Annual Report 2020 - Page: 6

Tortricidae

Cossidae to Zygaenidae

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taken from the main Hantsmoths website, and it is possible that some information on abundance and occurrence can get out of date, as it is impossible to keep up with all changes; however it should give a good introduction to each species.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

Cossidae

Cossinae

50.001 0162 Goat Moth Cossus cossus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in fens, marshes, river-banks, damp areas, golf courses, heaths and woodland edges in parts of the British Isles, less numerous in the north, predominantly coastal, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight mainly confined to the New Forest, with scattered records elsewhere. Wingspan male 68-84 mm, female 88-96 mm. The larvae feed internally in living wood or pith and take several years to mature. Whilst full-fed larvae are occasionally found wandering, and adults occasionally visit light, the 'easiest' way to gather evidence of this species is to find a 'Cossus tree', with multiple entrance holes indicating larval workings.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
109418491992
1119710918002019
1213519462010
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
11431
12421

Record details:
VC11: Culverley, NF, one, 19 Jul (CL); Woodlands, New Forest, 29 May; one, 15 Jul (RBW); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 11 Jun (GCE);
VC12: Castle Bottom NNR*, one, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Burns Hill, Eelmoor, larva, one, field observation, 03 Sep (NFo); Yateley*, larva, field observation, 01 May; field observation, 04 Jun (SAF)

Zeuzerinae

50.002 0161 Leopard Moth Zeuzera pyrina (Linnaeus, 1761) - Common
Common in open woodland, scrub, gardens, orchards and parks throughout England and Wales. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan male 46-58 mm, female 60-78 mm. Unmistakable, males come freely to light, but females are seldom seen. Larva feeds within wood of various deciduous trees, over-wintering two or three times.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
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Record
Last
Record
10655319762019
1183489119492019
1241046319402019
 
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Quantity
108102
1136483
1223324

Record details:
VC10: Brighstone, one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 07 Aug (TDov); Kingston, two, 24 Jun; one, 16 Jul (ENes); Wheelers Bay, one, 07 Aug; one, 12 Aug (ABu); Shanklin, two, 25 Jun; one, 09 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 24 Jun (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 16 Jul (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 24 Jun (SAB); Stanbrige Earls, two, to actinic, 25 Jun (JRMi); Romsey, one, 22 Jun; one, 24 Jun; three, 25 Jun (SC); two, 24 Jun (SLay); two, 23 Jun (MB); one, 24 Jun (NRJ); Dibden Purlieu, two, to actinic, 07 Aug (RAC); Itchen: Peartree Green, one, 19 Jun (PAB); Southampton, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (MGP); Allbrook, one, 13 Jun; one, 22 Jun; one, 23 Jun; three, 24 Jun (SI); Winchester, two, 19 Jun; one, 23 Jun; one, 07 Jul; one, 07 Aug (THW); Fareham, one, 02 Jun (IMcP); one, to actinic, 02 Jul (MLO); Botley, one, to actinic, 15 Jun; one, to actinic, 17 Jun; one, to actinic, 23 Jun (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 09 Aug (KC); Lovedean, one, 24 Jun; one, 25 Jun (ARJ); Horndean, three, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 11 Jul (PHog); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 06 Jul (APar); Sway, one, 22 Jun (S&SL); Milford on Sea, one, 25 Jun (MMcM); Pennington, three, 24 Jun; one, 07 Jul (RFC);
VC12: Fyfield, Hampshire, one, field observation, 06 Jul (RSc det. Martin Tordoff); Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 09 Aug (SLE); Crawley, one, 25 Jun (TNo); Cheriton, two, to actinic, 24 Jun (DAS); Preston Candover, one, 07 Aug (MJW); Basingstoke, two, 16 Jul; one, 23 Jul (RHil); Liss, four, 25 Jun (LBe); Liss Forest, one, 27 Jun; one, 18 Jul (RJM); Alton, two, to actinic, 07 Jul; one, to actinic, 11 Aug (BCA); two, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 26 Jun (NDP); one, to actinic, 06 Aug (NDP); one, to actinic, 31 Jul (CJP); Whitehill, two, to actinic, 17 Jun; two, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 30 Jun; one, to actinic, 02 Jul (ASto); Fleet, one, 19 Jun (MHals); Yateley, one, 23 Jun (JHH)

Sesiidae

Sesiinae

52.003 0371 Lunar Hornet Moth Sesia bembeciformis (Hübner, [1806]) - Common
Common in fens, woodland, heaths, moorland and hedgerows throughout much of the British Isles, with most records in central and southern England. In Hampshire fairly well distributed, but apparently rare in the central half of northern Hampshire and the eastern quarter of southern Hampshire; also sparsely distributed on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 32-42 mm. Day-flying. Mainly recorded in the larval form, but the early stages are not easy to find during the winter months; attempts to synthesise an artificial pheromone have so far proved only partially successful. Larva feeds within wood of Sallow, Poplar and Willow, over-wintering twice.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
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Last
Record
109419002017
11692019602018
12301019512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
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10232
1116315
12221

Record details:
VC10: Ryde, one, field observation, 11 Jul (JGau det. JBa); Seaview*, two, field observation, 08 Jun (PDyk det. JBa);
VC11: Ashurst, NF, five, to pheromone lure, to LUN lure, 06 Jul (SAB); Nursling Substation, one, to pheromone lure, 10 Jul; one, to LUN lure, 10 Jul; Cromarty Pond, Lordshill, three, to LUN lure, 18 Jul; Southampton, three, to pheromone lure, 18 Jul (JClx); Romsey, one, to LUN lure, 20 Jul (SC); one, to LUN lure , 08 Jul (NRJ); Chilworth Common, one, to LUN lure, 22 Jul; one, to pheromone lure, 22 Jul (JClx); St Denys, Southampton, one, field observation, 17 Jun (CTo det. MGP); Wildern LNR, larva, three, field observation, 03 Jul (SFo); Titchfield Haven NNR, one, 11 Jul (DAS); Titchfield, one, to pheromone lure, 06 Jul; Catisfield, one, to pheromone lure, 12 Jul (ALR); Fair Oak, five, to pheromone lure, to LUN lure, 14 Jul; two, to pheromone lure, to LUN lure, 23 Jul (SI);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, to LUN lure, 16 Jul (GJD); Whitehill*, one, to pheromone lure, 11 Jul (ASto)

52.006 0375 White-barred Clearwing Synanthedon spheciformis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in heathland, marshes, river-banks and damp woodland in southern and central England, northwards to Yorkshire, and north and south Wales. In Hampshire mostly restricted to the extreme north and east of vice-county 12 (north Hampshire), while in vice-county 11 (south Hampshire) the species is recorded from Emer Bog and Chandler's Ford. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 26-31 mm. Day-flying. The early stages may be sought during the winter months, but synthetic pheromone lures are used to attract males nowadays, and this has led to a marked increase in records of the species in recent years. Larva feeds within wood of Alder, Silver Birch and Downy Birch, over-wintering two or three times.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
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Last
Record
118518001994
12478318002018
 
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12285

Record details:
VC12: Pamber Forest, three, to pheromone lure, 28 May (GJD); Fleet Pond, five, netted, 25 May (MHals)

52.007 0381 Large Red-belted Clearwing Synanthedon culiciformis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in heaths and open woodland in parts of the British Isles. In Hampshire locally common in the north-east and around the New Forest. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 22-25 mm. Day-flying, the earliest clearwing to emerge in spring. The early stages may be sought during the winter months, but synthetic pheromone lures are used to attract males nowadays, and this has led to a marked increase in records of the species in recent years. Larva feeds within bark of Silver Birch, Downy Birch and Alder, making characteristic tunnels under the bark of birch trees and stumps.
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Last
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11222319512013
124316019512018
 
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11111

Record details:
VC11: Romsey, one, to CUL lure, 19 May (NRJ)

52.008 0380 Red-tipped Clearwing Synanthedon formicaeformis (Esper, 1782) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in fens, marshes, river-banks, damp areas, gravel pits and ponds in southern England, northwards to Dumfriesshire, and southern Wales; rare in Ireland. In Hampshire found in small numbers in suitable habitat in both the north and south of the county, and probably under-recorded; the same is true of the Isle of Wight, where it was first found in 2015 but has been annual since. Wingspan 17-19 mm. Day-flying. The early stages may be sought during the winter months, but synthetic pheromone lures are used to attract males nowadays, and this has led to a marked increase in records of the species in recent years. Larva feeds within stems and wood of Osier, Willow and Sallow.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
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Record
Last
Record
1085020152019
11385819782019
12224120042018
 
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Quantity
10385
119144
12452

Record details:
VC10: Alverstone, two, to FOR lure, 15 Jun (IOu); Sandown, one, field observation, 16 Jul (SWhi det. IOu); five, to FOR lure, 15 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Ashurst, NF, one, to pheromone lure, 15 Jun (SAB); Chandlers Ford, one, indoors, 15 Jun (AMu); Wildern LNR, one, field observation, 08 Jun; one, field observation, 06 Jul (TCr); Titchfield Haven NNR, one, 11 Jul (DAS); Fair Oak*, one, to pheromone lure, to FOR lure, 25 Jun (SI); Wickham Common*, four, to pheromone lure, 20 Jul; two, to pheromone lure, 21 Jul (KC); two, 11 Jul (DAS);
VC12: Lower Inhams Copse, Pamber, two, to FOR lure, 02 Jun; one, to FOR lure, 21 Jul; Silchester Brook, one, to FOR lure, 21 Jul (GJD); Yateley*, one, to FOR lure, 02 Jun (JHH)

Alverstone; 15/06/2020; Iain Outlaw
Alverstone, 15/06/2020 (Iain Outlaw)
52.009 0377 Sallow Clearwing Synanthedon flaviventris (Staudinger, 1883) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in damp woodland and heathland in central southern and south-eastern England; adults appear only in even years. In Hampshire where the species was discovered new to Britain in 1926 near Southampton, the galls made by the larva of this species on Grey Sallow Salix cinerea are sometimes locally common in the winters of "even" years, mainly in the south-east of the county, but the insect is often heavily parasitised. There are a few scattered records from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 17-20 mm. Day-flying. The early stages may be sought during the winter months, but synthetic pheromone lures are used to attract males nowadays, and this has led to a marked increase in records of the species in recent years. Larva feeds within stems of Sallow, over-wintering twice.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
104119302010
11653918002010
12325418002018
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10111
1110288
12562

Record details:
VC10: Afton Marsh, one, to pheromone lure, to SAL lure, 24 Jul (SDa);
VC11: Holmsley, NF, eight, 18 Jul (DAS); three, field observation, to SAL lure, 12 Jul (PDB); Nursling*, one, 28 Jul (PDW); Nursling Substation*, three, to SAL lure, 06 Jul; three, to SAL lure, 06 Jul (JClx); Romsey, two, to pheromone lure, to SAL lure, 11 Jul (NRJ); Allbrook*, three, to pheromone lure, sAL Lure, 11 Jul; Fair Oak, one, to pheromone lure, sAL Lure, 13 Jul (SI); Wickham Common, one, to pheromone lure, 10 Jul; three, to pheromone lure, 13 Jul (KC);
VC12: Anton Lakes, larva, one, field observation, 20 Jul (SFo); Anton Lakes, Hampshire, one, to SAL lure, 20 Jul (JRen); Pamber Forest, one, to SAL lure, 16 Jul; Lower Inhams Copse, Pamber, one, to SAL lure, 21 Jul; Pamber Forest, two, to LUN lure, 16 Jul (GJD)

Afton Marsh; 24/07/2020; Sue Davies
Afton Marsh, 24/07/2020 (Sue Davies)
52.010 0378 Orange-tailed Clearwing Synanthedon andrenaeformis (Laspeyres, 1801) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in chalk downland, limestone grassland and woodland edges in southern England, northwards to Worcestershire. In Hampshire probably found across the central chalk downs, but also found to the north in woodland and urban areas, including around Basingstoke. Surprisingly rare in South Hampshire south of Winchester. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 18-22 mm. Day-flying. The early stages may be sought during the winter months, but synthetic pheromone lures are used to attract males nowadays, and this has led to a marked increase in records of the species in recent years. Larva feeds in the stems and twigs of Wayfaring Tree and less often in Guelder Rose, over-wintering twice. Old galls are conspicuous, but tenanted ones are difficult to see.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
11545117002019
1212729418002019
 
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Quantity
11463
126114

Record details:
VC11: Allbrook, three, to pheromone lure, 31 May; one, to pheromone lure, 07 Jun; one, to pheromone lure, to VES lure, 13 Jun (SI); Wickham Common, one, 20 Jun (DAS);
VC12: Crawley, one, to VES lure, 26 May; one, to VES lure, 28 May; four, to VES lure, 15 Jun (TNo); Magdalen Hill Down NR, two, 12 Jun (DAS); Mapledurwell Fen HIWWT, two, to VES lure, 17 Jun; Pamber Forest, one, to pheromone lure, 28 May (GJD)

52.011 0379 Red-belted Clearwing Synanthedon myopaeformis (Borkhausen, 1789) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in orchards, gardens, hedgerows, open woodland and scrub in southern England, northwards to Yorkshire, and north Wales. In Hampshire an essentially garden or suburban species, colonies often affecting a single apple tree, and has been attracted to pheromone lure in several localities. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 15-22 mm. Day-flying. The early stages may be sought during the winter months, but the use of synthetic pheromone lures used to attract males has led to a marked increase in records of the species in recent years. Larva feeds within bark of Apple, Rowan, Pear and Almond.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
118617619002019
12448319612019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
118184
127134

Record details:
VC11: Ashurst, NF, one, to pheromone lure, 29 May; one, to pheromone lure, 15 Jun; one, to pheromone lure, 24 Jun (SAB); Nursling Substation, four, to MYO lure, 28 May; four, to MYO lure , also coming to CUL lure, 28 May (JClx); Romsey, two, to CUL lure, 01 Jun (NRJ); Allbrook, two, to pheromone lure, 31 May; Fair Oak, three, to pheromone lure, to MYO lure, 24 Jun (SI);
VC12: Crawley, four, to CUL lure, 20 May; two, to MYO lure, 28 May (TNo); Basingstoke, one, field observation, 12 Jun (PEH); Pamber Forest, one, to CUL lure, 21 May (GJD); Alton, one, to pheromone lure, 20 May (BCA); Yateley Common, two, to CUL lure, 25 May; Yateley*, two, field observation, attracted to CUL lure, 20 May (JHH)

52.012 0374 Yellow-legged Clearwing Synanthedon vespiformis (Linnaeus, 1761) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in open woodland, parks and hedgerows in central southern England northwards to Yorkshire; occasionally locally common in gardens and on allotments. 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 17-24 mm. Day-flying, occasionally seen in flight in woodland where oak trees have been felled. The early stages may be sought during the winter months, but synthetic pheromone lures are used to attract males nowadays, and this has led to a marked increase in records of the species in recent years. Larva feeds in the bark of Oak, Silver Birch, Downy Birch, Wych Elm and English Elm; larval workings may sometimes be found in abundance between the bark and wood of one-year-old oak stumps.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1020719062017
11495619002019
12567518002018
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1113214
12331

Record details:
VC11: Holmsley, NF, one, to pheromone lure, 12 Jul (PDB); Denny Wood, NF, larva, one, field observation, 22 May (SFo); Ashurst, NF*, one, to pheromone lure, 21 May; one, to pheromone lure, 22 Jul (SAB); Lordswood, Southampton*, two, to VES lure , 07 Jul (JClx); Romsey, one, to pheromone lure, 18 Jul (SC); Crab Wood, Winchester, one, 20 Jun; four, 26 Jun (DAS); Allbrook, one, to pheromone lure, to VES lure, 14 Jun; two, to pheromone lure, 12 Jul (SI); Locks Heath, one, indoors, 15 Sep (PAS); Fair Oak, two, to pheromone lure, to VES lure, 14 Jul (SI); West Walk*, three, to pheromone lure, 07 Jun (GRE);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, to pheromone lure, 13 Jul (GJD); Hook, one, to pheromone lure, to VES lure, 16 Jul; Bartley Heath, one, to pheromone lure, to VES lure, 07 Jul (PAV)

52.013 0373 Currant Clearwing Synanthedon tipuliformis (Clerck, 1759) - None
Nationally scarce (Nb) in gardens, farmland, market gardens and allotments in southern England northwards to Aberdeenshire, and north and south Wales (MBGBI Vol 2). In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight there are clusters of records in and around Portsmouth and Gosport; in recent years, increasingly reported elsewhere in the county and on the Island. Wingspan 17-20 mm. Day-flying, the moth flying in sunshine over currant bushes Ribes. The early stages may be sought during the winter months, but synthetic pheromone lures are now used to attract males nowadays, and this has led to a marked increase in records of the species in recent years. Larva feeds within stems of Black Currant, Red Currant and Gooseberry.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1012518562015
118117919002019
12488519512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
11221
12221

Record details:
VC11: Ashurst, NF*, one, to pheromone lure, 15 Jun (SAB); Allbrook, one, to pheromone lure, to TIP lure, 13 Jun (SI);
VC12: Crawley*, one, to TIP lure, 27 May (TNo); Alton, one, to pheromone lure, 21 May (BCA)

52.014 0382 Six-belted Clearwing Bembecia ichneumoniformis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) on chalk and limestone grassland, downland, embankments and quarries in southern England, south Wales and east Yorkshire. Fairly widely distributed mainly on downland across Hampshire, and mainly along the south coast in the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 15-21 mm. Unmistakable. Day-flying, sometimes found nectaring by day but most frequently encountered as a visitor to pheromone lure. Larva feeds within roots of Bird's-foot Trefoil and Kidney Vetch.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
108622818562019
1111272319512019
127339219512018
 
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Quantity
1011515
11562
12221

Record details:
VC10: Wheelers Bay, 15, 24 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Beaulieu Heath, Lymington, field observation, 14 Jul (PCol); Up Somborne Down, two, to API lure, 22 Jun (TNo); Allbrook, one, to pheromone lure, to API lure, 31 Jul; Fair Oak, one, to pheromone lure, to API lure, 25 Jun (SI); Wickham Common, two, to pheromone lure, 30 Jul (KC);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, to API lure, 16 Jul; one, to API lure, 16 Jul (GJD)

52.016 0383 Thrift Clearwing Pyropteron muscaeformis (Esper, 1783) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) along sea cliffs and rocky coasts in parts of south-western England, Wales and eastern Scotland, predominantly coastal. A sighting at Needs Ore in 2020 was a surprise - unfortunately there is no photo but the observers had no doubt of the identity being familiar with the species. Wingspan 15-18 mm. Day-flying. The moths fly in June and July, when they can be found on flowers of the foodplant as well as on Thyme; they also come to pheromone lure. Larva feeds within the roots and crowns of Thrift.
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Record details:
VC11: New Vice-county Record: Needs Ore*, one, field observation, 14 Jun (ACl, PS)

Limacodidae

Limacodinae

53.001 0173 Festoon Apoda limacodes (Hufnagel, 1766) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in broad-leaved woodland and hedgerows throughout much of south-eastern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight appears to be one of the species which is benefiting from the increase in average summer temperatures in recent years, with a marked increase apparent in the last ten years, and more than 120 records received in 2006. Wingspan male 24-28 mm, female 27-32 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Oak and Beech, over-wintering in a cocoon.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1018135818002019
111158194418002019
1238356819002019
 
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Quantity
1011183
1131322
1214153

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 16 Jul (SDa); Parkhurst Forest, one, 29 Jun (IOu); Cowes, two, to actinic, 16 Jul (DNor); Shanklin, two, 24 Jun; two, 25 Jun; two, 16 Jul; three, 26 Jul; one, 30 Jul; two, 06 Aug; one, 07 Aug (IOu); East Cowes, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (TWhi);
VC11: Godshill, NF, 12 Jul; Brune's Purlieu, NF, 12 Jul (RBW, MWa); Woodlands, New Forest, 24 Jul (RBW); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, ♂, 23 Jun; one, to actinic, ♂, 25 Jun (JRMi); Romsey, two, 25 Jun; one, 04 Jul; one, 16 Jul (NRJ); Hursley, one, to actinic, 09 Jul; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Pilley Bailey, NF*, one, 07 Jul (RBW, MWa); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 22 Jun; two, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 01 Jul (RAC); Allbrook, one, 13 Jun; one, 23 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; two, 04 Jul; one, 22 Jul (SI); Titchfield Haven NNR, two, 17 Jul (F.M.G. det. RJD); Fareham, one, to actinic, 11 Jul (MLO); one, ♂, 15 Jul; one, ♂, 16 Jul (KJW); Wickham, one, 18 Jul (JRDS); Portchester, one, 26 Jun (JGe); Lovedean, two, 25 Jun; one, 13 Jul (ARJ); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 07 Jul (JSw); Sway, one, 16 Jul (S&SL); Milford on Sea, one, 25 Jun (MMcM); Pilley Bailey, NF, 07 Jul (RBW, MWa);
VC12: Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (GCE); Crawley, two, 25 Jun (TNo); one, to actinic, 30 Jun; one, to actinic, 30 Jun (GCE); Harestock, one, to actinic, 26 Jun (GRog); Barton Stacey, three, to actinic, 25 Jun; Wonston, one, to actinic, 17 Jul (GCE); Overton, one, 25 Jun; one, 26 Jun (MSi); Basingstoke, one, 24 Jun; 05 Jul (MJW); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 02 Jul (ASw); Church Crookham, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (DDim)

Zygaenidae

Procridinae

54.002 0163 Forester Adscita statices (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local in limestone grassland, chalk downland, heathland, sand-dunes and woodland margins throughout much of England, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight has disappeared from many localities since the 1950s, mainly as a result of habitat loss, and now known from only one locality in north Hampshire (Odiham Common), and one in south Hampshire (Martin Down), with occasional, scattered records elsewhere. Wingspan male 25-31 mm, female 22-25 mm. Larva feeds on Common Sorrel.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
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Last
Record
103018751992
11382918001984
12119263718002019
 
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Quantity
1262725

Record details:
VC12: Martin Down NNR, two, field observation, 25 May (DKe); Odiham Common, field observation, many, 26 May; field observation, many, 27 May (DLev); field observation, 18 May (PAV); 25, netted, 19 May (JHH, AMD); 21 May (DAS)

Zygaeninae

54.008 0169 Six-spot Burnet Zygaena filipendulae (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common on flower meadows, roadside verges, downland, woodland rides and sand-dunes throughout the British Isles, predominantly coastal in the north of its range. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight by far the commonest and most widely distributed burnet moth, about four times more numerous than the second most frequent burnet moth, Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet Z. lonicerae. Wingspan 25-39 mm. Day-flying. Unmistakable — no other British species of burnet moth has six spots. Larva feeds on Bird's-foot Trefoil and Horseshoe Vetch, over-wintering at least once.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
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Last
Record
10642424918492019
111673923019512019
121083718019512019
 
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Quantity
1024167100
112615150
12103827

Record details:
VC10: West High Down, one, 05 Aug (IOu); Tennyson Down, one, field observation, 07 Jul (DFai); Afton Chalk Pit, one, 20 Jun (IOu); Cranmore, one, field observation, 07 Jul (KNow); St Catherine's Point, two, 15 Jul; Mottistone Down, two, 01 Aug; Newtown Meadows, 12, 11 Jul; two, 11 Jul (IOu); St Boniface Down, Ventnor, one, field observation, 05 Aug; one, field observation, 14 Jul; one, field observation, 07 Jul; three, field observation, 16 Jul (IRid); St Boniface Down, six, field observation, 22 Jul; Ventnor, two, field observation, 16 Jul (TGoo); Arreton Down, 100, 20 Jul (IOu); East Cowes, field observation, 18 Jul (TWhi); Bembridge Down, three, field observation, 09 Jul; Culver Down, 20, field observation, 10 Jul (DFai); field observation, 12 Jul (TGoo); two, 03 Aug (IOu); Seaview, one, field observation, 14 Jul; one, field observation, 15 Jul; two, field observation, 17 Jul; two, field observation, 21 Jul (JMas);
VC11: Brockenhurst, one, field observation, 11 Jul (PDB); Woodlands, New Forest, field observation, 17 Jul (RBW); Testwood Lakes, one, field observation, 12 Jul (PGS); Mottisfont, one, 01 Jul (SNewt); Catisfield, 10, field observation, 22 Jun; pupa, five, field observation, 22 Jun (ALR); Stephens Castle Down, Upham, one, 21 Jun (PAB); Portsdown, one, field observation, 17 Jul; one, field observation, 22 Jul; one, field observation, 29 Jul; eight, field observation, 04 Aug; one, field observation, 20 Aug (GRE); one, netted, 20 Jul (KJW); one, field observation, 30 May (GRE); Old Winchester Hill, three, field observation, 31 Jul (KBW); North Hayling., one, attracted to blossom, ♀ visiting Knautia arvensis flowers, 23 Jul (GRE); Emsworth, five, 23 Jun; one, field observation, 23 Jul (MYa); Queen Elizabeth CP, three, field observation, 26 May; two, field observation, 26 May; one, field observation, 26 May; three, field observation, 12 Aug; 50, field observation, 24 May; 38, field observation, 31 May (SJD); Butser Hill, 10, field observation, 30 May (JGe); Studland Common, Milford-on-Sea, one, 05 Jul (TRe);
VC12: Andover, 28 Jul (AHa); Magdalen Hill Down NR, 19 Jul (DAS); Winchester, one, 02 Jun (MGre); Stockbridge Down NT, one, field observation, 18 Jul; one, field observation, 28 Jul; two, field observation, 22 Aug (MDu); Alton, 27, field observation, 12 Jul (HBo); Blackbush Airfield, one, field observation, 17 Jul; four, field observation, 29 Jul (KBW); Fleet Pond, one, field observation, 02 Jul (MHals)

54.009 0171 Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet Zygaena lonicerae (Scheven, 1777) - Common
Subspecies latomarginata common on grassland, chalk downland and sea cliffs throughout much of England (but largely absent from the south-west) and southern Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight far more common and widespread than the Five-spot Burnet, and colonies of 'five-spot burnets' encountered off the chalk are more than likely to be this species. Subspecies insularis restricted to northern Ireland. Subspecies jocelynae (Talisker Burnet) restricted to Skye, where it is protected under the UK Wildlife and Countryside Act, and a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Wingspan 22-40 mm. The differences between this species and Five-spot Burnet are comparative and slight, but in lonicerae forewing is longer and more pointed, leading corner of hindwing is more pointed and black border of hindwing is narrower, but a number of specimens of each may be needed in order to see these differences. Larva feeds on Meadow Vetchling, Red Clover, Sainfoin, Greater Bird's-foot Trefoil, White Clover and Bitter Vetchling.
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Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 15 Jun (CHic); Wheelers Bay*, three, to API lure, 24 Jun; Culver Down, three, pair in cop, 17 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Stonyford, NF, field observation, 16 Jun (RBW); Yew Hill NR, one, 13 Jun (EmPe);
VC12: Old Burghclere, eight, field observation, 24 May (GJD); Overton, one, field observation, 30 May (DHe); Oakley, one, field observation, 26 May (BEv); Noar Hill, 19 Jun (DAS)

54.010 0170 Five-spot Burnet Zygaena trifolii (Esper, 1783) - Local
Local on grassland and heathland, and by freshwater margins, throughout much of south-western England and Wales. In Hampshire lost from many localities, but still present on Martin Down, and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 24-37 mm. Day-flying. Very difficult to distinguish from the much more widespread Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet Z. lonicerae, even using features of genitalia, however, the habitat, time of year and location may help; slightly smaller than Narrow-bordered; examples with the middle pair of spots merged are frequent in Five-spot Burnet, but rare in Narrow-bordered (MBGBI Vol 2). Larva feeds on Greater Bird's-foot Trefoil, over-wintering at least once.
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Record details:
VC11: Queen Elizabeth CP, two, field observation, 29 Jul; one, field observation, 22 Jul (SJD); Butser Hill, 25 May (LFo);
VC12: Martin Down NNR, field observation, 25 May (DKe)