Annual Report 2020 - Page: 2

Micropterigidae to Bucculatricidae

Gracillariidae to Lypusidae

Peleopodidae to Batrachedridae
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is taken from the main Hantsmoths website, and it is possible that some information on abundance and occurrence can get out of date, as it is impossible to keep up with all changes; however it should give a good introduction to each species.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.

Gracillariidae

Gracillariinae

15.001 0299 Parectopa ononidis (Zeller, 1839) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) on chalk downland and rough meadows throughout much of England, predominantly in the south-east. Described in MBGBI Vol 2 as "an inconspicuous and evasive insect which may have been overlooked in many areas". In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight this is almost certainly the case; the moth and its early stages have been found in several places in south Hampshire, but there are still few records from north Hampshire, and only one recent record from Wight. Wingspan 7-9 mm. Dialectica imperialella is similar, but lacks the two basal silver spots on the dorsum and has a conspicuous white apical spot, also clearly visible on the underside; the hindleg has a row of bristles on the tibia and is only obscurely banded with white. Larva mines leaves of Red Clover, White Clover and Spiny Restharrow.
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11472719722018
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VC12: Farnborough*, one, 21 May (KBW)

15.002 0280 Caloptilia cuculipennella (Hübner, 1796) - Nationally Scarce A
Nationally scarce (Na) in Britain as far north as Perthshire and in Ireland, especially on sea-cliffs and rough ground near the sea and woodland inland. Very rare in our area: Ffennell reported one from the Southampton area in 1935, and there are three old records from the Isle of Wight. Recent years have seen a scattering of further examples, from South Gorley and Winchester in 2014, and another on the Island at Cranmore SSSI in June 2015. Wingspan 11-12 mm. Similar to C. syringella. Larva mines leaves of Ash and Wild Privet, subsequently living within a leaf-fold.
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1051319002015
113219352014
 
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12111

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VC12: New Vice-county Record: one, 25 Jun (KBW det. MJW)

Farnborough; 25/06/2020; Keith Wills
Farnborough, 25/06/2020 (Keith Wills)
15.003 0281 Caloptilia populetorum (Zeller, 1839) - Local
Local on moorland and heathland, and in open woodland. Widespread, with a discontinuous distribution which may be due to under-recording; found in southern Britain from Kent to Glamorgan and Herefordshire, in Cumbria and in western and northern Scotland; rare in Ireland, being recorded only from Cos Wicklow, Clare and Galway. First recorded in Hampshire at Farnborough in 1995, despite its presence being mapped in vice-counties 10 and 11 in MBGBI Vol 2 (1985), and still rarely encountered. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 11-14 mm. Similar to C. falconipennella, which lacks the dark spots on the costa and fold and has the terminal cilia concolorous with the wing and the cilial lines distinct (MBGBI Vol 2). Larva mines and folds leaves of Birch, subsequently living within a leaf-fold.
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102220172017
11656320032018
12201919952018
 
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11331
12331

Record details:
VC11: Totton, one, 17 Nov; one, 23 Nov (LH); Catisfield, one, 10 Aug (ALR);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 05 Apr (GJD); Castle Bottom NNR, one, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); one, to actinic, 16 Aug (JHH)

15.005 0283 Caloptilia betulicola (Hering, 1928) - Common
Common wherever the foodplant occurs, throughout much of the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire. Recorded for the first time on the Isle of Wight at Freshwater in 2010. Wingspan 14-16 mm. Separated with certainty from C. elongella only by dissection of the genitalia; similar to C. rufipennella and C. hemidactylella. Larva mines leaves of Birch, subsequently living within a leaf-cone.
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101120102010
111157219732019
12402219752018
 
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11243
12221

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VC11: Romsey, one, 02 Apr (NRJ); West Walk, larval spinning, three, on host-plant, spinnings on birch, 06 Jul (RJD);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 08 Jul (GJD); Castle Bottom NNR, one, netted, ♀, gen det, 15 Jun (JHH det. AMD)

15.006 0284 Caloptilia rufipennella (Hübner, 1796) - Common
Common in woodland, gardens, parks and fens throughout much of Britain, a recent colonist, reported for the first time only in 1970. By the time of MBGBI 2 (1986), the population was centred in Scotland and eastern England, and it has evidently continued to spread westwards since that time. First recorded in south Hampshire in 1990 and 1991, and has now been found throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 11-12 mm. Similar to C. elongella and C. betulicola, which are larger (14-16 mm) and lack the pale band on the foretibia and the white admixture on the midfemur. Overwinters as an adult, often in an evergreen such as Yew. Larva mines leaves of Sycamore and occasionally other species of Acer, subsequently living within a leaf-fold, sometimes the most frequent Caloptilia species in gardens.
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10546019972019
1151656619832019
121108519932019
 
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10331
1110112
12221

Record details:
VC10: St Lawrence: Salem Close, one, to actinic, 01 Oct (PBa); Godshill, one, field observation, 19 Oct; Shanklin, one, gen det, 09 Apr (IOu);
VC11: Totton, one, 06 Aug (LH); Portsdown, larval feeding signs, one, on host-plant, at least one primary mine and two cones on sycamore, 14 Sep (RJD); Portsmouth, one, 23 Jul (IRT); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 12 Jul (APar); Southsea, one, 10 Apr; two, 07 Jul; one, 17 Jul (JGe); one, small specimen with multiple black spots on forewings, 20 Apr (JRL); one, 09 Nov; one, 13 Nov (JRL);
VC12: Harestock, one, to actinic, 12 Apr (GRog); Farnborough, one, 06 Aug (KBW)

15.007 0285 Azalea Leaf Miner Caloptilia azaleella (Brants, 1913) - Local
Local in parks, gardens and woodland throughout much of southern England, spreading into northern England. Thoroughly naturalised, through accidental introduction in azaleas and rhododendrons, this native of eastern Asia now occurs in the wild amongst Azalea species in several of the southern counties and more widely in greenhouses. In Hampshire early stages were first reported in a garden at Bournemouth, and subsequently from Southampton, Hilliers Arboretum and Ampfield. A few adult specimens have been taken at light elsewhere in southern Hampshire, but still rare in the north of the county and on the Isle of Wight, where first recorded at Totland in 2007. Wingspan 10-11 mm. Larva mines leaves of Azalea and Rhododendron, subsequently living within a leaf-fold, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1010920072019
111135144419842019
12322819942019
 
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1125272
12111

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VC10: Totland, one, 20 Sep (RTe); Shanklin, one, 08 May; one, 06 Oct (IOu);
VC11: Totton, two, 03 May; one, 07 May; one, 02 Jul; one, 09 Jul; one, 10 Jul; one, 16 Jul; one, 17 Jul; one, 27 Jul; one, 28 Jul; one, 09 Sep; one, 20 Sep; one, 21 Nov (LH); Romsey, one, 26 May (SLay); two, 20 Sep (MB); one, 15 May; one, 19 May (NRJ); Fareham, one, 03 May (ADT); one, 17 Jul (IMcP); one, to actinic, 02 Jul; one, to actinic, 02 Aug (MLO); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 15 May; one, 23 Jul (JSw); Milford on Sea, one, 08 Jun (MMcM); Pennington, one, 17 Aug (RFC); Southsea, one, 27 May (JRL);
VC12: Farnborough, one, 09 May (KBW)

15.008 0286 Caloptilia alchimiella (Scopoli, 1763) - Common
Common in oak woodland and areas with scattered trees throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight reasonably well-distributed, but perhaps still under-recorded. Wingspan 10-13 mm. Easily confused with C. robustella, from which it can only safely be separated by dissection of the genitalia; both feed on oak, but C. alchimiella is probably univoltine with a protracted emergence period, while C. robustella is bivoltine. The adult rests by day on trunks, flies in the evening and comes sparingly to light; more frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Oak, subsequently living within a leaf-fold, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10293519002019
1122724819712019
1211513319752019
 
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10111
1110143
12573

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, gen det, 23 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Ashurst, NF, one, 07 Aug; two, 08 Aug; three, 10 Aug; one, 14 Sep; one, 15 Sep (SAB); Romsey, one, 20 Sep (MB); Allbrook, one, 26 May (SI); Fareham, one, to actinic, gen det, 01 Aug (MLO det. RJD); Pennington, two, 29 May; one, 08 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 30 May; one, 06 Aug (GJD); Farnborough, one, 31 Jul; three, 08 Aug; one, 10 Aug (KBW)

15.009 0287 Caloptilia robustella Jäckh, 1972 - Common
Common in oak woodland and areas with scattered trees throughout Britain, as far north as Aberdeenshire; common in the south-east but rare in the west and north of its range; its apparent absence from much of the Midlands and central and southern Wales may be due to under-recording (MBGBI Vol 2). In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight more common than C. alchimiella. Wingspan 10-13 mm. Easily confused with C. alchimiella, from which it can only safely be separated by dissection of the genitalia; both feed on oak, but C. alchimiella is probably univoltine with a protracted emergence period, while C. robustella is bivoltine. Larva mines leaves of Oak, subsequently living within a leaf-fold, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10101219802019
1139745519722019
12838819752018
 
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10353
1116162
12331

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, three, gen det, 21 May; one, gen det, 07 Aug; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, gen det, 02 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 12 Aug (RBW); Romsey, one, 30 May; one, 06 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 11 Aug; one, 14 Aug; one, 16 Aug (MB); Catisfield, one, 12 Aug (ALR det. RJD); Fareham, one, 11 Aug (IMcP); Wickham, one, ♀, gen det, 07 Aug; West Walk, one, ♂, gen det, 14 Aug (F.M.G. det. RJD); Pennington, two, 24 Jun; one, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 14 Aug (RFC); Southsea, one, 30 May (JRL);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 10 Aug (GJD); Farnborough, one, 26 May (KBW); Yateley*, one, ♂, gen det, 09 May (JHH det. AMD)

15.010 0288 Caloptilia stigmatella (Fabricius, 1781) - Common
Common in hedgerows, woodland and marshes, and on river-banks, throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight Mines and spinnings are common on sallows, willows and poplars in all three vice-counties. Wingspan 12-14 mm. Bivoltine, with a peak summer generation, the descendents of which overwinter. Imago seldom encountered at light, and more likely to be recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Sallow, Willow, Aspen, Black Poplar and Grey Poplar, subsequently living within a leaf-fold.
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10929619002019
1197486019712019
1218013919802019
 
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10331
1118182
12551

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, one, 07 Aug; Shanklin, one, 09 Aug; one, 14 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 31 May (RBW); Romsey, one, 10 Jun (SLay); one, 08 Aug; one, 07 Nov (MB); one, 18 Mar; one, 04 Aug (NRJ); Pilley Bailey, NF*, two, 03 Aug (RBW, MWa); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 09 Aug (RAC); Winchester, one, 10 Apr (THW); Botley Wood, one, 13 Mar; one, 18 Sep (F.M.G.); Fareham, one, to actinic, 29 Jul (MLO); Botley, one, to actinic, 05 Aug (SLB); Wickham, one, 16 Jul (JRDS); Portsmouth, one, 07 Aug; one, 09 Nov (IRT); West Meon, one, 31 Jul (F.M.G.); Southsea, one, 26 May (JRL);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 06 Aug (RHil); Pamber Forest, one, 25 May; one, 13 Jul; one, 28 Sep (GJD); Yateley*, one, 12 Aug (JHH)

15.011 0289 Caloptilia falconipennella (Hübner, [1813]) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in marshes, river-banks, ditches and other damp areas throughout Britain, discontinuously north to Dunbartonshire. In Hampshire increased interest in recent years in micro-lepidoptera has uncovered a number of sites in the south-east and north-east of the county, so it is perhaps more widespread than previously known, or possibly increasing in range. Recorded for the first time on the Isle of Wight at Freshwater in 2011. Wingspan 12-14 mm. Larva mines leaves of Alder, make distinctive conical leaf-folds.
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104620112016
11775819002019
1223520012018
 
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VC12: Axmansford*, one, 17 Nov (ACB det. GJD); Pamber Forest, one, 07 Apr (GJD); Yateley*, one, 31 Jul (JHH)

15.012 0290 Caloptilia semifascia (Haworth, 1828) - pRDB1
Local in woodland edges and hedgerows in southern England and Wales, widespread, but tending to occur in isolated but sometimes populous colonies; absent from the north Midlands, but reappearing in Yorkshire and Cumbria. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 10-12 mm. Since the synonymisation of C. hauderi into the present species, it is apparent that the adult is bivoltine, with a small first generation in spring, followed by a main emergence from July through September, remaining active into October before overwintering into the next year (Nota Lep. (2011), J.R.Langmaid).
Imagos are taken at light, but even more so as larval mines in the leaves of Field Maple, subsequently living within a leaf-fold.
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101088118562019
1144278519762019
1213210019792019
 
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10782
1130373
1218356

Record details:
VC10: Haseley Manor, two, 06 Jul; one, 21 Sep; Shanklin, one, 02 Apr; one, 04 Apr; one, 25 Jun; one, 26 Aug; one, 17 Nov (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 24 Mar (RBW); Romsey, one, 02 Apr (MB); one, 18 Mar; one, 05 Apr (NRJ); Winchester, one, 23 Jun (THW); Fareham, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 01 Jul; one, to actinic, 28 Jul; one, to actinic, 30 Jul (MLO); Portsmouth, one, 17 Jun; one, 24 Jun; one, 25 Jun; one, 26 Jun; one, 30 Jun; three, 07 Jul; one, 08 Jul; one, 13 Jul; three, 15 Jul; two, 16 Jul; one, 17 Jul; one, 18 Jul; three, 22 Jul; one, 29 Jul; one, 07 Aug; one, 08 Sep; one, 12 Sep; two, 15 Sep; one, 22 Sep (IRT); Southsea, one, 26 Jun (JGe); one, 09 Apr (JRL);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 10 Apr (DLev); three, 26 Jun; one, 31 Jul (MJW); four, 23 Jun; two, 24 Jun; one, 12 Jul; two, 31 Jul; one, 06 Aug (RHil); Chineham, mine, many larval cones on Field Maple, 11 Aug; Pamber Forest, one, 23 Jun; one, 13 Jul; one, 31 Jul (GJD); Yateley, two, 12 Aug; one, 14 Sep; one, ♀, gen det, 26 May; six, 31 Jul; six, 08 Aug; one, 17 Aug (JHH)

Basingstoke; 31/07/2020; Mike Wall
Basingstoke, 31/07/2020 (Mike Wall)
15.014 0293 Gracillaria syringella (Fabricius, 1794) - None
Common in gardens and woodland throughout the British Isles, as far north as Shetland. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, where the distribution of records show continuous presence from April to September with only a small trough in June, indicating protracted emergence of the first generation. Wingspan 10-13 mm. Imago seldom encountered at light, and more likely to be recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Imago similar to C. cuculipennella. Larva mines leaves of Privet (both wild and cultivated), Ash and Lilac, subsequently living gregariously within a leaf-roll, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1032242218932019
111119173919692019
1228924319712019
 
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10411
117115
12551

Record details:
VC10: Plaish, mine, several on garden privet, 24 Sep (KRy); Walter's Copse, Newtown, mine, blotch mines on leaves of Fraxinus excelsior, 15 Sep (PBa); Merstone, mine, several on garden privet, 27 Sep (KRy); Shanklin, one, 24 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Totton, one, 08 Aug; one, 11 Aug; one, 15 Aug (LH); Winchester, one, 10 Apr (THW); Fareham, one, to actinic, 19 Jun (MLO); Portsdown, larval feeding signs, five, on host-plant, old mines and spinnings on wild privet, 14 Sep (RJD); Hen Wood, one, 04 Sep (F.M.G.);
VC12: Harestock, one, to actinic, 29 Apr (GRog); Basingstoke, one, 12 Apr (MJW); Farnborough, one, field observation, 17 Apr (KBW); Yateley, one, 21 Apr; one, 21 May (JHH)

15.015 0294 Aspilapteryx tringipennella (Zeller, 1839) - Common
Common on downland, rough grassland, waste ground and roadside verges throughout the British Isles, as far north as Shetland. Common in Hampshire, scarcer on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 10-13 mm. The imago is active in afternoon and evening sunshine and occasionally comes to light, and more likely to be recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Ribwort Plantain, subsequently living within a leaf-roll.
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10806418502019
1141746119712019
1220839619802019
 
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10494
1112132
12771

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, three, 07 Aug (IOu); Bonchurch, one, 02 Jun (JHa); Shanklin, one, 08 Jun; Bembridge Fort, four, 06 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Totton, one, 19 Jul; one, 31 Jul; one, 22 Aug (LH); Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Catisfield, one, 07 Aug (ALR); Hilltop, The Hangers, one, 01 Aug (SI); Portsmouth, one, 21 May; one, 23 Jul; one, 31 Jul; one, 07 Aug (IRT); West Meon, one, 31 Jul (F.M.G.); Pennington, one, 24 Jun (RFC);
VC12: Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 23 Jul; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 11 Aug (GCE); Basingstoke, one, 16 Jul; one, 29 Jul; one, 06 Aug (RHil); Liss Forest, one, 18 Jul (RJM); Farnborough, one, 17 Jul (KBW)

15.016 0297 Euspilapteryx auroguttella Stephens, 1835 - Common
Common in coppiced woodland and rough grassland, and on roadside verges, throughout much of Britain. In Hampshire locally common, except in the south-west of the county; on the Isle of Wight, it is distinctly uncommon. Wingspan 9-10 mm. Metallic grey forewing with orange or yellow markings and white tips to antennae make this one of the easiest Gracillariidae to identify (MBGBI Vol 2). Imago fairly regular at light, but more frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of St John's-wort, subsequently living within a leaf-cone, and over-wintering as a pupa.
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102019971997
111148219742018
12533719712018
 
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11111
12331

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VC11: Bitterne*, one, to actinic, 27 Apr (PAB);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 15 Sep (GCE); Pamber Forest, one, 10 Aug (GJD); Fleet, one, 06 Aug (AGi)

15.017 0296 Calybites phasianipennella (Hübner, [1813]) - Local
Local in damp woodland, fens and cornfield edges throughout much of England, rare in Scotland and Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight recorded from all three vice-counties, but evidently rare and taken mostly as single specimens. Wingspan 10-11 mm. Imago fairly regular at light, but more frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Redshank, Black-bindweed, Common Sorrel, Sheep's Sorrel, Broad-leaved Dock, Water Dock and Yellow Loosestrife, subsequently living within a leaf-roll.
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10171518562018
1113615019822019
12384419972019
 
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10331
11100
12221

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 14 Aug; one, 04 Sep; one, 08 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 02 Aug (RBW);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 07 Sep (GJD); Foxlease Meadow, Rushmoor, one, field observation, 28 May (JHH)

15.018 0292 Povolnya leucapennella (Stephens, 1835) - None
Nationally scarce (Nb) in oak woodland throughout much of Britain and Ireland. Rather uncommon in south Hampshire and very rare in the north and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 12-14 mm. Very variable, from pale yellowish white to reddish, and some forms are only separable from other similar Caloptilia species by dissection of the genitalia; however, the more common form is off white with darker spots, and this is distinctive. The mines on oak are very rarely reported; the few reports we have relate to adults taken at light or beaten from scrub.
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10111119002019
11141619732017
124420062015
 
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10562

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VC10: Bonchurch, one, 06 Apr; two, 10 Apr; one, 12 Jul; one, 13 Jul (JHa); Shanklin, one, 25 Jun (IOu)

15.019 0313 Acrocercops brongniardella (Fabricius, 1798) - Local
Local in open woodland, mainly south of a line from Lincolnshire to Herefordshire and Worcestershire, scarce elsewhere into Wales and Ireland (MBGBI Vol 2). Once rather scarce in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, this species has now been found widely throughout. Wingspan 8-10 mm. The second generation, when it occurs, overwinters to emerge in spring. Imago seldom encountered at light, and more likely to be recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of oak Quercus, including Evergreen Oak.
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101095119772019
111466319812018
12231419752019
 
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10662
11792
12155

Record details:
VC10: Totland, one, 20 Sep (RTe); Bonchurch, mine, leaf mines in Evergreen Oak, 02 Aug (IOu); two, 25 Jun (JHa); Shanklin, one, 09 May; one, 24 Jun; one, 25 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Totton, one, 30 Jun; one, 07 Jul (LH); Fareham, one, to actinic, gen det, 09 Aug (MLO det. RJD); Portsmouth, one, 18 Jul; one, 21 Jul (IRT); Milton, vacated mine, two, Quercus ilex, 06 Feb; vacated mine, two, Quercus ilex, 06 Nov (JRL, IRT);
VC12: Yateley*, vacated mine, five, many on Holm Oak (Quercus ilex), 17 Dec (JHH)

15.022 0310 Callisto denticulella (Thunberg, 1794) - Common
Common in gardens, orchards, hedgerows and woodland in Britain, north to Perthshire, uncommon in Ireland. Widespread in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 10-12 mm. Imago fairly regular at light, but more frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Apple, subsequently living within a leaf-fold, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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10281919732017
111379619752018
12371119842019
 
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10122
11122

Record details:
VC10: Alverstone, mine, two, on the upper surface leaves of Malus sp , a silvery mine, 17 Sep (PBa);
VC11: Swanwick, larval spinning, two, on host-plant, rolled leaf-margins on apple, 06 Dec (DWal)

15.025 0301 Parornix betulae (Stainton, 1854) - Common
Common on heathland and open woodland throughout much of the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire, but rather less frequent on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 9-10 mm. Very similar to P. loganella, from which separated only by dissection of the genitalia. Imago seldom encountered at light, and more likely to be recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Birch, subsequently living within a leaf-fold, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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10122019732017
1125817519722019
12633719752019
 
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11111
12311

Record details:
VC11: Pig Bush, NF, one, gen det, 17 Jul (CL);
VC12: Eversley, one, netted, ♂ gen det, 18 Jun; Yateley Common, mine, occupied mine on Birch (Betula pendula), 23 Nov; mine, on Birch (Betula), 15 Nov (JHH)

15.028 0303 Parornix anglicella (Stainton, 1850) - Common
Common in gardens, hedgerows and woodland throughout much of the British Isles to Perthshire, north of which it is more local and rare. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight common and widespread. Wingspan 9-11 mm. Similar to P devoniella, which has the ground colour paler and the dark markings more distinct and, on the underside, a distinct white line in the terminal cilia which is continued round the apex to unite with the costal strigula nearest the apex; in P. anglicella this line is more obscure and stops at the apex, not reaching the anteapical strigula (MBGBI Vol 2). Easily disturbed from its foodplants, around which it can be found flying from late afternoon, and it occasionally comes to light, but more frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Hawthorn and Wild Service-tree, subsequently living within a leaf-fold, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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101054419002019
1169666019722019
121826219712019
 
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10211
1195320
12211

Record details:
VC10: Newtown, mine, several on hawthorn, 26 Sep (KRy); Bonchurch, one, 02 Jun (JHa);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 31 Jul (RBW); Twyford, larval feeding signs, nine, on host-plant, vacated cones on hawthorn, 10 Aug (RJD); Winchester, one, 02 Jun (THW); Portsdown, larval feeding signs, 20, on host-plant, a few primary mines and many cones on hawthorn, 14 Sep; larval feeding signs, 10, on host-plant, cones on hawthorn, 14 Sep; Portchester Common SSSI, larval feeding signs, 10, on host-plant, larval cones common on hawthorn, 14 Sep (RJD); Portsmouth, one, gen det, 07 May; one, 08 May; one, 16 May (IRT);
VC12: Pamber Forest, mine, on Hawthorn, 17 Oct (GJD); Yateley, one, ♂ gen det, 27 May (JHH det. AMD)

15.029 0304 Parornix devoniella (Stainton, 1850) - Common
Common in woodland and hedgerows throughout much of the British Isles, except in Scotland where it is rare. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common. Wingspan 9-10 mm. Similar to P. anglicella, which see. Rests on trunks and flies in the evening around the foodplant, but more frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Hazel, subsequently living within a leaf-fold, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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10565219772019
1127722819722019
121403319752019
 
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10663
1131310
12511

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VC10: Plaish, mine, several on Hazel, 24 Sep (KRy); Bonchurch: Monk's Bay, mine, mines and leaf-folds on leaves of Corylus avellana, 30 Sep (PBa); Shanklin, one, gen det, 09 May; one, gen det, 19 May; one, gen det, 15 Jun (IOu); Brading*, mine, three, mines and leaf-folds on Corylus avellana, 19 Sep (PBa);
VC11: Bishopstoke, mine, 10, mines and leaf folds on hazel, 02 Nov (DHu); Chilling, mine, three, on hazel, 03 Dec; mine, plentiful on hazel, 04 Dec (DWal);
VC12: Crab Tree Plantation, larva, feeding signs, larvae in leaf fold, 06 Jun; Basingstoke, mine, leaf folded over at the tip; opened up to check if larva present, 06 Jun (MHak); Pamber Forest, mine, in leaf fold in hazel leaf, 24 Oct (GJD); Yateley*, one, ♂ gen det, 16 Jun; larva, field observation, on Hazel, 09 Nov (JHH)

15.030 0305 Parornix scoticella (Stainton, 1850) - Common
Common in gardens, orchards, woodland and moorland throughout much of the British Isles, more numerous in the north. In Hampshire there are scattered records from the mainland, but very rare on the Isle of Wight, where the only record dates from 1997. Wingspan 9-10 mm. Most similar to P. alpicola, but the white frons, usually immaculate white labial palpus and the less heavily marked forewing help to distinguish P. scoticella. Bivoltine in southern England. Imagos recorded at light require dissection for confirmed identification. More frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Rowan, Whitebeam and Apple, subsequently living within a leaf-fold, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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101019971997
11523119832019
12281819942019
 
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VC11: Pennington, one, 07 Aug (RFC)

15.032 0308 Parornix finitimella (Zeller, 1850) - Common
Common in scrub, woodland, hedgerows and gardens throughout much of southern England and Wales, with records north to Yorkshire. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread, probably found wherever there is Blackthorn. Wingspan 9-10 mm. Vey similar to Deltaornix torquillella, which usually lacks the dark band on segment 3 of the labial palpus and which has the costal white strigula on the forewing continued round the apical dot and through the terminal cilia at an obtuse angle; often only safely separated by dissection of the genitalia. Imago seldom encountered at light, and more likely to be recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Blackthorn, subsequently feeding in the fallen leaves, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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10101119922019
11675419772019
12342319812015
 
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VC12: Pamber Forest*, vacated mine, on blackthorn, 18 Oct (GJD)

15.033 0309 Parornix torquillella (Zeller, 1850) - Common
Common in scrub, woodland, hedgerows and gardens throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread. Wingspan 9-10 mm. Very similar to Parornix finitimella, which see for differences. Imago fairly regular at light, but more frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Blackthorn and Wild Plum, subsequently feeding in the fallen leaves, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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10363319872019
1115113719762019
12494019812018
 
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10221
11111

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, gen det, 02 Jun; one, gen det, 15 Jun (IOu)
VC11: Portsmouth, larva, one, field observation, Prunus spinosa, 23 Oct (JRL, IRT)

Lithocolletinae

15.034 0315 Phyllonorycter harrisella (Linnaeus, 1761) - None
Common in oak woodland and areas with scattered oaks throughout Britain, widespread but apparently less frequent in Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common. Wingspan 7-9 mm. Imago fairly regular at light, but more frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of deciduous oaks Quercus, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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10463819772019
1124816819752019
1211121519712018
 
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10661
1125272
12871

Record details:
VC10: Newtown Meadows, one, field observation, 17 May; Parkhurst Forest, pupa, one, field observation, a small Pedunculate Oak had retained many leaves, several with mines, 12 Mar; Shanklin, one, 30 Jul; one, 19 Sep; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 14 Sep; Sandown, one, field observation, 20 Apr (IOu);
VC11: Totton, one, 17 May; one, 20 May; one, 22 May; one, 09 Jul; one, 15 Jul; one, 16 Jul; two, 17 Jul; one, 21 Jul; one, 22 Jul; one, 29 Jul; one, 30 Jul; one, 07 Aug (LH); Romsey, one, 08 May; one, 09 May (NRJ); Fareham, two, 08 May (IMcP); one, to actinic, gen det, 17 Jul (MLO det. RJD); one, 09 May (RJD); Wickham, one, 07 Aug (F.M.G.); Bishop's Waltham, one, 12 May (DTr); Hen Wood*, one, 24 Jul (F.M.G.); Pennington, one, 29 May; one, 24 Jun; one, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 10 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Axmansford, one, 05 Aug (ACB); Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, 01 Aug (RJM); Castle Bottom NNR, netted, 18 May; Up Green Wood, Eversley*, one, netted, ♀, gen det, 07 May; one, netted, ♂, gen det, 07 May (JHH det. AMD); Farnborough, one, 30 Jul (KBW); Yateley*, one, 09 May; one, 21 May (JHH)

15.036 0317 Phyllonorycter heegeriella (Zeller, 1846) - Common
Common in oak woodland and areas with scattered oak trees throughout England, Wales and Scotland, except in the far north; commonest in southern England but rare in Ireland. Although not recorded in Hampshire until 1976, it is now widespread; first recorded on the Isle of Wight in 2005. Wingspan 6.5-7.5 mm. Similar to P. tenerella, which lacks the distinctly dark-bordered basal streak, although it occasionally has an ochreous base to the wing with a white central streak extending through this coloration (MBGBI Vol 2). Imago fairly regular at light, but more frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of deciduous oak Quercus, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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1010420052017
11943019722017
12601519712018
 
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12321

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VC12: Basingstoke, one, 24 Jun; one, 26 Jun (MJW); Pamber Forest, mine, in oak leaf, 27 Oct (GJD)

Basingstoke; 24/06/2020; Mike Wall
Basingstoke, 24/06/2020 (Mike Wall)
15.039 0320 Phyllonorycter quercifoliella (Zeller, 1839) - Common
Common in oak woodland and areas with scattered oaks throughout much of the British Isles, except for the Northern Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and locally common to abundant, but perhaps declining. Wingspan 7-9 mm. Similar to P messaniella, in which the basal streak barely reaches middle of wing, terminating well before the apices of the first pair of strigulae. In P quercifoliella the apical streak extends to almost two-thirds and terminates slightly beyond the apices of the first pair of strigulae (MBGBI Vol 2). Imago fairly regular at light, but more frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of deciduous oaks Quercus, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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10732519472019
1112510619682019
12849119712019
 
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10572
11221
12321

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, gen det, 11 Apr; two, 21 Apr; two, 09 May; one, 28 May; one, 24 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Totton, one, 01 Aug; one, 22 Aug (LH);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 31 Jul (MJW); Pamber Forest, mine, on oak leaf, 17 Oct (GJD); Farnborough, one, 23 Jun (KBW)

15.040 0321 Phyllonorycter messaniella (Zeller, 1846) - Common
Common in woodland throughout much of the British Isles, more numerous in the south. Abundant in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 7-9 mm. Very similar to P quercifoliella, which see for differences. Although the imago is fairly regular at light, just as likely to be recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Oak, especially Evergreen Oak, Hornbeam, Beech and Sweet Chestnut.
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1023283119742019
111106137219712019
12764319762018
 
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Quantity
1051613
1115153
12211

Record details:
VC10: Totland, one, 18 Sep; 13, 20 Sep (RTe); Cowes, mine, several on Holm Oak, 25 Sep (KRy); Shanklin, one, gen det, 05 Apr; one, 14 Oct (IOu);
VC11: Botley Wood, one, 18 Sep (F.M.G.); Fareham, one, to actinic, 08 Aug; one, to actinic, 08 Nov (MLO); Portsmouth, one, 25 Jun; one, 22 Oct; one, 26 Oct (IRT); West Walk, mine, one, tenanted mine on sweet chestnut, 23 Jun; mine, three, mines on sweet chestnut, 28 Sep (RJD); Southsea, one, 16 Apr; one, 22 Apr (JRL); one, 09 Nov; one, 10 Nov; one, 13 Nov (JRL); Milton, mine, a few, Fagus, 06 Feb; mine, a few, Fagus, 06 Nov (JRL, IRT);
VC12: Pamber Forest, vacated mine, in sweet chestnut leaf, 18 Oct (GJD); Yateley*, one, ♂, gen det, 31 Jul (JHH det. AMD)

15.041 0321a Phyllonorycter platani (Staudinger, 1870) - Local
Local in parks and urban areas, discovered new to Britain in London in 1990, since when it has spread through the southern counties of the UK and has reached the West Country and Midlands. Found in Hampshire for the first time in 1998 in Southampton and on the Isle of Wight in 2004, becoming more frequent and widespread. Wingspan 9-10.5 mm. Imago seldom encountered at light, and more likely to be recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of London Plane in late autumn and are large and obvious, one leaf often hosting several, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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102832420042019
1193176419982019
12175420022017
 
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10300
111100100
12111

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater*, larva, field observation, several underside mines, with larvae, on leaves of Platanus sp, 12 Sep (PBa); Newport, mine, numerous vacated mines in Platanus sp, 21 Jul; Shanklin, mine, on Planus, 26 Oct (IOu);
VC11: Mottisfont Abbey, mine, 100, mines common on both species of plane, 01 Oct (RJD);
VC12: Farnborough, one, 31 Jul (KBW)

15.043 0323 Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae (Frey, 1856) - Common
Common in hedgerows and woodland throughout much of the British Isles. Abundant in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 6-8 mm. This species, P. sorbi and P. mespilella cannot be separated on the basis of wing characteristics alone, however, P. sorbi, is generally larger and most specimens of P. mespilella lack the white patch on the dorsum beneath the basal streak (MBGBI Vol 2). Imago fairly regular at light, but more frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Hawthorn, Pear and Quince, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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10743019262017
1135127219692019
121054919752019
 
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10100
11243
12200

Record details:
VC10: Newtown, mine, several on hawthorn, 26 Sep (KRy);
VC11: Portsdown, mine, three, on hawthorn undersides, 14 Sep; mine, one, in hawthorn leaf underside, 14 Sep (RJD);
VC12: Pamber Forest, vacated mine, on Hawthorn, 17 Oct; vacated mine, on Hawthorn, 18 Oct (GJD)

15.044 0324 Phyllonorycter sorbi (Frey, 1855) - Common
Common in woodland throughout much of the British Isles, more numerous in the north. In Hampshire fairly common in the south and north-east, but largely absent elsewhere. First recorded on the Isle of Wight at Parkhurst Forest in 1997, but not since. Wingspan 7.5-8.5 mm. Similar to P. oxyacanthae, which see for differences. Imago seldom seen at light and more frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Rowan and Bird Cherry, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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1061019972017
11632419852019
1223819762019
 
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Quantity
11133
12100

Record details:
VC11: Bishopstoke, mine, three, on Sorbus sp, 05 Nov (DHu);
VC12: Pamber Forest, vacated mine, on Rowan leaf, 18 Oct (GJD)

15.045 0325 Phyllonorycter mespilella (Hübner, [1805]) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in woodland throughout much of England, southern Wales and eastern Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight like the foodplant, very rare, and restricted to just a handful of sites. Wingspan 6-8 mm. Similar to P. oxyacanthae, which see for differences. Imago rarely seen at light, and more likely to be recorded in the larval stage. Larva mines leaves of Wild Service-tree, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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104519732004
112019882013
125120022018
 
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12100

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VC12: mine, in Wild Service Tree leaf, 18 Oct (GJD)

15.046 0326 Phyllonorycter blancardella (Fabricius, 1781) - Common
Common in woodland, orchards and gardens in southern England and Wales, rare elsewhere in the British Isles. Probably under-recorded in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, where the extent of known records correlate with those areas in which the recording effort is concentrated. Wingspan 6-8.5 mm. Similar to P. hostis, from which only reliably separated by dissection of the genitalia. Imago fairly regular at light, but more frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Crab Apple and Apple, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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10323519262017
11906519692018
12252219942018
 
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10211

Record details:
VC10: Totland, one, 18 Sep (RTe); Shanklin, field observation, leaf mine collected and examined, 04 Jul (IOu)

15.049 0329 Phyllonorycter spinicolella (Zeller, 1846) - None
Common in hedgerows and scrubland throughout much of the British Isles, as far north as Perthshire. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common especially in the south-east, but largely absent from the New Forest. Wingspan 6.5-7.5 mm. Similar to P. cerasicolella, from which separated only by dissection of the genitalia. Imago rarely recorded at light, and more frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Blackthorn and Wild Plum.
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10534919752019
1119115119692019
12603619802011
 
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11100

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VC11: Portsmouth, mine, several, Prunus spinosa, 23 Oct (JRL, IRT)

15.050 0330 Phyllonorycter cerasicolella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855) - Local
Local in woodland and orchards throughout southern England, north to Yorkshire. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widely distributed, but not particularly common. Wingspan 7-8 mm. Cannot be distinguished on external characteristics from P. spinicolella. Imago seldom encountered at light, and more likely to be recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Wild Cherry and Dwarf Cherry.
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10121219772017
11502019812018
12151919952011
 
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10221

Record details:
VC10: Parkhurst Forest, mine, one, underside mine on leaf of Prunus avium, 24 Sep (PBa); Merstone*, mine, one, on Blackthorn, 27 Sep (KRy)

15.051 0331 Phyllonorycter lantanella (Schrank, 1802) - Local
Local in hedgerows and open woodland, on calcareous soils, south of a line from the Severn estuary to The Wash. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight frequent on the chalk. Wingspan 8-9 mm. Adult can be separated from other Phyllonorycter species on external features only with great care, and most frequently recorded as leaf mine. Larva mines leaves of Wayfaring-tree and Guelder-rose.
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Record
10554019002017
11688819732019
12382119752016
 
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10100
12211

Record details:
VC10: Brighstone Forest, vacated mine, several on leaves of Viburnum lantana, 16 Sep (PBa);
VC12: Pamber Forest*, one, 15 Aug; mine, on wayfaring tree leaf, 28 Oct (GJD)

15.052 0332 Phyllonorycter corylifoliella (Hübner, 1796) - Common
Common in scrubland, hedgerows and open woodland throughout much of the British Isles. Abundant in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 8-9 mm. Not often recorded at light, and more frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Hawthorn, Apple, Rowan, Cotoneaster and Birch, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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101174519002017
1141932619692019
121183019712019
 
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Quantity
10611
1145120
12100

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater, mine, upperside mines on leaves of Crataegus monogyna, 12 Sep; Cranmore, mine, upperside mines on leaves of Crataegus monogyna, 23 Sep (PBa); Plaish, mine, one, on hawthorn, 26 Sep; Merstone, mine, several on hawthorn, 27 Sep; mine, several on hawthorn, 27 Sep (KRy); Newchurch, mine, upper surface mine on Crataegus monogyna leaves, 17 Sep (PBa);
VC11: Fareham, vacated mine, one, on Hawthorn, 02 Aug (MLO); Portsdown, mine, 20, mines at all stages, though few folded up, on hawthorn uppersides, 14 Sep; mine, 20, mines common in hawthorn leaf uppersides, 14 Sep; Portchester Common SSSI, mine, 10, mines common in hawthorn leaf uppersides, 14 Sep (RJD);
VC12: Pamber Forest, mine, on Hawthorn, 17 Oct (GJD)

15.053 0332a Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographella (Zeller, 1850) - Common
Common in gardens, woodland and parkland throughout much of Britain. Thoroughly naturalised, through accidental introduction in garden plants, the first British record of this adventive species was in Essex in 1989, since when it has spread rapidly northwards to Yorkshire. It was first discovered in Hampshire in early 1998, but probably under-recorded in the county and on the Isle of Wight, where the extent of known records correlate with those areas in which the recording effort is concentrated. Wingspan 6.5-8.5 mm. Imago fairly regular at light, but just as likely to be recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Firethorn, Hawthorn, Apple, Rowan and Whitebeam.
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107720020012018
1137243219982019
12111114019982018
 
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10221
11441
12463

Record details:
VC10: Shide, larva, one, field observation, leaf mine in Firethorn, 30 Oct; Shanklin, mine, one, occupied mine in Orchard Apple, 01 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Totton, one, 08 Sep (LH); Portsmouth, one, 07 May (IRT); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 20 May; one, 14 Sep (APar);
VC12: Harestock, one, to actinic, 21 Jul; one, to actinic, 10 Aug (GRog); Whitehill*, larva, three, field observation, 17 Oct (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR, one, netted, ♀, gen det, 18 May (JHH det. AMD)

15.054 0333 Phyllonorycter salictella (Zeller, 1846) - Common
Common in marshes, river-banks and other damp areas in England and Wales, with scattered records in Scotland; rare in Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight locally common in the south-east of the county and around Fleet, and probably under-recorded elsewhere. Wingspan 7.5-8 mm. Imago fairly regular at light, but more frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of smooth-leaved Salix species, such as Osier and Crack Willow, has also been recorded on Aspen, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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1017619002013
111357319682019
1224719802019
 
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11611
12222

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VC11: Abshott, mine, on Salix, 17 Dec (DWal); Baffins, Portsmouth, mine, one, Salix cinerea, 24 Nov; Portsmouth, mine, many, Salix caprea, S. cinerea, 23 Oct; mine, a few, Salix cinerea, 24 Nov; Milton Common, mine, a few, Salix fragilis, 19 Oct (JRL, IRT); Southsea, mine, a few, Salix cinerea, 22 Oct (JRL);
VC12: Pamber Forest, mine, on crack willow, 17 Oct (GJD); Up Green Wood, Eversley*, two, netted, ♂, gen det, 07 May (JHH det. AMD)

15.057 0336 Phyllonorycter dubitella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in woodland, scrub and river-banks in parts of south-eastern England, with records north to Lancashire. The first British record was made in 1969 by the late D.W.H. Ffennell, who found mines in the leaves of Goat Willow along the Winchester by-pass. In Hampshire still rare, mostly in the south-east of the county. First recorded on the Isle of Wight in 1977 and again at Bouldnor in 2001, but not since. Wingspan 7-8 mm. Similar to P. salicicolella, which see for differences; weakly marked specimens resemble P. salictella in shape and colouring but the strigulae are more distinct (MBGBI Vol 2). Imago comes to light, but just as likely to be recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Goat Willow, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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101119771977
11392519692019
127119752019
 
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11200

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VC11: Portsmouth, mine, several, Salix caprea, 23 Oct; Milton Common, mine, a few, Salix caprea, 19 Oct (JRL, IRT)

15.058 0337 Phyllonorycter hilarella (Zetterstedt, 1839) - Common
Common in woodland edges and woodland rides throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight a generally rather uncommon species. Wingspan 7-9 mm. Imago can be separated from several very similar Phyllonorycter species only by dissection of the genitalia, and much more frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Goat Willow, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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1091319722013
1118919732018
12181219742019
 
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VC12: Farnborough, one, 30 Jul (KBW)

15.060 0339 Phyllonorycter ulicicolella (Stainton, 1851) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) on heathland, downland and grassland in the coastal counties of southern England, from Norfolk to Cornwall, and north-western England. In Hampshire recorded sparsely in both vice counties; first recorded from the Isle of Wight in 2020. Wingspan 6-7 mm. May be obtained by beating gorse bushes, it is seldom seen except as an adult. Larva mines spines of Gorse.
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VC10: New Vice-county Record: Hampstead*, mine, two, mines on young shoots of Ulex europaea, 23 Sep; mine, four, mines on young shoots of Ulex europaea, 23 Sep; St Helens*, mine, nine, on young shoots of Ulex europaea, 19 Sep; Whitecliff Bay*, mine, four, on young shoots of Ulex europaea, 01 Oct (PBa);
VC12: Eversley Common*, mine, one, occupied mine on Ulex europaea, 29 Dec (JHH)

Yateley; 29/12/2020; Josie Hewitt Yateley; 29/12/2020; Josie Hewitt Yateley; 29/12/2020; Josie Hewitt
Yateley, 29/12/2020 (Josie Hewitt) Yateley, 29/12/2020 (Josie Hewitt) Yateley, 29/12/2020 (Josie Hewitt)
15.061 0340 Phyllonorycter scopariella (Zeller, 1846) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) on heathland and in open woodland throughout much of the British Isles, but difficult to locate either as an adult or in the larval stage. In Hampshire found at just a few sites in the north and south, but likely to be far more widely distributed than the records suggest. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 6-8 mm. According to MBGBI Vol 2, it is seldom encountered except as an adult, however the majority of records in Hampshire are in the larval stage. Larva mines twigs of Broom.
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VC12: Blackbush Airfield, vacated mine, two, 1 old mine (brownish) & 1 seemingly fresh, but empty, mine on Broom, 30 Dec (JHH)

15.063 0341 Phyllonorycter maestingella (Müller, 1764) - Common
Common in deciduous woodland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, wherever there is Beech. Wingspan 7.5-9 mm. More frequently recorded in the larval stage, when the mines are often easy to find in suitable habitat; the imago can be separated from other similar Phyllonorycter species only by dissection of the genitalia. Larva mines leaves of Beech, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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VC10: Bonchurch Landslip, mine, vacated tentiform mine in Beech leaf, 10 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Winchester, one, 14 Jul (THW); Titchfield Common, mine, three, on beech, 10 Dec (DWal); West Walk, mine, five, 5+ tenanted mines on beech undersides, 23 Jun; mine, 50, many mines on beech (underside of leaf), 06 Jul (RJD);
VC12: Pamber Forest, vacated mine, in beech leaves, 18 Oct (GJD); Hazeley Heath, vacated mine, three, on Beech (Fagus sylvatica), 16 Nov; Castle Bottom NNR, larva, field observation, occupied mine on Beech (Fagus sylvatica), 13 Nov (JHH); Farnborough, one, 30 Jul (KBW)

15.064 0342 Nut Leaf Blister Moth Phyllonorycter coryli (Nicelli, 1851) - Common
Common in woodland, scrub and hedgerows throughout much of the British Isles, except for the Northern Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight abundant wherever hazel occurs. Wingspan 7-8.5 mm. Imago rarely comes to light, and more frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Hazel, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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VC10: Pan, mine, 05 Sep; Borthwood Copse, Winford, mine, abundant mines in Hazel leaves, 13 Sep; Shanklin, one, gen det, 14 May; one, 18 May; four, gen det, 21 May; one, gen det, 17 Jul (IOu); Wootton, mine, upper surface mines on Corylus avellana leaves, 13 Sep; Brading, mine, upper surface blister mines common on leaves of Corylus avellana, 19 Sep (PBa);
VC11: Mottisfont Abbey, mine, five, several mines on hazel, 01 Oct (RJD); Chilling, mine, several mines on hazel, 04 Dec (DWal); Fareham, vacated mine, one, on Hazel, 10 Dec (MLO); West Walk, mine, five, 5+ tenanted mines of various stages in development on hazel uppersides, 23 Jun; mine, two, fully formed mines on hazel (upperside of leaf), 06 Jul; mine, 10, mines in various stages of development in hazel leaves (upperside), 28 Sep (RJD);
VC12: Pamber Forest, mine, abundant on hazel, 17 Oct (GJD)

15.065 0343 Phyllonorycter esperella (Goeze, 1783) - None
Local in woodland in south-east England up to Northamptonshire, with isolated records elsewhere from the south-west and Welsh borders (MBGBI Vol 2). Probably under-recorded in Hampshire, where the extent of known records correlate with those areas in which the recording effort is concentrated, with the first record from the Isle of Wight coming in 1996. Wingspan 7.5-9 mm. Imago not often seen at light, and more frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present; in Hampshire and on the Island, almost all records are of the leaf mines, hence the sparseness of the flight-time graph. Larva mines leaves of Hornbeam, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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VC10: Cranmore, mine, several upper surface mines onleaves of Carpinus betulusa, 23 Sep; Walter's Copse, Newtown, mine, several upper surface mines on leaves of Carpinus betulusa, 15 Sep; Wootton, mine, several upper surface mines on Carpinus betulusa, 13 Sep (PBa);
VC12: Pamber Forest*, vacated mine, in hornbeam leaves, many mines, 24 Oct (GJD)

15.067 0345 Phyllonorycter rajella (Linnaeus, 1758) - None
Common in damp woodland throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight apparently well-distributed, but like many leaf miners, probably under-recorded in north Hampshire away from the M3 corridor, and in the New Forest. Wingspan 7-9 mm. Imago does not readily come to light, and more frequently recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Alder and Italian Alder, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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VC11: Baffins, Portsmouth, mine, one, Alnus glutinosa, 24 Nov (JRL, IRT);
VC12: vacated mine, on Alder, 17 Oct; mine, many mines in a leaf of alder, 18 Oct (GJD)

15.069 0347 Phyllonorycter anderidae (Fletcher, 1885) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) on heathland, moorland and mosses in southern and south-eastern counties of England, a number of north Welsh and adjacent English counties to Cumbria, and from west Perthshire (MBGBI Vol 2). In Hampshire known from about a dozen sites in the south, including Emer Bog, Havant Thicket, Roydon Woods and Wickham Common less widespread in the north, where known from Bramshott Common Eelmoor Marsh, Pamber Forest and Yateley Heath Wood. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 5-6.5 mm. Imago seldom encountered, and more likely to be recorded in the larval stage, but mines are small and not particularly easy to find. Larva mines leaves of Birch, with a preference shown for seedling plants growing in open areas such as beside paths or in clearings, tending to disappear from localities when the habitat becomes unsuitable, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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VC12: mine, on birch leaves, 17 Oct (GJD)

15.073 0351 Phyllonorycter lautella (Zeller, 1846) - Local
Local in woodland and areas with scattered oaks throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and locally common, but perhaps under-recorded in the north of the county away from the M3 corridor. Wingspan 6-7 mm. Larva mines leaves of Oak, preferring the foliage of saplings and stooled oaks, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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11746019742015
1242619582019
 
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VC12: vacated mine, many mines on one oak leaf, 18 Oct (GJD)

15.074 0352 Phyllonorycter schreberella (Fabricius, 1781) - Common
Common in hedgerows throughout much of England and Wales. Reasonably common in south-east Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, but elsewhere in the county distinctly uncommon. Wingspan 6.5-7.5 mm. Almost always recorded in the larval stage, when the mines are fairly easy to find where they are present, the adult can be separated from other similar Phyllonorycter species on external features only with great care. Larva mines leaves of Elm, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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VC10: Shanklin, one, 14 Aug (IOu);
VC12: Yateley*, larva, field observation, occupied mine on English Elm (Ulmus procera), 14 Nov (JHH)

15.075 0353 Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella (Hübner, [1817]) - Common
Widespread and common in birch woodland, with most records being of the leaf mine. Wingspan 7-9mm. Forewing golden-brown, with four costal and three dorsal white strigulae, dark edged inwardly, with a white dark-edged basal streak to one-third. The first pair of strigulae meet to form a slightly curved fascia; dorsal strigulae 2 and 3 lie between the remaining three costal marks, the second pair nearly meeting to form a second fascia, as can the third pair. Sometimes has a pale dorsal patch between the base and the first fascia.

The larva mines the underside of Birch leaves; a small mine, 8-14mm long, causing the upperside to appear dried-up and brownish, the underside with several folds which coalesce to give the appearance of a larger central fold. The leaf is often contorted and curves downwards. Mines can be found in June/July and more plentifully during autumn.
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1126910519682019
12864619752019
 
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VC11: West Walk, mine, 10, tenanted mines on birch (undersides), moths bred, 06 Jul (RJD); West Meon, one, ♂, gen det, 31 Jul (F.M.G.);
VC12: Pamber Forest, mine, on birch leaves, 17 Oct; one, 24 Jul; one, 15 Aug (GJD); Liss Forest, one, gen det, 10 Apr (RJM); Yateley Common, vacated mine, on Birch (Betula pendula), 15 Nov (JHH); Farnborough, one, 25 Jun (KBW)

15.076 0354 Phyllonorycter emberizaepenella (Bouché, 1834) - Local
Local, in woodland, scrub and hedgerows, throughout Britain, rarely in Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, just about annual, but very rare away from the coast, where recorded in recent years only from Fleet and in the Itchen Valley, although possibly under-recorded. Wingspan 9-10mm. Forewing has a ground colour of light brown. There are four costal and five dorsal white strigulate, the first two pairs meeting to form distinct fascia, the first of which is irregular and varying in width, and the second pair form an obtuse angled or smooth outward-facing fascia; the third pair nearly meet at an acute angle; the fourth pair are opposite and separated from the third by a small patch of dark brown scales; dorsal 5 is immediately below apical patch. The basal streak is short and sinuate, reaching first fascia, and fascia are lightly edged with brown.

The larva mines leaves of Honeysuckle and Snowberry, forming a very large mine underside the leaf: the lower epidermis is gathered into strong folds puckering the leaf, but it does not twist as per P. trifasciella. The moth is bivoltine, generally flying in spring and late summer.
All information from MoGBI Vol.2
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VC10: Ventnor, mine, three mines collected, one tenated, larva bright yellow, 16 Oct (IOu)

15.078 0356 Phyllonorycter tristrigella (Haworth, 1828) - Common
Common in hedgerows in England and Wales. In Hampshire mines are widespread and common on Elm in both vice-counties, and evidently also widespread on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 7.5-8.5 mm. Imago differs from P. stettinensis, P. froelichiella, P. nicellii and P. kleemannella in having the white pattern much less metallic and its black edging fading more evenly into the ground colour. Imago seldom encountered at light, and more likely to be recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Wych Elm, English Elm and Small-leaved Elm, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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111093419722019
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VC10: Plaish, mine, several on Elm, 26 Sep; Newtown, mine, several on Elm, 26 Sep; Merstone, mine, several on Elm, 27 Sep (KRy);
VC11: Milton, mine, many, Ulmus sp., 06 Feb; mine, many, Ulmus sp., 06 Nov (JRL, IRT);
VC12: Hartley Wintney, vacated mine, one, on Elm (Ulmus procera), 16 Nov (JHH)

15.079 0357 Phyllonorycter stettinensis (Nicelli, 1852) - Common
Common in damp woodland throughout much of England and Wales, and parts of western Scotland. Probably under-recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight, where the extent of known records correlate with those areas in which the recording effort is concentrated. Wingspan 6.5-7.5 mm. Imago similar to P. tristrigella, P. froelichiella, P. nicellii and P. kleemannella, but the only one of the group to have a blackish brown vertical tuft on the head. P. stettinensis may also be distinguished by its short basal streak; P. tristrigella usually has a pale basal spot, but the other species no indication even of this (MBGBI Vol 2). Imago seldom encountered at light, and more likely to be recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Alder, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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VC11: Abshott, mine, on alder, 17 Dec (DWal)

15.080 0358 Phyllonorycter froelichiella (Zeller, 1839) - Common
Common in damp woodland throughout much of Britain, but in Ireland known only from the Burren. Probably under-recorded in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, where the extent of known records correlate with those areas in which the recording effort is concentrated. Wingspan 9-10 mm. Imago similar to P. stettinensis, P. tristrigella, P. nicellii and P. kleemannella, but is by far the largest species in the group, its copper-brown ground colour is characteristic, it has the narrowest and most sharply defined black edging to the white markings and the first pair of strigulae are smoothly curved distad with their apices almost touching to form an acute- or right-angled chevron (MBGBI Vol 2). Imago seldom encountered at light, and more likely to be recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Alder, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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12463

Record details:
VC11: mine, on alder, 17 Dec (DWal); Baffins, Portsmouth, mine, one, Alnus glutinosa, 24 Nov (JRL, IRT);
VC12: Pamber Forest, mine, on Alder, 17 Oct; two, 31 Jul; one, 07 Aug; three, 10 Aug (GJD)

15.081 0359 Phyllonorycter nicellii (Stainton, 1851) - Common
Common in woodland throughout much of the British Isles, but more plentiful in the south. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common. Wingspan 7-8 mm. Imago similar to P. stettinensis, P. tristrigella, P. froelichiella and, especially, P. kleemannella. P. kleemannella and P. nicellii are two of the more difficult of the group to distinguish. P. kleemannella has a deeper orange ground colour, the fasciae are more shining and often bordered inwardly by a broad band of deep coppery brown rather than the brown irroration of P. nicellii; the first pair of strigulae rarely meet. In P. nicellii the first pair of strigulae often touch, forming a third angulated fascia (MBGBI Vol 2). Imago seldom encountered at light, and more likely to be recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Hazel, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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VC10: Shanklin, five, gen det, 21 May; one, 25 May; one, 26 May (IOu);
VC11: Totton, one, field observation, 22 Apr; one, 30 Jul (LH); Southsea, one, 10 Apr (JRL);
VC12: Pamber Forest, vacated mine, on Hazel, 17 Oct (GJD)

15.082 0360 Phyllonorycter klemannella (Fabricius, 1781) - Common
Common in damp woodland throughout Britain, except southern Scotland; in Ireland recorded only from Cos Kerry and Wicklow. Probably under-recorded in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight (where it was first discovered in 1996): the extent of known records correlate with those areas in which the recording effort is concentrated. Wingspan 8 mm. Imago similar to P. stettinensis, P. tristrigella, P. froelichiella and, especially, P. nicellii, which see for differences. Imago seldom encountered at light, and more likely to be recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Alder, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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11644219722018
12461719812018
 
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12111

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VC11: Baffins, Portsmouth, mine, one, Alnus glutinosa, 24 Nov (JRL, IRT);
VC12: Farnborough, one, 10 Aug (KBW)

15.083 0361 Phyllonorycter trifasciella (Haworth, 1828) - Common
Common in woodland and hedgerows throughout England and Wales, more local in Scotland and apparently only coastal in Ireland (MBGBI Vol 2). In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight common and widespread. Wingspan 7-8 mm. Imago fairly regular at light, but just as likely to be recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum, but also Leycesteria formosa and Symphoricarpos.
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VC10: Bonchurch, one, 18 Apr; one, 26 Apr; one, 27 Apr (JHa)

15.084 0362 Phyllonorycter acerifoliella (Zeller, 1839) - Common
Common in woodland and hedgerows in south Wales and England, as far north as Derbyshire, with isolated records in Northumberland and Westmorland (MBGBI Vol 2). In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight common and fairly widespread. Wingspan 8 mm. Imago similar to P. platanoidella, in which the dorsal strigula forming part of the rudimentary first fascia does not nearly touch and make a straight fascia with the second costal strigula as in P. acerifoliella; the second fascia forms an obtuse angle or a smooth curve, whereas in P. acerifoliella it forms an acute or right angle; the yellow-brown coloration of the pattern is deeper than on P. acerifoliella (MBGBI Vol 2). Also similar to P. geniculella, which see for differences. Imago seldom encountered at light, and more likely to be recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Field Maple, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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1119811119692019
12701619752018
 
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11221
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VC10: Plaish, mine, several on field maple, 24 Sep (KRy); Bonchurch Landslip, mine, mine with downward fold at edge of Field Maple leaf, 10 Sep; Shide, mine, vacated mine with downwards fold at edge of Sycamore leaf, frass at outer edge with silk cocoon to inner edge of mine, 24 Jul (IOu); Mersley, mine, one, mine on underside of Acer campestre leaf, 27 Sep (PBa);
VC11: Totton, one, 22 Aug (LH); Abshott, one, on host-plant, on field maple, 13 Dec (DWal);
VC12: Yateley*, larva, field observation, occupied mine on Field Maple (Acer campestre), 14 Nov (JHH)

15.085 0363 Phyllonorycter joannisi (Le Marchand, 1936) - Common
Common in woodland and hedgerows throughout much of south-eastern England and in Worcestershire, but expanding northwards and has recently been found as far north as Yorkshire (MBGBI Vol 2, UKMoths). First discovered in Winchester (vice-county 11) in 1977, spreading to vice-county 12 at Leckford seven years later and the Isle of Wight (vice-county 10) in 2000. Now fairly widespread across both counties, although rare in the New Forest. Wingspan 8 mm. Imago similar to P. acerifoliella and P. geniculella. Imago only occasionally encountered at light, and more likely to be recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva monophagous, mining leaves of Norway Maple and over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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118510819802019
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11443

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VC10: Newport, mine, several mines on leaves of Acer platanoides, 13 Sep; Wootton, mine, three, on the underside of Acer platanoides leaves, 13 Sep (PBa);
VC11: Winchester, one, 14 Jul (THW); Stubbington, vacated mine, three, on Norway Maple, 01 Nov (DPH det. RJD)Milton, mine, many, Acer platanoides, 06 Feb; mine, many, Acer platanoides, 06 Nov (JRL, IRT)

15.086 0364 Phyllonorycter geniculella (Ragonot, 1874) - Common
Common in woodland and hedgerows throughout much of Britain, but not in northern Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly well distributed, but perhaps under-recorded in north Hampshire away from the M3 corridor and in the New Forest. Wingspan 8 mm. Similar to P. acerifoliella and P. platanoidella, but differs in having the second chevron sharply angled with its apex extended as a dark-bordered yellow line to the third chevron; the rudimentary first chevron at the base of the wing contains more yellowish brown scales than either of the other two species (MBGBI Vol 2). Imago relatively uncommon at light, and more likely to be recorded in the larval stage, when mines are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva mines leaves of Sycamore, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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1118812419722019
12625019802018
 
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VC10: Plaish, mine, several on sycamore, 26 Sep (KRy); Shanklin, one, 20 Apr; Sibden Hill, pupa, two, field observation, mines in folded edge to Sycamore leaves, containing cocoons with black pupae, 08 Jul; Shanklin, one, gen det, 18 Aug (IOu); Brading, vacated mine, one, underside mine on Acer pseudoplatanus leaf, 19 Sep (PBa);
VC11: Abshott, one, on host-plant, on sycamore, 13 Dec (DWal); Portsdown, two, on host-plant, on sycamore leaf undersides, 14 Sep (RJD)Milton, mine, several, Acer pseudoplatanus, 06 Feb; mine, several, Acer pseudoplatanus, 06 Nov (JRL, IRT)

15.089 0366a Cameraria ohridella Deschka & Dimic, 1986 - Common
Common in parks and urban areas throughout much of south-eastern England. An adventive species, first recorded in Europe in Macedonia in 1995, from where it has spread rapidly. In Britain, first recorded in Wimbledon, London in 2002, reaching plague proportions around Greater London and along the Thames Valley by 2006. The first record in Hampshire occurred in 2004, and it appears that it is being dispersed along railway lines and major roads, and now widespread and abundant across much of the county and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 8 mm. The larva mines the leaves of Horse Chestnut causing noticeable brown blotches, often many to one leaf, often resulting in complete defoliation of a tree, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon. There is however, a similar-looking fungus which can cause confusion.
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119821488220042019
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125838090

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 29 Apr, 10 (IOu) Latest: Freshwater Bay, 20 Sep, 1 (SDa) Max count: Shanklin, 29 Apr, 10 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Fareham, 24 May, 1 (MLO) Latest: Brockenhurst, 17 Oct, 0 (DHo) Max count: Fareham, 07 Sep, 35 (MLO)
VC12: Earliest: Harestock, 17 Apr, 1 (GRog) Latest: Harestock, 22 Sep, 1 (GRog) Max count: Farnborough, 08 Sep, 90 (KBW)

Phyllocnistinae

15.090 0367 Phyllocnistis saligna (Zeller, 1839) - Local
Local in fens, marshes, river-banks and other damp areas throughout southern England. In Hampshire known only from a handful of sites, including Fleet, Greywell Moors, Southsea and Leckford, but perhaps under-recorded. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 6-7 mm. More frequently recorded in the larval stage, when the mines are fairly easy to find where they are present; the imago can be separated from P. ramulicola only by dissection of the genitalia. Larva mines leaves of Purple Willow and Crack Willow.
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Record details:
VC11: Titchfield Common, vacated mine, on willow, 13 Dec (DWal); Fareham, vacated mine, 10, sub-epidermal mines in twigs of Salix fragilis, 28 Nov (KJW det. RJD)Baffins, Portsmouth, mine, a few, Salix fragilis, 24 Nov; Portsmouth, mine, very many on Salix alba and a few on S. fragilis, 23 Oct; mine, a few, Salix alba, S. fragilis, 24 Nov; Milton Common, mine, many, Salix fragilis, S. purpurea, 19 Oct (JRL, IRT)

15.091 0367a Phyllocnistis ramulicola Langmaid & Corley, 2007 - Nationally Scarce A
Nationally scarce (Na) in damp woodland in southern England. First discovered in 2006 as new to science in Havant Thicket, Hampshire, subsequently found more widely in Hampshire and adjacent counties. In 2007, found to be widespread, and hence likely to have been a long-term, previously undiscovered resident. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 6-7 mm. More frequently recorded in the larval stage, when the mines are fairly easy to find where they are present; the imago can be separated from P. saligna only by dissection of the genitalia. Larva mines stems of Grey Willow, Goat Willow and Eared Willow. Mine very similar to P. saligna, which mines only Purple Willow and Crack Willow.
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11591820062019
1271220072019
 
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12100

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VC12: Pamber Forest*, mine, in young grey willow pollard re-growth, 27 Oct (GJD)

15.092 0368 Phyllocnistis unipunctella (Stephens, 1834) - Common
Common in woodland, areas with scattered trees and gardens throughout much of southern England and southern Wales, with records north to Cheshire. Probably under-recorded in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, where the extent of known records correlate with those areas in which the recording effort is concentrated. Wingspan 7-8 mm. Comes readily to light, the second generation often overwinters in thatch or hayricks (MBGBI Vol 2). Larva mines leaves of Black Poplar and Lombardy Poplar.
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10421419752018
1155390319802019
12271119822015
 
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10221
1111153

Record details:
VC10: Totland, one, 20 Sep (RTe); Newchurch, mine, one, on leaf of Populus nigras, 17 Sep (PBa);
VC11: Portsmouth, one, 18 Jul; one, 01 Aug; one, 02 Aug; two, 03 Aug; one, 07 Aug; one, 09 Aug; one, 20 Aug; one, 23 Aug; three, 26 Aug (IRT); Southsea, two, 29 May; one, 02 Jun (JRL)

15.093 0369 Phyllocnistis xenia Hering, 1936 - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) along river banks and in damp woodland. First discovered in eastern Kent in 1974, subsequently rapidly spreading throughout south-eastern England. First recorded on the Isle of Wight in 2002, and in Hampshire in the following year; mines are locally common on White and Grey Poplar in the Portsmouth area and on Hayling Island. Wingspan 6-7 mm.
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10292720022019
11841720032019
 
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10411

Record details:
VC10: Afton Marsh, one, field observation, 11 Oct (SDa); Yarmouth, mine, several mines on leaves of Populus alba, 25 Sep; Ventnor Botanic Garden, mine, snail' mines on upper surface of Populus alba leaves, 26 Sep; Bembridge, mine, several upper surface 'snail' mines on leaves of Populus alba, 01 Oct (PBa)

15.0931 0366b Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton, 1856 - Adventive
A miner of the leaves and fruit of Citrus species. First described from India, it has become widespread globally wherever Citrus is grown commercially, spread by the export of the hostplant: in continental Europe recorded from the Azores, Balearic Isles Canary Isles, and throughout the Mediterranean region. In Britain, the first written account was of mines found and adults reared from Citrus from a garden centre in Burford, Oxfordshire in October 2012 by Robert Homan and recounted in Entomologist's Rec. J. Var (124) 2012: 279-281, which highlights the multiple incidents of interceptions at British ports and airports by the Plant Health and Seeds Inspectorate, and prior findings of mines in garden centres and supermarkets between 2004 and 2008. First identified in Hampshire from a shop-bought Citrus in 2014, and new to the Isle of Wight in 2020.
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111120142014
 
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10122

Record details:
VC10: New Vice-county Record: Freshwater*, vacated mine, two, two 'silvery' mines on leaves of a potted Citrus Lemon, 22 Sep (PBa)

Yponomeutidae

Yponomeutinae

16.001 0424 Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in woodland and scrub throughout much of the British Isles, more numerous in the north. Given that the foodplant is not native and uncommon in southern England, and it is likely that most specimens taken in southern England are immigrants. In Hampshire and Isle of Wight recorded numbers vary widely year on year, with 2013 seeing a notable influx of over 300 individuals, twice that of any other year (2009 being the previous highest). Wingspan 19-25 mm. Larva feeds on Bird Cherry, living gregariously within a silken web.
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1013733919762019
111127309119712019
12507157319762019
 
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Quantity
10221
1128323
12123725

Record details:
VC10: Rookley, one, to actinic, 01 Jul; Broadley Copse, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (JBa);
VC11: Ashurst, NF, one, 24 Jun (SAB); Totton, one, 17 Jul; one, 21 Jul; one, 11 Aug (LH); Lee, one, 18 Jul (CTh); Romsey, one, 02 Jul; two, 16 Jul; three, 18 Jul; one, 11 Aug; one, 08 Sep (MB); one, 07 Jul (NRJ); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 08 Aug; one, to actinic, 09 Aug; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 06 Aug; one, to actinic, 07 Aug (RAC); Teg Down, two, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 05 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 11 Aug (EmPe); Catisfield, one, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, 10 Aug; one, 12 Aug (ALR); Fareham, one, to actinic, 06 Jul (MLO); Wickham, one, 11 Jul; one, 12 Jul (JRDS); East Cosham, one, 26 Jun (GGF);
VC12: Crawley, one, to actinic, 21 Jul; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 16 Jul (GCE); Overton Lagoons*, one, field observation, 25 Jun (PEH); Axmansford, one, 23 Jul; one, 03 Sep; one, 13 Jul (ACB det. GJD); Preston Candover, two, 07 Aug; Basingstoke, one, 06 Aug (MJW); 25, field observation, 10 Jun (RHil); Liss, one, 14 Aug (LBe); Whitehill, one, 23 Jul (ASto); Farnborough, one, 25 Jun (KBW)

16.002 0425 Orchard Ermine Yponomeuta padella (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in hedgerows and scrubland throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and sometimes common, especially as larvae. Wingspan 19-22 mm. Very difficult to separate from Apple Ermine Y. malinellus, but normally the greyish cilia of the forewing distinguish Orchard Ermine from Apple Ermine, while the grey suffusion in the ground colour of the forewing separates Orchard Ermine from Spindle Ermine Y. cagnagella; Willow Ermine Y. rorrella has a slightly different pattern to the grey suffusion of the forewing (MBGBI Vol 3). Larva feeds on Blackthorn and Hawthorn, living gregariously in communal webs.
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10345318562019
1135741819752019
1216320719762019
 
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10111
1111101
12541

Record details:
VC10: Cowes, one, field observation, 29 Jun (DNor);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 15 Jul (RBW); East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 31 Jul (GCE); Blackfield, one, to lighted window, 26 Jun (PGS); Fareham, one, to actinic, 19 Jul; one, to actinic, 30 Jul (MLO); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 23 Jul (APar); Pennington, one, 07 Aug (RFC); Southsea, one, 01 Aug (JGe);
VC12: Over Wallop, one, 27 Aug (CM); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 16 Jul (GCE); Whitchurch, larva, field observation, fourteen clusters between two apple trees, 26 May (SBr); Liss*, one, 14 Aug (LBe); Warren Hill, Liss Forest*, one, 08 Aug (RJM)

16.003 0426 Apple Ermine Yponomeuta malinellus Zeller, 1838 - Local
Local in orchards throughout much of Britain as far north as the central lowlands of Scotland, but less common than formerly, probably because of the extensive use of insecticides (MBGBI Vol 3). Widespread at low numbers across Hampshire and Isle of Wight, but there can be limited confidence about the accuracy of many records as the adult moth cannot be reliably differentiated from Y. padella as an imago, although Orchard Ermine Y. padella is normally greyish while the present species has a white ground colour to the forewing, but the two species only reliably separated with reference to the larval foodplant. Larva feeds on Apple, living gregariously within a silken web.
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10274019002019
1131541619892019
12456219962019
 
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10243
11462
12232

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 23 Jun; three, 24 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Portsmouth, two, 25 Jun; one, 31 Jul; two, 06 Aug; one, 08 Aug (IRT);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 24 Jun; two, 26 Jun (MJW)

16.004 0427 Spindle Ermine Yponomeuta cagnagella (Hübner, [1813]) - Common
Common wherever the foodplant occurs, on calcareous soils throughout the British Isles, less so in the north and not recorded north of Aberdeen (MBGBI Vol 3). In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly common and widely distributed. Wingspan 19-26 mm. Distinguished from Orchard Ermine Y. padella and Apple Ermine Y. malinellus by the white forewings with white terminal cilia. Larva feeds on Spindle and, in gardens, Evergreen Spindle, living gregariously within a silken web.
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109229718932018
1147751819752019
1218926319882019
 
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10961
1124282
1217198

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 12 Aug (CHic); Kingston, one, 01 Jul; one, 16 Jul (ENes); Newtown, larva, field observation, web with larvae on Spindle, 17 May (IOu); Wheelers Bay, one, 01 Aug; one, 07 Aug (ABu); Bonchurch, one, 25 Jun; one, 12 Jul (JHa); Westridge, larva, field observation, several webs with larvae on Spindle, 15 May (IOu);
VC11: Broughton Down, larva, field observation, 31 Aug (MMi det. PBu); Woodlands, New Forest, 09 Aug (RBW); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 06 Aug; two, to actinic, 09 Aug; two, to actinic, 13 Aug (JRMi); Broughton, one, to actinic, 06 Aug; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE); Fareham, one, 06 Jul; one, 14 Aug (ADT); two, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 22 Jul; two, to actinic, 23 Jul; one, to actinic, 03 Aug; one, to actinic, 08 Aug; two, to actinic, 09 Aug; one, to actinic, 11 Aug (MLO); Wickham, one, 07 Aug (F.M.G. det. RJD); Hilltop, The Hangers, one, 01 Aug (SI); Portsmouth, one, 15 Jul (IRT); Hen Wood, one, 04 Sep (F.M.G. det. RJD); Pennington, one, 07 Aug; one, 10 Aug (RFC); Southsea, two, 26 Jun (JGe);
VC12: Martin Down NNR, larva, field observation, webs, 25 May (DKe); Longstock, larva, field observation, 29 May; Chilbolton, larva, field observation, 17 May; Sparsholt, larva, field observation, 17 May; larva, field observation, 17 May (GCE); Harestock, one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 11 Jul; one, to actinic, 13 Jul; one, to actinic, 01 Aug (GRog); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; Wonston , one, to actinic, 17 Jul (GCE); Basingstoke, eight, 16 Jul; one, 21 Jul; one, 23 Jul; one, 06 Aug (RHil); Liss Forest*, one, 25 Jul (RJM)

16.005 0428 Willow Ermine Yponomeuta rorrella (Hübner, 1796) - Local
Local on river-banks in England, from Devon to Northumberland, favouring coastal locations in southern and eastern counties, sporadic in appearance, with occasional influxes when becomes temporarily established and may subsequently appear inland in small numbers. Numerous records in South Hampshire, but rare in the north; surprisingly, un-recorded on the Isle of Wight until 2012, when a major influx saw 8 individuals reported. Wingspan 19-24 mm. Very difficult to separate from Orchard Ermine Y. padella and Apple Ermine Y. malinellus, but grey wash generally restricted to dorsal half of forewing. Larva feeds on White Willow and Goat Willow, living gregariously within a silken web.
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1081520122018
1119732819832019
12243019872018
 
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10111
11321
12122

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin*, one, gen det, 25 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 06 Aug (RBW); Winchester, one, 07 Aug (THW); Portsmouth, one, 13 Aug (IRT);
VC12: Preston Candover*, two, 07 Aug (MJW)

16.006 0429 Yponomeuta irrorella (Hübner, 1796) - pRDB2
Vulnerable (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) and recorded only from woodland on chalky soils in parts of Hampshire and Kent. Very local and occasional in Hampshire, but not in recent years in the north; in southern Hampshire, recorded in numbers on The Moors Local Nature Reserve, Bishop's Waltham, in 2001, otherwise there has been just one other record this century. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 19-25 mm. Larva feeds on Spindle, living within a silken web.
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1121020012008
121120092009
 
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12221

Record details:
VC12: Barton Stacey*, one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun (GCE)

Barton Stacey; 25/06/2020; Glynne Evans Barton Stacey; 25/06/2020; Glynne Evans
Barton Stacey, 25/06/2020 (Glynne Evans) Barton Stacey, 25/06/2020 (Glynne Evans)
16.007 0430 Yponomeuta plumbella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in woodland on chalky soils throughout England, Wales and southern Ireland. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 17-19 mm. One of the more distinctive Yponomeuta, distinguished by the small black spot in the centre of the forewing. Larva feeds on Spindle, living within a silken web.
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10303218932018
118911119752019
1212414719822019
 
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11462
12881

Record details:
VC11: East Tytherley*, one, to actinic, 10 Aug (GCE); Winchester, two, 07 Aug (THW); Hilltop, The Hangers, two, 01 Aug (SI); Hen Wood, one, 24 Jul (F.M.G.);
VC12: Crawley, one, to actinic, 21 Jul; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 14 Aug; one, field observation, 12 Jul; one, to actinic, 11 Aug (GCE); Whitchurch, one, 02 Aug (SBr); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 15 Aug (DAS); Yateley*, one, 12 Aug (JHH)

16.008 0431 Yponomeuta sedella Treitschke, 1832 - Local
Local in woodland, rocky areas and hedgerows in England and Wales, as far north as Lincolnshire and Worcestershire; also recorded from Northumberland (MBGBI Vol 3). In Hampshire widespread in the south of the county, but very local in the north; there have been no recent records from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 15-18 mm. One of the more distinctive Yponomeuta, distinguished by the grey head, pale grey wing and lack of dots in the terminal area. Most likely to be confused with darker individuals of Y.padella. Larva feeds on Orpine, living gregariously within a silken web, over-wintering as a pupa.
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106419002018
1113215219722019
12192419952019
 
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11331

Record details:
VC11: Totton, one, 06 Jul (LH); Romsey, one, 10 Jul (MB); one, 08 Jul (NRJ)

16.010 0435 Zelleria hepariella Stainton, 1849 - Local
Local wherever the foodplant occurs, throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire widespread but rather uncommon; there have been no recent records on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 10-15 mm. Larva feeds on Ash, living within a silken case, often several together.
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1081319872019
11534619812019
12363719762019
 
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11111
12111

Record details:
VC11: one, 16 Jul (NRJ);
VC12: Whitehill, one, 11 Nov (ASto)

16.011 0435a Zelleria oleastrella (Millière, 1864) - Migrant
Very rare immigrant (less than 10 previous UK records) from olive groves in southern Europe. There have been four records: at Longstones, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly on 10 and 11 June 2006; Weymouth, Dorset on 11 June 2006; and East Lulworth, Dorset on 20 June 2006. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 12-15 mm. Larva mines leaves of Olive. A possible future colonist on introduced Olive trees.
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101120182018
113320162018
 
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11111

Record details:
VC11: Southsea, one, 30 May (JRL det. IRT)

16.014 0436 Pseudoswammerdamia combinella (Hübner, 1786) - Common
Common in hedgerows and scrub throughout the British Isles. The distribution in Hampshire mirrors those areas in which trapping effort is concentrated, and the moth is probably more widely distributed than the records suggest; very infrequently recorded from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 13-16 mm. Distinguished from the various Swammerdamia species by the dark-bordered orange spot on the wing-tip, and the rows of fine longitudinal dashes along the length of the forewing. Larva mines the foliage of Blackthorn, subsequently living within a silken web, often several together, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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Record
10201919512019
1113616819722019
12658119902019
 
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Quantity
10662
11541
129112

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 25 Apr (CHic); Bonchurch, one, 05 May; one, 02 Jun (JHa); Shanklin, one, 23 Apr; two, 21 May; one, 22 May (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 27 Apr (RBW); Totton, one, 13 Jun (LH); Pennington, one, field observation, 19 Apr; one, 31 Jul; one, 07 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Ecchinswell, one, 07 May (MJN); Preston Candover, one, 22 May; Basingstoke, one, 18 May; one, 26 May (MJW); Pamber Forest, two, 07 May; one, 20 May (GJD); Yateley, one, 19 May; two, 26 May; one, 31 Jul (JHH)

16.015 0437 Swammerdamia caesiella (Hübner, 1796) - Common
Common in heathland and open woodland throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight common wherever birch occurs. Wingspan 9-13 mm. Larva feeds on Silver Birch and Downy Birch, beneath a silken web, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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Last
Record
107519732017
1129332219722019
12653619842019
 
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Quantity
115137
12221

Record details:
VC11: Totton, one, 01 Jun (LH); West Walk, larval spinning, seven, on host-plant, larval spinnings on birch, one with larva, 06 Jul; larval feeding signs, three, on host-plant, feeding signs and spinning on birch, 28 Sep (RJD); West Meon, one, ♀, gen det, 31 Jul (F.M.G.); Pennington, one, 24 Jun (RFC);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 20 Jun; one, 24 Jun (MJW)

16.017 0438 Swammerdamia pyrella (Villers, 1789) - Common
Common in hedgerows, woodland, orchards and gardens throughout most of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight increasingly recorded in recent years, although it is unclear whether this is due to increased observer coverage or a real growth in population. Wingspan 10-13 mm. Apart from S. passerella, which occurs only in the Scottish Highlands and which is separable only by dissection of the genitalia, S. pyrella is distinguished from all other Swammerdamia and Pseudoswammerdamia species by the coppery terminal cilia, small size and dark appearance (MBGBI Vol 3). Larva feeds on Hawthorn, Apple and Pear, beneath a silken web, over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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1013833518932019
111033139819742019
1218727619742019
 
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10221
1145554
1217202

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 02 Jun; one, 30 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Pig Bush, NF, one, 17 Jul (CL); Ashurst, NF, one, 12 Aug (SAB); Totton, one, 29 Jul; one, 06 Aug; one, 07 Aug; one, 10 Aug (LH); Lee, one, 18 Jul (CTh); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jul; one, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE); Winchester, one, 21 Aug (THW); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE); Catisfield, two, 07 Aug; one, 10 Aug (ALR); Fareham, one, 25 Jun (ADT); one, 24 Jun (IMcP); one, to actinic, 01 Aug; one, to actinic, 06 Aug; one, to actinic, 09 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 01 Sep (MLO); one, 09 May (RJD); Botley, one, to actinic, 09 Aug; one, to actinic, 08 Aug (SLB); Wickham, one, 23 Jun (JRDS); Portsmouth, one, 18 Jun; one, 21 Jun; one, 22 Jun; one, 30 Jun; one, 23 Jul; one, 30 Jul (IRT); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 30 Jul; one, 06 Aug; one, 09 Aug; four, 10 Aug (APar); Pennington, one, 24 Jun; one, 07 Aug (RFC); Southsea, one, 08 Aug; one, 23 Aug (JGe); three, 09 May; two, 19 May; one, 21 May; one, 25 May; three, 26 May; one, 30 May; two, 01 Jun (JRL);
VC12: Crawley, one, to actinic, 30 Jun (GCE); Harestock, one, to actinic, 24 Jul; one, to actinic, 06 Aug; one, to actinic, 07 Aug; two, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 21 Aug (GRog); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (GCE); Basingstoke, one, 31 Jul (MJW); one, 16 Jul; one, 31 Jul (RHil); Warren Hill, Liss Forest*, one, 01 Aug (RJM); Farnborough, two, 25 Jun; one, 23 Jul; one, 30 Jul; one, 31 Jul; two, 06 Aug (KBW); Yateley, one, ♂, gen det, 26 May (JHH det. AMD)

16.019 0440 Paraswammerdamia albicapitella (Scharfenberg, 1805) - Common
Common in hedgerows and scrub throughout much of the British Isles, as far north as the central lowlands of Scotland, where it is local and scarce (MBGBI Vol 3). In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight the majority of the records are from the extreme south-east of the county, and perhaps under-recorded elsewhere, although largely absent from the New Forest. Wingspan 10-13 mm. Larva mines leaves of Blackthorn, subsequently living within a silken web, often several together.
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Record
10393919592019
1120833019742019
12616619972019
 
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Quantity
10111
1111112
12342

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 08 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 07 Jul (RBW); Romsey, one, 09 Jun (MB); Pilley Bailey, NF*, one, 07 Jul (RBW, MWa); Allbrook, one, 08 Aug (SI); Fareham, one, to actinic, 09 Jul (MLO); Botley, one, to actinic, 12 Aug (SLB); Wickham, one, 21 Jul (JRDS); Portsmouth, one, 14 Jun; one, 18 Jun; two, 31 Jul; one, 01 Aug (IRT);
VC12: Preston Candover, two, 07 Aug; Basingstoke, one, 24 Jun; one, 31 Jul (MJW)

16.020 0441 Paraswammerdamia nebulella (Goeze, 1783) - None
Common in hedgerows and open woodland throughout the British Isles, but not in the north. The distribution in Hampshire mirrors those areas in which trapping effort is concentrated, and the moth is probably more widely distributed than the records suggest; only recorded once on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 11-14 mm. Characterised by the absence of distinguishing field characteristics, predominately grey, with a white head. Larva mines leaves of Hawthorn, Rowan and Dog Rose, subsequently living within a silken web, often several together.
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10172919002018
1149772119722019
1218825919712019
 
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Quantity
11551
1213142

Record details:
VC11: Totton, one, 15 May; one, 08 Jul (LH); Fareham, one, to actinic, gen det, 23 Jun; one, to actinic, 15 Jul (MLO); Botley, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (SLB);
VC12: Cheriton, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (DAS); Basingstoke, one, 23 Jun; one, 24 Jun (MJW); one, 23 Apr; one, 26 May; one, 24 Jun; one, 06 Aug (RHil); Pamber Forest, one, 01 Jul; one, 31 Jul (GJD); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 18 Jul (ASto); Fleet, one, 09 Aug (MHals); Yateley, one, 07 Aug; two, 08 Aug (JHH)

16.021 0442 Cedestis gysseleniella Zeller, 1839 - Local
Local in pine woodland throughout much of England and Scotland, except the far north, the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland (MBGBI Vol 3). In Hampshire chiefly recorded from Botley Wood and in the north-east from Pamber Forest to the Deadwater Valley. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 11-13 mm. Larva mines needles of Scots Pine, Corsican Pine and Maritime Pine, subsequently living within a silken web.
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11131419722013
12171919772018
 
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12321

Record details:
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 17 Jun (GJD); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Yateley*, one, 26 May (JHH)

16.022 0443 Cedestis subfasciella (Stephens, 1834) - Local
Local in pine woodland throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire regularly recorded from just handful of sites, including West Walk, Wickham, with a scattering of records elsewhere, but probably under-recorded. First recorded from the Isle of Wight in 2015. Wingspan 9-11 mm. Larva mines needles of Scots Pine.
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101120152015
11423919742018
12121319772018
 
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11111
12321

Record details:
VC11: Botley Wood, one, ♀, gen det, 18 Sep (F.M.G.);
VC12: Castle Bottom NNR*, one, 16 Aug (JHH); 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Yateley*, one, 23 Apr (JHH)

16.024 0445 Ocnerostoma friesei Svensson, 1966 - Local
Local in pine woodland throughout much of England and Scotland. In Hampshire the majority of records are from the south of the county, but apparently increasing, or perhaps increasingly recorded, with no less than nine records in 2007. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 8-10 mm. A small and nondescript pale grey moth, very similar to O. piniariella, from which separable only by dissection of the genitalia. Larva mines needles of Scots Pine, living between needles spun together with silk.
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Last
Record
11566419722018
1281019942012
 
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11111
12221

Record details:
VC11: Southsea, one, 22 Apr (JRL);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 26 Jun (MJW); Up Green Wood, Eversley*, one, netted, ♀, gen det, 07 May (JHH det. AMD)

Ypsolophidae

Ypsolophinae

17.001 0451 Ypsolopha mucronella (Scopoli, 1763) - Local
Local in woodland on chalky soils throughout southern England. Fairly widely distributed across Hampshire, wherever the foodplant is found, but decidedly uncommon on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 26-33 mm. The distinctive attenuated resting posture is shared by a few other species of Ypsolopha, and most closely resembles Y. nemorella, which has a strong basal streak, lacking in Y. nemorella. Larva feeds on Spindle, beneath a silken web.
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10101019002019
11665319712019
12727919822019
 
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10111
11771
12221

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 09 May (JHa);
VC11: Timsbury, one, 07 Apr (TRa); Broughton, one, to actinic, 18 Oct; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 17 Mar (GCE); Portchester, one, 27 Apr; one, 28 Apr; one, 29 Apr; one, 30 Apr (JGe);
VC12: Crawley, one, to actinic, 18 Mar (GCE); Alton, one, to actinic, 16 Apr (BCA)

17.002 0452 Ypsolopha nemorella (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local in woodland throughout the British Isles, except the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland; rare in Ireland (MBGBI Vol 3). In Hampshire and Isle of Wight widespread but usually uncommon in woodland, principally in the south of our region. Wingspan 21-24 mm. Larva feeds on Honeysuckle, beneath a silken web, over-wintering as an egg.
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Last
Record
10181919262019
11786719582018
12121219942018
 
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11221

Record details:
VC11: Pig Bush, NF, one, 17 Jul (CL); West Walk, one, field observation, 23 Jun (RJD)

17.003 0453 Honeysuckle Moth Ypsolopha dentella (Fabricius, 1775) - Common
Common in woodland, hedgerows and gardens throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight present in small numbers in most ten-kilometre squares. Wingspan 20-22 mm. Unmistakable, with characteristic upturned wingtips. Larva feeds on Honeysuckle, beneath a silken web, over-wintering as an egg.
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Last
Record
10363718562019
1141946019712019
1221727419942019
 
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Quantity
10331
11321
12441

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 26 Jul; one, 06 Aug; one, 07 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 26 Jul (RBW); Romsey, one, 23 Jul (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 31 Jul (GCE);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 17 Aug; Wherwell, one, to actinic, 29 Jul (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (DAS); Alton, one, to actinic, 31 Jul (BCA)

17.005 0455 Ypsolopha scabrella (Linnaeus, 1761) - Common
Common in gardens and open woodland throughout England and Wales, but less numerous in the northern uplands. Fairly well distributed, with a southerly bias, in Hampshire, but recorded very infrequently on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 15-21 mm. Distinguished from all other Ypsolophinae by the three sets of raised scale tufts on the dorsal part of the forewing, but even when these have worn away, is still fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on Hawthorn, Apple and Cotoneaster, beneath a silken web, over-wintering as an egg.
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Record
Last
Record
10171419002018
1127932319712019
1220023219762019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1031210
11562
12881

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, 10, 07 Aug (IOu); Cranmore, to actinic, 20 Jul (CHic); Shanklin, two, 07 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Totton, one, 21 Jul (LH); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE); Fareham, one, to actinic, 22 Jul (MLO); West Meon, one, 31 Jul (F.M.G.); Tuckton, Bournemouth, two, 23 Jul (APar);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 02 Sep (SLE det. GCE); Wherwell, one, to actinic, 29 Jul; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 11 Aug (GCE); Axmansford, one, 13 Jul (ACB); Preston Candover, one, 07 Aug (MJW); Basingstoke, one, 29 Jul (RHil); Fleet, one, 24 Jul (MHals); Yateley, one, 08 Aug (JHH)

17.006 0456 Ypsolopha horridella (Treitschke, 1835) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in open woodland and gardens throughout southern England and northern Wales. Barely annual in Hampshire, where recorded widely, but only regular on the coast in the south-east of the county; very rare on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 16-21 mm. Positioning and size of scale tufts on dorsum, and fuscous colouring distinguish Y. horridella from its congeners. Larva feeds on Apple and Blackthorn, beneath a silken web, over-wintering as an egg.
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Last
Record
103320012016
119719762012
124319982019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10243
11122
12111

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, three, 07 Aug; one, 20 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Kings Somborne*, two, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE);
VC12: Yateley*, one, 08 Nov (JHH)

17.008 0458 Ypsolopha alpella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in oak woodland throughout much of southern England and southern Wales, north to Yorkshire. Fairly frequent in south Hampshire, but uncommon in north Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 14-18 mm. The main confusion species are Y. lucella, from which Y. alpella can be distinguished by the thorax being concolorous with the base of the forewing, and by the presence of fasciae, although on worn specimens these can be inconspicuous; and Y. sylvella from which Y. alpella can be distinguished by its smaller and less conspicuous fasciae, and by the paler ground colour of its forewing (MBGBI Vol 3). Larva feeds on Oak, beneath a silken web, over-wintering as an egg.
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Last
Record
106719512019
11867919722019
12192119952018
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10111
12111

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 09 Aug (IOu);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 02 Sep (GJD)

17.009 0459 Ypsolopha sylvella (Linnaeus, 1767) - Local
Local in oak woodland throughout much of southern England and Wales, with records north to Yorkshire. In Hampshire there is a scattering of records along the M27 and M3 corridors, and although evidently rare, it is perhaps under-recorded elsewhere. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1900. Wingspan 17-19 mm. Similar to Y. alpella, but generally darker with more obvious fasciae (MBGBI Vol 3). Larva feeds on Oak, beneath a silken web, over-wintering as an egg.
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Last
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104118562013
11292719802019
12141619802016
 
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12111

Record details:
VC12: Crawley*, one, to actinic, 30 Jun (GCE)

17.010 0460 Ypsolopha parenthesella (Linnaeus, 1761) - None
Common in woodland throughout much of the British Isles, except the Outer Hebrides and Shetland. Common and widespread in Hampshire, though Isle of Wight records remain sparse. Wingspan 15-19 mm. Unicolorous forms can be distinguished from similar forms of Y. ustella
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1011622418562019
1121725419712019
1220131619762019
 
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Quantity
1021406
11792
126103

Record details:
VC10: Walter's Copse, Newtown, one, to actinic, 22 Sep; three, to actinic, 22 Sep (PBa); Parkhurst Forest, two, 29 Jun; Shanklin, one, 26 Jun; one, 01 Jul; one, 05 Jul; one, 17 Jul; one, 26 Jul; one, 05 Aug; one, 09 Aug; one, 23 Aug; one, 08 Sep; one, 10 Sep; one, 12 Sep; one, 14 Sep; six, 15 Sep; one, 18 Sep; six, 19 Sep; five, 20 Sep; one, 06 Oct; three, 07 Oct (IOu);
VC11: Pig Bush, NF, one, 17 Jul (CL); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 08 Sep; one, to actinic, 15 Jun; one, to actinic, 08 Sep (GCE); Botley Wood, one, 18 Sep; West Walk, two, 14 Aug; Hen Wood, two, 04 Sep (F.M.G.);
VC12: Crawley, one, to actinic, 07 Sep (GCE); Pamber Forest, three, 02 Sep; one, 06 Aug; one, 17 Jun; two, 31 Jul; two, 07 Sep (GJD)

17.011 0461 Ypsolopha ustella (Clerck, 1759) - None
Common in oak woodland and areas with scattered oaks throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 15-20 mm. Very variable, plain forms can be confused with plain forms of Y. parenthesella. Larva feeds on Oak leaves, beneath a silken web.
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Last
Record
106310118562019
1151161619712019
128111419742018
 
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Quantity
10452
1113163
12892

Record details:
VC10: Parkhurst Forest, one, 29 Jun; Shanklin, one, 02 Feb; one, 21 Feb; two, 25 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 30 Jan (RBW); Romsey, three, 07 Jan; one, 08 Jan; two, 10 Mar; one, 17 Mar (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 28 Sep (GCE); Pilley Bailey, NF*, one, 07 Jul (RBW, MWa); Botley Wood, one, 13 Mar; Wickham, one, 07 Aug (F.M.G.); Botley, one, to actinic, 09 Jan (SLB); Wickham Common, two, 07 Feb; Hen Wood, one, 04 Sep (F.M.G.); Southsea, one, 17 Nov (JRL);
VC12: Crawley, one, to actinic, 17 Nov (GCE); Harestock, one, to actinic, 26 Jun (GRog); Liss Forest, one, 23 Feb (RJM); Bramshill Forest, one, netted, 11 Aug; Castle Bottom NNR, one, to actinic, 16 Aug; Yateley*, one, 12 Aug; one, 31 Jul; two, 08 Aug (JHH)

17.012 0462 Ypsolopha sequella (Clerck, 1759) - Common
Common in woodland and urban areas, especially where Field Maple is planted, throughout England and Wales. Fairly widely distributed across Hampshire, but usually no more than about a dozen records annually, and decidedly uncommon on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 17-20 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on the foliage of Field Maple, living beneath a silken web.
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Last
Record
10505519262019
1113513619722019
1218622819892019
 
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Quantity
1010123
11452
129102

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, one, to light, 08 Sep (IOu); Walter's Copse, Newtown, one, to actinic, 22 Sep; St Lawrence Undercliff, one, to actinic, 28 Sep; St Lawrence: Salem Close, one, to actinic, 28 Sep (PBa); Bonchurch, one, 09 Aug (JHa); Shanklin, one, 18 Aug; one, 14 Sep; one, 16 Sep; three, 19 Sep; one, 21 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 28 Sep; Broughton, one, to actinic, 06 Aug (GCE); Fareham, one, to actinic, 16 Sep (MLO); Wickham, one, 07 Sep (JRDS);
VC12: Chilbolton, two, to actinic, 15 Sep (GCE); Harestock, one, to actinic, 08 Aug; one, to actinic, 09 Aug; one, to actinic, 15 Aug (GRog); Beech, one, 28 Sep (NDP); Pamber Forest, one, 07 Sep (GJD); Alton, one, to actinic, 08 Aug; one, to actinic, 12 Sep; one, to actinic, 19 Sep (DBO)

Plutellidae

Plutellinae

18.001 0464 Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella (Linnaeus, 1758) - None
Common immigrant from mainland Europe, sometimes appearing in vast numbers in all types of habitat throughout the British Isles, becoming established under favourable conditions, when occasionally reaching plague proportions on farms where cabbages are grown. Widespread and in some years abundant in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 12-17 mm. Larva feeds on various Cruciferae beneath a silken web, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
Record
10927795919752019
1184163686319712019
121982797119752019
 
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Quantity
105413941
1122534414
1269916

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 05 Apr, 1 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 17 Nov, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 25 Jun, 41 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 04 Apr, 1 (SC) Latest: Southsea, 27 Nov, 1 (JRL) Max count: Portsmouth, 26 Jun, 14 (IRT)
VC12: Earliest: Yateley, 03 May, 1 (JHH) Latest: Pamber Forest, 30 Oct, 1 (GJD) Max count: Basingstoke, 26 Jun, 6 (MJW)

18.003 0465 Plutella porrectella (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common wherever the foodplant occurs, throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire the foodplant is local and so is the moth; there are only a very few records from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 14-17 mm. Similar to Diamond-back Moth P. xylostella but slightly larger and more striated, and with three darkish rings on tip of antennae (MBGBI Vol 3). Larva feeds on Dame's-violet, beneath a silken web, often several together.
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Last
Record
108819502017
1122424619732018
1220855819812019
 
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Quantity
11441
12892

Record details:
VC11: Romsey, one, 31 Jul (SC); Winchester, one, 24 Jul (THW); Fareham, one, to actinic, 19 Sep (MLO); Pennington, one, field observation, 19 Apr (RFC);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, to actinic, 20 Jul (JHu); one, 07 May; one, 08 May; one, 09 May; one, 20 May (RHil); Yateley*, two, 21 May; one, 26 May; one, 09 Jun (JHH)

18.007 0469 Eidophasia messingiella (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1840) - Local
Local on waste ground throughout much of southern England and Wales, north to Lancashire. In Hampshire, recorded very frequently on an annual basis in the Portsmouth area, with a few localised records from the 1990s in the north of the county. First recorded from the Isle of Wight in 2014. Wingspan 14-16 mm. Bold cream stripe across centre of forewing and two pale rings on tip of dark antennae are characteristic of this fairly distinctive species. Larva feeds on Hoary Cress.
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Last
Record
101220142014
1119748419922019
123319931996
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10111
11122

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 24 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Portsmouth, two, 09 Jun (IRT)

Shanklin; 24/06/2020; Iain Outlaw
Shanklin, 24/06/2020 (Iain Outlaw)

Glyphipterigidae

Orthoteliinae

19.001 0470 Orthotelia sparganella (Thunberg, 1788) - Local
Local in marshes, river-banks and other damp areas throughout much of the British Isles, but not in northern Scotland. In Hampshire the few recent records are widely spread across the county. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1948. Wingspan 18-28 mm. Larva mines leaves and stems of Branched Bur-reed and Reed Sweet-grass.
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Last
Record
10154219092017
11231919792019
12202219002018
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10111
11111

Record details:
VC10: Haseley Manor, one, 11 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Culverley, NF, one, 19 Jul (CL)

Glyphipteriginae

19.002 0397 Glyphipterix thrasonella (Scopoli, 1763) - Common
Common in a wide range of marginal, aquatic habitats, including bogs, damp heathland and mosses, throughout the British Isles. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 10-15 mm. Generally considered to be day-flying, but often recorded over-night at light traps. The Glyphipterix form a distinctive group, in which the forewing has a characteristic bulge in the costal half of the termen, and appears distinctly folded longitudinally, although G. fuscoviridella is atypical. G. thrasonella has a diagnostic elongate coppery black mark at tonus, which include three silver dots (MBGBI Vol 2). Larva believed to feed within stems of various species of Rush, although the exact foodplant is uncertain.
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Record
Last
Record
101526319372019
11299115319722019
1265155219742018
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10122
11441
127204200

Record details:
VC10: Haseley Manor, two, 28 May (IOu);
VC11: Totton, one, 24 Jun (LH); Wildern LNR, one, field observation, 08 Jun (TCr); Fareham, one, to actinic, 30 May (MLO); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 23 Jun (APar);
VC12: Lower Inhams Copse, Pamber, 200, field observation, 02 Jun (GJD); Oakhanger, W of, field observation, many, 08 Jun (CWls); Liss Common, one, netted, 16 Jun; Odiham Common, one, netted, 19 May (JHH, AMD); one, netted, 24 May; Foxlease Meadow, Rushmoor, field observation, 28 May; Yateley*, one, 21 May (JHH)

19.003 0396 Glyphipterix fuscoviridella (Haworth, 1828) - Common
Common in dry grassland throughout much of England, Wales and south-eastern Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread in all three vice-counties. Wingspan 10-16 mm. Day-flying. Quite distinct amongst the Glyphipterix species by reason of its plain brassy forewing and straight termen, the latter distinguishing it from plain forms of G. thrasonella (MBGBI Vol 2). Larva feeds within stems of Field Wood-rush.
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Record
Last
Record
104015619002018
1111444519722019
125656619742019
 
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Quantity
10243
11221
127112100

Record details:
VC10: Newtown Meadows, three, ♂s, gen det, 17 May; Yaverland, one, gen det, 06 May (IOu);
VC11: Totton, one, field observation, 25 May (LH); Twyford, one, netted, 26 May (RJD);
VC12: Headley Gravel Pit, 100, field observation, 06 May (GJD); Cheriton Wood*, one, 16 May (DAS); Pamber Forest, four, field observation, 04 May (GJD); Pamber Heath, 31 May (MBo); Liss Forest, six, field observation, 15 May; one, 21 May (RJM); Castle Bottom NNR, field observation, 15 May (JHH)

19.006 0394 Glyphipterix forsterella (Fabricius, 1781) - Local
Local in damp grassland and woodland throughout mainland Britain and in two vice-counties of Ireland, apparently becoming more widespread and common. In south Hampshire, now widespread and fairly common, but remaining very rare in the north and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 8-11 mm. Separated from several similar species by the clear silver dot in the blackish apical spot (MBGBI Vol 2). Larva feeds within ears of Sedge.
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VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
105619002017
118813219722019
1281519742017
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
12332

Record details:
VC12: Odiham Common*, two, netted, 19 May (JHH, AMD); one, netted, 24 May; Foxlease Meadow, Rushmoor, field observation, 28 May (JHH)

19.007 0391 Cocksfoot Moth Glyphipterix simpliciella (Stephens, 1834) - None
Common on grassland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 6-9 mm. Day-flying, and often easily found by searching buttercup flowers on warm, sunny days, when the moths may congregate in large numbers to feed, or by netting over the foodplant. Three other similar species may also be encountered, but they are all scarce: G. schoenicolella, with hindwing dorsal cilia white in basal half; G. equitella, with additional silver dot in disc before apex; and G. forsterella, with silver dot in blackish apical spot (MBGBI Vol 2). Larva feeds within ears of Cock's-foot and Tall Fescue, over-wintering in a cocoon.
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Last
Record
10345619002019
1126263019722019
12110123819742017
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1189450
121182

Record details:
VC11: Totton, one, 01 Jun (LH); Romsey, one, 16 May (NRJ); Twyford, 20, field observation, 20 May; 20, field observation, 26 May; 50, field observation, 26 May; one, swept, 15 Jun (RJD); Bishop's Waltham, 15 May (DTr); Portsmouth, one, 21 May (IRT);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, field observation, nectaring on buttercup, 14 Jun (MJW); Pamber Heath, 31 May (MBo); Alton, one, netted, 19 May; two, netted, 20 May; one, to lighted window, 22 May (BCA); Odiham Common, one, netted, 19 May (JHH, AMD); Castle Bottom NNR, one, field observation, 29 May; field observation, 15 May; field observation, 15 May; Yateley*, netted, numerous, 16 May; Up Green Wood, Eversley*, one, field observation, 07 May (JHH)

Acrolepiinae

19.010 0472 Digitivalva pulicariae (Klimesch, 1956) - Local
Local in rough meadows, woodland rides and waste ground in England, as far north as Northumberland, Wales and the southern half of Ireland, where it is often common in the south-west. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight the few recent records are chiefly from the coast, except for singletons to light in Selborne, Basingstoke and the Deadwater Valley. Wingspan 12-14 mm. Larva mines leaves of Common Fleabane and Hemp-agrimony.
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Record
Last
Record
1014420418562019
11666019892018
124419962009
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1013244
11331

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, three, 07 Aug (IOu); Freshwater Cliffs, one, 16 Jul (SDa); Wheelers Bay, one, 30 Jul (ABu); Shanklin, two, 05 Apr; four, 24 Jun; two, 25 Jun; one, 05 Jul; one, 11 Jul; four, 12 Jul; one, 16 Jul; two, 22 Jul; one, 30 Jul; one, 19 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Totton*, one, 21 May (LH); Fareham, one, to actinic, 05 Jul (MLO det. RJD); Portsmouth, one, 29 Jul (IRT)

19.011 0473 Leek Moth Acrolepiopsis assectella (Zeller, 1839) - Local
Local in gardens and allotments throughout much of south-eastern England, with records west to Devon, predominantly coastal. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly numerous in and around Portsmouth, Havant and Southampton, with occasional records in the north of the county and on the Island. Wingspan 11-14 mm. Larva feeds within stems and roots of Leek, Onion and Chives, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas.
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Record
Last
Record
10243220052018
1134341419802019
12758719932018
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
11111
12232

Record details:
VC11: Romsey, one, 11 Aug (MB);
VC12: Basingstoke, two, 18 Mar (MJW); Yateley, one, 12 Aug (JHH)

19.014 0476 Acrolepia autumnitella Curtis, 1838 - Common
Common in hedgerows and waste ground throughout much of southern England, with records north to Lancashire. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight reasonably common especially in the south-east of the county and on the Island. Wingspan 11-13 mm. Larva mines leaves of Woody Nightshade and Deadly Nightshade.
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VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
10974719002019
1113313919782018
12191219812016
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10111
11111

Record details:
VC10: Afton Marsh, one, field observation, emerged from pupa, 30 Aug (SDa);
VC11: Fareham, one, to actinic, 23 Aug (MLO det. RJD)

Argyresthiidae

Argyresthiinae

20.005 0409a Argyresthia trifasciata Staudinger, 1871 - Local
Local in gardens throughout much of Greater London and southern England, with records north to Lancashire. An adventive species, naturalised through accidental introduction in conifers from mainland Europe, now fully naturalised. In Hampshire first recorded in the county in 1998 in the north-east, from where it now appears to be spreading. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 8-9 mm. Larva mines leaves and shoots of Juniper, Leyland Cypress, Lawson's Cypress, and other cultivated conifers.
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Record
104420132019
1125537520052019
1213827519982019
 
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Quantity
1137495
12208918

Record details:
VC11: Marchwood*, one, 26 May (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 09 May (RBW); Totton, two, 25 Apr; one, field observation, 25 Apr; one, 02 May; one, 03 May; one, 08 May; five, 15 May; two, 16 May; one, 17 May; two, 18 May; one, 19 May; three, 21 May; one, 22 May; two, 23 May; one, 24 May; one, 22 Jun; one, 09 Jul; three, 15 Jul; two, 16 Jul; one, 17 Jul; one, 19 Jul; one, 20 Jul; one, 23 Jul (LH); Romsey, one, 08 May; one, 18 May; one, 26 May (MB); Allbrook, one, 01 Jun (SI); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 27 May (APar); Pennington, one, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug (RFC); Southsea, one, 22 Apr; one, 23 Apr; one, 02 May; one, 07 May; one, 15 May; one, 27 May (JRL);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 09 May; three, 19 May; one, 26 May (RHil); Warren Hill, Liss Forest*, one, 30 May (RJM); Alton, one, netted, 19 May (BCA); Farnborough, one, 09 May; one, 16 May; two, 18 May; six, 21 May; three, 26 May; one, 29 May (KBW); Yateley, two, 23 Apr; one, 29 Apr; 12, 02 May; 18, 03 May; 15, 07 May; 10, 09 May; two, 15 May; seven, 19 May; one, 26 May (JHH)

20.007 0409b Cypress Tip Moth Argyresthia cupressella Walsingham, 1890 - Local
Local in gardens throughout East Anglia, and northern and western England. An adventive species, recorded nationally for the first time in 1997 in Suffolk, the Cypress Tip Moth is now fully naturalised following its accidental introduction on coniferous trees. Has been recorded increasingly in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 8-9 mm. Larva mines young shoots of Juniper, Leyland Cypress and Lawson's Cypress.
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10435420082019
11450103620022019
12101520102018
 
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10441
116212211
12662

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 02 Jun (JHa); Rookley, one, 30 May; one, to actinic, 08 Jun (JBa); Shanklin, one, 15 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 04 Jul (RBW); Totton, one, 08 May; one, 15 May; two, 19 May; one, 20 May; eight, 21 May; five, 22 May; one, 26 May; one, 28 May; one, 29 May; one, 30 May; two, 31 May; four, 01 Jun; one, 02 Jun; two, 07 Jun; three, 13 Jun; one, 15 Jun; one, 16 Jun; one, 17 Jul (LH); Romsey, two, 26 May; two, 30 May; one, 01 Jun (MB); Allbrook, one, 21 May; one, 07 Jun (SI); Fareham, one, 16 May (ADT); one, 16 Jun (IMcP); one, to actinic, 01 Jun; one, to actinic, 08 Jun; one, to actinic, 09 Jun; one, to actinic, 02 Jul (MLO); one, to malaise trap, 08 May (RJD); Portsmouth, one, 18 May; one, 19 May; three, 26 May (IRT); Tuckton, Bournemouth, two, 02 Jun (APar); Milford on Sea, one, 08 Jun (MMcM); Pennington, two, 21 May; one, 27 May; three, 02 Jun; one, 17 Jun; one, 24 Jun (RFC); Southsea, one, 10 May; one, 18 May; one, 31 May; one, 07 Jun; one, 14 Jun; one, 15 Jun (JGe); two, 15 May; one, 16 May; two, 18 May; five, 19 May; seven, 20 May; 11, 21 May; one, 24 May; four, 25 May; eight, 26 May; two, 27 May; two, 29 May; one, 30 May; one, 31 May; two, 01 Jun; 02 Jun (JRL);
VC12: Castle Bottom NNR*, netted, 18 May (JHH); Farnborough, one, 21 May (KBW); Yateley, one, 15 May; one, 08 Jun; two, 26 May; one, 31 Jul (JHH)

20.010 0409 Argyresthia ivella (Haworth, 1828) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in old orchards, and also on isolated wild apple trees, in England and Wales, as far north as Northumberland (MBGBI Vol 3). In Hampshire formerly fairly common locally, but nowadays only the occasional individuals are reported. First recorded on the Isle of Wight at Newtown in 2011. Wingspan 10-12 mm. Larva mines young shoots of Apple and Hazel.
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11171819002015
1210619602018
 
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Record details:
VC12: Axmansford*, one, 13 Jul (ACB det. GJD)

20.011 0410 Argyresthia brockeella (Hübner, [1813]) - Common
Common in open, especially birch, woodland and freshwater margins throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 10-12 mm. Variable, but only the scarce unicolorous form problematic, being similar to the unicolorous form of A. goedartella, but a deeper, darker colour than A. goedartella. Flies in afternoon sunshine and at night. Larva mines young shoots and catkins of Silver and Downy Birch, and Alder.
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10498119972019
11732101719722019
1222843619742019
 
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10331
11991
12782

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 24 Jun; one, 25 Jun; Firestone Copse, one, 21 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 24 Jun (CTh); Totton, one, 09 Aug (LH); Romsey, one, 23 Jun; one, 08 Aug (MB); one, 19 Jun (NRJ); West End, one, 16 Jul (PAB); Wickham, one, 24 Jun; one, 21 Jul (JRDS); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 26 May (JSw);
VC12: Axmansford, one, 23 Jul (ACB); Basingstoke, one, 23 Jul (MJW); Pamber Forest, one, 08 Jun; two, 17 Jun; one, 01 Jul; two, 13 Jul (GJD); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD)

20.012 0411 Argyresthia goedartella (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in open woodland, heathland, gardens and freshwater margins throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire but apparently rarer on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 10-12 mm. Generally a fairly distinctive species, but variable, with plain forms difficult to distinguish from plain forms of A. brockeella, which see. Larva mines young shoots and catkins of Silver and Downy Birch, and Alder.
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10528319772019
111282245719692019
12539155819752019
 
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10232
115611413
123817155

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 25 Jun; two, 09 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, five, 07 Aug; one, 14 Aug; one, 22 Aug; one, 19 Sep (SDut); Acres Down, seven, 08 Aug (CWlk); Matley Wood, NF, 05 Aug (RBW, MWa); Culverley, NF, one, 19 Jul (CL); Marchwood, one, 19 Sep (CTh); Ashurst, NF, one, 02 Jun; one, 12 Aug (SAB); Totton, one, 07 Jul (LH); East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug (GCE); Romsey, one, 24 Jun (SLay); one, 16 Jul; 13, 08 Aug (MB); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul (GCE); Romsey, one, 23 Jul (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 09 Aug; one, to actinic, 12 Aug (RAC); Southampton, one, to actinic, 09 Aug (MGP); West End, two, 16 Jul (PAB); Allbrook, one, 08 Aug (SI); Winchester, one, 07 Aug; one, 14 Aug (THW); Botley Wood, one, 18 Sep (F.M.G.); Catisfield, one, 07 Aug; one, 12 Aug (ALR); Fareham, one, 31 Jul (IMcP); Wickham, one, 07 Aug (F.M.G. det. RJD); Botley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 12 Aug (SLB); Wickham, one, 01 Aug (JRDS); West Walk, one, swept, 01 Jun (RJD); one, netted, 06 Jul (KJW det. RJD); West Meon, three, 31 Jul (F.M.G.); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 17 Jul; five, 23 Jul; one, 29 Jul; eight, 31 Jul; four, 07 Aug; two, 11 Aug; three, 14 Aug; two, 22 Aug; one, 03 Sep (JSw); Pennington, one, 30 Jul; one, 05 Aug; four, 07 Aug; eight, 08 Aug; six, 10 Aug; three, 13 Aug; one, 14 Aug (RFC); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa);
VC12: Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 23 Jul (GCE); Harestock, one, to actinic, 27 Jul; one, to actinic, 09 Aug; four, to actinic, 11 Aug; four, to actinic, 12 Aug; two, to actinic, 13 Aug; two, to actinic, 14 Aug (GRog); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 16 Jul; five, to actinic, 11 Aug (GCE); Axmansford, one, 23 Jul; three, 05 Aug (ACB); Basingstoke, one, 29 May; one, 24 Jun; one, 31 Jul (MJW); one, to actinic, 20 Jul (JHu); one, 16 Jul (RHil); Pamber Forest, two, 06 Aug; five, 08 Jul; three, 13 Jul; one, 19 Jul; five, 24 Jul; 55, 31 Jul; four, 06 Aug; seven, 07 Aug; 21, 10 Aug; two, 13 Aug; one, 07 Sep (GJD); Liss Forest, five, 18 Jul; three, 25 Jul; three, 01 Aug; three, 08 Aug (RJM); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Farnborough, one, 06 Aug; one, 10 Aug (KBW); Yateley, six, 12 Aug; six, 31 Jul; six, 08 Aug (JHH)

20.015 0414 Argyresthia curvella (Linnaeus, 1761) - None
Local in gardens and orchards throughout England and Wales, extending to Perthshire and the Western Isles in Scotland (MBGBI Vol 3). In Hampshire rather uncommon, given its reputation as a pest in orchards, but perhaps under-recorded. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1925. Wingspan 10-12 mm. Similar to A. sorbiella, from which it is distinguished by its smaller size and the colour of the markings which are almost greyish brown on a clear white ground colour (MBGBI Vol 3). Larva mines buds and shoots of Apple, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas, over-wintering as an egg.
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11298619362018
12181619802017
 
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VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 15 Jun (GJD)

20.016 0415 Argyresthia retinella Zeller, 1839 - Common
Common in open woodland throughout the British Isles. Reasonably common in Hampshire, but rarely record on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 9-10 mm. Flies in afternoon sunshine and at night. Characterised by white forewing, irregularly strigulate dark brown; a diffuse brownish streak from base to disc beneath subcostal vein; a large diffuse dark brown spot in disc; a diffuse terminal streak; apical dot blackish brown (MBGBI Vol 3). Larva mines the shoots and catkins of Birch.
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101119781978
1116838419722019
127411619742018
 
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VC12: one, field observation, 08 Jun; two, 08 Jun; one, 10 Jun; one, 17 Jun; one, 23 Jun (GJD)

20.018 0417 Argyresthia spinosella Stainton, 1849 - None
Common in hedgerows throughout much of the British Isles, except for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. In Hampshire most frequent in the south-east of the county, with scattered records elsewhere and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 9-11 mm. The main confusion species are Apple Fruit Moth A. conjugella and A. semifusca, which see. Larva mines buds and shoots of Blackthorn, over-wintering as an egg.
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10273319002019
1123123719732019
12384219962018
 
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10100
11331
12452

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 30 May (CHic);
VC11: Allbrook, one, 26 May (SI); Fareham, one, to actinic, 15 Jun (MLO); Pennington, one, 29 May (RFC);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 01 Jun (MJW); Pamber Forest, two, 25 May; one, 08 Jun (GJD); Yateley, one, 26 May (JHH)

Basingstoke; 01/06/2020; Mike Wall
Basingstoke, 01/06/2020 (Mike Wall)
20.019 0418 Apple Fruit Moth Argyresthia conjugella Zeller, 1839 - Common
Common in orchards and woodland throughout the British Isles, more numerous in the north. Rather uncommon in Hampshire. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 10-14 mm. Day-flying, but may come to light. Similar species include A. spinosella, from which A. conjugella is distinguished by the ochreous tinge of its ground colour, slightly larger size and later flight time; and A. semifusca from which A. conjugella is distinguished by its more marbled markings and ochreous ground colour. Larva mines fruit and berries of Apple and Rowan, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some area, and over-wintering as a pupa in a cocoon.
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1061120172017
11384719852017
12272919972018
 
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10353
11100
12221

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, gen det, 21 May; three, gen det, 26 May; one, 08 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 19 May (RBW);
VC12: Yateley*, one, 19 May; one, 20 Jun (JHH det. JHH. AMD)

20.020 0419 Argyresthia semifusca (Haworth, 1828) - Common
Common in open woodland and hedgerows throughout the British Isles, less numerous in the south. In Hampshire it has perhaps been under-recorded in the past, but not uncommon in the north-east of the county. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 10-13 mm. Main confusion species are Apple Fruit Moth A. conjugella, which is generally more ochreous and marbled, and A. spinosella, from which A. semifusca distinguished only with certainty by dissection of the genitalia. Larva mines shoots of Rowan and, in the south of Britain, predominately Hawthorn.
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103319002018
11565119722015
12446419902019
 
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11551

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VC11: Romsey, one, 18 May; one, 19 May; one, 28 May (NRJ); Winchester, one, 26 May (THW); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 27 May (APar)

20.021 0420 Cherry Fruit Moth Argyresthia pruniella (Clerck, 1759) - None
Common in gardens, woodland and orchards throughout the British Isles. Fairly well distributed in Hampshire, but recorded very infrequently on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 10-12 mm. The main confusion species is A. bonnetella, which see for differences. Larva mines shoots and fruits of Cherry, including wild, ornamental and cultivated varieties, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas, and over-wintering as an egg or small larva.
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1011819002019
1121123119742019
12758619812019
 
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12331

Record details:
VC11: Marchwood*, one, 24 Jun (CTh); Totton, one, 04 Aug (LH); Catisfield, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (ALR); Fareham, one, to actinic, 02 Jul (MLO); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 23 Jun; one, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug (APar);
VC12: Yateley*, one, 31 Jul; one, 08 Aug; one, 08 Sep (JHH)

20.022 0421 Argyresthia bonnetella (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common wherever the foodplant occurs, in hedgerows, gardens, downland and scrub throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 9-11 mm. The main confusion species is Cherry Fruit Moth A. pruniella — both species show a pale dorsal streak, but differ in the angle made by the prominent brown fascia — in both species the fascia starts from mid-way along the dorsum, but the angle between the fascia and the dorsum is about 45° in A. pruniella and 30° in A. bonnetella. Larva mines bark of Hawthorn.
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10174519002019
1118733019322019
127610819602019
 
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10463
11111
12452

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 21 May; one, 27 May; one, 25 Jun (JHa); Shanklin*, three, 30 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Fareham, one, to actinic, 09 Aug (MLO);
VC12: Preston Candover, one, 07 Aug (MJW); Pamber Forest, one, 31 Jul; one, 10 Aug (GJD); Yateley*, two, 17 Aug (JHH)

Preston Candover; 07/08/2020; Mike Wall
Preston Candover, 07/08/2020 (Mike Wall)
20.023 0422 Argyresthia albistria (Haworth, 1828) - Common
Common in hedgerows and scrub throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 9-11 mm. Occurs in two forms, a unicolorous form, which is similar to the unicolorous form of Apple Fruit Moth A. conjugella, but with head white in A. albistria, and the nominate form, which is similar to A. semifusca, but smaller and brighter. Larva mines flowering shoots of Blackthorn, over-wintering as a small larva.
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10478519002019
1122022219732019
12464819672018
 
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108103
11441
12331

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, one, 20 Aug; Haseley Manor, one, 11 Aug; Shanklin, one, gen det, 26 Jul; one, 06 Aug; one, 13 Aug; three, 14 Aug; one, 20 Aug; one, 08 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Winchester, one, 14 Aug (THW); Fareham, one, to actinic, 16 Jul (MLO); Hilltop, The Hangers, one, 01 Aug (SI); Old Winchester Hill, one, field observation, 01 Aug (JHH, AMD det. JHH);
VC12: Over Wallop*, one, 27 Aug (CM); Axmansford*, one, 23 Jul (ACB det. GJD); Pamber Forest, one, 07 Sep (GJD)

Lyonetiidae

Lyonetiinae

21.001 0263 Apple Leaf Miner Lyonetia clerkella (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in hedgerows, gardens and orchards throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight common and widespread. Wingspan 8-9 mm. Larva mines leaves of Hawthorn, Apple, Wild Cherry, Bird Cherry, Birch, Cotoneaster and Rowan, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas and can occasionally reach levels where localised economic damage is possible to fruit trees in Britain.
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1033964619262019
1131361034619722019
1240050319752019
 
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1020477
1112125320
12386612

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 01 Jun, 1 (IOu) Latest: Bembridge, 01 Oct, 0 (PBa) Max count: Shanklin, 24 Jun, 7 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Southsea, 06 Apr, 1 (JRL) Latest: Totton, 20 Sep, 1 (LH) Max count: Portsdown, 14 Sep, 20 (RJD)
VC12: Earliest: Farnborough, 21 May, 1 (KBW) Latest: Yateley Common, 15 Nov, 0 (JHH) Max count: Farnborough, 30 Jul, 12 (KBW)

21.002 0262 Lyonetia prunifoliella (Hübner, 1796) - pRDB1
Formerly reported from the Midlands at Boughton, Worcestershire, Whittlebury Forest, Northamptonshire and near Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire, and also from Worthing, Sussex, and it was fairly common in the late 19th Century (MBGBI Vol 2), it was not seen in the 1900's and was assumed to have become extinct. The first recent record appears to be in 2007, since when it has been encountered with increasing frequency in a number of counties including Dorset and Norfolk, perhaps following re-colonisation from the continent; the first Hampshire record was in 2014, since when it has been encountered with increasing regularity on the coast of Hampshire from Portsmouth to Hayling and on the south-eastern side of the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 9-10 mm. The larva mines the leaves of various roseaceous trees, such as Blackthorn and apple, forming a gallery leading to a blotch. The pupal cocoon is suspended from silken 'guyropes' and closely resembles that of L. clerkella.

Update: Status review, December 2019.
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VC11: Portsmouth, one, 20 Aug (IRT)

Cemiostominae

21.006 0258 Leucoptera lathyrifoliella (Stainton, [1865]) - pRDB2
Vulnerable (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) on sea cliffs and undercliffs on the coast of Devon from Torquay to Branscombe. On the Isle of Wight, still found at Luccombe Chine. In Hampshire formerly in Stubby Copse, near Brockenhurst, in the New Forest, but not reported since the 1940s. Wingspan 6-7 mm. Adults easily overlooked, and all records in our area relate to the larval mines on the leaves of Narrow-leaved Everlasting-pea, over-wintering as a pupa.
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112519391940
 
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VC10: Bonchurch, mine, mines on leaves of Lathyrus sylvestris, 30 Sep (PBa); Appley Steps, larva, field observation, occupied mines in leaves of Lathyrus sylvestris, 14 Jul; Shanklin, larva, two, field observation, three cocoons formed from leaves collected on 14 July, 27 Jul; two, another two adults emerged from cocoons, 28 Jul (IOu)

Shanklin; 14/07/2020; Iain Outlaw Shanklin; 14/07/2020; Iain Outlaw Shanklin; 27/07/2020; Iain Outlaw
Shanklin, 14/07/2020 (Iain Outlaw) Shanklin, 14/07/2020 (Iain Outlaw) Shanklin, 27/07/2020 (Iain Outlaw)

Praydidae

Praydinae

22.002 0449 Ash Bud Moth Prays fraxinella (Bjerkander, 1784) - None
Common wherever there are ash trees throughout most of the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 14-17 mm. The typical form is distinctive and easy to recognise, less so the dark form rustica, which is considered to be a separate species by some authors. Larva mines leaves and bark of Ash, subsequently burrowing into and feeding on branches.
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10858518932019
1149053119732019
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10991
1133413
12441

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, one, 07 Aug; Shanklin, one, 01 Jun; one, 05 Jun; one, 25 Jun; one, 09 Aug; one, 11 Aug; one, 14 Aug; one, 20 Aug; one, 23 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 14 Jul; one, 01 Aug (CTh); Totton, one, 28 Jun; one, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug; two, 11 Aug (LH); Romsey, one, 06 Aug; one, 11 Aug; two, 11 Aug (MB); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 09 Aug (RAC); Twyford, two, swept, swept from nettles below ash, 10 Aug (RJD); Winchester, one, 13 Jun; two, 07 Aug; three, 14 Aug (THW); Fareham, one, 11 Aug; one, 22 Sep (IMcP); one, to actinic, light form, 29 May; one, to actinic, dark form, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 11 Jul; one, to actinic, white form, 08 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, white form, 11 Aug; two, to actinic, 20 Aug (MLO); Wickham, one, 07 Aug (F.M.G.); Botley, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (SLB); Bishop's Waltham, one, 26 Jun (DTr); Portsmouth, one, 23 Aug (IRT); West Meon, one, 31 Jul; Hen Wood, one, 24 Jul (F.M.G. det. RJD); Pennington, two, 07 Aug; one, 10 Aug; one, 13 Aug (RFC); Southsea, one, 26 Jun (JGe);
VC12: Crawley, one, to actinic, 09 Jun (GCE); Basingstoke, one, to actinic, 26 Jun (JHu); one, 08 Aug (RHil); Yateley, one, 08 Jun (JHH)

22.003 0448a Prays ruficeps (Heinemann, 1854) - None
Wingspan 14-17 mm. Originally thought a dark form of Prays fraxinella , DNA bar coding has indicated that P. ruficeps is a species distinct in its own right. P.fraxinella does have a dark form but in it the faint "fraxinella" markings of the normal, black and white form can still be distinguished. Prays ruficeps is uniformly dark brown/blackish with an orangey red head. Old records of the so-called f. rustica of fraxinella could refer to either, so its historic status is unknowable. The larva feeds on Ash.
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128920112018
 
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11882
12452

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, one, 07 Aug; two, 20 Aug; Shanklin, one, 14 May; one, gen det, 24 Jun; one, 16 Jul; one, 30 Jul; two, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug; one, 16 Aug; two, ♂, gen det, 19 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest*, 13 May (RBW); Totton*, one, 26 Aug (LH); Fareham, two, to actinic, 09 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 20 Aug; one, to actinic, 02 Sep; one, to actinic, 12 Sep (MLO); Southsea, one, 10 Aug (JGe);
VC12: Pamber Forest*, one, 15 Aug; one, 07 Sep (GJD); Yateley*, one, ♂ gen det, 15 May; two, 12 Aug (JHH)

Bedelliidae

Bedelliinae

24.001 0264 Bedellia somnulentella (Zeller, 1847) - Local
Local in hedgerows and on waste ground throughout much of southern Britain, where widespread but erratic in appearance, occurring with less frequency as far north as Co. Durham, the native populations periodically reinforced by immigration. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight almost exclusively confined to the coast in the south-east of the county and on the Island. Wingspan 8-10 mm. Larva mines leaves of Field Bindweed and Hedge Bindweed.
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10865419002018
1129128019812019
1210919962017
 
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11331

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VC10: St Lawrence: Woolverton Road, larva, one, field observation, several mines, one with a larva, on leaves of Calystegia sepium, larva pupated by 3rd October, 30 Sep (PBa);
VC11: Portsdown, larval feeding signs, one, on host-plant, mine with subsequent silk, frass & feeding, 14 Sep (RJD); Portsmouth, one, 02 Aug; one, 25 Aug (IRT)

Scythropiidae

Scythropiinae

25.001 0450 Hawthorn Moth Scythropia crataegella (Linnaeus, 1767) - None
Common in hedgerows and scrub throughout southern England, north to Yorkshire. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widely distributed, but not particularly common. Wingspan 11-15 mm. Larva mines leaves of Hawthorn and Blackthorn, living and feeding gregariously within a silken web.
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105312819002019
1157084419752019
1211918919762019
 
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1013319
1145685
1212153

Record details:
VC10: Haseley Manor, one, 09 Jun; Shanklin, one, 02 Jun; one, 07 Jun; three, 08 Jun; two, 09 Jun; one, 13 Jun; one, 14 Jun; three, 15 Jun; two, 17 Jun; five, 24 Jun; nine, 25 Jun; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 16 Jun (IOu); Broadley Copse, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (JBa);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 28 May (RBW); Totton, one, 31 May; five, 02 Jun; one, 04 Jun; two, 07 Jun; one, 08 Jun; one, 09 Jun; four, 13 Jun; two, 15 Jun; two, 24 Jun; one, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug; three, 10 Aug; one, 11 Aug; one, 18 Aug (LH); Romsey, one, 01 Jun (MB); Southampton, one, to actinic, 01 Sep (MGP); Allbrook, one, 30 May; one, 01 Jun; one, 02 Jun; one, 08 Jun (SI); Winchester, one, 02 Jun; one, 23 Jun; one, 14 Aug (THW); Catisfield, two, 26 May; one, 23 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun (ALR); Fareham, one, 30 May; one, 06 Aug; one, 07 Aug; three, 09 Aug; five, 11 Aug; two, 14 Aug; two, 18 Aug (ADT); one, to actinic, 08 Jun (MLO); Portsmouth, one, 14 Jun; one, 15 Jun; one, 03 Aug; two, 16 Aug; one, 18 Aug (IRT); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 16 Jun; two, 11 Aug (JSw); Southsea, one, 25 Jun; one, 08 Aug (JGe); two, 02 Jun (JRL);
VC12: Harestock, one, to actinic, 16 Jun; one, 18 Jun; one, to actinic, 23 Jun (GRog); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (DAS); Basingstoke, three, 01 Jun (RHil); Pamber Forest, one, 17 Jun (GJD); Warren Hill, Liss Forest*, one, 06 Jun (RJM); Alton, one, to actinic, 07 Jun (BCA); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Farnborough, two, 02 Jun (KBW); Yateley, one, 27 May; two, 08 Jun (JHH)

Douglasiidae

Douglasiinae

26.001 0398 Tinagma ocnerostomella (Stainton, 1850) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in dry open areas in south and south-east England, from Devon to Lincolnshire. In Hampshire the distribution of this species is limited by that of its foodplant, Vipers Bugloss, and it is now known from several localities along the coast of south Hampshire; in north Hampshire it has recently been re-located at Micheldever (see below), whence it was recorded in the early 1970s. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 8-9 mm. Larva feeds within stems of Viper's Bugloss, over-wintering in a cocoon.
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11222319752016
123019711997
 
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11111
12111

Record details:
VC11: Portsmouth, one, 01 Jun (IRT);
VC12: Kings Worthy*, one, swept, specimen seen and taken, 05 Jun (TNo)

Autostichidae

Symmocinae

27.001 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (Haworth, 1828) - Common
Common in hedgerows and woodland throughout much of southern England and southern Wales, with records north to Lancashire; rare in Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight of those Oegoconia specimens that have been so analysed, all but one have proved to be the present species. The genus is probably under-recorded, but can be locally common. Wingspan 13-16 mm. Species of Oegoconia can only be reliably identified by genitalic examination. Larva feeds on leaf litter and decaying vegetable matter.
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10576519752019
11970134219752019
1219223519932019
 
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Quantity
109123
11911356
1230495

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Parkhurst Forest, 29 Jun, 1 (IOu) Latest: Haseley Manor, 11 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 30 Jul, 3 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Fareham, 15 Jun, 1 (MLO) Latest: Totton, 15 Aug, 1 (LH) Max count: Totton, 17 Jul, 6 (LH)
VC12: Earliest: Farnborough, 25 Jun, 2 (KBW) Latest: Harestock, 18 Aug, 1 (GRog) Max count: Farnborough, 23 Jul, 5 (KBW)

Oecophoridae

Oecophorinae

28.008 0642a Metalampra italica Baldizzone, 1977 - Migrant
Very rare immigrant or adventive, which is spreading rapidly. On 17 August 2003, a worn specimen was found in a moth trap in a garden in Devon. The species had not previously been recorded outside Italy. Another specimen turned up in the same garden on 7 August 2004, and towards the end of July that year three specimens were found in and around a house at Welwyn, Hertfordshire, with one to a lighted window at Studham, Bedfordshire, on 3 July 2006. In Hampshire recorded for the first time at Over Wallop in August 2011. By 2016 there have been 19 reports, which had risen to over 100 three years later. It is now widespread across mainland Hampshire, and recorded from the Isle of Wight for the first time in 2020. Wingspan 13-14 mm. A similar species, M. cinnamomea, which occurs widely on the near continent and which is perhaps a more likely candidate to stray to the UK, has not occurred; neither species is prone to migration, and the origins of the British M. italica remain a mystery. Larva feeds within dead wood of Oak.
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11778820132019
12101220112019
 
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10111
1133393
1214173

Record details:
VC10: New Vice-county Record: Bonchurch*, one, 05 Aug (JHa);
VC11: Pig Bush, NF*, one, 17 Jul (CL); Woodlands, New Forest, 10 Aug (RBW); Totton, one, 27 May; two, 12 Jun; one, 11 Aug (LH); East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug (GCE); Romsey, one, 16 Jul; one, 06 Aug; one, 16 Aug (MB); Dibden Purlieu*, one, to actinic, 17 Aug (RAC); Southampton*, one, to actinic, 01 Jul (MGP det. MJW); Allbrook*, one, to actinic, 12 Aug; one, to actinic, 14 Aug (SI); Fareham, one, to actinic, 09 Aug; one, to actinic, 23 Aug (MLO); one, 04 Jun; one, field observation, 06 Jun; one, 08 Jun; one, 09 Jun; one, 11 Jun; one, field observation, 13 Jun; one, field observation, 14 Jun; three, 25 Jun; one, 26 Jun; one, 11 Aug; one, 14 Aug (KJW); one, in flight, flying by day close to ground level at base of pellitory-of-the-wall, 04 Jul (RJD); Wickham, three, 08 Aug (JRDS); West Walk*, three, 14 Aug (F.M.G.); Southsea, one, 02 Jun; one, 08 Jun; one, 29 Jun; one, 28 Jul (JGe);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 26 Jun (MJW); Brighton Hill, Basingstoke, one, field observation, on a nearby Sycamore, 05 Aug; Tadley, one, field observation, 02 Aug (JHu); Pamber Forest, one, 31 Jul; one, 07 Aug (GJD); Liss Forest, one, field observation, 09 Jul (RJM); Alton*, one, to actinic, 31 Jul (BCA); Castle Bottom NNR*, one, to actinic, 16 Aug (JHH); Fleet*, one, netted, 11 Jul (MHals); Yateley, one, 07 Aug; two, 12 Aug; one, 13 Aug; three, 31 Jul; one, 08 Aug (JHH)

28.009 0648 White-shouldered House-moth Endrosis sarcitrella (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in houses, and around sheds and outhouses throughout the British Isles. Widespread and rather common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 13-20 mm. A familiar and easily recognised inhabitant of many houses, distinguished from the more frequent Brown House Moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella by the white head and thorax. Larva feeds on detritus and refuse, as well as dried goods, such as cereals and grain.
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1031153618502019
11308241001132019
12949116119772019
 
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Quantity
1029322
111581975
1240534

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Rookley, 11 Apr, 1 (JBa) Latest: Shanklin, 08 Nov, 1 (IOu) Max count: Freshwater, 18 Sep, 2 (PBa)
VC11: Earliest: Southsea, 27 Mar, 2 (JRL) Latest: Botley, 21 Nov, 1 (SLB) Max count: Southsea, 12 Apr, 5 (JRL)
VC12: Earliest: Farnborough, 21 Apr, 1 (KBW) Latest: Harestock, 24 Sep, 1 (GRog) Max count: Yateley, 07 May, 4 (JHH)

28.010 0647 Brown House-moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Stainton, 1849) - Common
Common outdoors, in woodland, hedgerows and grassland, and indoors, in houses and barns, throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 16-25 mm. A widespread and familiar insect, originally an inhabitant of Asia. Larva feeds on detritus and refuse, both animal and vegetable.
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Last
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1041164019772019
114897754219712019
121743315619822019
 
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Quantity
1020366
112783956
121071524

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Cranmore, 29 Mar, 0 (CHic) Latest: Shanklin, 14 Sep, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 24 Jun, 6 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Southsea, 18 Feb, 1 (JGe) Latest: Portsmouth, 28 Sep, 1 (IRT) Max count: Totton, 09 Aug, 6 (LH)
VC12: Earliest: Farnborough, 07 May, 1 (KBW) Latest: Harestock, 09 Sep, 1 (GRog) Max count: Basingstoke, 20 May, 4 (MJW)

28.012 0644 Borkhausenia fuscescens (Haworth, 1828) - Common
Common in woodland, hedgerows, farmland and farm buildings throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire widespread and reasonably common, but probably under-recorded on the Isle of Wight were reports have increased in recent years. Wingspan 9-12 mm. A consistent feature is the large, distinct discal stigma. Larva feeds on dead leaves, detritus in bird nests and vegetable waste, living within a silken case.
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10425719002019
1145159219732019
12809819852019
 
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Quantity
10111
1127292
1214184

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, gen det, 25 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood*, one, 05 Jun (SDut); Totton, one, 02 Jul; two, 06 Jul; one, 16 Jul; one, 17 Jul; one, 31 Jul; one, 01 Aug; two, 06 Aug; one, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug; one, 30 Aug (LH); Timsbury, one, 13 Jun; one, 31 Jul (TRa); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (RAC); Allbrook, one, 08 Jun (SI); Catisfield, one, 23 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun (ALR); Fareham, one, indoors, 25 Jun; one, to a lighted window, ♂, gen det, 01 Aug (RJD); Portsmouth, one, 14 Jun; one, 11 Jul; one, 12 Jul; one, 30 Jul; one, 07 Aug (IRT); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 06 Jul (APar); Southsea, one, 28 Jun (JGe);
VC12: Harestock, one, to actinic, 26 Jun; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 15 Jul; one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 17 Jul; one, to actinic, 20 Jul; one, to actinic, 01 Aug; two, to actinic, 06 Aug; one, to actinic, 14 Aug; one, to actinic, 15 Sep (GRog); Basingstoke, one, 26 Jun (MJW); four, to actinic, 26 Jun (JHu); Warren Hill, Liss Forest*, one, 14 Jun (RJM); Yateley, one, 12 Aug (JHH)

28.013 0637 Crassa tinctella (Hübner, 1796) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in ancient woodland throughout much of southern Britain, from Kent to Devon in the south and Lincolnshire and North Wales in the north (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). In Hampshire sparsely recorded in the south of the county, with only one recent record from the north and none from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 14-16 mm. Resembles Batia unitella, but ochreous-orange rather than golden-brown, and lacks the contrasting orange head and palps of B. unitella; also, the costa is convex in B. unitella, straight in C. tinctella. Larva feeds on lichens growing on Willow.
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101019001900
11111119722018
12121719752017
 
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11441
12232

Record details:
VC11: Ashurst, NF, one, 26 May (SAB); Romsey*, one, 26 May (SLay); one, 02 May (MB); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 26 May (GCE);
VC12: Pamber Forest, two, 30 May (GJD); Yateley*, one, ♀, gen det, 26 May (JHH det. AMD)

28.014 0642 Crassa unitella (Hübner, 1796) - Common
Common wherever there are trees throughout southern England and Wales, north to Yorkshire. Widespread and common in Hampshire but rather scarce on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 13-17 mm. Only confusable with the rare and local Crassa tinctella, which see. Larva feeds on fungi growing on and under the dead bark of various deciduous trees.
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109210918562019
11904109819742019
12655113119712019
 
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Quantity
1017368
11831426
1210523930

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 24 Jun, 1 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 26 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 09 Aug, 8 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 19 May, 1 (NRJ) Latest: Dibden Purlieu, 14 Aug, 1 (RAC) Max count: Kings Somborne, 07 Aug, 6 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Farnborough, 16 May, 1 (KBW) Latest: Whitehill, 07 Sep, 1 (ASto) Max count: Preston Candover, 07 Aug, 30 (MJW)

28.015 0640 Batia lunaris (Haworth, 1828) - Common
Common in woodland, plantations, parklands and urban areas throughout much of England and Wales. Widespread and common in Hampshire but rather scarce on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 9-11 mm. Most likely to be confused with B. lambdella, which is mainly restricted to the coast, and B. internella, which is very restricted in its range; see these species accounts for details. Larva feeds on lichens growing on trees, fence posts, and in rotten wood under the bark.
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Last
Record
10385019002019
1168283719742019
1218528419802019
 
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Quantity
10221
1125252
1229365

Record details:
VC10: Kingston*, one, 16 Jul (ENes); Bonchurch, one, 25 Jun (JHa);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 24 Jun (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 24 Jun (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 24 Jun (SAB); Totton, one, 01 Jul; one, 07 Jul (LH); Romsey, one, 24 Jun (SLay); one, 01 Jun (MB); Winchester, one, 07 Jul; one, 17 Jul; one, 24 Jul; one, 07 Aug (THW); Catisfield, one, 06 Aug (ALR); Fareham, one, 25 Jun (ADT); one, 16 Jun (IMcP); one, to actinic, 16 Jun; one, to actinic, 06 Jul; one, to actinic, 15 Jul (MLO); Botley, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (SLB); Portsmouth, one, 24 Jun (IRT); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 07 Jul (APar); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 23 Jun (JSw); Milford on Sea, one, 19 Jun; one, 17 Jul (MMcM); Pennington, two, 24 Jun (RFC); Southsea, one, 25 Jun (JGe);
VC12: Harestock, one, to actinic, 23 Jun; two, to actinic, 26 Jun; one, to actinic, 29 Jun; one, to actinic, 08 Jul; one, to actinic, 17 Jul (GRog); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 16 Jul (GCE); Whitchurch, one, field observation, 01 Jul (SBr); Wonston , one, to actinic, 17 Jul (GCE); Axmansford, one, 04 Jul (ACB); Basingstoke, one, 20 Jun; five, 24 Jun; two, 26 Jun; one, 07 Jul; one, 06 Aug (MJW); two, 24 Jun; one, 16 Jul (RHil); Pamber Forest, one, 13 Jul (GJD); Liss Forest, one, 27 Jun; one, 18 Jul (RJM); Alton, one, to actinic, 31 Jul (BCA); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 13 Jul (ASto); Hook, one, 03 Jul (PAV); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Farnborough, two, 23 Jun; one, 25 Jun; one, 14 Jul (KBW); Yateley, one, 23 Jun; one, 31 Jul (JHH)

28.017 0641 Batia lambdella (Donovan, 1793) - Local
Local on heathland, scrub and open woodland throughout the British Isles, more numerous in the south. In Hampshire fairly common on the south coast and around the New Forest, and still reported occasionally from around Totland on the Isle of Wight, but not recorded in north Hampshire to date. Wingspan 13-18 mm. The main confusion species are B. lunaris, from which differs in coloration rather more orange-tinged, costal suffusion narrower, base of dorsum not darker than ground colour, triangular base of black lambda mark merging more gradually to upper process which is relatively broader; and B. internella, which see. Larva feeds within bark of Gorse
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Last
Record
10141318932018
1111710719742019
124520102012
 
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Quantity
10111
11782
1221110

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch*, one, 11 Jun (JHa);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 07 Aug (SDut); Pilley Bailey, NF*, one, 03 Aug (RBW, MWa); Dibden Purlieu, two, to actinic, 09 Aug (RAC); Old Winchester Hill*, one, field observation, 01 Aug (JHH, AMD det. JHH); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 04 Aug (APar); Pennington, one, 24 Jun; one, 13 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Pamber Forest*, 10, 25 Jun (GJD); Long Valley, Fleet, one, netted, 20 Jun (JHH, AMD)

28.019 0649 Esperia sulphurella (Fabricius, 1775) - Common
Common in woodland, hedgerows and gardens throughout the British Isles, north to central Scotland. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 12-15 mm. Day-flying, although may come to light. Unmistakable. Larva feeds in the decaying wood and associated fungi of many native deciduous trees.
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Record
Last
Record
10666818562019
1154659619712019
1218820319732019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1013163
1132393
1211122

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 11 Apr; one, 21 Apr; three, 24 Apr; one, 27 Apr; two, 28 Apr; one, 02 May; one, 09 May; one, 18 May; one, 21 May (JHa); Luccombe, one, emerged from a pupa found under the bark of fallen Ash tree on 03 March, 11 Mar; Shanklin, one, 23 Apr; one, 25 Apr; one, 27 Apr (IOu);
VC11: Ashurst, NF, one, 21 Apr (SAB); Totton, one, field observation, 02 Apr; two, field observation, 11 Apr; two, field observation, 14 Apr; three, field observation, 16 Apr; one, field observation, 23 Apr; two, field observation, 24 Apr; two, field observation, 25 Apr; one, field observation, 26 Apr; two, field observation, 04 May; one, field observation, 06 May; one, 19 May (LH); Romsey, one, 25 Mar; one, 16 Apr (MB); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 21 May; one, to actinic, 26 May (GCE); Southampton, one, to actinic, 12 Apr; one, to actinic, 19 Apr; one, to actinic, 03 May (MGP); Sholing, Southampton, one, 03 May (Unknown det. PBu); Allbrook, one, 21 Apr (SI); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 26 May (GCE); Fareham, one, 09 Apr (ADT); one, field observation, 25 Apr; one, field observation, 14 May (MLO); one, ♂, 05 Apr (KJW); Wickham, one, 26 Apr (JRDS); Portchester, one, 24 Apr (JGe); Lovedean, one, 09 May (ARJ); Hinton Ampner, one, field observation, 26 Apr (DAS); Southsea, one, 15 Apr; one, 24 Apr (JGe);
VC12: Cheriton, one, 02 May (DAS); Axmansford*, one, 03 May (ACB); Pamber Forest, two, 27 Apr; one, 07 May (GJD); Alton, one, indoors, 19 May (BCA); Castle Bottom NNR, one, field observation, 29 May; Up Green Wood, Eversley*, one, field observation, 07 May (JHH); Farnborough, one, 12 Apr; one, field observation, 15 Apr (KBW); Yateley, one, 21 Apr; one, 19 May (JHH)

28.020 0650 Dasycera oliviella (Fabricius, 1794) - Nationally Scarce A
Nationally scarce (Na) in ancient woodland, especially where there are open areas with dead wood, and restricted to the south-east of England. In Hampshire the only recent records are from Harewood Forest and Ashurst. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 14-17 mm. Unmistakable. Day-flying. Larva feeds within bark of Oak, Hazel, Blackthorn and Pear.
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11405019772019
125419812019
 
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11100

Record details:
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 02 Aug (RBW)

28.022 0652 Alabonia geoffrella (Linnaeus, 1767) - Common
Common in woodland, hedgerows and gardens throughout England and Wales. Widespread in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, where often seen during the day in deciduous woodland in small numbers. Wingspan 18-21 mm. Day-flying, but may come to light. Unmistakable. Larva feeds within the bark of rotten wood.
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Last
Record
1010013518562019
1116319619722019
129116919742019
 
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Quantity
10452
11661
12353

Record details:
VC10: Parkhurst Forest, one, 29 Jun; Pan, two, 30 May; Shanklin, one, 05 Jun; one, 25 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Romsey, one, 01 Jun (MB); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 21 May; one, to actinic, 26 May (GCE); Itchen Valley CP, one, 11 May (AxHu); Bishop's Waltham, one, field observation, 25 May (DTr); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 26 May (JSw);
VC12: Ecchinswell, one, 21 May (MJN); Shortheath Common, one, field observation, 15 May (KBW); Odiham Common, three, netted, 24 May (JHH)

28.024 0656 Tachystola acroxantha (Meyrick, 1885) - Local
Naturalised and increasing, through accidental introduction in garden plants from Australia, throughout much of southern England, north to Lancashire; until recently only known from south-west England, this is a species which appears to have undergone a rapid range expansion. Since 1997, recorded frequently in Fleet, and since 2002 increasingly common along the south coast. Wingspan 13-18mm. The pinkish orange termen make this an unmistakable species. Larva feeds on fallen leaves and leaf litter. The pRDB3 status often indicated for this species is a misnomer and should be ignored.
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Last
Record
10527148220022019
113323632819942019
12531139019972019
 
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Quantity
109630814
11588128518
128019513

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 18 Mar, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 20 Oct, 1 (IOu) Max count: Bonchurch, 02 Jun, 14 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Catisfield, 01 Apr, 1 (ALR) Latest: Totton, 17 Nov, 1 (LH) Max count: Fareham, 09 May, 18 (MLO)
VC12: Earliest: Yateley, 16 Apr, 1 (JHH) Latest: Whitehill, 08 Nov, 2 (ASto) Max count: Farnborough, 26 May, 13 (KBW)

28.025 0654 Pleurota bicostella (Clerck, 1759) - Local
Local on moorland and heathland throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire rather infrequently recorded on the heaths of the New Forest and in the north-east of the county, but remaining extremely rare on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 23-25 mm. Large labial palps, with upward pointing tips, white costal streak and pair of small black discal spots; superficially similar to Sophronia semicostella, which lacks the two discal spots. Larva feeds on Bell Heather and Cross-leaved Heath, living within a silken web.
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Record
Last
Record
103219742007
119713819712019
12153819932015
 
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Quantity
1111175
12232

Record details:
VC11: Bramshaw, NF, five, field observation, 14 May (MB); Beaulieu Road, NF, two, field observation, 15 May (NRJ); Marchwood, one, 22 May (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 19 May (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 21 May (SAB); Totton, one, 21 May (LH); Fareham, one, 17 May (ADT det. RJD); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 15 May; one, 21 May; two, 26 May; two, 06 Jun (JSw);
VC12: Liss Common, two, netted, 16 Jun (JHH, AMD); Ludshott Common, one, field observation, 21 May (KBW)

28.027 0653 Aplota palpellus (Haworth, 1828) - pRDB2
Vulnerable (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) in woodland and hedgerows in southern England, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Not recorded for almost 100 years until when, in 1986, a dead specimen was found hanging from a spider's web on an oak trunk in Savernake Forest, Wiltshire, and since then in a number of other southern English counties subsequently. Not least Hampshire, where, having been last recorded from the New Forest in 1884, single examples were recorded from different locations in Mottisfont Great Copse in 2010, and then again in the north of the New Forest in 2013. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 12-14 mm. Larva feeds on various mosses, on walls, rocks and tree trunks.
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Record
115620102015
 
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11111

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VC11: East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug (GCE)

28.028 0656a Barea asbolaea (Meyrick, 1883) - Adventive
Naturalised through accidental introduction in garden plants, south-western England. In 2006, a moth trap operated at a garden near Buryas Bridge, Cornwall, revealed an unfamiliar Oecophoridae species that was quite unfamiliar. The moth remained a mystery for some while, but in 2008 large numbers were caught in a Penzance trap and small numbers were also caught at Crows an Wra, four miles to the west. With the help of a number of experts in Britain and abroad, identification via dissection was confirmed. Subsequently a photograph has been traced of the moth in 2004; this appears to be the earliest recorded example. It has been recorded in some numbers at the original site annually since. The particular origins of British specimens may be a local garden and nursery where antipodean plants have been imported since the late 1800s.

In July 2014 Iain Outlaw trapped a mystery oecophorid in Parkhurst Forest, Isle of Wight. In order to confirm the species it was necessary to gen. det. a male specimen to compare with the reference specimen in BMNH; however, all examples retained each year were female, until finally in July 2017 two males were collected and proved to be this species. It seems to be well established in the area, and has possibly only recently arrived, with 2014 seeing one, 2015 two, 2016 five and a big jump to 26 in 2017.
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VC10: Parkhurst Forest, six, 29 Jun; one, 28 Jul (IOu)

Chimabachidae

Chimabachinae

29.001 0663 Diurnea fagella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in oak woodland, birch woodland, scrub and hedgerows throughout much of the British Isles, but not in the Highlands or Islands of Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common. Wingspan male 26-30 mm, female 15-20 mm. Males are frequent at light in spring, and are often encountered during the day resting on oak trunks. The female is flightless with greatly reduced wings (brachypterous) and is not so often seen. The species is very variable, ranging from pale to dark grey, sometimes almost black, and commonly features as an ID request on moth forums, being confused as a pyralid. Larva polyphagous on many deciduous trees and shrubs, including Oak, Beech, Hornbeam, Birch, Willow, Poplar, Hazel, Acer, Prunus and Rubus, usually feeding between leaves spun together with silk, over-wintering as a pupa.
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VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 07 Mar (CHic); Bonchurch, one, 26 Feb; three, 07 Mar; five, 13 Mar; three, 15 Mar; five, 16 Mar; six, 17 Mar; five, 18 Mar; two, 22 Mar; four, 23 Mar; one, 24 Mar; three, 01 Apr; two, 02 Apr; one, 08 Apr (JHa); Shanklin, one, 23 Feb; Sibden Hill, two, at dusk, 23 Feb; Shanklin, one, 08 Mar; one, to lighted window, 12 Mar; 10, 14 Mar; one, 17 Mar; one, 26 Mar; three, 01 Apr (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 08 Apr (SDut); Woodlands, New Forest, 13 Mar (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 19 Mar (SAB); Totton, one, 16 Mar; one, 17 Mar; one, 18 Mar (LH); Romsey, two, 16 Mar; one, 25 Mar (MB); Kings Somborne, four, to actinic, 14 Mar (GCE); Romsey, three, 10 Mar; four, 11 Mar; six, 13 Mar; one, 15 Mar; five, 17 Mar; one, 25 Mar; one, 05 Apr; one, 07 Apr; one, 12 Apr (NRJ); Kings Somborne, four, to actinic, 14 Mar; one, to actinic, 14 Mar; four, to actinic, 14 Mar; Hursley, three, to actinic, 14 Mar; Ashley, five, to actinic, 17 Mar; Kings Somborne, 10, to actinic, 17 Mar; eight, to actinic, 17 Mar; seven, to actinic, 17 Mar; Ashley, five, to actinic, 17 Mar; Kings Somborne, four, to actinic, 17 Mar; one, to actinic, 17 Mar; Sparsholt, one, to actinic, 18 Mar (GCE); Botley Wood, 52, ♂s, 13 Mar (F.M.G.); 30, 17 Mar (KJW); Fareham, one, field observation, 10 Mar; one, 13 Mar; two, to actinic, 17 Mar (ADT); one, to actinic, 02 Apr (MLO); one, 18 Mar (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 24 Feb; one, to actinic, 25 Feb; one, to actinic, 10 Mar (SLB); Fareham, one, 11 Mar (JGe); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 06 Mar; four, 14 Mar (JSw); Pennington, one, 15 Mar (RFC);
VC12: Chilbolton, three, to actinic, 10 Mar (GCE); Andover, one, 10 Mar (GSD); Crawley, two, to actinic, 18 Mar; four, to actinic, 18 Mar; four, to actinic, 18 Mar; one, to actinic, 18 Mar; three, to actinic, 18 Mar; six, to actinic, 18 Mar; Sparsholt, two, to actinic, 18 Mar (GCE); Ecchinswell, one, 04 Apr (MJN); Basingstoke, one, 14 Mar (DLev); Liss Forest, one, dark form, 28 Mar; two, light form, 03 Apr; two, light form, 05 Apr; one, dark form, 05 Apr (RJM); Alton, two, to actinic, 17 Mar; one, to actinic, 02 Apr (BCA); Whitehill, two, to actinic, 10 Mar; one, to actinic, 14 Mar; three, to actinic, 15 Mar; one, to actinic, 16 Mar (ASto); Church Crookham, one, to actinic, 06 Apr (DDim); Farnborough, one, 14 Mar; one, 18 Mar (KBW)

29.002 0664 Diurnea lipsiella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in oak woodland throughout much of the British Isles, but not in the Highlands or Islands of Scotland. In Hampshire occurs in similar habitat to that of D. fagella, however it is far less common and seems to have decreased in recent years. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1929. Wingspan male 22-25 mm, female 15-18 mm. Males fly at night and also for several hours from midday to early afternoon on warm windless days; small swarms of males have been seen occasionally at such times, fluttering amongst low plants on the woodland floor while assembling to the barely flightless females (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). Larva feeds on Oak, living between leaves spun together with silk, over-wintering as an egg.
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VC11: Totton, one, 07 Nov (LH)

Lypusidae

Lypusinae

30.001 0661 Agnoea flavifrontella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in woodland in southern England. In Hampshire recorded infrequently and irregularly from a handful of sites, mainly in the south. First recorded on the Isle of Wight at Parkhurst Forest in 1973, but not since. Wingspan 19-24 mm. Reliably separated from P. josephinae and P. subochreella only by dissection of the genitalia, however P. josephinae tends to appear later in the year, and P. subochreella generally has a plainer forewing and darker hindwing. Larva feeds on leaf litter and various lichens, living and feeding in a movable case.
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101119731973
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VC11: Romsey, one, 08 May (NRJ)

30.002 0662 Agnoea subochreella (Doubleday, 1859) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in woodland in southern England, as far north as Worcestershire and Leicestershire, and in parts of Wales. In Hampshire most reports are from the south, where it is evidently widespread, and it has yet to be recorded from the north; on the Isle of Wight, there is one good record of this species at Newtown. Wingspan 16-20 mm. Reliably separated from P. josephinae and P. flavifrontella only by dissection of the genitalia, however P. josephinae tends to appear later in the year, and P. subochreella generally has a plainer forewing and darker hindwing. Larva feeds on withered leaves, living within a movable case.
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VC10: Sandpit Copse, two, 20 May (IOu)