Annual Report 2020 - Page: 7

Cossidae to Zygaenidae

Pyralidae to Sphingidae

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taken from the main Hantsmoths website, and it is possible that some information on abundance and occurrence can get out of date, as it is impossible to keep up with all changes; however it should give a good introduction to each species.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

Pyralidae

Galleriinae

62.001 1428 Bee Moth Aphomia sociella (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common around bee and wasp nests and in beehives throughout Britain. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 25-38 mm. Highly sexually dimorphic, the distinctive male is unmistakable, but the female is superficially similar to the much narrower-winged Melissoblaptes zelleri, a species confined to sandhills in a very few locations in south-eastern England. Larva feeds on the debris in, and contents of, wasp and bee nests.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
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121667273419512019
 
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10601319
112963796
121252037

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Rookley, 20 May, 1 (JBa) Latest: Shanklin, 09 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 24 Jun, 9 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 08 Apr, 1 (SLay) Latest: Fareham, 16 Sep, 1 (MLO) Max count: Wickham, 21 May, 6 (JRDS)
VC12: Earliest: Basingstoke, 24 Apr, 1 (DLev) Latest: Church Crookham, 13 Sep, 2 (DDim) Max count: Cheriton, 21 May, 7 (DAS)

62.005 1426 Lesser Wax Moth Achroia grisella (Fabricius, 1794) - Local
Local throughout much of the British Isles, except for Scotland. Less common than previously due to improvements in bee-keeping practices. Most records originate from the southern third of Hampshire, particularly along the Test and Solent, and quite scarce in the north of the county; since 2010, recorded annually in the Isle of Wight where it was previously virtually unknown. Wingspan 16-24 mm. The characteristic shape, yellow head and absence of wing-markings facilitate identification [Goater]. Larva feeds on beeswax, dead insects and dried fruit; can be a pest of beehives.
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10232519522019
1114912619512019
12283019512019
 
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10111
11892
12111

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 16 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 19 Sep (CTh); Totton, one, 10 Aug; one, 11 Aug (LH); Romsey, two, 21 May (NRJ); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 05 Aug (RAC); Fareham, one, to actinic, 09 Aug (MLO det. RJD); one, 07 Jul; one, 11 Aug (KJW);
VC12: Crawley, one, to actinic, 30 Jun (GCE)

62.006 1425 Wax Moth Galleria mellonella (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common around beehives throughout England and Ireland. Widespread in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 30-41 mm. Larva constructs, and feeds within, galleries in honeycombs.
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10697218562019
1162553919452019
1218924519512019
 
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10672
1151522
1211111

Record details:
VC10: Totland, one, 20 Sep (RTe); Freshwater Cliffs, one, 09 Jul; two, 09 Aug; Freshwater Bay, one, 14 Sep (SDa); Bonchurch, one, 13 Jul (JHa); Shanklin, one, 15 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 10 Aug (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 10 Aug; one, 15 Sep (SAB); Totton, one, 31 Jul; one, 01 Aug; one, 10 Aug (LH); Romsey, two, 31 Jul (SC); one, 18 Jul; one, 14 Aug (MB); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 04 Aug; one, to actinic, 09 Aug; one, 19 Sep; two, to actinic, 30 Jul; one, to actinic, 05 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 18 Aug; one, 19 Aug; one, 24 Aug; one, to actinic, 25 Aug (RAC); Blackfield, one, to lighted window, ♀, 09 Sep (PGS); Bitterne, one, to actinic, 31 Jul (PAB); Allbrook, one, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug (SI); Winchester, one, 31 Jul (THW); Teg Down, one, to actinic, 31 Jul (EmPe); Hill Head, one, 08 Aug (ZCa); Catisfield, one, 23 Jun; one, 10 Aug (ALR); Fareham, one, 06 Aug; one, ♀, 15 Sep (ADT); one, 06 Aug; one, 09 Aug; one, 10 Aug; one, 12 Aug; one, 24 Aug (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 12 Aug; one, to actinic, 13 Aug; one, to actinic, 16 Sep; one, to actinic, 13 Jul; one, to actinic, 03 Sep (SLB); Wickham, one, 08 Aug (JRDS); Portsmouth, one, 15 Jun (IRT); Lovedean, one, 08 Aug (ARJ); Milford on Sea, one, 25 Jun; one, 09 Jul; one, 14 Jul; one, 24 Jul (MMcM); Pennington, one, 14 Aug (RFC); Southsea, one, 29 Sep; one, 30 Sep (JGe);
VC12: Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 14 Aug (GCE); Basingstoke, one, 26 May; one, 06 Aug (MJW); one, 23 Jun (RHil); Pamber Forest, one, 31 Jul; one, 07 Aug (GJD); Alton, one, to actinic, 19 Sep (DBO); one, to actinic, 03 Sep (NDP); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 07 Aug (ASw); Yateley, one, 31 Jul; one, 08 Sep (JHH)

Phycitinae

62.007 1433 Cryptoblabes bistriga (Haworth, 1811) - Local
Local in oak woodland throughout much of England, Wales and Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight there has been a marked increase in numbers: before 1997 barely annual in appearance, after 1997 recorded in double figures in most years, with in excess of 40 in 2006. Wingspan 18-20 mm. Easily recognised by the broad, reddish fuscous median area of forewing [Goater]. Larva feeds on Oak, Alder, Birch and Bog-myrtle, living within a spun or rolled leaf, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10688819742018
1135234419512019
12748219512019
 
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11111
12100

Record details:
VC11: Wickham, one, ♀, gen det, 07 Aug (F.M.G. det. RJD);
VC12: Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD)

62.010 1449 Elegia similella (Zincken, 1818) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in oak woodland and in areas with mature oak trees, including parkland and some gardens, apparently restricted to the home counties of south-east England. In Hampshire not uncommon in the south but rather scarce in the north, except around Pamber, and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 19-22 mm. Easily identified by the blackish colour with contrasting broad white cross-lines, which reach almost to costa [Goater]. Larva feeds on the foliage of Oak, living between leaves spun together with silk, often high in the canopy.
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10325719812019
1129026519342019
12786819512019
 
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10661
11651
12495

Record details:
VC10: Parkhurst Forest, one, 29 Jun (IOu); Bonchurch, one, 24 Jun; one, 12 Jul (JHa); Shanklin, one, 17 Jun; one, 25 Jun; one, 16 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 25 Jun (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 07 Jun (SAB); Romsey, one, 07 Jul (NRJ); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 02 Jul (RAC); Allbrook, one, 30 May (SI); Catisfield, one, 23 Jun (ALR);
VC12: Pamber Forest, five, 25 Jun (GJD); Alton, one, to actinic, 15 Jun (BCA); Yateley*, one, 27 May; two, 23 Jun (JHH)

62.012 1451 Matilella fusca (Haworth, 1811) - Local
Local on heaths throughout much of the British Isles; there is evidence that is adapting to cultivated heathers and hence becoming more widespread in gardens on acid soils. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight common in suitable habitat. Wingspan 25-28 mm. Most likely to be confused with Ortholepis betulae, which see for differences, and Apomyelois bistriatella, which is broader-winged, first line is whiter and curves on to dorsum, second line curves in middle towards termen and hindwing is more opalescent with more distinct border [Goater]. Larva feeds on Heather and Bilberry, living within a spinning.
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10182118932014
1116316619512019
12371919512011
 
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10111
12111

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, one, 20 Aug (IOu);
VC12: Whitehill, one, to actinic, 27 May (ASto)

62.021 1441 Oncocera semirubella (Scopoli, 1763) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) on chalk downland and limestone cliffs in England, from Kent to Somerset and in Norfolk. On the Isle of Wight, occurs on the chalk downs, where known since the middle of the nineteenth century. First recorded in Hampshire in 1989, surprisingly in VC12 at Micheldever; since that time there have been very few inland records. Most records, however, are most likely to result from primary immigration from the continent. Wingspan 26-30 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Bird's-foot Trefoil, White Clover and Common Restharrow.
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1012751318562019
11575319812019
127719892018
 
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10782
11541
127146

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, one, 07 Aug; two, 20 Aug; Windy Corner, one, 14 Sep (IOu); Bonchurch, one, 13 Jul; one, 27 Aug (JHa); Shanklin, one, 06 Aug; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 20 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 12 Aug (RBW); Broughton*, one, to actinic, 06 Aug (GCE); Wickham Common*, one, 15 Sep (KC); Wickham*, one, 18 Jul (JRDS); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 30 Jun (JSw);
VC12: Barton Stacey*, two, to actinic, 25 Jun; two, to actinic, 16 Jul; six, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 16 Jul (GCE); Farnborough, one, 30 Jun (KBW)

62.022 1443 Pempelia genistella (Duponchel, 1836) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) on heathland in southern England, from Sussex to Dorset, where predominantly coastal. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight almost exclusively recorded within a few miles of the coast, with a handful of records inland from the New Forest and the heaths in the north-east of the county. Wingspan 26-29 mm. Coloration more ochreous than in related species; black edging of cross-lines usually a prominent feature [Goater]. Larva feeds on Gorse, on which the larval webs are abundant in spring.
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10654618002019
11494115418002019
12142819812018
 
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10793
1117193
12871

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, one, 07 Aug (IOu); Totland, one, gen det, 26 Jul (SAK-J det. Plant. Colin & Knill-Jones. Robin); Freshwater Cliffs, one, 16 Jul (SDa); Mottistone Down*, larva, two, field observation, in web & larval tube on shoots of Ulex europaea, 16 Sep (PBa); Shanklin, one, 02 Aug; Bembridge Fort, three, 06 Aug (IOu); Whitecliff Bay, larva, field observation, several larval tubes and webbing, with larvae, in shoots of Ulex europaea, 01 Oct (PBa);
VC11: Shatterford, NF*, one, 14 Jul; 14 Jul (RBW, MWa); Woodlands, New Forest*, 17 Jun (RBW); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 23 Jun; one, to actinic, 24 Jun; two, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 26 Jul; two, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 14 Aug; one, to actinic, 15 Aug (RAC); Titchfield Haven NNR, one, 12 Jul (KC det. RJD); Catisfield, one, 23 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun (ALR); Portsmouth, three, 26 Jun; one, 15 Jul (IRT); Sway, one, to actinic, 22 Jul (S&SL); Pennington, one, 10 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 16 Jul; one, 23 Jul (RHil); Warren Hill, Liss Forest*, one, 25 Jul (RJM); Whitehill*, one, 23 Jul (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun; Long Valley, Fleet, one, netted, 20 Jun (JHH, AMD); Yateley*, one, 07 Aug; one, 31 Jul (JHH)

62.023 1442 Pempelia palumbella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Local on heathland throughout Britain, apart from northern Scotland. Fairly common in Hampshire in the New Forest and on the north-eastern heaths, but rather uncommon elsewhere in the county and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 22-28 mm. Recognised by the combination of plumbeous coloration, pale first line and small black scale-tuft [Goater]. Larva feeds on Heather, Heath Milkwort and Wild Thyme.
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10292719622019
1131640519512019
12737119512019
 
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Quantity
1113121
12751

Record details:
VC11: Brockwood, one, 19 Jun (SDut); Hale Purlieu, one, to actinic, 13 Aug (MCu); Shatterford, NF, one, 14 Jul (RBW, MWa); Woodlands, New Forest, 04 Jun (RBW); Totton, one, 15 Jun; one, 17 Aug (LH); Romsey, one, 02 Jun (SLay); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 15 Jun; one, to actinic, 20 Jun; one, to actinic, 23 Jun; one, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun (RAC); Southampton, one, to UV, 18 Aug (JVet);
VC12: Basingstoke*, one, 26 Jun (MJW); Silchester Common, one, 14 Jun (JLe); Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, 27 Jun (RJM); Castle Bottom NNR, netted, 18 May (JHH); 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Fleet, one, 06 Aug (AGi); Yateley*, one, 23 Jun (JHH)

Basingstoke; 26/06/2020; Mike Wall
Basingstoke, 26/06/2020 (Mike Wall)
62.024 1445 Rhodophaea formosa (Haworth, 1811) - Local
Local in hedgerows throughout much of south-east England. Distributed widely across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, and apparently increasing again after the sharp decreases associated with Dutch Elm Disease. Wingspan 20-23 mm. This species can be recognised by the soft red and grey mottling of the forewing, and prominent median blotch. Larva feeds on Elm, living within a spun or rolled leaf, and over-wintering as a pupa.
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10566718002019
11998318002019
12545619512019
 
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10493
11732
12331

Record details:
VC10: Kingston, two, 24 Jun; one, 02 Jul; three, 16 Jul (ENes); Bonchurch*, three, 25 Jun (JHa);
VC11: Winchester, one, 17 Jul (THW); Northney, Hayling Island, 14 Jun; 15 Jun; 26 Jun; 01 Jul; 21 Aug (JWP); Burton, nr Christchurch, two, 23 Jul (JSw);
VC12: Crawley, one, to actinic, 30 Jun; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (DAS)

62.025 1454b Dioryctria sylvestrella (Ratzeburg, 1840) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in pine woodland in south-eastern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread, but thinly distributed throughout much of the county, remaining very uncommon on the Island. Resident population probably increased by migration from the continent, particularly in 2006. Wingspan 28-35 mm. The genus Dioryctria contains four closely related species in Britain, which require close examination to separate: in D. sylvestrella the subterminal line is generally smooth with a single waved kink its mid-point, in the other three species this line is dentate from the mid-point to the dorsum. Larva feeds on Scots Pine, Maritime Pine and Corsican Pine.
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10233020032019
1111011620002019
12304220052019
 
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10441
1112122
12541

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 19 Jun; one, 24 Jun; one, 25 Jun (JHa); Shanklin, one, 25 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Ashurst, NF, one, 10 Aug; one, 18 Sep (SAB); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 22 Jul (JRMi); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, 04 Sep (RAC); Winchester, one, 17 Jul (THW); Wickham, one, 21 Jul; two, 22 Jul; one, 23 Jul; one, 05 Aug (JRDS); Pennington, one, 24 Jun (RFC); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa);
VC12: Liss Forest, one, gen det, 27 Jun; Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, gen det, 18 Jul; one, gen det, 25 Jul (RJM); Castle Bottom NNR*, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 24 Jul (ASw)

62.026 1454a Dioryctria schuetzeella Fuchs, 1899 - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in pine woodland in south-eastern England. Restricted to the New Forest, although there have been no reports in recent years. Scattered sightings elsewhere, including from Freshwater in 1985. Some of these, if not all, may not stand up to critical examination. Wingspan 26-28 mm. The genus Dioryctria contains four closely related species in Britain, which require close examination to separate: D. schuetzeella is the smallest and more contrasting of the four, with fascia and discal spot broader and whiter. Larva feeds on Norway Spruce, living between needles spun together with silk.
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102119811985
119619811999
124319812006
 
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12111

Record details:
VC12: Warren Hill, Liss Forest*, one, gen det, 18 Jul (RJM)

62.027 1455 Dioryctria simplicella Heinemann, 1863 - Local
Local in pine woodland throughout much of England and Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight common where there is pine on heaths and plantations throughout the county, but distinctly uncommon on the Island. Wingspan 24-30 mm. The genus Dioryctria contains four closely related species in Britain, which require close examination to separate: D. simplicella is usually more uniformly grey in appearance than the other three species, exhibiting a reduction in contrast between the ground colour of the forewing and the paler cross-lines and discal spot. Larva feeds within young shoots of Scots Pine, Corsican Pine and Maritime Pine.
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103019811995
1117916219692019
12758119812019
 
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11541
1220273

Record details:
VC11: Brockwood, one, 04 Jul (SDut); Woodlands, New Forest, 24 Jun (RBW); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jun (GCE); Winchester, one, 31 Jul (THW); Fareham, one, ♂, gen det, 18 Jul (KJW det. RJD);
VC12: Harewood Forest*, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (GCE); Liss Forest, three, gen det, 27 Jun; Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, gen det, 04 Jul; one, gen det, 18 Jul; one, 18 Jul; one, 18 Jul; Liss Forest, one, 25 Jul; three, 01 Aug; Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, 05 Sep (RJM); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 21 May; two, to actinic, 04 Jul; two, to actinic, 07 Jul; two, to actinic, 24 Jul; one, to actinic, 18 Aug; one, to actinic, 21 Aug; one, 11 Sep; one, 14 Sep (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); one, to actinic, 16 Aug (JHH); Fleet, two, 06 Aug (AGi)

62.028 1454 Dioryctria abietella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in pine woodland throughout southern England, also appearing as a migrant from mainland Europe away from the vicinity of pines. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight closely associated with Scots Pine, and fairly common in the county. Wingspan 27-33 mm. The genus Dioryctria contains four closely related species in Britain, which require close examination to separate: D. abietella is most likely to be confused with D. sylvestrella, which see for a description of the differences. Larva feeds within young shoots of Scots Pine, Norway Spruce and European Larch.
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10454719372019
1145146719512019
121169619512019
 
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10441
11871
12551

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater, one, to actinic, 19 Sep (PBa); Kingston, one, 16 Jul (ENes); Bonchurch, one, 07 Jun (JHa); Shanklin, one, gen det, 09 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 23 May (SDut); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 23 Jun; one, to actinic, 11 Jun (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 18 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 05 Aug; one, to actinic, 07 Aug (RAC); Northney, Hayling Island, 13 Jul (JWP);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 23 Jun; one, 26 Jun (MJW); one, 16 Jul (RHil); Liss, one, 31 Jul (LBe); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 16 Jul (ASto)

Basingstoke; 23/06/2020; Mike Wall
Basingstoke, 23/06/2020 (Mike Wall)
62.029 1452 Phycita roborella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in oak woodland, deciduous woodland and areas with scattered trees throughout much of England; rare in Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight the commonest phycitine throughout much of the region, and one of the easiest to identify. Wingspan 24-29 mm. Easily recognised by the reddish admixture of the forewing, together with the broadly triangular dark patch before first line [Goater]. Larva feeds on Oak, living between leaves spun together with silk.
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Last
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1016126518562019
112820494219512019
121023292719512019
 
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Quantity
108135
1146482
126619545

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 11 Jun, 1 (JHa) Latest: Cranmore, 25 Jul, 0 (CHic) Max count: Firestone Copse, 21 Jul, 5 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Botley, 13 Jun, 1 (SLB) Latest: Pennington, 19 Sep, 1 (RFC) Max count: Pig Bush, NF, 17 Jul, 2 (CL)
VC12: Earliest: Pamber Forest, 17 Jun, 1 (GJD) Latest: Whitehill, 11 Sep, 1 (ASto) Max count: Pamber Forest, 31 Jul, 45 (GJD)

62.032 1465 Nephopterix angustella (Hübner, 1796) - Local
Local and increasing in hedgerows, scrub and gardens throughout southern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight numbers recorded on the county database have increased significantly since the mid 1990s, with an average of five annual records between 1995 and 2002, increasing to more than 20 annual records between 2003 and 2005, and an unprecedented 80 in 2006: this was a good year for migrants, and it is certain that the resident population is strengthened by arrivals from the continent at times. Wingspan 20-25 mm. The bar of blackish raised scales from dorsum to shortly beyond middle of wing render the species unmistakable [Goater]. Larva feeds within berries of Spindle, perhaps increasingly making use of garden forms, such as Euonymus japonicus, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10765119002019
1138637719512019
1220724819512019
 
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1019142
1121201
12551

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, two, 20 Aug (IOu); Tennyson Down, larval feeding signs, field observation, larval webbing and feeding signs on fruits of Euonymus europaeus, 25 Sep (PBa); Totland, one, 20 Sep (RTe); Freshwater Cliffs, one, 09 Aug; one, 08 Sep (SDa); Freshwater, larval feeding signs, field observation, larval webs and feeding signs on fruit of Euonymus europaeus, 22 Sep; Ningwood Common, larval feeding signs, field observation, larval webs and feeding signs on fruits of Euonymus europaeus, 23 Sep; Cranmore, larval feeding signs, field observation, larval webs and feeding signs on seed heads of Euonymus europaeus, 23 Sep (PBa); Bonchurch, one, 07 Jun; one, 08 Jun; one, 11 Jun (JHa); Haseley Manor, one, gen det, 06 Jul; Shanklin, one, 02 Jun; one, 14 Aug; one, 14 Sep; two, 15 Sep (IOu); Binfield, larval feeding signs, field observation, larval workings on fruits of Euonymus europaeus, 13 Sep; Brading*, larval feeding signs, field observation, larval webs and feeding signs on fruits of Euonymus europaeus, 19 Sep; Bembridge Marsh*, larval feeding signs, field observation, larval webs and feeding signs on fruits of Euonymus europaeus, 19 Sep (PBa);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 11 Aug (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 08 Aug; one, 10 Aug; one, 15 Sep; one, 22 Sep (SAB); Totton, one, 21 May; one, 28 May; one, 02 Jun; one, 07 Aug; one, 11 Aug (LH); Fareham, one, to actinic, 30 May; one, to actinic, 13 Jun (MLO); one, 16 Aug (KJW); Wickham Common, one, 14 Aug (KC); Portsmouth, one, 03 Aug (IRT); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 09 Aug (APar); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 09 Jun; one, 11 Aug; one, 13 Aug (JSw); Pennington, one, 08 Aug (RFC); Southsea, one, 26 Jun (JGe);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 28 Jul; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 08 Jun (GCE); Basingstoke, one, 01 Jun (MJW); one, 31 Jul (RHil)

62.033 1435 Acrobasis tumidana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Migrant
Immigrant from mainland Europe to southern England, with records north to Lancashire. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight barely annual, except in 2004 when five were recorded, all in the first half of August. Wingspan 19-24 mm. Forewing markings similar to those of C. repandana, but differs in having a ridge of reddish, raised scales distal to first line [Goater]. Larva feeds on Oak, living within a spun or rolled leaf.
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1091318732019
11272619832019
122220122019
 
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10221
11431
12111

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 09 Aug; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 31 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest*, 11 Aug (RBW); Hill Head, one, 08 Aug (ZCa); Fareham, one, to actinic, 11 Aug (MLO); Portsmouth, one, 31 Jul (IRT)
VC12: Alton*, one, to actinic, 11 Aug (NDP)

Alton; 12/08/2020; Nigel Peace
Alton, 12/08/2020 (Nigel Peace)
62.034 1436 Acrobasis repandana (Fabricius, 1798) - Common
Common in oak and other deciduous woodland and areas with scattered oak-trees throughout England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly frequent in old oak woodland, scarce away from that biotope. Wingspan 20-25 mm. Forewing markings similar to those of C. tumidana, but C. tumidana differs in having a ridge of reddish, raised scales distal to first line, another cluster of such scales at base of wing, and more indistinct, wavy second line [Goater]. Larva feeds on Oak, living between leaves spun together with silk, often high in the canopy.
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10396119812019
1130430419512019
1220766419512019
 
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102723585
1127475
1210177

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, one, 07 Aug (IOu); Kingston*, one, 24 Jun (ENes); Parkhurst Forest, one, 29 Jun (IOu); Wheelers Bay, one, 08 Aug (ABu); Bonchurch, 33, 24 Jun; 49, 25 Jun; two, 12 Jul; three, 13 Jul (JHa); Haseley Manor, one, 06 Jul; Shanklin, 31, 24 Jun; 85, 25 Jun; one, 26 Jun; one, 05 Jul; two, 06 Jul; two, 07 Jul; two, 08 Jul; one, 14 Jul; three, 16 Jul; one, 17 Jul; four, 20 Jul; one, 22 Jul; one, 08 Aug; two, 09 Aug; one, 13 Aug; one, 14 Aug; one, 18 Aug (IOu); Broadley Copse, three, to actinic, 25 Jun (JBa);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 04 Jul (SDut); Woodlands, New Forest, 24 Jun (RBW); Romsey, one, 24 Jun (SC); four, 25 Jun (NRJ); Dibden Purlieu, three, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 09 Aug (RAC); Allbrook, one, 23 Jun; two, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, 30 Jul (SI); Catisfield, one, 15 Jun; four, to actinic, 25 Jun (ALR); Botley, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (SLB); Wickham, one, 28 Jun; one, 29 Jun (JRDS); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 25 Jun (APar); Burton, nr Christchurch, three, 09 Jun; three, 07 Jul (JSw); Milford on Sea, one, 25 Jun; one, 17 Jul (MMcM); Pennington, two, 29 May; five, 02 Jun; one, 24 Jun; one, 13 Aug (RFC); Southsea, four, 25 Jun; one, 26 Jun; one, 17 Jul; one, 01 Aug (JGe);
VC12: Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 23 Jul; Harewood Forest, three, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 23 Jul (GCE); Axmansford, one, 23 Jul; seven, 13 Jul (ACB); Basingstoke, one, 26 Jun (MJW); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Farnborough, one, 14 Jul (KBW)

Basingstoke; 26/06/2020; Mike Wall
Basingstoke, 26/06/2020 (Mike Wall)
62.035 1439 Acrobasis advenella (Zincken, 1818) - Common
Common in hedgerows and gardens throughout Britain, except the far north. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 19-24 mm. Similar to, but usually smaller than, T. suavella. Larva feeds on Blackthorn and Rowan, living between flowers and leaves spun together with silk.
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1011717518892019
112597364619512019
12748114419512019
 
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10100
11801135
1245724

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Cranmore, 09 Aug, 0 (CHic) Latest: Cranmore, 09 Aug, 0 (CHic) Max count: Cranmore, 09 Aug, 0 (CHic)
VC11: Earliest: Totton, 09 Jun, 1 (LH) Latest: Totton, 23 Aug, 1 (LH) Max count: Ashurst, NF, 12 Aug, 5 (SAB)
VC12: Earliest: Basingstoke, 24 Jun, 1 (MJW) Latest: Whitehill, 21 Aug, 1 (ASto) Max count: Barton Stacey, 11 Aug, 4 (GCE)

62.036 1438 Acrobasis suavella (Zincken, 1818) - Local
Local in hedgerows and scrub throughout southern England. Wingspan 23-25 mm. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Similar to, but larger than, T. advenella. Larva feeds on Blackthorn and Hawthorn, living within a silken gallery between the leaves.
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1015118818562019
1162359619512019
1221725619512019
 
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10307710
1125252
1216161

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, one, 20 Aug (IOu); Bonchurch, one, 25 Jun (JHa); Haseley Manor, five, 11 Aug; Shanklin, one, 13 Jun; one, 15 Jun; one, 22 Jun; two, 24 Jun; three, 25 Jun; one, 01 Jul; one, 07 Jul; two, 12 Jul; one, 17 Jul; one, 20 Jul; four, 22 Jul; two, 26 Jul; one, 29 Jul; two, 30 Jul; two, 03 Aug; one, 05 Aug; three, 06 Aug; one, 07 Aug; 10, 08 Aug; nine, 09 Aug; three, 11 Aug; four, 13 Aug; six, 14 Aug; one, 20 Aug; two, 23 Aug; Shanklin Upper Chine, three, 08 Aug; Firestone Copse, two, 21 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 14 Aug (SDut); Woodlands, New Forest, 31 May (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 06 Aug (SAB); Lee, one, 18 Jul (CTh); East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug (GCE); Romsey, one, 16 Jul; two, 18 Jul; one, 08 Aug (MB); Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Jul; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 15 Jul; one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Teg Down, one, to actinic, 03 Aug (EmPe); Fareham, one, 21 Jul; one, 31 Jul; one, 07 Aug (IMcP); one, to actinic, 23 Jul (MLO); one, 09 Jul (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 04 Aug (SLB); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 09 Jul; one, 15 Jul; one, 06 Aug (APar); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 07 Jul (JSw);
VC12: Wherwell, one, to actinic, 29 Jun; one, to actinic, 29 Jun; one, to actinic, 29 Jul; Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 23 Jul; Crawley, one, to actinic, 21 Jul; one, to actinic, 30 Jun (GCE); Harestock, one, to actinic, 17 Jul (GRog); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 08 Jun; one, to actinic, 08 Jun; one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 08 Jun; one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 22 Jun (GCE); Cheriton*, one, to actinic, 31 Jul (DAS); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 24 Jul (ASto)

62.037 1440 Acrobasis marmorea (Haworth, 1811) - Local
Local in hedgerows and scrub throughout England and Wales, more numerous in the south. Fairly widespread in southern Hampshire, but remaining distinctly scarce in northern Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 18-23 mm. Has shorter, blunter forewing than other British Trachycera, and costa is straighter [Goater]. Larva feeds on Blackthorn and Hawthorn, living within a silken tube or tent.
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10736718562019
1136441819512019
12442919512019
 
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10782
1122294
12353

Record details:
VC10: Kingston, one, 01 Jul; one, 02 Jul; one, 06 Jul; two, 16 Jul; one, 19 Jul (ENes); Rookley, one, to actinic, 10 Jul (JBa); Shanklin, one, 25 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Matley Wood, NF, 05 Aug (RBW, MWa); Woodlands, New Forest, 04 Jun (RBW); Totton, one, 30 Jun (LH); Titchfield Haven NNR, four, 17 Jul (F.M.G.); Fareham, one, to actinic, 30 Jul; one, to actinic, 08 Aug (MLO); Portsmouth, one, 21 Jun; three, 25 Jun; one, 11 Jul (IRT); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 15 Jul; one, 10 Aug (APar); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 09 Jun; one, 30 Jun; one, 04 Jul; one, 07 Jul; one, 23 Jul; one, 29 Jul (JSw); Pennington, three, 24 Jun; one, 31 Jul; two, 08 Aug; two, 10 Aug; one, 17 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; three, to actinic, 25 Jun (GCE)

Barton Stacey; 25/06/2020; Glynne Evans
Barton Stacey, 25/06/2020 (Glynne Evans)
62.038 1437 Acrobasis consociella (Hübner, [1813]) - Local
Local in oak and other deciduous woodland and areas with scattered oak-trees throughout most of the British Isles, but not in northern Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widely distributed and fairly common. Wingspan 19-22 mm. A greyer species than Conobathra repandana or C. tumidana, differing particularly in the greyer basal area of the forewing, which is distinctly reddish in the Conobathra, although in some parts of the country, the median and outer parts of the wing are purplish or crimson, the basal area is always grey [Goater]. Larva feeds on Oak, living gregariously within spun or rolled leaves.
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10646718502019
1142137019512019
1216116719512019
 
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10232
1127292
1217161

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 03 Aug; Borthwood Copse, Winford, two, 23 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 20 Jun (CTh); Totton, one, 23 Jun; one, 20 Jul; one, 08 Aug; one, 10 Aug (LH); Timsbury, one, 12 Jul (TRa); Romsey, two, 25 Jun (SC); Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Sep; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 22 Jul; one, to actinic, 15 Jun; one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, 19 Sep (RAC); Allbrook, one, 07 Jul; one, 06 Aug (SI); Winchester, one, 31 Jul (THW); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jun; two, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Titchfield Haven NNR, one, 17 Jul (F.M.G. det. RJD); Catisfield, one, 15 Jun (ALR); Wickham, one, 07 Aug (F.M.G.); one, 16 Jul; one, 17 Jul; one, 18 Jul (JRDS); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 02 Jun (JSw); Pennington, one, 07 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Wherwell, one, to actinic, 29 Jul; Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 23 Jul; one, to actinic, 23 Jul; Crawley, one, to actinic, 21 Jul; one, to actinic, 09 Jun; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 12 Jul; Wonston , one, to actinic, 17 Jul (GCE); Preston Candover, one, 12 Jul (MJW); Pamber Forest, one, 13 Jul; one, 31 Jul (GJD); Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, 27 Jun (RJM); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Fleet, one, 06 Aug (AGi); Yateley*, one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, 23 Jun; one, 08 Aug (JHH)

62.039 1486 Apomyelois bistriatella (Hulst, 1887) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) on burnt areas in heathland throughout southern England, but erratically and in mobile colonies. in Hampshire, found on the heaths of the New Forest and in the north-east, and an occasional wanderer elsewhere; recently recorded at Totland on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 18-25 mm. The main confusion species are Pyla fusca and Ortholepis betulae, which see. Larva feeds on the fungus Daldinia concentrica growing on Birch and Gorse
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106919292012
11776419312018
12241319512016
 
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11111

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VC11: Totton, one, 01 Jun (LH)

62.042 1458 Thistle Ermine Myelois circumvoluta (Fourcroy, 1785) - Common
Common on rough ground and chalk downland throughout southern Britain. Widespread and common in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 27-33 mm. Considerable larger than the superficially similar Yponomeuta, and with fewer and larger black spots, with Y. sedella perhaps the closest match in pattern. Larva feeds on flowers and stems of Greater Burdock.
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1017922618562019
11983124819512019
1235333619512019
 
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1016182
1125242
1217202

Record details:
VC10: Kingston, two, 22 Jun; one, 24 Jun; one, 28 Jun; one, 16 Jul (ENes); Bonchurch, one, 25 May; one, 26 May; one, 27 May; one, 29 May; two, 30 May; one, 08 Jun; one, 11 Jun; one, 15 Jun; one, 24 Jun (JHa); Rookley, one, to actinic, 22 Jun (JBa); Shanklin, one, 25 Jun; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 02 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 29 May (RBW); Totton, one, 13 Jun (LH); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 09 Jul; Ashley, one, to actinic, 23 Jun; one, to actinic, 23 Jun; one, to actinic, 15 Jun (GCE); Botley, one, to actinic, 06 Jul; one, to actinic, 30 May; two, to actinic, 02 Jun; one, to actinic, 11 Jun; one, to actinic, 13 Jun; one, to actinic, 15 Jun; one, to actinic, 16 Jun; one, to actinic, 21 Jun; one, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 23 Jun; one, to actinic, 07 Jul (SLB); Portsmouth, one, 01 Jun; two, 25 Jun; one, 10 Jul (IRT); Northney, Hayling Island, 21 Jun; 01 Jul (JWP); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 21 May; one, 29 May; one, 17 Jul (JSw);
VC12: Longstock, two, to actinic, 29 May; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 01 Jun; one, to actinic, 07 Jun; Goodworth Clatford, two, to actinic, 30 May; one, to actinic, 30 May; one, to actinic, 30 May; Wherwell, one, to actinic, 13 Jun; one, to actinic, 13 Jun; two, to actinic, 13 Jun; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 16 Jun; one, to actinic, 16 Jun; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 27 May; one, to actinic, 27 May; one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 08 Jun; one, to actinic, 27 May; one, to actinic, 27 May (GCE)

62.043 1464 Gymnancyla canella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Nationally Scarce A
Nationally scarce (Na) on sandy beaches by the sea from Sussex to Dorset. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight the foodplant is local and uncommon and the moth has occurred only sporadically along the Solent coast of both counties, in the Christchurch area, Pennington, Freshwater, St Helens and Hayling. Wingspan 22-25 mm. This species bears some resemblance to a Homoeosoma or Phycitodes, but may be distinguished at once by the long, porrected labial palpi which in the other genera are shorter and ascending [Goater]. Larva feeds within stems of Prickly Saltwort, over-wintering as a pupa.
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104419551995
115319812013
 
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11111

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VC11: Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, not verified, 14 Jun (APar)

62.048 1470 Euzophera pinguis (Haworth, 1811) - Common
Common in woodland and hedgerows throughout much of southern England. in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, widespread throughout, although seldom more than a few individuals are recorded from any locality. Wingspan 23-28 mm. The irregular transverse banding of ochreous and black on forewing makes this an easy species to identify [Goater]. Larva feeds within bark of Ash, eventually killing the tree if present in sufficient numbers.
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Record
1014117119002019
111955221819512019
1255269219512019
 
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Quantity
1026568
111692397
1239473

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 08 Jun, 1 (IOu) Latest: West High Down Quarry, 20 Aug, 3 (IOu) Max count: West High Down Quarry, 07 Aug, 8 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Ashurst, NF, 27 May, 2 (SAB) Latest: Tuckton, Bournemouth, 08 Sep, 1 (APar) Max count: West Meon, 31 Jul, 7 (F.M.G.)
VC12: Earliest: Basingstoke, 26 May, 2 (RHil) Latest: Crawley, 26 Aug, 1 (GCE) Max count: Hammer Vale, Woolmer, 18 Jul, 3 (ASw)

Basingstoke; 31/07/2020; Mike Wall
Basingstoke, 31/07/2020 (Mike Wall)
62.053 1467 Ancylosis oblitella (Zeller, 1848) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) on saltmarshes and waste ground in parts of south-eastern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight most records are from near the coast and east of Southampton, with a scattering inland in the county and on the Island. Wingspan 18-22 mm. Most easily recognised by the presence of dark blotch on dorsum basal to first line, and pale, dentate cross-lines [Goater]. Larva feeds on Orache and Goosefoot.
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10292618742007
11646519512017
129519512009
 
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10221

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Bay, one, to actinic, gen det, 17 Sep (PBa); Wheelers Bay, one, 16 Sep (ABu)

62.054 1481 Homoeosoma sinuella (Fabricius, 1794) - Common
Common in dry open areas, calcareous grassland, sand-dunes, waste ground and embankments throughout southern England and south Wales. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 18-23 mm. An unmistakable species characterised by the ochreous, dark-banded forewing [Goater]. Larva feeds within roots of Greater and Ribwort Plantain.
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1013618219732019
11983128519512019
1225033119512019
 
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Quantity
1029494
11911244
1229416

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch Down, 09 May, 1 (IOu) Latest: West High Down Quarry, 20 Aug, 2 (IOu) Max count: Bonchurch, 02 Jun, 4 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Totton, 19 May, 1 (LH) Latest: Winchester, 21 Aug, 1 (THW) Max count: Twyford, 15 Jun, 4 (RJD)
VC12: Earliest: Over Wallop, 21 May, 1 (CM) Latest: Chilbolton, 15 Sep, 1 (GCE) Max count: Basingstoke, 23 Jun, 6 (RHil)

62.055 1480 Homoeosoma nebulella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) on rough ground throughout much of southern England, north to Yorkshire. Rather uncommon in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, where recorded in most years, mainly from the western chalk and south-east. Wingspan 20-27 mm. Usually larger than Phycitodes binaevella, though a more delicate-looking insect, and characterised by the pale coloration, weak markings, and above all by the dark shadow along the outer-half of the costa of the forewing [Goater]. Larva feeds within flowerheads of Spear Thistle.
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1013618562007
11636419732018
12232119512019
 
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Quantity
10221
11211
12111

Record details:
VC10: Wheelers Bay, one, 08 Aug (ABu); Rookley, one, 08 Jun (JBa);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 11 Aug (RBW); Totton, one, 08 Aug (LH);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 26 Jun (MJW)

62.057 1485 Phycitodes maritima (Tengström, 1848) - Local
Local in rough meadows and waste ground throughout much of England, especially in the south-east, and also in the Scottish Highlands. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight under-recorded and confusable with the other Phycitodes species, and has been bred on several occasions from the heads of Common Ragwort, from both coastal and inland localities - despite its specific name, it is not tied to the coast. Wingspan 18-22 mm. This species is intermediate in size between P. binaevella and P. saxicola, is shorter-winged than the former and more robust than the latter; its spot pattern resembles that of P. saxicola, though the slightly different positioning of the two discal dots does seem to be fairly constant [Goater]. Larva feeds within flowerheads of Yarrow, Tansy, Groundsel and Common Ragwort.
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10151119002018
1136938419512019
12393519512018
 
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11331

Record details:
VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 08 Sep (GCE); Fareham, one, gen det, 09 May (KJW det. RJD); Portsmouth, one, 24 May (IRT)

62.058 1483 Phycitodes binaevella (Hübner, [1813]) - Common
Common in rough ground and meadows throughout England and Ireland. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 22-27 mm. This easiest of the Phycitodes to identify, more robust than its congeners and more strongly marked, with the three dots well-developed and characteristically placed [Goater]. Larva feeds within flowerheads of Thistle, Tansy and Mugwort.
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109810618932019
1144044119512019
1225528319512019
 
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1011163
11892
1214152

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 09 Jul; two, 09 Aug (SDa); Shippards Chine, Compton Bay, three, 16 Jul; Brook, three, 16 Jul (IOu); Kingston, one, 01 Jul (ENes); Bonchurch, one, 20 Jun; one, 13 Jul (JHa); Shanklin, one, 25 Jun; one, 14 Jul; one, 16 Jul; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 02 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Totton, one, 13 Jun (LH); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 08 Jul (JRMi); Winchester, two, 07 Jul (THW); Fareham, one, 25 May (ADT); Hilltop, The Hangers, one, 01 Aug (SI); Portsmouth, one, 23 Jun; one, 29 Jul (IRT); Pennington, one, 10 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Over Wallop, one, 27 Aug (CM); Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 01 Jun; Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 16 Aug; Wherwell, one, to actinic, 29 Jul; Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; Barton Stacey, two, to actinic, 12 Jul (GCE); Harestock, one, to actinic, 21 Jun (GRog); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 16 Jul (GCE); Basingstoke, one, 24 Jun (MJW); one, 12 Jul (RHil); Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, 04 Jul (RJM); Farnborough, one, 23 Jul (KBW)

62.064 1473 Cacao Moth Ephestia elutella (Hübner, 1796) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) and the Ephestia most frequently caught in the wild away from the south, where E. unicolorella predominates. Occasionally recorded at light traps in the south, but undoubtedly overlooked. Thoroughly naturalised, through accidental introduction in dried goods, in barns, warehouses and granaries throughout much of the British Isles, where it may still be a pest in warehouses. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight scattered records throughout, mostly at light. Wingspan 14-20 mm. One of six very similar species of Ephestia found in the UK, which are generally separable only by dissection of the genitalia, most wild-caught individuals being E. unicolorella, with the other five species favouring warehouses. Larva feeds on Cocoa, Tobacco, hay, decaying vegetable matter, dried fruit, nuts, cereals and grain, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas.
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11151319512011
124119512017
 
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11342

Record details:
VC11: Winchester, one, 03 May; two, 26 May; one, 16 Jun (THW)

62.065 1474 Ephestia woodiella Richards & Thomson, 1932 - Local
Local in gardens and farmland throughout much of southern England. An outdoor species compared to other Ephestia species recorded in Britain, except E. elutella, which tend to be very rare pests of warehouses and stored food. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common, but being nondescript, it is almost certainly under-recorded. Wingspan 14-20 mm. One of six very similar species of Ephestia found in the UK, which are reliably separable only by dissection of the genitalia: however the overwhelming majority of wild-caught individuals that have been critically examined have proved to be the current species, with the other five species being very rare or favouring warehouses. Larva feeds on detritus, dead leaves and dry vegetable matter.

Renamed woodiella (Richards & Thomson, 1932) in the ABH 2019 UK checklist update. Formerly known as Ephestia parasitella spp. unicolorella, it was then raised to specific status as Ephestia unicolorella. In Leraut (2014) the species was split into three, with unicolorella being listed as a distinct species known only from Turkey and Spain. Records previously assigned to parasitella or unicolorella are amalgamated here.

Update: January 2021 (taxonomy)
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10629419512019
112395466619512019
1230646719512019
 
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1022396
1115231012
12223714

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Sandpit Copse, 20 May, 1 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 23 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 02 Jun, 6 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Southsea, 24 Apr, 1 (JRL) Latest: Southsea, 12 Aug, 1 (JGe) Max count: Southsea, 01 Jun, 12 (JRL)
VC12: Earliest: Yateley, 09 May, 1 (JHH) Latest: Yateley, 12 Aug, 1 (JHH) Max count: Yateley, 26 May, 14 (JHH)

Pyralinae

62.070 1414 Synaphe punctalis (Fabricius, 1775) - Local
Local on shingle beaches, sand-dunes, chalky ground and dry open areas in parts of southern England, predominantly coastal. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight common to very common on the coast, occasional inland where it has evidently decreased since the 1970s. Wingspan 22-27 mm. Long-legged, like Dolicharthria punctalis but that has a white discal spot, and second line is much more irregular and less conspicuous [Goater]. Larva feeds on various mosses, often on the ground.
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10487118018562019
112301796118002019
126911119512019
 
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Quantity
104621040
11831319
1224366

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 02 Jun, 1 (JHa) Latest: Haseley Manor, 11 Aug, 2 (IOu) Max count: Shippards Chine, Compton Bay, 16 Jul, 40 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Totton, 09 Jun, 1 (LH) Latest: Botley, 28 Sep, 1 (SLB) Max count: Burton, nr Christchurch, 10 Jul, 9 (JSw)
VC12: Earliest: Chilbolton, 16 Jun, 1 (GCE) Latest: Yateley, 31 Jul, 1 (JHH) Max count: Crawley, 30 Jun, 6 (GCE)

62.072 1417 Meal Moth Pyralis farinalis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in farm buildings, barns, warehouses and granaries, also sometimes in houses, across much of Britain, occasionally recorded in the wider countryside. Distributed widely and evenly over Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, with no particular pattern. Wingspan 22-30 mm. Nocturnal, but often easy to find on walls during the day. Main confusion species are P. lienigialis, which is much darker and lacks contrastingly pale median area, and Painted Meal Moth P. pictalis, which has straighter fasciae on forewing. Larva feeds on dried goods, cereals, grain and dry vegetable matter.
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10442618562018
11109195419512019
1217416419512019
 
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Quantity
10771
1174822
1215162

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 16 Jul; one, 08 Sep (SDa); Afton Marsh, one, to light, 28 Sep (IOu); Cranmore, one, field observation, 09 Aug (KNow); Kingston, one, 24 Jun (ENes); Bonchurch, one, 22 Jun (JHa); Shanklin, one, 18 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Totton, one, 05 Jul; two, 06 Jul; one, 07 Jul; one, 12 Jul; two, 15 Jul; one, 16 Jul; two, 17 Jul; one, 23 Jul; one, 28 Jul; one, 29 Jul; one, 30 Jul; one, 31 Jul; one, 01 Aug; one, 07 Aug; one, 11 Aug; one, 19 Sep (LH); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 10 Aug (RAC); Allbrook, one, to actinic, 14 Aug (SI); Locks Heath, two, 09 Jun (PAS); Catisfield, one, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, 12 Aug (ALR); Fareham, one, 02 Jun; one, 09 Jun; one, 17 Jul; one, 11 Aug; one, 16 Sep; one, 22 Sep (IMcP); one, to actinic, 01 Jun; one, to actinic, 11 Jun; two, to actinic, 16 Jun; one, to actinic, 15 Jul; one, to actinic, 14 Sep; one, to actinic, 29 Sep (MLO); one, 01 Jun; one, 14 Jun; one, 17 Jun; one, 23 Jun; one, 25 Jun; one, 01 Jul; one, 13 Jul; one, 23 Jul; one, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug; one, 10 Aug; one, 12 Aug; one, 13 Aug; one, 15 Aug; one, 16 Aug; one, 18 Aug; one, 26 Aug; one, 08 Sep; one, 15 Sep; one, to a lighted window, 21 Sep; one, 28 Sep; one, 29 Sep; one, 01 Oct (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 18 Jun; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 04 Aug (SLB); Portsmouth, one, 21 Jun; two, 15 Jul; two, 31 Jul; two, 05 Aug; one, 28 Sep (IRT); Lovedean, one, 14 Jul; one, 19 Jul (ARJ); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 09 Jun (JSw); Southsea, one, 18 Jun; one, 26 Jun (JGe); one, 26 May; one, 01 Jun; one, 02 Jun (JRL);
VC12: Harestock, one, to actinic, 31 May (GRog); Basingstoke, one, 20 Jun (MJW); Warren Hill, Liss Forest*, one, 25 Jul (RJM); Alton, one, to actinic, 14 Aug (CJP); Whitehill, one, 07 Sep (ASto); Fleet, one, 29 Jul (MHals); one, 06 Aug (AGi); Farnborough, one, 02 Jun; one, 13 Jun; two, 25 Jun; one, 23 Jul; one, 31 Jul; one, 28 Sep (KBW); Yateley, one, 27 May; one, 09 Jun (JHH)

62.074 1421 Large Tabby Aglossa pinguinalis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local around farm buildings, barns, warehouses and granaries throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight probably overlooked due to its association with farm buildings, with less than ten records in most years, but over 20 records in 2005. Wingspan 30-40 mm. Very variable in size, but not really similar to any other British moth. Larva feeds on detritus and animal waste.
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10231318562019
111279819472019
12726319512019
 
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11541

Record details:
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 18 Jul (RBW); Romsey, one, field observation, 24 Jun (MB); Bitterne, one, to actinic, 31 Jul (PAB); Fareham, one, 17 Jun (KJW); Wickham Common, one, 16 Jul (KC)

62.075 1413 Gold Triangle Hypsopygia costalis (Fabricius, 1775) - Common
Common in gardens, woodland and farmland throughout southern England. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 18-22 mm. One of the brightest-coloured and most easily recognisable micros, it has two distinct resting postures. Larva feeds on dry vegetable matter, hay and dead grasses.
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1018017718562019
112707333919512019
1264578219512019
 
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1022242
1177894
1216172

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 22 Jun, 1 (JHa) Latest: Afton Marsh, 28 Sep, 1 (IOu) Max count: Walter's Copse, Newtown, 22 Sep, 2 (PBa)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 26 May, 1 (SLay) Latest: Wickham Common, 20 Oct, 1 (KC) Max count: Ashurst, NF, 15 Sep, 4 (SAB)
VC12: Earliest: Basingstoke, 09 Jun, 1 (DLev) Latest: Pamber Forest, 20 Oct, 1 (GJD) Max count: Cheriton, 31 Jul, 2 (DAS)

62.076 1415 Hypsopygia glaucinalis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common around sheds and farm buildings, in gardens, hay-stacks, thatched roofs and bird nests throughout southern England. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 23-30 mm. Larva feeds on decaying vegetable matter such as hay, and on detritus in bird nests.
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10625319002019
111720165319512019
1248952519512019
 
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Quantity
10111
1153532
1212121

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 24 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Hale Purlieu, one, to actinic, 13 Aug (MCu); Woodlands, New Forest, 09 Aug (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 08 Aug; one, 12 Aug; one, 15 Sep (SAB); Totton, one, 30 May; one, 10 Aug (LH); Romsey, one, 25 Jun (SC); one, 23 Jun; one, 20 Sep (MB); one, 17 Aug (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 28 Sep; Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Sep (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 09 Aug; one, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, 18 Sep; one, to actinic, 23 Jul; one, to actinic, 24 Jul (RAC); Allbrook, one, 30 Jul; one, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug; one, to actinic, 14 Aug; one, 18 Aug (SI); Catisfield, one, 24 Jun (ALR); Fareham, one, 14 Sep (ADT); one, 11 Aug; one, 16 Sep (IMcP); one, to actinic, 22 Jul; one, to actinic, 08 Aug; one, to actinic, 09 Aug; two, to actinic, 20 Oct; one, to actinic, 22 Oct (MLO); one, 22 Jul; one, 26 Jul; one, 05 Aug; one, 07 Aug; one, 10 Aug; one, 29 Sep; one, 20 Oct (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 18 Jun; one, to actinic, 03 Aug (SLB); Wickham, one, 24 Jul (JRDS); Portsmouth, one, 21 Jun; one, 13 Jul; one, 15 Jul; one, 16 Jul; one, 24 Jul (IRT); Lovedean, one, 31 Jul (ARJ); West Meon, one, 31 Jul (F.M.G.); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 17 Jul (JSw); Milford on Sea, one, 25 Jun; one, 07 Aug (MMcM); Pennington, one, 13 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Crawley, one, 25 Jun (TNo); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 11 Aug (GCE); Ecchinswell, one, to actinic, 15 Aug (MTa, CSu); Basingstoke, one, 24 Jun (MJW); Selborne, one, 22 Oct (CJP); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 13 Jul; one, 28 Sep (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR, one, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Yateley, one, 13 Aug; one, 23 Jun; one, 31 Jul (JHH)

62.077 1424 Endotricha flammealis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in woodland, heathland, gardens and waste ground throughout southern Britain. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 18-22 mm. The combination of relatively small size and distinctive resting posture, with head raised high, make this species readily recognisable, although it can be variably coloured. Larva feeds on Greater Bird's-foot Trefoil, and various species of deciduous tree, including Oak and Sallow.
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Last
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10581213219812019
1175451994619512019
121739528619512019
 
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Quantity
104824975
114883060540
1218571739

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 11 Jun, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 17 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Parkhurst Forest, 29 Jun, 75 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Totton, 29 May, 1 (LH) Latest: Burton, nr Christchurch, 23 Oct, 1 (JSw) Max count: Hursley, 09 Jul, 540 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Hammer Vale, Woolmer, 08 Jun, 1 (ASw) Latest: Whitehill, 22 Oct, 1 (ASto) Max count: Pamber Forest, 08 Jul, 39 (GJD)

Crambidae

Pyraustinae

63.002 1368 Loxostege sticticalis (Linnaeus, 1761) - Migrant
Irregular immigrant to the British Isles from southern Europe, common in some years. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight most frequent on the coast, but very irregular in appearance, with a notable influx in 1995 when at least 12 were recorded, but often absent and there have been only 11 individuals since (to 2016). Wingspan 24-29 mm. Most likely to be confused with the abundant Udea olivalis, but distinguished by the characteristic white terminal streak. Larva feeds on Mugwort, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10131118562019
11171519552017
123319702001
 
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10111

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, one, 07 Aug (IOu)

63.003 1367 Pyrausta cingulata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb). Local, on chalky ground and sand-dunes, mainly on the coast, throughout much of England, Wales and southern Scotland, and in parts of Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight known principally from West Wight; records from the mainland should be treated with caution. Wingspan 14-17mm. Distinguished from P. nigrata by larger size and straighter white cross-lines on the forewing. Larva feeds on Wild Thyme, living within a spinning.
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105712918562018
111019511951
 
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10111

Record details:
VC10: one, 07 Aug (IOu)

West High Down Quarry; 07/08/2020; Iain Outlaw
West High Down Quarry, 07/08/2020 (Iain Outlaw)
63.005 1365 Pyrausta despicata (Scopoli, 1763) - Common
Local, on sand-dunes, dry heathland, downland and open areas on chalk or limestone, throughout the British Isles. Widespread in Hampshire and Wight. Wingspan 14-19mm. Forewing more mottled and less clearly marked than in any other British Pyrausta species [Goater]. Flies both by day and night. Larva feeds on Ribwort and Greater Plantain, forming silken galleries.
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Last
Record
1019940618562019
1166092519512019
1219026719512019
 
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Quantity
10193812
1140565
1219233

Record details:
VC10: Tennyson Down, one, field observation, 05 Aug; West High Down Quarry, one, 07 Aug (IOu); Freshwater Bay, six, to actinic, 13 Sep; two, to actinic, 15 Sep (PBa); Cranmore, to actinic, 19 Aug (CHic); St Catherine's Point, one, field observation, 16 Aug; Windy Corner, one, 14 Sep (IOu); St Catherine's Down, one, field observation, 21 Sep (PBa); Mottistone Down, 12, 20 Jun (IOu); Bonchurch Revetment, one, field observation, 23 Apr (ABu); Bonchurch, one, 20 Jun; one, 22 Jun; three, 24 Jun; two, 12 Jul (JHa); Shanklin, one, 24 Jun; one, 01 Aug; one, 02 Aug; one, 23 Aug; Culver Down, one, 17 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 25 Jun (RBW); Totton, one, 02 Jul; 15 Aug; one, 22 Aug (LH); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 08 Sep; one, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 16 Aug; one, to actinic, 17 Aug (RAC); Hilltop, The Hangers, one, 01 Aug (SI); Portsmouth, one, 03 May; one, 08 Jun; one, 17 Jun; two, 24 Jun; one, 26 Jun; one, 17 Jul; one, 18 Jul; one, 19 Jul; three, 03 Aug; one, 04 Aug; four, 07 Aug; four, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug; one, 10 Aug; two, 12 Aug; one, 13 Aug; two, 16 Aug; five, 18 Aug; three, 23 Aug; one, 24 Aug; one, 25 Aug; one, 28 Aug; one, 20 Sep (IRT); Horndean, one, 24 Apr; one, field observation, 24 Apr (PHog); Pennington, one, 14 Aug; one, 11 Sep (RFC); Southsea, one, 24 Jun; two, 11 Aug; one, 13 Aug (JGe);
VC12: Chilbolton, three, to actinic, 17 Aug; one, to actinic, 16 Jun; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 14 Aug (GCE); Harestock, one, to actinic, 12 Aug (GRog); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 14 Aug; one, to actinic, 16 Jul (GCE); Stockbridge Down NT, one, field observation, 14 Jun (DKe); one, field observation, 16 Jun (MDu); Overton, one, field observation, 24 Apr (ACB); Ecchinswell*, one, 22 Aug (MJN); Basingstoke*, one, 06 Aug; one, 08 Aug (RHil); Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, 27 Jun; three, 08 Aug; one, 15 Aug (RJM); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 15 Aug (ASto); Yateley*, one, 13 Aug (JHH)

63.006 1361 Pyrausta aurata (Scopoli, 1763) - Common
Local, on chalk downland and open, grassy areas, discontinuously throughout much of England, Wales and southern Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, sometimes abundant on the downs, but also in gardens amongst cultivated mint. Wingspan 15-18mm. Flies by day and night. The main confusion species is P. purpuralis which is larger and occurs less frequently in gardens. P. aurata has fewer cream spots on the forewing and the spot near the dorsal edge is either absent or small and broken into three parts. P. purpuralis has a rounded leading edge to the dorsal cream spot. Note that the purple scales apparent when freshly emerged quickly wear off and leave just a brown appearance. Larva feeds on Mint, Marjoram and Thyme, living within a silken tube or tent.
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Last
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1034359918562019
114266785119512019
121770452519512019
 
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Quantity
1011133
1126587116
1212524516

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Wootton, 11 Apr, 1 (KShw) Latest: Cranmore, 09 Aug, 1 (KNow) Max count: East Cowes, 08 Aug, 3 (TWhi)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 07 Apr, 1 (MB) Latest: Totton, 20 Sep, 1 (LH) Max count: Totton, 23 Jul, 16 (LH)
VC12: Earliest: Farnborough, 26 Apr, 1 (KBW) Latest: Alton, 19 Sep, 1 (DBO) Max count: Alton, 06 Aug, 16 (DBO)

63.007 1362 Pyrausta purpuralis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Found on chalk downland and dry, grassy areas, throughout much of Britain favouring very short turf. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, locally common on the downs, and sometimes found in gardens where Thyme is grown. Wingspan 15-22mm. Flies by day and night. At first glance, confusable with P. aurata, from which distinguished by its larger size and the rounded leading edge to the dorsal cream spot on the forewing. The hindwing always has one or two yellow spots or short, broad streaks; this is best seen by viewing the underside of the moth. Also see the very similar P. ostrinalis for differences. Note that the purple scales apparent when freshly emerged quickly wear off and leave just a brown appearance. Larva feeds on Wild Thyme and Large Thyme and sometimes Corn Mint, living within a silken tube or tent.
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Last
Record
1012840218562019
111156168119512019
1239155319512019
 
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Quantity
1013173
1156632
125113215

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Kingston, 24 Jun, 1 (ENes) Latest: Brighstone, 29 Aug, 1 (TDov) Max count: West High Down Quarry, 07 Aug, 3 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Bushfield Camp, 23 Apr, 1 (KLo) Latest: Kings Somborne, 08 Sep, 1 (GCE) Max count: Brockwood, 07 Aug, 2 (SDut)
VC12: Earliest: Popley, Basingstoke, 24 Apr, 1 (MDu) Latest: Ecchinswell, 07 Sep, 1 (MJN) Max count: Barton Stacey, 11 Aug, 15 (GCE)

63.009 1366 Pyrausta nigrata (Scopoli, 1763) - Local
Local, on chalk downland and limestone pavements, throughout much of southern England and in the Lake District. In Hampshire found locally on the downs. On the Isle of Wight, recorded only occasionally in recent years after an absence of over a century. Wingspan 14-17mm. Identified by the combination of black wings with white fringes and angled cross-lines. Larva feeds on Wild Thyme, Wild Marjoram and Corn Mint, living between leaves spun together with silk, over-wintering as a pupa
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Record
1071519002007
1112420019512019
1212917719512019
 
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Quantity
11111
12275

Record details:
VC11: Pennington, one, 07 Oct (RFC);
VC12: Stockbrige Down, five, field observation, 08 May (CKn); Old Burghclere, two, field observation, 06 May (GJD)

63.014 1370 Sitochroa palealis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local on heathland, downland, waste ground and cliff-tops throughout much of southern England and East Anglia. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight an immigrant which has become established; since 1990, singletons have been seen regularly, and breeding colonies are established, perhaps temporarily, in several localities on the coast and across the chalk downland. Wingspan 29-34 mm. Fairly unmistakable: pale sulphur-yellow when fresh, fading whiter with age, but always with prominent veins. Larva feeds on flowers and seeds of Fennel, Wild Carrot, Pepper-saxifrage, Hogweed and other umbellifers.
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10401718562018
1140347519492019
12746619512019
 
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Quantity
10111
11211

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 06 Aug (JHa);
VC11: Calshot, field observation, 19 Jul (VPi); Portsmouth, one, 12 Jul (IRT)

63.016 1386 Anania fuscalis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in open woodland, moorland and damp meadows throughout much of Britain. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight locally common on downland amongst Yellow Rattle and less so in acid woodland where the foodplant is Common Cow-wheat, and occasional elsewhere. Wingspan 20-26 mm. The most likely confusion species is Algedonia terrealis, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Yellow-rattle and Common Cow-wheat.
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Record
10251918562018
1116824119512019
12146192219512019
 
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Quantity
10221
11111
12232

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 07 Jun; one, 17 Jun (JHa);
VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 11 Jun (GCE);
VC12: Old Burghclere, two, field observation, 24 May; Pamber Forest, one, 30 May (GJD)

63.017 1377 Anania lancealis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in damp woodland and fens throughout southern England and Wales. Widely distributed and relatively common throughout Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 30-34 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Hemp-agrimony, Hedge Woundwort and Greater Water-parsnip.
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1023156018562019
1149245719512019
1227049219512019
 
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Quantity
1011203
1115183
12221

Record details:
VC10: Parkhurst Forest, one, 29 Jun (IOu); Bonchurch, one, 20 Jun; two, 22 Jun; three, 24 Jun; two, 25 Jun; three, 12 Jul; three, 13 Jul (JHa); Haseley Manor, one, 09 Jun; Shanklin, one, 05 Jul; Borthwood Copse, Winford, one, 23 Jun; Firestone Copse, two, 21 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Culverley, NF, one, 19 Jul (CL); Ashurst, NF, one, 24 Jun (SAB); Totton, one, 23 Jun (LH); Romsey, one, 24 Jun (SC); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 09 Jul; Stockbridge Down NT, one, to actinic, 24 Jul (GCE); Pilley Bailey, NF*, one, 07 Jul (RBW, MWa); Allbrook, one, 16 Jul; one, 30 Jul (SI); Winchester, one, 23 Jun; one, 04 Jul; two, 07 Jul; one, 24 Jul (THW); Titchfield Haven NNR, one, 17 Jul; Hen Wood, three, 24 Jul (F.M.G.);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 25 May; one, 15 Jun (GJD)

63.018 1378 Anania coronata (Hufnagel, 1767) - Common
Common on rough ground and in gardens throughout England, Wales and Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight common wherever elder flourishes, and occasionally recorded away from the foodplant. Wingspan 23-26mm. The main confusion species is the far rarer P. stachydalis, which differs, for example, in the distinctly irregular distal edge of the large white spots on the hindwing and forewing — in P. coronata these white spots are neatly delineated and circular — and the slightly falcate wing-tip of P. stachydalis. Larva feeds on Elder, living within a spun or rolled leaf.
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Record
1035677118562019
114014603219462019
1272590819512019
 
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Quantity
1018375
111071233
1231489

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 15 Jun, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 14 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Bonchurch, 24 Jun, 5 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Totton, 31 May, 1 (LH) Latest: Southsea, 15 Aug, 1 (JGe) Max count: Milford on Sea, 17 Jul, 3 (MMcM)
VC12: Earliest: Basingstoke, 01 Jun, 1 (RHil) Latest: Harestock, 16 Aug, 1 (GRog) Max count: Basingstoke, 16 Jul, 9 (RHil)

63.020 1380 Anania perlucidalis (Hübner, [1809]) - Common
A species of fens and reed-beds, damp meadows and wasteground. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, first recorded in the county in 1973, but not seen again until 1988. Since then, it has become established and is evidently spreading, though still at low density; most commonly found in the Test valley above Stockbridge, with scattered records elsewhere. Wingspan 21-23 mm. Prominent dark discal spot precludes confusion with any other species [Goater]. Larva feeds on Thistle Carduus/Cirsium.
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1011819812017
11505119812019
12637619812019
 
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11562
12331

Record details:
VC11: Stockbridge Down NT, two, to actinic, 19 Jun; one, to actinic, 19 Jun; one, to actinic, 19 Jun; one, to actinic, 19 Jun (GCE); Southsea*, one, 11 Jul (JGe);
VC12: Crawley, one, 21 May (TNo); Basingstoke, one, 26 Jun (MJW); Pamber Forest, one, 08 Jun (GJD)

Basingstoke; 26/06/2020; Mike Wall
Basingstoke, 26/06/2020 (Mike Wall)
63.022 1385 Anania crocealis (Hübner, 1796) - Local
Local in water meadows, marshes, river-banks and damp areas throughout much of England and Wales. The most likely confusion species is Udea lutealis, in which the cross-lines are more intricately sinuate, the stigmata are larger and clearly outlined, and there is a dark cloud in apex of hindwing [Goater]. Could also be mistaken for the extremely rare Paracorsia repandalis. Wingspan 22-25 mm. Larva feeds on Common Fleabane and Ploughman's-spikenard, living between leaves spun together with silk.
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101039718562019
1135731919512019
12889619512019
 
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Quantity
10541
1115153
12211

Record details:
VC10: Chessell, one, field observation, 24 Jul (DNor); Cranmore, to actinic, 13 Jun (CHic); Bonchurch, one, 08 Jun; one, 17 Jun (JHa); Rookley, one, to actinic, 17 Jul (JBa);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 09 Jun (RBW); Romsey, one, 19 Jun; one, 16 Jul; one, 18 Jul (MB); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE); Fareham, one, 10 Aug (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 11 Jun; one, to actinic, 15 Jul (SLB); Wickham, three, 20 Aug (JRDS); West Walk, one, field observation, 06 Jul (RJD); Lovedean, one, 17 Aug (ARJ); Hen Wood, one, 24 Jul (F.M.G.); Northney, Hayling Island, 08 Aug (JWP); Southsea, one, 11 Jul; one, 12 Jul (JGe);
VC12: Liss, one, 14 Aug (LBe); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD)

63.023 1382 Anania verbascalis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in open areas where the foodplant grows, such as heaths and shingle beaches, in parts of southern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight chiefly confined to the New Forest and the coast, and distinctly uncommon in northern Hampshire. Wingspan 22-26 mm. The species has a characteristic bronze coloration which readily distinguishes it [Goater]. Larva feeds on Wood Sage.
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105418562016
11867119072019
123119512003
 
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10111

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VC10: Bonchurch*, one, 13 Aug (JHa)

63.025 1376 Small Magpie Anania hortulata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common wherever there are nettles, throughout southern England and locally in northern England and southern Scotland. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 33-35 mm. One of the most distinctive and easily recognised British species of micro-moth. Larva feeds on both perennial and annual species of nettle, Stinging Nettle and Small Nettle.
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10814202219512019
116312989619512019
122971622319512019
 
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Quantity
10631136
112693677
121622698

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 27 Apr, 1 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 13 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Bonchurch, 24 Jun, 6 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Wickham, 09 May, 1 (JRDS) Latest: Wickham, 20 Aug, 1 (JRDS) Max count: Winchester, 02 Jun, 7 (THW)
VC12: Earliest: Overton, 23 Apr, 1 (PEH) Latest: Crawley, 12 Aug, 2 (TNo) Max count: Wherwell, 13 Jun, 8 (GCE)

63.028 1375 European Corn-borer Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner, 1796) - Local
Local on waste ground in south-east England, formerly a rare immigrant, subsequently becoming established in the Thames Valley and around Portsmouth, and now found throughout much of southern England. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 29-37 mm. Male is unmistakable; female can be confused with Sitochroa verticalis, but in that species the second line on forewing is evenly curved, not angled below half-way. Larva feeds in Britain on Mugwort, on the continent it is often a serious pest of Maize.
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1025335
111381736
1252727

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Rookley, 24 Jun, 1 (JBa) Latest: Haseley Manor, 21 Sep, 1 (IOu) Max count: Freshwater, 12 Sep, 5 (PBa)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 02 Jun, 1 (NRJ) Latest: Ashley, 22 Sep, 2 (GCE) Max count: Burton, nr Christchurch, 23 Jun, 6 (JSw)
VC12: Earliest: Alton, 07 Jun, 1 (BCA) Latest: Whitehill, 28 Sep, 1 (ASto) Max count: Chilbolton, 15 Sep, 7 (GCE)

63.030 1374 Paratalanta hyalinalis (Hübner, 1796) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) on chalk downland and in woodland clearings in parts of southern England. In Hampshire widespread across the chalk in the north of the county, and occasionally numerous, as at Micheldever Spoil Heaps in 2005 and Danebury in 1999, but distinctly uncommon in the south and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 28-35 mm. The most likely confusion species is Sitochroa verticalis, from which distinguished by the characteristic shape of the cross-lines. Larva feeds on Common Knapweed, Great Mullein and Stinging Nettle.
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10101119742014
11527618002018
124010519512019
 
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12111

Record details:
VC12: Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 12 Jul (GCE)

Spilomelinae

63.031 1395 Rusty-dot Pearl Udea ferrugalis (Hübner, 1796) - Migrant
Common immigrant to the British Isles from mainland Europe, most frequent on waste ground by the coast where sometimes abundant. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight a common immigrant, which is widely distributed throughout in some years. Wingspan 18-22 mm. The rusty forewing with prominent black discal spot is characteristic of this species [Goater]. Larva feeds on herbaceous plants.
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101011488119512019
114653748519512019
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109617714
111752276
1220201

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 02 Jan, 1 (JHa) Latest: Bonchurch, 11 Dec, 3 (JHa) Max count: Freshwater Bay, 07 Nov, 14 (SDa)
VC11: Earliest: Pennington, 03 May, 1 (RFC) Latest: Totton, 21 Nov, 3 (LH) Max count: Milford on Sea, 07 Nov, 6 (MMcM)
VC12: Earliest: Farnborough, 09 May, 1 (KBW) Latest: Crawley, 17 Nov, 1 (GCE) Max count: Crawley, 17 Nov, 1 (GCE)

63.032 1389 Udea fulvalis (Hübner, [1809]) - Migrant
Formerly considered a migrant to southern England from mainland Europe, in some years arriving in sufficient numbers to breed, it now has become established since the mid 1990s predominantly along the south coast of Hampshire inland into the New Forest, and along the north shore of the Isle of Wight; it is spreading northwards and has now reached the VC11/VC12 boundary. Wingspan 24-29 mm. Similar in structure, size and markings to U. prunalis, but differs in the dull fulvous brown coloration of the forewing, which is slaty grey in U. prunalis, and in the wider submedian sinus of second line [Goater]. Larva feeds on Black Horehound, Meadow Clary, Red Campion and White Campion.
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1016544319552019
1145163019812019
 
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1148604
12353

Record details:
VC11: Ashurst, NF, one, 19 Jul; one, 23 Jul; one, 31 Jul (SAB); Totton, one, 01 Jul; one, 07 Jul; one, 09 Jul; one, 12 Jul; one, 17 Jul; one, 20 Jul; two, 21 Jul; two, 23 Jul; one, 27 Jul; two, 30 Jul; one, 31 Jul; one, 08 Aug (LH); Romsey, one, 26 Jun (SLay); two, 18 Jul (MB); Blackfield, one, to lighted window, 21 Jul (PGS); Southampton, one, to UV, 30 Jul (JVet); West End, one, 16 Jul (PAB); Fareham, one, 06 Jul (ADT); one, to actinic, 15 Jul (MLO); two, 15 Jul; one, 16 Jul; one, 26 Jul (KJW); Portchester, one, 15 Jul; one, 16 Jul (JGe); Portsmouth, one, 25 Jun; one, 21 Jul; one, 06 Aug (IRT); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 09 Jul; one, 28 Jul; one, to actinic, 13 Aug (APar); Burton, nr Christchurch, four, 31 Jul; two, 07 Aug; one, 11 Aug (JSw); Milford on Sea, two, 31 Jul; one, 05 Aug; one, 14 Aug (MMcM); Pennington, one, 23 Jul (RFC); Southsea, one, 15 Jul; two, 17 Jul; one, 28 Jul; one, 29 Jul; one, 01 Aug; one, 02 Aug; one, 04 Aug; two, 10 Aug (JGe);
VC12: New Vice-county Record: Teg Down, Winchester, one, found dead, 31 Jul; one, 05 Aug; three, indoors, 16 Aug (CKn)

63.033 1388 Udea lutealis (Hübner, [1809]) - Common
Common on waste ground, gardens and woodland edges throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight locally common to abundant, but scarce or absent in many places where, due to its polyphagous nature, it might be expected. Wingspan 23-26 mm. An easily recognised species on account of the pale coloration and dark clouding in apex of hindwing [Goater]. Larva polyphagous on various herbaceous plants, including Bramble, Thistle, Wormwood and Scabious.
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1116222
12221

Record details:
VC11: Ashurst, NF, one, 10 Aug (SAB); Totton, one, 07 Jul; one, 08 Jul; one, 12 Jul; one, 15 Jul; two, 16 Jul; one, 22 Jul; two, 23 Jul; two, 29 Jul; two, 30 Jul; one, 01 Aug; one, 03 Aug; one, field observation, 06 Aug; two, 07 Aug; two, 09 Aug (LH); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 21 Jul (RAC);
VC12: Overton, one, 16 Sep (MSi); Axmansford*, one, 05 Aug (ACB)

63.034 1390 Udea prunalis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in thickets, copses and hedgerows throughout the British Isles. Frequently recorded and well distributed across much of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 23-26 mm. Slate-coloured overall appearance and weak markings distinguish from other Udea species, lack of white patch between the stigmata distinguish from U. olivalis. Larva feeds on various herbaceous and woody plants
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1014316618562019
111735208719452019
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10111
1142412
1226404

Record details:
VC10: Wheelers Bay, one, 10 Aug (ABu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 25 Jun (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 06 Aug (SAB); Totton, one, 07 Jul; one, 16 Jul (LH); Romsey, one, 19 Jun; one, 29 Jun; one, 16 Jul (MB); Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Jul; Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 23 Jun; Stockbridge Down NT, one, to actinic, 24 Jul (GCE); Blackfield, one, to lighted window, 23 Jun (PGS); Southampton, one, to actinic, 14 Jun (MGP); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Fareham, one, 07 Jun; one, 13 Jun; one, 14 Jun; one, 23 Jun; one, 24 Jun; one, 25 Jun (ADT); one, 03 Jul (IMcP); one, 17 Jun; one, 02 Jul; one, 07 Jul; one, 13 Jul; one, 16 Jul; one, 26 Jul (KJW); Wickham, one, 07 Aug (F.M.G.); Hilltop, The Hangers, one, 01 Aug (SI); Wickham, one, 17 Jul (JRDS); Portsmouth, one, 30 Jun (IRT); Northney, Hayling Island, 08 Jul (JWP); Horndean, one, to actinic, 19 Jun (P&AHo); one, to actinic, 24 Jun (PHog); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 14 Jun (APar); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 23 Jun; one, 07 Jul (JSw); Milford on Sea, one, 27 Jul; one, 22 Jun; one, 25 Jun (MMcM); Pennington, one, 07 Aug (RFC); Southsea, one, 22 May (JGe);
VC12: Wherwell, one, to actinic, 29 Jun; Barton Stacey, two, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 12 Jul (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 16 Jul (DAS); Ecchinswell, one, 31 Jul (MJN); Axmansford, three, 04 Jul; four, 23 Jul; one, 13 Jul (ACB); Preston Candover, one, 07 Aug (MJW); Basingstoke, one, 25 Jun (DLev); one, 20 Jun; four, 22 Jun; one, 24 Jun; one, 30 Jun; one, to actinic, 27 Jul (MJW); one, field observation, 25 Jun (JHu); three, 23 Jun; one, 23 Jul (RHil); Pamber Forest, two, 08 Jul; two, 13 Jul; one, 24 Jul; one, 31 Jul; one, 06 Aug; two, 07 Aug (GJD); Chawton, one, 29 Jul (DAS); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 04 Jul (ASto)

63.037 1392 Udea olivalis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in woodland, gardens and waste ground throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 24-28 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on many different herbaceous plants, including Stinging Nettle, Common Sorrel and Hop.
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1031557718562019
111496239019512019
121342242019512019
 
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104813117
1133332
1251797

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 26 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 22 Jul, 1 (IOu) Max count: Haseley Manor, 09 Jun, 17 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Fareham, 03 May, 1 (KJW) Latest: Wickham, 20 Jul, 1 (JRDS) Max count: Kings Somborne, 15 Jun, 2 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Harestock, 18 May, 1 (GRog) Latest: Axmansford, 05 Aug, 1 (ACB) Max count: Pamber Forest, 08 Jun, 7 (GJD)

63.038 1405 Mother of Pearl Patania ruralis (Scopoli, 1763) - Common
Common in rural gardens, waste ground and rough pastures throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 33-37 mm. One of the largest and most familiar pyralids, wings have an opalescent sheen, most obvious in sunshine, which gives rise to the vernacular name. Larva feeds predominately on Stinging Nettle, living within a spun or rolled leaf.
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10875341419692019
119081216242002019
1232261404919512019
 
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106040349
1131379125
1216647427

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Borthwood Copse, Winford, 23 Jun, 1 (IOu) Latest: Afton Marsh, 01 Nov, 1 (SDa) Max count: Haseley Manor, 11 Aug, 49 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Twyford, 20 May, 1 (RJD) Latest: Fareham, 16 Sep, 1 (IMcP) Max count: Wickham, 07 Aug, 25 (F.M.G.)
VC12: Earliest: Pamber Forest, 23 Jun, 1 (GJD) Latest: Beech, 14 Sep, 1 (NDP) Max count: Pamber Forest, 13 Jul, 27 (GJD)

63.039 1396 Mecyna flavalis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - pRDB3
Rare (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) on chalk downland and grassy slopes in parts of southern England, predominantly coastal. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight the species has two strongholds where it is common, on Porton, Broughton and Stockbridge Downs on the mainland, and Compton Down on the Island. Occasional specimens encountered away from these localities suggest that there may be other, perhaps small, colonies still undetected. Wingspan 25-29 mm. Both wings have a very narrow, dark terminal line and greyish cilia, producing a sharply pencilled outline to the wings which, together with the presence of a third stigmatal spot in the forewing, makes this species easy to recognise [Goater]. Larva feeds on Hedge Bedstraw, Field Woundwort, Black Horehound, Small Nettle and Mignonette.
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105932018562018
118413219512019
12385219812018
 
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1021715
11111

Record details:
VC10: Brook Down, two, field observation, 23 Jul (KShw det. Outlaw. Iain); Mottistone Down, 15, 01 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Pennington, one, 14 Aug (RFC)

63.040 1397 Mecyna asinalis (Hübner, [1819]) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) on limestone downland and coastal cliffs in Britain, from Sussex to southern Wales, and in southern Ireland. On the Isle of Wight, frequent on the coast. In Hampshire although the foodplant occurs occasionally on the mainland, there are only a very few records of the moth. Wingspan 27-34 mm. Easily recognised by the long, pointed wings and soft blue-grey coloration [Goater]. Larva feeds on Wild Madder.
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1037577318562019
119519812009
 
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1026536

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Bay, one, 07 Nov (SDa); one, to actinic, 15 Sep; Freshwater, one, to actinic, 21 Sep (PBa); Cranmore, to actinic, 17 Jul (CHic); St Lawrence Undercliff, three, to actinic, 28 Sep; St Lawrence: Salem Close, one, to actinic, 26 Sep; three, to actinic, 28 Sep (PBa); Wheelers Bay, one, 12 Aug; one, 12 Sep; two, field observation, 18 Oct (ABu); Bonchurch, one, 25 May; two, 26 May; one, 27 May; two, 02 Jun; one, 08 Jun; one, 11 Jun; two, 15 Jun; three, 17 Jun; two, 19 Jun; five, 20 Jun; four, 22 Jun; six, 24 Jun; three, 25 Jun; three, 12 Jul; two, 13 Jul; one, 08 Nov (JHa)

63.041 1410 Agrotera nemoralis (Scopoli, 1763) - pRDB1
Previously considered restricted as a breeding species in the UK to woodland in Kent, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan, with occasional records from elsewhere as presumed migrants; however, in 2014 a breeding colony was found in Torpoint, Cornwall. In our area the only historic record dated from 1946, until another (illustrated here) was taken at MV by John Langmaid in Southsea on 4th June 2010. The first of Isle of Wight record was one to light in Borthwood Copse on 21st June 2015, since which there have been further records, indicating probable colonisation of the south-east of the island. Still rare on the mainland, further records can be expected. Wingspan 20-24 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Hornbeam and Hazel.

Update: Status review, July 2021.
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10131420152019
113319462018
 
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108103

Record details:
VC10: one, 27 May; one, 29 May; one, 30 May; one, 02 Jun; one, 08 Jun (JHa); Haseley Manor, one, 09 Jun; Shanklin, three, 13 Jun; one, 01 Jul (IOu)

63.048 1408 Palpita vitrealis (Rossi, 1794) - Migrant
Immigrant to south-western England from southern Europe. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight recorded in most years, chiefly on the Isle of Wight and near the Hampshire coast, occasionally making it as far north as vice-county 12. Wingspan 27-31 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Summer Jasmine, Olive, Wild Privet and similar, no evidence of breeding in the UK.
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1022043118692019
1125726819512019
12181519512019
 
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1033687
1133323
12661

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, one, 20 Aug (IOu); Freshwater Bay, one, 20 Sep; five, 07 Nov (SDa); Freshwater, one, to actinic, 20 Sep (PBa); Bonchurch, one, 24 Jun; one, 31 Jul; one, 06 Aug; three, 08 Aug; four, 09 Aug; one, 12 Aug; seven, 13 Aug; two, 27 Aug; one, 14 Sep; one, 15 Sep; two, 19 Sep; two, 28 Sep; one, 20 Oct; one, 21 Oct; two, 22 Oct; two, 26 Oct; one, 06 Nov; three, 07 Nov; two, 08 Nov; seven, 09 Nov; three, 10 Nov; two, 21 Nov (JHa); Shide, one, 23 Sep (DBW); Shanklin, one, 06 Aug; one, 13 Aug; two, 18 Aug; one, 23 Aug; one, 19 Oct; three, 17 Nov (IOu);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 17 Nov (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, one, 20 Oct; one, 09 Nov (RBW); Totton, one, 10 Nov (LH); Romsey, one, 11 Aug (MB); Fareham, one, 20 Oct; three, 08 Nov (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 08 Nov (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 08 Sep; one, 08 Nov (KC); Portsmouth, one, 22 Oct (IRT); Lovedean, one, 20 Oct; one, 08 Nov; two, 09 Nov (ARJ); Northney, Hayling Island, 08 Aug; 03 Sep; 16 Sep; 21 Oct (JWP); Milford on Sea, one, 02 Nov; one, 07 Nov (MMcM); Lymington, one, 10 Aug; one, 20 Aug; one, 24 Aug; one, 20 Oct; one, 29 Oct; one, 30 Oct; one, 22 Nov (ASH); Pennington, one, 19 Sep; one, 22 Oct (RFC); Southsea, one, 21 Oct; one, 24 Oct; one, 27 Oct; one, 28 Oct (JGe);
VC12: Pamber Forest*, one, 20 Oct (GJD); Liss*, one, 07 Aug (LBe); Alton, one, to actinic, 08 Nov (BCA); Whitehill, one, 20 Oct; one, 21 Oct; one, 08 Nov (ASto)

63.050 1399 Dolicharthria punctalis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) on cliffs and shingle beaches in England, from Sussex to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, predominantly coastal. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight local and uncommon on the coast. Wingspan 20-25 mm. The long legs and antennae give the species a distinctive jizz; in the superficially similar Synaphe punctalis, the discal spot is dark and the second line is clearly pale-edged distally [Goater]. Larva feeds on flowers and leaves of plants such as Bird's-foot Trefoil, Red Clover and Buckshorn Plantain.
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1010022218002019
1128341118002019
 
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1014284
11991

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 30 May; one, 02 Jun; two, 08 Jun; one, 11 Jun; three, 15 Jun; two, 17 Jun; three, 19 Jun; two, 20 Jun; two, 22 Jun; four, 24 Jun; three, 25 Jun; two, 12 Jul; one, 13 Jul; one, 20 Sep (JHa);
VC11: Allbrook*, one, 22 Jun (SI); Portsmouth, one, 15 Jun; one, 16 Jun; one, 18 Jun; one, 24 Jun; one, 25 Jun; one, 15 Jul; one, 23 Jul; one, 29 Jul (IRT)

63.052 1398 Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Migrant
Common immigrant from mainland Europe, appearing throughout the British Isles, abundantly in some years, but most frequently and numerously in the south. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight a common immigrant, which is widely distributed throughout in some years. Wingspan 25-34 mm. Until recently, this was regarded as an absolutely unmistakable species, but it is now known to comprise a species complex of considerable size, one of which, N. nearctica, has been recorded in Britain. Larva feeds on Leguminosae, over-wintering as a pupa.
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108881532619472019
1181983457419512019
121626529019512019
 
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1011143
1124243
12452

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, two, 20 Aug (IOu); Freshwater Bay, three, 07 Nov (SDa); Freshwater, one, to actinic, 20 Sep; St Lawrence: Salem Close, one, to actinic, 28 Sep (PBa); Wheelers Bay, one, to actinic, 16 Sep (ABu); Bonchurch, one, 27 Aug; one, 28 Aug; one, 08 Nov (JHa); Shanklin, one, 11 Aug; one, 14 Aug; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 08 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Broughton Down, field observation, 17 Jun (RAC); Woodlands, New Forest, 11 Aug (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 10 Aug (SAB); Totton, two, 15 Aug (LH); Romsey, one, 08 Aug; one, 26 Aug; one, 30 Aug (MB); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 08 Aug; one, to actinic, 14 Aug; one, to actinic, 15 Aug; one, to actinic, 17 Aug; one, 22 Sep (RAC); Winchester, one, 14 Aug (THW); Fareham, one, 09 Aug; one, 11 Aug (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 07 Aug; three, to actinic, 08 Aug; one, to actinic, 25 Aug (SLB); Lovedean, one, 11 Aug; one, 13 Aug; one, 16 Aug (ARJ); Northney, Hayling Island, 22 Oct (JWP); Milford on Sea, one, 07 Nov (MMcM);
VC12: Crawley, one, to actinic, 26 Aug (GCE); Warren Hill, Liss Forest, two, 23 Aug (RJM); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 26 Aug (ASto); Bartley Heath, one, field observation, 28 Aug (KBW)

63.054 1409a Box-tree Moth Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859) - Adventive
A native to Asia, and after an initial finding in Germany in 2007, it has been found elsewhere in Europe, thought that the species was originally introduced with imports from China. Since the first finding, larvae have been found in more locations across Germany, sometimes causing severe defoliation as they feed on box (Buxus sp.). By 2008, C. perspectalis had been reported from five countries in Western Europe. In England, it was first recorded in 2008, when adult moths were caught in light traps at Icklesham, East Sussex, and Weybridge, Surrey. In 2009 a nursery in Surrey found perspectalis larvae causing severe damage.

In 2013, a large infestation was discovered at Longstock Nursery in central Hampshire, from which a number of adults were bred. In the same year, a few individuals were caught in the wild, provenance unknown, and it was new for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in the same year.

As can be seen from the annual distribution graph, a resident population became established around 2016-2017, and numbers are increasing significantly each year. In southern Hampshire in particular it can be one of the most abundant species to light for some unfortunate recorders.

Wingspan 38-42 mm. Somewhat variable, but typical form unmistakable, and there is an attractive purple-black melanic form which is not uncommon. Larva feeds on Box, and may become a horticultural pest in the UK.
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12518620132019
 
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106427725
114953100112
1210130330

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Carisbrooke, 25 Apr, 0 (iWatchWildlife) Latest: East Cowes, 14 Oct, 1 (TWhi) Max count: Freshwater, 21 Sep, 25 (DBW)
VC11: Earliest: Fareham, 29 Apr, 0 (PBrf) Latest: Fareham, 08 Nov, 1 (KJW) Max count: Fareham, 16 Sep, 112 (IMcP)
VC12: Earliest: Liss Forest, 21 May, 6 (RJM) Latest: Whitehill, 22 Oct, 1 (ASto) Max count: Farnborough, 08 Sep, 30 (KBW)

Glaphyriinae

63.057 1356 Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in gardens, allotments and farmland, especially where Brassica are grown, throughout the British Isles. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 27-31 mm. Unlikely to be confused with any other species of British moth. Larva feeds on various Cruciferae, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas.
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1035647619772019
113468448219512019
121035122319512019
 
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1031413
1188944
1237392

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 12 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 13 Aug, 2 (IOu) Max count: Bonchurch, 12 Jul, 3 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Ashurst, NF, 09 May, 1 (SAB) Latest: Southsea, 13 Sep, 1 (JGe) Max count: Totton, 23 Aug, 4 (LH)
VC12: Earliest: Farnborough, 03 May, 1 (KBW) Latest: Whitchurch, 16 Aug, 1 (SBr) Max count: Crawley, 12 Aug, 2 (TNo)

63.058 1357 Evergestis extimalis (Scopoli, 1763) - Local
Local on chalk downland and calcareous soils in parts of East Anglia and the Thames Estuary, also appearing as a migrant on the south coast of England, in some years arriving in sufficient numbers to breed. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight an uncommon migrant, appearing mostly on southern coasts and infrequent inland, which may occasionally breed. Wingspan 27-31 mm. Distinctive and easy to recognise. Larvae feeds within seedheads of various Cruciferae.
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10828018582019
11363219512019
125019451981
 
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10221

Record details:
VC10: Wheelers Bay, one, 09 Aug (ABu); Bonchurch, one, 25 Jun (JHa)

63.059 1356a Evergestis limbata (Linnaeus, 1767) - Nationally Scarce B
A local species found on rough ground in southern England. Since its arrival on the Isle of Wight in 1994, numbers have increased throughout the early 21st century and it is now established as a breeding species across southern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight after the first British record at Chale Green on the Island on 23 July 1994, it is now regular in the southern half of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, and is probably resident north to central Hampshire, particularly along the Test and Itchen valleys, and can be expected to turn up anywhere. Wingspan 20-23 mm. Distinctive and easy to recognise. Larva feeds on Garlic Mustard and Hedge Mustard.
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1023542919942019
1127627520002019
12556120052019
 
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1020365
1173623
1219202

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 02 Jun, 1 (JHa) Latest: West High Down Quarry, 08 Sep, 1 (IOu) Max count: Bonchurch, 24 Jun, 5 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Northney, Hayling Island, 07 Jun, 0 (JWP) Latest: Milford on Sea, 14 Sep, 1 (MMcM) Max count: Fareham, 25 Jun, 3 (KJW)
VC12: Earliest: Crawley, 02 Jun, 1 (TNo) Latest: Hinton Ampner, 19 Sep, 1 (ASD) Max count: Crawley, 21 Jul, 2 (GCE)

63.060 1358 Evergestis pallidata (Hufnagel, 1767) - Common
Common in damp woodland throughout southern England, and less commonly in south-western Scotland and Ireland. Widely distributed and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 24-29 mm. The reticulate effect of dark cross-lines and veins make this an easy species to recognise [Goater]. Larva feeds on Winter-cress.
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Last
Record
10312018562019
1130224519512019
121119419512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10441
11672
12221

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 09 Aug (SDa); Bonchurch, one, 05 Aug (JHa); Shanklin, one, 26 Jul; one, 30 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Ashurst, NF, one, 06 Aug (SAB); Winchester, one, 17 Jul (THW); Wickham, one, 02 Aug; two, 05 Aug; one, 06 Aug (JRDS); Milford on Sea, one, 09 Aug (MMcM);
VC12: Overton Lagoons, one, field observation, 23 Jun (PEH); Yateley, one, 08 Aug (JHH)

Scopariinae

63.062 1332 Scoparia subfusca Haworth, 1811 - Common
Common in woodland edges, gardens and rough ground throughout much of Britain. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common, but like its congeners either ignored or unidentified and so under-recorded. Wingspan 20-27 mm. One of the larger Scopariinae, and usually easy to recognise by the rather uniform light brownish grey colour, simple markings and lack of distinct subterminal line [Goater]. Larva feeds on roots of Oxtongue, Colt's-foot and Butterbur.
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Record
Last
Record
1010814118562019
1127923219512019
1236041419512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1062410
11221
1213152

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, 10, 07 Aug; 10, 20 Aug; one, to light, 08 Sep (IOu); Bonchurch, one, 07 Jun (JHa); Shanklin, one, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Acres Down, one, 08 Aug (CWlk); Broughton, one, to actinic, 06 Aug (GCE);
VC12: Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 19 Jul; Wherwell, one, to actinic, 19 Jul; one, to actinic, 19 Jul; two, to actinic, 29 Jul; one, to actinic, 29 Jul; one, to actinic, 29 Jul; Harewood Forest, two, to actinic, 23 Jul; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 14 Jul; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 11 Aug; Wonston, one, to actinic, 17 Jul (GCE); Pamber Forest, one, 23 Jun; one, 31 Jul (GJD); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 27 May (ASw)

63.063 1334a Scoparia basistrigalis Knaggs, 1866 - Local
Local in deciduous woodland throughout England, less numerous in the north. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight much less common than S. ambigualis, but reported widely across the region. Wingspan 20-23 mm. This species is usually easy to recognise though some individuals are very close indeed to S. ambigualis; in general, S. basistrigalis is a little larger, broader-winged, with apex of forewing blunter, greyer, without ochreous hue, more heavily irrorate blackish and with fringe more strongly chequered [Goater]. Larva feeds on various mosses.
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Record
Last
Record
1010717719222019
1144953519512019
1210417319512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10662
1118254
1211174

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 07 Jul (CHic); Haseley Manor, two, 09 Jun; Shanklin, one, 02 Jun; one, 16 Jun; one, 30 Jul; Borthwood Copse, Winford, one, 23 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 13 Jun (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 15 Jun; one, 24 Jun (SAB); Totton, one, 02 Jul (LH); Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Jul (GCE); Romsey, four, 30 May; one, 25 Jul (NRJ); Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Jul (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (RAC); Allbrook, one, to actinic, 25 Jun; two, 07 Jul (SI); Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Catisfield, one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, 13 Jul (ALR); Wickham, four, 07 Aug (F.M.G. det. RJD); Botley, one, to actinic, 11 Jun; one, to actinic, 26 Jun (SLB); West Meon, one, 31 Jul (F.M.G.);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 14 Jul; Crawley, one, to actinic, 21 Jul; two, to actinic, 21 Jul; one, to actinic, 30 Jun (GCE); Axmansford, one, 13 Jul (ACB); Pamber Forest, two, 01 Jul; two, 03 Jul; one, 08 Jul; one, 19 Jul; one, 24 Jul (GJD); South Warnborough, four, 22 Jul (DLee)

Crawley; 30/06/2020; Glynne Evans
Crawley, 30/06/2020 (Glynne Evans)
63.064 1334 Scoparia ambigualis (Treitschke, 1829) - Common
Common in deciduous woodland and on moorland throughout Britain. Widespread and very common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 15-22 mm. Most likely to be confused with S. basistrigalis and S. ancipitella, which see, and Eudonia truncicolella, which has darker markings and no ochreous wash. Larva feeds on various mosses.
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Record
Last
Record
1024151818562019
112369465419512019
121679418419512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1010197
1148604
127616123

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 18 May, 1 (IOu) Latest: Firestone Copse, 21 Jul, 1 (IOu) Max count: Broadley Copse, 25 Jun, 7 (JBa)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 07 May, 1 (NRJ) Latest: East Tytherley, 10 Aug, 1 (GCE) Max count: Kings Somborne, 11 Jun, 4 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Cheriton, 08 May, 1 (DAS) Latest: Liss Forest, 23 Aug, 1 (RJM) Max count: Pamber Forest, 30 May, 23 (GJD)

63.066 1333 Scoparia pyralella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common on chalk downland and waste ground throughout much of Britain, less numerous in Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common. Wingspan 17-20 mm. Although this is a variable species, it is usually easy to recognise by the rather short, broad wings, contrasting pattern and the distinctly ochreous rather than grey hue [Goater]. Despite most published literature stating that the larva feeds on various mosses and decaying vegetable matter, Bob Heckford (pers comm) has said that there is no confirmed record of the larva feeding on any moss species that he is aware of. In fact he and Stella Beavan may be the only people alive in Britain who have found the larva, feeding on dead leaves of Plantago lanceolata.
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Record
Last
Record
1022047818562019
11884248619512019
12813239819512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1014253
1132322
12548911

Record details:
VC10: Tennyson Down, one, field observation, 19 May (SDa); Bonchurch, one, 21 May; two, 25 May; one, 26 May; two, 27 May; two, 30 May; three, 02 Jun; two, 07 Jun; two, 15 Jun; two, 17 Jun; one, 20 Jun; two, 24 Jun (JHa); Bonchurch Down, one, 09 May; Haseley Manor, three, gen det, 09 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 27 May; one, 05 Jun; one, 19 Jun (SDut); Godshill, NF, 12 Jul (RBW, MWa); Totton, one, 01 Jun; one, 24 Jun (LH); Romsey, one, 26 Jun (SLay); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 11 Jun; one, to actinic, 23 Jun; Ashley, two, to actinic, 23 Jun; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 26 May; one, to actinic, 15 Jun (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, 20 Aug (RAC); Southampton, one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 03 Aug (MGP); Allbrook, one, 08 Jun; one, 24 Jun (SI); Winchester, one, 22 May; one, 27 Jun; one, 04 Jul; one, 07 Jul (THW); Ashley, one, to actinic, 15 Jun; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 26 May (GCE); Fareham, one, 24 May; one, 26 May; one, 27 May; one, 29 May; one, 19 Jun (ADT); one, to actinic, 27 May; one, to actinic, 12 Jun; one, to actinic, 13 Jun; one, to actinic, 02 Jul (MLO);
VC12: Over Wallop, two, 21 May (CM); Broughton, two, to actinic, 29 May; Nether Wallop, one, to actinic, 29 May; Longstock, one, to actinic, 29 May; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 01 Jun; one, to actinic, 03 Jun; Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 30 May; one, to actinic, 30 May; six, to actinic, 30 May; three, to actinic, 30 May; one, to actinic, 30 May; Wherwell, one, to actinic, 13 Jun; one, to actinic, 29 Jun; two, to actinic, 13 Jun; Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; three, to actinic, 24 Jun; Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 23 May; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 16 Jun; three, to actinic, 16 Jun; two, to actinic, 16 Jun; eight, to actinic, 16 Jun; two, to actinic, 16 Jun; Crawley, one, to actinic, 30 Jun; one, to actinic, 09 Jun; Barton Stacey, two, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 22 Jun (GCE); Harestock, one, to actinic, 08 Jun; one, to actinic, 09 Jun; one, to actinic, 10 Jun (GRog); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 08 Jun; one, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 08 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 08 Jun; two, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 27 May; one, to actinic, 22 Jun (GCE); Preston Candover, one, 12 Jul (MJW); Axmansford, one, 02 Jun (ACB); Preston Candover, one, 22 May; Cliddesden, 11, 30 May; Basingstoke, one, 20 Jun; one, 22 Jun; one, 26 Jun (MJW); one, to actinic, 26 Jun (JHu); Pamber Forest, one, 15 Jun (GJD); Alton, one, to actinic, 13 Jun (DBO); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 18 Jul; one, 22 Jul (ASw); Yateley*, one, 21 May (JHH)

63.067 1338 Eudonia lacustrata (Panzer, 1804) - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats throughout most of Britain, south of the Scottish Highlands. Common across much of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 16-18 mm. Similar to Eudonia mercurella, but that species has slightly narrower, more pointed forewing, is usually darker coloured, and subterminal line is not interrupted [Goater]. Larva feeds on various mosses, often on walls and tree trunks.
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Last
Record
10291118819802019
112293539419512019
121531562519512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1055627140
1118134325
1216237511

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 02 Jun, 2 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 26 Aug, 2 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 09 Aug, 140 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 26 May, 1 (MB) Latest: Brockwood, 14 Aug, 1 (SDut) Max count: West Meon, 31 Jul, 25 (F.M.G.)
VC12: Earliest: Farnborough, 02 Jun, 1 (KBW) Latest: Liss Forest, 29 Aug, 1 (RJM) Max count: Basingstoke, 26 Jun, 11 (MJW)

63.069 1342 Eudonia angustea (Curtis, 1827) - Common
Common on coastal sand-dunes and rough ground by the sea throughout the British Isles, more local inland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight the majority of records are coastal, but appears annually at most inland sites where trapping is regularly conducted. Wingspan 17-22 mm. Easily recognised by the narrow, pointed, brown-tinted forewing [Goater]. Larva feeds on various mosses, often on walls and sand dunes.
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Record
Last
Record
10819148718562019
113925591419512019
1246057019512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1010525317
1129648711
1226419

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Rookley, 31 Mar, 1 (JBa) Latest: Bonchurch, 08 Nov, 1 (JHa) Max count: Shanklin, 19 Sep, 17 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Blackfield, 21 Mar, 1 (PGS) Latest: Fareham, 27 Nov, 1 (MLO) Max count: Pennington, 28 Sep, 11 (RFC)
VC12: Earliest: Farnborough, 09 Apr, 1 (KBW) Latest: Fleet, 22 Nov, 1 (MHals) Max count: Yateley, 14 Sep, 9 (JHH)

63.072 1343 Eudonia delunella (Stainton, 1849) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) on heathland and in woodland in parts of the British Isles. In Hampshire rather frequent on the coast, but very local inland except on the New Forest heaths. There have been no recent records from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 17-18mm. An easily-recognised species with strongly contrasted black-and-white pattern and prominent discal blotch [Goater]. Larva feeds on various mosses and lichens, often on tree trunks.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
10101218802018
1136248319512019
12203319602019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10100
11406910
12242

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 17 Jul (CHic);
VC11: South Oakley Inclosure, Burley, NF, one, field observation, 05 Jun (JHC); Marchwood, one, 20 Jun; three, 24 Jun (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 31 May (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 27 May; one, 11 Jun; one, 24 Jun; one, 02 Jul; one, 23 Jul (SAB); Totton, one, 31 May; two, 01 Jun; two, 07 Jul; one, 15 Jul; three, 16 Jul; one, 17 Jul; one, 23 Jul; one, 30 Jul; one, 07 Aug; two, 09 Aug (LH); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 22 Jul (JRMi); Romsey, one, 16 Jul (NRJ); Pilley Bailey, NF*, one, 03 Aug (RBW, MWa); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (RAC); Allbrook, three, 01 Jun; two, 08 Jun; two, 13 Jun; two, 14 Jun; three, 15 Jun; one, 23 Jun; two, 24 Jun; 10, to actinic, 25 Jun; two, 15 Jul; two, 16 Jul (SI); Sway, two, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 22 Jul (S&SL); Pennington, three, 24 Jun; two, 31 Jul; one, 05 Aug; one, 13 Aug; one, 14 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Crawley*, two, to actinic, 30 Jul (GCE); Yateley*, two, 23 Jun (JHH)

63.073 1340 Eudonia truncicolella (Stainton, 1849) - Common
Common in a wide variety of habitats, including woodland and gardens, throughout Britain. Wingspan 18-23 mm. Very difficult to distinguish from E. murana, a very much rarer species which has, to 2008, yet to be recorded reliably in Hampshire or the Isle of Wight, but which has a less markedly zigzag postmedian line; can also be confused with Scoparia ambigualis, which see. Larva feeds on various mosses.
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Record
Last
Record
10405919592019
1186916522002019
1229371719512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1053325
1131718
12881

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, two, 20 Aug; Parkhurst Forest, three, 29 Jun; Haseley Manor, one, 11 Aug; Shanklin, two, 17 Jun; 25, 09 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Totton, two, 22 Jun; two, 24 Jun; one, 28 Jun; one, 29 Jun; two, 30 Jun; one, 07 Jul; two, 07 Jul; two, 08 Jul; three, 09 Jul; one, 10 Jul; two, 11 Jul; one, 12 Jul; one, 14 Jul; three, 15 Jul; seven, 16 Jul; three, 17 Jul; one, 20 Jul; two, 22 Jul; three, 23 Jul; two, 24 Jul; one, 27 Jul; one, 30 Jul; six, 31 Jul; two, 01 Aug; one, 04 Aug; five, 07 Aug; one, 09 Aug; two, 10 Aug; one, 11 Aug (LH); Romsey, one, 19 Aug (NRJ); West Walk, eight, 14 Aug (F.M.G.);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 08 Jul; one, 13 Jul; one, 26 Aug; one, 07 Sep (GJD); Liss Forest, one, gen det, 29 Aug (RJM); Whitehill, one, 05 Sep (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR, one, to actinic, 16 Aug (JHH); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 24 Jul (ASw)

63.074 1344 Eudonia mercurella (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats, including woodland and gardens, throughout Britain. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 16-19 mm. Distinguished from other Scopariinae by the generally dark forewings and X-shaped configuration of cross-lines which occupies the whole of the subterminal region [Goater]. Larva feeds on various mosses, often on walls and tree trunks.
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Record
Last
Record
10304108618932019
114174113461212019
122110681419512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10236820
112113177
1210724414

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Haseley Manor, 09 Jun, 1 (IOu) Latest: Freshwater, 18 Sep, 1 (PBa) Max count: Shanklin, 09 Aug, 20 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Ashurst, NF, 17 May, 1 (SAB) Latest: Dibden Purlieu, 11 Sep, 1 (RAC) Max count: Kings Somborne, 31 Jul, 7 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Overton Lagoons, 21 May, 1 (PEH) Latest: Crawley, 26 Aug, 1 (GCE) Max count: Pamber Forest, 31 Jul, 14 (GJD)

63.075 1336 Eudonia pallida (Curtis, 1827) - Local
Local in marshes, river-banks and damp areas throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common. Wingspan 17-19 mm. One of the smallest British scopariines, easily recognised by the weak markings, pale coloration, and small, blackish stigmata [Goater]. Larva feeds on various mosses.
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VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1016925119002019
111223209419512019
12701157719512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10342
1122211
1219275

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 26 May; two, 01 Jun; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 21 May (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 31 May (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 27 May (SAB); Totton, one, 24 May; one, 24 Jun; one, 21 Jul; one, 10 Aug; one, 11 Aug (LH); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 12 Jul (JRMi); Romsey, one, 26 May (MB); Broughton, one, to actinic, 21 Sep; one, to actinic, 31 Aug; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 26 May; one, to actinic, 08 Sep; Ashley, one, to actinic, 26 May (GCE); Botley Wood, one, 18 Sep (F.M.G.); Fareham, one, to actinic, 09 Jul (MLO); Botley, one, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 27 May; one, to actinic, 03 Jun; one, to actinic, 13 Aug; one, to actinic, 28 Sep (SLB); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 02 Jun (JSw);
VC12: Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 19 Jul; one, to actinic, 06 Sep; one, to actinic, 30 May; one, to actinic, 16 Aug; Crawley, one, to actinic, 09 Jun; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 27 May; two, to actinic, 19 May; Bullington, one, to actinic, 20 Sep; Wonston , one, to actinic, 20 Sep (GCE); Ecchinswell, one, 22 Jun (MJN); Cliddesden, five, 30 May; Basingstoke, two, 24 Jun; one, 26 Jun (MJW); three, 26 May; one, 16 Jul (RHil); Pamber Forest, one, 17 Jun; one, 26 Aug (GJD); Alton, one, to actinic, 14 Sep (BCA); Farnborough, one, 18 May (KBW)

Crambinae

63.077 1290 Chilo phragmitella (Hübner, [1810]) - Local
Local in reed-beds and fens throughout much of England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight common in extensive reed-beds, mostly on the coast, and an occasional wanderer elsewhere, with only a few records from northern Hampshire, at Leckford, Fleet Pond and Old Basing. Wingspan male 24-32 mm, female 30-40 mm. Males are unmistakable; females could be confused with female Schoenobiinae, but in those species the costa is convex towards apex, whereas in C. phragmitella it is distinctly concave [Goater]. Larva feeds within stems of Common Reed and Reed Sweet-grass.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
105711518562019
1128532219512019
124319812010
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10232
11541

Record details:
VC10: Haseley Manor, two, 11 Aug; Shanklin, one, 13 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 06 Aug (RAC); Portsmouth, one, 25 Jun; one, 03 Aug (IRT); Milford on Sea, one, 10 Aug (MMcM); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa)

63.079 1292 Calamotropha paludella (Hübner, [1824]) - Local
Local in fens, marshes, river-banks and gravel pits in parts of southern England and southern Wales, increasing in recent years and an occasional wanderer away from its breeding habitat. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight breeding colonies are widespread, and the moth can be quite common in some areas. Wingspan 23-29 mm. Female larger and plainer than male, but both sexes readily identifiable. Larva feeds within dead stems of Bulrush.
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Last
Record
10438219002019
1147173519512019
1210012919812019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10254
11194527
12651

Record details:
VC10: Haseley Manor, four, 11 Aug (IOu); Seaview, one, to lighted window, 18 Aug (JMas);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 24 Jun; one, 14 Jul (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 12 Aug (RBW); Totton, one, 17 Jul (LH); Romsey, one, 07 Jul; one, 16 Jul (NRJ); Stockbridge Down NT, two, to actinic, 24 Jul (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 18 Jul; one, to actinic, 19 Jul; one, to actinic, 22 Jul; one, to actinic, 30 Jul; one, to actinic, 05 Aug; one, to actinic, 09 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug (RAC); Allbrook, one, 09 Aug (SI); Titchfield Haven NNR, 27, 17 Jul (F.M.G.); Pennington, one, 24 Jun (RFC);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 26 Jun (MJW); Pamber Forest, one, 31 Jul; one, 10 Aug (GJD); Castle Bottom NNR, one, 16 Aug (JHH); 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Yateley*, one, 31 Jul (JHH)

Basingstoke; 26/06/2020; Mike Wall Basingstoke; 26/06/2020; Mike Wall
Basingstoke, 26/06/2020 (Mike Wall) Basingstoke, 26/06/2020 (Mike Wall)
63.080 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in grassland, rough meadows and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and very common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 20-24 mm. Diagnostic, silvery V-shaped postmedian line is always visible. Larva feeds within roots of various grasses, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas.
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Record
Last
Record
1011291153218562019
11106687826219512019
1238553640019512019
 
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Quantity
101032290278
117645637131
122982512196

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin Upper Chine, 21 May, 5 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 14 Aug, 4 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 16 Jul, 278 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Dibden Purlieu, 09 May, 2 (RAC) Latest: Brockwood, 22 Aug, 9 (SDut) Max count: Lee, 18 Jul, 131 (CTh)
VC12: Earliest: Odiham Common, 21 May, 0 (DAS) Latest: Hinton Ampner, 23 Aug, 1 (ASD) Max count: Basingstoke, 16 Jul, 196 (RHil)

63.081 1294 Crambus pascuella (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in grassland, rough meadows and gardens throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and fairly common in grassy areas; the dark-coloured ab. obscurellus has been reported from the New Forest and Test Valley. Wingspan 22-25 mm. The longitudinal median streak is cut by a fine dark line, as in C. silvella, C. uliginosellus, C. ericella, C. pratella, C. lathoniellus and C. leucoschalis, which see. Larva feeds within roots of various grasses, living within a silken tube or tent.
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Record
Last
Record
10424518802019
1136311091319512019
12634107619512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
107134
1131576914
129322414

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 07 Jun, 1 (JHa) Latest: Rookley, 15 Jul, 1 (JBa) Max count: Bonchurch, 17 Jun, 4 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Woodlands, New Forest, 25 May, 0 (RBW) Latest: Milford on Sea, 26 Aug, 2 (MMcM) Max count: Dibden Purlieu, 24 Jun, 14 (RAC)
VC12: Earliest: Barton Stacey, 08 Jun, 1 (GCE) Latest: Yateley, 08 Sep, 1 (JHH) Max count: Yateley, 23 Jun, 14 (JHH)

63.082 1296 Crambus silvella (Hübner, [1813]) - pRDB3
Rare (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) on damp heathland, mosses and bogs, in Surrey, Hampshire, Dorset, Norfolk and south-west Ireland. In Hampshire locally common in bogs in the New Forest, very local and occasional elsewhere; the first and so far only sighting on the Island was in 2015. Wingspan 22-26 mm. Most like C. pascuella, from which distinguished by the median streak extending beyond subterminal line [Goater]. Larva feeds on Sedge.
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Last
Record
101120152015
1110716019282019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
113105

Record details:
VC11: Matley Bog, NF, five, field observation, 30 Jul; Pigbush, NF, five, field observation, 30 Jul (JHC); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa)

63.083 1297 Crambus uliginosellus Zeller, 1850 - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in bogs in parts of England and Wales. In Hampshire locally common in the wetter bogs of the New Forest, elsewhere appears to be resident in the Bordon area (vice-county 12). Very rare in the Isle of Wight, most recently in 2010. Wingspan 18-23 mm. Looks whiter than other Crambus in flight, and distinguished by broad white median longitudinal streak which touches costa to half-way [Goater]. Larva feeds on various grasses, living within a silken tube or tent.
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103119302010
11412119322018
1272419812015
 
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11342

Record details:
VC11: Matley Bog, NF, one, field observation, 04 Jun; one, field observation, 30 Jul; Pigbush, NF, two, field observation, 30 Jul (JHC)

63.086 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (Zincken, 1817) - Common
Common in grassland and rough meadows throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 18-22 mm. The only confusion species is C. pratella, but C. lathoniellus is smaller, and the median longitudinal streak is narrower with the anterior edge straight, not angulated [Goater]. Larva feeds within roots and lower stems of various grasses.
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Record
Last
Record
108015719782019
11887154819512019
12772129919512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1027618
11395610
1243704

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin Upper Chine, 21 May, 3 (IOu) Latest: Bonchurch, 13 Jul, 4 (JHa) Max count: Bonchurch, 24 Jun, 8 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Allbrook, 08 May, 1 (SI) Latest: Kings Somborne, 09 Jul, 1 (GCE) Max count: Butser Hill, 30 May, 10 (JGe)
VC12: Earliest: Ackender Woods, 12 May, 1 (BCA) Latest: Barton Stacey, 25 Jun, 2 (GCE) Max count: Basingstoke, 27 May, 4 (MJW)

63.087 1299 Crambus hamella (Thunberg, 1788) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) on dry heathland, in England and southern Scotland. In Hampshire locally common in the New Forest and in similar habitat in the north-east, but extremely scarce elsewhere in the county. Recorded for the first time on the Isle of Wight in 2016, when two were reported on the same night from the west of the island on 24 August, most likely having made the short hop across the Solent from the New Forest. Wingspan 24-27 mm. The characteristically shaped longitudinal stria precludes confusion with any other species [Goater]. Larva feeds on Wavy Hair-grass.

Updated August 2019: New for Isle of Wight
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102220162016
1110513919262018
12417619512017
 
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11111
12353

Record details:
VC11: Dibden Purlieu, one, 04 Sep (RAC);
VC12: Whitehill, one, to actinic, 17 Aug (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR, one, 16 Aug; three, to actinic, 16 Aug (JHH)

63.088 1302 Crambus perlella (Scopoli, 1763) - Common
Common in grassland and rough meadows throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight common in boggy areas, where f. warringtonellus predominates, and on chalk downland, more occasional elsewhere. Wingspan 22-29 mm. Creamy white with a silken lustre; f. warringtonellus is heavily streaked; both forms are easily recognised [Goater]. Larva feeds on stems of various grasses, living within a silken gallery at the base of the plant.
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1030071619772019
112528755119512019
121176292519512019
 
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Quantity
1027648
111352599
126215122

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 02 Jun, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 09 Aug, 2 (IOu) Max count: Bonchurch, 24 Jun, 8 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Kings Somborne, 21 May, 2 (GCE) Latest: Botley, 07 Sep, 1 (SLB) Max count: Pennington, 10 Aug, 9 (RFC)
VC12: Earliest: Barton Stacey, 19 May, 1 (GCE) Latest: Whitehill, 17 Aug, 1 (ASto) Max count: Barton Stacey, 16 Jul, 22 (GCE)

63.089 1305 Agriphila tristella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in grassland and rough meadows throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 25-30 mm. Quite variable in ground colour, but consistently marked, with the main confusion species being A. selasella, from which differs as follows: A. tristella has a distinct facial cone, besides having traces of a subterminal line and yellow or creamy, never white, median longitudinal streak; termen more rounded, less square than in A. selasella; the forewing of A. selasella has a distinctly smoother texture than that of A. tristella [Goater]. Larva feeds within lower stems of various grasses, living within a silken gallery at the base of the plant.
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Record
Last
Record
10506206319762019
1153902260319512019
121959772219512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
102740883
11333241284
1210751959

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 05 Aug, 3 (IOu) Latest: Compton Down, 14 Sep, 1 (PBa) Max count: Shanklin, 14 Aug, 83 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Woodlands, New Forest, 09 Jun, 0 (RBW) Latest: Stanbrige Earls, 10 Sep, 1 (JRMi) Max count: Botley, 12 Aug, 84 (SLB)
VC12: Earliest: Pamber Forest, 13 Jul, 1 (GJD) Latest: Over Wallop, 15 Sep, 1 (CM) Max count: Bramley, 16 Aug, 59 (REA)

63.090 1306 Agriphila inquinatella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in dry grassland and rough meadows throughout the British Isles, less numerous in the north. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 23-29mm. The main confusion species is A. geniculea, but A. inquinatella is variably streaked longitudinally, while A. geniculea has a pair of chevrons across each forewing. Larva feeds on stems of various low grasses, such as Sheep's-fescue, living within a silken gallery at the base of the plant.
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Last
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10525419512018
111712345419512019
121303499019512019
 
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Quantity
119619610
1215063432

Record summary:
VC11: Earliest: Dibden Purlieu, 25 Jun, 1 (RAC) Latest: Fareham, 14 Sep, 1 (MLO) Max count: Pig Bush, NF, 17 Jul, 10 (CL)
VC12: Earliest: Liss Forest, 20 Jun, 3 (RJM) Latest: Alton, 08 Sep, 2 (BCA) Max count: Basingstoke, 08 Aug, 32 (RHil)

63.091 1307 Agriphila latistria (Haworth, 1811) - Local
Local on dry heathland, sand-dunes and other dry sandy areas throughout much of England; rare in Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight frequent in the New Forest, widespread but local elsewhere. Wingspan 22-27 mm. Unmistakable: in no other British species does the median streak extend on to the fringe [Goater]. Larva feeds on roots of False-brome and Upright Brome, living within a silken tube or tent.
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Record
Last
Record
10616118562019
1133628119362019
12525419512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10111
1118223
1263115

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 14 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Totton, one, 24 Jul; one, 08 Aug; three, 10 Aug; two, 11 Aug; one, 18 Aug; two, 30 Aug (LH); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 02 Sep (JRMi); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 16 Aug; one, 30 Aug; one, to actinic, 16 Aug; one, to actinic, 17 Aug; one, to actinic, 18 Aug; one, 20 Aug; one, 23 Aug; one, 24 Aug; one, to actinic, 25 Aug (RAC); Wickham Common, one, 20 Aug (KC); Pennington, one, 14 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Whitehill, one, to actinic, 15 Aug; one, to actinic, 20 Aug; one, to actinic, 21 Aug (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR, 15, 16 Aug; 11, to actinic, 16 Aug; Yateley, two, 17 Aug (JHH)

63.092 1303 Agriphila selasella (Hübner, [1813]) - Local
Local in saltmarshes throughout the British Isles, except for northern Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common. Wingspan 22-30 mm. Can be confused only with certain forms of A. tristella, which has a distinct facial cone, besides having traces of a subterminal line and yellow or creamy, never white, median longitudinal streak, and termen more rounded, less square than in A. selasella [Goater]. Larva feeds on stems and leaves of Common Saltmarsh-grass and Sheep's-fescue, living within a silken gallery.
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Last
Record
10656418562019
1165090019512019
1213821419512019
 
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Quantity
1010258
114712027
12194411

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 12 Aug (CHic); Shanklin, two, 07 Aug; three, 08 Aug; five, 09 Aug; eight, 11 Aug; three, 14 Aug; one, 18 Aug; one, 20 Aug; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 08 Aug; one, 20 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 04 Jul; seven, 07 Aug (SDut); Ditchend Brook, Newfoundland, NF, 30 Jul (RBW, MWa); Acres Down, one, 08 Aug (CWlk); Woodlands, New Forest, 25 Jul (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug; seven, 10 Aug (SAB); Totton, one, 06 Aug; one, 07 Aug (LH); Lee, 27, 08 Aug (CTh); Stanbrige Earls, three, to actinic, 15 Aug; two, to actinic, 17 Aug; two, to actinic, 23 Aug; one, to actinic, 02 Sep (JRMi); Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 31 Jul (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 14 Aug (RAC); Fareham, one, to actinic, 08 Aug; two, to actinic, 09 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug; two, to actinic, 11 Aug; two, to actinic, 15 Aug; two, to actinic, 23 Aug (MLO); Wickham, one, 07 Aug (F.M.G.); Botley, one, to actinic, 12 Aug; three, to actinic, 14 Aug; one, to actinic, 16 Aug; two, to actinic, 13 Aug (SLB); Wickham, one, 04 Aug (JRDS); Portsmouth, one, 10 Aug; one, 16 Aug; one, 14 Sep (IRT); West Walk, three, 14 Aug (F.M.G.); Emsworth, three, to artificial light, several came in through open window attracted no doubt by the light , 14 Aug (TFe); Burton, nr Christchurch, two, 07 Aug; nine, 11 Aug; two, 14 Aug; five, 22 Aug (JSw); Milford on Sea, three, 07 Aug; two, 09 Aug; two, 26 Aug (MMcM); Pennington, four, 31 Jul; one, 10 Aug; two, 14 Aug; one, 17 Aug; one, 22 Aug (RFC); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa);
VC12: Hinton Ampner, one, 24 Aug (ASD); Ecchinswell, one, 31 Jul (MJN); Axmansford, two, 05 Aug; one, 16 Aug (ACB); Pamber Forest, two, 06 Aug; one, 24 Jul; eight, 07 Aug; 11, 10 Aug; one, 13 Aug; three, 15 Aug; one, 26 Aug (GJD); Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, 15 Aug (RJM); Alton, one, to actinic, 15 Aug; two, to actinic, 22 Aug; two, to actinic, 02 Sep (BCA); Castle Bottom NNR, one, 16 Aug; one, to actinic, 16 Aug; Yateley, one, 13 Aug; three, 08 Aug (JHH)

63.093 1304 Agriphila straminella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in grassland and rough meadows throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 16-20 mm. One of the commoner species of grass moth (Crambinae), and a frequent visitor to light traps, where recognisable by its small size and broad, pale dorsal streak. Larva feeds within lower stems of Sheep's-fescue and other low grasses, living within a silken gallery.
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Record
10435204919512019
1154272042319512019
1224881567319512019
 
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103718913
11334149544
1216275565

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 24 Jun, 8 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 13 Aug, 3 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 17 Jul, 13 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Ashurst, NF, 31 May, 1 (SAB) Latest: Brockwood, 05 Sep, 7 (SDut) Max count: Lee, 08 Aug, 44 (CTh)
VC12: Earliest: Liss Forest, 17 May, 1 (RJM) Latest: Preston Candover, 08 Sep, 2 (MJW) Max count: Pamber Forest, 31 Jul, 65 (GJD)

63.095 1309 Agriphila geniculea (Haworth, 1811) - Common
Common in dry pastures, sandhills, gardens and grassland throughout the British Isles, but absent from northern Scotland. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 20-25 mm. The main confusion species is A. inquinatella, but A. geniculea has pair of chevrons across each forewing, while A. inquinatella is variably streaked longitudinally. Larva feeds within stems of various grasses, living in a silken gallery.
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Last
Record
10321125619592019
115319289072002019
121780845919512019
 
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Quantity
104113528
11352171836
1213256121

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 06 Aug, 1 (IOu) Latest: St Lawrence: Salem Close, 29 Sep, 1 (PBa) Max count: Freshwater Bay, 15 Sep, 28 (PBa)
VC11: Earliest: Woodlands, New Forest, 02 Jul, 0 (RBW) Latest: Portsmouth, 21 Sep, 1 (IRT) Max count: Totton, 11 Aug, 36 (LH)
VC12: Earliest: Basingstoke, 12 Jul, 1 (RHil) Latest: Wonston, 20 Sep, 1 (GCE) Max count: Alton, 15 Aug, 21 (DBO)

63.099 1313 Catoptria pinella (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common on damp heathland, mosses, fens, marshes, river-banks and other damp areas throughout the British Isles, more numerous in the south-east. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight frequent in the New Forest, but otherwise rather local and uncommon. Wingspan 20-26mm. The main confusion species, which all lack the fine white subterminal line at tip of white stripe, are C. speculalis, C. permutatella and C. osthelderi [Goater]. Larva feeds within roots of grasses such as Cotton-sedge and Tufted Hair-grass.
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Record
Last
Record
1015324718562019
111249133919512019
12731107219512019
 
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Quantity
1010175
11831105
12619313

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Haseley Manor, 06 Jul, 2 (IOu) Latest: West High Down Quarry, 20 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: West High Down Quarry, 07 Aug, 5 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Kings Somborne, 15 Jun, 1 (GCE) Latest: Romsey, 16 Aug, 1 (MB) Max count: Winchester, 17 Jul, 5 (THW)
VC12: Earliest: Basingstoke, 23 Jun, 1 (MJW) Latest: Crawley, 07 Sep, 1 (GCE) Max count: South Warnborough, 22 Jul, 13 (DLee)

63.100 1314 Catoptria margaritella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in bogs, damp heathland and mosses throughout much of Scotland, northern England, south-western England and Wales. A surprising first record for the area was one trapped in the New Forest in 2019, and followed by another a year later. Wingspan 20-23 mm. Readily separable from C. permutatella, C. osthelderi and C. speculalis by the absence of a cross-line dividing the median longitudinal stripe; C. furcatellus has uniformly coloured, mahogany-brown forewing with narrower, dull white median longitudinal stripe [Bradley]. Larva feeds on various grasses and various mosses.
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Record
111120192019
 
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11111

Record details:
VC11: Totton*, one, 23 Jul (LH det. MJW)

63.102 1316 Catoptria falsella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common on old walls and buildings throughout much of Britain, more numerous in the south. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight formerly a rather uncommon species favouring villages with old, thatched cottages, but nowadays widespread and common throughout. Wingspan 18-24 mm. The main confusion species, C. verellus, lacks the white median longitudinal stripe of C. falsella [Goater]. Larva feeds on various mosses, often on walls, living within a silken tube or tent.
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Record
Last
Record
10624918562019
111011163719512019
12724138619512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10211
1118213
1218347

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 09 Aug (CHic); Haseley Manor, one, 11 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 04 Aug (RBW); East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug (GCE); Romsey, one, 08 Aug (MB); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 06 Aug (RAC); Southampton, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (MGP); Allbrook, one, 08 Aug (SI); Ashley, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE); Fareham, one, to actinic, 23 Aug (MLO); Botley, one, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 12 Aug; two, to actinic, 14 Aug (SLB); Wickham, one, 20 Jul; one, 11 Aug (JRDS); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 23 Jul; one, 31 Jul; two, 07 Aug; three, 11 Aug (JSw);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 17 Aug; Wherwell, one, to actinic, 19 Jul (GCE); Axmansford, one, 16 Aug (ACB); Pamber Forest, one, 31 Jul; one, 06 Aug; four, 07 Aug; three, 10 Aug; two, 13 Aug; three, 15 Aug (GJD); Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, 15 Aug (RJM); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 17 Aug (ASw); Fleet, one, 06 Aug (AGi); Farnborough, one, 10 Aug (KBW); Yateley, one, 07 Aug; two, 12 Aug; two, 13 Aug; one, 31 Jul; seven, 08 Aug (JHH)

63.103 1317 Catoptria verellus (Zincken, 1817) - Migrant
Rare immigrant to southern England from mainland Europe. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight there are recent records from Southsea in 2001, Ventnor and Sandy Point in 2006, and two on the Island in 2009. Wingspan 17-18 mm. The scruffiest in appearance of British Crambids, and easily overlooked as a small, dusky C. falsella, or ignored altogether [Goater]. Voucher specimen should be retained for confirmation of identification. Larva feeds on mosses growing on Apple, Plum and Poplar, but there is no evidence of breeding in the UK.
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Last
Record
10222320062019
11101020012018
 
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Quantity
10221

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 07 Aug (JHa); Shanklin, one, 25 Jun (IOu)

63.109 1323 Pediasia contaminella (Hübner, 1796) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) on dry grassland and golf courses from Hampshire to Essex. In Hampshire, absent from much of the centre of the county, but relatively common in the north-east and south, where a notable site is Sandy Point on Hayling Island. On the Isle of Wight very intermittently recorded, with just one record every ten years on average. Wingspan 20-30 mm. The main confusion species, P. aridella, and P. contaminella both share characteristic resting posture with head down and abdomen pointing obliquely upwards, but P. aridella is more obviously streaked longitudinally. Larva feeds on stems and leaves of grasses such as Sheep's-fescue, living within a silken tube.
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Record
Last
Record
10166918002019
11609101218002019
124113219812019
 
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Quantity
1014182
118414112
12215214

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Haseley Manor, 06 Jul, 2 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 28 Sep, 2 (IOu) Max count: West High Down Quarry, 07 Aug, 2 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Woodlands, New Forest, 25 Jun, 0 (RBW) Latest: Portsmouth, 22 Sep, 4 (IRT) Max count: Portsmouth, 15 Sep, 12 (IRT)
VC12: Earliest: Whitehill, 23 Jun, 1 (ASto) Latest: Warren Hill, Liss Forest, 15 Aug, 3 (RJM) Max count: Warren Hill, Liss Forest, 08 Aug, 14 (RJM)

63.110 1324 Pediasia aridella (Thunberg, 1788) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) on coastal saltmarshes in parts of southern and eastern England. In Hampshire mostly confined to the coast, but there are a few records inland in the New Forest, at Hinchelsea Moor, Homlsley, Brockenhurst and Blashford Lakes. Four individuals trapped in 2013 marked the first Isle of Wight records since 1856. Wingspan 20-26 mm. Glossier-winged than P. contaminella, which lacks the fuscous streaking; P. aridella lacks the bar-shaped discal mark characteristic of Agriphila inquinatella, in which the hindwing is devoid of marking [Goater]. Larva feeds on stems of Common Saltmarsh-grass, living within a silken tube or tent.
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Last
Record
105818562015
11709419712018
 
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Quantity
11421

Record details:
VC11: Godshill, NF*, 12 Jul; Brune's Purlieu, NF*, 12 Jul (RBW, MWa); Hale Purlieu*, one, to actinic, 13 Aug (MCu); Dibden Purlieu, one, 26 Aug (RAC)

63.111 1326 Platytes cerussella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local on coastal shingle and sandy beaches throughout much of southern England, and inland on dry sandy heaths in Breckland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight locally common on coastal shingle. Wingspan male 12-15 mm, female 10-13 mm. The smallest crambid: general appearance of male not unlike Chrysoteuchia culmella, though much smaller and with quite different cross-lines [Goater]. Larva feeds within roots of various grasses and Sedge.
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Last
Record
103213518562019
118031519512019
121120072007
 
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Quantity
10284

Record details:
VC10: Norton Spit, four, 25 May; St Catherine's Point, four, field observation, 13 Jun (IOu)

Acentropinae

63.114 1345 Brown China-mark Elophila nymphaeata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in ponds and ditches throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire locally common in New Forest bogs and in ponds and canals across the county, with occasional wanderers elsewhere in the county and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 25-33 mm. The main confusion species is Beautiful China-mark Nymphula stagnata, but Brown China-mark is larger, with broader, browner wings. Larva feeds on aquatic plants such as Water-lily, Bur-reed and Pondweed Potamogeton, living entirely underwater.
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Record
Last
Record
10565018562018
111161155319512019
1221034319512019
 
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Quantity
1124283
12782

Record details:
VC11: Pig Bush, NF, one, 17 Jul (CL); Woodlands, New Forest, 25 Jun (RBW); Totton, one, 02 Jun (LH); Timsbury, one, 11 Aug (TRa); Romsey, one, 11 Aug (MB); two, 26 May; one, 28 May; one, to actinic, 29 May; one, 08 Jun; three, 20 Jun; two, to actinic, 23 Jun; three, 16 Jul (NRJ); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (RAC); Catisfield, one, 13 Jul (ALR); Fareham, one, to actinic, 09 Aug (MLO); Botley, one, to actinic, 15 Aug (SLB); Wickham, one, 10 Aug (JRDS); West Walk, one, attracted to blossom, ♂, netted from Angelica blossom, 14 Aug (KJW); Lovedean, one, 11 Aug; one, 13 Aug (ARJ); West Meon, one, 31 Jul (F.M.G. det. RJD); Sway, one, 16 Jul (S&SL); Milford on Sea, one, 10 Aug (MMcM); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa);
VC12: Matley Bog, NF, one, field observation, 06 Aug (DKe); Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, 27 Jun; one, 25 Jul; one, 08 Aug; two, 15 Aug (RJM); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (ASto); Woolmer Forest, one, 26 Jun (DMurr)

63.115 1331 Water Veneer Acentria ephemerella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in ponds, lakes and slow rivers throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and, to a lesser extent, on the Isle of Wight, locally abundant in suitable habitat throughout. Wingspan male 13-17 mm, female wingless. Only the distinctive male is likely to be encountered and on certain nights it undergoes massive dispersal flights when it appears at light far from water and often in vast numbers (1000+ not unknown). Larva feeds on Canadian Waterweed and Pondweed, living entirely underwater.
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Record
Last
Record
109345719752019
1119882572019512019
127941895019512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
105506500
116720120
1226537150

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, two, 07 Aug; Haseley Manor, 500, 11 Aug; Shanklin, two, 24 Jun; one, 06 Aug; one, 14 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Godshill, NF, 12 Jul (RBW, MWa); Totton, three, 24 Jun; one, 21 Jul; one, 24 Jul; two, 30 Jul; one, 31 Jul (LH); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 09 Jun; five, to actinic, 06 Aug; one, to actinic, 09 Aug; two, to actinic, 04 Sep (JRMi); Romsey, three, 21 Jul; four, 30 Jul; three, 03 Aug; three, 06 Aug (MB); Dibden Purlieu, seven, to actinic, 23 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun (RAC); Southampton, 13, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 11 Jul; three, to actinic, 30 Jul; nine, to actinic, 07 Aug (MGP); Bitterne, two, 08 Aug; West End, one, 16 Jul (PAB); Allbrook, one, 26 May; one, 22 Jul; four, 06 Aug; one, 08 Aug (SI); Winchester, three, 31 Jul; one, 29 Aug; one, 18 Sep (THW); Titchfield Haven NNR, two, 17 Jul (F.M.G.); Catisfield, one, 16 Jun; two, 23 Jun; two, 24 Jun; two, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, 07 Aug (ALR); Fareham, one, 18 Aug (ADT); one, 24 Jun (IMcP); one, to actinic, 23 Jun; three, to actinic, 12 Jul; two, to actinic, 15 Jul; eight, to actinic, 16 Jul; five, to actinic, 17 Jul (MLO); Botley, one, to actinic, 23 Jul; one, to actinic, 28 Jul; one, to actinic, 23 Jul; two, to actinic, 27 Jul; one, to actinic, 04 Aug; two, to actinic, 05 Aug; 13, to actinic, 07 Aug; eight, to actinic, 09 Aug; one, to actinic, 17 Aug; three, to actinic, 19 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Sep (SLB); Portsmouth, four, 23 Jun; nine, 25 Jun; one, 17 Jul (IRT); Tuckton, Bournemouth, three, 09 Aug (APar); Burton, nr Christchurch, six, 07 Aug; 20, 14 Aug; four, 22 Aug (JSw); Milford on Sea, one, 17 Jul; one, 07 Aug (MMcM); Pennington, one, 24 Jun; one, 08 Aug (RFC); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa); Southsea, five, 25 Jun; one, 26 Jun (JGe);
VC12: Chilbolton, 50, to actinic, 09 Aug (SLE det. GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 26 May (DAS); Basingstoke, one, 26 Jun (MJW); 20, 08 Aug (RHil); Pamber Forest, 20, 31 Jul; nine, 13 Aug; seven, 15 Aug (GJD); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 23 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; three, to actinic, 07 Jul (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR, 10, 16 Aug; one, to actinic, 16 Aug (JHH); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, 100, 09 Aug (ASw); Farnborough, six, 25 Jun; nine, 30 Jul; seven, 06 Aug; 13, 08 Aug; 150, 10 Aug (KBW); Yateley, 29, 07 Aug; 64, 13 Aug; one, 26 May; one, 23 Jun; one, 31 Jul; 30, 08 Aug; one, 17 Aug; one, 08 Sep (JHH)

63.116 1354 Small China-mark Cataclysta lemnata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common around ponds and reed-beds throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire locally common in suitable habitat, especially along the coast between Southampton and Gosport, and in north-east Hampshire; apparent increases in recent years may be due to increased observer coverage, but it remains very rare on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan male 18-19 mm, female 22-24 mm. Females nocturnal, males fly in the afternoon. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Common Duckweed, Bulrush and Unbranched Bur-reed, living mostly underwater.
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108721318562019
1146177619512019
1210016419512019
 
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10431
1118277
12232

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 16 Jul (SDa); Cranmore, to actinic, 09 Aug (CHic); Shanklin, one, 09 Aug; one, 23 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 24 Jun (RBW); Totton, one, 21 Jul (LH); Romsey, one, 30 Jul (MB); Southampton, one, to UV, 28 Jul (JVet); Titchfield Haven NNR, seven, one ♂, 17 Jul (F.M.G. det. RJD); Catisfield, one, 23 Jun (ALR); Fareham, one, 28 May (ADT); one, 16 Sep (IMcP); one, to actinic, 15 Sep (MLO); one, 06 Aug (KJW); Wickham, four, ♂s, 07 Aug (F.M.G. det. RJD); Lovedean, one, 30 Jul (ARJ); West Meon, two, ♂s, 31 Jul (F.M.G.); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 29 Jul; one, 31 Jul (JSw); Sway, one, 16 Jul (S&SL); Pennington, one, 23 Jul; one, 14 Sep (RFC);
VC12: Hammer Vale, Woolmer, two, 01 Aug (ASw); Farnborough, one, 10 Aug (KBW)

63.117 1348 Ringed China-mark Parapoynx stratiotata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in ponds, canals and other aquatic habitats throughout England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight evidently far less frequent than formerly. Wingspan male 22-24 mm, female 28-30 mm. Distinguished from other related species by the white, dark-rimmed discal spot, present in both sexes [Goater]. Larva feeds on various pondweeds and water plants, living entirely underwater.
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10424518562019
1155373619512019
1227237519512019
 
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10221
11567710
1212121

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 09 Aug (SDa); Bonchurch, one, 30 May (JHa);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 27 May; one, 19 Jun (SDut); Hale Purlieu, one, to actinic, 13 Aug (MCu); Pig Bush, NF, one, 18 Jul (CL); Woodlands, New Forest, 13 Jun (RBW); Totton, one, 26 May; two, 02 Jun; one, 09 Jun; one, 23 Jun; one, 10 Aug (LH); Lee, one, 18 Jul (CTh); Broughton, one, to actinic, 06 Aug; one, to actinic, 06 Aug (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 30 Jun; one, to actinic, 01 Jul; one, to actinic, 02 Jul; one, to actinic, 03 Jul; one, to actinic, 27 Jul; one, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 17 Aug (RAC); Southampton, one, to actinic, 06 Aug (MGP); Allbrook, one, 21 May; two, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, 07 Jul; one, 24 Jul; one, 08 Aug (SI); Titchfield Haven NNR, 10, possibly all ♀s, 17 Jul (F.M.G.); Catisfield, one, 15 Jun (ALR); Fareham, one, ♂, 25 Jun (ADT); one, to actinic, 12 Jul; one, to actinic, 15 Jul; two, to actinic, 16 Jul; two, to actinic, 17 Jul; one, to actinic, 10 Aug; two, to actinic, 11 Aug (MLO); one, ♀, 17 Jun; one, ♀ , 07 Jul; one, ♂ , 08 Jul; one, ♂, 15 Jul; one, ♀, 24 Jul; one, 25 Jul; one, ♀, 26 Jul (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 09 Jul; two, to actinic, 14 Jul; two, to actinic, 17 Jul; one, to actinic, 27 Jul; one, to actinic, 10 Jul; one, to actinic, 14 Jul; three, to actinic, 16 Jul (SLB); Lovedean, one, 09 Jul (ARJ); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, to actinic, 13 Aug (APar); Burton, nr Christchurch, two, 07 Aug; two, 11 Aug; one, 14 Aug (JSw); Milford on Sea, three, 10 Aug; one, 17 Aug (MMcM);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 19 Sep (SLE det. GCE); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 11 Aug (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 31 Jul (DAS); Overton, one, 08 Aug (MSi); Axmansford, one, 23 Jul; one, ♀, 13 Jul (ACB det. GJD); Pamber Forest, one, 07 Aug (GJD); Castle Bottom NNR, one, 16 Aug; Yateley, one, 07 Aug (JHH)

63.118 1350 Beautiful China-mark Nymphula nitidulata (Hufnagel, 1767) - Local
Local in ponds throughout much of Britain. In Hampshire widespread in the south, but in the northern half of the county, largely restricted to the north-east. Recorded on the Isle of Wight for the first time since 1952 at Freshwater in 2000. Wingspan 20-25 mm. Smaller and whiter than Brown China-mark Elophila nymphaeata; lightly marked specimens could be mistaken for male Ringed China-mark Parapoynx stratiotata, but in that species the forewing discal spot is a closed circle [Goater]. Larva feeds on Branched Bur-reed, Unbranched Bur-reed, Yellow Water-lily and other water plants, living entirely underwater.
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106318562016
1121324219512019
12323819512019
 
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118102

Record details:
VC11: Brockwood, one, 12 Sep (SDut); Culverley, NF, one, 19 Jul (CL); Lee, two, 18 Jul (CTh); Romsey, one, 18 Jul (MB); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 31 Jul (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, two, to actinic, 24 Jul; one, 20 Aug (RAC); Botley, one, to actinic, 13 Aug (SLB)

Musotiminae

63.119 1355a Musotima nitidalis (Walker, [1866]) - Adventive
First trapped at Merritown Heath, Dorset on 11 August 2009 by Mike Jeffes and David Evans, and identified at the BENHS Exhibition that year by Martin Honey (BMNH) as the present species, a native of New Zealand which feeds on various fern species. Certainly introduced by the horticultural trade, it has since spread widely, with multiple sightings from other sites close to the original trapping location and in Hurn Forest (in Dorset, but in the VC11 South Hampshire vice-county), but also as far as East and West Sussex, and Harlow in Essex. Unmistakable.
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101120152015
119414920092019
 
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11221

Record details:
VC11: Brockwood, one, 17 Oct (SDut); Stanbrige Earls*, one, to actinic, 29 Oct (JRMi)

Schoenobiinae

63.120 1328 Schoenobius gigantella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in reed-beds in parts of southern England, with records north to Yorkshire, predominantly coastal. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight almost exclusively confined to the coast; remarkably, more than three-quarters of the records on the county database originate from a single garden in Southsea. Wingspan male 25-30 mm, female 41-46 mm. Male is unmistakable; female is considerably larger than that of Chilo phragmitella, in which the costa near the apex is convex, not concave, Donacaula forficella, in which the apex of forewing is even more pointed, with termen distinctly concave, and D. mucronellus, in which the forewing has broad, pale costal stripe sharply demarcated from a dark subcostal streak from base to apex [Goater]. Larva feeds within stems of Common Reed and Reed Sweet-grass, cutting part of a leaf to use as a raft to float to a new foodplant.
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10101119082019
1111012219772019
 
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11441

Record details:
VC11: Totton*, one, 15 Jun (LH); Portsmouth, one, 14 Jun; one, 16 Jun; one, 15 Jul (IRT)

63.121 1329 Donacaula forficella (Thunberg, 1794) - Local
Local in marshes, river-banks and other damp areas throughout much of southern England, with records north to Yorkshire, and in Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common throughout. Wingspan 25-30 mm. In D. mucronellus the costal stripe is sharply demarcated from dark subcostal streak and apical streak is wanting [Goater]. Larva feeds within stems of Common Reed, Reed Sweet-grass and Sedge, cutting part of a leaf to use as a raft to float to a new foodplant.
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10201518562019
1123128119512019
1228819512013
 
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11111

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

63.122 1330 Donacaula mucronella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Nationally Scarce B
Nationally scarce (Nb) in marshes, river-banks and other damp areas throughout much of southern England, central Scotland and Ireland. In Hampshire local in fens and marshes, particularly in the Test valley. On the Isle of Wight, restricted to the extreme western corner. Wingspan male 22-26 mm, female 29-35 mm. The main confusion species is D. forficella, which see for differences. Larva feeds within stems of Common Reed, Reed Sweet-grass and Sedge.
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104219662018
11746019512018
12466619512018
 
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11111

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

Drepanidae

Drepaninae

65.001 1645 Scalloped Hook-tip Falcaria lacertinaria (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in deciduous, especially birch, woodland, scrub, heaths, gardens and hedgerows throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan male 32-36 mm, female 34-40 mm. Combination of oblique cross-lines, irregularly-dentate termen, and tent-like resting posture characteristic. Larva feeds on Downy and Silver Birch, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1012311718562019
112156261319512019
1262688219512019
 
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Quantity
10111
1153684
1236433

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 14 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, three, 07 Aug (SDut); Hale Purlieu, one, to actinic, 13 Aug; one, to actinic, 13 Aug (MCu); Acres Down, one, 08 Aug (CWlk); Culverley, NF, one, 19 Jul (CL); Woodlands, New Forest, 27 May (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 08 Aug (SAB); Totton, two, 04 Aug (LH); Romsey, one, to actinic, 20 Apr; one, 08 Jul; one, 16 Jul (NRJ); Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 21 May; two, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; four, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul; Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Jul; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 15 Jul; three, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 01 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 13 Aug; one, to actinic, 12 Apr; one, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug (RAC); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jul; Ashley, one, to actinic, 15 Jul; Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 07 Aug; two, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Botley, one, to actinic, 04 Aug; one, to actinic, 05 Aug (SLB); Hilltop, The Hangers, one, 01 Aug (SI); Wickham, one, 10 Apr; two, 24 Apr; one, 17 Jul; two, 23 Jul; one, 27 Jul; two, 29 Jul; one, 04 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug; one, 11 Aug (JRDS); West Meon, two, 31 Jul (F.M.G.); Sway, one, to actinic, 26 May; one, 08 Jun; one, to actinic, 22 Jul (S&SL); Milford on Sea, one, 27 Jul (MMcM); Pennington, one, 07 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 23 Jul; one, to actinic, 23 Jul; one, to actinic, 23 Jul; one, to actinic, 23 Jul; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 14 Jul; one, to actinic, 14 Jul; Crawley, one, to actinic, 12 Aug; one, to actinic, 21 Jul; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 16 Jul (GCE); Ecchinswell, one, to actinic, 22 Jul (MTa, CSu); Burghclere, one, 01 Aug (PBl); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 31 Jul (DAS); Axmansford, one, 03 May; one, 13 Jul (ACB); Beech, one, 29 Jul (NDP); Pamber Forest, one, to actinic, 27 May; one, 06 Aug; one, 16 Apr; one, 04 May; one, 13 Jul; two, 07 Aug; one, 10 Aug; one, 15 Aug (GJD); Liss Forest, one, 18 Jul; three, 25 Jul; two, 01 Aug; two, 08 Aug; three, 15 Aug (RJM); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 16 Aug (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR, one, 16 Aug; one, to actinic, 16 Aug (JHH); Fleet, one, 06 Aug (AGi); Church Crookham, one, to actinic, 18 May (DDim); Yateley, one, 07 May; one, 07 Aug (JHH)

65.002 1646 Oak Hook-tip Watsonalla binaria (Hufnagel, 1767) - Common
Common in oak woodland, hedgerows, parks and gardens throughout England, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan male 30-34 mm, female 34-40 mm. Somewhat similar to Barred Hook-tip W. cultraria, but larger and lacking dark cross-band of Barred Hook-tip. Larva feeds on Pedunculate and Sessile Oak, over-wintering as a pupa
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1040566919782019
114487663419462019
12985145819512019
 
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Quantity
106821623
112684469
1210416510

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 03 May, 1 (IOu) Latest: Walter's Copse, Newtown, 22 Sep, 4 (PBa) Max count: Freshwater, 14 Sep, 23 (PBa)
VC11: Earliest: Milford on Sea, 22 Apr, 1 (MMcM) Latest: Stanbrige Earls, 28 Sep, 1 (JRMi) Max count: East Tytherley, 14 Sep, 9 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Yateley, 19 May, 1 (JHH) Latest: Pamber Forest, 20 Oct, 1 (GJD) Max count: Yateley, 08 Sep, 10 (JHH)

65.003 1647 Barred Hook-tip Watsonalla cultraria (Fabricius, 1775) - Local
Local in beech woodland throughout England and Wales. Frequent where beech grows in the New Forest and on the chalk in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, although rare elsewhere in these counties. Wingspan male 26-32 mm, female 30-35 mm. Main confusion species is Oak Hook-tip W. binaria, but smaller and with a broad dark median fascia across the forewing. Larva feeds on Beech, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
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10141519302013
1157557318002019
1226728219402019
 
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Quantity
11305911
1214205

Record details:
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 15 Sep (RBW); Ashurst, NF, three, 15 Sep (SAB); Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 21 May; two, to actinic, 31 Jul; two, to actinic, 21 May; two, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 22 Jul; three, to actinic, 21 May; two, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 22 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 03 Sep; one, to actinic, 31 Jul; four, to actinic, 31 Jul; two, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 21 May; two, to actinic, 31 Jul; Broughton, one, to actinic, 31 Aug; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 08 Sep (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, 09 Sep; two, 16 Sep (RAC); Botley Wood, one, 18 Sep (F.M.G. det. KJW); Fareham, one, 07 Aug (ADT); Wickham Common, one, ♀, 11 Sep (F.M.G.); Lovedean, one, 11 Aug (ARJ); West Meon, two, 31 Jul; Hen Wood, five, 24 Jul; 11, 04 Sep (F.M.G.); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 10 Aug (APar); Sway, one, 10 Sep (S&SL);
VC12: Over Wallop, one, 12 Sep (CM); Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 15 Sep; two, to actinic, 15 Sep; one, to actinic, 15 Sep; five, to actinic, 15 Sep; Crawley, one, to actinic, 12 Aug; one, to actinic, 12 Aug; one, to actinic, 07 Sep; one, to actinic, 17 Sep; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 11 Aug (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 10 Aug (DAS); Beech, one, 05 Aug; two, 08 Sep (NDP); Alton, one, to actinic, 22 Sep (BCA)

65.005 1648 Pebble Hook-tip Drepana falcataria (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in woodland, especially of birch, heathland and gardens throughout Britain. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan male 36-40 mm, female 40-43 mm. In Scotland moths are distinctly straw-coloured with outer markings darker (ssp. scotica), elsewhere, occasional individuals can be very pale (f. pallida), but only likely to be confused with Dusky Hook-tip D. curvatula, a rare immigrant from Europe, which is darker and has the three discal spots roughly the same size (in falcataria, the outer discal spot is much larger then the other two). Larva feeds on Downy and Silver Birch, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Record
1025928218562019
114758597319512019
121325193519512019
 
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Quantity
1018171
111361666
12641038

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 22 Apr, 1 (IOu) Latest: Haseley Manor, 11 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Freshwater Cliffs, 16 Jul, 1 (SDa)
VC11: Earliest: Catisfield, 22 Apr, 1 (ALR) Latest: Stanbrige Earls, 17 Aug, 1 (JRMi) Max count: Lee, 08 Aug, 6 (CTh)
VC12: Earliest: Chilbolton, 16 Apr, 1 (GCE) Latest: Whitehill, 20 Aug, 1 (ASto) Max count: Liss Forest, 25 Jul, 8 (RJM)

65.007 1651 Chinese Character Cilix glaucata (Scopoli, 1763) - Common
Common in hedgerows, scrub, open woodland and gardens throughout England, Wales, southern Scotland and Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight quite common in areas where hawthorn occurs, but may have declined in recent years. Wingspan 22-27 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Blackthorn, Hawthorn and Crab Apple, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
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1052263819592019
112727316119502019
12910113719492019
 
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Quantity
1053733
1192853
1269844

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Freshwater Cliffs, 11 May, 1 (SDa) Latest: Shanklin, 16 Sep, 1 (IOu) Max count: West High Down Quarry, 07 Aug, 3 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Woodlands, New Forest, 12 Apr, 0 (RBW) Latest: Fareham, 12 Sep, 1 (KJW) Max count: Pennington, 18 Jul, 3 (RFC)
VC12: Earliest: Cheriton, 10 Apr, 1 (DAS) Latest: Chilbolton, 15 Sep, 1 (GCE) Max count: Goodworth Clatford, 16 Aug, 4 (GCE)

Thyatirinae

65.008 1652 Peach Blossom Thyatira batis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in scrub, hedgerows and gardens throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly common, especially in open deciduous woodland where there is a good cover of Bramble. Wingspan 39-44 mm. The pink and brown petal-like markings on forewing are diagnostic (MBGBI Vol 7 part 2). Larva feeds on Bramble, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
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1028537819512019
111476138519492019
1242736919512019
 
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Quantity
1029405
1130333
1214162

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, two, 07 Aug; one, 20 Aug; one, to light, 08 Sep (IOu); Freshwater, one, 14 Aug (DBW); Freshwater Cliffs, one, 09 Aug (SDa); Parkhurst Forest, one, 19 May; two, 29 Jun (IOu); Cowes, one, to a lighted window, 11 Aug (THar); Bonchurch, one, 26 May; one, 11 Jun; one, 24 Jun (JHa); Haseley Manor, one, 09 Jun; five, 11 Aug; Shanklin, one, 01 Jun; one, 02 Jun; one, 24 Jun; one, 25 Jun; one, 25 Jul; one, 06 Aug; one, 08 Aug; two, 11 Aug; one, 13 Aug; one, 14 Aug; three, 16 Aug; one, 23 Aug; one, 26 Aug; Borthwood Copse, Winford, three, 23 Jun (IOu); East Cowes, one, to actinic, 30 May (TWhi); Seaview, one, to lighted window, 18 Aug (JMas);
VC11: Godshill, NF, one, to actinic, 14 Aug (MCu); Marchwood, one, 26 May (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 23 Jun (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 10 Aug (SAB); Stanbrige Earls, two, to actinic, 19 Jun (JRMi); Romsey, one, 25 Jun (SC); one, 14 Aug (MB); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 09 Jul (GCE); Romsey, one, 02 Jun; one, 20 Jun; two, 12 Aug (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; Ashley, one, to actinic, 23 Jun (GCE); Winchester, one, 07 Jul (THW); Titchfield Haven NNR, one, 17 Jul; Wickham, one, 07 Aug (F.M.G.); Botley, one, to actinic, 20 May (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 26 Jul (KC); Wickham, one, 23 Jun; two, 10 Aug; two, 14 Aug; one, 22 Aug (JRDS); West Walk, three, 14 Aug (F.M.G.); Lovedean, one, 19 Jun (ARJ); Hen Wood, one, 24 Jul (F.M.G.); Northney, Hayling Island, 04 Aug; 14 Aug (JWP); Milford on Sea, one, 10 Aug (MMcM); Pennington, one, 08 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; Crawley, one, to actinic, 30 Jun; one, to actinic, 30 Jun; one, to actinic, 30 Jun; one, to actinic, 26 Aug; Barton Stacey, two, to actinic, 22 Jun (GCE); Axmansford, one, 13 Jul (ACB); Pamber Forest, one, 01 Jul (GJD); Warren Hill, Liss Forest, two, 04 Jul; one, 18 Jul (RJM); Chawton, one, 02 Jul (DAS); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 09 May; one, to actinic, 07 Jul; one, to actinic, 16 Jul (ASto)

65.009 1653 Buff Arches Habrosyne pyritoides (Hufnagel, 1766) - Common
Common in open woodland, young plantations, hedgerows and gardens throughout England and Wales. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 40-44 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Bramble and Dewberry, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10675228119512019
1155061138919272019
121500375419492019
 
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Quantity
1036798
1171945
1226426

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 11 Jun, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 11 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 24 Jun, 8 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Fareham, 16 Jun, 1 (IMcP) Latest: Wickham, 10 Aug, 1 (JRDS) Max count: Kings Somborne, 09 Jul, 5 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Liss, 19 Jun, 1 (LBe) Latest: Whitehill, 17 Aug, 1 (ASto) Max count: Warren Hill, Liss Forest, 27 Jun, 6 (RJM)

65.010 1654 Figure of Eighty Tethea ocularis (Linnaeus, 1767) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, plantations, parks, hedgerows and gardens throughout much of England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common in all three vice-counties. Wingspan 36-44 mm. Poplar Lutestring T. or is of similar size and shape, however in that species the white 80 mark is less clearly defined, often obsolete, there are four parallel fasciae in the antemedian region of the forewing, and the antemedian and postmedian lines diverge as they approach the costa instead of being parallel (MBGBI Vol 7 part 2). Larva feeds on Aspen and Poplar, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
Record
1015117019302019
111335155419492019
1249051819512019
 
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Quantity
10672
1124221
12441

Record details:
VC10: Rookley, one, 30 May; one, to actinic, 08 Jun (JBa); Shanklin, one, 02 Jun; two, 15 Jun; one, 24 Jun; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 02 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 26 May (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 17 Jun (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 27 May (SAB); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 25 May; one, to actinic, 27 May; one, to actinic, 25 Jun (JRMi); Romsey, one, 23 May (SC); one, 26 May; one, 16 Jun (SLay); one, 26 May; one, 07 Jun; one, 15 Jun (MB); one, 13 Jun (NRJ); Fareham, one, 24 Jun (IMcP); one, to actinic, 25 May; one, to actinic, 02 Jun; one, to actinic, 13 Jun; one, to actinic, 14 Jun (MLO); one, 02 Jun; one, 13 Jun (KJW); Wickham, one, 24 May (JRDS); Portsmouth, one, 25 Jun (IRT); Northney, Hayling Island, 12 Jun (JWP); Pennington, one, 27 May (RFC);
VC12: Crawley, one, 20 May; one, 21 May (TNo); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 26 May (DAS); Yateley, one, 27 May (JHH)

65.011 1655 Poplar Lutestring Tethea or ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland throughout much of southern England and Wales; also in Ireland and Scotland, where represented by different subspecies. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight clearly much more local than Figure of Eighty, but found wherever Aspen is established. Wingspan 38-43 mm. The most likely confusion species is Figure of Eighty T. ocularis, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Aspen, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1031818002019
111227119512019
1212610218002019
 
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10295
117124
12431

Record details:
VC10: Haseley Manor*, four, 11 Aug; Firestone Copse, five, 21 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 24 Jun (CTh); Kings Somborne*, one, to actinic, 07 Aug; two, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 15 Jun; four, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 26 May; two, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 25 May (GJD); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 01 Jun (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Yateley, one, 21 May (JHH)

65.012 1656 Satin Lutestring Tetheella fluctuosa (Hübner, [1803]) - Local
Local in broad-leaved, especially birch, woodland and heathland throughout England and Wales. In Hampshire the population is centred in the extreme south-eastern corner of vice-county 12 (north Hampshire), with scattered records in south Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 35-38 mm. The main confusion species is Common Lutestring Ochropacha duplaris, which differs, for example, in the small apical dash, which originates at the apex in Common Lutestring, and some way down the costa in Satin Lutestring. Larva feeds on Silver and Downy Birch, over-wintering as a pupa.
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102119822017
1110825619802019
1220345319512019
 
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1117223
128112

Record details:
VC11: Culverley, NF, one, 19 Jul (CL); Havant, one, 30 May (JGe); Wickham, one, 19 May; one, 20 May; two, 10 Jul; one, 13 Jul; one, 16 Jul; three, 23 Jul; one, 24 Jul; one, 27 Jul; two, 30 Jul; one, 31 Jul; one, 07 Aug; one, 09 Aug; one, 11 Aug (JRDS); West Meon, one, 31 Jul; Hen Wood, two, 24 Jul (F.M.G.);
VC12: Beech, one, 08 Jun; one, 19 Jun (NDP); Liss Forest, two, 04 Jul; one, 11 Jul; two, 18 Jul; two, 25 Jul (RJM); Chawton, one, 29 Jul (DAS); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 12 Jun (ASto)

65.013 1657 Common Lutestring Ochropacha duplaris (Linnaeus, 1761) - Common
Common in woodland, scrub, heathland and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire, but rather scarce on the Isle of Wight, with just two records there so far this century. Wingspan 25-34 mm. The main confusion species is Satin Lutestring Tetheella fluctuosa, but differs, for example, in small apical dash, which originates at the apex in Common Lutestring and some way down the costa in Satin Lutestring. Larva feeds on Silver and Downy Birch, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
Record
1017343019812019
111109130419512019
1242982719512019
 
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1022506
1129363
1213131

Record details:
VC10: Kingston, one, 24 Jun (ENes); Haseley Manor, one, 28 May; one, 09 Jun; two, 06 Jul; Borthwood Copse, Winford, three, 23 Jun; Shanklin, one, 17 May; two, 07 Jun; three, 08 Jun; one, 09 Jun; one, 12 Jun; three, 13 Jun; two, 14 Jun; six, 15 Jun; one, 16 Jun; one, 17 Jun; six, 24 Jun; two, 25 Jun; three, 01 Jul; Borthwood Copse, Winford, five, 23 Jun; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 16 Jun (IOu); Sandown, one, to actinic, 20 Jun (JMar); Firestone Copse, three, 21 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 17 Jun (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 24 Jun (SAB); Romsey, one, 25 Jun (SC); one, 22 Jun (SLay); one, 23 Jun (MB); Ashley, two, to actinic, 23 Jun; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 31 Jul (GCE); Romsey, two, 25 Jun (NRJ); Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 11 Jun; Ashley, one, to actinic, 23 Jun (GCE); Allbrook, one, 13 Jun; three, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun (SI); Catisfield, one, 24 Jun (ALR); Fareham, three, 25 Jun (ADT); one, to actinic, 24 Jun (MLO); one, 17 Jun (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (SLB); Wickham, one, 24 Jun; one, 06 Jul; one, 07 Jul; one, 08 Jul (JRDS); Lovedean, two, 24 Jun; one, 25 Jun (ARJ); Pennington, one, 24 Jun (RFC); Southsea, one, 25 Jun (JGe);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 01 Jun; Wherwell, one, to actinic, 13 Jun; one, to actinic, 13 Jun; Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 16 Jun; Crawley, one, to actinic, 09 Jun; one, to actinic, 30 Jun; one, to actinic, 09 Jun; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (GCE); Whitchurch, one, 22 Jul (SBr); Beech, one, 13 Jun (NDP); Pamber Forest, one, 01 Jul (GJD); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 23 Jun (ASto)

65.014 1658 Oak Lutestring Cymatophorina diluta ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in mature oak woodland throughout England, also appearing in some rural gardens, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Sparsely recorded, and decreasing, away from extensive woods, but still reasonably common in suitable habitat in Hampshire and the northern half of the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 33-36 mm. The only thyatirid with two distinct brown fascia. Larva feeds on Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak, over-wintering as an egg.
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Last
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1011239519762019
1147883019462019
12202178719512019
 
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1032113
1111193
12363

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 09 Sep (CHic); Walter's Copse, Newtown, eight, to actinic, 22 Sep; 13, to actinic, 22 Sep (PBa);
VC11: East Tytherley, two, to actinic, 14 Sep; two, to actinic, 14 Sep; three, to actinic, 14 Sep; one, to actinic, 14 Sep; one, to actinic, 14 Sep; one, to actinic, 14 Sep; two, to actinic, 14 Sep (GCE); Botley Wood, two, 18 Sep; three, 18 Sep; Wickham Common, one, 11 Sep (F.M.G.); Wickham, one, 09 Sep (JRDS);
VC12: Burghclere, one, 19 Sep (PBl); Axmansford, three, 05 Sep (ACB); Pamber Forest, two, 14 Sep (GJD)

65.015 1660 Frosted Green Polyploca ridens (Fabricius, 1787) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland, hedgerows and gardens throughout southern England and Wales. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 36-40 mm. Larva feeds on Pedunculate and Sessile Oak, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1014131019812019
111215240019512019
12518157119512019
 
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1015266
11559212
1223477

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 28 Mar (CHic); Bonchurch, two, 23 Apr; one, 24 Apr (JHa); Rookley, one, to actinic, 10 Apr; one, to actinic, 21 Apr (JBa); Shanklin, one, 08 Apr; three, 09 Apr; six, 11 Apr; four, 12 Apr; one, 14 Apr; one, 15 Apr; one, 16 Apr; one, to actinic, 19 Apr; one, 21 Apr; two, 22 Apr (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 15 Apr (SDut); Marchwood, one, 07 Apr; one, 09 Apr (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 09 Apr (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 18 Apr; two, 19 Apr; two, 20 Apr (SAB); Rownhams, one, 24 Apr (AMS); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 11 Apr; one, to actinic, 18 Apr; one, to actinic, 20 Apr (JRMi); Timsbury, one, 11 Apr (TRa); Romsey, one, 22 Mar; two, 08 Apr; two, 12 Apr (SLay); one, 08 Apr; one, 16 Apr; one, 24 Apr (MB); one, 25 Mar; one, 27 Mar; one, 02 Apr; one, 04 Apr; one, 07 Apr; three, 09 Apr; seven, 10 Apr; two, 11 Apr; three, 12 Apr; two, 13 Apr; four, 16 Apr; two, 18 Apr (NRJ); Southampton, one, to actinic, 10 Apr (MGP); Allbrook, one, 08 Apr; four, 09 Apr; one, 10 Apr; 12, 12 Apr; one, 16 Apr; one, 22 Apr (SI); Eastleigh, one, to actinic, 18 Apr; one, to actinic, 19 Apr (NGo); Catisfield, one, 01 Apr (ALR); Fareham, one, 11 Apr (ADT); one, to actinic, 09 Apr; one, to actinic, 10 Apr (MLO); one, 11 Apr (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 17 Apr; one, to actinic, 27 Apr (SLB); Wickham, one, 10 Apr; three, 11 Apr (JRDS); Lovedean, one, 12 Apr; two, 15 Apr; one, 18 Apr (ARJ); Burton, nr Christchurch, two, 10 Apr (JSw); Milford on Sea, one, 10 Apr (MMcM); Pennington, one, 08 Apr; one, 11 Apr (RFC);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 03 Apr; one, to actinic, 04 Apr; two, to actinic, 10 Apr; seven, to actinic, 11 Apr; two, to actinic, 23 Apr (GCE); Crawley, one, 11 Apr (TNo); Harestock, one, to actinic, 26 Apr (GRog); Ecchinswell, two, to actinic, 11 Apr (MTa, CSu); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 18 Apr (DAS); Ecchinswell, two, 22 Apr (MJN); Pamber Forest, three, 10 Apr; two, 12 Apr; two, 16 Apr; one, 21 Apr (GJD); Liss, one, 30 Mar (LBe); Liss Forest, two, 10 Apr; five, 13 Apr; two, 17 Apr (RJM); Whitehill, three, to actinic, 10 Apr; three, to actinic, 11 Apr (ASto); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 12 Apr; one, 22 Apr (ASw); Yateley, one, 21 Apr (JHH)

65.016 1659 Yellow Horned Achlya flavicornis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in woodland, and on heathland and moorland throughout England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight common in birch areas, especially on the heathland of the New Forest and in the north-east, but in many areas it has suffered from loss of habitat to housing development. Wingspan 39-44 mm. Characterised by orange coloration of antennae. Larva feeds on Downy and Silver Birch, over-wintering as a pupa.
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107112418562018
11893256819512019
1229166819512019
 
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Quantity
1192412
129143

Record details:
VC11: Brockwood, one, 21 Feb (SDut); Romsey, one, 13 Mar (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 14 Mar; three, to actinic, 17 Mar; two, to actinic, 17 Mar; two, to actinic, 17 Mar (GCE); Botley Wood, 12, 13 Mar (F.M.G.); two, 17 Mar (KJW); Northney, Hayling Island, 23 Apr (JWP);
VC12: Pamber Forest, three, 23 Feb (GJD); Liss Forest*, one, 23 Feb; two, 13 Mar; one, 22 Mar (RJM); Whitehill, two, to actinic, 23 Feb; one, to actinic, 01 Mar; one, to actinic, 07 Mar; two, to actinic, 10 Mar (ASto); Fleet, one, 21 Apr (MHals)

Lasiocampidae

Poecilicampinae

66.001 1631 December Moth Poecilocampa populi (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common in wooded country in the three vice-counties, but doubtless still under-recorded because of the lateness of its flight period. Wingspan male 36-38 mm, female 42-48 mm. Unmistakable: no similar species fly so late in the year. Larva feeds on many deciduous tree species, including birch, oak, hawthorn and blackthorn.
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1019790119782019
111339391119452019
12448146919502019
 
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1052418
115517630
122512336

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 23 Nov (CHic); Bonchurch, one, 09 Nov; 18, 11 Dec (JHa); Shanklin, one, 10 Nov; four, 17 Nov (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, 19, 11 Dec (SDut); Marchwood, one, 17 Nov; eight, 23 Nov; three, 28 Nov; one, 17 Dec (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 14 Nov (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 17 Nov (SAB); Totton, one, 16 Nov; one, 23 Nov; four, 11 Dec (LH); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 06 Nov; one, to actinic, 07 Nov; three, to actinic, 10 Nov; one, to actinic, 16 Nov; one, to actinic, 17 Nov; one, to actinic, 20 Nov; four, to actinic, 21 Nov; three, to actinic, 10 Dec; six, to actinic, 12 Dec; two, to actinic, 13 Dec (JRMi); Romsey, one, 28 Nov (MB); Kings Somborne, six, to actinic, 16 Nov; two, to actinic, 16 Nov; nine, to actinic, 16 Nov (GCE); Romsey, four, 15 Nov (NRJ); Kings Somborne, three, to actinic, 16 Nov; three, to actinic, 16 Nov; one, to actinic, 16 Nov; two, to actinic, 16 Nov; two, to actinic, 16 Nov (GCE); Allbrook, one, to actinic, 11 Nov (SI); Winchester, two, 21 Nov (THW); Botley Wood, 26, one ♀, 11 Dec; 30, three ♀s, 11 Dec (F.M.G.); Fareham, one, to actinic, 29 Nov; one, to actinic, 17 Dec (MLO); Botley, one, to actinic, 22 Nov; one, to actinic, 23 Nov; one, to actinic, 04 Dec; one, to actinic, 11 Dec; two, to actinic, 13 Dec; one, to actinic, 14 Dec; one, to actinic, 19 Dec (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 30 Oct (KC); Lovedean, one, 22 Nov; one, 23 Nov; one, 26 Nov; one, 27 Nov; one, 10 Dec (ARJ); Horndean, one, to actinic, 17 Nov; one, to actinic, 19 Nov (PHog); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 21 Nov (APar); Milford on Sea, one, 17 Nov (MMcM); Pennington, one, 16 Nov; one, 22 Nov (RFC);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, 13 Nov (GCE); 12, to actinic, 23 Nov; 36, to actinic, 11 Dec (SLE); Goodworth Clatford, one, to lighted window, 12 Dec (CAM); Crawley, one, to actinic, 17 Nov; one, to actinic, 17 Nov; one, to actinic, 17 Nov; two, to actinic, 17 Nov (GCE); Harestock, one, to actinic, 18 Nov (GRog); Ecchinswell, two, to actinic, 08 Nov (MTa, CSu); Hinton Ampner, five, 23 Nov (ASD); Polhampton, larva, one, field observation, 06 Jun (PEH); Axmansford, two, 17 Nov (ACB); Pamber Forest, three, 08 Nov; four, 17 Nov; 34, 11 Dec (GJD); Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, 31 Oct; four, 29 Nov (RJM); Alton, four, to actinic, 14 Dec (BCA); Whitehill, two, 08 Nov; one, 12 Nov; one, to actinic, 17 Nov; one, to actinic, 21 Nov (ASto); Church Crookham, one, to actinic, 18 Nov; one, to actinic, 11 Dec (DDim)

66.002 1632 Pale Eggar Trichiura crataegi (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Local and declining in open woodland, hedgerows, heathland, moorland, scrub and gardens throughout much of the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight has largely recovered from a decline in population evident in the 1990s. Wingspan 33-40 mm. Flight-time and coloration are diagnostic. Larva feeds on Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Silver Birch, Downy Birch, Heather and Bilberry, over-wintering as an egg.
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1012024018562019
1113615219512013
127910919512019
 
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Quantity
10585
11111

Record details:
VC10: Compton Down, one, to actinic, 14 Sep (PBa); Cranmore, to actinic, 27 Aug (CHic); Parkhurst Forest, five, to light, 05 Sep (IOu); Sandown, one, to actinic, 02 Aug; one, to actinic, 12 Aug (JMar);
VC11: Romsey, one, 26 Aug (NRJ)

66.003 1634 Lackey Malacosoma neustria (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common on heaths, gardens and open woodland in the southern half of England, Wales and Ireland, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and usually fairly common in the three vice-counties, the gregarious larvae still a familiar sight, though certainly much less so than 30 years ago. Wingspan male 32-36 mm, female 40-44 mm. Similar to Ground Lackey M. castrensis, which see for differences. Larva feeds on various broad-leaved trees and shrubs, including Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Plum, Apple and Cherry, living gregariously within a silken web, over-wintering as an egg.
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10629140519092019
1141851362119482019
1211924419512018
 
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Quantity
1042758
117114110
12111

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Yaverland, 06 May, 0 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 08 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Kingston, 01 Jul, 8 (ENes)
VC11: Earliest: Totton, 06 May, 0 (LGa) Latest: Fareham, 11 Aug, 1 (KJW) Max count: Totton, 24 Jun, 10 (LH)
VC12: Earliest: Alton, 17 Jun, 1 (NDP) Latest: Alton, 17 Jun, 1 (NDP) Max count: Alton, 17 Jun, 1 (NDP)

Lasiocampinae

66.005 1633 Small Eggar Eriogaster lanestris (Linnaeus, 1758) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) on heathland, scrub and downland, discontinuously throughout England. In Hampshire formerly widespread, but there have been no recent records in vice-counties 11 or 12, although It does hang on at Martin Down, politically part of the county but actually in vice-county 8. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1960. Wingspan male 34-40 mm, female 44-48 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Hawthorn and Blackthorn, living gregariously within a silken web, and over-wintering as a pupa; the species' decline has been attributed to severe trimming of hedges during the larval season (MBGBI Vol 7 part 2).
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1014118001960
1112618001950
123118001995
 
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12100

Record details:
VC12: Martin Down NNR, larva, field observation, at least one occupied web located, 01 Jun (MDu)

66.007 1637 Oak Eggar Lasiocampa quercus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in hedgerows, downland, fens, sand-dunes and sea cliffs throughout much of England and in Scotland, where f. callunae with a two-year cycle, predominates. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight common on the heaths of the New Forest, more rarely elsewhere in the county, especially along the coasts. Wingspan male 58-74 mm, female 72-90 mm. Unmistakable. Larva polyphagous on various deciduous trees and shrubs, including Oak, Birch, Bramble, Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Hazel and Sea Buckthorn.
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1015719219732019
11900109719472019
12332519512018
 
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1012317
1130274
12111

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, four, 07 Aug (IOu); Fort Victoria CP, one, field observation, 09 Aug (CSmi det. JBa); Freshwater Cliffs, one, 09 Aug (SDa); Cranmore, to actinic, 09 Aug (CHic); St Boniface Down, Ventnor, one, field observation, 31 Jul (IRid); Wheelers Bay, one, ♀, 01 Aug; three, 06 Aug (ABu); Haseley Manor, seven, 11 Aug; Shanklin, two, 07 Aug; five, 08 Aug; three, 09 Aug; Bembridge Fort, three, ♂, 2♀, 06 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 07 Aug (SDut); Furze Hill, NF, 19 Jul; Ditchend Brook, Newfoundland, NF, 30 Jul (RBW, MWa); Furze Hill, NF, one, 20 Jul (RBW); Coopers Hill, NF, larva, one, field observation, 15 Jun (GBu); Pig Bush, NF, one, 17 Jul (CL); Woodlands, New Forest, larva, field observation, 06 Apr (RBW); Rownhams, one, 29 Jul (AMS); Pilley Bailey, NF*, one, 03 Aug (RBW, MWa); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 01 Aug; two, to actinic, 24 Jul; one, to actinic, 25 Jul (RAC); Fareham, one, 07 Aug (IMcP); Hilltop, The Hangers, one, 01 Aug (SI); Portchester, one, 12 Aug (JGe); Portsmouth, one, 31 Jul; one, 01 Aug; one, 03 Aug; four, 06 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 13 Aug; one, 20 Aug (IRT); Northney, Hayling Island, 24 Jun; 06 Aug; 07 Aug (JWP); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 14 Aug (JSw); Bransgore, NF, one, to actinic, ♀, 29 Jul (JHC); Milford on Sea, one, 09 Aug; one, 14 Aug (MMcM); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa);
VC12: Pamber Forest*, one, field observation, 20 Aug (GJD)

66.008 1638 Fox Moth Macrothylacia rubi (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common on heathland, moorland, downland, damp meadows, sand-dunes and open woodland throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight still common on heaths and along the coast. Sometimes, as at Needs Ore in 1996, larvae occur in great profusion in autumn, though they evidently suffer considerable mortality during hibernation. Wingspan male 52-60 mm, female 58-78 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Heather, Bilberry, Bramble, Meadowsweet and Salad Burnet.
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1010722319512019
1168768019462019
1219329119512019
 
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1013174
11762
12551

Record details:
VC10: The Needles, larva, one, field observation, 05 Aug; West High Down, larva, one, field observation, 05 Aug; Tennyson Down, larva, one, field observation, 05 Aug (IOu); larva, four, field observation, 02 Oct (PBa); Freshwater Cliffs, two, 20 May (SDa); Freshwater Bay, larva, one, field observation, 21 Sep; Compton Down, larva, one, field observation, 13 Sep (PBa); Brook Down, larva, one, field observation, 29 Aug (KNow); St Catherine's Point, larva, one, field observation, 22 Aug (SLea det. JBa); Mottistone Down, larva, one, field observation, 15 Sep (KNow); Shanklin, one, 17 May; Sandpit Copse, one, 20 May (IOu); Bembridge Down, larva, one, field observation, 23 Aug (AEld det. JBa);
VC11: Brockwood, two, 23 May (SDut); Ditchend Brook, Newfoundland, NF, larva, field observation, 30 Jul (RBW, MWa); Woodlands, New Forest, 31 May (RBW); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 29 May (RAC); Kings Copse, Holbury, larva, one, field observation, 01 Sep (ZGo); Botley, one, to actinic, 08 May (SLB); Lymington, one, to light, 05 Jul (ASH);
VC12: Beacon Hill, Highclere, larva, one, field observation, 14 Sep (DKe); Liss Forest*, one, indoors, 24 May (RJM); Liss Common, one, netted, 16 Jun (JHH, AMD); Bartley Heath, larva, one, field observation, 22 Aug (PAV); Church Crookham, one, to actinic, 22 May (DDim)

Pinarinae

66.010 1640 Drinker Euthrix potatoria (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common on damp grassland, fens, damp woodland, boggy heathland and gardens throughout much of England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread, but appears much less common than in the past, most frequent in marshy places and riversides, but also in drier grassy terrain. Wingspan male 50-58 mm, female 64-72 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on coarse grasses such as Common Reed, Reed Canary-grass and Cock's-foot.
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1028344419512019
112841408219472019
12951189719512019
 
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Quantity
10772
11538619
1228363

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 09 Aug (SDa); Shippards Chine, Compton Bay, two, 16 Jul (IOu); Cranmore, to actinic, 25 Jul (CHic); Haseley Manor, one, 11 Aug; Shanklin, one, 20 Jul; one, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, three, 07 Aug (SDut); Furze Hill, NF, 19 Jul; Ditchend Brook, Newfoundland, NF, 30 Jul (RBW, MWa); Furze Hill, NF, one, 20 Jul (RBW); Godshill, NF, 12 Jul; Shatterford, NF, one, 14 Jul (RBW, MWa); Pig Bush, NF, two, 17 Jul (CL); Woodlands, New Forest, larva, field observation, 24 May (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 23 Jul (SAB); Lee, one, 18 Jul; one, 08 Aug (CTh); East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug (GCE); Romsey, one, 16 Jul (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 24 Jul; Houghton, one, to actinic, 24 Jul; Stockbridge Down NT, one, to actinic, 24 Jul; four, to actinic, 24 Jul; one, to actinic, 24 Jul; three, to actinic, 24 Jul; Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Jul (GCE); Pilley Bailey, NF*, one, 07 Jul; one, 03 Aug (RBW, MWa); Winchester, one, 07 Jul (THW); Titchfield Haven NNR, 19, all ♂s, 17 Jul; Wickham, four, ♀ and three ♂s, 07 Aug (F.M.G.); Botley, two, to actinic, 22 Jul; one, to actinic, 23 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 02 Aug; one, to actinic, 03 Aug; one, to actinic, 30 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 05 Aug; one, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 08 Aug; one, to actinic, 09 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 12 Aug (SLB); Hilltop, The Hangers, four, 01 Aug (SI); Wickham Common, one, 15 Jul (KC); Wickham, one, 22 Jul; one, 23 Jul; one, 30 Jul; one, 09 Aug; two, 10 Aug (JRDS); West Walk, three, ♂s, 14 Aug (F.M.G.); Lovedean, one, 01 Aug (ARJ); West Meon, two, 31 Jul; Hen Wood, one, 24 Jul (F.M.G.); Petersfield Heath, larva, one, field observation, 02 Feb (RAl); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 29 Jul (JSw); Bransgore, NF, one, to actinic, 29 Jul (JHC);
VC12: Over Wallop, one, 12 Jun (CM); Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 14 Jul; one, to actinic, 14 Jul; one, to actinic, 16 Jun (GCE); Crawley, two, 03 Jul (TNo); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 12 Jul; two, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 12 Jul; Wonston, two, to actinic, 17 Jul; Wonston , one, to actinic, 17 Jul; one, to actinic, 17 Jul (GCE); Overton, one, field observation, 04 Jul (DEl); Axmansford, one, 13 Jul (ACB); Beech, one, 19 Jul (NDP); Pamber Forest, two, 13 Jul; three, 19 Jul; two, 24 Jul; one, 31 Jul (GJD); Warren Hill, Liss Forest, two, 11 Jul; one, 18 Jul; one, 01 Aug (RJM); Chawton, one, 02 Jul (DAS); Alton, one, to actinic, 26 Jul (CJP); Fleet, one, 18 Jul (MHals); Church Crookham, one, to actinic, 22 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 02 Aug (DDim)

66.012 1642 Lappet Gastropacha quercifolia (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in hedgerows, scrub, downland, open woodland and gardens throughout southern England and south Wales, north to Cumbria. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 56-98 mm. One of the most remarkably camouflaged of all British moths. Larva feeds on Blackthorn and Hawthorn, and less frequently on Apple, Buckthorn and Alder Buckthorn.
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10655519512019
1118714219482019
1217914619402019
 
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10211
11771
1211111

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 09 Jul (SDa); Cranmore, to actinic, 24 Jun (CHic);
VC11: Romsey, one, 25 Jun (SC); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 23 Jun; one, to actinic, 09 Jul (GCE); Romsey, one, 27 Jun (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jun (GCE); Botley, one, to actinic, 23 Jun (SLB);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 16 Jun (GCE); Crawley, one, 25 Jun (TNo); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun (GCE); Ecchinswell, one, to actinic, 17 Jul (MTa, CSu); Overton, one, 25 Jun (MSi); Basingstoke, one, 26 Jun (MJW); Pamber Forest, one, 17 Jun (GJD); Alton, one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 11 Jul (NDP)

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

Saturniidae

Saturniinae

68.001 1643 Emperor Moth Saturnia pavonia (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common on heathland, marshes, bogs, moorland, woodland rides and sand-dunes throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight frequent on the heaths, less so in marshes, occasional elsewhere, where wandering females are sometimes taken at light. Wingspan male 58-64 mm, female 68-88 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Heather, Meadowsweet, Alder Buckthorn, Bramble, Hawthorn and Blackthorn, over-wintering as a pupa.
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105018561981
1127227719512019
124914319512019
 
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11375
12331

Record details:
VC11: Furzey Lodge, NF, one, to artificial light, 23 Apr (MGibs); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 24 Apr (RAC); Town Common, Christchurch, five, to pheromone lure, 19 Apr (MGibb);
VC12: Silchester Common, one, to pheromone lure, 08 May (GJD); Farnborough, one, 23 Apr (KBW); Yateley, one, to EMP lure, 19 Apr (JHH)

Sphingidae

Smerinthinae

69.001 1979 Lime Hawk-moth Mimas tiliae (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, parks and gardens throughout much of southern England, north to Yorkshire. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly common, especially in suburban areas, where the moth is sometimes seen newly emerged on lime trunks, and where the pupa can sometimes be dug from under lime and elm trees. Wingspan 70-80 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Lime, English Elm, Birch and Alder, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10896618562019
111252119219492019
1244643619512019
 
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Quantity
1012121
1128302
1232342

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 09 May; one, 15 May; one, 21 May; one, 27 May; one, 29 May; one, 30 May; one, 22 Jun (JHa); Rookley, one, to actinic, 19 Jun (JBa); Shanklin, one, 30 Apr; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 21 May; one, 02 Jun (IOu); Broadley Copse, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (JBa);
VC11: Brockenhurst, one, field observation, 18 Jul (PDB); Totton, one, 19 May (LH); Romsey, one, 03 May; one, 07 May; one, 09 May; one, 19 May; one, 20 May (SLay); two, 16 May; two, 18 May (MB); one, 07 May; one, 16 Jun (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 21 May; one, to actinic, 11 Jun (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 01 Jun (RAC); Southampton, one, to actinic, 24 Apr (MGP); Allbrook, one, 16 Jun (SI); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jun (GCE); Fareham, one, 12 Jun (ADT); one, to actinic, 24 Apr (MLO); one, 17 Jun; one, 25 Jun (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 26 May; one, to actinic, 24 Apr (SLB); Wickham, one, 08 May (JRDS); East Cosham, one, 02 Jun (GGF); Lovedean, one, 06 May; one, 30 May (ARJ); Southsea, one, 31 May (JRL);
VC12: Over Wallop, two, 07 May (CM); Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 23 May (GCE); Crawley, one, 03 May; one, 08 May (TNo); Harestock, larva, one, field observation, 24 Aug (MWi det. Myra Wilkinson); one, to actinic, 26 Apr; one, to actinic, 27 Apr; one, to actinic, 25 May (GRog); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, f. brunnea, 27 May; one, to actinic, 27 May (GCE); Overton, one, 20 May (MSi); one, 20 May (ACr); Axmansford, one, 09 May (ACB); Basingstoke, one, 26 Apr; two, 09 Jun (DLev); one, 20 May; one, 26 May (RHil); one, 06 May (DJJ); Pamber Forest, one, 30 May; one, 20 May (GJD); Liss Forest, one, 10 May (RJM); Alton, one, to actinic, 16 May; one, 20 May (BCA); one, to actinic, 03 May (NDP); one, to actinic, 09 May (CJP); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 07 May; one, to actinic, 08 May (ASto); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 09 May (ASw); Fleet, one, 03 Jun (MHals); Yateley, one, 29 Apr; one, 09 May; one, 26 May (JHH)

69.002 1980 Eyed Hawk-moth Smerinthus ocellata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in gardens, orchards, parks, fens, scrub and woodland throughout England and Wales. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 75-95 mm. Larva feeds on most species of Salix and Malus, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1026329019512019
111599165219512019
1242848419512019
 
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10583
1135352
12183112

Record details:
VC10: Kingston, three, 17 Jun; one, 22 Jun; two, 24 Jun (ENes); Cowes, one, field observation, 03 Jul (DNor); Bonchurch, one, 08 Jun (JHa);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 16 May; two, 13 Jun (SDut); Woodlands, New Forest, 30 May (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 18 Apr (SAB); Totton, one, 30 May; one, 31 May; one, 01 Jun; one, 07 Jun; two, 08 Jun; one, 22 Jun; one, 23 Jun (LH); Romsey, one, 16 May; one, 18 May (MB); one, 26 Jun (NRJ); Stockbridge Down NT, one, to actinic, 19 Jun; one, to actinic, 19 Jun (GCE); Allbrook, one, 28 May; one, 22 Jun; one, 23 Jun (SI); Winchester, one, 09 Jun (THW); Fareham, one, to actinic, 25 Apr (MLO); one, 09 Jun; two, 13 Jun; one, 26 Jun (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 05 Jun (SLB); Havant, one, 25 May (JGe); Wickham, one, 23 Jun (JRDS); Lovedean, one, 27 May; one, 13 Jun; one, 24 Jun; one, 26 Jun (ARJ); Northney, Hayling Island, 19 Jun; 11 Jul (JWP); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 21 May (JSw); Milford on Sea, one, 25 Jun (MMcM);
VC12: Wherwell, one, to actinic, 13 Jun; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 22 Jun (GCE); Harestock, one, 15 Jun (GRog); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 22 Jun (GCE); Magdalen Hill Down NR, larva, 12, field observation, on willow, 01 Aug; Cheriton, one, to actinic, 26 May; one, to actinic, 09 Jun (DAS); Overton, two, 20 May (ACr); Basingstoke, two, 18 May (DLev); one, 26 May; one, 23 Jun (MJW); Liss, one, 19 Jun (LBe); Liss Forest, two, 14 Jun (RJM); Alton, one, to actinic, 16 May; one, to actinic, 07 Jun (BCA); one, to actinic, 13 Jun (DBO); one, to actinic, 11 Jun (NDP); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD)

69.003 1981 Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in parkland, gardens, fens, woodland, heathland and moorland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 72-92 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Aspen, White Poplar, Black Poplar, Goat Willow and Grey Willow, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10987152018492019
1186471237919512019
122599433619492019
 
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Quantity
10811185
1135246011
121551907

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 28 Apr, 1 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 17 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 11 Aug, 5 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Eastleigh, 19 Apr, 1 (NGo) Latest: Fareham, 27 Aug, 1 (IMcP) Max count: Dibden Purlieu, 02 Jun, 11 (RAC)
VC12: Earliest: Chilbolton, 22 Apr, 1 (GCE) Latest: Chilbolton, 17 Aug, 1 (GCE) Max count: Magdalen Hill Down NR, 21 Jul, 7 (DKe)

Sphinginae

69.004 1972 Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758) - Migrant
A fairly common migrant from southern Europe, appearing in the south and east, with occasional major influxes (as in 2003), when breeds in small numbers; scattered records throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, most common on the coast, becoming progressively less common inland. Wingspan 94-120 mm. Larva feeds on Field Bindweed and Hedge Bindweed, and also on Morning Glory in gardens, unable to over-winter in significant numbers.
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1021841918492019
1127925419352019
12705819512019
 
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Quantity
1034393
11562
12441

Record details:
VC10: Totland, one, 19 Sep (RTe); Freshwater, one, field observation, 11 Oct (JWhi det. JBa); Freshwater Bay, one, 14 Sep; one, 20 Sep (SDa); two, to actinic, 13 Sep; one, to actinic, 15 Sep; one, to actinic, 17 Sep; one, to actinic, 19 Sep; two, to actinic, 21 Sep (PBa); Brighstone, one, field observation, 23 Sep (TJnsn det. JBa); Newport, one, field observation, 04 Sep (CFra det. JBa); Cowes, one, field observation, 05 Sep (CToo det. JBa); Ventnor, one, field observation, 08 Sep (WYou det. JBa); Wheelers Bay, one, field observation, 16 Aug; one, field observation, 18 Aug; two, field observation, 01 Sep; one, field observation, 04 Sep; one, field observation, 13 Sep; one, field observation, 14 Sep; one, 16 Sep; one, to actinic, 16 Sep; one, 21 Sep (ABu); Bonchurch, one, 19 Aug; one, 27 Aug; three, 07 Sep (JHa); Shanklin, one, 23 Sep (IOu); Sandown, one, at dusk, seen for three consecutive nights feeding on Nicotiana, 05 Sep (CLin); East Cowes, larva, one, field observation, 07 Oct (CAnd det. JBa); one, field observation, 09 Sep (TBea det. JBa); Binstead, Arnold Road, one, field observation, 01 Sep (SLin); Binstead Primary School, one, field observation, 09 Sep (MTin det. JBa); Ryde, one, field observation, 08 Sep (DMcL det. JBa); one, field observation, 12 Sep; one, field observation, 14 Sep (NWhi det. JBa);
VC11: Brockwood, two, 19 Jun (SDut); Northam, Southampton, one, 02 Sep (MMi); Fareham, one, ♂ , 02 Sep (KJW); Lymington, one, field observation, 01 Sep (RML); Southsea, one, bred, 12 Feb (GRE);
VC12: Over Wallop, one, found dead, 01 Sep (CM); Alton, one, to actinic, 22 Aug; one, to actinic, 23 Aug (NDP); Aldershot*, one, field observation, 03 Oct (Unknown det. MJW)

69.005 1973 Death's-head Hawk-moth Acherontia atropos (Linnaeus, 1758) - Migrant
Rare immigrant from southern Europe, appearing in southern and eastern England, in some years arriving in sufficient numbers to breed in very small numbers. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight much less common than Convolvulus Hawk-moth, although the larvae are reported more often. Wingspan 102-135 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Deadly Nightshade, Woody Nightshade and Potato, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas, unable to over-winter in significant numbers.
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10171518492019
11282819332018
1217819512016
 
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10111

Record details:
VC10: Ningwood, larva, one, field observation, 08 Oct (VPer det. JBa)

69.006 1976 Privet Hawk-moth Sphinx ligustri Linnaeus, 1758 - Common
Common on downland and open woodland, and in hedgerows, gardens and fens throughout southern England. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 100-120 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Wild and Garden Privet, Ash, Lilac and Guelder-rose, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1053986118492019
112087241119492019
121227159719482019
 
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Quantity
10931456
1121928210
121331846

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 16 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Sandown, 23 Aug, 1 (iWatchWildlife) Max count: Bonchurch, 08 Jun, 6 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Ashurst, NF, 08 May, 1 (SAB) Latest: West Wood, Farley Mount, 12 Aug, 1 (MMi) Max count: Horndean, 25 Jun, 10 (JAN)
VC12: Earliest: Overton, 10 May, 1 (MSi) Latest: Alton, 11 Aug, 1 (NDP) Max count: Beech, 23 Jun, 6 (NDP)

69.007 1978 Pine Hawk-moth Sphinx pinastri Linnaeus, 1758 - Local
Local in coniferous woodland, plantations, heathland and gardens throughout much of south-eastern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight a species which has spread rapidly since the middle of the 20th Century, but has declined since, although still widespread but never common wherever there are pine trees. Wingspan 72-80 mm. Unmistakable, there are three or four black dashes in disc, and the forewing fringe is chequered. Larva feeds mainly on Scots Pine and Norway Spruce, but also on Maritime Pine and Cedar-of-Lebanon, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1021122319462019
113008323519452019
1251050219512019
 
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Quantity
1037392
111191294
1242502

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Rookley, 23 May, 1 (JBa) Latest: Shanklin, 09 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Kingston, 17 Jun, 2 (ENes)
VC11: Earliest: Fareham, 09 May, 1 (KJW) Latest: Burton, nr Christchurch, 15 Sep, 0 (JSw) Max count: Kings Somborne, 31 Jul, 4 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Liss Forest, 08 May, 1 (RJM) Latest: Eelmoor Flash, 22 Sep, 1 (JHac) Max count: Goodworth Clatford, 23 Jul, 2 (GCE)

Macroglossinae

69.008 1982 Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth Hemaris tityus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Na
Nationally scarce (Nb) on unimproved calcareous grassland and chalk downland in south-western England, with scattered colonies in northern England, Wales and western Scotland, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight formerly local and moderately common, now much reduced in numbers, and there was no sighting on the Isle of Wight since 1950 until one turned up in 2014. It is still reasonably frequent on Martin Down and is seen from time to time at sites such as Botley and Bentley Woods. Wingspan 41-46 mm. The most likely confusion species is Broad-bordered Bee Hawk H. fuciformis, which has a large brown discal spot and a broader terminal fascia on the forewing. Larva feeds on Devil's-bit Scabious, Small Scabious and Field Scabious, over-wintering as a pupa.
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108118562014
11543018002018
12181718002015
 
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12111

Record details:
VC12: Ladle Hill, Sydmonton*, one, field observation, 25 May (MJN)

69.009 1983 Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth Hemaris fuciformis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) along woodland margins and on heathland in England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, has recovered from a low level in the 1970s; the species is reported occasionally, with the main population occurring in the New Forest. Wingspan 46-52 mm. The most likely confusion species is Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk H. tityus, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Honeysuckle, over-wintering as a pupa.
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107118001951
1114413718002019
12583318002015
 
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12155

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VC12: Fleet Pond, larva, five, field observation, 24 Jun (MHals)

69.010 1984 Humming-bird Hawk-moth Macroglossum stellatarum (Linnaeus, 1758) - Migrant
Common immigrant from southern Europe, appearing throughout the British Isles, in some years arriving in sufficient numbers to breed. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight appears annually in varying numbers - particularly abundant in 2003. Has been recorded in winter, and is known to hibernate, and therefore spring records may refer to overwintering individuals rather than new immigrants. Wingspan 50-58 mm. An unmistakable diurnal moth, which hovers to nectar from the flowers of many plant species, amongst which are Aubrieta, Buddleia, Viper's Bugloss Echium vulgare, Red Valerian Centranthus ruber, Honeysuckle Lonicera, Nepeta, Petunia, Jasminum and Pulmonaria. Larva feeds on Lady's Bedstraw, Hedge Bedstraw and Wild Madder.
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10995126318492019
111313131619462019
1277986219512019
 
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Quantity
1064925
1158562
1254583

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Cranmore, 02 Feb, 0 (CHic) Latest: Wheelers Bay, 04 Nov, 1 (ABu) Max count: Bonchurch Revetment, 29 Aug, 5 (ABu)
VC11: Earliest: Fareham, 14 Mar, 1 (RJD) Latest: Pennington, 10 Nov, 1 (RFC) Max count: Romsey, 04 Sep, 2 (SC)
VC12: Earliest: The Vyne, Sherborne St John, 10 Mar, 1 (SGi) Latest: Overton, 02 Nov, 1 (MHea) Max count: Longstock Estate, 28 Jun, 3 (JHac)

69.014 1987 Bedstraw Hawk-moth Hyles gallii (Rottemburg, 1775) - Migrant
Immigrant from southern Europe, appearing almost anywhere in Britain, but mostly in the south and east, in some years arriving in sufficient numbers to breed and perhaps now established in East Anglia. There are scattered records throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, with the most northerly being one at Sherborne St John in August 2003. Wingspan 64-78 mm. The most likely confusion species is Spurge Hawk-moth H. euphorbiae, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Wild Madder, Rosebay Willowherb and various species of bedstraw, perhaps unable to survive cold winters in the United Kingdom.
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10121618592014
11274619372018
12121219522014
 
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11111

Record details:
VC11: Sway*, one, 10 Sep (S&SL)

69.016 1991 Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in hedgerows, gardens, woodland edges and heathland, and on rough grassland and sand-dunes throughout England, Wales and southern Scotland. Widely distributed and occasionally abundant throughout Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 62-72 mm. Small Elephant Hawk-moth D. porcellus is superficially similar, but smaller, with forewing yellow and pink, not olive-green and pink. Larva feeds on Rosebay Willowherb, Great Willowherb, Lady's Bedstraw, Hedge Bedstraw, Heath Bedstraw and Marsh Bedstraw, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10996292719512019
1189762136919492019
122422558119512019
 
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Quantity
108524313
1131751011
1214629013

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin Upper Chine, 25 May, 1 (IOu) Latest: West High Down Quarry, 08 Sep, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 24 Jun, 13 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Marchwood, 26 May, 1 (CTh) Latest: Winchester, 22 Aug, 1 (THW) Max count: Winchester, 07 Jul, 11 (THW)
VC12: Earliest: Liss, 16 May, 1 (LBe) Latest: Basingstoke, 31 Aug, 1 (DJJ) Max count: Overton, 25 Jun, 13 (MSi)

69.017 1992 Small Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila porcellus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local in calcareous grassland, chalk downland, heathland, sand-dunes, shingle beaches and damp grassland throughout much of England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight still common on chalk downland, and also occurs on coastal shingle and sandhills, with occasional wanderers elsewhere. Wingspan 47-56 mm. Elephant Hawk-moth D. porcellus is superficially similar, but larger, with forewing olive-green and pink, not yellow and pink. Larva feeds on Lady's Bedstraw, Hedge Bedstraw, Heath Bedstraw, Marsh Bedstraw, Rosebay Willowherb and Purple Loosestrife, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Record
10394116318492019
111304213817002019
12759145919482019
 
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Quantity
105323525
118413212
126712011

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Freshwater Cliffs, 20 May, 1 (SDa) Latest: Wheelers Bay, 30 Jul, 1 (ABu) Max count: Bonchurch, 17 Jun, 25 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Dibden Purlieu, 09 May, 1 (RAC) Latest: Broughton, 31 Aug, 1 (GCE) Max count: Horndean, 25 Jun, 12 (JAN)
VC12: Earliest: Alton, 20 May, 1 (BCA) Latest: Preston Candover, 12 Jul, 1 (MJW) Max count: Overton, 25 Jun, 11 (MSi)