Annual Report 2020 - Page: 3

Gracillariidae to Lypusidae

Peleopodidae to Batrachedridae

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taken from the main Hantsmoths website, and it is possible that some information on abundance and occurrence can get out of date, as it is impossible to keep up with all changes; however it should give a good introduction to each species.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

Peleopodidae

Peleopodinae

31.001 0658 Carcina quercana (Fabricius, 1775) - Common
Common in woodland, hedgerows, scrub and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 15-19 mm. Has very long antennae and unique coloration. Larva feeds on various deciduous trees, including Oak and Beech, living between leaves spun together with silk.
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1042680419772019
113504524219582019
12812137719762019
 
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10469718
1114419213
12578811

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 08 Jun, 1 (JHa) Latest: St Lawrence: Salem Close, 02 Oct, 1 (PBa) Max count: Firestone Copse, 21 Jul, 18 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 26 May, 1 (SLay) Latest: Ashurst, NF, 19 Oct, 1 (SAB) Max count: Dibden Purlieu, 23 Jun, 13 (RAC)
VC12: Earliest: Harestock, 15 Jun, 1 (GRog) Latest: Crawley, 16 Oct, 1 (GCE) Max count: Yateley, 23 Jun, 11 (JHH)

Depressariidae

Depressariinae

32.001 0666 Semioscopis avellanella (Hübner, 1793) - Local
Local in ancient small-leaved lime woodland in the southern half of England and in mature birch woodland in Scotland and the northern half of England. There are very few records of this species in Hampshire. most of which have been of single specimens, although it was formerly locally common in the Itchen Valley, in recent years recorded only from Emer Bog in the south and Pamber Forest in the north of the county. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 20-26 mm. Similar to S. steinkellneriana, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Birch and Small-leaved Lime, living within a spun or rolled leaf, over-wintering as a pupa.
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114119872005
12121419912014
 
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11111

Record details:
VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 14 Mar (GCE)

32.002 0667 Semioscopis steinkellneriana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in hedgerows and scrub, especially in blackthorn-thickets, across most of Britain, except in extreme south-west England and northern Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight recorded in most years, but with no discernible increase in numbers, despite the increase in observer coverage, so the decline is probably more serious than the records suggest. Wingspan 18-23 mm; S. avellanella is similar, but the wing markings are different and S. steinkellneriana lacks the obvious basal streak of S. avellanella. Males fly on sunny mornings. Larva feeds on Blackthorn, Rowan and Hawthorn, living within a spun or rolled leaf, and over-wintering as a pupa.
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103219002019
11689619722019
12364019842019
 
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11331

Record details:
VC11: Romsey, one, 07 Apr; one, 10 Apr; one, 16 Apr (NRJ)

32.007 0701 Agonopterix ocellana (Fabricius, 1775) - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats, including woodland, hedgerows, parks, gardens and at freshwater margins, throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread, but not particularly common, in damp places, where sallows and willows grow. Wingspan 19-23 mm. Larva feeds on White Willow, Purple Willow, Osier, Goat Willow, Grey Willow, Eared Willow and Creeping Willow, living between leaves spun together with silk.
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10484818932019
1129033519712019
12455019882019
 
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10221
11882
12221

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 17 Mar (JHa); Whiteley Bank, one, at dusk, 27 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 07 Mar (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 19 Mar; one, 05 Apr; one, 22 Apr (SAB); Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 21 May (GCE); Catisfield, one, to actinic, gen det, 25 Jun (ALR det. RJD); Botley, one, to actinic, 25 Jan (SLB); West Walk, one, field observation, 26 Oct (KJW det. RJD);
VC12: Ecchinswell, one, indoors, 12 Dec (MJN); Pamber Forest, one, field observation, 18 Dec (GJD)

32.009 0691 Agonopterix purpurea (Haworth, 1811) - Local
Local on downland and dry grassland throughout much of southern England and Wales, north to Lancashire. In Hampshire evidently uncommon, and absent from much of the south-west, with no recent records from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 11-15 mm. A useful field mark is the vertical line from dorsum to upper margin of cell (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). Larva mines leaves of Wild Carrot, Rough Chervil, Cow Parsley and Upright Hedge-parsley, subsequently living within a spun leaf.
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1014418562019
1120622019902019
12242519872019
 
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10122
11331

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, two, 16 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Portsmouth, one, 16 Jul; one, 09 Aug; one, 10 Aug (IRT)

32.015 0692 Agonopterix subpropinquella (Stainton, 1849) - Common
Common on waste ground, hedgerows and roadside verges throughout the British Isles. In south Hampshire, recorded in small numbers, mainly on Portsea and Hayling Islands; extremely uncommon in north Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 16-22 mm. The main confusion species are A. scopariella, which always has two or three small white dots in the disc, A. propinquella, which has the costa more arched, with regular dark fuscous maculation, and apex more rounded, and A. carduella, which has a vertical dark mark near base half way to costa (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). Larva feeds on Knapweed, Spear Thistle and Creeping Thistle, living within a spun or rolled leaf.
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1017618562017
1111512719822019
12171719962019
 
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10243
11111

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, three, 07 Aug; Brook, one, gen det, 16 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 08 Aug (APar)

32.016 0696 Agonopterix propinquella (Treitschke, 1835) - Local
Local in waste ground and rough grassland throughout much of England, Wales, southern Scotland and southern Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight there have been very few recent records of this species, and it has been recorded in recent years only from Sherborne St John and Blagden Lodge, Wildhern, in the north of the county, and Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 16-19 mm. The most likely confusion species is A. subpropinquella, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Creeping Thistle and Spear Thistle, living within a spun or rolled leaf.
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107418562002
114419802018
125319962015
 
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10111

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 08 May (JHa)

32.017 0697 Agonopterix arenella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in rough grassland, waste ground, gardens and a wide range of other habitats throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and rather common throughout. Wingspan 16-22 mm. Larva feeds on Thistle (both Carduus and Cirsium), Knapweed, Burdock and Saw-wort, living within a spun or rolled leaf.
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1014218118562019
1160866819712019
1218719019752019
 
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1013142
1126294
12562

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, two, 07 Aug (IOu); Totland, one, field observation, 19 Sep (RTe); Cranmore, to actinic, 08 Aug (CHic); Plaish, one, 26 Sep (KRy); Haseley Manor, one, 11 Aug; one, 21 Sep; America Wood, one, 06 Apr; one, at dusk, 18 Apr; Shanklin, two, 09 Apr; one, 12 Apr; one, 15 Apr; one, 24 Jun; Sandpit Copse, one, 20 May (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 05 Apr (RBW); Totton, one, 17 Mar (LH); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 20 Aug; one, to actinic, 26 Aug (JRMi); Timsbury, one, 22 Apr (TRa); Romsey, one, 14 May (SLay); Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Sep; Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 22 Sep (GCE); Romsey, one, 05 Apr; one, 19 Aug (NRJ); Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Jul (GCE); Fareham, one, 23 Apr (ADT); one, to actinic, 22 Apr (MLO); Botley, one, to actinic, 16 May; one, to actinic, 07 Jun; one, to actinic, 15 Aug; one, to actinic, 16 Aug; one, to actinic, 26 Aug; one, to actinic, 03 Sep (SLB); Portsmouth, one, 02 Aug; one, 12 Aug; one, 18 Aug; one, 07 Sep (IRT); West Meon, one, 31 Jul (F.M.G. det. RJD); Southsea, four, 10 May; one, 21 May (JGe);
VC12: Crawley, one, to actinic, 07 Sep (GCE); Basingstoke, one, field observation, 24 Jan (GSD); Pamber Forest, two, 02 Sep; one, 13 Aug (GJD); Liss Forest, one, 23 Feb (RJM)

32.018 0688 Agonopterix heracliana (Linnaeus, 1758) - None
Common in gardens, waste ground, woodland edges and a wide range of other habitats throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight one of the most frequently reported depressariid moths, although not the most numerous. Wingspan 15-21 mm. Closely resembles A. ciliella, which see for differences. Dark chestnut forms can be confused with A. cnicella, but the latter has a smoother texture to the forewing and the pale basal area is suffused with white scales and never extended along the costa. A. scopariella has the forewing apex more squared and the white discal dots much smaller and usually not dark-circled. Small specimens can also be confused with A. capreolella which has a narrower forewing and darker hindwing, and A. curvipunctosa which has only one whitish dot in the disc of the forewing (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). Larva feeds on Cow Parsley, Rough Chervil and Hogweed, living within a spun or rolled leaf.
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1010111118842019
1156061919712019
1239951719742019
 
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1014184
1117171
129102

Record details:
VC10: Totland, four, field observation, 19 Sep (RTe); Bonchurch, one, 26 Feb (JHa); Haseley Manor, one, 11 Aug; Shanklin, one, 11 Apr; one, at dusk, 31 Mar; one, 29 Jan; one, 08 Feb; one, to lighted window, 23 Feb; one, field observation, 04 Mar; two, 17 Mar; one, 07 Apr; one, 10 Apr; one, 30 Jul; one, 16 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Timsbury, one, to a lighted window, 08 Mar (TRa); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 17 Mar; one, to actinic, 17 Mar; one, to actinic, 17 Mar (GCE); Botley, one, to actinic, 25 Feb; one, to actinic, 26 Feb; one, to actinic, 19 Mar; one, to actinic, 14 Mar (SLB); Portsmouth, one, 08 Apr; one, 12 Jul; one, 15 Jul; one, 16 Jul; one, 18 Jul; one, 19 Jul; one, 23 Jul; one, 07 Aug (IRT); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 14 Aug (JSw);
VC12: Andover, one, 10 Mar (GSD); Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 14 Jul; Wonston , one, to actinic, 17 Jul (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 16 Jul (DAS); Hinton Ampner, one, indoors, 02 Dec (ASD); Overton, one, field observation, 04 May (PEH); Basingstoke, one, to actinic, 20 Jul (JHu); Liss Forest, one, to artificial light, 12 Feb (RJM); Alton, two, to artificial light, 02 Feb (DBO)

32.023 0716 Agonopterix rotundella (Douglas, 1846) - Nationally Scarce A
Nationally scarce (Na) on downland and coastal cliffs in England and Wales, from Cornwall to Kent, northwards along the western coast as far as Cheshire; the Isle of Man, Yorkshire and Northumberland (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1); uncommon in Wales and Scotland. Very rare on the Isle of Wight, with just 13 records prior to the present century; however, increased recording since 2010 has turned up single records in most years. Not recorded from Hampshire to date. Wingspan 14-17 mm. Larva mines leaves of Wild Carrot, subsequently living within a leaf-roll.
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1017818932019
 
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10221

Record details:
VC10: Wheelers Bay, one, 13 Apr (ABu); Shanklin, one, gen det, 04 Sep (IOu)

32.024 0702 Agonopterix assimilella (Treitschke, 1832) - Local
Local on heathland and in open woodland throughout much of Britain; rare in Ireland. In Hampshire widespread wherever Broom is found, but there have been no recent records from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 15-21 mm. Most likely to be confused with A. nanatella, which see for differences; A. angelicella, which has a similarly shaped fuscous discal blotch, but it incorporates a black dot, and the forewing is usually orange-coloured; and A. kuznetzovi, in which the hindwing is dark grey, the cloudy fuscous blotch in the forewing is at one-half and never extended toward tornus, and there is a black discal dot at three-fifths which is absent in A. assimilella (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). Larva feeds within stems of Broom, subsequently living between spun stems.
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102119002010
11341819722018
12171019882017
 
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12411

Record details:
VC12: Castle Bottom NNR, one, netted, 15 Jun; Blackbush Airfield, larva, field observation, abundant larval spinnings on Broom (Cysticus), 19 Nov; larva, field observation, numerous larval spinnings on Broom, 30 Dec; Yateley Common, larva, field observation, larva in silken case on Broom, 23 Nov (JHH)

32.029 0705 Agonopterix umbellana (Fabricius, 1794) - None
Local on heathland and moorland throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire mainly confined to the heaths of the north-east and New Forest, and along the coast in the south-east. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight in recent years. Wingspan 19-24 mm. Larva feeds on Gorse and Hairy Greenweed, living within a silken tube or tent.
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1013518562017
11315319722018
1281019602018
 
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11221

Record details:
VC11: Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 15 Aug; one, 19 Aug (RAC)

32.030 0706 Agonopterix nervosa (Haworth, 1811) - Common
Common on heathland and grassland, and in open woodland, throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight common wherever gorse or broom grows. Wingspan 16-22 mm. Larva feeds within young shoots of Broom, Gorse, Dyer's Greenweed and Petty Whin, beneath a silken web.
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10312918562017
1117222219712019
12202319772018
 
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10111
12321

Record details:
VC10: Bembridge Fort, one, 06 Aug (IOu);
VC12: Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Yateley, one, 17 Aug; one, 08 Sep (JHH)

32.031 0695 Agonopterix alstromeriana (Clerck, 1759) - Common
Common on roadside verges, waste ground, marshes and river-banks throughout the British Isles, but not in the far north. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight local and seldom seen in numbers, despite being one of the easiest species of this group to identify. Wingspan 17-20 mm. Fairly unmistakable combination of large black costal blotch and adjacent rusty red elongate mark, and prominent apical dots. Larva feeds on flowers and leaves of Hemlock, living within a spun or rolled leaf.
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10181018562019
1148089619772019
12656119902019
 
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10221
1123343
12991

Record details:
VC10: St Lawrence: Salem Close, one, to actinic, 28 Sep (PBa); Shanklin, one, 01 May (IOu);
VC11: Romsey, one, 18 Mar; one, 10 Apr (MB); Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Sep (GCE); Portsmouth, one, 03 Apr; one, 10 Apr; two, 16 Apr; two, 14 Jul; two, 15 Jul; three, 16 Jul; two, 17 Jul; three, 18 Jul; two, 22 Jul; one, 23 Jul; one, 31 Jul; two, 05 Aug; one, 06 Aug; one, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug; one, 12 Aug; one, 16 Aug; two, 01 Sep; one, 20 Sep (IRT);
VC12: Over Wallop, one, 02 Apr (CM); Crawley, one, to actinic, 12 Aug; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 16 Jul; Wonston , one, to actinic, 17 Jul (GCE); Farnborough, one, 18 Mar (KBW); Yateley*, one, 16 Apr; one, 07 Aug (JHH)

32.035 0714 Agonopterix yeatiana (Fabricius, 1781) - Local
Local on grassland, downland and in dry open areas in parts of the British Isles, predominantly coastal, especially in Scotland and Ireland. In Hampshire fairly widespread and locally common, but not recorded recently on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 18-22 mm. The most likely confusion species is A. putridella, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Wild Carrot, Pepper-saxifrage, Rough Chervil, Hemlock Water-dropwort and Milk-parsley, living between leaves spun together with silk.
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Last
Record
10342718562019
1139548619762019
12477619902019
 
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10211
1113142

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 18 Mar (CHic); Haseley Manor, one, 28 May (IOu);
VC11: Totton, one, 05 Apr; one, 10 Apr; one, 18 Apr; one, 21 Apr (LH); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 07 Apr (RAC); Portsmouth, one, 19 May; one, 23 Jun (IRT); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 16 Sep (APar); Burton, nr Christchurch, two, 24 Apr (JSw); Southsea, one, 27 May (JGe); one, 20 May; one, 24 May; one, 01 Jun (JRL)

32.036 0672 Parsnip Moth Depressaria radiella (Goeze, 1783) - None
Common on waste ground and dry grassland throughout much of the British Isles, more numerous on the coast. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight common and widespread. Wingspan 24-29 mm. separated from similar species by numerous longitudinal black streaks emanating from central area of disc, closely following venation, most terminating at fascia at three-quarters, a few passing through but always finishing before termen (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). The imago overwinters, and may be found in man-made habitat such as thatch, stables and outhouses. Larva feeds on flowers and seeds of Wild Parsnip and Hogweed, living gregariously within spun or rolled leaves.
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1013824518562019
1124033019732019
1211717919762019
 
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Quantity
1014141
11761

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, one, 07 Aug (IOu); Kingston, one, indoors, 29 Aug (ENes); Bonchurch, one, 12 Apr; one, 23 Apr; one, 08 May; one, 21 May (JHa); Shanklin, one, indoors, 03 Apr; one, 16 Apr; one, 09 May; one, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug; one, 13 Aug (IOu); Seaview, one, field observation, 17 Jul; one, field observation, 25 Jul (JMas);
VC11: Totton, one, 21 May (LH); East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug (GCE); Romsey, one, 02 Apr (MB); Bishop's Waltham, larva, field observation, 03 Jul (DTr); Portsmouth, one, 09 May (IRT); Pennington, one, 15 Mar (RFC)

32.039 0670 Depressaria daucella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in ditches, marshes, river-banks, water meadows and damp moorland throughout much of Britain, more numerous in the west, and apparently absent from northern Scotland, Orkney, and Shetland; also recorded from several Irish sites. In Hampshire common and widespread in marshes and ditches where the foodplant, mainly Hemlock Water-dropwort, occurs; very local on the coast of the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 22-25 mm. Resembles D. ultimella, which has a smaller wingspan and disc of the forewing conspicuously cream; in D. daucella the disc is buff and inconspicuous. Like many Depressaria, it overwinters, and is often recorded hibernating in thatch. Larva mines flowering stems of various species of Water-dropwort, subsequently feeding on the flowers and seed heads.
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107632718932019
11358135219742019
12476019812017
 
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10651
1110123

Record details:
VC10: Plaish, one, field observation, 25 Sep (KRy); Newtown, larva, one, field observation, on Hemlock Water-dropwort, 17 May; Newtown Meadows, larva, field observation, lots of larvae on Hemlock Water-dropwort, 17 May (IOu); Bonchurch, one, 10 Apr (JHa); Rookley, one, to actinic, 01 Apr (JBa); Shanklin, one, 05 Apr (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 18 Mar (RBW); Totton, two, 17 Mar; one, 10 Apr (LH); Wildern LNR, larva, one, field observation, on Hemlock Water-dropwort , 27 May (TCr); Lower Titchfield Haven NNR, larva, field observation, larvae feeding on flower heads of Oencrocata, 28 May (MHak); Portsdown, larval spinning, three, on host-plant, spinnings on Pastinaca sativa, 20 Jul (RJD); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, to actinic, 18 Mar; one, 09 Apr; one, 10 Apr; two, 17 Aug (APar)

32.040 0671 Depressaria ultimella Stainton, 1849 - Local
Local in ditches, marshes and water meadows, and on river-banks in southern England from Kent to Cornwall, through central England as far north as Lancashire and north-east Yorkshire; also in Wales and southern Ireland. In Hampshire there are a few scattered records in both the north and south, and first recorded on the Isle of Wight at Freshwater in 2010. Wingspan 16-21 mm. Resembles D. daucella, which see for differences. Larva feeds on stems and leaves of Fool's Water-cress, Greater Water-parsnip, Hemlock Water-dropwort and Fine-leaved Water-dropwort, overwintering as an adult.
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101120102010
11121319822014
12111319962019
 
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10122

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin*, two, gen det, 09 May (IOu)

32.044 0677 Depressaria douglasella Stainton, 1849 - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in grassland and waste ground throughout much of England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight recorded from a handful of sites, and quite rare in North Hampshire. Wingspan 17-21 mm. The main confusion species are D. pulcherrimella, in which the angle made by the pale fascia on the forewing forms a right-angle (obtusely angled in A, douglasella), and D. sordidatella, which differs in the slightly glossy, less heavily marked forewing and the darker head, thorax and tegulae (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). Larva feeds on Wild Carrot, Wild Parsnip and Upright Hedge-parsley, living between leaves spun together with silk.
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105218931984
11131119752004
124319792015
 
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12111

Record details:
VC12: Barton Stacey*, one, to actinic, 14 Aug (GCE)

32.050 0646 Telechrysis tripuncta (Haworth, 1828) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in woodland and hedgerows in parts of England, except the north-east, and in north Wales. A scarcely seen insect in Hampshire with a very scattered distribution, mainly away from the chalk; there are two old records from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 11-14 mm. The three pale, evenly-spaced spots on each forewing make this a distinctive member of the Oecophoridae. Larva feeds on dead wood, perhaps most frequently of Hazel.
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10222619002019
11232319732012
1271419922013
 
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10551

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 30 May; one, 11 Jun; one, 19 Jun (JHa); Shanklin, one, 12 Jun; one, 24 Jun (IOu)

Ethmiidae

Ethmiinae

33.001 0718 Ethmia dodecea (Haworth, 1828) - Local
Local in woodland rides, fens and scrubland across much of southern England. In Hampshire still reasonably common along the M3 corridor from Chandler's Ford to Basingstoke, but rare elsewhere in the county and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 17-21 mm. The pattern of large spots on a pure white ground precludes confusion with other Ethmia species and the superficially similar Yponomeuta, as well as the much larger Thistle Ermine Myelois circumvoluta. Larva feeds on Common Gromwell, living within a silken web, and over-wintering as a pupa.
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1010217819892019
119213319802019
1218131019712019
 
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10562
11651
12683

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 26 May; one, 22 Jun; one, 24 Jun; two, 25 Jun (JHa); Shanklin, one, 25 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 23 Jun (RBW); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 11 Jun; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 11 Jun (GCE); Romsey, one, 25 Jun (NRJ); Fareham, one, 25 Jun (KJW);
VC12: Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 16 Jul; three, to actinic, 08 Jun; one, to actinic, 08 Jun; one, to actinic, 08 Jun; Wonston , one, to actinic, 17 Jul (GCE)

33.002 0719 Ethmia quadrillella (Goeze, 1783) - None
Nationally scarce (Nb) in fens, marshes, damp woodland, waste ground, gardens and on river-banks in England, as far north as Westmorland and Cumberland, but absent from south-west England and Wales (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). First recorded in Hampshire in 2012, with another in 2018: however 2020 saw a record seven individuals, including the first for VC12 and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 15-19 mm. Larva feeds on shoots and leaves of Common Comfrey, Tuberous Comfrey, Lungwort and Common Gromwell, beneath a silken web, over-wintering as a pupa.
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VC10: New Vice-county Record: Wheelers Bay*, one, 08 Aug (ABu); Bonchurch*, one, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug (JHa); Haseley Manor*, two, 11 Aug (IOu); Alverstone to Newchurch cycle path*, one, field observation, 08 Jun (RAsha);
VC11: Botley*, one, to actinic, 13 Aug (SLB);
VC12: New Vice-county Record: Chilbolton*, one, to actinic, 09 Aug (SLE det. GCE)

Chilbolton; 09/08/2020; Glynne Evans
Chilbolton, 09/08/2020 (Glynne Evans)
33.006 0720 Ethmia bipunctella (Fabricius, 1775) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) on shingle beaches in parts of south-eastern England, mostly on the coast from east Kent to east Sussex, but also in the majority of the counties south of a line from the Bristol Channel to The Wash, inland records are perhaps the result of immigration. In Hampshire a very scarce species on the coast, with only one inland record, at Winchester in 1990. On the Isle of Wight, recorded for the first time at Freshwater in 1996, with another close-by in 2003 and sporadically since. Wingspan 18-28 mm. Larva feeds on Viper's Bugloss, living between flowers and leaves spun together with silk, over-wintering as a pupa.
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116619832013
 
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VC10: Bonchurch, one, 20 Jun (JHa); Shanklin*, one, 25 Jun; one, 01 Jul (IOu)

Ventnor; 25/06/2020; Iain Outlaw
Ventnor, 25/06/2020 (Iain Outlaw)

Cosmopterigidae

Cosmopteriginae

34.004 0898 Limnaecia phragmitella Stainton, 1851 - Common
Common in fens, marshes and freshwater margins throughout the British Isles, but not in northern Scotland. Fairly widely distributed across Hampshire but perhaps under-recorded, and decidedly uncommon on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 16-22 mm. Rather difficult to assign to a family, perhaps, but once known, the species is easy enough to identify. Larva feeds within flowering spikes of Bulrush and Lesser Bulrush.
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1119926819752019
126411319882018
 
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11771

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VC10: Haseley Manor, one, 11 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 09 Jul; Stockbridge Down NT, one, to actinic, 24 Jul (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (RAC); Titchfield Haven NNR, one, 17 Jul (F.M.G.); Portsmouth, one, 25 Jun; one, 26 Jun (IRT); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 25 Jun (APar)

34.005 0894 Cosmopterix zieglerella (Hübner, [1810]) - None
Nationally scarce (Nb) in hedgerows in south-eastern England, from Kent northwards to Norfolk and westwards to Berkshire. In Hampshire first reported in 2003, since when leaf mines have been found in scattered locations across the north and centre, and first reported from the Isle of Wight in 2014. Wingspan 8.5-10.5 mm. Very similar to C. schmidiella, which is now believed to be extinct in the British Isles, and C. orichalcea, which has a different arrangement of metallic markings in the basal area of the wing. Larva mines leaves of Hop, over-wintering in a cocoon.

Update: Status review, December 2019.
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VC10: Afton Marsh, vacated mine, many vacant mine on leaves of Humulus lupulus, 14 Sep (PBa); six, field observation, 06 Jul (SDa); Alverstone, vacated mine, three, on leaves of Humulus lupulus near the bridge, 17 Sep (PBa);
VC12: Farnborough, one, 25 Jun (KBW)

Farnborough; 25/06/2020; Keith Wills
Farnborough, 25/06/2020 (Keith Wills)
34.007 0896 Cosmopterix orichalcea Stainton, 1861 - Nationally Scarce A
Nationally scarce (Na) in damp meadows, fens, marshes and by river-banks in parts of southern England and Wales, rare elsewhere. In Hampshire virtually restricted to the Leckford Estate, where known for many years; elsewhere, there is only one recent record, at Hurn near Christchurch in 2007. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 8-10 mm. The large triangular golden metallic spot on the forewing from base to the middle of the basal area, and an uninterrupted apical line in combination with the two white subapical rings of the antenna distinguish it from allied species (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). Larva mines blades of Reed Canary-grass, Sweet Vernal-grass, Common Reed, Wood Millet and Holy-grass, over-wintering in a cocoon.
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126219872011
 
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VC11: Southsea*, one, 13 Aug (JGe)

34.008 0896a Cosmopterix scribaiella Zeller, 1850 - Nationally Scarce A
Nationally scarce (Na) and restricted in Britain to alder carr and reed-beds in Hampshire and neighbouring counties. Almost exclusively coastal in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 10-11 mm. Differs from the less frequent C. zieglerella, C. schmidiella and C. orichalcea by the basal area on the forewing with four narrow longitudinal white lines (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). Larva mines leaves of Common Reed.
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1112311919972019
126620102019
 
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11221

Record details:
VC10: Afton Marsh, mine, 13 Sep (SDa);
VC11: Totton, one, 11 Jun (LH); Portsmouth, one, 25 Jun (IRT)

34.009 0896b Cosmopterix pulchrimella Chambers, 1875 - Nationally Scarce A
Nationally scarce (Na) wherever the foodplant is found, around farm buildings, on old walls and in urban areas from Hampshire to the Isles of Scilly. First recorded in Britain at Walditch, Dorset on 13 October 2001, thereafter rapidly colonising southern England. Previously known from the Channel Islands and southern Europe, from where the British population is presumed to have originated, most likely arriving in this country as immigrants. In Hampshire recorded for the first time in 2007 at Portchester Castle, and on the Isle of Wight from several sites from 2006 onwards. Wingspan 6.5-9 mm. Larva mines leaves of Pellitory-of-the-wall, preferring plants growing in the shade.
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1155200120072019
 
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VC10: Needles, mine, mines in leaves of Parietaria judaica, 21 Sep (PBa); Totland, one, 18 Sep; two, 19 Sep; one, 20 Sep (RTe); Freshwater Bay, field observation, 17 Sep; mine, 17 Sep; larva, field observation, 17 Sep; pupa, field observation, 17 Sep (SDa); Freshwater, larva, 1000, field observation, mines, with larvae, on leaves of Parietaria judaica, 14 Sep; Carisbrooke Castle, 150, field observation, moths quite active on Parietaria judaica on afacing wall, 28 Sep; Niton, mine, several mines, one with a larva, in leaves of Parietaria judaica , 24 Sep; St Lawrence: Salem Close, field observation, adults and several mines on leaves of Parietaria judaica, 14 Sep; St Lawrence: Love Lane, larva, field observation, several mines, with larvae, on leaves of Parietaria judaica, 14 Sep (PBa); Bonchurch, one, 20 Jun (JHa); Shanklin, one, 18 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Winchester*, one, 31 Jul (THW); vacated mine, many mines on pellitory, 13 Mar (TJN); Fareham, vacated mine, one, on Pellitory on the Wall, 22 Nov (MLO); one, indoors, 28 Aug; one, to a lighted window, 19 Oct; one, seen by day, 22 Oct; one, to a lighted window, 31 Oct; one, to a lighted window, 01 Nov (KJW)Southsea, one, 21 Nov (JRL)

34.010 0897 Cosmopterix lienigiella Lienig & Zeller, 1846 - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in reed-beds throughout south-eastern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight mainly confined to the coast and recorded inland in recent years only from the Leckford estate. Wingspan 10-13 mm. Similar to the other British Cosmopterix species, but yellowish brown, where the other species are black and orange. Larva mines leaves of Common Reed, over-wintering in a cocoon.
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10239919772019
11162519822017
122019882003
 
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VC10: Afton Marsh, one, field observation, 01 Nov (SDa)

Gelechiidae

Anacampsinae

35.003 0844 Aproaerema larseniella (Gozmány, 1957) - Local
Local in rough ground and damp open areas throughout much of southern and eastern England. In south Hampshire, first recorded from Wickham in 1975, and subsequently from Ashurst, Ampfield and Botley Wood; in north Hampshire, first recorded in Selborne in 1996; subsequently, found to be relatively widespread across the county, and doubtless under-recorded in some areas, but not recorded on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 11-14 mm. The most likely confusion species are S. cinctella and S. taeniolella, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Greater Bird's-foot Trefoil, living between leaves spun together with silk.
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12221

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VC11: Marchwood, one, 14 Jul (CTh); Stockbridge Down NT, one, to actinic, 24 Jul (GCE);
VC12: Eversley, one, netted, ♂ gen det, 18 Jun (JHH det. AMD); Long Valley, Fleet, one, netted, ♂ gen det, 17 Jun (JHH, AMD det. AMD)

35.004 0847 Aproaerema taeniolella (Zeller, 1839) - Local
Local on rough ground in England, south of a line from Shropshire to the Wash, becoming less common northwards; rarely in Wales, Scotland and Ireland. In Hampshire recorded in both vice-counties, sometimes commonly; on the Isle of Wight, although it almost certainly still occurs there, no recent record has been received. Wingspan 11-14 mm. The most likely confusion species are S. larseniella and S. cinctella, neither of which has a fascia on the underside of the forewing nor a costal spot on the underside of the hindwing (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). Larva feeds on Bird's-foot Trefoil, Clover, Black Medick and Spotted Medick, living between leaves spun together with silk.
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11392219732018
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VC10: Upper Ventnor, one, swept, 06 Jul; Bembridge Fort*, one, 06 Aug (IOu)

35.010 0843 Aproaerema anthyllidella (Hübner, [1813]) - Local
Local on rough grassland and dry pastures throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly common and widely recorded, especially on the south coast, but like many species, doubtless under-recorded in the north-west of the county; the lack of records from the New Forest may, however, be a genuine reflection of the species' status there. Apart from one record from Noar Hill in 1975, it was unknown in north Hampshire until 2003, when single individuals were recorded in Pamber Forest and Basingstoke, since when increasingly recorded in the north of the county. Wingspan 10-12 mm. The most likely confusion species are Eulamprotes immaculatella and Syncopacma albipalpella, which see for differences. Larva mines leaves of Kidney Vetch, Red Clover, White Clover, Common Restharrow, Sainfoin and Lucerne, subsequently feeding on the flowers and seeds.
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1117718619752019
12355319752019
 
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1112132
12331

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VC10: Freshwater, one, to actinic, gen det, 12 Sep (PBa); Windy Corner*, one, 14 Sep; Shanklin, one, gen det, 26 May; one, 25 Jun; one, 30 Jul; one, 14 Sep; one, 15 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Allbrook, one, 17 Aug (SI); Fareham, one, to actinic, gen det, 28 Sep (MLO det. RJD); Portsmouth, one, gen det, 27 May; one, 24 Jun; one, 17 Jul; one, 21 Jul; two, 08 Aug; one, 12 Aug; one, 18 Aug; one, 01 Sep; one, 07 Sep; one, 13 Sep (IRT);
VC12: Preston Candover*, one, 07 Aug (MJW); Pamber Forest, one, 13 Jul; one, 31 Jul (GJD)

Preston Candover; 07/08/2020; Mike Wall
Preston Candover, 07/08/2020 (Mike Wall)
35.011 0853 Anacampsis populella Clerck, 1759 - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats throughout much of Britain, but appears to be absent from the whole of southern Scotland (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). In Hampshire common and widespread, rather less common on the Isle of Wight, with only one recent record, at Cranmore in 2006. Wingspan 14-19 mm. Very variable with range of coloration and basic pattern the same as A. blattariella from which it can be reliably separated only by dissection of the genitalia, although the less strongly angled fascia (when visible) allows tentative identification (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). Larva feeds on Poplar, Aspen and Willow, living within a spun or rolled leaf.
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VC10: Brook, one, gen det, 16 Jul; Haseley Manor, two, gen det, 11 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Jul; Stockbridge Down NT, two, to actinic, 24 Jul; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE); Twyford, one, netted, 26 May (RJD); Kings Somborne*, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 07 Sep (GJD)

Kings Somborne; 07/08/2020; Glynne Evans Stockbridge Common; 24/07/2020; Glynne Evans
Kings Somborne, 07/08/2020 (Glynne Evans) Stockbridge Common, 24/07/2020 (Glynne Evans)
35.012 0854 Anacampsis blattariella (Hübner, 1796) - Local
Local in heathland and woodland throughout much of England. Fairly widely recorded across much of Hampshire, but not particularly common, and remaining very rare on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 16-19 mm. Can be differentiated with certainty from A. populella only by the structure of the genitalia and the larval foodplant, although the more strongly angled fascia (when visible) allows tentative identification (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). Larva feeds on Birch, living within a spun or rolled leaf.
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11776819762019
12509919762018
 
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129124

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VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul; seven, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 09 Aug (RAC); West Meon*, one, 31 Jul (F.M.G.);
VC12: Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 23 Jul; one, to actinic, 23 Jul; one, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 23 Jul; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 15 Sep; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 16 Jul; four, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 11 Aug (GCE)

Barton Stacey; 16/07/2020; Glynne Evans
Barton Stacey, 16/07/2020 (Glynne Evans)
35.017 0797 Neofaculta ericetella (Geyer, [1832]) - Common
Common on heathland and moorland, also in gardens where heather is grown, throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire common on heathy ground, especially in the New Forest and on the heaths in the north-east of the county. On the Isle of Wight, only recorded in recent years from Headon Warren and Cranmore. Wingspan 15-18 mm. Larva feeds on flowers of Heather, Bell Heather and Cross-leaved Heath, subsequently living within a silken web.
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1114459319722019
127217719742018
 
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12174012

Record details:
VC11: Acres Down, one, 08 Aug (CWlk);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 01 Jun; one, 24 Jun; two, 16 Jul; one, 21 Jul; six, 23 Jul; one, 29 Jul; 12, 31 Jul; two, 06 Aug; four, 08 Aug (RHil); Liss Forest*, one, 10 May (RJM); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 21 May (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Farnborough, one, 23 Jun (KBW); Yateley*, one, 19 May; one, 27 May; four, 21 May; one, 09 Jun (JHH)

35.018 0858 Hypatima rhomboidella (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in woodland, heathland 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 15-19 mm. Superficially resembles the far more widespread and common Scrobipalpa costella, but H. rhomboidella is larger and has characteristic short, black, apical line. Larva feeds on Birch and Hazel, living within a spun or rolled leaf.
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12221

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VC10: Shanklin, one, 02 Aug; one, 18 Oct (IOu);
VC12: Crawley, one, to actinic, 12 Aug; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 14 Aug (GCE)

35.0191 0857a Anarsia innoxiella Gregersen & Karsholt, 2017 - Rare
A recently identified resident species, the larvae feeding on Acer species.

In Ent Rec J Var 129 (2017) a paper was published introducing Anarsia innoxiella as a species new to science, separated from the adventive A. lineatella.
Subsequently, a number of records of A. innoxiella have been discovered in southern England, with many more await confirmation. It is probably well established but local in south-east England. Since the separation of the two species, innoxiella has been confirmed from two localities in the mainland county.
Most historic light-trapped specimens of the lineatella / innoxiella pair are most likely to refer to the latter, but this is by no means a hard and fast rule as there has been at least one specimen of the former at light (Dorset, 2003). Historic records without a supporting photo or specimen cannot be confirmed.

Distinguishable from lineatella by having a broadly longitudinal black spot followed by white in the middle of the wing (innoxiella has a straighter black streak in this area), but there is variation in both species. For other distinguishing features, see Ent Rec 129: 118.

Updated: July 2019 (taxonomic status)
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VC11: Southampton, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 01 Jul; one, to actinic, 11 Jul; one, to actinic, 12 Jul; three, to actinic, 17 Jul (MGP); Portchester, one, 27 Jun (JS); Portsmouth, one, 25 Jun; one, 26 Jun (IRT);
VC12: Barton Stacey*, one, to actinic, 16 Jul (GCE); Pamber Forest*, one, 25 Jun (GJD)

Portchester; 27/06/2020; Jon Stokes Portchester; 27/06/2020; Jon Stokes
Portchester, 27/06/2020 (Jon Stokes) Portchester, 27/06/2020 (Jon Stokes)
35.020 0856 Anarsia spartiella (Schrank, 1802) - Local
Local on heathland, downland and waste ground throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire locally common in the south of the county, with the few records in the north-east at Yately, Bramshott and Ludshott Commons and in the Deadwater Valley. On the Isle of Wight, the only record since 1975, when found on Tennyson Down, is from Cranmore in 2004. Wingspan 12-15 mm. The female has long, exposed labial palps, which protrude conspicuously from the labial scale tufts. Larva feeds on shoots of Gorse, Broom and Dyer's Greenweed, living within a spinning.
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1112715419652019
1291019772010
 
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12111

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VC11: Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (RAC);
VC12: Castle Bottom NNR*, one, netted, ♂ gen det, 15 Jun (JHH det. AMD)

Dichomeridinae

35.022 0862 Juniper Webber Dichomeris marginella (Fabricius, 1781) - Local
Local on chalk and limestone downland, and, on cultivated forms of the foodplant, in gardens throughout much of England; also in South Wales and on the Burren. In Hampshire most likely to be encountered in the south-east and the extreme north-east of the county, and largely absent from the New Forest and much of north Hampshire. On the Isle of Wight, known only from Freshwater, where first recorded in 1989, and again in 1995 and 1996. Wingspan 15-17 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds within needles of Juniper, subsequently living within a silken web.
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1128336319752019
12192019802019
 
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12221

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VC11: Locks Heath, one, 19 Jun (PAS); Fareham, one, to actinic, 14 Jul; one, to actinic, 30 Jul (MLO); one, 01 Jul; one, 15 Jul (KJW); Cowplain, one, 20 Jun (JGe);
VC12: Whitehill*, one, to actinic, 02 Jul (ASto); Yateley, one, 23 Jun (JHH)

35.025 0851 Dichomeris alacella (Zeller, 1839) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in a wide range of habitats throughout south-eastern England, north to Yorkshire and west to Herefordshire. In Hampshire known from a handful of sites, mainly in the south of the county, most notably near Ashurst in the New Forest; in north Hampshire, recorded for the first time in 2005 near Overton and subsequently at a number of scattered locations. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 13-14 mm. A relatively distinctive insect which when fresh should be identifiable without recourse to collection: the patterning of the scale tufts, and pale costal spots at 3/4 are diagnostic. Larva feeds on lichens growing on tree trunks and wooden fences.
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101120152015
11414718972019
12131620052018
 
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12265

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VC11: East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug (GCE); Romsey, three, 16 Jul (NRJ);
VC12: Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 12 Jul (GCE); Pamber Forest, five, 25 Jun (GJD)

35.026 0855 Acompsia cinerella (Clerck, 1759) - Local
Local in a wide range of habitats throughout the British Isles, with the exception of the Northern Isles. In Hampshire recorded less than annually from scattered locations, mainly in the north of the county. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 16-19 mm. An unmarked, wholly ochreous-brown gelechiid, superficially similar to Helcystogramma rufescens, but lacking this species pale veins. Larva feeds on various mosses, often at the base of trees.
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11171719622019
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VC11: Broughton, one, to actinic, 31 Aug (GCE); Hen Wood, one, ♂, 24 Jul (F.M.G.)

35.027 0861 Acompsia schmidtiellus (Heyden, 1848) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) on chalk and limestone downland and roadside verges in southern England and south Wales. Restricted in Hampshire to sites such as Old Winchester, Portsdown and Magdalen Hill Down, and on Isle of Wight to a single site near Ventnor; claims from other areas of the county should be accompanied by photographic or other evidence. Wingspan 15-17 mm. Larva feeds on Wild Marjoram, living within a spun or rolled leaf.
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11161619882018
127819962019
 
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VC11: Kings Somborne*, one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Winchester, one, 14 Jul (THW); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE);
VC12: Harewood Forest*, one, to actinic, 23 Jul (GCE)

Goodworth Clatford; 23/07/2020; Glynne Evans
Goodworth Clatford, 23/07/2020 (Glynne Evans)
35.028 0866 Brachmia blandella (Fabricius, 1798) - Common
Common in grassland and woodland throughout much of England and southern Wales. In Hampshire a widespread and often common species, but so far recorded only between Freshwater and Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 9-12 mm. Larva feeds on Gorse.
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11604117119732019
1216924319772019
 
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1121242
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VC10: West High Down Quarry, four, 07 Aug; Haseley Manor, two, 06 Jul; Shanklin, one, 06 Jul; one, 22 Jul; one, 26 Jul; two, 30 Jul; one, 01 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Pig Bush, NF, two, 17 Jul; Culverley, NF, two, 19 Jul (CL); Woodlands, New Forest, 24 Jun (RBW); Totton, one, 06 Jul; one, 01 Aug; one, 10 Aug (LH); Fareham, one, 17 Jul (IMcP); one, to actinic, 29 Jun (MLO); Botley, one, to actinic, 26 Jul (SLB); Portsmouth, one, 15 Jul; one, 16 Jul; one, 17 Jul; two, 18 Jul; one, 29 Jul; two, 30 Jul; one, 31 Jul; one, 01 Aug; one, 02 Aug; one, 06 Aug; one, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug (IRT);
VC12: Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 23 Jul (GCE); Axmansford, one, 13 Jul (ACB det. GJD); Pamber Forest, one, 15 Jun; one, 17 Jun; two, 13 Jul; one, 07 Aug (GJD); South Warnborough*, one, 22 Jul (DLee)

35.031 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (Haworth, 1828) - Common
Common in rough pastures, unimproved grassland, downland and woodland rides throughout much of the British Isles, except northern Scotland and northern Ireland. Fairly well distributed in Hampshire, but very rarely recorded on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 14-18 mm. The ochreous coloration of the forewing veins, and the whitish hindwing (in female only) distinguish from fresh examples of the rare and endangered H. lutatella, however, a worn, pale, female H. lutatella could be overlooked as H. rufescens (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). Larva feeds within leaves of various grasses, including False Oat-grass, Cock's-foot, False-brome, Tor-grass, Tall Fescue and Meadow-grass.
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VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
10616619002019
11846114119722019
1223336819812019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1010122
1141473
12892

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, one, 07 Aug (IOu); Kingston, one, 16 Jul; two, 22 Jul (ENes); Shanklin, one, 25 Jun; two, 01 Jul; one, 08 Jul; one, 12 Jul; one, 16 Jul; one, 22 Jul; one, 02 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Furze Hill, NF, 19 Jul (RBW, MWa); one, 20 Jul; Woodlands, New Forest, 06 Jul (RBW); Totton, one, 23 Jul (LH); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 22 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 24 Jul; Stockbridge Down NT, one, to actinic, 24 Jul; three, to actinic, 24 Jul; Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 15 Jul; one, to actinic, 15 Jul; one, to actinic, 15 Jul; one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Fareham, one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 17 Jul; one, to actinic, 19 Jul (MLO); Botley, one, to actinic, 09 Aug; one, to actinic, 25 Aug; two, to actinic, 18 Jul; two, to actinic, 19 Jul; one, to actinic, 24 Jul; one, to actinic, 26 Jul; one, to actinic, 27 Jul; one, to actinic, 28 Jul; two, to actinic, 30 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul; two, to actinic, 01 Aug; one, to actinic, 05 Aug; one, to actinic, 06 Aug; one, to actinic, 08 Aug (SLB); Portsmouth, one, 15 Jun; one, 16 Jun; one, 19 Jun; one, 25 Aug; one, 26 Aug; one, 11 Sep; one, 28 Sep (IRT); West Meon, two, 31 Jul; Hen Wood, one, 24 Jul (F.M.G.); Southsea, one, 18 Jul (JGe);
VC12: Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 23 Jul; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 14 Jul; Crawley, two, to actinic, 21 Jul; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 11 Aug (GCE); Axmansford*, one, 13 Jul (ACB det. GJD); Basingstoke, one, 23 Jul (RHil); Pamber Forest, one, 13 Jul (GJD)

Apatetrinae

35.032 0809 Hollyhock Seed Moth Pexicopia malvella (Hübner, [1805]) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in grassland, saltmarshes and gardens in parts of south-eastern England, once widespread throughout England and Wales as far north as the eastern border counties of Scotland, it now appears to be contracting its range (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). In Hampshire there is a scattering of records mainly in the south-east of the county; in the north, recorded for the first time in 1992, at Leckford, since when only recorded from Selborne and the Bordon area. In recent times, only found on the Isle of Wight at Freshwater in 2010 and 2011, the first record for at least 60 years. Wingspan 18-20 mm. Larva feeds on seeds of Marsh-mallow and Hollyhock, over-wintering in a cocoon.
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Last
Record
105218502011
1118025719962019
126620022010
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1137574

Record details:
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 08 Jun (RBW); Totton, one, 26 May; two, 01 Jun; one, 07 Jun; two, 08 Jun; one, 11 Jun; one, 13 Jun; two, 14 Jun; four, 15 Jun; one, 16 Jun; one, field observation, 21 Jun; two, 23 Jun; four, 24 Jun; one, 29 Jun; two, 30 Jun; one, 01 Jul; one, 02 Jul; two, 07 Jul; two, 15 Jul; one, 16 Jul; one, 11 Aug (LH); Southampton, one, to UV, 07 Jul (JVet); two, to actinic, 16 Jun; one, to actinic, 23 Jun (MGP); Portsmouth, one, 02 Jun; one, 15 Jun; one, 16 Jun; two, 17 Jun; three, 20 Jun; one, 21 Jun; one, 22 Jun; one, 23 Jun; three, 24 Jun; two, 25 Jun; two, 26 Jun; one, 29 Jul; one, 15 Sep (IRT)

35.033 0808 Platyedra subcinerea (Haworth, 1828) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in rough ground and gardens in parts of southern England. In Hampshire recorded frequently and in numbers along the south-east coastal strip. Inland, and on the Isle of Wight, there are only scattered records. Wingspan 16-18 mm. The larva feeds on flowers and seeds of Common Mallow and Hollyhock.
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Last
Record
107419002017
11922209819732019
125520102018
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
118323524
12221

Record details:
VC11: Totton, one, 22 Apr; one, 23 Apr; one, 03 May; one, 07 May; one, 09 May; one, 16 May; one, 18 May; one, 20 May; one, 23 May; one, 26 May; one, 27 May; one, 28 May; one, 30 May; one, 08 Jun; one, 16 Jun (LH); Catisfield, one, 15 Jun (ALR); Fareham, one, 19 May (ADT); one, to actinic, 22 May (MLO); Portsmouth, two, 08 Apr; one, 09 Apr; three, 11 Apr; two, 12 Apr; one, 16 Apr; one, 22 Apr; five, 23 Apr; three, 24 Apr; one, 25 Apr; one, 03 May; four, 06 May; nine, 07 May; seven, 08 May; 24, 09 May; four, 16 May; 12, 17 May; 10, 18 May; 16, 19 May; four, 20 May; 15, 21 May; two, 23 May; 10, 24 May; four, 25 May; 12, 26 May; two, 27 May; three, 01 Jun; two, 02 Jun; one, 08 Jun; one, 15 Jun; one, 16 Jun; two, 25 Jun; one, 18 Jul; one, 31 Jul; two, 01 Aug; three, 02 Aug; one, 03 Aug; two, 05 Aug; one, 06 Aug; two, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug; four, 12 Aug (IRT); Burton, nr Christchurch, two, 24 Apr; one, 08 May; one, 21 May; one, 26 May (JSw); Southsea, two, 20 May; two, 22 May; one, 23 May; two, 24 May; one, 27 May; one, 14 Jun; one, 07 Jul (JGe); one, 09 Apr; three, 09 May; one, 16 May; one, 19 May; one, 24 May; one, 25 May; three, 26 May; one, 28 May; one, 29 May; one, 30 May; two, 01 Jun; two, 02 Jun (JRL);
VC12: Yateley*, one, 19 May; one, 21 May (JHH)

35.035 0746 Chrysoesthia drurella (Fabricius, 1775) - Local
Local on waste ground, farmland and other open areas throughout much of England, north to Yorkshire, northern Wales, and central Scotland, where it is rare. In Hampshire there are few records of this species, the only recent ones being in the south of the county, at West Park (Rockbourne), Gosport and Fareham; formerly known from Emer Bog and Southsea in the south and Leckford in the north, where the larvae could be found in some quantity. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 8-9 mm. The orange and lead-grey imago is seldom encountered, and the species is more likely to be recorded in the larval stage, when larvae may be obtained by sweeping the foodplant. Larva mines leaves of Goosefoot and Orache, over-wintering in a cocoon.
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Record
Last
Record
101120142014
116219812010
127419692018
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
11111
12221

Record details:
VC11: Stanbrige Earls*, one, field observation, 08 Sep (JRMi);
VC12: Farnborough, one, 23 Jul (KBW); Yateley*, one, field observation, 21 May (JHH)

Anomologinae

35.038 0789 Bryotropha domestica (Haworth, 1828) - Common
Common near buildings and around dry-stone walls throughout England, Wales and southern Ireland. Widespread and common in Hampshire. Recorded on the Isle of Wight for the first time since 1893 at Freshwater in 2009. Wingspan 11-14 mm. A light coloured species with slender forewing, contrasting markings and with the first discal above the second plical stigma, extremely pale forms of B. dryadella are distinguished from B. domestica by the much darker hindwing (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). Larva feeds on various mosses, often on walls, living within a silken gallery.
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Record
Last
Record
104218932017
111472228819612019
1243669819962019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10111
11821256
1236677

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bembridge Fort, 06 Aug, 1 (IOu) Latest: Bembridge Fort, 06 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Bembridge Fort, 06 Aug, 1 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Totton, 19 May, 1 (LH) Latest: Romsey, 20 Sep, 1 (MB) Max count: Portsmouth, 07 Aug, 6 (IRT)
VC12: Earliest: Basingstoke, 23 Jun, 2 (RHil) Latest: Harestock, 19 Sep, 1 (GRog) Max count: Harestock, 06 Aug, 7 (GRog)

35.040 0787 Bryotropha terrella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in grassland and mossy areas throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 13-17 mm. A plain brown micro and therefore decidedly overlooked and under-recorded, the main confusion species are B. desertella and B. politella, but these are both extremely rare in Hampshire. Larva feeds on various grasses and mosses, living within a silken tube or tent.
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Record
Last
Record
1020929018562019
111504237419712019
12609108419802019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10265511
111472437
125310110

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 21 May, 1 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 20 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin Upper Chine, 31 Jul, 11 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Fareham, 23 May, 1 (MLO) Latest: Botley, 27 Aug, 1 (SLB) Max count: Botley, 02 Aug, 7 (SLB)
VC12: Earliest: Alton, 23 May, 1 (BCA) Latest: Yateley, 17 Aug, 1 (JHH) Max count: Pamber Forest, 31 Jul, 10 (GJD)

Basingstoke; 12/06/2020; Mike Wall
Basingstoke, 12/06/2020 (Mike Wall)
35.046 0782 Bryotropha senectella (Zeller, 1839) - Local
Local in urban areas, old buildings and rocky areas throughout the British Isles, except for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. In Hampshire frequent only in the south-east, and very much less common elsewhere in the county and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 9-13 mm. The brown colour and the dark line running over the vertex of the head distinguish B. senectella from similar looking species, but very dark forms resemble B. similis; in case of doubt, they can be separated by the pale yellow labial palpus and frons of B. senectella (creamy white in B. similis). Larva feeds on various mosses, living within a silken tube or tent.
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Record
Last
Record
102119001982
1110111019742019
12111019872010
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
11221

Record details:
VC11: Winchester, one, 14 Jul (THW); Hilltop, The Hangers, one, 01 Aug (SI)

35.047 0779 Bryotropha affinis (Haworth, 1828) - Common
Common around old buildings and in urban areas throughout southern Britain, very local elsewhere. In Hampshire widely distributed, but not particularly common. Recorded on the Isle of Wight for the first time at Freshwater in 2010. Wingspan 9-12 mm. Main confusion species is B. similis, but B. affinis usually has small pale yellow patch adjacent to streak in centre of forewing. Larva feeds on various mosses, especially those growing on old walls, living within a silken gallery.
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Record
Last
Record
107010620102019
111578272819732019
12684170219932019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
109102
117611520
125215321

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 02 Jun, 1 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin Upper Chine, 14 Sep, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 03 Sep, 2 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Fareham, 07 May, 1 (RJD) Latest: Southsea, 14 Sep, 1 (JRL) Max count: Fareham, 21 May, 20 (MLO)
VC12: Earliest: Basingstoke, 19 May, 5 (RHil) Latest: Yateley, 03 Sep, 1 (JHH) Max count: Basingstoke, 31 Jul, 21 (RHil)

35.050 0752 Aristotelia ericinella (Zeller, 1839) - Local
Local on heathland throughout England and Wales. In Hampshire fairly common on the heaths of the New Forest and the north-east, but very local elsewhere. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1975. Wingspan 12-13 mm. Flies in afternoon, and occasionally comes to light. One of the more distinctive gelechiids, unlikely to be confused with any other species. Larva feeds on Heather, living between shoots spun together with silk, and over-wintering as an egg.
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Record
Last
Record
10101519382018
1112478319732019
12253119762018
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10111
11214415
12331

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 09 Aug (SDa);
VC11: Bagnum, Burley, 15 Jul; Brown Loaf, Burley, NF, field observation, 02 Aug (DAS); Furze Hill, NF, 19 Jul (RBW, MWa); one, 20 Jul (RBW); Hale Purlieu, two, to actinic, 13 Aug (MCu); Acres Down, six, 08 Aug (CWlk); Bramshaw, NF, 15, field observation, swept from heathland vegetation, 01 Jul (MB); Shatterford, NF, one, 14 Jul (RBW, MWa); Pig Bush, NF, four, 17 Jul; one, 18 Jul; Culverley, NF, millions (literally) at dusk, 19 Jul (CL); Ashurst, NF, one, 10 Aug (SAB); Totton, one, 11 Aug (LH); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 12 Aug; one, to actinic, 14 Aug (RAC); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 08 Aug (APar); Pennington, six, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 13 Aug; one, 14 Aug (RFC); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 06 Aug (GJD); Farnborough, one, 10 Aug (KBW); Yateley*, one, 12 Aug (JHH)

35.052 0753 Aristotelia brizella (Treitschke, 1833) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in saltmarshes on the south and east coasts of England, from Cornwall to Durham, and from Lancashire on the west coast (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). In Hampshire still found in small numbers on the south coast from Hurst Castle in the west to Hayling Island in the east. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1970. Wingspan 9-10 mm. Fairly frequent at light, and also occasionally netted during the day; a reasonably distinctive gelechiid. Larva feeds within flowers of Thrift and Common Sea-lavender, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Record
Last
Record
109918562019
11242619852019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10111

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 02 Jul (SDa)

35.053 0729 Isophrictis striatella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) on waste ground, roadside verges, gardens, damp grassland and fens in Britain, from Devon to Norfolk, with isolated populations in north Wales, northern England and Aberdeenshire. In Hampshire the majority of records come from around Southsea, Portsmouth and Fareham, with only one single record from north Hampshire; the species is perhaps overlooked away from the south-east corner of vice-county 11. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 11-13 mm. Outwardly oblique white streak from costa at four-fifths to middle of termen, extending into cilia; two or three white specks on costa between streak and apex; distinct circular discal spot (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). Larva feeds within seedheads of Tansy and Sneezewort, over-wintering in a silken chamber.
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Record
Last
Record
11769419742019
121119991999
 
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Quantity
11562

Record details:
VC11: Portsmouth, one, 15 Jul; one, 30 Jul; one, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug; two, 09 Aug (IRT)

35.056 0724 Metzneria lappella (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local in waste ground, gardens, open woodland and downland throughout England and north Wales; rare in Scotland. Widespread and common in Hampshire, except for the New Forest, and in the western half of the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 16-20 mm. The main confusion species is M. metzneriella, which differs in the much darker general appearance, especially in apical and terminal areas. Larva feeds within the seedheads of Greater and Lesser Burdock, over-wintering in a cocoon.
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Record
Last
Record
1014919002019
1115319719802019
1211318719972017
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1010143
11562

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 11 Jun (JHa); Shanklin, one, 15 Jun; one, 16 Jun; two, 17 Jun; two, 25 Jun; one, 07 Jul; three, 08 Jul; one, 16 Jul; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, gen det, 02 Jun; one, 08 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Winchester, one, 23 Jun (THW); Portsmouth, one, 18 Jun; two, 25 Jun; one, 26 Jun; one, 13 Jul (IRT)

35.058 0726 Metzneria metzneriella (Stainton, 1851) - Common
Common on grassland, downland, waste ground and roadside verges throughout the British Isles, north to Inverness-shire. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly widespread and common. Wingspan 14-19 mm. The main confusion species is M. lappella, which differs in the much lighter general appearance, especially in the apical and terminal areas. Larva feeds within seedheads of Common Knapweed and Saw-wort, over-wintering in a cocoon.
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Record
Last
Record
10373719002019
1118220619742019
1212419719712019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
11111
12562

Record details:
VC11: Itchen: Peartree Green, one, 19 Jun (PAB);
VC12: Goodworth Clatford, one, 30 May (GCE); Crawley, one, 30 May (TNo); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 27 May (GCE); Farnborough, two, 16 Jun (KBW); Yateley, one, 31 Jul (JHH)

35.060 0730 Apodia bifractella (Duponchel, [1843]) - Local
Local in damp meadows, open downland and saltmarshes throughout much of England and Wales. In Hampshire mainly confined to the south-east, very rare elsewhere in the county and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 9-12 mm. Flies in late afternoon. Characterised by a ferruginous-orange streak at tornus and outwardly oblique streak beyond on costa, often connected by scales of similar colour forming a Z-shaped fascia (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2), but these markings are sometimes obscure, in which case identification is possible only by dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds within seedheads of Common Fleabane, Ploughman's-spikenard and Sea Aster.
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Record
Last
Record
10265818932018
1112336019732019
12349119842019
 
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Quantity
10111
11221
12462

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 05 Aug (JHa);
VC11: Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 14 Aug (RAC); Fareham, one, to actinic, gen det, 06 Oct (MLO det. RJD);
VC12: Basing Forest, one, field observation, 14 Aug (MDu); Castle Bottom NNR, two, to actinic, 16 Aug; Yateley*, one, 12 Aug; two, 08 Aug (JHH)

35.061 0748 Ptocheuusa paupella (Zeller, 1847) - None
Local in damp grassland, ditches, woodland rides and saltmarshes throughout much of southern England, southern Wales and southern Ireland. In Hampshire still reasonably common in the south-east of the county, but it has become scarce in recent years in north Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 10-12 mm. Comes readily to light, and is fairly distinctive. Larva feeds within seedheads of Common Fleabane and Golden-samphire, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Record
Last
Record
10243118932018
1132742919732019
1281519892013
 
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Quantity
11111

Record details:
VC11: Portsmouth, one, 12 Aug (IRT)

35.065 0728 Monochroa cytisella (Curtis, 1837) - Local
Local in woodland and on heathland and hillsides throughout much of England, Wales and southern Ireland. In Hampshire widely distributed in the south of the county, notably in the New Forest and in and around Wickham Common; more thinly distributed in the north, where known from Harewood, Pamber and Woolmer Forests; one from the Isle of Wight in 2013 was the first for 80 years. Wingspan 10-12 mm. Larva feeds within stems of Bracken.
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Record
Last
Record
102119332013
11629819742019
12223519762018
 
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Quantity
10111
11332
1221110

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin*, one, 09 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Park Hill, NF, 01 Jul (RBW, MWa); Pig Bush, NF, two, 17 Jul (CL); Romsey, one, 22 Jul (MB);
VC12: Pamber Forest, 10, 25 Jun (GJD); Castle Bottom NNR*, one, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD)

35.066 0735 Monochroa tenebrella (Hübner, [1817]) - Local
Local in scrubland, unimproved grassland and heathland throughout much of the British Isles. In south Hampshire, widely distributed from Holmsley Inclosure in the west to Oxenbourne Down in the east, with a significant population in Botley Wood; in north Hampshire, recorded once, at Wildhern in July 1998; on the Isle of Wight, recorded on a few occasions on the south-west coast, but not since 1978. Wingspan 10-12 mm. Larva feeds within roots and lower stems of Sheep's Sorrel.
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Record
Last
Record
103319731978
115511319742017
125419982016
 
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Quantity
12111

Record details:
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 25 Jun (GJD)

35.073 0737 Monochroa palustrellus (Douglas, 1850) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in waste ground, dry pastures and sand-dunes, south-east of a line from Somerset to Norfolk (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). In Hampshire the main population is found in the south of the county, notably at Southsea, Funtley and Lower Test Marshes, where first confirmed for Hampshire in 1992; there is one record from the north of the county, at Bramley Frith Wood in 1999, and a few from the Isle of Wight, after the first at Cranmore in 1997. Wingspan 15-19 mm. Larva feeds within roots and lower stems of Curled Dock and Dock, over-wintering as an egg or small larva.
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Record
Last
Record
106719972019
11494919922019
121119991999
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10122
11331

Record details:
VC10: Brook, two, 16 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Portsmouth, one, 24 Jun; one, 07 Aug; one, 22 Sep (IRT)

35.080 0732 Oxypteryx unicolorella (Duponchel, [1843]) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in waste ground and dry open areas throughout much of southern England and Wales, rare elsewhere. In south Hampshire, the population is mainly centred around Botley Wood with outlying records from Queen Elizabeth Country Park and St Catherine's Hill HWT reserve, while in the north of the county, there are records from Micheldever Wood, Wildhern and Abbotstone Down. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 10-13 mm. Can be separated with care from Monochroa tenebrella, in which segment 3 of the labial palpus is shorter than segment 2, and, in the female, the apical third of the antenna is white. Larva feeds within stems of Perforate St John's-wort.
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Record
Last
Record
11729019742018
125319712011
 
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11111

Record details:
VC11: Catisfield, one, 15 Jun (ALR)

35.081 0731 Oxypteryx atrella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local on downland, rough ground, dry pastures and in woodland clearings throughout much of England and Wales; rare in Ireland. In Hampshire widespread and common; on the Isle of Wight, first recorded at Cranmore in July 2001. Wingspan 11-13 mm. The most likely confusion species is E. immaculatella, which differs in having a dark fuscous (ochreous in E. atrella) labial palpus, but often reliably separated only by dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds within stems of Perforate St John's-wort and Hairy St John's-wort, over-wintering in a case made from leaf fragments.
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Last
Record
104320012016
11717219772018
12426219712018
 
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Quantity
12242

Record details:
VC12: Pamber Forest, two, 31 Jul; two, 06 Aug (GJD)

Gelechiinae

35.085 0762 Athrips mouffetella (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in woodland and gardens throughout much of England and Wales, rare in Scotland and Ireland. In Hampshire reasonably widespread and common. Recorded on the Isle of Wight for the first time in over 50 years at Newtown Meadows in 2011. Wingspan 15-16 mm. Comes readily to light; fairly distinctive. Larva feeds on Honeysuckle, Fly Honeysuckle and Snowberry, living within a spun or rolled leaf.
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Record
Last
Record
1011819302019
1112012219722018
12677519802019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
11111
12562

Record details:
VC11: Pennington, one, 08 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 02 Aug; Crawley*, one, to actinic, 07 Sep (GCE); Axmansford, one, 13 Jul (ACB); Basingstoke, two, 08 Aug (RHil); Pamber Forest, one, 13 Jul (GJD)

35.091 0841 Sophronia semicostella (Hübner, [1813]) - Local
Local in grassland and open woodland throughout England and Wales. 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 18-19 mm. The combination of remarkable, tufted labial palps and white costal streak is shared by the superficially similar Pleurota bicostella, which see. Larva feeds within lower stems of Sweet Vernal-grass.
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Record
Last
Record
108820062019
11495619742019
12326419712017
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10111
129143

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 25 Jun (IOu);
VC12: Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 25 Jun; three, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 08 Jun; two, to actinic, 25 Jun; three, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 08 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 25 Jun (GCE)

35.093 0792 Mirificarma mulinella (Zeller, 1839) - Common
Common on heathland and waste ground throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire fairly common in the south, but rather scarce in the north and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 11-15 mm. Larva feeds on flower buds of Gorse and Broom.
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10151118562018
1114018119712019
12163019772018
 
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10232
11572
12221

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, two, 09 Aug; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, gen det, 31 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Acres Down, two, 08 Aug (CWlk); Romsey*, one, 11 Aug (MB); Fareham, one, to actinic, 09 Aug (MLO); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 11 Aug (JSw); Pennington, two, 14 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 06 Aug (GJD); Yateley, one, 17 Aug (JHH)

35.094 0796 Aroga velocella (Zeller, 1839) - Local
Local on heathland, moorland and in woodland clearings throughout much of England. Very local and uncommon in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, where most frequent on the coast, and around the eastern heaths, but apparently absent from much of the New Forest. Wingspan 14-19 mm. Flies in afternoon sunshine and at night. A relatively distinctive and well-marked gelechiid, but confirmation of worn or poorly marked specimens only possible by dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds on Sheep's Sorrel, living within a silken tube or tent.
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105719592017
11729519752019
12181919892019
 
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116115
12225612

Record details:
VC11: Half Moon Common, five, field observation, swept from patches of Sheeps Sorrel, 01 Jul (MB); Woodlands, New Forest, 04 Aug (RBW); Dibden Purlieu, two, to actinic, 15 Aug (RAC); Portsmouth, one, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug (IRT); Tuckton, Bournemouth, two, 08 Aug (APar);
VC12: Basingstoke*, one, 26 Jun (MJW); Liss Forest, one, 10 Apr; one, gen det, 17 Apr; one, 10 May; one, 10 May; one, 25 May; Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, 14 Jun; one, 20 Jun; one, 27 Jun; one, 27 Jun; one, 11 Jul; two, 18 Jul; 10, 01 Aug; 11, 15 Aug; one, 23 Aug (RJM); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 07 Jul (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR*, three, 16 Aug (JHH); two, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); 12, to actinic, 16 Aug (JHH); Farnborough, one, 25 Jun (KBW); Yateley*, one, 07 Aug; one, 31 Jul (JHH)

Basingstoke; 26/06/2020; Mike Wall
Basingstoke, 26/06/2020 (Mike Wall)
35.099 0801a Gelechia senticetella (Staudinger, 1859) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in parks and gardens in parts of south-eastern England. An adventive species, naturalised through accidental introduction on coniferous plants from southern Europe and now fully established. In Hampshire most records are from the Portsmouth area. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 10-13 mm. Can be distinguished from other superficially similar brown gelechiids using external characteristics only with great care. Larva mines leaves of Juniper and Lawson's Cypress, subsequently living within a silken tube or tent.
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1115920619932019
124420012017
 
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1113153
12441

Record details:
VC11: Totton, one, 28 Jun; one, 02 Jul; one, 07 Jul; one, 15 Jul; three, 16 Jul; one, 23 Jul; one, 27 Jul; one, 01 Aug; one, 06 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug (LH); Fareham, one, to actinic, 16 Jul (MLO); Portsmouth, one, 25 Jun (IRT);
VC12: Basingstoke*, one, 21 Jul; one, 06 Aug (RHil); Pamber Forest*, one, 25 Jun (GJD); Farnborough, one, 31 Jul (KBW)

35.101 0802a Gelechia sororculella (Hübner, [1817]) - Local
Common, in woodland, scrubland and marshes, throughout Britain. Possibly under-recorded in Hampshire, given the widespread nature of the foodplant. Wingspan 13-15mm. A brown gelechiid which is distinguished from its congeners by the distinctive white ringed discal spot splitting a black streak along the fold, and a pale angulate postmedian fascia. Larva feeds on catkins and leaves of Goat Willow and Grey Willow, living within a spinning.
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105219292012
11373619762017
1271219752013
 
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12111

Record details:
VC12: Yateley*, one, ♂, gen det, 23 Jun (JHH det. AMD)

35.107 0859 Psoricoptera gibbosella (Zeller, 1839) - Local
Local in mature oak woodland throughout much of southern England and southern Wales, with records north to Cheshire. In Hampshire recorded from both vice-counties, with notable populations in the New Forest, Harewood Forest, Pamber Forest and Botley Wood; on the Isle of Wight, there have been no recent records. Wingspan 15-17 mm. Larva feeds on Oak, living within a spun or rolled leaf, over-wintering as an egg.
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1042819001977
11526519672017
12323719742019
 
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11111
12111

Record details:
VC11: Wickham, one, 07 Aug (F.M.G. det. RJD);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 06 Aug (GJD)

35.109 0822 Scrobipalpa acuminatella (Sircom, 1850) - Common
Common on rough meadows, parkland, field-edges and chalk downland throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire generally widespread and fairly common. On the Isle of Wight, there is just one record, on Tennyson Down in 1987. Wingspan 10-14 mm. Can be confused with S. pauperella but both are reliably distinguished by their genitalia. Larva mines leaves of Thistle, both Carduus and Cirsium, and Colt's-foot.
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108519282018
1127128319722019
12617019672019
 
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11661

Record details:
VC11: Dibden Purlieu*, one, to actinic, 14 Aug (RAC); Fareham, one, to actinic, 17 Jun; one, to actinic, 06 Jul; one, to actinic, 15 Jul (MLO); Portsmouth, one, 11 Apr; one, gen det, 13 Aug (IRT)

35.114 0812 Scrobipalpa instabilella (Douglas, 1846) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) on saltmarshes, mud-flats and estuaries along parts of the coast of England and Wales, uncommonly in Scotland and Ireland. In Hampshire widely distributed along the coast from Hurst Castle in the west to the eastern side of Hayling Island. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1926. Wingspan 12-14 mm. S. instabilella can be confused with S. salinella, although they can be distinguished by small but constant differences in their genitalia; some examples of S. samadensis can also be similar, but S. instabilella generally has more heavily marked stigmata (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). Larva mines leaves of Sea-purslane, Grass-leaved Orache, Sea Aster and Glasswort.
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104118502018
11394919742019
 
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11111

Record details:
VC11: one, gen det, 21 Jul (IRT)

35.118 0814 Beet Moth Scrobipalpa ocellatella (Boyd, 1858) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) on vegetated shingle and in salt-marshes along parts of the coast of southern England. In Hampshire fairly frequently recorded, from Hurst Castle in the west, to Hayling Island in the east. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since the mid 1970s. Wingspan 11-15 mm. Most likely to be confused with S. atriplicella, but more contrastingly marked with angulate fascia at about three-quarters (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2), while S. instabilella generally appears darker and S. nitentella greyer than S. ocellatella. Larva mines leaves of Sea Beet.
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106619232019
11866719752018
 
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10111
11111

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, mine, one, mines on sea beet, 18 May (SDa);
VC11: Southsea, one, 24 May (JRL)

35.123 0819 Scrobipalpa costella (Humphreys & Westwood, 1845) - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats, from hedgerows, damp woodland and gardens to shingle beaches, throughout Britain, but less numerous in the north. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 12-14 mm. Quite variable in appearance, but the general pattern is discernible on even the darkest individuals. Larva mines leaves of Woody Nightshade.
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1017822518932019
111044122619532019
1215716419902019
 
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1020294
1135403
12661

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, one, 07 Aug (IOu); Afton Marsh, one, field observation, 01 Nov; Freshwater Bay, one, 20 Sep (SDa); St Catherine's Point, one, field observation, 16 Aug; Parkhurst Forest, two, 28 Jul (IOu); St Lawrence: Salem Close, one, to actinic, 29 Sep (PBa); Shanklin, one, 23 May; one, gen det, 05 Jun; two, 17 Jun; one, 26 Jul; three, 01 Aug; one, 02 Aug; two, 03 Aug; two, 14 Aug; four, 16 Aug; one, 17 Aug; one, 23 Aug; one, 26 Aug; one, 04 Sep; one, 14 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Totton, one, 28 May; one, 30 May; one, 15 Aug (LH); Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Sep (GCE); Allbrook, one, 16 May (SI); Wickham, one, 16 May; one, 17 May (JRDS); Portsmouth, one, 19 May; one, 23 May; one, 02 Jun; one, 13 Jun; one, 22 Jun; one, 13 Jul; one, 16 Jul; two, 18 Jul; three, 23 Jul; one, 24 Jul; one, 29 Jul; one, 05 Aug; two, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 12 Aug; one, 13 Aug; one, 21 Oct; one, 17 Nov (IRT); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 28 Sep (APar); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 11 Aug (JSw); Milford on Sea, one, 07 Apr (MMcM); Southsea, one, 17 Jul (JGe); one, 09 Apr; one, 16 Apr; two, 06 May; one, 15 May; one, 02 Jun (JRL); one, ♂ genitalia checked, 10 Nov (JRL);
VC12: Crawley, one, 30 May (TNo); Basingstoke, one, 08 May; one, 10 Jun (MJW); one, 19 May (RHil); Pamber Forest, one, 31 Jul; one, 06 Aug (GJD)

35.127 0825a Tuta absoluta (Meyrick, 1917) - Adventive
Recorded infrequently through accidental importation in tomatoes from southern Europe. Originally a resident of South America, but from 2006 increasingly common in Spain in greenhouses that grow tomatoes. In March 2009 found in Britain in imported Spanish tomatoes, with records from at least 14 packing sites in the UK to date. In July 2009 the pest was found for the first time in greenhouses, where it is believed to have been introduced on contaminated equipment. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 8-10 mm. Larva feeds on Tomato, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas.
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102220182018
113320142019
 
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10111

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin*, one, gen det, 20 Sep (IOu)

35.132 0830 Caryocolum fraternella (Douglas, 1851) - Local
Local in dry grassland, heaths and damp open areas in Britain, as far north as East Lothian, being more common in the south-east (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). In Hampshire the population is largely confined to the south-east of the county, notably around Wickham Common Botley Wood and The Moors NR, Bishop's Waltham, but also in Southsea and along the coast from Hook in the west to Hayling Island in the east. In the north of the county, sparsely distributed but nowhere common. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 9-13 mm. Only C. viscariella and dark forms of C. marmoreum have similar coloration; in C. viscariella the dark bar from the plical spot clearly reaches the costa, whereas in C. fraternella it is lost in the fuscous ground colour of the costa; C. marmoreum has the costal and dorsal white spots much reduced in dark specimens (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). Larva feeds on the terminal shoots of Bog Stitchwort, Lesser Stitchwort, Common Mouse-ear and Field Mouse-ear, living between shoots spun together with silk.
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11586419742016
125419812017
 
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12352

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VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 24 Jul; two, 31 Jul; two, 07 Aug (GJD)

35.137 0834 Caryocolum tricolorella (Haworth, 1812) - Local
Local in open woodland and hedgerows throughout parts of England and Wales. In Hampshire widespread in the past in the south-east, but with very few recent records, elsewhere there are just a few widely scattered records, including a few in the north of the county and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 10-14.5 mm. The blackish triangular costal mark separates this species from all other Caryocolum species; Scrobipalpa costella has a similar costal mark, but does not have an orange-ochreous dorsal area (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). Larva mines leaves of Greater Stitchwort, subsequently living within a spinning.
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101019831983
1116419812006
127619722015
 
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12242

Record details:
VC12: two, 31 Jul; two, 06 Aug (GJD)

35.141 0765 Teleiodes vulgella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in gardens, scrub, open woodland and hedgerows throughout England and Wales, but rare in Ireland. Widespread and common in Hampshire, but rather scarce on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 11-13 mm. Larva feeds on Hawthorn and Blackthorn, living between leaves spun together with silk.
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10556619002019
1162077419722019
12849119802019
 
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Quantity
10881
1128375
12243

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 24 Jun; one, 25 Jun; one, 29 Jun; one, 14 Jul; one, 30 Jul; one, 06 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 11 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 24 Jun (RBW); Totton, one, 31 May; one, 08 Jun; one, 22 Jun; one, 16 Jul; two, 17 Jul (LH); Romsey, one, 03 Aug; one, 11 Aug; one, 18 Aug (MB); Winchester, one, 19 Jun (THW); Fareham, two, to actinic, 16 Jun; one, to actinic, 02 Jul; one, to actinic, 05 Jul; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 17 Jul; two, to actinic, 23 Jul; one, to actinic, 08 Aug (MLO); Portsmouth, one, 20 Jun; one, 24 Jun; one, 25 Jun; one, 03 Aug (IRT); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 10 Jul; two, 29 Jul (JSw); Pennington, one, 08 Aug; one, 10 Aug; five, 17 Aug (RFC); Southsea, three, 15 Jul (JGe);
VC12: Pamber Forest, three, 25 Jun (GJD); Farnborough, one, 26 May (KBW)

35.143 0774 Teleiodes luculella (Hübner, [1813]) - Common
Common in oak woodland throughout England and Wales. Widespread and common in Hampshire. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1856. Wingspan 10-12 mm. Superficially similar to the very rare immigrant T. flavimaculella, which see. Larva feeds on Oak, living between leaves spun together with silk, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10212418562019
1128437519582019
1218042719762019
 
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10111
11761
1210112

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 25 Jun (JHa);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 20 Jun; one, 24 Jun (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 25 Jun (RBW); Romsey, one, 09 May (NRJ); Fareham, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 10 Aug (MLO); Pennington, one, 23 Jul (RFC);
VC12: Crawley, one, to actinic, 30 Jul (GCE); Pamber Forest, two, 25 Jun (GJD); Warren Hill, Liss Forest*, one, 27 Jun (RJM); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Farnborough, one, 23 Jun; one, 25 Jun (KBW); Yateley, one, 27 May; two, 26 May; one, 23 Jun; one, 31 Jul (JHH)

35.146 0776 Neotelphusa diffinis (Haworth, 1828) - Common
Common on grassland and heaths throughout much of Britain, but not recorded from the Outer Hebrides or Shetland; local or under-recorded in Ireland (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). In Hampshire probably under-recorded, the extent of known records correlating with those areas in which the recording effort is concentrated. Recorded on the Isle of Wight in 1973 and 2009. Wingspan 14-16 mm. Larva feeds within roots of Sheep's Sorrel, living within a silken tube or tent.
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106419732015
1110121019712019
12302819962019
 
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Quantity
10221
119136
12209736

Record details:
VC10: Headon Warren, one, to actinic, gen det, 17 Sep (PBa); Bonchurch*, one, 16 May (JHa);
VC11: Acres Down, six, 08 Aug (CWlk); Woodlands, New Forest, 23 May (RBW); Totton, one, 08 Aug; one, 21 Oct (LH); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 14 Aug; one, to actinic, 15 Aug (RAC); Botley*, one, to actinic, 04 Jun; one, to actinic, 17 Aug (SLB); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 26 May (JSw);
VC12: Liss Forest, one, 08 May; one, 10 May; one, 10 May; one, 21 May; one, 25 May; Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, 06 Jun; Liss Forest, two, 18 Jul; one, 25 Jul (RJM); Castle Bottom NNR, 36, 16 Aug (JHH); 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); 30, to actinic, 16 Aug; Yateley, one, 19 May; one, 12 Aug; one, 24 Aug; two, 21 May; two, 26 May; one, 31 Jul; seven, 08 Aug; three, 17 Aug; four, 08 Sep (JHH)

35.148 0772 Carpatolechia fugitivella (Zeller, 1839) - Local
Local in woodland, parks, gardens and hedgerows throughout much of Britain, except for the Scottish Highlands; rare in Ireland. In Hampshire, due to the focus of fieldwork, many records have originated from Fareham to Havant, with an outlying record from Brockenhurst in 1977; further north there are scattered records up to Pamber on the Berkshire border. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1947. Wingspan 12-15 mm. The most likely confusion species is Carpatolechia notatella, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Elm, living between leaves spun together with silk, over-wintering as an egg.
Update: status review, June 2020
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101019471947
11474919732017
124420082019
 
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12111

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VC12: Basingstoke, one, 26 Jun (MJW)

Basingstoke; 26/06/2020; Mike Wall
Basingstoke, 26/06/2020 (Mike Wall)
35.149 0771 Carpatolechia alburnella (Zeller, 1839) - Local
Local in woodland and heathland throughout England, north Wales and the Scottish Highlands. In Hampshire there are scattered record in both vice-counties. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 12-14 mm. The main confusion species is C. proximella, from which C. alburnella can be distinguished by the clear white coloration of segment 2 of the labial palpus (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2); see also C. decorella. Larva feeds on Birch, living within a spun or rolled leaf.
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11151319772005
12161819772017
 
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12111

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VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 25 Jun (GJD)

35.151 0770 Carpatolechia proximella (Hübner, 1796) - Common
Common in open woodland and scrub throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire recorded annually in small numbers from widely scattered locations across the county. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1977. Wingspan 13-16 mm. The main confusion species is C. alburnella, which is generally a much lighter species, except in Scotland where dark forms predominate, and from which reliably distinguished by outer side of second segment of labial palpus, which is spotted fuscous at base in C. proximella (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2); see also C. decorella. Larva feeds on Birch and Alder, living within a spun or rolled leaf, and over-wintering as a pupa.
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103219772019
119211519742019
12525719762019
 
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12363

Record details:
VC12: three, 18 May; one, 20 May (GJD); Castle Bottom NNR, two, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD)

35.156 0757 Recurvaria nanella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in orchards, gardens, woodland and hedgerows, mainly in southern England, occasionally north to Yorkshire, and in northern Wales. In Hampshire there are scattered record in both vice-counties. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 11-13 mm. Although superficially similar to several other gelechiids, the heavily-bordered, dark basal area and discal markings make the species easy to recognise. Larva mines the leaves in autumn and, after hibernation, the buds and flowers of Apple, Pear and Blackthorn.
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1111913519752019
126919932006
 
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12111

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VC11: Brockwood*, one, 22 Aug (SDut); Hale Purlieu*, one, to actinic, 13 Aug (MCu);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 08 Aug (RHil)

35.157 0758 Recurvaria leucatella (Clerck, 1759) - Local
Local in hedgerows and orchards throughout much of England and northern Wales. In Hampshire the main population centres are in the New Forest and between the Hamble and Wallington rivers; there are few records elsewhere in the county or on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 14-15 mm. Larva feeds on Hawthorn, Apple and Rowan, living within a spun or rolled leaf.
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10101020022013
11679219742016
129919962019
 
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11111
12211

Record details:
VC11: Lee, one, 18 Jul (CTh);
VC12: Castle Bottom NNR*, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Yateley, one, 31 Jul (JHH)

35.159 0760 Exoteleia dodecella (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local in pine woodland and plantations throughout much of the British Isles, except for the Northern Isles. Probably under-recorded in Hampshire, where the extent of known records correlate with those areas in which the recording effort is concentrated; there have been no recent records from the New Forest. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1900. Wingspan 12-15 mm. When worn, resembles several other gelechiids, from which only reliably separated by dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds within needles of Scots Pine, Corsican Pine and Maritime Pine, subsequently living within a silken web, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas.
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101019001900
11595819832019
12191919712019
 
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11122
12452

Record details:
VC11: Catisfield, two, to actinic, gen det, 25 Jun (ALR det. RJD);
VC12: Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, 04 Jul; one, 04 Jul (RJM); Castle Bottom NNR, two, ♀, gen det, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD det. AMD); Blackbush Airfield, vacated mine, one, in Pine needle, 30 Dec (JHH)

35.160 0755 Stenolechia gemmella (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local in woodland throughout much of England and Wales. In Hampshire recorded infrequently from a number of widely scattered localities, more often than not at light traps in gardens, where occasionally numerous. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 10-11 mm. One of several, superficially similar black and white gelechiids, S. gemmella is characterised by the pattern of large dorsal and smaller costal spot at base, almost complete outwardly oblique fascia at one-half of costa, spot on costa between this and base, and a spot at tornus (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). Larva feeds within young shoots of Oak.
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106620172019
11464519842019
12172019802019
 
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10111
11331

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 19 Sep (IOu);
VC11: East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug (GCE); Fareham, one, to actinic, 27 Aug; one, to actinic, 07 Sep (MLO)

35.161 0756 Parachronistis albiceps (Zeller, 1839) - Local
Local in Wales and southern England, north to Yorkshire. In Hampshire there are scattered records in both vice-counties. First recorded from the Isle of Wight in 2013. Wingspan 10-11 mm. A distinctive black and white gelechiid with three large subtriangular spots evenly spaced along costa, the basal edge of the first of these often extended into an oblique narrow transverse fascia which joins an elongate streak along dorsum almost to tornus (MBGBI Vol 4 part 2). Larva feeds within young shoots of Hazel.
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10111220132019
11606719722019
12323819932019
 
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10122
11111
12276

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, two, 24 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Pennington*, one, 01 Jul (RFC);
VC12: Barton Stacey*, one, to actinic, 11 Aug (GCE); Pamber Forest, six, 25 Jun (GJD)

Batrachedridae

Batrachedrinae

36.001 0878 Batrachedra praeangusta (Haworth, 1828) - Common
Common wherever the foodplant occurs in a wide range of habitats throughout the British Isles, north to Aberdeenshire. In Hampshire recorded principally from the south-east, and in the New Forest, with scattered records elsewhere. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 14-15 mm. Larva feeds on catkins and seeds of White Poplar, Aspen, White Willow and Goat Willow.
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10161720112019
1113913719732019
12435119752018
 
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10111
11111
12122

Record details:
VC10: Haseley Manor, one, 11 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Romsey, one, 23 Jun (MB);
VC12: Castle Bottom NNR, two, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD)

36.002 0879 Batrachedra pinicolella (Zeller, 1839) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in coniferous woodland and plantations throughout much of England. In Hampshire only recorded in numbers from the Lyndhurst / Ashurst area of the New Forest and as individuals to light in Southsea, but probably overlooked (to the uninitiated it is not particularly moth-like!). Recorded from the Isle of Wight for the first time in 2013, possibly drifting from the New Forest. Wingspan 10-13 mm. Very similar to the extremely rare immigrant species B. parvulipunctella, which see. Larva mines needles of Scots Pine and Norway Spruce, subsequently living within a silken tube or tent.
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VC12: Pamber Forest*, two, 25 Jun (GJD)