Annual Report 2020 - Page: 4

Peleopodidae to Batrachedridae

Coleophoridae to Choreutidae

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taken from the main Hantsmoths website, and it is possible that some information on abundance and occurrence can get out of date, as it is impossible to keep up with all changes; however it should give a good introduction to each species.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

Coleophoridae

Coleophorinae

37.002 0487 Coleophora lutarea (Haworth, 1828) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in open woodland in southern England and south Wales. Restricted to a few sites in Hampshire, such as Pamber Forest and Botley Wood, but not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1929. Wingspan 9-11 mm. Flies over the foodplant in sunshine and rests on the flowers, feeding on the nectar (MBGBI Vol 3). Larva feeds within seeds of Greater Stitchwort, subsequently living within a movable case.
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105219292014
11275119752017
12276519912018
 
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11100
126175

Record details:
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest*, field observation, 08 May (RBW);
VC12: Pamber Forest, five, field observation, on greater stitchwort flowers, 23 Apr; four, netted, 20 May; one, field observation, 23 Apr; Lower Inhams Copse, Pamber, two, field observation, swept from stitchwort, 14 May; Pamber Forest, four, field observation, 23 Apr (GJD); Odiham Common, one, netted, ♀, gen det, 19 May (JHH, AMD det. AMD)

37.003 0488 Coleophora limoniella (Stainton, 1884) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in saltmarshes throughout much of south-eastern England, with records north to Lincolnshire. Common in the salt-marshes of the Isle of Wight and southern Hampshire. Wingspan 10-11 mm. Imago fairly distinctive with its silver metallic markings; it comes readily to light and may be netted at dusk over its foodplant. Larva feeds within flowers and seedheads of Common Sea-lavender, living within a movable case, which can be quite easy to find amongst the foodplant.
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10218619002019
11658219822019
 
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11221

Record details:
VC11: Portsmouth, one, 24 Jun; one, 25 Jun (IRT)

37.005 0490 Coleophora lutipennella (Zeller, 1838) - Common
Common in oak woodland, woodland rides and areas with scattered trees throughout much of England, Wales and southern Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight common and widespread. Wingspan 10-12 mm. Imago very similar to C. flavipennella. Like many of the Coleophora, imagines are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection, and the larvae, which live in cases of characteristic form and which can sometimes be found on the foodplant, may be easier to identify by comparison against a reference collection. Larva mines leaves of Oak, living within a movable case, which differs from that of C. flavipennella in having leaf material at the back end of the case.
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103120072018
1120626319692019
12413119942019
 
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11122
12111

Record details:
VC11: Catisfield, two, to actinic, gen det, 25 Jun (ALR det. RJD);
VC12: Yateley*, one, ♂, gen det, 23 Jun (JHH det. AMD)

37.007 0492 Coleophora flavipennella (Duponchel, [1843]) - Common
Common in oak woodland, woodland rides and areas with scattered trees throughout much of England and Wales; rare in Ireland and Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight common and widespread. Wingspan 10.5-12.5 mm. Imago very similar to C. lutipennella. Like many of the Coleophora, imagines are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection, and the larvae, which live in cases of characteristic form and which can sometimes be found on the foodplant, may be easier to identify by comparison against a reference collection. Larva mines leaves of Oak, living within a movable case, , which differs from that of C. lutipennella in having no leaf material at the back end of the case.
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1014219992014
1120522719732019
12343319712015
 
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11221

Record details:
VC11: Pig Bush, NF, one, gen det, 17 Jul (CL); Wickham, one, ♂, gen det, 07 Aug (F.M.G.)

37.012 0499 Coleophora limosipennella (Duponchel, [1843]) - Local
Local in woodland margins and hedgerows throughout much of south-eastern England, north to Yorkshire. In Hampshire most frequent in the south-east of the county, with scattered records elsewhere and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 10-13.5 mm. The main confusion species are C. milvipennis and C. alnifoliae, which have the antenna unringed at the apex, and C. badiipennella, which is smaller. Larva mines leaves of Elm, living within a movable case, and over-wintering twice; case length 9-11.5 mm.
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109219002014
11371819782017
122319841997
 
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12111

Record details:
VC12: Hartley Wintney*, larva, one, field observation, larval case on Elm (Ulmus procera), 16 Nov (JHH)

37.015 0493 Coleophora serratella (Linnaeus, 1761) - None
Common in woodland, hedgerows, heathland and fens throughout much of the British Isles, except for the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight common and widespread. Wingspan 10.5-14 mm. Like many of the Coleophora, imagines are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection, and the larvae, which live in cases of characteristic form and which can sometimes be found on the foodplant, may be easier to identify by comparison against a reference collection. Larva mines leaves of Birch, Alder, Elm and Hazel, living within a movable case.
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10915019002018
1143534419722019
121107019742014
 
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10452
11111
12100

Record details:
VC10: Afton Marsh, two, field observation, feeding On Birch, 12 May (SDa); Walter's Copse, larva, one, field observation, larval case on English Elm, 17 May; Shanklin, one, gen det, 06 Jul; one, 30 Jul (IOu);
VC11: West Walk, case, one, on host-plant, old case on birch, 28 Sep (RJD);
VC12: Castle Bottom NNR, larva, field observation, larval case on birch, 01 May (JHH)

37.016 0495 Apple & Plum Case-bearer Coleophora spinella (Schrank, 1802) - None
Common in open woodland, scrubland, orchards, gardens and hedgerows throughout much of England and Wales; rare in Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common. Wingspan 10.5-12 mm. Imago separable from C. coracipennella and C. prunifoliae only by dissection of the genitalia. Larva mines leaves of Hawthorn and Apple, living within a movable case; no feature is known for distinguishing cases of the three species, and the moths must therefore be bred and dissected, although cases on Hawthorn are more likely to be those of C. spinella.
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1024318562014
1125118519722019
12261619872016
 
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11221

Record details:
VC11: Pig Bush, NF, one, gen det, 17 Jul (CL); Portsmouth, one, gen det, 18 Jul (IRT)

37.027 0513 Coleophora potentillae Elisha, 1885 - Local
Local in rough grassland, damp woodland, fens, ditches and woodland rides in England, south of a line from Lincolnshire to Herefordshire, central and western Scotland, and western Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight there are scattered records throughout, but most frequent at Leckford, Botley Wood, Teg Down and Emer Bog. Wingspan 8-9.5 mm. Like many of the Coleophora, imagines are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection, and the larvae, which live in cases of characteristic form and which can sometimes be found on the foodplant, may be easier to identify by comparison against a reference collection. Larva mines leaves of Agrimony, Meadowsweet, Wild Strawberry, Cinquefoil, Dog-rose, Dewberry, Common Rock-rose, Grey Willow and Birch, living within a movable case. In Hampshire the majority of cases are found on rosaceous herbs and shrubs. he case is very similar to that of C. violacea.
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107319382003
11352119782019
126219872013
 
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12253

Record details:
VC12: Yateley Common, larva, two, field observation, occupied cases on Bramble (Rubus fruticosus agg.), 24 Nov; larva, three, field observation, occupied cases on Bramble (Rubus fruticosus agg.), 29 Nov (JHH)

37.032 0515 Coleophora albitarsella Zeller, 1849 - Local
Local in hedgerows, open woodland, fens and downland throughout much of England and Wales, more numerous in the south. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight there are scattered records throughout, with no apparent population centre. Wingspan 10-13 mm. The pale tarsi that gives the species its scientific name are a ready means of recognition. Larva mines leaves of Wild Basil, Wild Marjoram, Self-heal, Ground-ivy and Mint, living within a movable case; case length 9 mm.
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10341519022018
11788119782019
12556119852018
 
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10331
11122
12331

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 07 Jun; one, 19 Jun; one, 12 Jul (JHa);
VC11: Tuckton, Bournemouth, two, 30 Jul (APar);
VC12: Axmansford*, one, 23 Jul; one, 13 Jul (ACB); Liss*, one, 17 Jul (LBe)

37.033 0516 Coleophora trifolii (Curtis, 1832) - Local
Local on rough grassland, waste ground and roadside verges throughout much of the British Isles, less numerous in Scotland, more numerous in the south. In Hampshire widely but thinly distributed, records increasing in recent years; on the Island still rarely reported. Wingspan 15-20 mm. The comparatively large size, metallic green forewings with copper apex and white tip to antennae, make this species one of the few which can be identified without recourse to dissection of the genitalia, although the differences in size between this and other related species may only be obvious in series of mounted, set specimens. Larva feeds within seedpods of Ribbed Melilot and Tall Melilot, living within a movable case.
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10394118562018
1118023719722019
1211815519932019
 
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10452
1125221
12111

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 15 Jun; one, 25 Jun; two, 09 Aug; one, 23 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Furze Hill, NF, 19 Jul (RBW, MWa); one, 20 Jul; Woodlands, New Forest, 21 May (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 08 Aug (SAB); Totton, one, 09 Aug (LH); Winchester, one, 14 Aug; one, 14 Sep (THW); Catisfield, one, 10 Aug (ALR); Fareham, one, 19 May (IMcP); Botley, one, to actinic, 15 Jul; one, to actinic, 17 Jul; one, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 20 Jun; one, to actinic, 18 Jul; one, to actinic, 26 Jul; one, to actinic, 02 Aug; one, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 08 Aug; one, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 13 Aug; one, to actinic, 15 Aug (SLB); Hilltop, The Hangers, one, 01 Aug (SI); Portsmouth, one, 23 Jun (IRT); Milford on Sea, one, 08 Jun (MMcM); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa);
VC12: Farnborough, one, 23 Jul (KBW)

37.035 0517 Coleophora alcyonipennella (Kollar, 1832) - Local
Local on rough grassland and waste ground, although the exact status and distribution of this species is unclear due to past confusion with C. frischella, which is very similar and can only be separated through dissection of the genitalia. In Hampshire there have been a few confirmed records, mainly in the south-east, with five at Sherborne St John in the north of the county. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 11.5-14.5 mm. Larva feeds within seedheads of White Clover, living within a movable case.
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1144455519732019
12547319942019
 
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1121232
12562

Record details:
VC11: Totton, one, 16 May; one, 18 May; one, 20 May; one, 30 May; one, 13 Jun (LH); Fareham, one, to actinic, gen det, 17 Jul; one, to actinic, not dissected, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, not dissected, 15 Sep (MLO); Portsmouth, one, 24 May; one, 08 Jun; one, 17 Jun; one, 25 Jun; one, 07 Jul; one, 12 Jul; one, 18 Jul; one, 19 Jul; one, 04 Aug; two, 10 Aug; one, 12 Aug; two, 13 Aug; one, 20 Aug (IRT);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 01 Jun (MJW); Liss Forest, one, 17 May; Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, 15 Aug (RJM); Up Green Wood, Eversley*, one, netted, ♀, gen det, 07 May; Yateley*, two, ♂, gen det, 17 Aug (JHH det. AMD)

37.038 0522 Coleophora lineolea (Haworth, 1828) - Local
Local in hedgerows and waste ground throughout much of southern England and Wales, with records north to Yorkshire. In Hampshire the majority of records are from Portsea and Hayling Islands, and it is rarely encountered in the New Forest or in the north-east of the county; on the Isle of Wight, mainly confined to the north-east. Wingspan 11-14.5 mm. Like many of the Coleophora, imagines are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection, and the larvae, which live in cases of characteristic form and which can sometimes be found on the foodplant, may be easier to identify by comparison against a reference collection. Larva mines leaves of Hedge Woundwort, Black Horehound, White Horehound and Betony, living within a movable case.
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10161419772019
1126832019722019
1211619842010
 
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1111132
12111

Record details:
VC11: Catisfield, one, 06 Aug (ALR det. RJD); Portsmouth, one, gen det, 02 Jun; one, 18 Jul; one, 01 Aug; one, 02 Aug; two, 03 Aug; two, 06 Aug; one, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 12 Aug; one, gen det, 26 Aug (IRT);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 31 Jul (MJW)

Basingstoke; 31/07/2020; Mike Wall
Basingstoke, 31/07/2020 (Mike Wall)
37.042 0545 Coleophora saturatella Stainton, 1850 - pRDB3
Rare (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) on heathland, open woodland and rough pastures in parts of south-eastern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight recorded very occasionally, and reported from Blackbushe Airfield in the north in 2020. Wingspan 12-15 mm. The main confusion species is C. genistae, but that species has the ground colour of the forewing paler and more ochreous and the costal streak reaching almost to the apex (MBGBI Vol 3). Larva mines leaves of Broom and Dyer's Greenweed, living within a movable case; case length 8 mm.
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103019001929
115219902011
 
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12384

Record details:
VC12: New Vice-county Record: Blackbush Airfield*, larva, one, field observation, a single old case on Broom (Cysticus), 19 Nov; larva, three, field observation, on Broom, 08 Jun; larva, four, field observation, found on Broom (2 collected but failed to rear; 1x parasitised by hymenopteran), 02 Jul (JHH)

Yateley; 09/06/2020; Josie Hewitt Yateley; 08/06/2020; Josie Hewitt
Yateley, 09/06/2020 (Josie Hewitt) Yateley, 08/06/2020 (Josie Hewitt)
37.044 0547 Coleophora discordella Zeller, 1849 - Common
Common in rough grassland, downland and woodland clearings and in marshes and other damp places throughout much of the British Isles, except the Shetland Islands. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight rather infrequently recorded, with the usual concentration of records in the south-east of the county, probably under-recorded elsewhere. Wingspan 11-12.5 mm. Like many of the Coleophora, imagines are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection, and the larvae, which live in cases of characteristic form and which can sometimes be found on the foodplant, may be easier to identify by comparison against a reference collection. Larva mines leaves of Common Bird's-foot Trefoil and Greater Bird's-foot Trefoil, living within a movable case.
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1012418502018
11454419772018
125419712011
 
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10111

Record details:
VC10: Bembridge Fort*, one, gen det, 06 Aug (IOu)

37.046 0519 Coleophora deauratella Lienig & Zeller, 1846 - Local
Local on waste ground, grassland and roadside verges throughout S. England and S. Wales. In Hampshire recorded fairly frequently only in the south-east, but the true distribution poorly known due to confusion with other related species. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1900. Wingspan 10.5-12.5 mm. Day-flying, but comes to light, although less frequently than other related species. Can be separated from C. alcyonipennella and C. frischella only by dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds within seedheads of Red Clover, living within a movable case; case length 6 mm.
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Last
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103219002019
1112713419722019
12244219862011
 
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10221
11661

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, gen det, 07 Jun; one, gen det, 20 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Portsmouth, one, 17 Jun; one, 19 Jun; one, 25 Jun; one, 30 Jul; one, 08 Aug; one, 10 Aug (IRT)

37.048 0518 Coleophora mayrella (Hübner, [1813]) - Common
Common on grassland, roadside verges and waste ground throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire reported at light across much of the county, but no recent records from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 10.5-12 mm. Like many of the Coleophora, imagines are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection, and the larvae, which live in cases of characteristic form and which can sometimes be found on the foodplant, may be easier to identify by comparison against a reference collection. Larva feeds within seedheads of White Clover, living within a movable case, and can be collected and bred through as described in MBGBI Vol 3.
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108519302019
1113815519732019
127910719902018
 
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10111
11661
12221

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, gen det, 08 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Portsmouth, one, 01 Jun; one, 08 Jun; one, 17 Jun; one, 18 Jun; one, 19 Jun; one, 23 Jun (IRT);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 24 Jun; one, 26 Jun (MJW)

37.049 0533 Pistol Case-bearer Coleophora anatipennella (Hübner, 1796) - Local
Local in scrubland, hedgerows, parks and gardens in southern England and Wales; rare elsewhere. In Hampshire virtually restricted to the south coast in the east of the county, very rare inland or in the west; on the Isle of Wight, the few records have all been on the north coast. Wingspan 12.5-17 mm. Like many of the Coleophora, imagines are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection, and the larvae, which live in cases of characteristic form and which can sometimes be found on the foodplant, may be easier to identify by comparison against a reference collection. Larva mines leaves of Blackthorn, and also Wild Cherry, Hawthorn, Apple, Pear and Rowan, living within a movable pistol-case.
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1013919982019
111008819752019
12141819942011
 
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10100
11111

Record details:
VC10: St Catherine's Point*, mine, blackthorn leaves with numerous tiny windows from early stages of anatipennella larva, 01 Oct (IOu);
VC11: Catisfield, one, to actinic, gen det, 25 Jun (ALR det. RJD)

37.050 0532 Coleophora albidella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in fens, bogs, damp woodland, marshes, river-banks and damp areas throughout much of England and Wales, most frequently in the west; rare in Ireland. Probably under-recorded in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, where the extent of known records correlate with those areas in which the recording effort is concentrated. Wingspan 13-16 mm. Like many of the Coleophora, imagines are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection, and the larvae, which live in cases of characteristic form and which can sometimes be found on the foodplant, may be easier to identify by comparison against a reference collection. Larva feeds within buds of Grey Willow, Eared Willow and Creeping Willow, preferring young trees, living within a movable pistol-case.
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103320062019
11293219842018
1291719992014
 
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10111
11111

Record details:
VC10: Parkhurst Forest*, one, gen det, 29 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Milton Common, case, one, field observation, on Salix caprea, 02 Jun (JRL, IRT, JWP)

37.052 0535 Coleophora ibipennella Zeller, 1849 - None
Local in oak woodland in the south-east of England, extending in decreasing numbers northwards and westwards to Lincolnshire, Herefordshire and Cornwall (MBGBI Vol 3). In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widely distributed and fairly common throughout. Wingspan 10-14 mm. Thoroughly confused with C. betulella in the past. Like many of the Coleophora, imagines are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection, and the larvae, which live in cases of characteristic form and which can sometimes be found on the foodplant, may be easier to identify by comparison against a reference collection. Larva mines leaves of Oak, subsequently living within a movable pistol-case.
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105119772011
11504119772018
12252519932011
 
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10111
12111

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin*, one, gen det, 29 Jun (IOu);
VC12: Yateley*, one, ♂, gen det, 23 Jun (JHH det. AMD)

37.053 0536 Coleophora betulella Heinemann, [1876] - Local
Local in heathland and birch woodland throughout much of England, southern Wales and western Ireland. In Hampshire fairly well-distributed in the north and south of the county, but apparently absent in central Hampshire east of Winchester. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 10-15 mm. Thoroughly confused with C. ibipennella in the past. Like many of the Coleophora, imagines are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection, and the larvae, which live in cases of characteristic form and which can sometimes be found on the foodplant, may be easier to identify by comparison against a reference collection. Larva mines leaves of Birch, subsequently living within a movable pistol-case.
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11332719802019
12162119862018
 
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12221

Record details:
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 15 Jun (GJD); Castle Bottom NNR, one, ♂, gen det, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD det. AMD)

37.055 0541 Coleophora pyrrhulipennella Zeller, 1839 - Local
Local on heathland, moorland and bogs throughout much of Britain, north to the Great Glen. In Hampshire there are recent records from the New Forest, Wickham Common Pamber Forest and the north-eastern heaths, elsewhere there are scattered records from south-east Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 11-14.5 mm. One of the more distinctive Coleophora. Larva feeds on leaves of Heather and Bell Heather, living within a movable case; case length 9 mm.
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1041119692015
11395519782014
1211819942010
 
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12331

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VC12: Liss Common*, larva, one, netted, larval case found on purple moor-grass among heather, 16 Jun; Castle Bottom NNR*, one, ♂, gen det, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD det. AMD); Farnborough, one, 09 May (KBW)

37.059 0538 Coleophora vibicella (Hübner, [1813]) - pRDB2
Vulnerable (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) in rough pastures and woodland rides, declining, and now probably restricted to Hampshire and adjoining counties, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire recorded recently from Beaulieu, Hayling Island, Stubbington and, most notably, Botley Wood; on the Isle of Wight recorded recently only from Newtown NR. Wingspan 17-22 mm. Almost always recorded in the larval stage, when the cases are fairly easy to find where they are present; the adult can only be separated from similar Coleophora by dissection of the genitalia. Larva mines leaves of Dyer's Greenweed, living within a movable case; case length 19 mm.
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1076254719002017
116373019002017
 
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1036450

Record details:
VC10: Newtown Meadows, larva, 13, field observation, larval cases on Dyer's Greenweed, 17 May; larva, 50, field observation, 11 Jul; one, field observation, emerged from larval case collected, 29 Jul (IOu)

37.063 0544 Coleophora albicosta (Haworth, 1828) - Common
Common in rough grassland, downland and heathland throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire common in the south, and on the heaths in the north-east of the county, with scattered records elsewhere; no recent records from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 12-15.5 mm. Imago is one of the more easily recognisable species, and well-marked specimens may safely be identified without recourse to dissection. Larva feeds within seedpods of Gorse, living within a movable case.
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107319372015
1119631619712019
12355319712018
 
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10111
11221
1211133

Record details:
VC10: Parkhurst Forest, one, gen det, 19 May (IOu);
VC11: Totton, one, 15 Jun (LH); Southsea, one, 26 May (JRL);
VC12: Liss Forest*, one, 04 May; one, 10 May; three, 10 May; one, 10 May; one, 10 May; one, 17 May; one, 21 May; one, 25 May; one, 25 May; one, 25 May; one, 25 May (RJM)

37.069 0587 Coleophora caespititiella Zeller, 1839 - None
Common in woodland clearings, damp meadows and marshes, both salt and fresh-water, throughout much of England, Wales and southern Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight mainly confined to the south-east of the county, where frequent in and around Botley Wood, where regularly trapped in numbers, all of which are painstakingly dissected. Wingspan 8-10 mm. Like many of the Coleophora, imagines are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection, and the larvae, which live in cases of characteristic form and which can sometimes be found on the foodplant, may be easier to identify by comparison against a reference collection. Larva feeds within seed capsules of Compact Rush, Soft-rush, Jointed Rush, Hard Rush and Saltmarsh Rush, subsequently living within a movable case.
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11461145619722019
12425519952018
 
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115148
12111

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VC10: Shanklin*, one, gen det, 26 May (IOu);
VC11: Portsmouth, one, gen det, 26 May; eight, gen det, 27 May (IRT); Southsea, three, 26 May; one, 27 May; one, 30 May (JRL);
VC12: Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, gen det, 30 May (RJM)

37.071 0582 Coleophora glaucicolella Wood, 1892 - Common
Common in marshes, fens, damp meadows, woodland rides and saltmarshes throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight occurs principally in the south of the county and the north of the Island, with isolated records in the north of the county, at Sherborne St John, Fleet Pond, Eelmoor Marsh and Winnall Moor. Wingspan 10-12 mm. Very similar to C. alticolella. Like many of the Coleophora, imagines are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection, and the larvae, which live in cases of characteristic form and which can sometimes be found on the foodplant, may be easier to identify by comparison against a reference collection. Larva feeds on seeds of Compact Rush, Soft-rush, Hard Rush and Saltmarsh Rush, living within a movable case.
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1123230419732019
1210519872008
 
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VC10: Shanklin*, one, gen det, 09 Jun (IOu)

37.072 0578 Coleophora otidipennella (Hübner, [1817]) - None
Local in grassland, downland, heathland and woodland rides throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire recorded from Pamber Heath and Botley Wood, with scattered records elsewhere in the county; there have been a few records from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 10-13 mm. Like many of the Coleophora, imagines are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection, and the larvae, which live in cases of characteristic form and which can sometimes be found on the foodplant, may be easier to identify by comparison against a reference collection. Larva feeds on seeds of Field Wood-rush and Heath Wood-rush, living within a movable case.
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101119671967
11415819742014
1281919762010
 
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VC12: Liss Forest*, one, 10 May; three, 10 May (RJM)

37.073 0584 Coleophora alticolella Zeller, 1849 - Common
Common on heathland, damp meadows, marshes and a wide range of other habitats throughout much of the British Isles. Probably the most ubiquitous species of Coleophora occurring in the British Isles, having been recorded from almost every county and often in great abundance (MBGBI Vol 3). In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common, most frequent in the south-east. Wingspan 10-12 mm. Very similar to C. glaucicolella. Like many of the Coleophora, imagines are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection, and the larvae, which live in cases of characteristic form and which can sometimes be found on the foodplant, may be easier to identify by comparison against a reference collection. Larva feeds on seeds of Soft-rush and Heath Rush, living within a movable case.
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1135566119712019
12362719922011
 
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VC10: Hampstead, larva, field observation, larval cases, with larvae, on heads of Juncus sp, 23 Sep (PBa);
VC11: Hen Wood, one, ♀, gen det, 24 Jul (F.M.G.);
VC12: Liss Forest, one, 25 May; one, 25 May; one, 25 May; Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, 14 Jun; one, 14 Jun (RJM)

37.074 0581 Coleophora taeniipennella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 - None
Common in fens, damp meadows and marshes throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire almost certainly overlooked through confusion with other Juncus-feeding species, recorded from areas such the New Forest, Botley Wood and Pamber Forest; very few records from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 9-12 mm. Like many of the Coleophora, imagines are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection, and the larvae, which live in cases of characteristic form and which can sometimes be found on the foodplant, may be easier to identify by comparison against a reference collection. Larva feeds on seeds of Jointed Rush and Sharp-flowered Rush, living within a movable case.
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101119781978
11734819732019
127419752013
 
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12111

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VC11: Pig Bush, NF, one, gen det, 17 Jul; Culverley, NF, one, gen det, 19 Jul (CL);
VC12: Warren Hill, Liss Forest*, one, 01 Aug (RJM)

37.077 0552 Coleophora lassella Staudinger, 1859 - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in bare muddy places and sand-dunes in the south-western counties of England and Ireland, and the Channel Island. In Hampshire mainly restricted to the south-east corner of the county, with a few records from bogs in the New Forest; on the Isle of Wight, recorded at Yarmouth in 1992, but not subsequently. Wingspan 10-12 mm. Like many of the Coleophora, imagines are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection, and the larvae, which live in cases of characteristic form and which can sometimes be found on the foodplant, may be easier to identify by comparison against a reference collection. Larva feeds within seed capsules of Toad Rush, living within a movable case.
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101019921992
11475119682019
 
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VC11: Portsmouth, one, gen det, 21 May; one, gen det, 26 May; one, gen det, 06 Aug (IRT)

37.083 0565 Coleophora saxicolella (Duponchel, [1843]) - None
Local on waste ground, farmland and rough ground throughout much of the British Isles, but not in the Highlands or Islands of Scotland. In Hampshire widely distributed in small numbers, mainly inland; recorded once on the Isle of Wight, to light at Ventnor in August 1987. Wingspan 13-16 mm. Imago very similar to C. sternipennella, from which only reliably separated by dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds on seeds of Orache and Goosefoot, living within a movable case. Case indistinguishable from those of C. sternipennella, C. versurella and C. vestianella.
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101119871987
1111017819722019
12171619672017
 
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11551

Record details:
VC11: one, gen det, 30 Jul; one, gen det, 03 Aug; one, gen det, 06 Aug; one, gen det, 07 Aug; one, gen det, 18 Aug (IRT)

37.086 0568 Coleophora versurella Zeller, 1849 - Local
Local on saltmarshes, waste ground and farmland in England and Wales, as far north as Co. Durham, and the Isle of Man (MBGBI Vol 3). In Hampshire largely restricted to the south-east coast, while the few inland records include one at Sherborne St John in 2007, the first in northern Hampshire for some years. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1938. Wingspan 11-15 mm. Imago very similar to C. sternipennella, from which only reliably separated by dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds on seeds of Orache and Goosefoot, living within a movable case. Case indistinguishable from those of href="0565.php">C. saxicolella, C. sternipennella and C. vestianella.
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101019381938
11768019682019
129819652011
 
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11111

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VC10: Ventnor Botanic Garden*, one, to actinic, gen det, 29 Sep (PBa);
VC11: Portsmouth, one, gen det, 30 Jul (IRT)

37.093 0559 Coleophora peribenanderi Toll, 1943 - Common
Common in rough grassland, waste ground, roadside verges and woodland rides throughout much of England and Wales, rare elsewhere. In Hampshire common in the south-east, but otherwise only sparsely recorded and apparently absent from the New Forest; on the Isle of Wight, generally uncommon. Wingspan 12.5-15 mm. Very similar to C. therinella, from which only separated in 1942. Like many of the Coleophora, imagines are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection, and the larvae, which live in cases of characteristic form and which can sometimes be found on the foodplant, may be easier to identify by comparison against a reference collection. Larva mines leaves of Carduus, Cirsium and Arctium, living within a movable case.
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105219812019
1120022319752019
1217819822010
 
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11221

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VC10: Shanklin, one, gen det, 22 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Portsmouth, one, gen det, 14 Jun; one, gen det, 30 Jul (IRT)

37.099 0553 Coleophora striatipennella Nylander [1848] - None
Common in rough grassland, waste ground, woodland rides, damp woodland, marshes, river-banks and other damp areas throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire fairly well-distributed, with the usual concentration of records in the south-east, probably under-recorded elsewhere. First recorded on the Isle of Wight at Brighstone Down in 2009. Wingspan 11-13 mm. Like many of the Coleophora, imagines are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection, and the larvae, which live in cases of characteristic form and which can sometimes be found on the foodplant, may be easier to identify by comparison against a reference collection. Larva feeds within seed capsules of Lesser Stitchwort, Common Chickweed, Common Mouse-ear and Water Chickweed, living within a movable case.
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104320092019
1111812819722019
12242819812017
 
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VC11: Winchester, one, 03 May (THW)

37.102 0563 Coleophora argentula (Stephens, 1834) - Common
Common on waste ground and rough grassland, and by ditches and freshwater margins, throughout much of southern England, Wales and central Scotland. In south Hampshire, cases are common to abundant on yarrow, especially near the coast, but recorded less frequently in the north and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 9.5-13 mm. More frequently recorded in the larval stage, when the cases are fairly easy to find where they are present; the imago can be separated from several very similar Coleophora species only by dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds on flowers and seedheads of Yarrow and Sneezewort, living within a movable case; case length 5-6 mm.
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10181418502013
1115810919752019
12432019852012
 
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10400
11111
1211515

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VC10: Freshwater, larva, field observation, several larval cases on heads of Achillea millefolium, 12 Sep; Freshwater Bay, larva, field observation, larval cases on heads of Achillea millefolium, 21 Sep; Hamstead, larva, field observation, several cases on heads of Achillea millefolium, 23 Sep; Ventnor Botanic Garden, larva, field observation, larval cases on heads of Achillea millefolium, 21 Sep (PBa);
VC11: Portsmouth, one, gen det, 30 Jul (IRT);
VC12: Blackbush Airfield, larva, 15, field observation, c.15 empty larval cases on dead seedheads of Yarrow, 19 Nov (JHH)

37.108 0588 Coleophora salicorniae Heinemann & Wocke, [1876] - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in saltmarshes along much of the coast of England, from Cornwall to Yorkshire, and in parts of Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight restricted to coasts in the south-east of the county and north-west of the Island. Wingspan 12-14 mm. Like many of the Coleophora, imagines are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection, and the larvae, which live in cases of characteristic form and which can sometimes be found on the foodplant, may be easier to identify by comparison against a reference collection. Larva feeds within seeds of Glasswort, living within a movable case, buried in mud.
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106819002019
1111716519752019
 
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VC11: Portsmouth, one, gen det, 07 Aug (IRT)

Elachistidae

Elachistinae

38.004 0610 Elachista argentella (Clerck, 1759) - Common
Common in grassland and saltmarshes throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common, particularly near the coast. Wingspan 11-12 mm. The only plain white species other than Mendesia farinella, from which it can be separated by its smaller size, non-ciliate antenna and reduced venation (MBGBI Vol 3). Larva mines leaves of various grasses.
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108211218562019
1129838019722019
128411819762019
 
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1012121
11441
12991

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VC10: Tennyson Down, one, field observation, 07 Jun (IOu); Freshwater Cliffs, one, field observation, 16 May (SDa); Afton Chalk Pit, one, 13 May (IOu); Bonchurch, one, 21 May; one, 25 May; one, 26 May; one, 27 May (JHa); Shanklin, one, 21 May; one, 14 Jun; one, 17 Jun; one, 25 Jun; one, 06 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Ashurst, NF, one, 15 May (SAB); Winchester, one, 07 Aug (THW); Portsmouth, one, 06 May (IRT); Southsea, one, 21 May (JRL);
VC12: Headley Gravel Pit*, one, field observation, 06 May (GJD); Axmansford*, one, field observation, 09 May; one, 12 Jun (ACB); Pamber Forest, one, 18 May (GJD); Odiham Common, one, netted, 19 May (JHH, AMD); Farnborough, one, 09 May; one, field observation, 15 May (KBW); Yateley*, one, 27 May; one, 26 May (JHH)

38.005 0611 Elachista triatomea (Haworth, 1828) - Local
Found in open grassland, hillsides and clifftops, throughout central and eastern England and south-eastern Scotland, also in central and western Scotland and Ireland (MBGBI Vol 3). In Hampshire and Isle of Wight, there are scattered records from downland across all three vice-counties, but never common. Wingspan 8-9mm. The dark ciliary line and dark spots on the fold and at the apex of the cell are diagnostic (MBGBI Vol 3). Larva mines the leaves of Sheep's-fescue and Red Fescue.
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103319472015
117819852018
12121719402019
 
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VC12: Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 27 May (GCE)

Barton Stacey; 27/05/2020; Glynne Evans
Barton Stacey, 27/05/2020 (Glynne Evans)
38.015 0620 Elachista gangabella Zeller, 1850 - Local
Local in woodland in southern England and Wales, rare elsewhere. Very sparsely, but widely, distributed across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 9-10 mm. Distinguished from all other unifasciate Elachista species by the dark apical cilia on the forewing (MBGBI Vol 3). Larva mines leaves of Cock's-foot and False-brome.
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1081219772010
11523319822019
1226519752011
 
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VC12: Pamber Forest*, one, 30 May (GJD)

38.023 0595 Elachista biatomella (Stainton, 1848) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) on open grassland and heathland throughout England and Wales. In Hampshire restricted to sites such as Portsdown Hill, Martin Down and Oxenbourne Down, with occasional records elsewhere, including one on the Isle of Wight on Culver Down, Bembridge. Wingspan 7-9 mm. Larva mines leaves of Glaucous Sedge.
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107119002018
11233419712018
124219762013
 
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11111

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VC11: Portsmouth, one, 18 Jul (IRT)

38.025 0597 Elachista atricomella Stainton, 1849 - Common
Common on roadside verges, woodland edges and waste ground throughout the British Isles. Probably under-recorded in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, where the extent of known records correlate with those areas in which the recording effort is concentrated. Wingspan 11-13 mm. Well-marked males, with dark head and centrally weak fascia are distinctive, but poorly marked specimens can only be identified by dissection of the genitalia. Larva mines leaves of Cock's-foot.
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10161719672019
11618019722019
127410719762019
 
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11331
12441

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VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 26 May; one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Winchester, one, 13 Jun (THW);
VC12: Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 23 May; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 27 May; one, to actinic, 27 May (GCE); Yateley*, one, ♂, gen det, 26 May (JHH det. AMD)

38.030 0601 Elachista albifrontella (Hübner, [1817]) - Common
Common in grassland, woodland and gardens throughout much of the British Isles, but apparently absent from the extreme north of Scotland, the Orkney and Shetland Isles (MBGBI Vol 3). In Hampshire widespread and fairly common; on the Isle of Wight, recorded only one, at Bembridge in June 1969. Wingspan 8-9 mm. Similar to E. apicipunctella, which see for differences. Larva mines leaves of various grasses.
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104118501969
1112146819682019
12221219402018
 
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12661

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VC11: Portsmouth, one, 19 Jun (IRT);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 08 Jun; one, 10 Jun; one, 17 Jun; #N/A#N/AFoxlease Meadow, Rushmoor, one, field observation, ♂, gen det, 28 May (JHH det. AMD)

38.032 0602 Elachista apicipunctella Stainton, 1849 - Local
Local along woodland edges and in woodland clearings throughout much of the British Isles, except for the extreme south-west of England. In Hampshire there is a single old record from "Southampton" in 1937, but the precise place where the specimen was taken is uncertain (MBGBI Vol 3). No more was heard of the species in the county until May 2002, when one was found in a Rothamsted trap at West Park. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 10-11 mm. Similar to E. albifrontella, but the extra subapical spot beyond the costal and tornal spots of the forewing on E. apicipunctella is diagnostic. Larva mines leaves of various grasses.
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111119371937
121420182018
 
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VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 16 Apr (GJD)

38.036 0606 Elachista humilis Zeller, 1850 - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats throughout much of Britain, but not in the Highlands or Islands of Scotland; rare in Ireland. In Hampshire reasonably well-distributed in the south of the county, but very infrequent in the north and on the Isle of Wight; probably under-recorded. Wingspan 9-10 mm. The male is extremely similar to the small, poorly-marked upland form of E. alpinella from which it can often reliably be separated only by dissection of the genitalia (MBGBI Vol 3). Larva mines leaves of various grasses.
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104419862015
1112614419832017
1281119922018
 
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VC12: two, 28 May; two, 30 May; one, 14 Jun; one, 21 Apr (GJD)

38.037 0607 Elachista canapennella (Hübner, [1813]) - Common
Common in grassland throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire widespread and reasonably common, but perhaps under-recorded; there have been no recent records from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 8-10 mm. The male is usually recognisable by its pale grey-brown forewings that are almost devoid of markings (MBGBI Vol 3). Larva mines leaves of various grasses.
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10667819002019
11765107719682019
128713519942019
 
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1030548
1129373
12232

Record details:
VC10: Totland, one, 20 Sep (RTe); Freshwater, one, to actinic, gen det, 12 Sep (PBa); Shanklin, one, gen det, 05 Apr; two, 10 Apr; one, 11 Apr; one, 12 Apr; one, 16 Apr; three, 20 Apr; three, 21 Apr; two, 22 Apr; one, 23 Apr; three, 25 Apr; one, 27 Apr; one, 28 Apr; three, 02 May; three, 03 May; two, 12 May; one, 15 May; three, 18 May; one, 19 May; eight, 20 May; one, 22 May; one, 25 May; one, 02 Jun; three, 01 Jul; one, 22 Jul; one, 17 Aug; one, 10 Sep; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 21 May; one, 25 May (IOu);
VC11: Pig Bush, NF, one, gen det, 17 Jul (CL); Woodlands, New Forest, 13 May (RBW); Totton, one, 21 Apr; one, 23 Apr; three, 02 May; one, 07 May; one, 08 May; one, 09 May; two, 27 May; two, 15 Jun; one, 16 Jun; one, 22 Jun; one, 24 Jun; one, 29 Jun; one, 30 Jun; two, 05 Jul; one, 07 Jul; one, 15 Jul; one, 24 Jul (LH); Romsey, one, 16 Apr; one, 20 Apr; two, 02 May; two, 08 May; one, 21 Jun (MB); Southampton, one, to actinic, 08 May (MGP); Hilltop, The Hangers, one, 01 Aug (SI); Southsea, one, 22 Apr; three, 02 May; one, 16 May (JRL);
VC12: Pamber Forest, two, 10 Jun (GJD); Yateley*, one, ♂, gen det, 26 May (JHH det. AMD)

38.038 0608 Elachista rufocinerea (Haworth, 1828) - Common
Common in grassland, bogs and heaths throughout the British Isles, but not in northern Scotland. 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, but very infrequently recorded on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 10-11 mm. The reddish ochreous suffusion on a plain ochreous-white ground is diagnostic (MBGBI Vol 3). Larva mines leaves of various grasses.
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1014818502018
1116235019682019
12394819712019
 
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124145

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VC12: Basingstoke, three, to actinic, 26 Jun (JHu); Pamber Forest, three, 21 Apr; three, 24 Apr; five, 27 Apr (GJD)

38.039 0609 Elachista maculicerusella (Bruand, 1859) - None
Common in fens and marshes and by rivers and canals throughout much of the British Isles, extending into Scotland as far north as the southern Highlands (MBGBI Vol 3). In Hampshire Widespread and common. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 10-Fairly distinctive, although frequently quite variable. Larva mines leaves of Reed Canary-grass and Common Reed.
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11455519002019
12496119802018
 
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VC12: Yateley*, one, 07 Aug (JHH)

38.047 0631 Elachista freyerella (Hübner, [1825]) - None
Local in damp meadows and woodland rides throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire recorded regularly only at Botley Wood, elsewhere in the county, and on the Isle of Wight, recorded very occasionally, and absent from many ten-kilometre squares. Wingspan 7-8 mm. Usually impossible to separate from C. consortella and C. stabilella without dissection of the genitalia, but C. freyerella tends to be darker with more obvious fasciae. Larva mines leaves of various grasses.
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104319281984
119011919722014
12161319712011
 
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VC11: Catisfield, one, 07 Aug (ALR det. RJD)

38.048 0632 Elachista consortella Stainton, 1851 - None
Nationally scarce (Nb) on open grassland in widely scattered localities throughout Britain and Ireland, absent from the extreme north of Scotland and the northern half of Ireland (MBGBI Vol 3). In Hampshire records are thinly distributed across much of the county, and it is no doubt overlooked - recorded from the Isle of Wight for the first time in 2020. Wingspan 7-8 mm. Only reliably recorded by dissection of the genitalia. Larva mines leaves of Annual Meadow-grass.
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11252619832015
126519932011
 
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VC10: New Vice-county Record: Totland*, one, 18 Sep (RTe)

Parametriotidae

Parametriotinae

39.001 0905 Blastodacna hellerella (Duponchel, 1838) - Common
Common in hedgerows, woodland edges and scrub throughout the British Isles, but not in northern Scotland, and rare in Ireland. Recorded locally in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, but probably under-recorded. Wingspan 10-11 mm. The species differs from Apple Pith Moth B. atra by its pure white markings on the forewing and the absence of yellow-ochreous scales at the base of the dorsum. Larva feeds within berries of Hawthorn, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10363819302019
1133236319722019
1214417219712019
 
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10485
1115172
12331

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VC10: Shippards Chine, Compton Bay, one, 16 Jul; Shanklin, five, 24 Jun; one, 01 Jul; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 20 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Totton, one, 07 Jun; one, 11 Jun; one, 13 Jun; one, 15 Jun; two, 24 Jun (LH); Fareham, one, 09 Jun (IMcP); one, to actinic, 15 Jun; one, to actinic, 23 Jun; one, to actinic, 06 Jul (MLO); Portsmouth, one, 21 Jun; one, 22 Jun; two, 23 Jun; one, 25 Jun; one, 26 Jun (IRT); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 09 Jun (JSw);
VC12: Harestock, one, to actinic, 10 Jul (GRog); Basingstoke, one, 24 Jun; one, 29 Jul (RHil)

39.003 0904 Spuleria flavicaput (Haworth, 1828) - Local
Local in hedgerows, woodland edges, scrub and gardens throughout much of the British Isles, but not in northern Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight local and evidently rather uncommon, with the majority of records in the south-east of the county, perhaps overlooked elsewhere. Wingspan 12-14 mm. Distinctive combination of bright yellow head and raised scale tufts one-third and two-thirds of the way along the forewing. Larva feeds within bark of Hawthorn and Midland Hawthorn, over-wintering as a pupa.
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VC11: Fareham, one, 26 May (ADT); Portsmouth, one, 19 May (IRT)

39.005 0903 Chrysoclista linneella (Clerck, 1759) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in lime woodland, parkland, urban areas and on roadside verges in parts of southern England and southern Wales, with records north to Yorkshire. In Hampshire recorded on the coast at Bournemouth, Christchurch, Southampton and Southsea, where regular and frequent, but recorded infrequently further inland. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 10-13 mm. Differs from C. lathamella in the forewing, which has the orange ground colour undivided, by the narrow dark edging of the basal part of the costa and by the lack of a patch of erect dark scales in the second dorsal spot (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). Larva feeds within bark of Common Lime, Small-leaved Lime and Large-leaved Lime.
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VC12: Yateley*, one, 08 Aug (JHH)

Momphidae

Momphinae

40.002 0886 Mompha ochraceella (Curtis, 1839) - Common
Common in damp areas throughout much of Britain, south of the Moray Firth. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight usually recorded in small numbers in most years, with apparent population centres in the south-east and around Basingstoke. Wingspan 14-16 mm. The only wholly yellow-ochreous Mompha. Larva mines stems and leaves of Great Willowherb.
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Record details:
VC10: Haseley Manor, one, 28 May; Shanklin, six, 24 Jun; one, 25 Jun; one, 06 Jul; one, 30 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Totton, one, 16 May; one, 26 May; one, 09 Jul; one, 11 Jul; two, 17 Jul; one, 20 Jul; two, 30 Jul (LH); Fareham, one, 30 Jun (KJW);
VC12: Harestock, one, to actinic, 14 Jul (GRog); Basingstoke, one, 20 Jun; three, 24 Jun (MJW); one, 31 Jul (RHil); Pamber Forest, one, 25 Jun (GJD)

40.003 0887 Mompha lacteella (Stephens, 1834) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) and confined to woodland and waste ground in parts of England and Scotland. Infrequently recorded in Hampshire, with scattered records across both vice-counties. In the Isle of Wight, reported for the first time in 2016 with two further sightings to 2018, in Shanklin and Parkhurst Forest. Wingspan 9-13 mm. The main confusion species is M. propinquella from which it is distinguished by the beige colour of the head, thorax and basal blotch on the forewing and the dark brownish grey apical area of the forewing (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). Larva mines leaves of Broad-leaved Willowherb, over-wintering as a small larva.

Update: Status review, December 2019.
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VC11: West Meon, one, 31 Jul (F.M.G.)

40.004 0888 Mompha propinquella (Stainton, 1851) - Local
Local in open woodland, waste ground and gardens throughout Britain, north to Aberdeenshire. In Hampshire recorded widely in both vice-counties, but there are no recent records from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 11-12.5 mm. The main confusion species is M. lacteella from which it is distinguished by the white head and thorax and on the forewing by the white basal blotch and brown terminal area (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). Larva mines leaves of Broad-leaved Willowherb and Great Willowherb, over-wintering as a small larva.
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1214617519902019
 
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Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 09 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 11 Aug (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 07 Aug (SAB); Totton, one, 05 Jul; one, 09 Aug (LH); Winchester, one, 07 Aug (THW); Fareham, one, 14 Jun (KJW det. RJD); Botley, one, to actinic, 04 Aug (SLB); Milford on Sea, one, 25 Jun (MMcM); Pennington, one, 27 May; one, 24 Jun (RFC);
VC12: Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 11 Aug (GCE); Basingstoke, one, 23 Jul (MJW); Pamber Forest, one, 13 Jul; one, 31 Jul (GJD); Farnborough, one, 30 Jul; one, 10 Aug (KBW)

40.005 0889 Mompha divisella Herrich-Schäffer, 1854 - Nationally Scarce A
Nationally scarce (Na) in damp woodland, waste ground, open areas and damp shady places in parts of southern Wales and southern England, with records north to Cumbria. In our area it was for a long time restricted to the area of vice-county 11 around Christchurch in Dorset, but in recent years - whether through increased observer interest or genuine increase in range - has spread to a number of localities along the south coast. There is one isolated record in the north of Hampshire. First recorded on the Isle of Wight at Freshwater in 2011, where it is now annual. Wingspan 10-13 mm. Superficially similar to M. bradleyi, but white dorsal streak at base of forewing less strongly irrorate with darker scales and thorax light brown with only anterior edge dark greyish brown (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). Larva mines stems of Broad-leaved Willowherb, Marsh Willowherb and Hoary Willowherb, forming galls.
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11657019322019
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Record details:
VC11: Ashurst, NF, one, 03 Apr; 04 Apr (SAB); Totton, one, 01 Apr; one, 03 Apr; one, 09 Apr; one, 11 Apr; one, field observation, 23 Apr; one, field observation, 15 May; one, 05 Sep (LH); Romsey, one, 07 Apr (SLay); Allbrook*, one, 14 Sep (SI); Fareham, one, gen det, 01 Apr; one, indoors, ♂, gen det, 01 Apr; one, seen by day, ♀, gen det, 07 Sep (KJW det. RJD); Southsea, one, 07 Apr; one, 02 May (JGe); one, 05 Apr; one, ♂, gen det, 15 May (JRL)

40.006 0890 Mompha jurassicella (Frey, 1881) - Nationally Scarce A
Nationally scarce (Na) on waste ground and in dry open areas in south-eastern England, north to Yorkshire. In Hampshire apparently restricted to a few locations near Fareham. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 11-14 mm. Most likely to be confused with M. bradleyi and M. divisella, but forewing a more uniform brownish grey colour. Larva mines stems of Great Willowherb, forming galls.
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VC11: Fareham, one, 02 Feb; two, field observation, 05 Feb; three, field observation, 17 Feb; four, field observation, 22 Feb; three, field observation, 23 Feb; three, field observation, 27 Feb; three, field observation, 01 Mar; 13, field observation, 03 Mar; three, field observation, 05 Mar; one, field observation, 07 Mar; two, field observation, 11 Mar; six, field observation, 13 Mar; six, field observation, 14 Mar; 19, field observation, 21 Mar; one, field observation, 26 Mar; two, field observation, 28 Mar; one, field observation, 29 Mar; one, indoors, 30 Mar; one, field observation, 01 Apr; five, field observation, 02 Apr; one, field observation, 03 Apr; one, field observation, 04 Apr; two, field observation, 07 Apr; one, field observation, 09 Apr; one, field observation, 12 Apr; two, field observation, 18 Apr; two, field observation, 22 Apr; one, field observation, 23 Apr (KJW)

40.007 0889a Mompha bradleyi Riedl, 1965 - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in damp meadows, ditches and marshes in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. In Hampshire recorded for the first time at Fareham on 4 September 2010 and now not infrequent in the Portsmouth area. A healthy population was subsequently discovered in the author's garden in Basingstoke, north Hampshire, where the foodplant is common, so it may be more widespread than currently known. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 9-11 mm. Long confused with and closely resembling M. divisella, but generally smaller, with broader forewing and white dorsal streak at base of forewing more strongly irrorate with grey and brown scales (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). Larva mines stems of Great Willowherb, forming galls.
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VC11: one, indoors, ♀, gen det, 26 Mar; one, indoors, ♀, gen det, 29 Mar (KJW det. RJD)

40.008 0892 Mompha subbistrigella (Haworth, 1828) - Common
Common in freshwater margins, ditches, woodland clearings, waste ground and gardens across much of England and Wales, less numerous in the north. In Hampshire relatively common in the north-east and south-east, but apparently absent from much of the New Forest and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 7-11.5 mm. The main confusion species is M. sturnipennella, from which it can be distinguished by its smaller size and by the broader forewing which lacks the median ferruginous streaks and the white costal streaks in the apical area (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). Larva feeds within seedpods of Broad-leaved Willowherb, Marsh Willowherb and Hoary Willowherb.
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1230423

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 02 Apr; one, 10 Apr; one, 11 Apr; one, 24 Apr; one, 09 May (JHa); Shanklin, one, 13 Jun; two, 25 Jun; one, 07 Jul; one, 17 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 30 Jul (SDut); Woodlands, New Forest, 02 Jun (RBW); Totton, one, 18 May; one, 21 May; two, 24 May; one, 25 May; two, 28 May; two, 29 May; one, 30 May; five, 31 May; one, 01 Jun; one, 13 Jun (LH); Romsey, one, 24 May; two, 26 May; two, 07 Jun (MB); one, 18 Apr; one, 21 May (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 31 Jul (GCE); Southampton, one, to actinic, 21 May (MGP); Catisfield, one, 15 Jun (ALR); Fareham, one, 02 Jun (IMcP); one, to actinic, 03 May; one, to actinic, 19 Jun; one, to actinic, 05 Jul (MLO); one, field observation, 02 Apr; three, field observation, 09 Apr; two, field observation, 10 Apr; one, field observation, 11 Apr; one, field observation, 17 Apr; one, field observation, 22 Apr; one, 09 May (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 15 Aug (SLB); Portsmouth, one, 26 May (IRT); Pennington, one, 07 Aug (RFC); Southsea, one, 13 Apr; one, 20 Apr; one, 13 May; one, 18 May; two, 20 May; one, 21 May; one, 22 May; one, 23 May; two, 27 May; one, 28 May; one, 02 Jun; one, 08 Jun; two, 15 Jun; one, 06 Jul; one, 22 Jul (JGe); one, 19 May; four, 24 May; one, 25 May; three, 26 May; one, 29 May; four, 30 May; two, 31 May; three, 01 Jun; 02 Jun (JRL);
VC12: Wherwell, one, to actinic, 06 Sep (GCE); Harestock, one, to actinic, 24 May; one, 18 Jun (GRog); Basingstoke, one, 11 Apr (DLev); two, 18 May; one, 20 May; one, 26 May; two, 27 May; one, 29 May; one, 01 Jun (MJW); one, 20 May; two, 26 May; one, 01 Jun; one, 23 Jun; one, 24 Jun (RHil); one, indoors, 15 Mar (DJJ); Alton, one, indoors, 07 Dec (BCA); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 23 Jun (ASto); Farnborough, one, 09 May; two, 18 May; two, 21 May; three, 26 May; one, 31 May; one, 07 Jun; one, 13 Jun; two, 23 Jun (KBW); Yateley, two, ♂ gen det, 17 May; two, 19 May; two, 27 May; two, 08 Jun (JHH)

40.010 0893 Mompha epilobiella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common at freshwater margins and on dry open areas and waste ground throughout England and Wales, less numerous in the north, rare in southern Scotland and Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight only frequent in south-east Hampshire, but perhaps under-recorded elsewhere. Wingspan 10-13 mm. When worn it can be distinguished from similar specimens of M. ochraceella by its grey hindwings and smaller wingspan (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). Larva feeds on Great Willowherb.
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1165779319752019
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1010154
1127282
12221

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VC10: Totland, two, field observation, 19 Sep; four, 20 Sep (RTe); Afton Marsh, one, field observation, emerged from pupa, 30 Aug (SDa); Bonchurch, one, 21 May; one, 27 May (JHa); Shanklin, one, ♂, gen det, 10 Apr; two, 25 Jun; one, 22 Jul; one, 14 Aug; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 14 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Totton, one, field observation, 09 May; one, field observation, 10 Jul; one, 10 Jul; one, 23 Jul (LH); Southampton, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (MGP det. MJW); Titchfield Haven NNR, one, 17 Jul (F.M.G.); Fareham, one, field observation, 11 Mar; one, field observation, 18 Mar; one, field observation, 03 Apr; one, field observation, 07 Apr; one, field observation, 09 Apr; one, field observation, 10 Apr; one, field observation, 12 Apr; one, field observation, 18 Apr; one, field observation, 22 Apr (KJW); Portsmouth, one, 15 Jun; one, 24 Jun; two, 25 Jun; one, 08 Jul; one, 16 Jul; one, 18 Jul; one, 22 Jul; one, 23 Jul; one, 12 Aug (IRT); Southsea, one, 03 Jul (JGe); one, 09 Apr; one, 27 Apr (JRL);
VC12: Ecchinswell*, one, indoors, 16 Nov (MJN); Farnborough*, one, 23 Apr (KBW)

40.011 0880 Mompha langiella (Hübner, 1796) - Local
Local in woodland in parts of England and Wales, more numerous in the west, rare elsewhere. In the south of Hampshire the mines of this species are often locally abundant, but until a specimen was bred by Rob Edmunds in Fleet in 2003 it had not been recorded in vice-county 12, and on the Isle of Wight first recorded in 2009 at Combley Great Wood. The photo shows one bred in 2004, again by Rob. Wingspan 9-10.5 mm. Larva mines leaves of Enchanter's-nightshade and Great Willowherb.
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112721719882019
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VC12: Pamber Forest, vacated mine, many on streamside enchanter's nightshade, 08 Jun (GJD)

40.013 0882 Mompha locupletella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in damp areas throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight scarce and barely annual in scattered localities, mostly in south-east Hampshire. Wingspan 9-12 mm. Could be confused with M. terminella, but larger and brighter, and with cilia unicolorous. Larva mines leaves of various species of Willowherb.
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VC11: Romsey, one, 22 Sep (NRJ det. MJW)

40.014 0881 Mompha terminella (Humphreys & Westwood, 1845) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in shady woodland throughout much of England and Wales. Widely distributed across Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, but very infrequently recorded and probably absent from much of north-east Hampshire. Wingspan 7-9 mm. Could be confused with M. locupletella, but smaller and darker, and with cilia pale dorsally. Larva mines leaves of Enchanter's-nightshade, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1011219002017
11184619882012
125319812005
 
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10211

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 07 Oct (IOu); Shanklin Chine, mine, several mines on leaves of Circaea lutetiana, 27 Sep (PBa)

40.015 0883 Mompha raschkiella (Zeller, 1839) - Common
Common on heathland, waste ground, roadside verges and woodland clearings throughout the British Isles. Rather common and widely distributed on the Isle of Wight and in southern Hampshire, but decidedly scarce in the north of the county. Wingspan 7-11 mm. Could be confused with M. locupletella, but lacks that species contrasting dark and light patches at base of forewing. Larva mines leaves of Rosebay Willowherb, over-wintering as a pupa.
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11809619732018
12462019842018
 
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11111

Record details:
VC10: Brighstone Forest, mine, mines in leaves of Chamerion angustifolium, 20 Sep (PBa); Shanklin, one, gen det, 30 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Totton*, one, 31 Jul (LH)

Blastobasidae

Blastobasinae

41.002 0873 Blastobasis adustella Walsingham, 1894 - Common
Common in gardens, hedgerows and yew woodland throughout much of the British Isles. Like all Blastobasis sp., a naturalised species which has become well established, but as a native of Madeira, how it reached Britain remains a mystery (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common. Wingspan 13-19 mm. The adult, which is variable but generally easy to recognise, comes freely to light. The larva feeds on fallen leaves, fresh and decaying vegetable matter, refuse and detritus; there are a few records from Hampshire, from spinnings on flowerheads and in fruits collected in the field.

Update: Larval status update, December 2019.
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1150241950919722019
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11365108625
12133571117

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 16 Jul, 1 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 06 Oct, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 09 Aug, 50 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Portsmouth, 26 Jun, 1 (IRT) Latest: Marchwood, 09 Nov, 1 (CTh) Max count: Hen Wood, 04 Sep, 25 (F.M.G.)
VC12: Earliest: Harestock, 26 Jun, 1 (GRog) Latest: Harestock, 23 Sep, 1 (GRog) Max count: Yateley, 08 Aug, 117 (JHH)

41.003 0874 Blastobasis lacticolella Rebel, 1940 - None
Common in hedgerows, woodland and gardens throughout much of Britain. Originally a native of Madeira, now fully naturalised, but how it reached Britain remains a mystery (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). In Hampshire a recent arrival in the county, first being recorded in Portsmouth in 1994, since when it has spread rapidly and is now frequently recorded throughout. On the Isle of Wight increasing in the west of the Island. Wingspan 13-22 mm. Larva feeds on various mosses, dead insects, detritus, decaying vegetable matter, also on seedpods of Tree Lupin and Tansy.
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1027847719992019
111005124019942019
1231944719932019
 
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11841055
1228385

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 21 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 24 Nov, 2 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 24 Jun, 9 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 18 May, 1 (NRJ) Latest: Kings Somborne, 16 Nov, 1 (GCE) Max count: Kings Somborne, 16 Nov, 5 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Alton, 30 May, 1 (BCA) Latest: Crawley, 17 Nov, 1 (GCE) Max count: Whitehill, 08 Nov, 5 (ASto)

41.004 0873a Blastobasis vittata (Wollaston, 1858) - Adventive
The third additional species of the genus Blastobasis to be found new to Britain in the last sixteen years. John Langmaid identified two specimens from a collection of B.adustella and B. vittata taken in his Southsea garden trap during 2013.
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VC11: Portsmouth, one, 07 Jan; one, 17 Jul; two, 18 Jul; one, 21 Jul; two, 29 Jul; two, 04 Aug; one, 05 Aug; one, 06 Aug; two, 07 Aug; one, 10 Aug; two, 12 Aug; three, 13 Aug; one, 16 Aug; one, 28 Aug; one, 14 Sep; three, 20 Oct; one, 21 Oct; one, 22 Oct; one, 17 Nov (IRT); Southsea, one, 09 Oct (JGe)one, 08 Nov; one, 09 Nov; one, 20 Nov (JRL)

41.0041 0873b Blastobasis maroccanella Amsel, 1952 - Migrant/Adventive
Identified by John Langmaid from well over 100 B. adustella and ten B. vittata during the course of 2013 from his Southsea, Hampshire trap. Two, caught in July and November, proved to be B. maroccanella. The species is similar to a small, dark, indistinctly marked adustella or vittata; it is variable in size and markings, with a wingspan of 10-17mm. Records will need to be dissected to be acceptable. The type series were bred from grapes, pea pods and decaying wood, so it is remarkably polyphagous. Known from Madeira, the Azores, Morocco, and the Iberian peninsula, and widely distributed throughout Macaronesia and the western Mediterranean. Has also been introduced to California, USA.
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VC11: Portsmouth*, one, gen det, 09 Nov (IRT)

41.005 0875a Blastobasis rebeli Karsholt & Sinev, 2004 - Adventive
Naturalised through accidental introduction. Originally a native of Madeira, now naturalised, but how it reached Britain remains a mystery. The first British specimen was taken in Hampshire at mercury-vapour light on 17 July 1998 near Bishop's Waltham in a meadow between a housing estate and a stream bordered by an area of damp woodland. A further two were found at the same locality on 27 July 2001, proving that the species is breeding there, and the species has subsequently been found in neighbouring 10km squares and in West Sussex. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date.
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Record summary:
VC11: Earliest: Fareham, 28 Jun, 1 (MLO) Latest: Fareham, 30 Aug, 1 (MLO) Max count: Hilltop, The Hangers, 01 Aug, 15 (SI)

Alucitidae

Alucitinae

44.001 1288 Many-plumed Moth Alucita hexadactyla Linnaeus, 1758 - Common
Common in gardens and open woodland throughout the British Isles. Fairly well distributed in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 13-16 mm. Combination of size and plumed fore- and hindwings, with each divided into six plumes, is unique. Larva feeds on buds and leaves of Honeysuckle and Perfoliate Honeysuckle.
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112848367019732019
12758103019902019
 
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111131354
12731077

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 18 Mar, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 22 Nov, 1 (IOu) Max count: Bonchurch, 13 Jul, 3 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Fareham, 02 Apr, 1 (MLO) Latest: Botley, 02 Sep, 1 (SLB) Max count: Romsey, 24 Jun, 4 (SC)
VC12: Earliest: Chilbolton, 05 Jan, 1 (GCE) Latest: Ecchinswell, 18 Dec, 1 (MJN) Max count: Basingstoke, 16 Jul, 7 (RHil)

Pterophoridae

Agdistinae

45.001 1488 Saltmarsh Plume Agdistis bennetii (Curtis, 1833) - Local
Local in saltmarshes throughout much of southern and eastern England, where exclusively coastal. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight locally abundant in saltmarshes along the southern coast of the county and northern coast of the Island. Wingspan 24-30 mm. Like the other Agdistis species, the fore- and hind-wings are not divided and the wings are held forward with front of body raised on long forelegs. Resembles A. meridionalis but darker and more coarsely speckled. Larva feeds on Common Sea-lavender.
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10415018562019
1111518119692019
 
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11111

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 08 Aug (CHic); West Hamstead Marsh, one, field observation, 31 Jul (SDa);
VC11: Portsmouth, one, 20 Sep (IRT)

Pterophorinae

45.004 1501 Triangle Plume Platyptilia gonodactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight thinly distributed and local in meadows and woodland margins amongst the foodplant in all three vice-counties. Wingspan 22-28 mm. Larva feeds on stems and leaves of Colt's-foot.
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10292018562019
11323119732017
12151019712019
 
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11441

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VC11: Winchester, one, 14 Aug (THW); Barton on Sea, one, indoors, 03 Aug (PCol); Pennington, one, 08 Aug; one, 08 Sep (RFC)

45.008 1504 Yarrow Plume Gillmeria pallidactyla (Haworth, 1811) - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats, both dry and damp, including waste ground and gardens, throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widely distributed, but not particularly common. Wingspan 23-27 mm. Similar to P. ochrodactyla but hindleg plain below middle spur, and forewing plainer. Larva feeds on stems and leaves of Yarrow and Sneezewort.
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10343018562019
1122224119712019
128910819762019
 
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11882
12221

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, two, 03 Aug (SDa);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 24 Jun (RBW); Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 15 Jun; one, to actinic, 15 Jun (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (RAC); Fareham, one, 14 Jun; one, 25 Jun (ADT); Botley, one, to actinic, 11 Jun; one, to actinic, 30 Jun (SLB);
VC12: Stockbridge Down NT, one, field observation, 13 Jun (MDu); Home Farm, Burkham*, one, field observation, 07 Jun (DLev)

45.010 1497 Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Hübner, [1813]) - Common
Common in woodland, heaths and mountains throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and generally more common than A. punctidactyla. Wingspan 17-23 mm. Very similar to A. punctidactyla, which see for differences. Larva feeds on flowers and leaves of Hedge Woundwort, Common Restharrow, Spiny Restharrow and Meadow Crane's-bill.
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1032658718562019
113259529919832019
1256267119962019
 
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1039563
112323409
1259713

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 03 Feb, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 19 Oct, 1 (IOu) Max count: West High Down Quarry, 07 Aug, 3 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Brockwood, 31 Jan, 1 (SDut) Latest: Southsea, 27 Nov, 1 (JRL) Max count: Portsmouth, 07 Sep, 9 (IRT)
VC12: Earliest: Farnborough, 14 Mar, 1 (KBW) Latest: Liss Forest, 13 Nov, 1 (RJM) Max count: Pamber Forest, 25 Jun, 3 (GJD)

45.011 1498 Brindled Plume Amblyptilia punctidactyla (Haworth, 1811) - Local
Local in woodland, heaths and river-banks throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread, but generally less common than A. acanthadactyla. Wingspan 18-23 mm. Confusable with A. acanthadactyla. A. punctidactyla has a greyish or, when fresh, dark greenish tinge, whereas A. acanthadactyla is reddish; also, A. punctidactyla has a lot of speckling on the basal half of the forewings, A. acanthadactyla has very little. Larva feeds on flowers and seeds of Hedge Woundwort, Common Restharrow, Spiny Restharrow and Meadow Crane's-bill.
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10121119002019
1110310719842019
12454619822018
 
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12221

Record details:
VC12: Hinton Ampner, one, indoors, 19 Aug (ASD); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 15 Aug (ASw)

45.012 1509 Brown Plume Stenoptilia pterodactyla (Linnaeus, 1761) - Common
Common in downland, open woodland and dry pastures throughout much of the British Isles, more numerous in the south. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight recorded from all three vice-counties, but with few records from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 20-26 mm. Larva feeds on flowers, leaves and seeds of Germander Speedwell.
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10252518562019
1111318619712019
1214517819712019
 
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10111
11321
1220212

Record details:
VC10: Kingston, one, 02 Jul (ENes);
VC11: Lee, one, 18 Jul (CTh); Houghton, one, to actinic, 19 Jun (GCE); Bishop's Waltham, 17 Jun (DTr);
VC12: Wherwell, one, to actinic, 29 Jun; one, to actinic, 29 Jul; one, to actinic, 29 Jun; one, to actinic, 29 Jul; one, to actinic, 29 Jul; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 14 Jul; one, to actinic, 16 Jun; one, to actinic, 14 Jul; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 22 Jun (GCE); Harestock, one, to actinic, 10 Jul; one, to actinic, 14 Aug; two, to actinic, 15 Aug (GRog); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 12 Jul; one, to actinic, 12 Jul; one, to actinic, 22 Jun (GCE); Yateley, one, netted, 23 Jun (JHH)

45.022 1496 Rose Plume Cnaemidophorus rhododactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Nationally Scarce A
Nationally scarce (Na) in hedgerows and woodland in parts of south-eastern England. In Hampshire known only from Botley Wood, where it was first seen in 1977, with a probable immigrant individual being the first on the Isle of Wight in 2020. Wingspan 18-26 mm. A fairly distinctive plume moth. Larva feeds on buds, flowers and leaves of Wild Rose, Dog-rose and Cultivated Rose.
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114519772008
 
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10111

Record details:
VC10: New Vice-county Record: Shanklin*, one, 24 Jun (IOu)

Shanklin; 24/06/2020; Iain Outlaw
Shanklin, 24/06/2020 (Iain Outlaw)
45.023 1495 Crescent Plume Marasmarcha lunaedactyla (Haworth, 1811) - Local
Local on downland, shingle beaches and sand-dunes throughout much of southern England and southern Wales, where suitable habitat exists. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight probably occurs wherever the foodplant occurs. Wingspan 18-22 mm. Recognised by the cream-coloured moon-shaped marking on outer part of forewing. Larva feeds on stems and leaves of Common Restharrow.
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Last
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108422018562019
1124645119732019
12457319962019
 
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Quantity
10375
11331
12342

Record details:
VC10: Mottistone Down, five, 20 Jun; Shanklin, one, 25 Jun; one, 26 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 09 Jul (GCE); Winchester, one, 07 Jul (THW); Horndean, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (PHog);
VC12: Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 24 Jun; Chilbolton, two, to actinic, 14 Jul (GCE)

45.028 1494 Wood Sage Plume Capperia britanniodactylus (Gregson, 1869) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in southern Britain, occurring uncommonly and only where the foodplant grows out in the open, for instance on shingle, or in open woodland rides. In Hampshire reasonably common in the New Forest and along the southern coast of the county, but reporting frequency is very low. Also on the northern coast of the Island, although not recently reported. Wingspan 18-21 mm. Larva feeds on Wood Sage, biting through stems and feeding on the wilted leaves.
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109419302018
11555719712018
1221720152015
 
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10111

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 02 Jun (JHa)

45.030 1513 White Plume Pterophorus pentadactyla (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in dry grassland, waste ground and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, wherever bindweed is well-established. Wingspan 24-35 mm. Flies at dusk and through the night, often appearing at lighted windows at dusk. The only completely all-white plume moth. Larva feeds on Bindweed.
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1023933919782019
1175180619672019
1250359319742019
 
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1016233
1135332
1226282

Record details:
VC10: Compton, one, field observation, 30 May (KShw); Bonchurch, two, 20 Jun; one, 22 Jun; two, 25 Jun; one, 12 Jul (JHa); Haseley Manor, one, 09 Jun; two, 06 Jul (IOu); Havenstreet, one, field observation, 24 Jun (KShw); Shanklin, one, 25 Jun; one, 26 Jun; one, 05 Jul; two, field observation, 05 Jul; one, 08 Jul (IOu); Broadley Copse, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (JBa); Ryde, two, field observation, 07 Jul (JMas); Bembridge, three, at dusk, 09 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 20 Jun (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 17 Jun (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 31 May; one, 07 Jun (SAB); Totton, one, 31 May; two, 01 Jun; one, 24 Jun; one, 16 Jul (LH); Timsbury, one, field observation, 07 Jun; one, field observation, 24 Jun (TRa); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 23 Jun; Houghton, one, to actinic, 19 Jun; Stockbridge Down NT, one, to actinic, 19 Jun; Ashley, two, to actinic, 23 Jun; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Blackfield, one, to lighted window, 20 Jun (PGS); Allbrook, one, 01 Jun; one, 15 Jun (SI); Teg Down, one, to actinic, 31 Jul (EmPe); Fareham, one, 24 Jun (IMcP); Botley, one, to actinic, 10 Jun; one, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 15 Jul; one, to actinic, 08 Jun; one, to actinic, 09 Jun; one, to actinic, 10 Jun; one, to actinic, 23 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun (SLB); Portsmouth, one, 02 Jun; one, 07 Jul (IRT); Lovedean, one, 21 Jun (JGe); Northney, Hayling Island, 07 Jun; 17 Jun; 22 Jun (JWP); Horndean, one, to actinic, 04 Jul (PHog);
VC12: Broughton, one, to actinic, 29 May; one, to actinic, 29 May; Longstock, one, to actinic, 29 May; Wherwell, one, to actinic, 13 Jun; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 16 Jun (GCE); Crawley, one, 25 Jun (TNo); one, to actinic, 30 Jun; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 22 Jun (GCE); Cheriton, two, to actinic, 15 Jun; one, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 16 Jul; two, to actinic, 15 Aug; one, to actinic, 20 Aug (DAS); Southington, one, field observation, 29 Jul; Overton Lagoons, one, field observation, 24 Jun (PEH); Ecchinswell, one, field observation, 26 Jun (MJN); Basingstoke, one, 22 Jun; one, 26 Jun (MJW); Church Crookham, one, to actinic, 03 Jun; one, indoors, 05 Jun; one, to actinic, 23 Jun (DDim); Yateley, one, 23 Jun (JHH)

45.031 1514 Spotted-white Plume Porrittia galactodactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in open woodland and dry pastures throughout much of southern England and southern Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight recorded from all three vice-counties but not recently from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 20-25 mm. Forewing pale with diagnostic backward-pointing rear lobe, but imago seldom encountered, and the species is much more likely to be recorded in the larval stage, when feeding signs are relatively easy to find where they are present. Larva feeds on Lesser and Greater Burdock, making characteristic large holes in the leaves and often found nearby, resting along the edge of a vein on the underside of the leaf.
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104019001929
11389819742015
12283919752019
 
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12144

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VC12: Old Burghclere, larva, four, field observation, extensive feeding damage on many plants, 06 May (GJD)

45.034 1512 Dingy White Plume Merrifieldia baliodactylus (Zeller, 1841) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) on chalk downland and waste ground, mainly in the southern counties of England. In Hampshire restricted to the few areas of unimproved grassland at sites such as Oxenbourne, Stockbridge and Magdalen Hill Down. Recently recorded on the Isle of Wight for the first time since 1981. Wingspan 20-27 mm. Very similar to several other species of plume moth, from which separable only by dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds on stems of Wild Marjoram.
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10131018562019
11182419712019
12202119712019
 
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11221
12331

Record details:
VC11: Winchester, one, 27 Jun (THW); West Meon, one, ♂, gen det, 31 Jul (F.M.G.);
VC12: Chilbolton*, one, to actinic, 14 Jul (GCE); Hinton Ampner, one, indoors, 10 Aug (ASD); Greywell Moors HIWWT NR*, one, field observation, 20 Jul (GJD)

45.037 1523 Dusky Plume Oidaematophorus lithodactyla (Treitschke, 1833) - Local
Local on grassland, roadside verges and embankments throughout much of England and western Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight local amongst the foodplants, and found in all three vice-counties, but doubtless under-recorded. Wingspan 26-29 mm. Noticeable scale tufts on tibia. Larva feeds on flowers, stems and leaves of Common Fleabane.
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10261418802019
1116834719722019
12253019872019
 
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11211
12111

Record details:
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 29 Jul (RBW); Allbrook, one, 15 Jul (SI);
VC12: Ecchinswell*, one, 22 Jun (MJN)

45.039 1519 Citron Plume Hellinsia carphodactyla (Hübner, [1813]) - Local
Local on chalky ground in parts of southern England. This is true of Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight where recorded from all three vice-counties at low density. Wingspan 14-23 mm. Larva feeds within flowerheads of Ploughman's-spikenard.
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10456519002019
11372919902019
128619792018
 
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Quantity
12111

Record details:
VC12: Cliddesden, one, 30 May (MJW)

Cliddesden; 30/05/2020; Mike Wall
Cliddesden, 30/05/2020 (Mike Wall)
45.043 1517 Hemp Agrimony Plume Adaina microdactyla (Hübner, [1813]) - Common
Common on downland throughout England, more numerous in the south. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight locally common amongst Hemp-agrimony, especially where the plant is growing in drier localities. Wingspan 13-17 mm. Small size precludes confusion with most other species of plume moth. Larva feeds within stems of Hemp-agrimony, forming galls.
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1014123418802019
1121126919732019
1217837919802019
 
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Quantity
107124
12111

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, four, 07 Aug (IOu); Bonchurch, one, 07 May; two, 26 May; one, 20 Jun; two, 12 Jul; one, 13 Jul (JHa); Brading, larval feeding signs, one, field observation, stem swelling and hole on Eupatorium cannabinum, 19 Sep (PBa);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 16 Jul (RHil det. MJW)

45.044 1524 Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in gardens, rough ground, hedgerows and woodland edges throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight common to abundant throughout. Wingspan 18-27 mm. The imago hibernates and comes to light early in the year. Larva polyphagous on plants such as Bindweed, Knotgrass, Bilberry and Heather, living between shoots spun together with silk.
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Last
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101049247318562019
119048172721132019
122356383119762019
 
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Quantity
10811268
11573103415
121642395

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Wheelers Bay, 01 Jan, 1 (ABu) Latest: Freshwater Bay, 07 Nov, 1 (SDa) Max count: Shanklin, 09 Aug, 8 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 23 Jan, 1 (NRJ) Latest: Botley, 29 Feb 29 Feb, 1 (SLB) Max count: Botley, 30 Jun, 15 (SLB)
VC12: Earliest: Pamber Forest, 10 Jan, 1 (GJD) Latest: Whitehill, 09 Nov, 1 (ASto) Max count: Harestock, 14 Aug, 5 (GRog)

Epermeniidae

Epermeniinae

47.005 0483 Epermenia chaerophyllella (Goeze, 1783) - Common
Common in rough ground, hedgerows and damp grassland throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire reasonably common in the south-east, but less frequently recorded in the north of the county, and distinctly uncommon on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 12-13 mm. Larva mines leaves of Hogweed, Wild Parsnip, Cow Parsley, Wild Angelica and Wild Carrot, subsequently feeding gregariously in a slight web.
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Record
10342619002019
1139134419722019
12312019882016
 
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Quantity
10111
11992

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 24 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Lower Titchfield Haven NNR, larva, field observation, feeding on the underside of leaves of Angelica sylvestris, usually two to a leaflet with silk criss-crossing the leaves and scattered black frass, 28 May (MHak); Fareham, one, to actinic, 01 Aug; one, to actinic, 09 Aug (MLO); Portsmouth, one, 13 Jun; one, 15 Jun; one, 23 Jun; one, 24 Jun; two, 25 Jun; one, 26 Jun (IRT)

47.006 0481 Epermenia falciformis (Haworth, 1828) - Local
Local in damp woodland, marshes and freshwater margins throughout much of southern England, rarely in Wales. In Hampshire locally common only at Ampfield and Emer Bog, and also at Botley Wood. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1900. Wingspan 12-14 mm. Like several other Epermenia species, the dorsum has a number of prominent hump-like scale-teeth, in E. falciformis there are two, occasionally three, black scale-teeth, the largest one at one-third (MBGBI Vol 3). Larva feeds within stems and leaves of Wild Angelica and Ground Elder, living within a spun or rolled leaf.
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102119002013
11505819762016
12285419812018
 
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Quantity
12441

Record details:
VC12: Barton Stacey*, one, to actinic, 14 Aug (GCE); Preston Candover*, one, 07 Aug (MJW); Pamber Forest, one, 07 Aug (GJD); Whitehill*, one, to actinic, 21 Aug (ASto)

Preston Candover; 07/08/2020; Mike Wall
Preston Candover, 07/08/2020 (Mike Wall)

Choreutidae

Choreutinae

48.001 0385 Anthophila fabriciana (Linnaeus, 1767) - Common
Common on waste ground, hedgerows and gardens throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight often abundant during the day, wherever stinging nettles grow. Wingspan 11-15 mm. Day-flying. The main confusion species is Apple Leaf Skeletoniser Choreutis pariana, which is without whitish markings except along costa, while the closely related Prochoreutis are marked with silvery spots (MBGBI Vol 2). Larva feeds on Stinging Nettle, Small Nettle and Pellitory-of-the-wall.
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Record
10278113619712019
11734123019662019
12519170319742019
 
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Quantity
1010102
1113121
12551

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 01 Jun (CHic); Newtown, two, 17 May; Newtown Meadows, one, 17 May; one, 11 Jul (IOu); Bonchurch, one, 18 Apr; one, 08 May (JHa); Haseley Manor, one, field observation, 14 Aug (IOu); Newchurch, one, field observation, 17 Sep (PBa); Alverstone, one, 15 Jun; Brading, one, 02 May (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 14 Jun (RBW); Nursling, one, field observation, 08 Jun; one, 11 Jun (PDW); Romsey, one, 02 Jun (SLay); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 23 Jun (GCE); Southampton, one, to actinic, 15 Sep (MGP); Twyford, one, field observation, 20 May (RJD); one, field observation, 07 Sep; one, swept, 21 Sep (KJW); Hill Head, one, 08 Aug (ZCa); Portchester, one, 12 May (JGe); Milton Common, one, field observation, 19 Oct (JRL, IRT); Mudeford Wood NR, one, field observation, 13 Aug (GTa);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 05 Oct (SLE det. GCE); one, to actinic, 29 Oct (GCE); Overton Lagoons, one, field observation, 07 Jul (PEH); Ecchinswell, one, field observation, 13 Jun (MJN); Binsted, one, field observation, on Creeping Buttercup, Ranunculus repens, 24 May (CWls)

48.003 0387 Prochoreutis sehestediana (Fabricius, [1777]) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in damp grassland and moorland in parts of southern England and western Scotland, where distinctly less common than P. myllerana. In Hampshire chiefly in the New Forest, and also found at Ampfield Wood and Botley Wood, but very rare in the north of the county, where there is just one old record. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 9-12 mm. Day-flying. Very similar to P. myllerana, which see for difference. Larva feeds on Skullcap and Lesser Skullcap.
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114717919292016
121119731973
 
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11111

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VC11: Botley Wood, one, field observation, 30 Aug (DWal)

48.007 0389 Apple Leaf Skeletonizer Choreutis pariana (Clerck, 1759) - Local
Local in orchards, gardens and hedgerows throughout Britain. Most records in Hampshire are from the extreme south-east corner of the county, with very few records from north Hampshire or the Isle of Wight, and the species is possibly overlooked in these vice-counties. Wingspan 11-15 mm. Very variable but easily recognised by its brown colouring, usually with bright red-brown cilia, and absence of silvery markings (MBGBI Vol 2). Day-flying. Larva feeds on the foliage of Apple, Crab Apple and various fruit trees, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas.
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108820002016
1118517519742019
129719862018
 
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10111

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VC10: Bonchurch, one, 16 Sep (JHa)