin, one, 06 Jul; one, 14 Jul (IOu); East Cowes, three, to actinic, 24 Jun (TWhi);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 09 Jul (RBW); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (JRMi); Romsey, one, 07 Jul (NRJ); Winchester, one, 07 Jul (THW); Fareham, one, 18 Aug (ADT); Wickham, one, 24 Jun (JRDS); Portsmouth, one, 16 Jun (IRT); Southsea, one, 13 Jul (JGe);
VC12: Wherwell, one, to actinic, 29 Jun; one, to actinic, 29 Jun (GCE); Crawley, one, 03 Jul (TNo); one, to actinic, 30 Jun; Barton Stacey, three, to actinic, 25 Jun; two, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; two, to actinic, 25 Jun; two, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun (GCE); Axmansford, one, 04 Jul (ACB); Basingstoke, one, 24 Jun (RHil); Liss, two, 25 Jun; one, 17 Jul (LBe); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun; 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Yateley, three, 23 Jun; three, 23 Jun (JHH)

74.004 2078 Least Black Arches Nola confusalis (Herrich-Schäffer, 1847) - Local
Local in woodland, hedgerows, parks, orchards and gardens throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and fairly common in oak woodland, though evidently less frequent than formerly. Wingspan 16-24 mm. Could be confused with Small Black Arches Meganola strigula, but M. strigula has more dentate median fascia. Larva feeds on Downy Birch, Blackthorn, Buckthorn and Lime, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Record
Last
Record
1031560619292019
111368159719512019
1239850319512019
 
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Quantity
1037564
1145494
1230392

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 08 Apr, 3 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin Upper Chine, 02 Jun, 1 (IOu) Max count: Bonchurch, 11 Apr, 4 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Southampton, 10 Apr, 1 (MGP) Latest: Burton, nr Christchurch, 29 May, 1 (JSw) Max count: Romsey, 09 May, 4 (NRJ)
VC12: Earliest: Chilbolton, 09 Apr, 1 (GCE) Latest: Yateley, 23 Jun, 2 (JHH) Max count: Basingstoke, 27 May, 2 (MJW)

Chloephorinae

74.007 2421 Scarce Silver-lines Bena bicolorana (Fuessly, 1775) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland and parks throughout much of England, south-east of a line from the Severn to the Wash and in Cumbria, Lincolnshire and south Yorkshire, as well as in southern and central Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight locally fairly common in in oak woodland in all three vice-counties. Wingspan 42-48 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on buds and leaves of Pedunculate Oak, Sessile Oak, Silver Birch and Downy Birch.
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Last
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10482719302019
1166755719512019
1214511319512019
 
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Quantity
10452
1118213
1212142

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 24 Jun; two, 25 Jun (IOu); Broadley Copse, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (JBa); Sandown, one, to actinic, 09 Aug (JMar);
VC11: Ashurst, NF, one, 15 Jun (SAB); Romsey, one, 24 Jun (SC); one, 24 Jun (SLay); one, 16 Jul (NRJ); Allbrook, one, 23 Jun; two, 24 Jun; two, to actinic, 25 Jun (SI); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jun (GCE); Catisfield, one, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun (ALR); Fareham, one, 24 Jun (ADT); one, 16 Jun (IMcP); one, to actinic, 17 Jul (MLO); three, 25 Jun (KJW); Lovedean, one, 25 Jun (ARJ); West Meon, one, 31 Jul (F.M.G.); Northney, Hayling Island, 19 Jun (JWP); Pennington, one, 07 Sep (RFC);
VC12: Beech, one, 23 Jun (NDP); Basingstoke, one, 25 Jun (DLev); one, 20 Jun (MJW); Liss, one, 25 Jun (LBe); Liss Forest, two, 27 Jun (RJM); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 20 Jun; two, to actinic, 25 Jun (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun; 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 09 Aug (ASw); Long Valley, Fleet, two, field observation, in the mouth of a Nightjar, 20 Jun; two, field observation, in the mouth of a Nightjar., 20 Jun (JHH, AMD)

74.008 2422 Green Silver-lines Pseudoips prasinana (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in deciduous woodland and rural gardens throughout the British Isles; reasonably common and widely distributed across Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 33-39 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Oak and Beech, but also on various other species of deciduous tree and shrub, including Birch and Hazel, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Record
Last
Record
1017321818562019
111738180819512019
1276199419512019
 
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Quantity
10331
1129344
1222222

Record details:
VC10: Walter's Copse, Newtown, larva, one, field observation, 15 Sep (PBa); Parkhurst Forest, larva, one, field observation, 16 Oct (IOu); Bonchurch, one, 25 Jun (JHa);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 27 May (SDut); Marchwood, one, 20 Jun (CTh); Romsey, one, 24 Jun (SLay); one, 23 Jun; one, 22 Jul (MB); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 23 Jun; one, to actinic, 11 Jun; Ashley, one, to actinic, 23 Jun (GCE); Romsey, one, 22 Jun (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 11 Jun; two, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 11 Jun; Hursley, four, to actinic, 09 Jul; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Southampton, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (MGP); Teg Down, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; three, to actinic, 25 Jun (EmPe); Botley, one, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 29 May; one, to actinic, 09 Jul (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 13 Jul (KC); Wickham, one, 13 Jun; one, 30 Jul (JRDS); Northney, Hayling Island, 21 Jun (JWP); Pennington, one, 26 Jun (RFC);
VC12: Crawley, one, to actinic, 09 Jun; one, to actinic, 30 Jun; Barton Stacey, two, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; two, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 16 Jul (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (DAS); Beech, one, 21 Jun (NDP); Basingstoke, one, 21 Jul (RHil); Pamber Forest, one, 14 Jun; one, 25 May (GJD); Liss Forest, one, 14 Jun; one, 20 Jun; one, 25 Jul (RJM); Alton, one, to actinic, 02 Jun (BCA); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 02 Jun; one, to actinic, 13 Jun; one, to actinic, 15 Jun (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun; 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Fleet, one, 18 Jun (MHals)

74.009 2423 Oak Nycteoline Nycteola revayana (Scopoli, 1772) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland, parks and gardens throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widely distributed in oak and mixed deciduous woodland. Turns up at light both before and after hibernation; in autumn it visits the flowers of ling and during the winter it may be beaten from yew trees in woodland, and from thickets of blackthorn. Wingspan 22-28 mm. Very variable, with some eight distinct forms, and most likely to be passed over as a micromoth of the Tortricidae, especially Acleris hastiana or Acleris cristana. Larva feeds on Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak.
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Last
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1013613218562019
111461144819512019
1228126019512019
 
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Quantity
10881
1126262
1212121

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 18 Apr; one, 12 Jul; one, 11 Dec (JHa); Shanklin, one, 06 Apr; one, 20 Apr; one, 05 Jul; one, 16 Jul; one, 07 Nov (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 07 Aug (SDut); Marchwood, one, 20 Jun; one, 05 Oct (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 22 Apr (RBW); Totton, one, 30 Jun (LH); Romsey, one, 29 Jun (MB); one, 18 Mar; one, 09 May; one, 07 Jul (NRJ); Itchen: Peartree Green, one, 19 Jun (PAB); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 17 Mar; one, to actinic, 08 Sep (GCE); Fareham, one, 16 Jun (IMcP); one, to actinic, 22 Apr; one, to actinic, 10 Aug (MLO); one, 25 Jun (KJW); Botley, two, to actinic, 22 Feb; one, to actinic, 09 Mar; one, to actinic, 30 Sep (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 12 Aug (KC); Lovedean, one, 25 Jun; one, 26 Jul; one, 09 Aug (ARJ); Hen Wood, one, 04 Sep (F.M.G.); Milford on Sea, one, 22 Apr (MMcM); Pennington, one, 09 Nov (RFC);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 26 Jun (MJW); Alton, one, to actinic, 30 Jan (BCA); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 11 Apr; one, to actinic, 27 Apr (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR, one, 16 Aug; one, 16 Aug (JHH); one, 25 Jun; one, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 22 Apr (ASw); Fleet, one, 03 Jul (MHals); Yateley, one, 23 Apr; one, 23 Apr (JHH)

Basingstoke; 26/06/2020; Mike Wall
Basingstoke, 26/06/2020 (Mike Wall)
74.011 2418 Cream-bordered Green Pea Earias clorana (Linnaeus, 1761) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in fens, damp woodland, heathland and mosses throughout much of south-eastern England; widespread in south Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, but very uncommon in north Hampshire, where presumably all records relate to wanderers from the south of the county. Wingspan 20-24 mm. The superficially similar Green Oak Tortrix Tortrix viridana has grey hindwing and lacks the white costal streak of Cream-bordered Green Pea; two very rare immigrants, Spiny Bollworm E. biplaga and Egyptian Bollworm E. insulana, may also occur. Larva feeds on terminal shoots of Osier, Creeping Willow, and other species of Salix, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Record
Last
Record
1011317818562019
11765128719512019
125419542018
 
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Quantity
10661
1125254

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 16 Jul (SDa); Ningwood Common, one, to actinic, 16 Jun (JMar); Kingston, one, 24 Jun (ENes); Bonchurch, one, 02 Jun; one, 08 Jun; one, 17 Jun (JHa);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 24 Jun (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 17 Jun (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 31 May (SAB); Romsey, one, 26 May (SLay); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 05 Aug (RAC); Southampton, one, to actinic, 06 Aug; two, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 09 Aug (MGP); Fareham, one, 24 Jun (ADT); one, 30 May; one, 15 Jun; one, 07 Aug; one, 10 Aug (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 08 Jun; one, to actinic, 17 Jun (SLB); Portsmouth, one, 10 Aug (IRT); Northney, Hayling Island, 20 Jun; 10 Aug (JWP); Sway, one, to actinic, 01 Jun; one, 08 Jun; one, 16 Jul (S&SL); Milford on Sea, four, 25 Jun (MMcM); Pennington, one, 24 Jun (RFC); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa)