Annual Report 2020 - Page: 8

Pyralidae to Sphingidae

Geometridae

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taken from the main Hantsmoths website, and it is possible that some information on abundance and occurrence can get out of date, as it is impossible to keep up with all changes; however it should give a good introduction to each species.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

Geometridae

Sterrhinae

70.002 1698 Purple-bordered Gold Idaea muricata (Hufnagel, 1767) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in damp heathland, mosses, bogs, fens and other damp areas in parts of England. In Hampshire fairly frequent in the New Forest, on boggy heathland; but no recent record from north-east Hampshire where, in 1957, it was reported as being fairly common in the Farnborough area. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 18-20 mm. Small size and day-flying habits could result in confusion with pyralids such as Gold Triangle Hypsopygia costalis and Pyrausta sanguinalis. Larva feeds on Marsh Cinquefoil.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1119815418002019
122219002011
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
11431

Record details:
VC11: Pigbush, NF, one, field observation, 09 Jun (NRJ); Longdown Inclosure, NF, field observation, 06 Jul (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 04 Jul (SAB); Pennington, one, 16 Jul (RFC)

70.004 1699 Least Carpet Idaea rusticata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in gardens, roadside verges, hedgerows, scrub, downland and embankments throughout much of southern England. First recorded in 1831 in the London area, since when has slowly spread up the Thames Valley, and into Essex and Kent, thence along the south coast as far as Scilly and northwards to Cheshire. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight first recorded in 1977 at Ashurst, then Highcliffe and Hayling Island in 1984, all in vice-county 11. The first Isle of Wight record was in 1991. Since then, very small numbers have occurred in all three vice-counties: it is evidently spreading westwards from its headquarters in the Thames Estuary. Wingspan 19-21 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Ivy and Traveller's-joy.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1013524319802019
1123321619762019
1231854519812019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1013236
1169724
1212225315

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 08 Jun, 1 (JHa) Latest: Wheelers Bay, 21 Sep, 1 (ABu) Max count: Bonchurch, 25 Jun, 6 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Southsea, 08 Jun, 1 (JGe) Latest: Allbrook, 14 Aug, 1 (SI) Max count: Hilltop, The Hangers, 01 Aug, 4 (SI)
VC12: Earliest: Farnborough, 02 Jun, 1 (KBW) Latest: Bramley, 16 Aug, 2 (REA) Max count: Farnborough, 23 Jul, 15 (KBW)

70.006 1705 Dwarf Cream Wave Idaea fuscovenosa (Goeze, 1781) - Local
Local in hedgerows, scrubby grassland, woodland edges and gardens throughout England. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 19-22 mm. Fairly distinctive with narrow, dark costal streak. Larva feeds on herbaceous plants such as Dandelion and Knotgrass.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1030867619292019
113001445719512019
1272485719512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1033827
1121939011
12931425

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 27 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 18 Aug, 2 (IOu) Max count: Bonchurch, 22 Jun, 7 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Totton, 30 May, 2 (LH) Latest: Milford on Sea, 09 Aug, 1 (MMcM) Max count: Totton, 24 Jun, 11 (LH)
VC12: Earliest: Fleet, 02 Jun, 1 (MHals) Latest: Cheriton, 15 Aug, 1 (DAS) Max count: Harestock, 16 Jun, 5 (GRog)

70.008 1707 Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata (Schrank, 1802) - Common
Common in gardens, hedgerows and rough ground, also occasionally indoors throughout Britain. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 19-21 mm. Rather pug-like in size and shape, but irrorate (dusty) appearance is unlike any pug. Larva feeds on withered leaves and plant detritus.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1043377519762019
115248769019492019
121205146219512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1031535
112573839
1252725

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 08 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Totland, 20 Sep, 1 (RTe) Max count: Bonchurch, 24 Jun, 5 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Southsea, 22 Apr, 1 (JGe) Latest: Southsea, 29 Sep, 2 (JGe) Max count: Totton, 15 Aug, 9 (LH)
VC12: Earliest: Yateley, 07 May, 1 (JHH) Latest: Farnborough, 21 Sep, 1 (KBW) Max count: Basingstoke, 26 Jun, 5 (JHu)

70.009 1709 Satin Wave Idaea subsericeata (Haworth, 1809) - Common
Common in woodland, scrub, hedgerows, rough grassland and gardens throughout much of southern England, less frequent in south-western and northern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly common locally, on heaths and amongst tall grasses on downland. Wingspan 22-25 mm. The most likely confusion species are the very much less common Dotted Border Wave I. sylvestraria
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
10825719602019
111541173119512019
1220419519512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
107158
1167884
1215205

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater, one, to actinic, 21 Sep (PBa); Kingston, one, 22 Jul; one, 01 Aug (ENes); Bonchurch, one, 11 Jun; two, 24 Jun; one, 12 Sep (JHa); Haseley Manor, eight, 11 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 26 May; one, 01 Jun (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 09 Aug (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 31 May; one, 08 Aug (SAB); Totton, one, 23 May; one, 24 May; three, 27 May; one, 29 May; one, 01 Jun; one, 09 Jun; one, 14 Jun; one, 16 Jun (LH); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 09 Aug; one, to actinic, 12 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug (RAC); Locks Heath, one, 30 May; one, 19 Jun (PAS); Catisfield, one, 07 Aug; one, 10 Aug (ALR); Fareham, one, 07 Jun (KJW); Wickham Common, one, 12 Aug (KC); Wickham, one, 08 Jun; one, 28 Jun; one, 18 Jul; one, 23 Jul; one, 27 Jul; one, 30 Jul; two, 05 Aug; one, 06 Aug; one, 09 Aug; one, 10 Aug; two, 11 Aug; two, 14 Aug; two, 15 Aug; one, 16 Aug; one, 17 Aug; one, 23 Aug; one, 03 Sep (JRDS); Portsmouth, two, 25 May; two, 26 May; two, 02 Jun; one, 07 Jun; one, 12 Jun; one, 15 Jun; one, 17 Jun; one, 18 Jun; two, 22 Jul; three, 23 Jul; one, 29 Jul; one, 31 Jul; one, 01 Aug; four, 02 Aug; one, 03 Aug; three, 04 Aug; one, 05 Aug; one, 06 Aug; four, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug; two, 09 Aug; two, 10 Aug; one, 12 Aug; one, 16 Aug; one, 23 Aug; one, 24 Aug; one, 15 Sep (IRT);
VC12: Crawley, one, 21 May (TNo); one, to actinic, 30 Jun; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 14 Aug; one, to actinic, 27 May; one, to actinic, 27 May; one, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 27 May; one, to actinic, 27 May; five, to actinic, 27 May (GCE); Pamber Forest, two, 30 May; one, 14 Jun; one, 15 Jun (GJD); Liss Forest*, one, 25 May; Warren Hill, Liss Forest*, one, 04 Jul (RJM); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (ASto)

70.010 1701 Dotted Border Wave Idaea sylvestraria (Hübner, [1799]) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in scrubby heathland, mostly in south-eastern England, with scattered colonies from Sussex to Yorkshire and Lancashire. In our area, scarce but most frequent in the New Forest, with occasional reports from the north-east of Hampshire, with scattered records from elsewhere: all records away from the core areas will require photographic evidence at least to confirm records. Wingspan 20-23 mm. Apart from the very local Silky Wave I. dilutaria, which may also have small terminal dots on both wings, the main confusion species is Satin Wave I. subsericeata, which usually lacks terminal dots; Dwarf Cream Wave I. fuscovenosa has terminal dashes instead of dots. Larva feeds on Wild Thyme, Dyer's Greenweed and Petty Whin.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
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Record
Last
Record
1013419622016
1113912518002019
12242319562012
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
11211
12100

Record details:
VC11: Shatterford, NF, one, 14 Jul; 14 Jul (RBW, MWa);
VC12: Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD)

70.011 1708 Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata (Hufnagel, 1767) - Common
Common in woodland, hedgerows, gardens, fens, marshes and river-banks throughout the British Isles, but absent from the north of Scotland. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 17-22 mm. Confusion species include Treble Brown Spot I. trigeminata. Larva feeds on Cow Parsley, Burnet-saxifrage and Hedge Bedstraw.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
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Last
Record
10716124519512019
116156856819512019
121978290719512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1035554
112122717
12861125

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin Upper Chine, 02 Jun, 1 (IOu) Latest: Afton Marsh, 28 Sep, 1 (IOu) Max count: Kingston, 01 Jul, 4 (ENes)
VC11: Earliest: Allbrook, 02 Jun, 1 (SI) Latest: Wickham, 18 Sep, 1 (JRDS) Max count: Portsmouth, 18 Jul, 7 (IRT)
VC12: Earliest: Pamber Forest, 08 Jun, 1 (GJD) Latest: Whitehill, 20 Aug, 1 (ASto) Max count: Crawley, 21 Jul, 5 (GCE)

70.012 1711 Treble Brown Spot Idaea trigeminata (Haworth, 1809) - Local
Local in woodland rides, gardens and hedgerows, and on chalk downland throughout southern England. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 23-25 mm. Possible confusion species include f. fimbriolata of Small Fan-footed Wave I. biselata, and Single-dotted Wave I. dimidiata, which see. Larva feeds on withered leaves of Ivy.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
10523172619002019
114114588419512019
121207197019512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
105021515
1120529210
128417518

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 16 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 26 Jul, 1 (IOu) Max count: Bonchurch, 25 Jun, 15 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 21 May, 1 (NRJ) Latest: Burton, nr Christchurch, 28 Sep, 1 (JSw) Max count: Fareham, 24 Jun, 10 (MLO)
VC12: Earliest: Harewood Forest, 23 May, 1 (GCE) Latest: Farnborough, 15 Jul, 1 (KBW) Max count: Farnborough, 19 Jun, 18 (KBW)

70.013 1702 Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata (Hufnagel, 1767) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, plantations, heaths and gardens throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common. Wingspan 22-25 mm. The main confusion species is Dwarf Cream Wave I. fuscovenosa, which has dashes, not dots, along termen, and dark streak on basal third of costa. Larva thought to feed on the withered leaves of plants such as Dandelion.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
10815264219722019
114527760019512019
121894428819512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
104926537
111202069
126712810

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Borthwood Copse, Winford, 23 Jun, 4 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 23 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Parkhurst Forest, 29 Jun, 37 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Timsbury, 19 Jun, 1 (TRa) Latest: Pennington, 26 Aug, 1 (RFC) Max count: West Meon, 31 Jul, 9 (F.M.G.)
VC12: Earliest: Pamber Forest, 17 Jun, 1 (GJD) Latest: Goodworth Clatford, 16 Aug, 1 (GCE) Max count: Preston Candover, 12 Jul, 10 (MJW)

70.015 1712 Small Scallop Idaea emarginata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local and declining, in damp woodland, rough grassland, rural gardens, river-banks and other damp areas throughout England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widely distributed, but not particularly common. Wingspan 24-27 mm. The combination of scalloped outer wing-edges and delicate curved cross-lines are quite distinctive. Larva feeds on various species of Bedstraw.
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Last
Record
10311818562019
1134928018742018
1212311519512015
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
11211
12111

Record details:
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 11 Jul (RBW); Wickham Common, one, 11 Jul (KC);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 03 Jul (GJD)

70.016 1713 Riband Wave Idaea aversata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Extremely common in a wide range of habitats, including gardens, hedgerows, woodland, heathland, calcareous grassland and fens throughout the British Isles, more numerous in the south. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 30-35 mm. Occurs in two distinct forms, the plain form remutata often outnumbering the typical banded form. The main confusion species are the very much more uncommon Plain Wave I. straminata and Portland Ribbon Wave I. degeneraria, which see. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
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Last
Record
101432734119512019
1119237737402002019
1255442273919512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1010141228
11685213133
12365125029

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 26 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Freshwater, 12 Sep, 1 (PBa) Max count: Parkhurst Forest, 29 Jun, 28 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Botley, 21 May, 1 (SLB) Latest: Fareham, 20 Sep, 1 (MLO) Max count: Totton, 24 Jun, 33 (LH)
VC12: Earliest: Crawley, 21 May, 1 (TNo) Latest: Whitehill, 11 Sep, 1 (ASto) Max count: Basingstoke, 24 Jun, 29 (MJW)

70.017 1714 Portland Ribbon Wave Idaea degeneraria (Hübner, [1799]) - RDB3
A rare Red Data Book species, breeding in grassland and scrub on coastal limestone in Portland, Dorset. Also a rare immigrant from mainland Europe, appearing as a migrant on the southern coast of England, where it has become very much more common since the start of the 21st Century. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight first recorded from Freshwater on the Island in September 1902, thereafter at Brockenhurst in October 1962, Totton in August 1990 and Freshwater in August 1997, becoming very much more common from 2006 onwards, since when up to five have been recorded in most years. Wingspan 26-31 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1011421719022019
11293019622019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10225122
11452

Record details:
VC10: Totland, one, 19 Sep (RTe); Freshwater Cliffs, one, 30 Aug; Freshwater Bay, one, 20 Sep (SDa); Freshwater, one, to actinic, 20 Sep; one, to actinic, 20 Sep (PBa); Cranmore, to actinic, 19 Aug (CHic); Bonchurch, one, 09 May; one, 18 May; three, 21 May; one, 25 May; two, 26 May; two, 27 May; one, 29 May; one, 02 Jun; one, 07 Jun; one, 11 Jun; two, 20 Jun; one, 03 Aug; 22, 13 Aug; four, 27 Aug; two, 28 Aug (JHa); Shanklin, one, 14 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Milford on Sea, one, 10 Aug (MMcM); Pennington, one, 08 Sep; one, 11 Sep; two, 14 Sep (RFC)

70.018 1715 Plain Wave Idaea straminata (Borkhausen, 1794) - Local
Local in open woodland, scrubby heathland, hedgerows, rough grassland and gardens throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire local and uncommon but probably overlooked, and some of the sight records that have been submitted may have been unwarrantedly rejected; most records are from the New Forest and from Pamber Forest and Silchester. Very scarce on the Isle of Wight, with just three records so far this century. Wingspan 28-33 mm. Most likely to be confused with f. remutata of Riband Wave I. aversata, but in the latter species the postmedian fascia is kinked where it meets the costa, and the fascia are generally darker. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1013518562015
1150547118812019
1211210319002019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1117171
1210122

Record details:
VC11: Brockwood, one, 13 Jun (SDut); Godshill, NF, one, to actinic, 14 Aug; Hale Purlieu, one, to actinic, 13 Aug (MCu); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 14 Aug; one, to actinic, 15 Aug; one, to actinic, 27 Jun; one, to actinic, 02 Jul; one, to actinic, 20 Jul; one, to actinic, 24 Jul; one, to actinic, 25 Jul; one, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 08 Aug; one, to actinic, 09 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug (RAC); Pennington, one, 05 Aug; one, 13 Aug; one, 14 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Liss*, one, 25 Jun; one, 17 Jul; two, 31 Jul; one, 07 Aug; one, 14 Aug (LBe); Liss Forest*, one, 18 Jul; two, 25 Jul; two, 01 Aug (RJM); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 10 Jul (ASw)

70.023 1689 Mullein Wave Scopula marginepunctata (Goeze, 1781) - Local
Local in grassland and saltmarshes along most of the Welsh and English coastline, but distinctly uncommon inland, except in the London area where it is locally abundant, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly frequent along the coast, although rare inland, where mainly confined to the chalk. Wingspan 25-28 mm. Similar in appearance to Weaver's Wave Idaea contiguaria, but significantly larger, with no overlap in wingspan. Larva feeds on Wild Marjoram, Wood Sage, Horseshoe Vetch, Yarrow and Mugwort.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1040670818562019
111516178619262019
1214719512018
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1046936
11881
12111

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, six, 07 Aug; one, 20 Aug (IOu); Totland, one, 18 Sep (RTe); Freshwater Cliffs, two, 20 May; four, 09 Aug; one, 30 Aug (SDa); Freshwater Bay, four, to actinic, 15 Sep; Freshwater, one, to actinic, 20 Sep; Compton Down, four, to actinic, 13 Sep; two, to actinic, 20 Sep (PBa); Cranmore, to actinic, 11 Sep (CHic); Brighstone, two, to actinic, 07 Aug (TDov); St Lawrence: Salem Close, one, to actinic, 27 Sep; two, to actinic, 28 Sep; Ventnor Botanic Garden, one, to actinic, 29 Sep (PBa); Wheelers Bay, one, 23 Jul (ABu); Bonchurch, one, 27 Apr; one, 08 May; one, 09 May; one, 12 May; one, 15 May; one, 16 May; two, 18 May; three, 21 May; two, 25 May; four, 26 May; two, 27 May; three, 29 May; one, 30 May; four, 02 Jun; three, 07 Jun; four, 08 Jun; two, 11 Jun; two, 15 Jun; four, 17 Jun; two, 19 Jun; one, 20 Jun; two, 22 Jun; three, 24 Jun; two, 25 Jun (JHa); Rookley, one, to actinic, 01 Jul (JBa); Haseley Manor, two, 11 Aug; two, 21 Sep; Shanklin, one, 16 Sep; one, to lighted window, 17 Sep; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 02 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 17 Aug; one, 03 Sep (RAC); Catisfield, one, 10 Aug (ALR); Portsmouth, one, 06 Aug (IRT); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 28 Jul (APar); Milford on Sea, one, 09 Sep (MMcM); Pennington, one, 10 Aug; one, 11 Sep (RFC);
VC12: South Warnborough*, one, 22 Jul (DLee)

70.024 1690 Small Blood-vein Scopula imitaria (Hübner, [1799]) - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats including gardens, hedgerows and broad-leaved woodland throughout England. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 26-29 mm. Larva assumed to feed on woody plants such as Privet and Honeysuckle.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1025929419512019
113666408219512019
1278589519402019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1019233
11951013
1231343

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 02 Jun, 1 (JHa) Latest: Totland, 20 Sep, 1 (RTe) Max count: Bonchurch, 12 Jul, 3 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 26 May, 1 (MB) Latest: Pennington, 21 Sep, 1 (RFC) Max count: Pennington, 24 Jun, 3 (RFC)
VC12: Earliest: Basingstoke, 01 Jun, 2 (RHil) Latest: Alton, 15 Sep, 1 (CJP) Max count: Basingstoke, 24 Jun, 3 (RHil)

70.025 1692 Lesser Cream Wave Scopula immutata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local in damp grassland, marshes and other damp areas throughout much of England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight the species has declined and is now found only in scattered colonies. Wingspan 24-27 mm. Similar to Cream Wave S. floslactata, but smaller. Larva feeds on Meadowsweet and Common Valerian.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
10191218562011
1119117618742019
1213624319402018
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
11992
12221

Record details:
VC11: Godshill, NF, 12 Jul (RBW, MWa); Hale Purlieu, two, to actinic, 13 Aug (MCu); Woodlands, New Forest, 30 Jun (RBW); Stockbridge Down NT, one, to actinic, 24 Jul; two, to actinic, 24 Jul; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Twyford, one, field observation, 13 Jul (RJD det. KJW); Wickham Common, one, 08 Jul; one, 13 Jul (KC);
VC12: Ecchinswell, one, to actinic, 02 Jul (MTa, CSu); Fleet Pond, one, 12 Jul (MHals)

70.027 1693 Cream Wave Scopula floslactata (Haworth, 1809) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland, hedgerows, damp grassland and gardens throughout much of England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly common, though less so than in former times, in all three vice-counties. Wingspan 29-33 mm. Similar to Lesser Cream Wave S. immutata, but larger. Larva feeds on Bedstraw, Woodruff and Bush Vetch.
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Last
Record
1013114319732019
1164361819512019
1224730919512019
 
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Quantity
108113
11782
1211133

Record details:
VC10: Brighstone, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (TDov); Walter's Copse, one, 17 May (IOu); Rookley, one, to actinic, 19 May; one, to actinic, 30 May; one, to actinic, 02 Jun (JBa); Shanklin, one, 08 Jun; Briddlesford Big Wood, Wootton Bridge, two, 20 May; Sandpit Copse, three, 20 May (IOu);
VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 11 Jun; one, to actinic, 21 May; Ashley, two, to actinic, 26 May (GCE); Teg Down, one, to actinic, 09 Jun (EmPe); Fareham, one, 09 Jun (IMcP); Pennington, one, 05 Aug; one, 07 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Crawley, one, to actinic, 17 May (GCE); Harestock, one, 11 Jun (GRog); Pamber Forest, one, 18 May; one, 20 May (GJD); Liss Forest, one, 21 May; one, 14 Jun (RJM); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 19 May (ASw); Farnborough, one, 21 May (KBW); Yateley*, one, 21 May; three, 26 May; one, 09 Jun (JHH)

70.028 1691 Rosy Wave Scopula emutaria (Hübner, [1809]) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) on heathland, bogs and saltmarshes in parts of southern England, eastern England and southern Wales, predominantly coastal. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight found in two distinct habitats, in the coastal salterns and in boggy areas of the New Forest, where it is rather uncommon. Wingspan 23-26 mm. Similar to Sub-angled Wave S. nigropunctata, but much smaller. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants.
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Record
Last
Record
10331918002019
1133624618002019
 
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Quantity
10111
11641

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch*, one, 14 Aug (JHa);
VC11: Shatterford, NF, one, 14 Jul; 14 Jul (RBW, MWa); Marchwood, one, 24 Jun (CTh); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 14 Aug; one, to actinic, 15 Aug (RAC); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa)

70.029 1682 Blood-Vein Timandra comae Schmidt, 1931 - Common
Common in marshes, river-banks, water meadows and gardens throughout England and Wales, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 30-34 mm. Larva feeds on Orache, Common Sorrel, Sheep's Sorrel, Knotgrass and Dock.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1049259319512019
114802583219512019
121547200219512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1026406
1193853
1253603

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Cranmore, 04 May, 0 (CHic) Latest: Freshwater, 17 Sep, 1 (PBa) Max count: Haseley Manor, 28 May, 6 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Ashurst, NF, 09 May, 1 (SAB) Latest: Fareham, 22 Sep, 1 (IMcP) Max count: Totton, 10 Aug, 3 (LH)
VC12: Earliest: Crawley, 21 May, 1 (TNo) Latest: Beech, 28 Sep, 1 (NDP) Max count: Axmansford, 16 Aug, 3 (ACB)

70.030 1675 Dingy Mocha Cyclophora pendularia (Clerck, 1759) - RDB3
A rare Red Data Book species, in scrubby heathland and damp grassland in parts of Dorset and Hampshire, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire persists at very low density, amongst small bushes of sallow in boggy areas in the New Forest, with occasional stray individuals also reported in the extreme north-west of the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 26-29 mm. Only likely to be confused with dark forms of Birch Mocha C. albipunctata, but more heavily speckled, with falcate tip to forewing, and pointed projection on hindwing. Larva feeds on Eared Willow and Grey Willow, over-wintering as a pupa.
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VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 27 May; one, 04 Aug (RBW)

70.031 1676 Mocha Cyclophora annularia (Fabricius, 1775) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in scrubland, woodland and mature hedgerows in parts of southern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread in vice-county 11, the southern half of vice-county 12 and in the north of the Island, but generally local and uncommon. Wingspan 22-26 mm. Unmistakable, although poorly marked specimens could be overlooked as Maiden's Blush C. punctaria. Larva feeds on Field Maple, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1213142

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 19 Aug (CHic); Cowes, one, to actinic, 09 May (DNor); Bonchurch, one, 30 May; one, 09 Aug (JHa); Shanklin, one, 21 May; one, 02 Jun; one, 16 Jun; one, 21 Jun; one, 01 Aug; one, 06 Aug; one, 23 Aug; one, 14 Sep; Briddlesford Big Wood, Wootton Bridge, one, 20 May; Firestone Copse, one, 21 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Godshill, NF, one, to actinic, 14 Aug (MCu); Marchwood, one, 22 Apr (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 12 Aug (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 03 May (SAB); Totton, one, 30 Jul; one, 31 Jul; one, 09 Aug (LH); East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug; Ashley, one, to actinic, 23 Jun; one, to actinic, 22 Jul (GCE); Romsey, one, 02 Jun (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 21 May; one, to actinic, 07 Aug; two, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 26 May; three, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE); Allbrook, one, 02 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, 30 Jul; one, 06 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 26 Aug (SI); Fareham, one, 09 May; one, 16 May (ADT); one, to actinic, 11 Jul; one, to actinic, 20 Jul; one, to actinic, 21 Jul; one, to actinic, 06 Aug (MLO); one, 07 Aug (KJW); Wickham, four, 07 Aug (F.M.G.); Botley, one, to actinic, 30 Jul; one, to actinic, 16 Aug (SLB); Hilltop, The Hangers, two, 01 Aug (SI); Wickham Common, one, 30 Jul (KC); Wickham, two, 30 Jul; one, 08 Aug; two, 09 Aug; one, 11 Aug; one, 17 Aug (JRDS); Lovedean, one, 10 Aug (ARJ); West Meon, one, 31 Jul (F.M.G.);
VC12: Over Wallop, one, 07 May (CM); Crawley, one, 03 May (TNo); one, to actinic, 12 Aug; one, to actinic, 12 Aug; two, to actinic, 26 Aug; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 14 Aug; one, to actinic, 27 May; one, to actinic, 12 Jul (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug (DAS); Pamber Forest, one, 13 Aug (GJD); Alton, one, to actinic, 13 Aug (BCA); one, to actinic, 19 May (NDP)

70.032 1677 Birch Mocha Cyclophora albipunctata (Hufnagel, 1767) - Local
Local in woodland and on heathland throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly frequent amongst birch, especially on boggy heathland, but less common than formerly, occurring mainly in the south-west and north-east of the county. Wingspan 25-29 mm. Dark forms could be confused with Dingy Mocha C. pendularia, which differs in more hooked apex of forewing and more pointed hindwing. Larva feeds on Downy and Silver Birch, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10261319562019
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1230342819512018
 
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1121262
1222273

Record details:
VC11: East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug (GCE); Romsey, one, 20 May (SLay); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 14 Aug; one, to actinic, 15 Aug (RAC); Botley Wood, one, 18 Sep (F.M.G.); Catisfield, one, 07 Aug (ALR); Wickham Common, one, 11 Sep (F.M.G.); one, 20 Aug (KC); Wickham, two, 09 May; one, 01 Jun; one, 16 Jul; one, 30 Jul; one, 05 Aug; two, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug; two, 10 Aug; one, 14 Aug; one, 15 Aug; two, 23 Aug; one, 14 Sep; two, 15 Sep (JRDS);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 28 May; one, 06 Aug; one, 31 Jul; one, 15 Aug; one, 07 Sep (GJD); Liss, one, 14 Aug (LBe); Liss Forest, one, 02 May; one, 04 May; one, 06 Jun; two, 25 Jul (RJM); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 26 Apr; one, to actinic, 03 May; one, to actinic, 16 Jul; two, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, 12 Sep (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR, netted, 18 May; three, 16 Aug (JHH); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 04 May (ASw); Fleet, one, 12 Jun (MHals); Church Crookham, one, to actinic, 09 May (DDim); Yateley, two, 12 Aug; two, 08 Aug (JHH)

70.033 1678 Blair's Mocha Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, [1799]) - Migrant
An increasingly common immigrant from mainland Europe, appearing in southern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight there has been a marked increase in records, with between ten and twenty annually from 2006 to 2012, compared with less than 30 in total between 1948 and 2005, and upwards of 200 per annum in 2018. It has now established as a localised breeding species in places, particularly along the southern coast of the Isle of Wight, and is becoming increasingly frequently encountered inland. Wingspan 28-36 mm. Most likely to be confused with second-generation Clay Triple-lines C. linearia, but antemedian fascia usually more continuous and media fascia thicker and bolder in Clay Triple-lines. Larva feeds on Evergreen Oak, no evidence of breeding in the UK.
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1130032319652019
12131319592019
 
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Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 19 Jan, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 08 Nov, 2 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 16 Oct, 10 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Fareham, 22 Apr, 1 (KJW) Latest: Marchwood, 09 Nov, 1 (CTh) Max count: Pennington, 13 Aug, 5 (RFC)

70.034 1678a Jersey Mocha Cyclophora ruficiliaria (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855) - Channel Islands only
Local in woodland on Jersey, where present since at least 1917, but not recorded on the British mainland until 19 July 2003, when a female was trapped at Portland, Dorset. Now known to be resident here and in Cornwall. On the Isle of Wight, recorded for the first time at Bonchurch in August 2008, with further records at the same site in 2010 and 2011. Now probably resident at low levels on the south of the island. Hampshire's first record was in 2013, and sporadic records and future breeding may be expected.

Wingspan 28-32 mm. Similar to Blair's Mocha C. puppillaria. Larva feeds on Pedunculate Oak and Turkey Oak, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10485320082019
114420132018
 
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Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 28 Apr; one, 03 May; one, 02 Aug; one, 09 Aug; seven, 13 Aug (JHa); Shanklin, one, 09 Aug (IOu)

70.036 1680 Maiden's Blush Cyclophora punctaria (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local in oak woodland throughout much of England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight still widespread and locally common, but less numerous on the chalk. Wingspan 25-32 mm. Fairly unmistakable, but worn, faded specimens could be confused with second generation Clay Triple-lines C. linearia, which see. Larva feeds on Pedunculate and Sessile Oak, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1043377419812019
11633890152002019
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112664169
121091445

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 11 Apr, 1 (IOu) Latest: Freshwater, 20 Sep, 2 (PBa) Max count: Shanklin, 14 Aug, 9 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 12 Apr, 1 (NRJ) Latest: Ashley, 22 Sep, 1 (GCE) Max count: Kings Somborne, 07 Aug, 9 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Whitehill, 24 Apr, 1 (ASto) Latest: Crawley, 16 Oct, 1 (GCE) Max count: Liss Forest, 15 Aug, 5 (RJM)

70.037 1681 Clay Triple-lines Cyclophora linearia (Hübner, [1799]) - Local
Local in beech woodland, hedgerows, parks and gardens throughout England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly frequent in most beech woods, with a significant concentration of records in the New Forest, but perhaps declining elsewhere. Wingspan 26-33 mm. A pitfall for the unwary, with two distinct forms; first brood most closely resembles Maiden's Blush C. punctaria, in which antemedian and postmedian lines usually reduced to a row of spots, wings irrorate, and forewing variably flushed red; second brood most closely resembles Blair's Mocha C. puppillaria, but lighter, with wing tip less distinctly hooked. Larva feeds on Beech, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1018654118562019
111167148619402019
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1014214
117922524
1229312

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 28 Apr, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 16 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Bonchurch, 25 Jun, 4 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Ashurst, NF, 21 Apr, 1 (SAB) Latest: Romsey, 14 Sep, 1 (MB) Max count: Kings Somborne, 31 Jul, 24 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Crawley, 17 May, 1 (GCE) Latest: Church Crookham, 21 Sep, 1 (DDim) Max count: Crawley, 30 Jul, 2 (GCE)

70.038 1716 Vestal Rhodometra sacraria (Linnaeus, 1767) - Migrant
Immigrant from southern Europe, appearing most frequently on the south coast, but north to northern Scotland, in some years arriving in sufficient numbers to breed. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight a common immigrant, which is widely distributed throughout in some years. Wingspan 22-28 mm. Home-bred individuals duller than immigrants, and it is these that most closely resemble Straw Belle Aspitates gilvaria, but Vestal is smaller and rests with tent-like resting posture, while Straw Belle is usually speckled. Larva feeds on Knotgrass, but unable to over-winter in significant numbers.
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1022440219552019
11113215021312019
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10892
1122141
12221

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Bay, one, to actinic, 15 Sep; one, to actinic, 17 Sep (PBa); Kingston, one, 24 Jun (ENes); Bonchurch, one, 08 Aug; one, 12 Aug (JHa); Haseley Manor, one, 21 Sep; Shanklin, two, 15 Sep; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 08 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Acres Down, one, 08 Aug (CWlk); Woodlands, New Forest, 11 Aug; 15 Sep; 28 Sep (RBW); Timsbury, one, 11 Aug (TRa); Romsey, one, 12 Aug (NRJ); Dibden Purlieu, one, 20 Sep (RAC); Blackfield, one, to lighted window, 09 Aug (PGS); Winchester, one, 05 Oct (THW); Fareham, one, 22 Sep (IMcP); one, 15 Aug; one, 15 Sep (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 19 Aug; one, to actinic, 19 Oct (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 21 Aug (KC); Portsmouth, one, 15 Sep (IRT); Northney, Hayling Island, 09 Aug; 14 Sep; 14 Sep; 22 Sep (JWP); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 11 Aug (JSw); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa);
VC12: Preston Candover, one, 07 Aug (MJW); Bramley, one, 16 Aug (REA)

Larentiinae

70.039 1718 Oblique Striped Phibalapteryx virgata (Hufnagel, 1767) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) on sandy heathland in Breckland, chalk downland in southern England, and sand-dunes at various points along the coasts of England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight still occurs on the dunes at Hayling Island, with occasional records from the chalk, particularly on Broughton Down. Wingspan 22-25 mm. Most likely to be confused with Oblique Carpet Orthonama vittata, but that species has streak from apex of forewing to about half-way along termen. Larva feeds on Lady's Bedstraw, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1016218001998
11584918002018
12271319002018
 
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VC12: Goodworth Clatford*, one, to actinic, 16 Aug (SLE det. GCE)

Goodworth Clatford; 16/08/2020; Glynne Evans
Goodworth Clatford, 16/08/2020 (Glynne Evans)
70.045 1732 Shaded Broad-bar Scotopteryx chenopodiata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in calcareous grassland, acid heathland, woodland rides, roadside verges, sand-dunes and gardens throughout the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight much less common that in the past, however large colonies still occur locally in dunes and amongst scrub on downland. Wingspan 34-38 mm. Only likely to be confused with unseasonably early examples of Mallow Larentia clavaria, which see. Larva feeds on White Clover, Red Clover, Hare's-foot Clover and Vetch.
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Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 12 Jul (CHic); Shanklin, one, 01 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Lee, one, 18 Jul (CTh); Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Jul; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 07 Aug; two, to actinic, 15 Jul; one, to actinic, 15 Jul; one, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 15 Jul; one, to actinic, 15 Jul; one, to actinic, 15 Jul; two, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Botley, one, to actinic, 26 Aug (SLB); Wickham, one, 23 Jul; one, very late date, 21 Sep (JRDS); Portsmouth, one, 22 Jul; one, 31 Jul (IRT); West Meon, 20, 31 Jul; Hen Wood, one, 24 Jul (F.M.G.);
VC12: Goodworth Clatford, five, to actinic, 19 Jul; five, to actinic, 19 Jul; three, to actinic, 19 Jul; one, to actinic, 19 Jul; Wherwell, one, to actinic, 19 Jul; two, to actinic, 29 Jul; Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 23 Jul; Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 23 Jul; Crawley, one, to actinic, 21 Jul; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 11 Aug; Wonston , one, to actinic, 17 Jul; one, to actinic, 17 Jul (GCE); Overton, one, 20 Jul (MSi); Ecchinswell, one, 31 Jul (MJN); Beech, one, 23 Jul (NDP); three, 02 Aug (NDP); Preston Candover, one, 07 Aug (MJW); Pamber Forest, one, 06 Aug; one, 08 Jul; one, 31 Jul (GJD); Noar Hill, one, field observation, 14 Jul (MDu); Greywell Moors HIWWT NR, 20, field observation, 20 Jul (GJD); Fleet, one, 13 Jul (MHals)

70.046 1719 Oblique Carpet Orthonama vittata (Borkhausen, 1794) - Local
Local in fens, water meadows, damp woodland, marshes and river-banks 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 an uncommon marsh-inhabiting species, records of which are scattered thinly across the three vice-counties. Wingspan 24-27 mm. The most likely confusion species is Oblique Striped Phibalapteryx virgata, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Marsh Bedstraw and Heath Bedstraw.
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111008318822019
1212419512013
 
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VC11: Burton, nr Christchurch, eight, 23 Jun; two, 30 Jun (JSw)

70.047 1720 Gem Nycterosea obstipata (Fabricius, 1794) - Migrant
Immigrant from southern Europe, appearing mainly in southern Britain, with occasional records north to the Orkneys, in some years arriving in sufficient numbers to breed. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight a common immigrant, which is widely distributed throughout in some years. Wingspan 18-21 mm. Highly sexually dimorphic. Larva feeds on the leaves of various herbaceous plants, although the exact plant species utilised in the United Kingdom is unknown, but unable to over-winter in significant numbers.
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11321

Record details:
VC10: St Lawrence: Salem Close, one, to actinic, 27 Sep (PBa); Bonchurch, one, 09 Aug; one, 07 Nov; one, 09 Nov (JHa);
VC11: Lovedean, one, 09 Jul (ARJ)Northney, Hayling Island, 10 Aug (JWP); Southsea, one, 09 Nov (JRL)

70.049 1728 Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in gardens, allotments, rough ground and woodland throughout the British Isles, but rare in north-east Scotland. Widespread and common in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 27-31 mm. Larva feeds on various Cruciferae, including Garlic Mustard, Shepherd's-purse, Hairy Bitter-cress and Cabbage, over-wintering as a pupa.
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11129812272519512019
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113694915
121501984

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 26 Apr, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 14 Oct, 1 (IOu) Max count: Totland, 20 Sep, 4 (RTe)
VC11: Earliest: Southsea, 10 Apr, 1 (JRL) Latest: Fareham, 08 Nov, 1 (MLO) Max count: Ashurst, NF, 11 Sep, 5 (SAB)
VC12: Earliest: Basingstoke, 12 Apr, 1 (MJW) Latest: Overton, 29 Sep, 1 (MSi) Max count: Harestock, 24 Aug, 4 (GRog)

70.050 1721 Balsam Carpet Xanthorhoe biriviata (Borkhausen, 1794) - Local(alien-foodplant)
Uncommon, in damp grassland, water meadows, marshes, river-banks and damp areas in parts of southern England and south-eastern England. In Hampshire first reported at Wherwell in 1964, and now established in the upper valley of the River Test in damp woodland containing the larval foodplant, and also beginning to appear in the Itchen Valley. The only report from the Isle of Wight was back in 1999. Wingspan 27-30 mm. Occurs in two forms, a pale spring generation and a darker summer generation, the former most recalls Sharp-angled Carpet Euphyia unangulata and Wood Carpet Epirrhoe rivata. Larva feeds on Orange Balsam, over-wintering as a pupa.
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101019991999
11777519782019
1212716718002019
 
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12111

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VC11: Southampton, one, to actinic, 10 Apr (MGP); West End, one, 16 Jul (PAB);
VC12: Wherwell, one, to actinic, 29 Jul (GCE)

70.051 1724 Red Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe spadicearia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in gardens, woodland, hedgerows, downs, fens, moors and sand-dunes throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 24-27 mm. The oft quoted field mark used to distinguish this species from red forms of Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet X. ferrugata, the notch on the inner edge of the cross-band, close to the costa, has proven to be unreliable, and only moths with black cross-bands can be assigned to this species without dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds on Bedstraw, Ground-ivy and Dock, over-wintering as a pupa.
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11851056
12901186

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 11 Apr, 1 (IOu) Latest: Haseley Manor, 21 Sep, 2 (IOu) Max count: West High Down Quarry, 07 Aug, 8 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Winchester, 10 Apr, 1 (THW) Latest: Kings Somborne, 08 Sep, 1 (GCE) Max count: West Meon, 31 Jul, 6 (F.M.G.)
VC12: Earliest: Ecchinswell, 11 Apr, 1 (MJN) Latest: Whitehill, 18 Aug, 1 (ASto) Max count: Preston Candover, 07 Aug, 6 (MJW)

70.052 1725 Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe ferrugata (Clerck, 1759) - Common
Common in gardens, woodland, hedgerows, downs, fens, moors and sand-dunes throughout the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Widespread and common in Hampshire, but rather scarce on the Isle of Wight, with just four records there so far this century. Wingspan 24-27 mm. Very similar in form to Red Twin-spot Carpet X. spadicearia, which see; the red form, which has yet to be reliably identified from Hampshire, should be treated as indistinguishable without dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds on Bedstraw, Ground-ivy and Dock, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1011612719812019
112092275119512019
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1134383
1219243

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 18 May; one, 21 May; one, 26 May (JHa);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 23 May; one, 14 Aug (SDut); Hale Purlieu, one, to actinic, 13 Aug (MCu); Culverley, NF, three, 19 Jul (CL); Woodlands, New Forest, 08 May (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 23 Apr; one, 21 May; one, 27 May; one, 11 Jun; one, 31 Jul; one, 08 Aug; one, 10 Aug; one, 12 Aug; one, 15 Sep (SAB); Ashurst, one, checked, 20 Sep (NSK); Totton, one, 01 Aug (LH); Timsbury, one, 11 Aug (TRa); Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 07 Aug; two, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE); Pilley Bailey, NF*, two, 03 Aug (RBW, MWa); Blackfield, one, to lighted window, 20 Sep (PGS); Allbrook, one, 18 Aug (SI); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 08 Sep (GCE); Wickham Common, one, 04 Aug; one, 06 Aug (KC); Lovedean, one, 06 May; one, 20 Jul (ARJ); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 21 May; one, 26 May; one, 07 Aug (JSw); Milford on Sea, one, 27 Jul (MMcM); Pennington, one, 07 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Over Wallop, one, 16 May (CM); Wherwell, one, to actinic, 29 Jul; one, to actinic, 29 Jul; Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 23 Jul; Crawley, one, to actinic, 12 Aug; one, to actinic, 30 Jul; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 19 May; one, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 16 Jul (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 26 Apr; one, to actinic, 09 May; one, to actinic, 16 Jul; two, to actinic, 31 Jul; three, to actinic, 10 Aug; three, to actinic, 15 Aug (DAS); Overton, one, 11 Aug (MSi); one, 20 May (ACr); Chawton, one, 29 Jul (DAS)

70.053 1722 Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata (Hufnagel, 1767) - Common
Common in damp woodland and hedgerows throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 25-28 mm. The only likely confusion species is Red Carpet X. decoloraria, which has a sinuous outer edge to the central cross-band, in Flame Carpet the outer edge of the central cross-band is dentate, with two distinct projections. Larva feeds on certain Cruciferae, over-wintering as a pupa.
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11120311512002019
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1131343
129102

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 09 Aug (SDa); Afton Marsh, one, to light, 28 Sep (IOu); Wheelers Bay, one, 06 Aug (ABu); Bonchurch, one, 21 May; two, 02 Jun; one, 07 Jun (JHa); Haseley Manor, one, 28 May; one, 09 Jun; Shanklin, one, 21 May; two, 26 May; two, 28 May; one, 30 May; one, 01 Jun; two, 02 Jun; one, 05 Jun; one, 07 Jun; one, 08 Jun; one, 24 Jun; one, 05 Aug; one, 06 Aug; one, 07 Aug; three, 08 Aug; two, 09 Aug; one, 14 Aug; one, 17 Aug; one, 26 Aug; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 21 May; one, 16 Jun; one, 08 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 04 Aug (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 21 May; one, 31 May (SAB); Totton, one, 01 Jun (LH); Timsbury, one, to a lighted window, 28 May; one, to a lighted window, 29 Jul; one, 31 Jul (TRa); Romsey, one, 19 May (SLay); one, 13 Jun (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 26 May; one, to actinic, 15 Jun (GCE); Pilley Bailey, NF*, one, 03 Aug (RBW, MWa); Allbrook, one, 21 May; one, to actinic, 10 Aug (SI); Fareham, one, 26 May (KJW); Wickham Common, one, 11 Sep (F.M.G.); Wickham, one, 17 May; one, 21 May; one, 30 May; two, 08 Jun; one, 24 Jun; two, 02 Aug; three, 04 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug; one, 17 Aug; one, 09 Sep; one, 11 Sep (JRDS); Lovedean, one, 16 Apr; one, 27 May (ARJ); Pennington, one, 14 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Axmansford, one, 05 Aug (ACB); Preston Candover*, one, 07 Aug (MJW); Bramley, one, 16 Aug (REA); Pamber Forest, one, 15 Jun; one, 10 Aug (GJD); Liss, two, 14 Aug (LBe); Liss Forest, one, 06 Jun (RJM); Alton, one, to actinic, 16 Aug (NDP); Church Crookham, one, to actinic, 06 Jun (DDim)

70.054 1727 Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in various habitats, including hedgerows, scrub, woodland rides, fens, chalk downland, gardens and heathland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 29-33 mm. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Cleavers, Hedge Bedstraw and Primrose.
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1029347919512019
111258167919512019
121246202119512019
 
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10398917
1124325
1261846

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 01 May, 1 (IOu) Latest: Broadley Copse, 25 Jun, 1 (JBa) Max count: Sandpit Copse, 20 May, 17 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Kings Somborne, 21 May, 1 (GCE) Latest: Catisfield, 13 Jul, 1 (ALR) Max count: Kings Somborne, 26 May, 5 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Ecchinswell, 07 May, 1 (MJN) Latest: Pamber Forest, 15 Jun, 2 (GJD) Max count: Barton Stacey, 27 May, 6 (GCE)

70.055 1726 Large Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe quadrifasiata (Clerck, 1759) - Local
Local in mature, often damp, woodland, fens and scrubby heathland throughout England, mainly in southern counties; present at low density throughout north Hampshire, but decidedly scarce in south Hampshire, mainly in the New Forest, and recorded only once on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 29-32 mm. The main confusion species is Galium Carpet Epirrhoe galiata — both species have a concave costa — the best distinction is the outer edge of the central cross-band, which is slightly crenulate throughout its length in Large Twin-spot Carpet, but more smoothly sinuate in Galium Carpet. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Bedstraw, Common Dog-violet, and Primrose.
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102119001982
11251919512016
1215515019512019
 
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12221

Record details:
VC12: Axmansford, one, 04 Jul (ACB); Pamber Forest, one, 31 Jul (GJD)

70.057 1735 Ruddy Carpet Catarhoe rubidata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) on downland, embankments, scrub and sea cliffs in parts of southern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight had already become rare by the 1960's (Goater, 1974), still widely distributed, but now found most frequently in hedgerows on the chalk. Wingspan 26-31 mm. Unmistakable when fresh. Larva feeds on Lady's Bedstraw and Hedge Bedstraw, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1021531418562019
111529918002019
12503519002019
 
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1021396

Record details:
VC10: Wheelers Bay, one, 27 May (ABu); Bonchurch, three, 02 May; one, 05 May; two, 07 May; three, 08 May; one, 18 May; six, 21 May; two, 25 May; three, 26 May; one, 27 May; one, 30 May; three, 02 Jun; two, 08 Jun; one, 11 Jun; one, 15 Jun; one, 17 Jun; two, 19 Jun; one, 20 Jun; one, 24 Jun; one, 12 Jul; two, 02 Aug (JHa)

70.059 1742 Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in hedgerows, gardens, rough meadows, woodland rides, downland, heathland and freshwater margins throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight still reasonably common, especially on the chalk, but as the species comes rarely to light, is undoubtedly under-recorded. Wingspan 28-32 mm. Unmistakable. The UK population is divided into several allopatric subspecies representing Britain, Shetland, Ireland and the Blasket Islands. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Cleavers, Bedstraw, Wormwood and Dock.
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1055672419512019
114479494619512019
121553196119512019
 
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Quantity
1028355
111591763
12901217

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bouldnor, 25 May, 1 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 04 Sep, 1 (IOu) Max count: West High Down Quarry, 07 Aug, 5 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Warsash, 19 May, 1 (MGre) Latest: Fareham, 25 Sep, 1 (MLO) Max count: Stanbrige Earls, 10 Sep, 3 (JRMi)
VC12: Earliest: Pamber Forest, 20 May, 1 (GJD) Latest: Church Crookham, 16 Sep, 1 (DDim) Max count: Whitehill, 31 Jul, 7 (ASto)

70.061 1738 Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata (Müller, 1764) - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats, including hedgerows, woodland, calcareous grassland, acid heathland, moorland, fens, sand-dunes and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 27-30 mm. An abundant species, which may be confused for superficially similar, but much scarcer species, such as Wood Carpet E. rivata and Galium Carpet E. galiata. Larva feeds on Cleavers, Lady's Bedstraw and Hedge Bedstraw, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
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10787128819512019
116051781419512019
122469386319512019
 
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106815132
111601924
121251677

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Rookley, 23 Apr, 1 (JBa) Latest: Bonchurch, 08 Nov, 1 (JHa) Max count: Haseley Manor, 11 Aug, 32 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 20 Apr, 1 (SLay) Latest: Fareham, 19 Sep, 1 (MLO) Max count: Titchfield Haven NNR, 17 Jul, 4 (F.M.G.)
VC12: Earliest: Pamber Forest, 27 Apr, 1 (GJD) Latest: Alton, 15 Sep, 1 (CJP) Max count: Wherwell, 19 Jul, 7 (GCE)

70.063 1740 Galium Carpet Epirrhoe galiata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local on sea cliffs, sand-dunes and shingle beaches along the coasts of western Wales and southern England from Somerset to Kent, and inland, on calcareous grassland, in England and more rarely in Ireland and Scotland, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight remains fairly common on the coast, but is now very rare inland, on the chalk. Wingspan 28-32 mm. The most likely confusion species is Common Carpet E. alternata, but can also be confused with Large Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe quadrifasiata, with which shares concave costa. Larva feeds on Lady's Bedstraw, Hedge Bedstraw and Heath Bedstraw, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Record
1017327018562019
1126733119492019
1215519512010
 
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Quantity
10128556
11421

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, seven, 20 Aug; three, to light, 08 Sep (IOu); Freshwater Cliffs, one, 20 May; three, 03 Aug; Freshwater Bay, one, 20 Sep (SDa); two, to actinic, 15 Sep; Compton Down, seven, to actinic, 13 Sep; one, to actinic, 14 Sep (PBa); Windy Corner, one, 14 Sep; Shanklin, two, 08 Aug; one, 14 Aug; Bembridge Fort, 56, 06 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Totton*, one, 08 Aug (LH); Portsmouth, one, 21 Sep (IRT)Northney, Hayling Island, 11 Aug; 16 Aug (JWP)

70.064 1793 Cloaked Carpet Euphyia biangulata (Haworth, 1809) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in damp woodland, ravines and sunken lanes in southern England, Wales and southern Ireland. In Hampshire the majority of recent records are restricted to two main areas: in and around Woolmer Forest and north-west of the New Forest. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 2007. Wingspan 31-34 mm. Fairly unmistakable, with two teeth on the projection of the dark central band into the white postmedian area. Larva feeds on Stitchwort, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
Record
1025818002007
11745619002019
12737119612019
 
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Quantity
11531
12331

Record details:
VC11: Godshill, NF, 12 Jul; Brune's Purlieu, NF, 12 Jul (RBW, MWa); Lee, one, 18 Jul (CTh); Romsey, one, 25 Jun (NRJ); Milford on Sea, one, 14 Jul (MMcM);
VC12: Axmansford, one, 13 Jul (ACB); Whitehill, one, 07 Jul (DMurr); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 13 Jul (ASw)

70.065 1794 Sharp-angled Carpet Euphyia unangulata (Haworth, 1809) - Local
Local in woodland and hedgerows throughout southern England; fairly widespread and common across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 27-30 mm. The most likely confusion species is the much less common Cloaked Carpet E. biangulata, which differs in having irregularly-dentate outer edge of dark cross-band. Larva feeds on several species of chickweed and stitchwort, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
Record
1020318562013
1127025419512019
1250968119512018
 
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Quantity
1032422
11111
1215213

Record details:
VC10: Haseley Manor, one, 09 Jun; 22, 11 Aug; Shanklin, one, 17 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Pennington, one, 22 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Burghclere, two, 01 Aug (PBl); Ecchinswell, one, 08 Aug (MJN); Axmansford, one, 04 Jul; one, 05 Aug; one, 16 Aug (ACB); Basingstoke, one, 06 Aug (RHil); Pamber Forest, one, 17 Jun; three, 10 Aug; two, 15 Aug (GJD); Liss, one, 25 Jun (LBe); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 30 Jun (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR, three, 16 Aug; Yateley, one, 23 Apr; one, 26 May; one, 08 Aug (JHH)

70.066 1746 Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in woodland, hedgerows, scrub and gardens throughout England and southern Scotland. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 31-35 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on Dog Rose and other species of wild rose, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1022533019512019
1169271019512019
1226030919512019
 
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Quantity
10541
11221
12441

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 24 Mar (CHic); Bonchurch, one, 06 Apr (JHa); Rookley, one, 02 Apr; one, field observation, 12 Apr (JBa); Shanklin, one, 07 Apr (IOu);
VC11: Romsey, one, 15 Mar (NRJ); Botley, one, to actinic, 01 Apr (SLB);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 17 Mar (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 16 Apr (DAS); Axmansford, one, to lighted window, 01 Apr (ACB); Fleet, one, 12 Apr (MHals)

70.067 1747 Streamer Anticlea derivata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in open woodland, hedgerows, gardens and scrub throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 30-34 mm. The deeply projecting outer cross-band separates Streamer from all similar species. Larva feeds on Dog Rose and other species of wild rose, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1018322619812019
111134121519512019
1247055919512019
 
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Quantity
1010112
1145442
1223262

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 08 Apr; one, 10 Apr; one, 24 Apr; one, 02 May (JHa); Rookley, one, to actinic, 08 Apr; one, field observation, 15 Apr (JBa); Shanklin, one, 16 Apr; two, 20 Apr; one, 21 Apr; one, 22 Apr (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 08 Apr (SDut); Woodlands, New Forest, 09 Apr (RBW); Ashurst, NF, 04 Apr; one, 03 May; one, 03 Apr; two, 04 Apr; one, 07 Apr; one, 18 Apr; one, 19 Apr; one, 20 Apr; one, 21 Apr; one, 22 Apr; one, 02 May; one, 03 May (SAB); Totton, one, 05 Apr; one, 06 Apr; one, 10 Apr; one, 11 Apr; one, 18 Apr; one, 19 Apr (LH); Romsey, one, 07 Apr (SC); one, 07 Apr; one, 12 Apr (SLay); one, 10 Apr (MB); Allbrook, one, 08 Apr; two, 10 Apr; one, 22 Apr (SI); Teg Down, one, to actinic, 25 Apr (EmPe); Fareham, one, 02 Apr; one, 15 Apr (ADT); one, 05 Apr; one, 09 Apr (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 09 Apr; one, to actinic, 10 Apr (SLB); Wickham, one, 23 Apr (JRDS); Portsmouth, one, 23 Apr; one, 26 Apr (IRT); Lovedean, one, 05 Apr; one, 09 Apr; one, 16 Apr; one, 27 Apr (ARJ); Northney, Hayling Island, 10 Apr; 06 May (JWP); Pennington, two, 07 Apr; one, 15 Apr (RFC);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 22 Apr; one, to actinic, 26 Apr (GCE); Crawley, one, 12 Apr (TNo); Teg Down, Winchester, one, 17 Apr (CKn); Harestock, one, to actinic, 28 Apr (GRog); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 09 Apr; one, to actinic, 10 Apr; two, to actinic, 11 Apr; one, to actinic, 16 Apr (DAS); Basingstoke, one, 06 Apr; one, 11 Apr; two, 12 Apr (DLev); Liss*, one, 27 Mar; two, 10 Apr; one, 11 Apr (LBe); Alton, one, to actinic, 09 Apr (DBO); one, to actinic, 11 Apr (NDP); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 08 Apr; one, to actinic, 10 Apr; one, to actinic, 11 Apr (ASto); Fleet, one, 29 Mar (MHals); Church Crookham, one, to actinic, 22 Apr; one, to actinic, 25 Apr (DDim)

70.068 1748 Beautiful Carpet Mesoleuca albicillata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in open broad-leaved woodland and mature hedgerows throughout much of England, Wales and southern Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread but scarce in deciduous and open coniferous woodland where there is a good growth of bramble. Wingspan 34-38 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Bramble, Dewberry, Raspberry and Hazel, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10222218562019
1115912218732019
12411819402018
 
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Quantity
11584

Record details:
VC11: Wickham Common, one, 01 Jul (KC); Wickham, one, 15 Jul; one, 16 Jul; one, 20 Jul; four, 31 Jul (JRDS)

70.069 1749 Dark Spinach Pelurga comitata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in rough ground, gardens and allotments throughout much of England, Wales and western Scotland, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight local and uncommon in coastal localities and inland on rough ground and in neglected corners of allotments. Wingspan 33-39 mm. The most likely confusion species is Northern Spinach Eulithis populata, however that species has two points on the distal projection of the postmedian fascia, whereas Dark Spinach has a single point. Larva feeds on Goosefoot and Orache, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1012718562016
11906919512019
12392219512016
 
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12221

Record details:
VC12: Whitehill, one, to actinic, 31 Jul (ASto); Yateley*, one, 08 Aug (JHH)

70.070 1745 Mallow Larentia clavaria (Haworth, 1809) - Common
Common on roadside verges, rough ground, gardens, marshes and river-banks throughout the British Isles, but absent from northern Scotland. Widespread and locally common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, especially along the coast and in the New Forest. Wingspan 36-40 mm. The most likely confusion species is Shaded Broad-bar Scotopteryx chenopodiata, which is smaller, has less deeply notched inner edge of central cross-band, and flies earlier in the year. Larva feeds on Common Mallow, Marsh-mallow, Tree-mallow and Hollyhock, over-wintering as an egg.
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10615218562018
1147089218912019
1226919512015
 
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Quantity
11134110
12111

Record details:
VC11: Portsmouth, one, 07 Oct; 10, 18 Oct; three, 19 Oct; seven, 20 Oct; five, 21 Oct; 10, 22 Oct; two, 26 Oct (IRT); Northney, Hayling Island, 11 Oct; 18 Oct; 19 Oct (JWP); Milford on Sea, one, 23 Oct (MMcM); Pennington, one, 21 Sep (RFC); Southsea, one, 24 Oct (JGe);
VC12: Wherwell*, one, to actinic, 17 Oct (GCE)

70.074 1777 July Highflier Hydriomena furcata (Thunberg, 1784) - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats, including coppiced woodland, fens, heathland, scrub, parks, gardens and moorland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 26-39 mm. The main confusion species, May Highflyer H. impluviata and Ruddy Highflyer H. ruberata, are largely over before July Highflyer begins to emerge; in addition, July Highflyer has a single apical streak, the other two species have two or three short, parallel apical streaks. Larva feeds on Hazel, Creeping Willow, Bilberry and Heather.
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Last
Record
10744293619762019
113111479119512019
121284286919492019
 
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Quantity
104220720
1148657
1246877

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Ningwood Common, 16 Jun, 6 (JMar) Latest: Shanklin, 19 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Haseley Manor, 06 Jul, 20 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Fareham, 09 Jun, 1 (ADT) Latest: East Tytherley, 10 Aug, 1 (GCE) Max count: West Meon, 31 Jul, 7 (F.M.G.)
VC12: Earliest: Fleet, 23 May, 1 (MHals) Latest: Crawley, 12 Aug, 1 (GCE) Max count: Harewood Forest, 23 Jul, 7 (GCE)

70.075 1778 May Highflier Hydriomena impluviata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in damp woodland, marshes, river-banks and other damp areas throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire, but scarce on the Isle of Wight, with only two records so far this century. Wingspan 30-34 mm. The main confusion species is Ruddy Highflyer H. ruberata, which is often reddish-brown and has a more westerly and northerly distribution, but grey forms of Ruddy Highflyer are difficult to distinguish from May Highflier. Larva feeds on Alder, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
Record
10434118562019
111251159819002019
1235762219512019
 
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Quantity
10342
1131353
1217192

Record details:
VC10: Haseley Manor, two, 28 May; Shanklin, one, 17 Jun (IOu); Sandown, one, to actinic, 28 May (JMar);
VC11: Ashurst, NF, one, 15 May (SAB); Totton, one, 22 Apr; one, 23 Apr; one, 30 May (LH); Lee, one, 23 May (CTh); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 18 May (JRMi); Romsey, one, 07 May; one, 09 May; three, 14 May; two, 17 May; one, 19 May; one, 24 May; one, 26 May; one, 28 May; one, 30 May (SLay); one, 20 May; one, 26 May (MB); one, 26 May (NRJ); Southampton, one, to actinic, 19 May; one, to actinic, 27 May; one, to actinic, 02 Jun; one, to actinic, 14 Jun (MGP); Allbrook, one, 20 May; two, 21 May (SI); Botley, one, to actinic, 02 Jun (SLB); Wickham, one, 09 May; one, 16 May; one, 19 May; one, 21 May; one, 25 May; one, 26 May (JRDS);
VC12: Crawley, one, 21 May (TNo); Overton, one, 20 May (MSi); Preston Candover, one, 12 Jul; one, 22 May (MJW); Basingstoke, one, 19 May (RHil); Pamber Forest, two, 18 May; one, 20 May; one, 25 May; one, 08 Jun (GJD); Liss, one, 16 May (LBe); Alton, one, to actinic, 21 May (DBO); Whitehill, one, 03 May; one, to actinic, 21 May (ASto); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 09 May; one, 19 May (ASw); Yateley, one, 19 May; two, 27 May (JHH)

70.077 1767 Pine Carpet Pennithera firmata (Hübner, [1822]) - Common
Common in pine woodland throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight probably the least common of the three widespread Thera species in the region. Wingspan 30-34 mm. For comparison with confusion species, click here. Larva feeds on Scots Pine and Corsican Pine.
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Last
Record
1037245318562019
112669358619512019
12712138419512019
 
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Quantity
1022323
111221889
126014413

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 03 May, 1 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 22 Oct, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 08 Jun, 3 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Dibden Purlieu, 09 May, 1 (RAC) Latest: Romsey, 15 Nov, 1 (NRJ) Max count: Brockwood, 17 Oct, 9 (SDut)
VC12: Earliest: Whitehill, 03 May, 1 (ASto) Latest: Whitehill, 07 Nov, 1 (ASto) Max count: Liss Forest, 18 Jul, 13 (RJM)

70.079 1769 Spruce Carpet Thera britannica (Turner, 1925) - Common
Common in coniferous woodland, plantations, parks and gardens throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight common and widespread. Wingspan 30-36 mm. For comparison with confusion species, click here. Larva feeds on Norway Spruce, Sitka Spruce, Scots Pine and Douglas Fir.
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Last
Record
1014314519432019
112335304119512019
12756122119512019
 
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Quantity
1013163
11991446
12711109

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 11 Apr, 1 (IOu) Latest: Afton Marsh, 28 Sep, 1 (IOu) Max count: Freshwater, 16 Sep, 3 (PBa)
VC11: Earliest: Dibden Purlieu, 09 Apr, 1 (RAC) Latest: Winchester, 21 Nov, 1 (THW) Max count: Kings Somborne, 16 Nov, 6 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Whitehill, 16 Apr, 1 (ASto) Latest: Crawley, 17 Nov, 1 (GCE) Max count: Beech, 22 Oct, 9 (NDP)

70.081 1768 Grey Pine Carpet Thera obeliscata (Hübner, [1787]) - Common
Common in coniferous woodland, plantations, parks and gardens throughout the British Isles; common and widespread in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 28-36 mm. For comparison with confusion species, click here. Larva feeds on coniferous trees, including Scots Pine, Norway Spruce, Douglas Fir, Lawson's Cypress and Leyland Cypress.
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Last
Record
1015621819572019
115115876319462019
121389354919512019
 
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Quantity
10981
111502047
1217469351

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Cranmore, 25 Apr, 0 (CHic) Latest: Parkhurst Forest, 16 Oct, 1 (IOu) Max count: Totland, 20 Sep, 1 (RTe)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 05 Apr, 1 (NRJ) Latest: Marchwood, 17 Nov, 1 (CTh) Max count: Brockwood, 23 May, 7 (SDut)
VC12: Earliest: Farnborough, 18 Mar, 1 (KBW) Latest: Hinton Ampner, 22 Nov, 1 (ASD) Max count: Whitehill, 15 Sep, 51 (ASto)

Basingstoke; 26/05/2020; Mike Wall
Basingstoke, 26/05/2020 (Mike Wall)
70.082 1771 Juniper Carpet Thera juniperata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common on chalk downland and in gardens, in much of southern England, North Wales and Cumbria, less commonly on moorland in upland areas of Scotland. Since the 1960s increasingly reported on cultivated juniper species in gardens throughout much of England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight very local on downland, but despite occasional records elsewhere, there is no real evidence that the species is taking to cultivated junipers in gardens, as it is in some other parts of the country. Wingspan 26-29 mm. The main confusion species is Cypress Carpet T. cupressata, but Juniper Carpet lacks the series of darks streaks near the apex of the forewing. Larva feeds on Juniper, especially Prostrate Juniper in upland areas, over-wintering as an egg.
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102019811990
1116819812006
1217919512013
 
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12111

Record details:
VC12: Liss Forest*, one, 08 Aug (RJM)

70.083 1771a Cypress Carpet Thera cupressata (Geyer, [1831]) - Local
Increasingly common in parks and gardens in parts of south-eastern England. First recorded in mainland Britain in 1984 in West Sussex, and now established across much of southern England. In Hampshire now locally common in the south of the county and on the Isle of Wight, appearing in North Hampshire for the first time in 2001, and with some regularity from 2006 onwards. Wingspan 28-32 mm. The main confusion species is Juniper Carpet T. juniperata, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Monterey Cypress.
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1026428119812019
112200264619762019
12474720012019
 
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1034402
111491844
1213131

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 09 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Freshwater Bay, 22 Nov, 1 (SDa) Max count: Bonchurch, 21 May, 2 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Totton, 16 May, 1 (LH) Latest: Fareham, 21 Nov, 1 (ADT) Max count: Brockwood, 11 Nov, 4 (SDut)
VC12: Earliest: Farnborough, 07 Jun, 1 (SBai) Latest: Yateley, 11 Dec, 1 (JHH) Max count: Harestock, 18 Nov, 1 (GRog)

70.084 1766 Blue-bordered Carpet Plemyria rubiginata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common but nowhere numerous, in damp woodland, hedgerows, scrub, orchards and gardens throughout lowland England and Wales; fairly well distributed in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 22-28 mm. Combination of white ground colour and blue-grey terminal band is distinctive. Larva feeds on Alder and Blackthorn, with which it appears to be particularly associated In southern England, over-wintering as an egg.
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1011714218562019
1177977718692019
1215417619402019
 
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Quantity
1010153
1121222
1218274

Record details:
VC10: Ningwood Common, one, to actinic, 16 Jun (JMar); Kingston*, two, 24 Jun (ENes); Haseley Manor, three, 06 Jul; Borthwood Copse, Winford, one, 23 Jun; Shanklin, one, 15 Jun; one, 17 Jun; two, 24 Jun; one, 25 Jun; two, 06 Jul (IOu); Broadley Copse, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (JBa);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 24 Jun (CTh); Ashurst, NF, one, 15 Jun (SAB); Totton, one, 14 Jun (LH); Romsey, one, 25 Jun (NRJ); Blackfield, one, to lighted window, 24 Jun (PGS); Southampton, one, to actinic, 15 Jun (MGP); Allbrook, one, 24 Jun (SI); Catisfield, one, 23 Jun (ALR); Fareham, one, 19 Jun (ADT); one, 16 Jun (IMcP); one, to actinic, 15 Jun; one, to actinic, 21 Jun; one, to actinic, 23 Jun (MLO); one, 24 Jun; one, 25 Jun (KJW); Wickham, two, 23 Jun (JRDS); Lovedean, one, 24 Jun (ARJ); Northney, Hayling Island, 17 Jun (JWP); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 23 Jun (APar); Burton, nr Christchurch, two, 23 Jun (JSw); Pennington, one, 01 Jul (RFC);
VC12: Goodworth Clatford, egg, four, field observation, 12 Dec; egg, two, field observation, 12 Dec (JRMo, MSL); Abbotts Ann, egg, one, field observation, 25 Nov; egg, one, field observation, 14 Nov (JRMo); Goodworth Clatford, egg, one, field observation, 12 Dec (JRMo, MSL); egg, two, field observation, 12 Nov; egg, two, field observation, 12 Nov; egg, three, field observation, 12 Nov (JRMo); Wherwell, one, to actinic, 29 Jun; Crawley, one, to actinic, 09 Jun; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; two, to actinic, 08 Jun (GCE); Overton, one, 25 Jun; one, 26 Jun (MSi); Basingstoke, one, 24 Jun (RHil); Alton, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (NDP)

70.085 1765 Barred Yellow Cidaria fulvata (Forster, 1771) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, calcareous grassland, hedgerows and gardens throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread, although less common than formerly, and normally associated with dog-rose in hedgerows on the chalk. Wingspan 25-30 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Dog-rose and Burnet Rose, as well as Cultivated Rose, over-wintering as an egg.
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1018822419512019
111260146919492019
1236532919512019
 
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1010164
1118192
12881

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 10 Jun (CHic); Ningwood Common, three, to actinic, 16 Jun (JMar); Kingston, four, 24 Jun (ENes); Parkhurst Forest, one, 29 Jun (IOu); Bonchurch, one, 20 Jun; one, 22 Jun (JHa); Rookley, two, to actinic, 24 Jun (JBa); Shanklin, one, 13 Jun; two, 24 Jun (IOu); Broadley Copse, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (JBa);
VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 11 Jun (GCE); Itchen: Peartree Green, one, 19 Jun (PAB); Botley, one, to actinic, 15 Jun (SLB); Wickham, one, 15 Jun (JRDS); East Cosham, one, 28 May (GGF); Portsmouth, one, 09 Jun; one, 10 Jun; one, 15 Jun; two, 18 Jun; two, 19 Jun; one, 20 Jun; one, 21 Jun (IRT); Lovedean, one, 01 Jun; one, 05 Jun; one, 13 Jun; one, 15 Jun (ARJ); Northney, Hayling Island, 08 Jun (JWP); Milford on Sea, one, 22 Jun (MMcM);
VC12: Over Wallop, one, 12 Jun (CM); Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 10 Jun; one, to actinic, 16 Jun; Crawley, one, to actinic, 09 Jun; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 22 Jun (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 31 May (DAS); Basingstoke, one, 23 Jun (RHil); Pamber Forest, one, 14 Jun (GJD)

70.086 1773 Broken-barred Carpet Electrophaes corylata (Thunberg, 1792) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, hedgerows, scrub, parks and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 27-21 mm. Easily recognised by the characteristic central band, which is pinched at the mid-point. Larva feeds on various broad-leaved trees and shrubs, including Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Downy Birch and Pedunculate Oak, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1018821219812019
111339154919452019
1256067219512019
 
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Quantity
1011143
1119181
1215172

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 04 May (CHic); Ningwood Common, one, to actinic, 16 Jun (JMar); Haseley Manor, one, 28 May; Shanklin, one, 08 May; two, 18 May; one, 20 May; three, 21 May; one, 02 Jun; one, 04 Jun; one, 07 Jun; two, 17 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 15 May (RBW); Romsey, one, 18 May (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 11 Jun; Ashley, one, to actinic, 23 Jun (GCE); Southampton, one, to actinic, 18 May (MGP); Allbrook, one, 21 May; one, 28 May (SI); Ashley, one, to actinic, 26 May (GCE); Fareham, one, 16 Jun (IMcP); one, to actinic, 17 Jun; one, to actinic, 19 Jun (MLO); one, 21 May (KJW); one, 09 May (RJD); Havant, one, 30 May (JGe); Wickham, one, 20 May; one, 21 May; one, 26 May; one, 12 Jun (JRDS); Milford on Sea, one, 08 May (MMcM);
VC12: Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 30 May; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 16 Jun; one, to actinic, 16 Jun; Barton Stacey, two, to actinic, 25 Jun (GCE); Beech, one, 19 May (NDP); Basingstoke, two, 20 May; one, 22 Jun (MJW); one, 24 May; one, 26 May (RHil); Liss, one, 16 May (LBe); Alton, one, to actinic, 16 May; one, to actinic, 21 May (BCA); one, to actinic, 21 May (DBO); one, to actinic, 23 Jun (NDP); Yateley, one, 26 May (JHH)

70.087 1752 Purple Bar Cosmorhoe ocellata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in hedgerows, scrub, woodland, calcareous grassland, heathland, sand-dunes and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 28-30 mm. Larva feeds on Heath and Hedge Bedstraw, over-wintering in a cocoon.
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1014012719512019
111270123419512019
1240139119512019
 
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Quantity
10572
1120213
1212176

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, two, 07 Aug; two, 20 Aug; one, to light, 08 Sep; Haseley Manor, one, 11 Aug; Shanklin, one, 26 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Godshill, NF, one, to actinic, 14 Aug; Hale Purlieu, one, to actinic, 13 Aug; three, to actinic, 13 Aug (MCu); Woodlands, New Forest, 09 Aug (RBW); Totton, one, 15 Jun; one, 18 Aug; one, 26 Aug (LH); Broughton, one, to actinic, 31 Aug; one, to actinic, 06 Aug; one, to actinic, 31 Aug (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, 06 Sep (RAC); Eastleigh, one, to actinic, 26 May (NGo); Winchester, one, 21 Aug (THW); Fareham, one, 30 May; one, 17 Sep (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 10 Jun (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 31 Jul (KC); Wickham, two, 21 May; one, 23 Aug (JRDS); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa);
VC12: Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 16 Aug; one, to actinic, 19 Jul; one, 30 May; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 14 Aug (GCE); Teg Down, Winchester, six, 05 Sep (CKn); Barton Stacey, two, to actinic, 14 Aug; one, to actinic, 11 Aug (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 31 Jul (DAS); Basingstoke, one, 01 Jun (DLev); Alton, one, to actinic, 20 Jun (NDP); Castle Bottom NNR, netted, 18 May (JHH); Fleet, one, 09 Jun (MHals)

70.089 1754 Phoenix Eulithis prunata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in gardens, allotments and woodland throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight appears to be one of the species which is benefiting from the increase in average summer temperatures in recent years, with a marked increase apparent in the last ten years. Wingspan 37-42 mm. Could be confused with a late flying Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata, which see. Larva feeds on Black Currant, Red Currant and Gooseberry, including cultivated plants, over-wintering as an egg.
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1018320319032019
111013103119512019
1240138019512019
 
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109123
11771
1215162

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, three, 07 Aug; Borthwood Copse, Winford, one, 23 Jun; Shanklin, one, 24 Jun; one, 25 Jun; one, 12 Jul; one, 22 Jul; one, 26 Jul; one, 30 Jul; two, 09 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Romsey, one, 08 Jul; one, 16 Jul (NRJ); Winchester, one, 31 Jul (THW); Teg Down, one, to actinic, 15 Jun (EmPe); Catisfield, one, 13 Jul (ALR); Fareham, one, 13 Jun (KJW); West Walk, one, 14 Aug (F.M.G.);
VC12: Wherwell, one, to actinic, 29 Jun; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 16 Jun; Crawley, one, to actinic, 21 Jul (GCE); Harestock, one, to actinic, 21 Jul (GRog); Beech, one, 19 Jun; two, 14 Jul (NDP); Basingstoke, one, field observation, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 26 Jun (JHu); one, 23 Jun; one, 12 Jul (RHil); Pamber Forest, one, 18 May (GJD); Chawton, one, 02 Jul (DAS); Alton, one, to actinic, 18 Jun; one, to actinic, 08 Jul (NDP); Fleet, one, 09 Jun (MHals)

70.090 1755 Chevron Eulithis testata (Linnaeus, 1761) - Common
Common on heathland, moorland, fens, sand-dunes and open woodland throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight frequent on heaths and boggy moorland in the New Forest and the north-east, and in suitable habitat elsewhere in the county and on the Island. Wingspan 35-40 mm. The most likely confusion species is Northern Spinach Eulithis populata, but in that species the media fascia of the forewing is less distinctly V-shaped and more jagged. Larva feeds on Sallow, Creeping Willow and Aspen, over-wintering as an egg.
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10705418562019
1141831519512018
1211415019512017
 
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Quantity
10100
119227
12363

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 01 Aug (CHic);
VC11: Hale Purlieu, seven, to actinic, 13 Aug; four, to actinic, 13 Aug (MCu); Acres Down, five, 08 Aug (CWlk); Shatterford, NF, one, 14 Jul (RBW, MWa); Pig Bush, NF, two, 18 Jul; Culverley, NF, one, 19 Jul (CL); Woodlands, New Forest, 14 Jul (RBW); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (RAC); West Meon, one, 31 Jul (F.M.G.);
VC12: Castle Bottom NNR, two, 16 Aug; three, to actinic, 16 Aug (JHH); Fleet, one, 06 Aug (AGi)

70.092 1757 Spinach Eulithis mellinata (Fabricius, 1787) - Common
Common in woodland, gardens and allotments throughout lowland Britain, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread, but much less common than formerly. Wingspan 33-38 mm. The main confusion species is Barred Straw E. pyraliata, which see. Larva feeds on Black and Red Currant, over-wintering as an egg.
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10331019432018
1145744019512019
12612119512018
 
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1161914

Record details:
VC11: Totton, 14, 02 Jun; one, 08 Jun; one, 13 Jun; one, 30 Jun; one, 01 Jul (LH); Botley, one, to actinic, 08 Jun (SLB)

70.093 1758 Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in gardens, hedgerows, roadside verges, woodland edges and scrubby grassland throughout the British Isles; common and well distributed in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 33-38 mm. The main confusion species is Spinach E. mellinata, with which it shares distinctive resting posture, but central band usually concolorous with forewing, and fringes of forewing plain, not chequered as in Spinach E. mellinata. Larva feeds on Cleavers and various bedstraws, over-wintering as an egg.
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1031345119812019
111434189419512019
12706108219512019
 
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Quantity
1034765
1163946
1244654

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 08 Jun, 2 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 26 Jul, 1 (IOu) Max count: Bonchurch, 24 Jun, 5 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Portsmouth, 05 Jun, 1 (IRT) Latest: Kings Somborne, 24 Jul, 1 (GCE) Max count: Portsmouth, 17 Jun, 6 (IRT)
VC12: Earliest: Beech, 08 Jun, 1 (NDP) Latest: Crawley, 21 Jul, 1 (GCE) Max count: Wherwell, 29 Jun, 4 (GCE)

70.094 1759 Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in woodland rides, gardens, hedgerows, calcareous grassland, heathland and fens, and on allotments and roadside verges throughout the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 29-34 mm. Occurs in two forms, one in which the central band is broken by a continuation of the notched proximal margin of the band, and one in which the central band in unbroken. Larva feeds on Rosebay Willowherb, Broad-leaved Willowherb, Great Willowherb and Enchanter's-nightshade, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1041564919512019
112465293219512019
12949124819512019
 
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Quantity
105212111
11881258
1255632

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 21 Apr, 1 (JHa) Latest: Freshwater, 12 Sep, 1 (PBa) Max count: Shanklin, 01 Aug, 11 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 23 Apr, 1 (NRJ) Latest: Fareham, 16 Sep, 1 (MLO) Max count: Wickham, 07 Aug, 8 (F.M.G.)
VC12: Earliest: Cheriton, 16 Apr, 1 (DAS) Latest: Crawley, 07 Sep, 1 (GCE) Max count: Crawley, 21 Jul, 2 (GCE)

70.095 1760 Red-green Carpet Chloroclysta siterata (Hufnagel, 1767) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, hedgerows, moorland and gardens throughout much of Britain and Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight has increased in numbers and extended its range in in recent years; once more or less confined to the New Forest, it is now widespread, especially in the south. Wingspan 30-36 mm. The most likely confusion species is Autumn Green Carpet C. miata, but that species is larger and paler, and the forewing usually lacks reddish-brown streaks. Larva feeds on Oak, Blackthorn, Apple, Wild Cherry, Japanese Cherry, Dog-rose and Rowan.
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1041980118562019
112643382219142019
121004191119442019
 
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Quantity
1017264
1114620110
1210219817

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 05 Apr, 1 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 17 Nov, 3 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 07 Nov, 4 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Bournemouth, 04 Feb, 0 (SaDa) Latest: Lovedean, 24 Nov, 1 (ARJ) Max count: Marchwood, 09 Nov, 10 (CTh)
VC12: Earliest: Sparsholt, 18 Mar, 1 (GCE) Latest: Church Crookham, 24 Nov, 1 (DDim) Max count: Axmansford, 17 Nov, 17 (ACB)

70.097 1764 Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata (Hufnagel, 1767) - Na
Common in a wide range of habitats, including gardens, parks, broad-leaved woodland, calcareous grassland, fens, heathland and moorland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and very common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 32-39 mm. Very variable, with some forms resembling corresponding forms of Dark Marbled Carpet C. citrata, which see for differences. Larva feeds on various woody plants, including Silver and Downy Birch, Bramble, Heather, Privet and Hawthorn.
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101310283719572019
11106721923519512019
123314647019512019
 
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Quantity
1010426916
113244347
121792498

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 08 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 24 Nov, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin Upper Chine, 02 Jun, 16 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Winchester, 18 Apr, 1 (THW) Latest: Kings Somborne, 16 Nov, 1 (GCE) Max count: Marchwood, 28 May, 7 (CTh)
VC12: Earliest: Basingstoke, 23 Apr, 1 (RHil) Latest: Crawley, 17 Nov, 1 (GCE) Max count: Alton, 15 Sep, 8 (CJP)

70.099 1774 Beech-green Carpet Colostygia olivata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in woodland and moorland throughout much of Scotland and north-western England, spreading into southern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight has long been known from the south coast of the Isle of Wight, and also bred unexpectedly in the Selborne area of North Hampshire from 1992 to 1997, but not since, possibly owing to destruction of its habitat. Wingspan 26-35 mm. Fairly distinctive, but like Green Carpet C. pectinataria fades to brownish-yellow with age. Larva feeds on Hedge Bedstraw, Lady's Bedstraw and Heath Bedstraw.
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10526319032019
1291019922006
 
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10111

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 01 Aug (JHa)

70.100 1776 Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria (Knoch, 1781) - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats, including gardens, hedgerows, roadside verges, calcareous grassland, heathland, open woodland and high moorland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 25-29 mm. A very distinctive moth, but prone to extreme fading, when can resemble White-pinion Spotted Lomographa bimaculata. Larva feeds on Hedge Bedstraw, Heath Bedstraw and Cleavers.
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10765134119772019
114281685619452019
122823747219512019
 
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Quantity
106013218
1113019226
1218239621

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Cranmore, 23 Apr, 0 (CHic) Latest: Walter's Copse, Newtown, 22 Sep, 2 (PBa) Max count: Haseley Manor, 28 May, 18 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Brockenhurst, 23 Apr, 1 (PDB) Latest: Ashurst, 20 Sep, 1 (NSK) Max count: Hen Wood, 04 Sep, 26 (F.M.G.)
VC12: Earliest: Overton, 25 Apr, 1 (ACr) Latest: Hammer Vale, Woolmer, 21 Sep, 1 (ASw) Max count: Pamber Forest, 25 May, 21 (GJD)

70.101 1775 Mottled Grey Colostygia multistrigaria (Haworth, 1809) - Common
Widely distributed throughout the British Isles on heathland, moorland, downland and woodland margins. In Hampshire and Isle of Wight scattered across the area, but never common and in small numbers. Perhaps overlooked due to its early flight season and nondescript appearance. Wingspan 26-31 mm. Mottled veins are the best distinction from other nondescript spring geometers, such as Early Tooth-striped Trichopteryx carpinata. Larva feeds on Lady's Bedstraw, Heath Bedstraw and Cleavers, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10435218562019
11484119512017
12221419512019
 
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Quantity
10221
11111
12111

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 15 Mar; one, 24 Mar (JHa);
VC11: Lovedean, one, check, 04 Apr (ARJ);
VC12: Over Wallop, one, 02 Apr (CM det. MJW)

Over Wallop; 02/04/2020; Chris Maple
Over Wallop, 02/04/2020 (Chris Maple)
70.103 1750 Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in damp woodland, scrub, hedgerows, high moorland, fens and gardens throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight generally rather uncommon, but widely distributed. Wingspan 32-38 mm. The main confusion species is Devon Carpet L. otregiata, which see for differences. Superficially similar to a number of other species, including Phoenix Eulithis prunata, but has a pair of small notches on basal edge of broad bar on forewing. Larva feeds on Lady's Bedstraw, Heath Bedstraw, Hedge Bedstraw and Cleavers, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10948819002019
1118627919512019
1217825719512019
 
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Quantity
10441
11331
12221

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 08 Apr; one, 10 Apr (JHa); Shanklin, one, 17 Mar; one, 02 Apr (IOu);
VC11: Botley Wood, one, 13 Mar (F.M.G. det. RJD); Havant, one, 25 May (JGe); Stroud, one, to artificial light, 15 Mar (RAl);
VC12: Ecchinswell, one, indoors, 24 Mar (MJN); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 27 May (ASw)

70.104 1751 Devon Carpet Lampropteryx otregiata (Metcalfe, 1917) - Nb
Localised in damp woodland insouthern and south-western England, and southern and western Wales. Formerly quite scarce, the 21st century has seen a range expansion from the south-west northwards to Cumbria, across the Midlands into East Anglia. In southern Hampshire, not uncommon in parts of the New Forest, along the edges of damp rides, but very scarce in the north. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 27-30 mm. Most likely to be confused with Water Carpet L. suffumata, but differentiable as below.


While the patterning and wing coloration are quite similar in Lampropteryx otregiata and suffumata, the latter is consistently 25% larger than otregiata, with the forewings having a much sharper apex. The mostly darker median fascia is narrower, its outer boundary forming sharp points on the veins m1 and m2, while this area is more rounded on otregiata. Significantly, suffumata flies almost a month earlier, so when fresh specimens of Devon Carpet are on the wing, Water Carpet will be almost over.

Larva feeds on Marsh Bedstraw and Fen Bedstraw, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1116420518002019
129719762018
 
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11221

Record details:
VC11: Hale Purlieu*, one, to actinic, 13 Aug (MCu); West Walk, one, 14 Aug (F.M.G.)

70.106 1799 Winter Moth Operophtera brumata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Extremely common, in woodland, parks and gardens throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight abundant throughout: the map shows an unjustified bias towards the New Forest. Wingspan male 28-33 mm, female wingless. For a comparison of this species and the closely related Northern Winter Moth, click here. Larva polyphagous on most broad-leaved trees and shrubs, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas, especially in orchards.
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1032998419772019
111782312919512019
128291217019512019
 
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Quantity
10124820
11257825
1215264220

Record details:
VC10: Western Yar Estuary, 20, at dusk, 01 Jan (IOu); Cranmore, to actinic, 06 Jan; to actinic, 23 Nov (CHic); one, field observation, 10 Nov (KNow det. JBa); Bonchurch, one, 02 Jan; one, 19 Jan; one, 11 Dec (JHa); Shanklin, three, 08 Jan; 10, 10 Nov; eight, 17 Nov; two, 24 Nov; one, to lighted window, 27 Nov (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 26 Oct (SDut); Woodlands, New Forest, 19 Dec (RBW); Totton, one, 02 Jan; one, 17 Oct (LH); Stanbrige Earls, two, to actinic, 13 Dec (JRMi); Timsbury, one, to a lighted window, 20 Jan (TRa); Romsey, one, 12 Jan (NRJ); Allbrook, one, to actinic, 17 Nov (SI); Botley Wood, one, 24 Jan; 25, 20 ♂s, 11 Dec; 10, 11 Dec (F.M.G.); Fareham, two, field observation, 14 Dec (MLO); Botley, one, to actinic, 02 Jan; one, to actinic, 03 Jan; one, to actinic, 11 Jan; two, to actinic, 19 Dec; one, to actinic, 20 Dec; one, to actinic, 21 Dec; one, to actinic, 17 Dec; one, to actinic, 20 Dec (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 19 Nov (KC); Hayling Island, 20, 01 Jan (JWa); Northney, Hayling Island, 27 Dec (JWP); Horndean, one, to artificial light, 01 Dec; one, to actinic, 15 Dec (PHog);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 05 Jan (GCE); two, to actinic, 11 Dec (SLE det. GCE); Whitchurch, larva, one, field observation, caterpillar that was found amongst some rose petals I think it might be Winter Moth - have been trying to identify it since seeing it, 22 May (SBr); Ecchinswell, one, to artificial light, 27 Nov; one, to artificial light, 02 Dec; three, to artificial light, 03 Dec (MJN); Smithley's Copse, Axmansford, 220, field observation, 13 Dec (ACB); Pamber Forest, two, field observation, 18 Dec; 12, 11 Dec (GJD); Alton, one, to lighted window, 27 Nov (BCA); Longmoor Camp, Greatham, two, field observation, 17 Dec (GJD); Church Crookham, three, to actinic, 18 Nov; one, to actinic, 25 Nov; five, to actinic, 11 Dec; nine, to actinic, 14 Dec (DDim)

70.107 1795 November Moth Epirrita dilutata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens throughout much of the British Isles, but problems in identifying individuals to specific status mean that all Epirrita species are under-recorded. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common. Wingspan 38-44 mm. One of four very similar species of Epirrita found in the UK, which are generally separable only by dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds on various broad-leaved trees and shrubs, including Oak, Birch, Elm, Sallow, Aspen, Ash, Hazel, Hawthorn and Blackthorn, over-wintering as an egg.
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1018465019812019
11692205819512019
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1061910
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12221

Record details:
VC10: Upper Hyde, larva, one, field observation, on Blackthorn, 01 May; Shanklin, larva, one, field observation, 04 May; three, 18 Oct; three, gen det, 19 Oct; 10, 22 Oct; one, at dusk, 07 Nov (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 18 Oct (RBW); Romsey, one, gen det, 10 Oct; three, gen det, 07 Nov; two, gen det, 10 Nov (MB); Botley Wood, five, ♂s, gen det, 23 Oct (F.M.G.);
VC12: Liss Forest, one, gen det, 24 Oct (RJM); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 19 Oct (ASw)

70.108 1796 Pale November Moth Epirrita christyi (Allen, 1906) - Common
Common in mature beech woodland throughout much of England and southern Scotland, but problems in identifying individuals to specific status mean that all Epirrita species are under-recorded. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight the least common of the three Epirrita species to occur in the region. Wingspan 38-42 mm. One of four very similar species of Epirrita found in the UK, which are generally separable only by dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds on various broad-leaved trees and shrubs, including Beech, Elm, Birch, Alder, Hazel, Sallow and Hawthorn, over-wintering as an egg.
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1011519512019
117620019512019
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VC11: Botley Wood, four, ♂s, gen det, 23 Oct; three, ♂s, gen det, 23 Oct (F.M.G.); Portsmouth, one, 20 Oct; one, 10 Nov (IRT)

70.109 1797 Autumnal Moth Epirrita autumnata (Borkhausen, 1794) - Common
Common in open woodland, woodland rides, birch woodland, gardens and scrub throughout much of the British Isles, but problems in identifying individuals to specific status mean that all Epirrita species are under-recorded. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common. Wingspan 40-44 mm. One of four very similar species of Epirrita found in the UK, which are generally separable only by dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds on various broad-leaved trees and shrubs, including Silver Birch, Downy Birch, Alder and Heather, over-wintering as an egg.
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106419642019
1119446819512019
12231119512011
 
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VC11: Botley Wood, one, ♂, gen det, 23 Oct (F.M.G.)

70.111 1875 Small White Wave Asthena albulata (Hufnagel, 1767) - Common
Common in ancient and mature broad-leaved woodland throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight the species declined alarmingly from the middle of the 20th Century. In the 1940s, it used to be so common as to be described as 'literally swarming', but a 1992 sighting in Barry Goater's Chandlers Ford garden was the only record there for many years in an area where it was previously common. Still relatively widespread on the Isle of Wight, and in the woodlands inland of Southampton with scattered records elsewhere. Wingspan 20-22 mm. Distinguished from superficially similar species by small size and pure white ground colour. Larva feeds on Hazel, Hornbeam, Silver Birch, Downy Birch and Wild Rose, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1016526519512019
11637102219512019
1221327519512019
 
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1020294
11551
126115

Record details:
VC10: Parkhurst Forest, two, 29 Jun; two, 28 Jul; Haseley Manor, four, 09 Jun; Shanklin, one, 16 Apr; one, 27 Apr; two, 28 Apr; one, 03 May; Sibden Hill, one, at dusk, 05 May; Shanklin, one, 21 May; one, 15 Jun; one, 16 Jul; one, 17 Jul; one, 22 Jul; two, 26 Jul; one, 29 Jul; two, 02 Aug; one, 03 Aug; two, 05 Aug; one, 06 Aug; one, 08 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Romsey, one, 08 May (MB); one, 06 May (NRJ); Fareham, one, to actinic, 17 Jun (MLO); Lovedean, one, 09 Aug; one, 15 Aug (ARJ);
VC12: Crawley, one, to actinic, 21 Jul; one, to actinic, 17 May (GCE); Axmansford, one, 09 May (ACB det. GJD); Pamber Forest, two, 31 Jul; one, 07 Aug (GJD); Ackender Woods, five, netted, 29 Apr (BCA)

70.112 1874 Dingy Shell Euchoeca nebulata (Scopoli, 1763) - Local
Local in damp woodland, marshes and on river-banks throughout much of England and Wales. Widespread and common in Hampshire, but scarce on the Isle of Wight, with only one record so far this century. Wingspan 23-25 mm. Always rests with wings closed, when appears remarkably similar to Rannoch Looper Itame brunneata, with which there is no overlap of range in Britain. Larva feeds on Alder, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10303719342019
1172584419512019
1223430519402019
 
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10441
1114152
1219255

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 16 Jul (SDa); Haseley Manor, one, gen det, 06 Jul; Shanklin, one, 17 Jul; one, 09 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 16 Jul (RBW); Totton, one, 04 Aug (LH); Romsey, one, 24 Jun (SC); one, 24 Jun (SLay); one, 16 Jul; one, 08 Aug; one, 14 Sep (MB); West End, two, 16 Jul (PAB); Allbrook, one, 07 Jul (SI); Warsash, one, 30 May (MGre); Wickham, one, 07 Aug (F.M.G.); two, 23 Jun; one, 29 Jun; one, 01 Jul (JRDS);
VC12: Ecchinswell*, two, to actinic, 08 Aug; one, to actinic, 11 Aug (MTa, CSu); Basingstoke, one, 16 Jul (RHil); Pamber Forest, one, 06 Aug; one, 25 May; one, 15 Jun; two, 23 Jun; one, 08 Jul; one, 31 Jul; one, 06 Aug; five, 07 Aug; one, 10 Aug (GJD); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 23 Jun; one, 10 Jul; one, 28 Jul; one, 01 Aug; one, 09 Aug; one, 15 Aug (ASw); Yateley, one, 19 May (JHH)

70.114 1876 Small Yellow Wave Hydrelia flammeolaria (Hufnagel, 1767) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland and hedgerows throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and fairly frequent in areas where Field Maple occurs, and apparently able to colonise even isolated trees. Wingspan 20-22 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Field Maple, Sycamore and Alder, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1023256119812019
111083113519512019
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1114152
12771

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VC10: Bonchurch, one, 26 May; one, 30 May; one, 11 Jun; one, 19 Jun; one, 20 Jun; one, 22 Jun; five, 24 Jun; nine, 25 Jun; one, 12 Jul (JHa); Haseley Manor, one, 28 May; Shanklin, one, 01 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Romsey, two, 24 Jun (SLay); one, 02 Jun (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 21 May; one, to actinic, 26 May (GCE); Winchester, one, 07 Jul (THW); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 26 May (GCE); Wickham, one, 07 Aug (F.M.G.); Dundridge, one, 20 Jun (DTr); Wickham Common, one, 07 Aug (KC); Wickham, one, 13 Jun; one, 23 Jun; one, 28 Jun; one, 15 Jul (JRDS);
VC12: Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (GCE); Crawley, one, 25 Jun (TNo); one, to actinic, 30 Jun; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 12 Jul; one, to actinic, 12 Jul (GCE); Pamber Forest, one, 18 May; one, 23 Jun (GJD)

70.117 1878 Drab Looper Minoa murinata (Scopoli, 1763) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in ancient woodland and woodland clearings in southern England and the Welsh Marches, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire extremely local in certain mature deciduous woods, flying by day in open, sunlit glades where the foodplant flourishes. The remaining strongholds are now Pamber, Harewood Forest and Bentley Wood; it has not been seen for many years in Crab Wood/West Wood. There are no recent records from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 18-23 mm. An unmistakable, but nondescript, day-flying moth. Larva feeds on Wood Spurge, over-wintering as a pupa.
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102019091960
1110736619002019
1228596518002017
 
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VC12: one, field observation, 02 May; one, field observation, 04 May; one, field observation, 14 May; two, field observation, 05 Aug (GJD)

70.118 1791 Brown Scallop Philereme vetulata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in woodland, scrub, hedgerows and fens in southern England and south Wales, north to Cumbria; widely distributed in most of Hampshire, but largely absent from the New Forest, where the foodplant does not grow, and known on the Isle of Wight only from the area around Cranmore. Wingspan 26-32 mm. A nondescript, rather plain, light brown moth, with numerous faint, dentate cross-lines; outer edge of forewing and, especially, hindwing scalloped. Larva feeds on Buckthorn, over-wintering as an egg.
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10222219492018
1116215319492019
1234853719512019
 
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1230516

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VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 23 Jun; Ashley, two, to actinic, 23 Jun; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jun; one, to actinic, 15 Jun (GCE); Dibden Purlieu*, one, to actinic, 20 Jun (RAC); Winchester, one, 23 Jun (THW); Teg Down, one, to actinic, 17 Jun (EmPe);
VC12: Wherwell, one, to actinic, 29 Jun; two, to actinic, 29 Jun; Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 16 Jun; one, to actinic, 14 Jul; one, to actinic, 16 Jun; one, to actinic, 16 Jun (GCE); Crawley, one, 25 Jun (TNo); one, to actinic, 30 Jun; one, to actinic, 30 Jun; Barton Stacey, two, to actinic, 25 Jun; six, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 08 Jun; five, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 22 Jun; two, to actinic, 08 Jun; five, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; five, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 12 Jul; Wonston, one, to actinic, 17 Jul; Wonston , one, to actinic, 17 Jul; one, to actinic, 17 Jul (GCE); Ecchinswell, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (MTa, CSu); Basingstoke, one, 24 Jun; two, 26 Jun; one, 30 Jun (MJW); Pamber Forest, one, 25 Jun (GJD); Alton, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (NDP); Castle Bottom NNR, one, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD)

70.119 1792 Dark Umber Philereme transversata (Hufnagel, 1767) - Local
Local in woodland, scrub, hedgerows and fens throughout England and south Wales; widespread and common throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 31-40 mm. Characterised by combination of broad cross-band, projecting sharply at distal edge, near to the costa, and broadly scalloped outer edge to forewing and, especially, hindwing. Larva feeds on Buckthorn and Alder Buckthorn, over-wintering as an egg.
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10161519892018
1124728519512019
1241344719402019
 
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11661
1218212

Record details:
VC10: Haseley Manor, two, 06 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 22 Jul; one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Allbrook, one, 14 Jul (SI); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Wickham Common, one, 16 Jul (KC); West Meon, one, 31 Jul (F.M.G.);
VC12: Wherwell, one, to actinic, 29 Jun; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 16 Jun; one, to actinic, 14 Jul; Crawley, one, to actinic, 30 Jun; Barton Stacey, two, to actinic, 12 Jul; two, to actinic, 12 Jul (GCE); Harestock, one, to actinic, 08 Jul (GRog); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 25 Jun; two, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 22 Jun; Wonston, one, to actinic, 17 Jul; Wonston , one, to actinic, 17 Jul; one, to actinic, 17 Jul (GCE); Beech, one, 30 Jun (NDP); Basingstoke, one, 30 Jun (MJW); one, to actinic, 01 Jul (JHu); Pamber Forest, one, 23 Jun (GJD); Alton, one, to actinic, 08 Jul (NDP)

70.121 1789 Scallop Shell Rheumaptera undulata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in damp woodland and scrub throughout much of England, southern Scotland and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread but always uncommon. Wingspan 32-40 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Sallow, Aspen and Bilberry, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10998919292019
1142734919512019
1217514419512019
 
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10452
1110101
12331

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, two, 16 Jul (SDa); Brook, one, 16 Jul; Haseley Manor, one, 28 May; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 21 May (IOu);
VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul (GCE); Allbrook, one, 23 Jun (SI); Titchfield Haven NNR, one, 17 Jul (F.M.G.); Wickham, one, 15 Jul; one, 16 Jul; one, 21 Jul (JRDS); Milford on Sea, one, 17 Jul (MMcM); Pennington, one, 24 Jun (RFC);
VC12: Beech*, one, 14 Jul (NDP); Pamber Forest, one, 30 May; one, 17 Jun (GJD)

70.126 1781 Small Waved Umber Horisme vitalbata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in open woodland, scrub and hedgerows throughout England. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 30-35 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Traveller's-joy, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1024033118562019
11995125019402019
1275996719512019
 
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108156
1127344
1223242

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, six, 07 Aug (IOu); Wheelers Bay, two, 06 Aug (ABu); Bonchurch, one, 09 May; one, 08 Jun; one, 15 Jun; one, 17 Jun (JHa); Shanklin, one, 14 Aug; Bembridge Fort, two, 06 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Jul; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 21 May; Broughton, two, to actinic, 06 Aug; one, to actinic, 06 Aug; Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Jul; one, to actinic, 22 Jul; Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 26 May; one, to actinic, 07 Aug; four, to actinic, 15 Jul; one, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 15 Jul; two, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Bitterne, one, 08 Aug (PAB); Allbrook, one, 16 Jul; one, 09 Aug (SI); Winchester, one, 14 Jul; one, 24 Jul; one, 31 Jul (THW); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Teg Down, one, to actinic, 15 May; one, to actinic, 17 Jul (EmPe); Fareham, one, to actinic, 08 Aug (MLO); Hilltop, The Hangers, two, 01 Aug (SI); Portsmouth, one, 10 Aug (IRT); Lovedean, one, 21 May (ARJ);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 18 Apr; Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 16 Aug; one, to actinic, 19 Jul; one, to actinic, 16 Aug; one, to actinic, 30 May; one, to actinic, 30 May; Wherwell, one, to actinic, 19 Jul; one, to actinic, 29 Jul; Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 23 May; Chilbolton, two, to actinic, 14 Jul; Crawley, one, to actinic, 12 Aug; one, to actinic, 12 Aug; one, to actinic, 17 May; one, to actinic, 17 May; one, to actinic, 30 Jul; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 27 May (GCE); Harestock, one, to actinic, 03 Jun (GRog); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 14 Aug (GCE); Overton, one, 02 May (ACr); Beech, one, 05 Aug (NDP); Fleet, one, 30 May (MHals)

70.127 1782 Fern Horisme tersata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in open woodland and hedgerows, and on downland and calcareous grassland throughout much of southern England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight like Small Waved Umber H. vitalbata, depends upon Clematis, but unlike this species, has declined considerably in recent years, and is seen most frequently on the downs. Wingspan 31-36 mm. Characterised by streak on dorsum at one third, and streak on abdomen, which together form a single streak when the moth is in its natural resting posture, but see the recently discovered close relative Cryptic Fern H. radicaria which could potentially turn up in our area. Larva feeds on Traveller's-joy and Cultivated Clematis.
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1015125719742019
1149164219402019
1247047819452019
 
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107114
119123
1227302

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, four, 07 Aug; two, 20 Aug (IOu); Freshwater Cliffs, one, 09 Jul; one, 16 Jul (SDa); Bonchurch, one, 08 Jun; one, 22 Jun; one, 12 Jul (JHa);
VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 23 Jun; Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Jul; one, to actinic, 23 Jun; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jul; one, to actinic, 07 Aug; two, to actinic, 08 Sep; Ashley, one, to actinic, 15 Jun (GCE); Hilltop, The Hangers, one, 01 Aug (SI); Hen Wood, three, 24 Jul (F.M.G.);
VC12: Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 30 May; one, to actinic, 16 Aug; one, to actinic, 06 Sep; one, to actinic, 06 Sep; one, to actinic, 16 Aug; Wherwell, two, to actinic, 29 Jun; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 16 Jun (GCE); Crawley, one, 03 Jul (TNo); one, to actinic, 30 Jun; one, to actinic, 30 Jun; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 12 Jul (GCE); Harestock, one, to actinic, 31 Jul (GRog); Barton Stacey, two, to actinic, 12 Jul; one, to actinic, 12 Jul; Wonston, one, to actinic, 17 Jul (GCE); Beech, one, 23 Jun; Alton, one, to actinic, 28 May; one, to actinic, 20 Jun; one, to actinic, 21 Jun; one, to actinic, 06 Jul; one, to actinic, 07 Jul; two, to actinic, 08 Jul; one, to actinic, 11 Jul; one, to actinic, 15 Jul; one, to actinic, 17 Jul; one, to actinic, 20 Jul (NDP); Fleet*, one, 01 Aug (MHals)

70.1271 Cryptic Fern Horisme radicaria (La Harpe, 1855) - Migrant
Very closely related to the more common and widespread Fern H. tersata, H. radicaria was added to the British list from a specimen taken in East Sussex on 22 May 2019, and a number more from East Sussex and Kent in 2020 indicate that it is now resident locally in those two counties; retrospective records from East Sussex in 1990 and Kent in 2004 and 2007 make it probable that it has been present for a number of years. The species does appear to have experienced a north and westward range expansion on the near continent, so its arrival may be relatively recent. The first for our area were recorded on Hayling Island in 2020. See Clancy and Smith in Atropos: 66 for more details.

Adults should be photographed and retained for dissection, as distinguishing features between radicaria and tersata are subtle, especially if the moth is worn. The above quoted article has full details, but in summary radicaria has a longer, more defined apical streak, stronger cross-lines and darker forewing tone. Like its congener, the larval foodplant is Traveller's-joy Clematis vitalba. Both species are double-brooded in Britain, found between May and early September.
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VC11: New Vice-county Record: Northney, Hayling Island*, one, 08 Aug; one, 11 Aug (JWP det. RJD)

East Kent; 08/05/2020; Dave Shenton
East Kent, 08/05/2020 (Dave Shenton)
70.128 1784 Pretty Chalk Carpet Melanthia procellata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens, on calcareous soils throughout southern England, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly frequent on the chalk, but absent from much of the New Forest and the far north of the county, and has shown a decline in recent years. Wingspan 35-43 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on Traveller's-joy, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1042881819702019
1135748219492019
1227025819402019
 
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10266915
11583
12672

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, 15, 07 Aug; six, 20 Aug; two, to light, 08 Sep (IOu); Wheelers Bay, one, 30 Jul (ABu); Bonchurch, one, 02 May; one, 08 May; two, 09 May; one, 18 May; two, 21 May; one, 25 May; three, 26 May; four, 27 May; one, 29 May; two, 30 May; one, 02 Jun; two, 07 Jun; three, 08 Jun; one, 11 Jun; three, 15 Jun; two, 17 Jun; three, 19 Jun; two, 20 Jun; two, 22 Jun; three, 24 Jun; four, 25 Jun (JHa); Shanklin, one, 21 May (IOu);
VC11: Broughton, one, to actinic, 06 Aug; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 26 May; three, to actinic, 26 May; two, to actinic, 08 Sep (GCE); Hen Wood, one, 04 Sep (F.M.G.);
VC12: Broughton, one, to actinic, 29 May; Wherwell, two, to actinic, 29 Jul; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 15 Sep (GCE); Crawley, one, 30 May; one, 12 Aug (TNo); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 11 Aug (GCE)

70.129 1863 Dentated Pug Anticollix sparsata (Treitschke, 1828) - Na
Nationally scarce (Na) in damp woodland, fens and marshes, in isolated colonies from Somerset to Yorkshire. In Hampshire very local in marshy woodland amongst the foodplant, and pretty much confined to the New Forest and east Dorset heaths. Formerly very rare on the Isle of Wight, a colony was discovered at Afton Marsh in 2010 where it is obviously well established. Wingspan 20-24 mm. More likely to be confused with Brown Scallop Philereme vetulata than any of the other pug species. Larva feeds on flowers and leaves of Yellow Loosestrife, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10206719332019
11888018002019
12305519002013
 
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VC11: Romsey, one, 24 Jun (SLay)

70.130 1870 Chimney Sweeper Odezia atrata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common on chalk downland, unimproved limestone grassland, hedgerows and woodland edges throughout much of northern England and Scotland; much more local in southern England, mainly in the west. In Hampshire locally frequent on Martin Down, Porton Down, Cholderton and the Stockbridge/Farley Mount area, but has almost disappeared from the New Forest. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1856. Wingspan 27-30 mm. An unmistakable, day-flying moth. Larva feeds on flowers and seeds of Pignut, over-wintering as an egg.
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101018561856
11161219512012
126427919812015
 
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12243

Record details:
VC12: Martin Down NNR, three, field observation, 01 Jun (PEH); Ashford Hill Meadows NNR, one, field observation, 27 May (LCu)

70.131 1809 Twin-spot Carpet Mesotype didymata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common on moorland and woodland in the uplands, and on grassland and roadside verges in the lowlands throughout much of Britain and Ireland, but infrequent in southern-eastern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight now local and rare, having been much more common in the past. Wingspan 24-32 mm. Larva feeds on Bilberry, Heather, Sallow, Greater Stitchwort, Red Campion, Broad-leaved Willowherb, Great Willowherb and Cow Parsley, over-wintering as an egg.
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1015418562012
11666419512019
12498819512018
 
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Quantity
11111
12353

Record details:
VC11: Romsey, one, 09 May (SLay);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 23 Jun; three, 08 Jul; one, 13 Jul (GJD)

70.132 1802 Rivulet Perizoma affinitata (Stephens, 1831) - Common
Common in open woodland, hedgerows, roadside verges and chalk downland throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight local and rather uncommon in open woodland where the foodplant flourishes. Wingspan 24-30 mm. The most likely confusion species is Small Rivulet P. alchemillata, which is smaller and has two teeth on the extension of the dark basal area into the white band; Rivulet has a single tooth. Larva feeds on Red Campion, over-wintering as a pupa.
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109811218562019
111199419512019
121039519512017
 
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Quantity
1023415
11751

Record details:
VC10: Rookley, two, to actinic, 21 May (JBa); Haseley Manor, two, 28 May; one, 11 Aug; Shanklin, one, 22 Apr; one, 03 May; two, 08 May; one, 09 May; two, 17 May; two, 18 May; one, 19 May; five, 21 May; three, 25 May; five, 26 May; one, 30 May; one, 01 Jun; one, 15 Jun; one, 17 Jun; two, 24 Jun; one, 22 Jul; one, 30 Jul; one, 07 Aug; one, 09 Aug; Sandpit Copse, three, 20 May (IOu);
VC11: Furze Hill, NF, 19 Jul (RBW, MWa); one, 20 Jul; Woodlands, New Forest, 19 Jul (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 27 May (SAB); Romsey, one, 31 Jul (SC); Allbrook, one, 09 May (SI); Wickham, one, 06 Aug (JRDS)

70.133 1803 Small Rivulet Perizoma alchemillata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in open woodland, woodland rides, hedgerows, chalk downland, gardens and waste ground throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight generally distributed and usually rather more common than P. affinitata. Wingspan 22-24 mm. The most likely confusion species is Rivulet P. affinitata, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Common Hemp-nettle and Hedge Woundwort, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10523319032019
111762208219512019
12954147219512019
 
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1011143
1148645
1222282

Record details:
VC10: Parkhurst Forest, one, 29 Jun; Haseley Manor, one, 28 May; Shanklin, two, 09 May; one, 15 May; one, 17 May; one, 21 May; one, 23 May; one, 26 May; three, 01 Jun; one, 02 Jun; one, 08 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Furze Hill, NF, 19 Jul; Ditchend Brook, Newfoundland, NF, 30 Jul (RBW, MWa); Furze Hill, NF, one, 20 Jul; Woodlands, New Forest, 09 Jul (RBW); Totton, one, 09 Aug (LH); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 02 Aug; one, to actinic, 06 Aug; one, to actinic, 23 Aug (JRMi); Romsey, three, 18 Jul; one, 11 Aug (MB); one, 14 Jul; two, 16 Jul; one, 12 Aug (NRJ); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 31 Jul (RAC); Allbrook, two, 16 Jul; one, 08 Aug; two, to actinic, 12 Aug; one, 17 Aug (SI); Winchester, one, 17 Jul (THW); Titchfield Haven NNR, one, 17 Jul (F.M.G.); Fareham, one, to actinic, 08 Aug (MLO); Wickham, five, 07 Aug (F.M.G.); Botley, one, to actinic, 13 Aug (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 23 Jul (KC); Wickham, one, 16 Jul; two, 18 Jul; one, 20 Jul; one, 22 Jul; one, 23 Jul; one, 29 Jul; three, 30 Jul; two, 31 Jul; one, 01 Aug; one, 02 Aug; one, 06 Aug; one, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 11 Aug; one, 14 Aug (JRDS); Portsmouth, one, 18 Jul (IRT); Lovedean, one, 18 Jul; one, 20 Jul; one, 30 Jul; one, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug (ARJ); West Meon, four, 31 Jul; Hen Wood, four, 24 Jul (F.M.G.);
VC12: Crawley, one, 25 Jun (TNo); Burghclere, one, 01 Aug (PBl); Preston Candover, two, 12 Jul (MJW); Axmansford, two, 23 Jul; two, 05 Aug (ACB); Beech, two, 02 Aug (NDP); Preston Candover, two, 07 Aug; Basingstoke, one, 31 Jul (MJW); one, 29 Jul (RHil); Pamber Forest, two, 24 Jul; one, 31 Jul; one, 07 Aug (GJD); Liss, one, 31 Jul (LBe); Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, 01 Aug (RJM); Alton, one, to actinic, 08 Aug (DBO); one, to actinic, 05 Aug (NDP); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 30 Jul (ASto); South Warnborough, one, 22 Jul (DLee); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 28 Jul (ASw); Fleet, one, 15 Jul (MHals); Farnborough, one, 17 Jul (KBW); Yateley, one, 31 Jul (JHH)

70.134 1804 Barred Rivulet Perizoma bifaciata (Haworth, 1809) - Local
Local on chalk downland and other habitats on calcareous soils, including woodland rides and waste ground, in England, Wales and southern Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight found wherever the foodplant grows, which is mainly on the chalk, with occasional wanderers elsewhere. Wingspan 20-26 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on seeds of Red Bartsia, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10181318562015
1116512719512019
12889919402018
 
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11331

Record details:
VC11: Romsey, one, 11 Aug (MB); Fareham, one, to actinic, 11 Aug (MLO); Lovedean, one, 30 Jul (ARJ)

70.137 1807 Grass Rivulet Perizoma albulata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local on calcareous grassland, sand-hills and coastal shingle throughout the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Local on good quality grassland, particularly on the downs, in Hampshire but quite rare in the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 20-26 mm. Paler than most Perizoma species, and lacking the two dark spots on the sub-terminal fascia of Twin-spot Carpet P. didymata. Larva feeds on seeds of Yellow-rattle, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1010118562009
1115323319512019
1210012819512019
 
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11462
12331

Record details:
VC11: Ashley, two, to actinic, 15 Jun; one, to actinic, 26 May; two, to actinic, 26 May (GCE); Botley, one, to actinic, 04 Jun (SLB);
VC12: Crawley, one, to actinic, 09 Jun; one, to actinic, 09 Jun (GCE); Beggarwood LNR, one, field observation, 13 Jun (DLev)

70.138 1808 Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata (Thunberg, 1792) - Common
Common in open woodland, woodland rides, woodland edges, woodland clearings, mature hedgerows, calcareous grassland and sand-dunes throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight this species used to be common in areas of open woodland with a strong growth of the foodplant, but has decreased considerably, with little evidence of recovery. Wingspan 26-32 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on flowers and seeds of Red Campion and White Campion, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
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1016224219812019
1144444119442019
1216013119512019
 
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104010915
11331
12441

Record details:
VC10: Kingston, four, 24 Jun; two, 01 Jul; one, 02 Jul; three, 06 Jul; one, 16 Jul; one, 29 Jul (ENes); Wheelers Bay, one, 26 May (ABu); Bonchurch, two, 26 May; one, 11 Jun; one, 20 Jun (JHa); Rookley, one, to actinic, 01 May; one, 08 Jun (JBa); Haseley Manor, 13, 09 Jun; 13, 06 Jul; Borthwood Copse, Winford, eight, 23 Jun; Shanklin, one, 15 May; one, 17 May; one, 18 May; one, 21 May; one, 26 May; one, 30 May; one, 01 Jun; three, 02 Jun; two, 08 Jun; two, 12 Jun; four, 13 Jun; two, 14 Jun; two, 15 Jun; one, 16 Jun; four, 17 Jun; one, 21 Jun; 15, 24 Jun; three, 25 Jun; one, 01 Jul; one, 06 Jul; one, 08 Jul; one, 12 Jul; one, 20 Jul; Borthwood Copse, Winford, two, 23 Jun; Sandpit Copse, three, 20 May (IOu);
VC11: Totton, one, 23 Jun (LH); Allbrook, one, 07 May (SI); Pennington, one, 24 Jun (RFC);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 17 Jun (GJD); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 30 May (ASto); Yateley, one, 26 May; one, netted, 25 May (JHH)

Larentiinae (Eupetheciini)

70.141 1862 Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Haworth, 1809) - Common
Common in parks, gardens, hedgerows, roadside verges, heathland, moorland and woodland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and very common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 15-19 mm. Straightforward to identify, a good diagnostic feature is the strength of the two forewing fasciae, which are heavy in the costal half, and faint in the dorsal half. Larva feeds on the foliage of woody plants such as Holly, Ivy, Gorse, Broom, Heather, Rowan and Traveller's-joy, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
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101711411619592019
1115828290892002019
123103496019512019
 
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Quantity
1016443413
11653115412
1218328910

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 02 Jan, 1 (JHa) Latest: Bonchurch, 11 Dec, 1 (JHa) Max count: Shanklin, 08 Aug, 13 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Fareham, 01 Jan, 2 (ADT) Latest: Totton, 23 Nov, 1 (LH) Max count: Southsea, 10 Apr, 12 (JRL)
VC12: Earliest: Alton, 07 Mar, 1 (BCA) Latest: Whitehill, 21 Oct, 1 (ASto) Max count: Farnborough, 30 Jul, 10 (KBW)

70.142 1858 V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata (Haworth, 1809) - Common
Common in parks, gardens, hedgerows, scrub and woodland throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly common throughout, appearing to favour Hemp-agrimony and Clematis. Wingspan 14-19 mm. Unmistakable, but green may fade to yellow. Larva feeds on flowers of many different plants, including Dog-rose, Hawthorn, Hemp-agrimony, Clematis, Hawthorn, Bramble, Elder, Wild Angelica, Mugwort and Goldenrod, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
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10612115319002019
111709194119512019
1280296119512019
 
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Quantity
10711105
1159614
1246553

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 18 Mar, 1 (JHa) Latest: West High Down Quarry, 20 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Parkhurst Forest, 29 Jun, 5 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 10 Apr, 1 (MB) Latest: Fareham, 18 Aug, 1 (KJW) Max count: Allbrook, 23 Jun, 4 (SI)
VC12: Earliest: Liss Forest, 10 Apr, 1 (RJM) Latest: Barton Stacey, 14 Aug, 1 (GCE) Max count: Chilbolton, 03 May, 3 (GCE)

70.143 1859 Sloe Pug Pasiphila chloerata (Mabille, 1870) - Common
Common in mature hedgerows, scrub and woodland edges throughout much of England. In Hampshire larvae recorded in numbers from blackthorn in the past, but rather uncommon to light, mostly in the New Forest, and occasionally elsewhere in the county and on the Isle of Wight, where recorded in numbers in some years. Wingspan 17-19 mm. Similar to Green Pug P. rectangulata, but that species has postmedian line strongly toothed near costa, and Sloe Pug usually has salmon-pink (black in Green Pug) band at base of abdomen. Larva feeds on flowers of Blackthorn, over-wintering as an egg.
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101921219812019
11796819512019
12362419512016
 
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10111

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, gen det, 17 Jun (IOu)

70.144 1860 Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in parks, gardens, hedgerows, scrubland and woodland throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight common and widespread. Wingspan 17-21 mm. Unmistakable, but green coloration may fade, when sinuate apical border to central band is a helpful character. Larva feeds on flowers of Apple, Pear, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Wild Cherry and Japanese Cherry, over-wintering as an egg.
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Last
Record
1047183819222019
114438733219512019
121164190719512019
 
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Quantity
1028497
111121293
1241493

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 02 Jun, 1 (JHa) Latest: Kingston, 22 Jul, 1 (ENes) Max count: Shanklin, 24 Jun, 7 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: East Cosham, 16 May, 1 (GGF) Latest: Southsea, 13 Aug, 1 (JGe) Max count: Romsey, 24 Jun, 3 (SLay)
VC12: Earliest: Yateley, 19 May, 1 (JHH) Latest: Hammer Vale, Woolmer, 17 Aug, 1 (ASw) Max count: Liss, 17 Jul, 3 (LBe)

70.145 1861 Bilberry Pug Pasiphila debiliata (Hübner, [1817]) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) on heathland, moorland and open woodland in southern England. In Hampshire very local amongst the foodplant in open woodland in the New Forest, Alice Holt and Pamber Forest. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1981. Wingspan 17-19 mm. Fairly unmistakable, although could be confused with Green Pug P. rectangulata. Larva feeds on Bilberry, over-wintering as an egg.
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101019811981
11855118002018
122211419512018
 
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1213333

Record details:
VC12: Pamber Forest, 33, 25 Jun (GJD)

70.146 1813 Haworth's Pug Eupithecia haworthiata Doubleday, 1856 - Local
Local in open woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens on alkaline soils throughout England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight well distributed on the chalk, more thinly in the north-east and New Forest. Wingspan 12-14 mm. Plain appearance, small size and lack of discal spot distinguishes adult from all but Lead-coloured Pug E. plumbeolata from which separated by ochreous base of the abdomen. Larva feeds on flower buds of Traveller's-joy and Cultivated Clematis, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1016442419772019
1153069419512019
1236549819402019
 
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Quantity
1111143
129102

Record details:
VC11: Romsey, one, 22 Jun; one, 24 Jun (SC); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 26 May (GCE); Allbrook, one, 21 May; one, 15 Jul (SI); Winchester, two, 23 Jun (THW); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jul; one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Hilltop, The Hangers, one, 01 Aug (SI); Lovedean, one, 10 Jun (ARJ); Hen Wood, three, 24 Jul (F.M.G.);
VC12: Harestock, one, to actinic, 24 Jul (GRog); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 12 Jul; Wonston, one, to actinic, 17 Jul; Wonston , one, to actinic, 17 Jul (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 16 Jul (DAS); Basingstoke, one, 23 Jun; two, 26 Jun (MJW); Alton, one, to actinic, 07 Jul (BCA); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 13 Jul (ASto)

70.147 1811 Slender Pug Eupithecia tenuiata (Hübner, [1813]) - Common
Common in damp woodland, scrub, fens, sand-dunes, marshes, gravel pits and gardens throughout the British Isles; fairly common and well distributed in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 14-16 mm. A fairly small, plain brown pug with a prominent, roundish, black central spot, most likely to be confused with Maple Pug E. inturbata, which is paler, more ochreous and has three dark patches along the termen. Larva feeds within catkins of Goat Willow, Grey Willow and Eared Willow, over-wintering as an egg.
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Last
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10365619302019
1145039119512019
1213510719512018
 
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Quantity
1121315
12221

Record details:
VC11: Romsey, one, 04 Jul (NRJ); Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Jul (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 20 May; one, to actinic, 23 Jun (RAC); Allbrook, one, 22 Jun; one, 07 Jul; one, 14 Jul (SI); Winchester, one, 24 Jul (THW); Titchfield Haven NNR, four, 17 Jul (F.M.G. det. KJW); Catisfield, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (ALR); Fareham, one, 25 Jun (ADT); one, to actinic, 05 Jul; five, to actinic, 30 Jul; one, to actinic, 02 Aug; one, to actinic, 08 Aug; one, to actinic, 09 Aug (MLO); one, 23 Jun; one, ♀ , 02 Jul; one, 10 Aug (KJW); West Meon, four, at least three ♀s, 31 Jul (F.M.G.); Sway, one, to actinic, 22 Jul (S&SL);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 13 Jul (GJD); Farnborough, one, 25 Jun (KBW)

70.148 1812 Maple Pug Eupithecia inturbata (Hübner, [1817]) - Local
Local in woodland, hedgerows and scrub, particularly on calcareous ground throughout much of England, mostly in the south-east. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight rather uncommon, especially in the New Forest and on the Island. Wingspan 13-15 mm. The most likely confusion species is Slender Pug E. tenuiata, which see for differences. Larva feeds on flowers of Field Maple, over-wintering as an egg.
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10263219812017
1119317918002019
1212112019512019
 
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Quantity
1119263
12661

Record details:
VC11: East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug; two, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug; Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE); Fareham, one, to actinic, 15 Jul; three, to actinic, 17 Jul; one, to actinic, 19 Jul; one, to actinic, 20 Jul; two, to actinic, 23 Jul; one, to actinic, 30 Jul; one, to actinic, 06 Aug; one, to actinic, 09 Aug (MLO); one, ♀, 24 Jul; one, ♂, 26 Jul; one, ♀, 06 Aug (KJW); Wickham, one, ♀, gen det, 07 Aug; West Meon, three, two ♂, one ♀, 31 Jul (F.M.G.);
VC12: Wherwell, one, to actinic, 29 Jul; Crawley, one, to actinic, 30 Jul (GCE); Burghclere, one, 01 Aug (PBl); Pamber Forest, one, 13 Jul (GJD); Yateley*, one, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug (JHH)

70.150 1816 Toadflax Pug Eupithecia linariata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in calcareous grassland, rough ground and gardens throughout the British Isles; present in most of Hampshire, but distinctly uncommon on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 16-20 mm. The main confusion species is Foxglove Pug E. pulchellata; in Foxglove Pug, the outer edge of the central cross-band is kinked at the costa, while in Toadflax Pug the central cross-band is gently curved at the costa. Larva feeds on Common Toadflax and Snapdragon, often in the capsules, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10292119002019
1146139619462019
1220018019512019
 
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Quantity
10111
1112132
12551

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Bay, one, 14 Sep (SDa);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 17 Jun (RBW); Totton, one, 14 Sep (LH); Romsey, one, 11 Aug (MB); one, 02 Jun (NRJ); Broughton, one, to actinic, 31 Aug (GCE); Winchester, two, 14 Aug; one, 21 Aug (THW); Ashley, one, to actinic, 07 Aug; Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE); Fareham, one, 16 Aug (KJW); East Cosham, one, 26 Jun (GGF); Horndean, one, to actinic, 14 Aug (PHog);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, field observation, 29 Aug (SLE det. GCE); one, to actinic, 16 Jun (GCE); Crawley, one, 21 May (TNo); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 21 May; one, to actinic, 10 Aug (DAS)

70.151 1817 Foxglove Pug Eupithecia pulchellata Stephens, 1831 - Common
Common in woodland, calcareous grassland, embankments and waste ground throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 18-22 mm. The main confusion species is Toadflax Pug E. linariata: in Foxglove Pug, the outer edge of the central cross-band is kinked at the costa, while in Toadflax Pug the central cross-band is gently curved at the costa. Larva feeds within flowers of Foxglove, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
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1021224419762019
112226251719512019
1252958619512019
 
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Quantity
1032432
11851045
1237382

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Cowes, 07 May, 1 (DNor) Latest: West High Down Quarry, 07 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Cowes, 16 Jul, 2 (DNor)
VC11: Earliest: Marchwood, 22 Apr, 1 (CTh) Latest: Fareham, 16 Sep, 1 (KJW) Max count: Wickham, 23 Jun, 5 (JRDS)
VC12: Earliest: Chilbolton, 03 May, 1 (GCE) Latest: Basingstoke, 31 Jul, 0 (MJW) Max count: Chilbolton, 10 Jun, 2 (GCE)

70.152 1855a Channel Islands Pug Eupithecia ultimaria Boisduval, 1840 - Local(alien-foodplant)
Recent colonist and immigrant in southern England and on the Channel Islands, predominantly coastal. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight this southern European species first appeared in the county in 1995, and subsequently the larvae were promptly discovered in good numbers on tamarisk on south Hayling, and the following year on the Isle of Wight. Since then, it has been looked for without success on other stands of foodplant along the Hampshire coast. Wingspan 13-17 mm. The most likely confusion species is Thyme Pug E. distinctaria, but smaller and lacking the black fascia of Thyme Pug. Larva feeds on Tamarisk, over-wintering as a pupa.
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106112719812019
1119626619812019
 
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1012203

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 16 May; Freshwater Bay, one, 14 Sep (SDa); Wheelers Bay, one, 27 May; one, 16 Sep (ABu); Bonchurch, one, 21 May; two, 02 Jun; three, 07 Jun; two, 08 Jun; three, 11 Jun; two, 15 Jun; two, 19 Jun (JHa); Ryde, larva, one, field observation, in spun flowers of Tamarix gallica, 29 Aug (IOu)

70.153 1814 Lead-coloured Pug Eupithecia plumbeolata (Haworth, 1809) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in open woodland and also in sand-dunes in parts of England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight local in woodlands where the foodplant grows, in particular in Pamber Forest and the New Forest. Wingspan 14-15 mm. The main confusion species are Slender Pug E. tenuiata, Haworth's Pug E. haworthiata and Valerian Pug E. valerianata. Larva feeds on flowers of Common Cow-wheat, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1051718562016
1116731918002014
126326819512018
 
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Quantity
1221413

Record details:
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 14 Jun; 13, 25 Jun (GJD)

70.155 1823 Netted Pug Eupithecia venosata (Fabricius, 1787) - Local
Local in hedgerows, woodland rides, sea cliffs and gardens, mainly in chalk and limestone districts throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight rarely encountered, mainly on the chalk, with occasional wanderers far from known sources of the foodplant. Wingspan 21-24 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on seed capsules of Sea Campion and Bladder Campion, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1010519762017
11482819512017
12361419512011
 
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Quantity
10111

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VC10: Bonchurch, one, 21 May (JHa)

70.156 1852 Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata Stephens, 1831 - Common
Common in deciduous woodland, especially of oak, but also in hedgerows and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 19-22 mm. One of the earliest species of pug to emerge in Spring; the brown, nominate form often has a distinct white patch dorsad of the small central dot, but the melanistic form is fairly common, and cannot always be reliably separated from melanistic forms of other pug species. For non-melanistic forms, the most likely confusion species is Oak-tree Pug E. dodoneata, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Pedunculate and Sessile Oak, and Hawthorn, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10452119519812019
1137721048019512019
121319407819512019
 
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106324019
1113135230
1211331024

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 15 Mar, 3 (IOu) Latest: Bonchurch, 02 Jun, 4 (JHa) Max count: Shanklin, 21 Apr, 19 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 10 Mar, 2 (NRJ) Latest: Locks Heath, 09 Jun, 1 (PAS) Max count: Kings Somborne, 17 Mar, 30 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Whitehill, 14 Mar, 1 (ASto) Latest: Warren Hill, Liss Forest, 06 Jun, 1 (RJM) Max count: Alton, 23 Apr, 24 (BCA)

70.157 1853 Oak-tree Pug Eupithecia dodoneata Guenée, [1858] - Common
Common in oak woodland, mature hedgerows and scrub throughout much of England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight this species emerges just as Brindled Pug is coming to an end. It is quite common in many places, and appears to have increased and extended its range in the area since the 1950's. Wingspan 19-22 mm. The most likely confusion species is Brindled Pug E. abbreviata, but Oak Tree Pug is smaller and paler, with a more prominent discal spot. Larva feeds on Pedunculate Oak and Hawthorn, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10318810
111031545
126113411

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 08 Apr, 1 (JHa) Latest: Ningwood Common, 16 Jun, 1 (JMar) Max count: Bonchurch, 21 May, 10 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Ashurst, NF, 19 Mar, 1 (SAB) Latest: Allbrook, 15 Jun, 1 (SI) Max count: Ashurst, NF, 09 May, 5 (SAB)
VC12: Earliest: Chilbolton, 10 Apr, 2 (GCE) Latest: Liss Forest, 08 Aug, 1 (RJM) Max count: Yateley, 03 May, 11 (JHH)

70.158 1854 Juniper Pug Eupithecia pusillata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common on moorland and calcareous grassland on native forms of the foodplant, and gardens and parks on cultivated forms throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly widespread, and attached to cultivated juniper as well as the very local wild populations. Wingspan 17-21 mm. Shows a distinctive pale patch distad of the discal spot, and flies early in the year. Larva feeds on Juniper, over-wintering as an egg.
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12133

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VC11: Allbrook, one, 01 Jun (SI);
VC12: Pamber Forest, three, 25 Jun (GJD)

70.159 1855 Cypress Pug Eupithecia phoeniceata (Rambur, 1834) - Local(alien-foodplant)
Naturalised through accidental introduction in garden plants, in gardens, parks and plantations throughout much of southern England. First recorded in Britain in Cornwall in 1959. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight following the first record in the county in 1965, this species began to establish itself on the Isle of Wight and along the mainland coast from 1973. It is now quite common and has spread inland at least as far as Basingstoke. Wingspan 18-22 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Monterey Cypress, Leyland Cypress and Lawson's Cypress.
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1015716119602019
111891281419512019
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1017233
1165673
1211132

Record details:
VC10: Totland, one, 20 Sep (RTe); Freshwater Cliffs, one, 08 Sep; Freshwater Bay, two, 14 Sep; two, 20 Sep (SDa); Afton Marsh, one, 28 Sep (IOu); Freshwater, one, to actinic, 15 Sep; one, to actinic, 18 Sep; one, to actinic, 22 Sep (PBa); Cranmore, to actinic, 09 Sep (CHic); Cowes, one, to actinic, 30 Aug (DNor); St Lawrence: Salem Close, one, to actinic, 27 Sep (PBa); Shanklin, one, 13 Sep; two, 14 Sep; two, 15 Sep; two, 16 Sep; three, 19 Sep; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 14 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 22 Aug; one, 29 Aug; one, 10 Oct (SDut); Woodlands, New Forest, 15 Sep (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 14 Sep (SAB); Totton, one, 15 Aug; one, 23 Aug; two, 31 Aug; three, 07 Sep; one, 08 Sep; one, 10 Sep; one, 11 Sep (LH); Romsey, one, 26 Aug (MB); Dibden Purlieu, one, 29 Aug (RAC); Southampton, one, to actinic, 26 Aug (MGP); Bitterne, one, 15 Sep (PAB); Allbrook, one, 17 Aug; one, 07 Sep; one, 08 Sep; one, 14 Sep (SI); Fareham, one, 15 Sep (ADT); one, 11 Aug; one, 29 Sep (IMcP); one, to actinic, 06 Sep; one, to actinic, 07 Sep; one, to actinic, 08 Sep (MLO); one, 17 Aug; one, 30 Aug; one, 08 Sep; one, 09 Sep; one, 17 Sep; one, 17 Oct (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 10 Sep; two, to actinic, 15 Sep; one, to actinic, 28 Sep (SLB); Wickham, one, 13 Sep; one, 15 Sep (JRDS); Portsmouth, one, 23 Aug; one, 24 Aug; one, 25 Aug (IRT); Lovedean, one, 03 Sep (ARJ); Northney, Hayling Island, 27 Aug; 08 Sep; 14 Sep; 15 Sep (JWP); Horndean*, one, to actinic, 31 Aug (PHog); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 14 Sep; one, 21 Sep; one, 28 Sep (APar); Milford on Sea, one, 14 Aug (MMcM); Pennington, two, 08 Sep; two, 14 Sep; one, 15 Sep; one, 19 Sep; one, 21 Sep; two, 28 Sep; one, 17 Oct (RFC); Southsea, one, 27 Aug; one, 30 Aug; one, 31 Aug; one, 01 Sep; one, 02 Sep; one, 14 Sep; one, 29 Sep; one, 30 Sep (JGe);
VC12: Over Wallop*, one, 15 Sep (CM); Alton, one, to actinic, 15 Sep (CJP); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 02 Sep; two, 04 Sep; one, 15 Sep (ASto); Church Crookham, one, to actinic, 08 Oct (DDim); Farnborough, one, 06 Sep; one, 28 Sep (KBW); Yateley, two, 12 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 08 Sep (JHH)

70.160 1835 White-spotted Pug Eupithecia tripunctaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1852 - Local
Local in woodland, hedgerows, marshes and fens, and on roadside verges throughout much of England and Wales; widespread and reasonably common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 17-21 mm. Easily identified by the presence of white spots on termen of both fore- and hindwings, on side of abdomen, and on back of thorax. Larva feeds on Wild Angelica, Elder, Cow Parsley, Hogweed, Wild Parsnip and Wild Carrot, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1011914919792019
1186589019512019
1239639219402019
 
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1010112
1137403
1214152

Record details:
VC10: Kingston*, one, 19 Jul (ENes); Rookley, one, to actinic, 09 May (JBa); Shanklin, one, 09 Apr; one, 11 Apr; one, 15 Jun; one, 24 Jun; one, 06 Jul; one, 26 Jul; one, 29 Jul; two, 02 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Totton, two, 06 May; two, 07 May; one, 08 May; one, 09 May; one, 20 May; two, 21 May; one, 22 May; two, 23 May; one, 25 May; three, 26 May; one, 01 Jun; one, 02 Jun; one, 08 Jun; one, 13 Jun (LH); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 04 Aug (JRMi); Romsey, one, 16 Jul (MB); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 10 Aug (RAC); Allbrook, one, 10 Apr; one, 23 Apr (SI); Winchester, one, 31 Jul; one, 04 Sep (THW); Fareham, one, 25 Jun (ADT); one, to actinic, 15 Sep; one, to actinic, 16 Sep (MLO); one, 21 May; one, 08 Sep (KJW); Wickham Common, one, 22 Aug (KC); Lovedean, one, 07 May; one, 10 Jul (ARJ); West Meon, one, 31 Jul; Hen Wood, one, 24 Jul; two, 04 Sep (F.M.G.); Northney, Hayling Island, 23 Apr; 09 Jun; 17 Jun; 11 Jul (JWP);
VC12: Nether Wallop, one, to actinic, 29 May; Longstock, one, to actinic, 29 May; Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 19 Jul; one, to actinic, 30 May; Wherwell, one, to actinic, 29 Jul; Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 23 Jul; Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 23 Jul; one, to actinic, 23 Jul; Crawley, one, to actinic, 21 Jul; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 12 Jul (GCE); Basingstoke, two, 09 May (RHil); Pamber Forest, one, 06 Aug (GJD); Alton, one, to actinic, 06 Aug; one, to actinic, 15 Aug (DBO)

70.162 1857 Dwarf Pug Eupithecia tantillaria Boisduval, 1840 - Common
Common in plantations, gardens and parks throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 16-19 mm. Despite the name, a medium-sized pug, with a large, prominent, elongated discal spot, but otherwise rather plainly marked, the most likely confusion species is probably Oak-tree Pug E. dodoneata, which has a number of black dashes along the veins beyond the discal spot, and buff-coloured border alongside the costa and dorsum. Larva feeds on various coniferous trees, including Norway Spruce, Sitka Spruce and Douglas Fir, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1114245
12331

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VC11: Brockwood, one, 23 May; three, 05 Jun; five, 13 Jun; five, 19 Jun (SDut); Marchwood, one, 18 Apr (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 29 May (RBW); Romsey, one, 30 May (SLay); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 21 May (GCE); Romsey, one, 09 May; one, 21 May (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 26 May (GCE); Allbrook, one, 16 Apr; two, 09 May; one, 30 May (SI);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 13 May (MJW); Yateley, one, 09 May; one, 27 May (JHH)

70.163 1856 Larch Pug Eupithecia lariciata (Freyer, 1841) - Common
Common in woodland, plantations and parkland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire, but scarce on the Isle of Wight where last recorded in 1995. Wingspan 19-22 mm. The small, white, raised crest at the distal end of the thorax, round black discal spot, and cross-lines which loop around the discal spot, help to distinguish this large, grey pug from Grey Pug E. subfuscata and Pauper Pug E. egenaria. Larva feeds on European Larch, over-wintering as a pupa.
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VC11: Blackfield, one, to lighted window, 29 May (PGS)

70.164 1824 Pauper Pug Eupithecia egenaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1848 - RDB3
A rare Red Data Book species, restricted to mature lime woodland in the Wye Valley, and parts of East Anglia. In Hampshire has been recorded in the past from a few sites in the New Forest, but not since 1998, and annual in Northwood Park, Crawley, between 2004 and 2007. The first and so far only Wight record was in 2016. Wingspan 21-24 mm. The main confusion species is Larch Pug E. lariciata, which has sharply angulated postmedian fascia and white spot on crest of thorax. Larva feeds on flowers of Small-leaved Lime, over-wintering as a pupa.
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11105319792017
1281020042007
 
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VC12: Yateley*, one, ♀, gen det, 23 Jun (JHH det. AMD)

Yateley; 23/06/2020; Josie Hewitt
Yateley, 23/06/2020 (Josie Hewitt)
70.166 1842 Plain Pug Eupithecia simpliciata (Haworth, 1809) - Local
Local on sea cliffs, saltmarshes, waste ground and other open areas throughout much of England and Wales, predominantly coastal. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight uncommon and chiefly coastal, although a few individuals have turned up in North Hampshire in recent years. Wingspan 21-23 mm. Sandy-grey with a distinctive, undulating, white subterminal fascia. Larva feeds on shoots of Goosefoot and Orache, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10393318562018
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11232
12221

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VC11: Portsmouth, two, 17 Jun; one, 12 Jul (IRT);
VC12: Whitehill, one, to actinic, 18 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul (ASto)

70.168 1846 Narrow-winged Pug Eupithecia nanata (Hübner, [1813]) - Common
Common on heathland, moorland and downland, and in gardens throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire very common on the heaths of the New Forest and the north-east, with occasional records elsewhere in the county and on the Isle of Wight suggesting that it may have adapted to cultivated heathers. Wingspan 17-20 mm. One of the more easily recognisable pugs, with sharply angled cross-lines, and unique resting posture, often with hindwings concealed by forewings. Larva feeds on the flowers of various species of Heather, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10534819002019
111874295319472019
1231642319512018
 
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107115
1143737
1225326

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, five, 07 Aug (IOu); Freshwater Cliffs, one, 11 May (SDa); Blackgang Terrace, one, 15 Jul (IOu); Bonchurch, one, 02 May; one, 18 May; one, 21 May (JHa); Shanklin, one, 30 May (IOu);
VC11: Hale Purlieu, three, to actinic, 13 Aug; five, to actinic, 13 Aug (MCu); Acres Down, two, 08 Aug (CWlk); Matley Wood, NF, 05 Aug; Shatterford, NF, one, 14 Jul (RBW, MWa); Pig Bush, NF, one, 17 Jul; four, 18 Jul; Culverley, NF, six, 19 Jul (CL); Marchwood, one, 30 May (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 16 Apr (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 29 May (SAB); Romsey, three, 22 Apr; one, 30 May (MB); one, 23 Jul (NRJ); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 04 Aug; one, to actinic, 08 Aug; two, to actinic, 09 Aug; four, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 14 Aug; one, to actinic, 16 Aug; one, to actinic, 24 Apr; one, to actinic, 23 Jul; one, to actinic, 24 Jul; one, to actinic, 25 Jul; one, to actinic, 30 Jul; one, to actinic, 04 Aug; one, to actinic, 05 Aug; one, to actinic, 08 Aug; three, to actinic, 10 Aug; seven, to actinic, 12 Aug; one, to actinic, 13 Aug; three, to actinic, 14 Aug; three, to actinic, 15 Aug; one, to actinic, 16 Aug (RAC); Fareham, one, 17 Aug (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 26 Jul (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 24 Jul (KC); West Meon, one, 31 Jul (F.M.G.); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 23 Jul; one, 31 Jul (JSw); Milford on Sea, one, 31 Jul (MMcM); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa); Southsea, one, 26 May (JRL);
VC12: Axmansford*, one, 03 May; one, 09 May (ACB); Liss Forest, one, 08 May; two, 25 Jul; one, 15 Aug (RJM); Alton, one, to actinic, 13 Aug (BCA); one, to actinic, 15 Aug (DBO); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 11 Apr; two, to actinic, 03 May; one, to actinic, 09 May; one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, 23 Jul; one, to actinic, 24 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR, one, ♂, gen det, 16 Aug; six, 16 Aug (JHH); Farnborough, one, 23 Apr; one, 03 May; one, 06 Aug (KBW); Yateley, one, 03 May; one, 19 May; one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, 07 Aug; one, 13 Aug; one, 08 Aug (JHH)

70.170 1818 Marbled Pug Eupithecia irriguata (Hübner, [1813]) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in oak woodland and mature hedgerows, in central-southern England, best known from Hampshire, where the species is a New Forest speciality, and often common there during May, but seldom reported anywhere else in the county. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 18-20 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1220919002019
 
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VC11: Marchwood, one, 09 Apr (CTh)

70.171 1844 Ochreous Pug Eupithecia indigata (Hübner, [1813]) - Common
Common in coniferous woodland, plantations and gardens throughout much of the British Isles. Probably under-recorded in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, where the extent of known records correlate with those areas in which the recording effort is concentrated, and probably present wherever there are established pine trees. Wingspan 15-18 mm. Sandy-grey colour and elongated discal spot; usually rests with forewing almost covering hindwing. Larva feeds on Scots Pine, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1210112

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VC11: one, 02 May (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 21 May (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 21 May (SAB); Totton, two, 09 May (LH); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 18 May (JRMi); Winchester, one, 08 May (THW); Lovedean, one, 26 Apr (ARJ);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 03 May; one, to actinic, 09 May; one, to actinic, 16 May (GCE); Basingstoke, one, 26 May; one, 01 Jun (RHil); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 03 May; one, to actinic, 27 May (ASto); Farnborough, one, 09 May; one, 02 Jun (KBW); Yateley*, two, 26 May (JHH)

70.173 1825 Lime-speck Pug Eupithecia centaureata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in gardens, hedgerows, scrub and saltmarshes, and on roadside verges throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common. Wingspan 20-24 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on such plants as Ragwort, Mugwort, Sea Wormwood, Burnet-saxifrage, Knapweed, Scabious, Hemp-agrimony, Yarrow, Traveller's-joy, Goldenrod and Wild Angelica, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1038346818502019
116812995219452019
121142148519512019
 
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10499611
1137376729
12901235

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 09 May, 1 (IOu) Latest: Freshwater Bay, 15 Sep, 1 (PBa) Max count: Kingston, 22 Jul, 11 (ENes)
VC11: Earliest: Southsea, 04 May, 1 (JRL) Latest: Fareham, 29 Sep, 1 (IMcP) Max count: Southsea, 08 Aug, 29 (JGe)
VC12: Earliest: Whitehill, 26 Apr, 1 (ASto) Latest: Alton, 22 Sep, 1 (BCA) Max count: Alton, 13 Aug, 5 (BCA)

70.174 1820 Pinion-spotted Pug Eupithecia insigniata (Hübner, 1790) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) along woodland edges and sunken lanes, in central and southern England, with records north to Yorkshire. In Hampshire this beautiful pug has a stronghold north of Winchester, between the Test Valley and Alresford, but is nevertheless rare and elusive. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 18-22 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on Hawthorn, Crab Apple and Apple, over-wintering as a pupa.
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101120162016
11261619612011
12484819002019
 
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VC11: Northney, Hayling Island, 11 Apr (JWP)

70.175 1826 Triple-spotted Pug Eupithecia trisignaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1848 - Local
Local in fens, marshes, damp woodland and roadside verges, in England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight mostly inland, but rare and probably overlooked, as it tends not to come to light. Wingspan 15-20 mm. Combination of two streaks on costa either side of discal spot and lack of white tornal markings make this a fairly unmistakable species. Larva feeds on flowers of Wild Angelica and Hogweed, over-wintering as a pupa.
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101019091909
11272919712019
1211919511999
 
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VC11: Hen Wood, one, 24 Jul (F.M.G.)

70.176 1827 Freyer's Pug Eupithecia intricata (Zetterstedt, 1839) - Common(alien-foodplant)
Common in gardens, parks and plantations throughout much of England. In Scotland subspecies millieraria, known proverbially as Edinburgh Pug, occurs on moorland. In Ireland subspecies hibernica, known as Mere's Pug, occurs on the limestone of the Burren. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight usually found in suburban localities, in association with leylandii, and can be fairly common. Wingspan 20-24 mm. A possible confusion species is Pimpinel Pug E. pimpinellata, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Juniper, Lawson's Cypress and Leyland Cypress, over-wintering as a pupa.
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109812119002019
112374353619512019
1235139119512019
 
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1018233
111161454
1231353

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Cowes, 09 May, 1 (DNor) Latest: Shanklin, 12 Jul, 1 (IOu) Max count: Bonchurch, 02 Jun, 3 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Catisfield, 22 Apr, 1 (ALR) Latest: Romsey, 16 Jun, 1 (NRJ) Max count: Totton, 27 May, 4 (LH)
VC12: Earliest: Harestock, 26 Apr, 1 (GRog) Latest: Basingstoke, 21 Jun, 1 (DLev) Max count: Whitehill, 21 May, 3 (ASto)

70.177 1828 Satyr Pug Eupithecia satyrata (Hübner, [1813]) - Common
Common on chalk downland, heathland, fens, open woodland and rough ground throughout much of southern England; also on moorland in Scotland (subspecies callunaria) and Shetland (ssp. curzoni). In Hampshire fairly common on the chalk, notably at Broughton Down and Martin Down, with scattered records elsewhere and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 21-23 mm. Larva feeds on Meadowsweet, Common Ragwort, Devil's-bit Scabious, Common Knapweed, Heather and Cross-leaved Heath, over-wintering as a pupa.
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VC12: Basingstoke*, one, 26 Jun (MJW)

Basingstoke; 26/06/2020; Mike Wall
Basingstoke, 26/06/2020 (Mike Wall)
70.179 1830 Wormwood Pug Eupithecia absinthiata (Clerck, 1759) - Common
Common in gardens, saltmarshes, woodland and grassland throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly common to common on waste ground and in woods and large gardens. Wingspan 21-23 mm. The main confusion species is Currant Pug E. assimilata, but Wormwood Pug is larger, with more distinct markings. Larva feeds on Mugwort, Yarrow, Common Ragwort, Wormwood, Sea Aster, Goldenrod and Canadian Goldenrod, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1014415619742019
111187114719512019
1233928519512019
 
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1014235
1119191
12441

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VC10: West High Down Quarry, five, 07 Aug (IOu); Freshwater Cliffs, one, 09 Aug (SDa); Haseley Manor, two, 09 Jun; one, 06 Jul; three, 11 Aug; Borthwood Copse, Winford, one, 23 Jun; Shanklin, one, 08 May; one, 09 May; two, 15 May; two, 26 May; one, 02 Jun; one, 16 Jun; one, 12 Jul; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 25 May (IOu);
VC11: Totton, one, 01 Jul; one, 08 Jul (LH); Romsey, one, 23 Jun (NRJ); Fareham, one, to actinic, 19 Jul (MLO); Botley, one, to actinic, 10 Jul (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 17 Jul (KC); Portchester, one, 15 Jul; one, 22 Jul (JGe); Lovedean, one, 09 Jul; one, 11 Jul; one, 09 Aug (ARJ); Milford on Sea, one, 10 Aug (MMcM); Pennington, one, 27 May; one, 07 Aug; one, 13 Aug (RFC); Southsea, one, 14 Jul; one, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug; one, 12 Aug (JGe);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, to actinic, 01 Jul (JHu); Liss Forest, one, 13 Apr; Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, field observation, 19 Jul (RJM); Yateley*, one, 07 Aug (JHH)

70.182 1832 Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata Doubleday, 1856 - Common
Common in gardens, allotments, hedgerows and open woodland throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight recorded in small numbers throughout, but easily overlooked. Wingspan 17-22 mm. The main confusion species is Wormwood Pug E. absinthiata, which is larger, with more distinct markings. Larva feeds on Hop, Black Currant and Red Currant, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10838618562018
1176674719512019
1218516919512019
 
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1130301
12981

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 21 Jul (CHic); Kingston, one, 24 Jun (ENes); Wheelers Bay, one, 10 Aug (ABu); Rookley, one, to actinic, 09 May (JBa);
VC11: Totton, one, 08 May; one, 09 May; one, 16 Jul; one, 17 Jul; one, 22 Jul; one, 23 Jul (LH); Romsey, one, 08 Aug (MB); Blackfield, one, to lighted window, 16 May (PGS); Chandlers Ford, one, 20 May (AMu); Teg Down, one, to actinic, 25 Apr (EmPe); Catisfield, one, 10 Apr; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, 10 Aug (ALR); Fareham, one, 11 Aug (IMcP); one, to actinic, 01 Jul (MLO); one, 02 May; one, 16 Jul; one, 18 Jul; one, 02 Aug; one, 09 Aug (KJW); one, 09 May (RJD); Botley, one, to actinic, 04 Aug; one, to actinic, 04 Aug; one, to actinic, 19 Sep (SLB); Portsmouth, one, 21 Jun; one, 25 Jun (IRT); Lovedean, one, 27 May; one, 07 Aug (ARJ); Sway, one, to actinic, 23 Aug (S&SL); Southsea, one, 26 May (JRL);
VC12: Cheriton, one, to actinic, 15 Aug (DAS); Overton, one, 25 Apr (ACr); Basingstoke, one, 26 Apr (DLev); Castle Bottom NNR, netted, 18 May (JHH); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 07 Aug; one, 09 Aug (ASw); Farnborough, one, 16 May; one, 04 Aug (KBW); Yateley, one, 27 May (JHH)

70.183 1834 Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata (Haworth, 1809) - Common
Common in gardens, hedgerows, scrub, fens, heathland and woodland throughout lowland Britain. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 18-21 mm. Rather nondescript, with inconspicuous or absent central spot and weak cross-lines; pale subterminal line on forewing and pale tornal spot on hindwing the most conspicuous features. Larva feeds on various deciduous tree and shrubs, including Hawthorn, Sallow and Bramble, and herbaceous plants such as Common Ragwort, Yarrow and Hogweed, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1056091519782019
115264780719002019
121959327819512019
 
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107515110
112333185
121081748

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 02 Apr, 3 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 26 Jul, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 21 May, 10 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Timsbury, 07 Mar, 1 (TRa) Latest: Burton, nr Christchurch, 11 Aug, 1 (JSw) Max count: Fareham, 18 May, 5 (KJW)
VC12: Earliest: Cheriton, 18 Apr, 1 (DAS) Latest: Warren Hill, Liss Forest, 08 Aug, 1 (RJM) Max count: Cheriton, 09 May, 8 (DAS)

70.184 1819 Mottled Pug Eupithecia exiguata (Hübner, [1813]) - Common
Common in woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens throughout England and Wales. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 20-22 mm. The main confusion species is Brindled Pug E. abbreviata, which is often nearly over before the first Mottled Pug appears, and has less conspicuous discal spot and black wedges. Larva feeds on Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Dogwood, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
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1011011618562018
111154148619512019
12813124419512019
 
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1021312
1125344
1221243

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 11 May (SDa); Cowes, 12, to actinic, 23 Apr (DNor);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 28 May; two, 30 May; one, 20 Jun (CTh); Ashurst, NF, one, 21 May (SAB); Totton, one, 15 Jun (LH); Romsey, one, 02 Jun (SLay); one, 10 Apr; three, 12 Apr; two, 16 Apr; four, 22 Apr; one, 24 Apr; one, 26 Apr; one, 04 May; two, 08 May (MB); Ashley, one, to actinic, 23 Jun (GCE); Blackfield, one, to lighted window, 13 Apr (PGS); Winchester, one, 26 May (THW); Locks Heath, one, 09 Jun (PAS); Fareham, one, to actinic, 31 May (MLO); Botley, one, to actinic, 02 Jun; one, to actinic, 24 Jun; two, to actinic, 25 Jun (SLB); Wickham, one, 19 May (JRDS); Lovedean, one, 27 May; one, 24 Jun (ARJ);
VC12: Broughton, one, to actinic, 29 May; Longstock, one, to actinic, 29 May; Wherwell, one, to actinic, 15 May; one, to actinic, 13 Jun; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 16 Jun (GCE); Crawley, one, 25 May (TNo); Teg Down, Winchester, one, 27 May (CKn); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 19 May; one, to actinic, 27 May (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 21 May; one, to actinic, 24 Jun (DAS); Basingstoke, one, 08 May; one, 09 May; three, 19 May; one, 26 May (RHil); Alton, two, to actinic, 21 May (BCA); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 16 May; one, to actinic, 25 Jun (ASto); Yateley, one, 09 May; one, 21 May; one, 26 May (JHH)

70.186 1841 Yarrow Pug Eupithecia millefoliata Rössler, 1866 - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in waste ground, sand-dunes, shingle beaches, roadside verges and rough grassland, in south-eastern England, predominantly coastal. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight a fairly recent arrival, first recorded in 1951 and now well-established on waste ground near the sea in south-east Hampshire and re-discovered on the Isle of Wight in 1998. Wingspan 19-23 mm. The most likely confusion species is Grey Pug E. subfuscata, but Yarrow Pug has a less rounded forewing and is less uniformly grey. Larva feeds on flowers and seedheads of Yarrow, over-wintering as a pupa.
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107219522016
1126028718002019
12132719812017
 
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11331

Record details:
VC11: Portsmouth, one, 25 Jun; one, 30 Jun; one, 04 Jul (IRT)

70.187 1838 Tawny Speckled Pug Eupithecia icterata (Villers, 1789) - Common
Common in gardens, hedgerows, roadside verges, grassland, fens and open woodland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 20-24 mm. Nominate form simple to identify with large copper-coloured patch, form cognata, more common in northern populations, has much reduced copper-coloured patch and several cross-lines. Larva feeds on Yarrow and Sneezewort, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10584219592018
1160260019512019
1226222919512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10353
11652
12441

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, one, 07 Aug; three, 20 Aug (IOu); Freshwater Cliffs, one, 03 Aug (SDa);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 09 Aug (RBW); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE); Bitterne, two, 08 Aug (PAB); Portsmouth, one, 12 Aug; one, 25 Aug (IRT); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa);
VC12: Whitehill, one, to actinic, 03 Aug (ASto); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 01 Aug (ASw); Yateley*, one, 12 Aug; one, 08 Aug (JHH)

70.188 1839 Bordered Pug Eupithecia succenturiata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in open areas, waste ground, roadside verges and gardens throughout the British Isles, most numerous in south-eastern England; widespread in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, but has become less common in recent years. Wingspan 21-24 mm. Fairly unmistakable combination of brown border to termen and costa, with white thorax which contrasts with brown head and abdomen. Larva feeds on Mugwort, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10301819802019
1154054119452019
1215411719512018
 
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10111
11991
12111

Record details:
VC10: Kingston, one, 16 Jul (ENes);
VC11: Totton, one, 24 Jun (LH); Wickham, one, 09 Aug (JRDS); Portsmouth, one, 25 Jun; one, 26 Jun; one, 16 Jul; one, 13 Aug; one, 24 Aug; one, 26 Aug (IRT); Pennington, one, 24 Jun (RFC);
VC12: Crawley, one, to actinic, 12 Aug (GCE)

70.189 1840 Shaded Pug Eupithecia subumbrata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local on chalk downland, roadside verges, woodland rides, saltmarshes and sea cliffs throughout much of south-eastern England, with isolated colonies north to Yorkshire and North Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight relatively uncommon on chalk downland. Wingspan 16-20 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on herbaceous plants, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10262319002019
1123339219442019
128413319442019
 
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Quantity
11331
1261712

Record details:
VC11: Kings Somborne*, one, to actinic, 23 Jun; one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Wickham Common, one, 01 Aug (KC);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 16 Jun; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 12 Jul; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun (GCE); Basingstoke, one, 29 May (MJW); Pamber Forest, 12, 25 Jun (GJD)

70.190 1837 Grey Pug Eupithecia subfuscata (Haworth, 1809) - Common
Common in a wide variety of habitats, from gardens, heathland and woodland, to downland and marshes throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 17-21 mm. A large, grey pug with a small discal spot, one of the commonest species of Eupithecia, and familiarity with this species is the key to the identification of other, less common species; a unicolorous form is very similar to unicolorous forms of Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata and several other pug species. Larva feeds on various woody plants, including Hawthorn and Blackthorn, and herbaceous plants, including Ragwort and Yarrow, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1014222019812019
111286143119512019
1251559019512019
 
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Quantity
10782
1115172
1234342

Record details:
VC10: Kingston, one, 24 Jun (ENes); Shanklin, two, 01 Jun; one, gen det, 07 Jun; one, 24 Jun; one, 05 Aug; one, 06 Aug; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 16 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 28 May (CTh); Romsey, one, 26 May; two, 01 Jun; one, 06 Jul (MB); one, 24 Jun (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 11 Jun; one, to actinic, 11 Jun; Ashley, one, to actinic, 23 Jun (GCE); Blackfield, one, to lighted window, 24 Jun (PGS); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Fareham, one, to actinic, 17 Jun (MLO); one, 07 Jun; one, 01 Jul; one, 09 Jul (KJW); Pennington, two, 27 May (RFC);
VC12: Longstock, one, to actinic, 29 May; one, to actinic, 29 May (GCE); Teg Down, Winchester, one, 05 Jun (CKn); Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 03 Jun; Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 30 May; one, to actinic, 30 May; Crawley, one, to actinic, 30 Jun; one, to actinic, 17 May; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 08 Jun; one, to actinic, 08 Jun (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 02 Jun; one, to actinic, 24 Jun (DAS); Axmansford, one, 02 Jun (ACB); Basingstoke, one, 27 May; one, 29 May; one, 23 Jun (MJW); one, 01 Jun; one, 23 Jun (RHil); Pamber Forest, one, 14 Jun (GJD); Liss, one, 16 May (LBe); Alton, one, to actinic, 27 May; two, to actinic, 07 Jun (BCA); one, to actinic, 13 Jun (NDP); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 30 May; one, to actinic, 01 Jun (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 30 May; one, 25 Jun; one, 02 Jul; one, 07 Jul (ASw); Church Crookham, one, to actinic, 20 May; one, to actinic, 21 May (DDim); Yateley, one, ♀, gen det, 09 Jun (JHH det. AMD)

Larentiinae

70.192 1867 Treble-bar Aplocera plagiata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common on calcareous grassland, heathland, moorland, woodland rides, sand-dunes and sea cliffs throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 37-43 mm. Very similar to Lesser Treble-bar A. efformata, which see. Larva feeds on St John's-wort.
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1011010419432019
1143143019452019
1217836619512019
 
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Quantity
10551
11683
1216235

Record details:
VC10: Brighstone, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (TDov); Bonchurch, one, 15 May; one, 16 May; one, 02 Jun; one, 20 Jun (JHa);
VC11: East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug; three, to actinic, 10 Aug; Broughton, one, to actinic, 06 Aug; one, to actinic, 06 Aug; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Sway, one, to actinic, 22 Jul (S&SL);
VC12: Broughton Down, field observation, 17 Aug (DKe); Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 15 Sep (GCE); Crawley, one, 15 Jun (TNo); Harestock, one, to actinic, 09 Aug (GRog); Barton Stacey, five, to actinic, 11 Aug; three, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 14 Aug; one, to actinic, 14 Aug (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 19 May (DAS); Headley Gravel Pit, one, field observation, 06 May (GJD); Alton, one, to actinic, 06 Aug (DBO); one, to actinic, 26 Jul (NDP); Whitehill, one, 23 Jul; three, to actinic, 24 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul (ASto)

70.193 1868 Lesser Treble-bar Aplocera efformata (Guenée, [1858]) - Common
Common in gardens, woodland rides, and on calcareous grassland, sand-dunes and sea cliffs throughout much of southern Britain; widely distributed and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 35-41 mm. The main confusion species is Treble-bar A. plagiata, but innermost fascia usually more sharply angled in A. efformata. Larva feeds on St John's-wort.
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10201419432018
111246163819512019
1245173419512019
 
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Quantity
10232
1126294
12589814

Record details:
VC10: Rookley, one, to actinic, 06 May; two, to actinic, 17 May (JBa);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 27 May; four, 14 Aug (SDut); Woodlands, New Forest, 04 Aug (RBW); Totton, one, 11 Aug (LH); East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 14 Sep (GCE); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 28 Sep (JRMi); Timsbury, one, 31 Jul (TRa); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 28 Sep; one, to actinic, 31 Jul (GCE); Romsey, one, 16 May; one, 12 Aug (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 21 May; one, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 08 Sep; one, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE); Itchen: Peartree Green, one, 05 Aug (NBu det. PBu); Allbrook, one, 22 Jun; one, 08 Aug; one, 14 Sep (SI); Winchester, one, 21 Aug (THW); Ashley, two, to actinic, 07 Aug; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 26 May; one, to actinic, 26 May (GCE); Fareham, one, to actinic, 10 Aug (MLO); Portsmouth, one, 21 Sep (IRT);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 02 Aug; one, to actinic, 17 Aug; Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 16 Aug; Chilbolton, two, to actinic, 15 Sep; one, to actinic, 14 Jul; one, to actinic, 14 Jul; one, to actinic, 15 Sep; one, to actinic, 14 Jul; two, to actinic, 15 Sep (GCE); Crawley, one, 21 May (TNo); one, to actinic, 12 Aug; one, to actinic, 09 Jun; one, to actinic, 30 Jul; Barton Stacey, three, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 19 May; five, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 22 Oct; one, to actinic, 19 May; one, to actinic, 08 Jun; eight, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 19 May; 14, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 19 May; one, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 14 Aug; one, to actinic, 16 Jul; three, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 11 Aug; Wonston , one, to actinic, 20 Sep (GCE); Stockbridge Down NT, one, field observation, 06 Aug; one, field observation, 10 Aug; one, field observation, 14 Aug (MDu); Preston Candover, two, 07 Aug (MJW); Pamber Forest, three, 06 Aug; one, 31 Jul; one, 10 Aug; one, 13 Aug; one, 28 Sep (GJD); Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, 18 Jul (RJM); Alton, one, to actinic, 15 Aug; one, to actinic, 17 Aug (NDP); Alton, one, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 14 Aug (CJP); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 21 May; five, to actinic, 03 Aug; one, to actinic, 16 Aug; three, to actinic, 17 Aug; one, to actinic, 18 Aug; one, to actinic, 20 Aug; one, to actinic, 21 Aug; one, to actinic, 24 Aug; one, 19 Sep; one, 22 Sep; two, 28 Sep; one, 05 Oct (ASto); Blackbush Airfield, one, field observation, 29 Jul (KBW); Church Crookham, one, to actinic, 27 Sep; one, to actinic, 01 Oct (DDim)

70.195 1864 Streak Chesias legatella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common on heathland, moorland, open woodland, hedgerows 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 relatively common in thickets of broom, but under-recorded on account of the lateness of its season and the fact that it does not come readily to light. Wingspan 35-38 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on Broom, over-wintering as an egg.
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105319811995
1113113119512017
12412419512016
 
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Quantity
11221
12111

Record details:
VC11: Brockwood, one, 16 Nov (SDut); Wickham Common, one, 26 Oct (KC);
VC12: Fleet, one, 14 Nov (MHals)

70.198 1879 Seraphim Lobophora halterata (Hufnagel, 1767) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland throughout much of England, Wales and southern Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight local amongst aspen, although found occasionally in localities where this tree is absent, where it is likely to be associated with other species of poplar. Wingspan 29-32 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on Aspen and Black Poplar, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10322019002017
1141540519512019
1214916219512019
 
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Quantity
10221
1111132
1216192

Record details:
VC10: Rookley*, one, to actinic, 09 May; one, to actinic, 17 May (JBa);
VC11: Romsey, one, 24 Jun (SC); one, 08 May; one, 24 May (MB); Southampton, one, to UV, 25 Apr (JVet); one, to actinic, 18 May (MGP); Allbrook, one, 09 May; one, 21 May (SI); Fareham, one, 17 May (ADT); two, 08 May (IMcP); one, to actinic, 17 May (MLO); Portsmouth, two, 02 Jun (IRT);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 03 May; one, to actinic, 16 May (GCE); Ecchinswell, one, 07 May (MJN); Pamber Forest, two, 30 May; one, 27 Apr; one, 04 May; one, 18 May; one, 20 May (GJD); Liss Forest*, one, 17 Apr (RJM); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 30 May (ASto); Farnborough, one, 16 May (KBW); two, to actinic, 08 May (SBai); Yateley*, one, 23 Apr; one, 09 May; one, 27 May; two, 21 May (JHH)

70.199 1882 Small Seraphim Pterapherapteryx sexalata (Retzius, 1783) - Local
Local in damp woodland, fens and marshes, and on river-banks throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 22-26 mm. Small size and distinct dentate subterminal fascia differentiate this species from Seraphim Lobophora halterata. Larva feeds on Sallow and White Willow, over-wintering as a pupa.
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109226719812019
111520185519512019
1250471519512019
 
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Quantity
1083416
1150755
1220222

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 20 Jun (JHa); Rookley, one, to actinic, 17 Jul (JBa); Haseley Manor, 12, 28 May; one, 06 Jul; 16, 11 Aug; Shanklin, one, 02 Jun; one, 09 Aug; one, 11 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 08 Jun (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 17 May (SAB); Totton, one, 23 Apr; one, 25 Apr (LH); East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug (GCE); Romsey, two, 24 May; one, 02 Jun; one, 10 Jun (SLay); one, 30 May; one, 07 Jun; one, 16 Jul; one, 30 Jul (MB); one, 21 May; one, 24 Jun (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 24 Jul (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 06 Aug; one, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 09 Aug; two, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 11 Aug; three, to actinic, 12 Aug; one, to actinic, 13 Aug; one, to actinic, 15 Aug; one, to actinic, 26 May; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 18 Jul; five, to actinic, 23 Jul; one, to actinic, 07 Aug; two, to actinic, 08 Aug; two, to actinic, 09 Aug; five, to actinic, 10 Aug; two, to actinic, 11 Aug; two, to actinic, 12 Aug; two, to actinic, 15 Aug (RAC); Allbrook, one, 22 Jun; one, 23 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, 06 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug (SI); Titchfield Haven NNR, five, 17 Jul (F.M.G.); Fareham, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (MLO); Botley, two, to actinic, 14 Aug; two, to actinic, 15 Aug; one, to actinic, 14 Aug (SLB); West Walk, three, 14 Aug (F.M.G.); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 02 Aug (APar); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 07 Aug (JSw); Milford on Sea, two, 10 Aug (MMcM); Pennington, one, 24 Jun; one, 05 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Wonston, one, to actinic, 17 Jul (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (DAS); Pamber Forest, one, 30 May; two, 25 May; one, 08 Jun; one, 07 Aug; one, 07 Sep (GJD); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 27 Apr; two, to actinic, 09 May; one, to actinic, 21 May; one, to actinic, 01 Jun; one, to actinic, 17 Jun; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 15 Aug (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 03 Jun; two, 18 Jul (ASw); Farnborough, one, 26 May; one, 10 Aug (KBW); Yateley, one, 08 Aug (JHH)

70.200 1883 Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata (Hübner, [1799]) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland, hedgerows, parks and gardens throughout much of the British Isles, except in northern Scotland; well distributed in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 25-29 mm. Fairly unmistakable, but green coloration soon fades to dirty yellow. Larva feeds on Holly, Ivy, Wild Privet, Dogwood, Guelder-rose and Hawthorn, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1042577719472019
112305261819512019
1277689919002019
 
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Quantity
10601286
1180863
1254643

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 03 May, 2 (JHa) Latest: Brook Down, 19 Sep, 1 (PBa) Max count: West High Down Quarry, 20 Aug, 6 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Fareham, 03 May, 1 (KJW) Latest: Allbrook, 14 Sep, 1 (SI) Max count: Allbrook, 21 May, 3 (SI)
VC12: Earliest: Whitehill, 10 Apr, 3 (ASto) Latest: Cheriton, 20 Aug, 1 (DAS) Max count: Whitehill, 10 Apr, 3 (ASto)

70.202 1881 Early Tooth-striped Trichopteryx carpinata (Borkhausen, 1794) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, scrubby heathland and fens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 30-34 mm. A distinctive early spring geometer, perhaps confusable only with Seraphim Lobophora halterata, but Early Tooth-striped is larger and greyer, with cross-lines weaker. Larva feeds on Sallow, Silver and Downy Birch, Honeysuckle and Alder, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1012516619002019
11830149319512019
1242262719512019
 
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Quantity
10661
1110164
12782

Record details:
VC10: Rookley, one, to actinic, 24 Apr (JBa); Shanklin, one, 09 Apr; one, 11 Apr; one, 21 Apr; one, 27 Apr; one, 07 May (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 05 Apr (RBW); Romsey, one, 04 Apr (SLay); one, 18 Mar; one, 01 Apr (NRJ); Kings Somborne, three, to actinic, 14 Mar; one, to actinic, 14 Mar (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 21 Apr (RAC); Botley Wood, four, 13 Mar (F.M.G.); three, 17 Mar (KJW); Pennington, one, 08 Apr (RFC);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 01 Apr; two, to actinic, 04 Apr; one, to actinic, 12 Apr (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 11 Apr (DAS); Overton, one, 11 Apr (ACr); Pamber Forest, one, 05 Apr (GJD); Alton, one, to actinic, 11 Apr (DBO)

Archiearinae

70.203 1661 Orange Underwing Archiearis parthenias (Linnaeus, 1761) - Local
Local in open woodland, scrubby heathland, embankments, and other rough open ground throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight has declined or disappeared altogether in many areas due to destruction of its birch woodland habitat and most often seen now in the New Forest and the north-east. Wingspan 35-39 mm. A diurnal flyer, seen in warm spring sunshine, often high amongst the branches but occasionally seen well on the ground - it seems to have an attraction to horse dung. They should be netted for examination: those netted are invariably males. Very similar to Light Orange Underwing B. notha, males can be distinguished by their antennae which are finely serrated in Orange Underwing, and are slightly feathered in Light Orange Underwing; on underside of hindwing of Orange Underwing, orange band projects centrally into dark outer band, often reaching outer margin, while in Light Orange Underwing, dark outer band is unbroken, and central projection of orange band is absent (MBGBI Vol 7 part 2). Larva feeds on Downy and Silver Birch, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1020919472019
1125128219452019
1216423219512019
 
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12452

Record details:
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, netted, 15 Apr; one, field observation, 22 Apr; one, netted, 23 Apr; Lower Inhams Copse, Pamber, two, netted, nectaring on sallow blossom, 23 Mar (GJD)

70.204 1662 Light Orange Underwing Archiearis notha (Hübner, [1803]) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in ancient woodland and open woodland in parts of southern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight seems to be present wherever Aspen is established, however in places such as Crab Wood, some of the few trees have been felled to the detriment of this and other local species. Wingspan 33-36 mm. The most likely confusion species is Orange Underwing A. parthenias, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Aspen, over-wintering as a pupa.
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107118562013
11392518002014
12374319002015
 
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12111

Record details:
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, field observation, 25 Mar (GJD)

Ennominae

70.205 1884 Magpie Abraxas grossulariata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common on moorland, in gardens and allotments throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread, but far less common than in the past - it used to be a common garden moth throughout the region. Wingspan 42-48 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Heather, Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Hazel, Black Currant, Red Currant, Gooseberry and Spindle.
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1048871719512019
111753196419512019
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1014183
1112143
1220222

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, three, 07 Aug; Brook, one, 16 Jul (IOu); Brighstone, two, to actinic, 24 Jun (TDov); Bonchurch, one, 12 Jul; one, 13 Jul (JHa); Rookley, one, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 10 Jul; one, to actinic, 15 Jul; one, to actinic, 17 Jul; one, 21 Jul (JBa); Shanklin, one, 05 Aug; two, 06 Aug; one, 09 Aug (IOu); Broadley Copse, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (JBa);
VC11: Lockerley, one, 24 Jun (RJen); Redbridge, one, 28 Jun (WGin); Romsey, one, to actinic, 22 May; one, 12 Aug (NRJ); Broughton, one, to actinic, 06 Aug (GCE); Locks Heath, one, 13 Jun (PAS); Titchfield Haven NNR, one, 17 Jul (F.M.G.); Hilltop, The Hangers, three, 01 Aug (SI); West Meon, two, 31 Jul (F.M.G.); Northney, Hayling Island, 20 Jun (JWP); Milford on Sea, one, 31 Jul; one, 05 Aug (MMcM);
VC12: Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 16 Aug; two, to actinic, 16 Aug; one, to actinic, 16 Aug; Wherwell, one, to actinic, 19 Jul; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 14 Jul; one, to actinic, 14 Jul; one, to actinic, 14 Jul; Crawley, one, to actinic, 12 Aug; two, to actinic, 12 Aug; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 14 Aug (GCE); Harestock, one, to actinic, 26 Jun; one, to actinic, 24 Jul (GRog); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 12 Jul; one, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 14 Aug; one, to actinic, 12 Jul (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (DAS); Hinton Ampner, one, indoors, 10 Aug (ASD); Preston Candover, one, 07 Aug (MJW); Alton, one, to actinic, 14 Jul (NDP)

70.207 1887 Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in woodland, marshes, river-banks and heathland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 24-28 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Aspen, Poplar, Sallow, Willow and Hazel, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10892307119722019
1169211221519002019
122480608019512019
 
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105413931
1121537212
121211987

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 07 May, 1 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 14 Aug, 3 (IOu) Max count: Haseley Manor, 09 Jun, 31 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 06 May, 1 (NRJ) Latest: Wickham, 23 Aug, 1 (JRDS) Max count: Stockbridge Down NT, 19 Jun, 12 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Pamber Forest, 27 Apr, 1 (GJD) Latest: Liss Forest, 15 Aug, 2 (RJM) Max count: Pamber Forest, 28 May, 7 (GJD)

70.208 1888 Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens throughout much of southern England, especially where there are calcareous soils. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widely distributed, mainly on the chalk but also in the New Forest, and in gardens. Wingspan 25-30 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Spindle, and on Evergreen Spindle in gardens, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1037947019772019
111592176719512019
1292697419512019
 
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1015288
1163724
1259693

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Wheelers Bay, 09 Apr, 1 (ABu) Latest: Shanklin, 18 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Parkhurst Forest, 28 Jul, 8 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Blackfield, 07 Apr, 1 (PGS) Latest: Romsey, 12 Aug, 1 (NRJ) Max count: West Meon, 31 Jul, 4 (F.M.G.)
VC12: Earliest: Basingstoke, 08 Apr, 1 (MJW) Latest: Fleet, 28 Aug, 1 (MHals) Max count: Chilbolton, 14 Jul, 3 (GCE)

70.211 1889 Peacock Moth Macaria notata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland and scrubby heathland throughout much of southern England, north-western England and western Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly common throughout, and often very common in birch woodland. Wingspan 28-32 mm. The main confusion species is Sharp-angled Peacock M. alternata, which see. Larva feeds on Birch and Sallow, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10583819782018
111048120719512019
1244767919512019
 
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10541
1134514
1219244

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 12 Aug (CHic); Kingston, one, 22 Jul; one, 29 Jul; one, 01 Aug (ENes); Seaview, one, to lighted window, 18 Aug (JMas);
VC11: Culverley, NF, two, 19 Jul (CL); Ashurst, NF, one, 03 May; one, 08 Aug; two, 10 Aug (SAB); Totton, one, 07 Aug (LH); Romsey, one, 11 Aug (MB); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 11 Jun; one, to actinic, 11 Jun; one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 11 Jun; three, to actinic, 31 Jul; four, to actinic, 21 May; three, to actinic, 31 Jul (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 14 Aug (RAC); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 26 May (GCE); Fareham, one, 12 Aug (KJW); Wickham, one, 07 Aug (F.M.G.); Botley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug (SLB); Wickham, one, 23 Jul; one, 24 Jul; one, 01 Aug; one, 02 Aug; one, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug; four, 09 Aug; three, 10 Aug; two, 11 Aug; one, 14 Aug; one, 22 Aug (JRDS); Portsmouth, one, 11 Jul (IRT); West Walk, four, 14 Aug (F.M.G.); Northney, Hayling Island, 14 Aug (JWP); Bransgore, NF, one, to actinic, 29 Jul (JHC);
VC12: Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 23 May; one, to actinic, 23 Jul; one, to actinic, 23 Jul (GCE); Pamber Forest, one, 06 Aug (GJD); Broadmoor Bottom, Silchester, one, 15 Jun (JLe); Pamber Forest, one, 20 May; one, 08 Jun; one, 23 Jun; one, 31 Jul; two, 10 Aug; one, 15 Aug (GJD); Liss Forest, one, 06 Jun; one, 18 Jul; four, 15 Aug (RJM); Alton, one, to actinic, 16 Jun (NDP); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 27 May; one, to actinic, 30 May; two, to actinic, 15 Aug (ASto); Yateley, one, 17 Aug (JHH)

70.212 1890 Sharp-angled Peacock Macaria alternata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland, scrubby heathland and sand-dunes throughout much of England, more commonly in the south. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly common throughout, being the rather more common of the two similar Macaria species. Wingspan 27-32 mm. The main confusion species is Peacock Moth M. notata, but in M. alternata there is usually an indistinct grey band running through the blotch in the centre of the forewing, across both forewing and hindwing, and the apical markings are bolder, accentuating the more pointed apex and deeper notch in the termen. Larva feeds on Sallow, Blackthorn, Sea Buckthorn and Alder, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1049676019432019
11445867827132019
12663105019512019
 
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10296612
11871297
1220354

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 16 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 14 Aug, 2 (IOu) Max count: Haseley Manor, 11 Aug, 12 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 16 Apr, 1 (SLay) Latest: Botley, 09 Sep, 1 (SLB) Max count: Wickham, 11 Aug, 7 (JRDS)
VC12: Earliest: Pamber Forest, 20 May, 2 (GJD) Latest: Ecchinswell, 15 Aug, 2 (MTa, CSu) Max count: Fleet, 06 Aug, 4 (AGi)

70.214 1893 Tawny-barred Angle Macaria liturata (Clerck, 1759) - Common
Common in coniferous woodland, plantations and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 28-34 mm. Worn specimens could be misidentified as Dusky Peacock M. signaria, an extremely rare immigrant, which see. Larva feeds on various coniferous trees, including Scots Pine and Norway Spruce, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10926818562019
112530283719512019
12777125219512019
 
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10111
11841256
12691236

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Parkhurst Forest, 29 Jun, 1 (IOu) Latest: Parkhurst Forest, 29 Jun, 1 (IOu) Max count: Parkhurst Forest, 29 Jun, 1 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Dibden Purlieu, 12 Apr, 1 (RAC) Latest: Wickham, 14 Sep, 2 (JRDS) Max count: Brockwood, 14 Aug, 6 (SDut)
VC12: Earliest: Axmansford, 03 May, 1 (ACB) Latest: Whitehill, 19 Sep, 1 (ASto) Max count: Liss Forest, 15 Aug, 6 (RJM)

70.218 1894 Latticed Heath Chiasmia clathrata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in farmland, gardens, calcareous grassland, acid heathland and moorland throughout most of the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight quite common on the chalk and in waste places with clover, and also found in clover crops. Wingspan 26-32 mm. Flies both by day, in warm sunshine, and at night. Although distinctive, it has been confused with Common Heath Ematurga atomaria, but only Latticed Heath has such conspicuous, black veins; there is a confusing black form alboguttata, which is best distinguished by the chequered fringes. Larva feeds on Hare's-foot Clover, White Clover, Red Clover, Bird's-foot Trefoil and Lucerne, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10261119512019
1113512219452018
1213110519512018
 
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10331
11211
12111

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 19 Aug; one, 27 Aug (JHa); Shanklin, one, 26 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Stanbrige Earls, one, field observation, 21 May (JRMi); Northney, Hayling Island, 19 Aug (JWP);
VC12: Pamber Heath, one, field observation, 15 Jun (DLev)

70.221 1901 Little Thorn Cepphis advenaria (Hübner, 1790) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in open woodland, woodland rides and scrub in southern England (Hampshire and adjoining counties) and from north Somerset up through Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire into Herefordshire, with a few isolated populations elsewhere in England and southern Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight local but quite frequent in many woodland localities. Wingspan 27-30 mm. Small size renders this 'thorn' fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on Bramble, in neutral or basic habitats, or Bilberry in those which are acid, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1015717618002019
1143245418002019
1210117919002018
 
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1015223
11771
12221

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, one, field observation, 30 May (KNow); Bonchurch, one, 02 May; one, 25 Jun (JHa); America Wood, two, at dusk, 18 May; Shanklin, two, 09 May; one, 12 May; one, 17 May; two, 21 May; one, 25 May; three, 26 May; one, 28 May; two, 30 May; one, 02 Jun; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 25 May; Sandpit Copse, two, 20 May (IOu);
VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 21 May; one, to actinic, 21 May; one, to actinic, 21 May (GCE); Allbrook, one, 21 May (SI); Wickham, one, 08 May; one, 19 May; one, 25 May (JRDS);
VC12: Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, field observation, 25 May; one, 14 Jun (RJM)

70.222 1902 Brown Silver-line Petrophora chlorosata (Scopoli, 1763) - Common
Common wherever there is bracken, in woodland, heathland and moorland throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight extremely common amongst bracken everywhere - in fact one of the few species of insect that feeds on this plant. Well-recorded as it is easily disturbed by day. Wingspan 31-37 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on Bracken, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1018823619512019
113670836419512019
12801236719512019
 
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1026384
11681069
124811116

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: America Wood, 28 Apr, 4 (IOu) Latest: Parkhurst Forest, 29 Jun, 4 (IOu) Max count: Parkhurst Forest, 29 Jun, 4 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Dibden Purlieu, 25 Apr, 1 (RAC) Latest: Matley Wood, NF, 05 Aug, 0 (RBW, MWa) Max count: Kings Somborne, 21 May, 9 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Axmansford, 03 May, 3 (ACB) Latest: Whitehill, 13 Jul, 1 (ASto) Max count: Pamber Forest, 30 May, 16 (GJD)

70.223 1903 Barred Umber Plagodis pulveraria (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local in ancient broad-leaved woodland and on limestone pavements throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widely distributed but somewhat scarce, in surviving areas of mature deciduous woodland. Wingspan 32-38 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on Hazel, Downy Birch, Silver Birch, Sallow and Hawthorn, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10211618562019
1119315819402019
12765319512018
 
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10122
11463
12111

Record details:
VC10: Sandpit Copse, two, 20 May (IOu);
VC11: Ashurst, NF, one, 07 May (SAB); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 21 May; Hursley, three, to actinic, 21 May; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 26 May (GCE);
VC12: Ecchinswell*, one, to actinic, 07 May (MTa, CSu)

70.224 1904 Scorched Wing Plagodis dolabraria (Linnaeus, 1767) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland, scrub, parks and gardens throughout the British Isles; widespread and common in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 34-38 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Oak, and a number of other deciduous trees, including Downy and Silver Birch, Sallow and Beech, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1043674219792019
112990484419512019
12986220519402019
 
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1037594
11791138
1233403

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 19 May, 1 (IOu) Latest: Parkhurst Forest, 29 Jun, 2 (IOu) Max count: Borthwood Copse, Winford, 23 Jun, 4 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Ashurst, NF, 03 May, 1 (SAB) Latest: Wickham, 28 Jun, 1 (JRDS) Max count: Kings Somborne, 26 May, 8 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Pamber Forest, 04 May, 1 (GJD) Latest: Wherwell, 29 Jun, 1 (GCE) Max count: Goodworth Clatford, 23 May, 3 (GCE)

70.225 1905 Horse Chestnut Pachycnemia hippocastanaria (Hübner, [1799]) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in heathland in southern England (Hampshire and adjoining counties). In Hampshire a characteristic species of the heathlands of the New Forest and north-east Hampshire, and occasionally recorded elsewhere in the county and along the north-western coast of the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 28-32 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on Heather and Cross-leaved Heath, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1012819302014
111024150018002019
1214921219002019
 
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1112174
12882

Record details:
VC11: Shatterford, NF, one, 14 Jul; 14 Jul (RBW, MWa); Pig Bush, NF, one, 17 Jul; four, 18 Jul; Culverley, NF, three, 19 Jul (CL); Romsey, one, 25 Jul (NRJ); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 26 Jun; one, to actinic, 18 Jul; one, to actinic, 23 Jul; two, to actinic, 24 Jul; one, 22 Sep (RAC); Botley*, one, to actinic, 12 Aug (SLB);
VC12: Liss Forest, two, 13 Apr; one, 18 Jul (RJM); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 17 Aug; one, 15 Sep; one, 21 Sep (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR, one, netted, 15 Jun (JHH); 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Broxhead Common, one, field observation, 26 Jun (KBW)

70.226 1906 Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in hedgerows, gardens, woodland, calcareous grassland and acid heathland throughout the British Isles; abundant throughout Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 33-46 mm. Unmistakable, one of the commonest and most well-recorded geometers in the country. Larva feeds on Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Midland Hawthorn, Rowan and Wayfaring-tree, over-wintering as a pupa or small larva.
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102122624019512019
1122941546522002019
1266761764419512019
 
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10182997100
11915213535
1245994013

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 11 Apr, 2 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 30 Sep, 4 (IOu) Max count: West High Down Quarry, 07 Aug, 100 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Catisfield, 01 Apr, 1 (ALR) Latest: Botley, 16 Oct, 1 (SLB) Max count: Milford on Sea, 07 Aug, 35 (MMcM)
VC12: Earliest: Basingstoke, 09 Apr, 1 (RHil) Latest: Farnborough, 19 Oct, 1 (KBW) Max count: Chilbolton, 15 Sep, 13 (GCE)

70.227 1907 Bordered Beauty Epione repandaria (Hufnagel, 1767) - Common
Common in damp woodland rides and clearings, scrub, hedgerows and gardens throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight there have been relatively few recent records of this inhabitant of damp sallow thickets. Wingspan 28-31 mm. The main confusion species is Dark Bordered Beauty E. vespertaria, which differs chiefly in the distal edge of the subterminal fascia, which is parallel with the dorsum in E. vespertaria, but which meets the apex in E. repandaria. Larva feeds on Sallow, Black Poplar, Alder and Hazel, over-wintering as an egg.
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1012416119552019
111242120819512019
1219416119512019
 
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1010112
1115142
12661

Record details:
VC10: Afton Marsh, two, to actinic, 28 Sep (IOu); Cranmore, to actinic, 20 Jul (CHic); Kingston, one, 22 Jun; two, 24 Jun (ENes); Haseley Manor, one, 06 Jul; Shanklin, one, 05 Aug; one, 16 Aug; one, 12 Sep; one, 15 Sep; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 31 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Shatterford, NF, one, 14 Jul (RBW, MWa); Pig Bush, NF, one, 17 Jul; Culverley, NF, one, 19 Jul (CL); Woodlands, New Forest, 25 Jun (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 07 Aug (SAB); Romsey, one, 22 Sep (NRJ); Allbrook, one, 30 Jul (SI); Botley Wood, one, field observation, 18 Sep (F.M.G.); Wickham, one, 01 Jul; one, 11 Aug; one, 23 Aug; one, 15 Sep (JRDS); West Meon, two, 31 Jul (F.M.G.); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 31 Jul (JSw); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 06 Aug; one, 10 Aug; one, 07 Sep (GJD); Liss Forest*, one, 08 Aug (RJM); Castle Bottom NNR, one, 16 Aug; Yateley, one, 13 Aug (JHH)

70.229 1909 Speckled Yellow Pseudopanthera macularia (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in open woodland, scrubland and grassland throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight especially common away from the chalk in such areas as the New Forest, Harewood Forest, Pamber Forest, Odiham Common Broxhead Common Botley Wood and Ampfield Wood. Wingspan 28-30 mm. An unmistakable day-flying moth. Larva feeds on Wood Sage, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1019726219002019
11807272219512019
121009268519512019
 
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10221
11165210
128123

Record details:
VC10: Bouldnor, one, field observation, on Gorse Bushes , 06 May (KNow det. JBa); Brook, one, field observation, 21 May (KShw);
VC11: Bentley Wood, two, 21 May (NPa); Woodlands, New Forest, 08 May (RBW); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 21 May (GCE); Queen Elizabeth CP, eight, field observation, 18 May; 10, field observation, 26 May; one, field observation, 14 May; one, field observation, 26 May; 10, field observation, 03 Jun; one, field observation, 24 Jun; two, field observation, 28 May; one, field observation, 07 Jun; three, field observation, 20 May; two, field observation, 24 May; one, field observation, 31 May (SJD); Butser Hill, four, field observation, 30 May (JGe); Queen Elizabeth CP, five, field observation, 17 May (SJD);
VC12: Martin Down NNR, three, field observation, 25 May (DKe); West Down, Chilbolton, one, field observation, 08 May (GCE); Pamber Forest, one, field observation, 04 May; one, field observation, 14 May; two, field observation, 08 May; Silchester Common, two, field observation, 08 May (GJD); Noar Hill, one, field observation, 26 Apr (BCA); Aldershot, one, field observation, 24 May (MHals)

70.230 1924 Orange Moth Angerona prunaria (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland, scrubby heathland and mature hedgerows, throughout southern England; although still quite common in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in a few mature woodlands, it is has disappeared from a number of former haunts. Wingspan 42-56 mm. Unmistakable, although somewhat variable. Larva feeds on various woody plants, including Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Birch, Heather, Broom and Traveller's-joy.
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104410918002019
1131766619512019
127515319002019
 
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10122
1117171
12286

Record details:
VC10: Parkhurst Forest, two, 29 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Ashley, one, to actinic, 23 Jun (GCE); Romsey, one, 08 Jun; one, 15 Jun; one, to actinic, 23 Jun; one, 24 Jun (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 26 May; one, to actinic, 15 Jun; one, to actinic, 15 Jun; one, to actinic, 15 Jun; one, to actinic, 15 Jul; one, to actinic, f. corylaria, 26 May; one, to actinic, 15 Jun (GCE); Wickham, one, 01 Jun; one, 07 Jun; one, 17 Jun; one, 21 Jun (JRDS); Lovedean, one, 13 Jun (ARJ);
VC12: Chilbolton, two, to actinic, 16 Jun (GCE); Pamber Forest, six, 30 May (GJD)

70.231 1910 Lilac Beauty Apeira syringaria (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland, scrub and gardens throughout much of England, Wales and southern Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and not uncommon throughout, but thinly distributed and occurring only in small numbers. Wingspan 38-42 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Honeysuckle, Ash, Wild Privet and Garden Privet.
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10734819302019
1149237819452019
1221516319402019
 
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10111
11551
12551

Record details:
VC10: Kingston, one, 17 Jun (ENes);
VC11: Romsey, one, 16 Jun (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 11 Jun; Ashley, one, to actinic, 23 Jun (GCE); Wickham, one, 15 Jun (JRDS); Lovedean, one, 15 Jun (ARJ);
VC12: Whitchurch, one, 17 Sep (SBr); Overton, one, field observation, 16 Jun (B&ME); one, 22 Sep (MSi); Axmansford, one, to lighted window, 17 Jun (ACB); Pamber Forest, one, 13 Jul (GJD)

70.233 1912 August Thorn Ennomos quercinaria (Hufnagel, 1767) - Local
Local in woodland, parks, hedgerows, scrubby downland and gardens throughout England and Wales, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Widely distributed, but perhaps decreasing, in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 42-50 mm. Probably easier to confuse with Dusky Thorn E. fuscantaria than September Thorn E. erosaria, which see, since a good proportion of August Thorn show dark shading between outer cross-line and outer edge of wing, the stated diagnostic feature for Dusky Thorn; the three species all show subtle differences in the way the outer cross-line meets the costa. Larva feeds on Pedunculate and Sessile Oak, over-wintering as an egg.
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Record
Last
Record
1010211818562019
1158359319512019
1226427219402019
 
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Quantity
10441
1123283
1212154

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, one, 20 Aug (IOu); Bonchurch, one, 10 Aug (JHa); Shanklin, one, 23 Aug (IOu); Sandown, one, to actinic, 10 Aug (JMar);
VC11: Stanbrige Earls, two, to actinic, 13 Aug; two, to actinic, 15 Aug; one, to actinic, 17 Aug; one, to actinic, 08 Sep (JRMi); Romsey, one, 02 Jul (MB); Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Jul; Broughton, three, to actinic, 06 Aug; Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Jul; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jul; two, to actinic, 15 Jul; one, to actinic, 07 Aug; one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Southampton, one, to UV, 20 Jul (JVet); one, to actinic, 12 Jul (MGP); Ashley, one, to actinic, 15 Jul; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Portsmouth, one, 18 Jul; one, 04 Aug; one, 18 Aug (IRT); Hen Wood, two, 24 Jul; one, 04 Sep (F.M.G. det. KJW); Northney, Hayling Island, 28 Sep (JWP); Everton, one, 29 Jul (MMcM);
VC12: Crawley, four, 12 Aug (TNo); one, to actinic, 21 Jul; one, to actinic, 21 Jul; one, to actinic, 30 Jul; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 14 Aug; one, to actinic, 11 Aug (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 10 Aug (DAS); Beech, one, 10 Jul (NDP); one, 02 Aug (NDP); Basingstoke, one, 07 Jul; one, to actinic, 27 Jul; one, 31 Jul (MJW)

70.234 1913 Canary-shouldered Thorn Ennomos alniaria (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in woodland, scrub, parks and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 38-42 mm. Larva feeds on Downy and Silver Birch, Alder and Goat Willow.
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1026231119772019
113820483519512019
12847107219512019
 
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1019326
11771007
1245502

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Freshwater Cliffs, 16 Jul, 2 (SDa) Latest: St Lawrence: Salem Close, 30 Sep, 1 (PBa) Max count: Haseley Manor, 11 Aug, 6 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Portsmouth, 07 Jul, 1 (IRT) Latest: Brockwood, 19 Sep, 3 (SDut) Max count: Hale Purlieu, 13 Aug, 7 (MCu)
VC12: Earliest: Fleet, 27 Jun, 1 (MHals) Latest: Whitehill, 28 Sep, 2 (ASto) Max count: Liss, 31 Jul, 2 (LBe)

70.235 1914 Dusky Thorn Ennomos fuscantaria (Haworth, 1809) - Common
Common in woodland, hedgerows and gardens throughout much of England, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight although described as 'common and widespread' in the 2001 county history, this species was identified by a well-publicised long-term Rothamsted survey as having undergone a 98 decline between 1970 and 2005. Looking at the population graph shown below, it would be true to say that the position of Dusky Thorn mirrored the national picture towards the end of the 1990s, but since then, the population seems to have exploded, and it is now found at higher numbers than at any time in the past four decades.
The reason for this increase remains unclear, and although it may perhaps be at least partially explained by greater recording effort since it's plight was revealed, this cannot be the whole story. Wingspan 38-42 mm. The most likely confusion species is August Thorn E. quercinaria, which also often has discal third of forewing darker, but in Dusky Thorn the two median fasciae converge at the dorsum more noticeable than they do in August Thorn, and the postmedian fascia is smoother and less kinked towards the costa in Dusky Thorn. Larva feeds on Ash, over-wintering as an egg.
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1040995619572019
11452381332002019
121126238919512019
 
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106831719
1132867216
1217442718

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Freshwater Cliffs, 16 Jul, 1 (SDa) Latest: Shanklin, 16 Oct, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 14 Sep, 19 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Allbrook, 15 Jul, 1 (SI) Latest: Pennington, 05 Oct, 1 (RFC) Max count: Stanbrige Earls, 08 Sep, 16 (JRMi)
VC12: Earliest: Barton Stacey, 16 Jul, 1 (GCE) Latest: Over Wallop, 22 Sep, 1 (CM) Max count: Alton, 08 Sep, 18 (BCA)

70.236 1915 September Thorn Ennomos erosaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in woodland, parks and gardens throughout much of England, spreading into Scotland, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight Common and widespread. Although the flight-time histogram shows a smooth curve of emergence, in most years there are two peaks, one in July and another, usually smaller, in September. Wingspan 38-42 mm. The most likely confusion species is August Thorn E. quercinaria, which has the antemedian fascia (the line nearest the base of the wing) acutely angled at the costa (almost straight in September Thorn). Larva feeds on Oak, Lime, Birch and Beech, over-wintering as an egg.
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10756819002019
112854521419492019
1254498219512019
 
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Quantity
10793
111672326
12631044

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Kingston, 16 Jul, 2 (ENes) Latest: Freshwater Bay, 21 Sep, 1 (PBa) Max count: Kingston, 29 Jul, 3 (ENes)
VC11: Earliest: Botley, 17 Jun, 1 (SLB) Latest: Fareham, 29 Sep, 1 (IMcP) Max count: Allbrook, 24 Jun, 6 (SI)
VC12: Earliest: Whitehill, 30 Jun, 1 (ASto) Latest: Pamber Forest, 28 Sep, 4 (GJD) Max count: Ecchinswell, 08 Aug, 4 (MJN)

70.237 1917 Early Thorn Selenia dentaria (Fabricius, 1775) - Common
Common in woodland, scrub, hedgerows, parks and gardens, throughout the British Isles. Wingspan 40-51 mm. The second, summer generation smaller and brighter than the spring generation. Larva feeds on various woody plants, including Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Hazel, Downy and Silver Birch, Alder, Sallow, Honeysuckle and Bog-myrtle, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10735120319512019
115766766219512019
121617225219512019
 
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Quantity
1049815
11931024
1251572

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 11 Mar, 1 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 18 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 12 Jul, 5 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Botley Wood, 13 Mar, 1 (F.M.G.) Latest: Totton, 23 Aug, 1 (LH) Max count: Allbrook, 12 Apr, 4 (SI)
VC12: Earliest: Basingstoke, 14 Mar, 1 (DJJ) Latest: Ecchinswell, 15 Sep, 1 (MTa, CSu) Max count: Burghclere, 01 Aug, 2 (PBl)

70.239 1919 Purple Thorn Selenia tetralunaria (Hufnagel, 1767) - Common
Common in woodland, scrub, gardens and a wide range of other habitats throughout much of England, spreading into Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight Fairly common and widespread in all three vice-counties. Emerges in two well defined broods, peaking in April and July. Records before 1975 are few, so the graphs shown below are taken from this point forwards. Wingspan 46-52 mm. The most likely confusion species is Lunar Thorn Selenia lunularia, both share the same posture at rest, but Lunar Thorn has the postmedian line straighter, joining the costa closer to the base of the forewing, and lacks the dark spot near the dorsum on the hindwing of Purple Thorn. Larva feeds on various broad-leaved trees, including Hazel, Birch, Alder, Hawthorn and Oak, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
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1018521718562019
111517175219512019
1270894319512019
 
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Quantity
10551
1161764
1230414

Record details:
VC10: Parkhurst Forest, one, 28 Jul (IOu); Bonchurch, one, 12 Jul (JHa); Shanklin, one, 02 Apr; one, 26 Jul; one, 06 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Furze Hill, NF, 19 Jul (RBW, MWa); one, 20 Jul (RBW); Pig Bush, NF, one, 17 Jul; Culverley, NF, one, 19 Jul (CL); Marchwood, two, 11 Apr (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 16 Jul (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 19 Jul; one, 10 Aug (SAB); Totton, one, 07 Apr; one, 29 Jul; one, 01 Aug (LH); Rownhams, one, 24 Apr; one, 29 Jul (AMS); Romsey, one, 10 Apr (SLay); one, 08 Apr; one, 10 Jul (MB); Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Jul; Kings Somborne, three, to actinic, 31 Jul; Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Jul (GCE); Romsey, one, 09 Apr; one, 10 Apr; one, to actinic, 12 Apr; three, 16 Apr; one, 25 Jun; one, 16 Jul (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 09 Jul; two, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; two, to actinic, 31 Jul; three, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 07 Apr (RAC); Southampton, one, to actinic, 19 Jul (MGP); Allbrook, one, 11 Apr; one, 29 Jul (SI); Winchester, two, 10 Apr (THW); Catisfield, one, 01 Apr (ALR); Botley, one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 22 Jul (SLB); Wickham, one, 30 Jun; one, 01 Jul; one, 02 Jul; one, 05 Jul; one, 08 Jul; one, 10 Jul; two, 11 Jul; three, 12 Jul; four, 13 Jul; one, 15 Jul; one, 16 Jul; two, 17 Jul; one, 29 Jul (JRDS); Lovedean, one, 23 Apr; one, 07 Jul; one, 13 Jul; one, 19 Jul; one, 20 Jul (ARJ); Hen Wood, one, 24 Jul (F.M.G.); Milford on Sea, one, 27 Jul; Everton, one, 29 Jul (MMcM);
VC12: Wherwell, one, to actinic, 29 Jul; one, to actinic, 29 Jul; Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 23 Jul; one, to actinic, 23 Jul; Chilbolton, four, to actinic, 14 Jul; Crawley, one, to actinic, 21 Jul; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 12 Jul (GCE); Ecchinswell, three, to actinic, 11 Apr (MTa, CSu); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 09 Apr; one, to actinic, 10 Apr (DAS); Ecchinswell, one, 11 Apr (MJN); Axmansford, one, 23 Jul; four, 13 Jul (ACB); Beech, one, 10 Jul; one, 19 Jul; two, 23 Jul (NDP); Pamber Forest, one, 16 Apr; one, 19 Jul (GJD); Liss, one, 10 Apr; one, 17 Jul (LBe); Liss Forest, three, 10 Apr; one, 13 Apr; one, 17 Apr; one, 11 Jul; one, 18 Jul; one, 08 Aug (RJM); Alton, one, to actinic, 12 Apr (NDP); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 16 Apr (ASto); South Warnborough, one, 22 Jul (DLee); Yateley, one, 16 Apr (JHH)

70.240 1920 Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata (Clerck, 1759) - Common
Common in woodland, scrub, hedgerows, plantations, parks and gardens, throughout the British Isles. Wingspan 46-50 mm. Larva feeds on various woody plants, including Hazel, Silver and Downy Birch, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Oak and some coniferous trees, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1026931719432019
111596236919512019
1265183819512019
 
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Quantity
1016162
1144482
1222232

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 25 Apr (CHic); Bonchurch, one, 08 May; one, 12 May; one, 15 May; one, 16 May; one, 29 May; one, 07 Jun (JHa); Rookley, one, to actinic, 24 May (JBa); Shanklin, two, 09 May; one, 14 May; one, 18 May; one, 19 May; one, 22 May; one, 25 May; one, 30 May; one, 04 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, two, 16 May; two, 23 May (SDut); Ashurst, NF, one, 22 Apr; one, 21 May (SAB); Romsey, one, 01 May; one, 19 May (SLay); one, 04 May; one, 06 May (MB); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 21 May (GCE); Romsey, one, 03 May; one, 04 May; one, 07 May; one, 08 May; one, 09 May; one, to actinic, 18 May; one, 19 May; two, to actinic, 21 May; one, 22 May; two, 24 May; one, to actinic, 24 May; one, to actinic, 29 May (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 21 May; Hursley, one, to actinic, 21 May; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 26 May (GCE); Allbrook, one, 21 May (SI); Winchester, one, 03 May (THW); Teg Down, one, to actinic, 24 May; one, to actinic, 20 May (EmPe); Fareham, one, ♂, 09 May (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 04 May (SLB); Wickham, one, 26 Apr; one, 08 May; one, 09 May; two, 16 May; one, 20 May; one, 22 May; two, 24 May; one, 28 May; one, 29 May; one, 31 May; one, 22 Jul (JRDS); Portsmouth, one, 20 May (IRT); Northney, Hayling Island, 16 Jun; 26 Jun (JWP);
VC12: Crawley, one, 03 May (TNo); Teg Down, Winchester, one, 17 May (CKn); Harestock, one, to actinic, 27 Apr (GRog); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 27 May (GCE); Ecchinswell, one, to actinic, 16 May (MTa, CSu); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 08 May; one, to actinic, 09 May (DAS); Pamber Forest, one, 04 May; two, 07 May; one, 18 May (GJD); Liss, one, 16 May (LBe); Liss Forest, one, 25 May (RJM); Alton, one, to actinic, 21 May (BCA); one, to actinic, 18 May (NDP); one, to actinic, 01 May; one, to actinic, 09 May (CJP); Whitehill, one, 24 Apr; one, to actinic, 27 Apr; one, to actinic, 08 May; one, to actinic, 09 May; one, to actinic, 21 May (ASto); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 21 May (ASw)

70.241 1921 Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in woodland, scrub, hedgerows, parks and gardens, throughout the British Isles. Wingspan 40-46 mm. Larva feeds on various broad-leaved trees and shrubs, including Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Downy and Silver Birch, Oak, Honeysuckle and Bilberry.
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1057786919512019
1179021351119512019
121535245019512019
 
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Quantity
1040816
112784107
121091696

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Cranmore, 24 Jun, 0 (CHic) Latest: Haseley Manor, 11 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Rookley, 21 Jul, 6 (JBa)
VC11: Earliest: Portsmouth, 12 Jun, 1 (IRT) Latest: Fareham, 23 Aug, 1 (KJW) Max count: Kings Somborne, 22 Jul, 7 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Alton, 21 Jun, 1 (NDP) Latest: Farnborough, 08 Aug, 1 (KBW) Max count: Axmansford, 23 Jul, 6 (ACB)

70.243 1922 Swallow-tailed Moth Ourapteryx sambucaria (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in woodland, scrub, hedgerows, parks and gardens, throughout the British Isles. Wingspan 50-62 mm. One of the largest and most spectacular geometers. Larva feeds on woody plants such as Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Goat Willow, Black Currant, Elder, Horse Chestnut and Ivy.
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Last
Record
1044784119512019
114079575019492019
121529263819512019
 
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Quantity
1020293
1182977
1249777

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 11 Jun, 1 (JHa) Latest: Bonchurch, 20 Oct, 1 (JHa) Max count: Bonchurch, 25 Jun, 3 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Totton, 09 Jun, 1 (LH) Latest: Fareham, 20 Oct, 1 (MLO) Max count: Milford on Sea, 25 Jun, 7 (MMcM)
VC12: Earliest: Hammer Vale, Woolmer, 03 Jun, 1 (ASw) Latest: Pamber Forest, 20 Oct, 1 (GJD) Max count: Overton, 25 Jun, 7 (MSi)

70.244 1923 Feathered Thorn Colotois pennaria (Linnaeus, 1761) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, areas with scattered trees, parks and gardens, throughout the British Isles, but under-recorded due to its late flight season; well distributed and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 46-50 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on various broad-leaved trees, including Oak, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Apple, Dog-rose, Birch, Hazel, Willow and Poplar, over-wintering as an egg.
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Last
Record
1036396019782019
112037336719512019
12894191819512019
 
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Quantity
10145111
116911510
1249938

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Cranmore, 09 Oct, 0 (CHic) Latest: Bonchurch, 11 Dec, 9 (JHa) Max count: Bonchurch, 07 Nov, 11 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Kings Somborne, 28 Sep, 1 (GCE) Latest: Botley Wood, 11 Dec, 1 (F.M.G.) Max count: Kings Somborne, 16 Nov, 10 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Farnborough, 05 Oct, 1 (KBW) Latest: Chilbolton, 23 Nov, 2 (SLE) Max count: Crawley, 17 Nov, 8 (GCE)

70.245 1663 March Moth Alsophila aescularia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in open woodland, parks and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan male 34-38 mm, female wingless. Male has a distinctive resting posture and shape, with narrow, overlapping forewings and straight costa, giving the appearance of an arrow-head, and the forewing shows a distinct dentate subterminal fascia; the flightless female is very easy to overlook, but can be distinguished from other flightless females by the brown anal tuft and complete absence of wings. Larva feeds on numerous broad-leaved trees and shrubs, including Oak, Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Crab Apple, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1027650719812019
111175176219512019
12765154019512019
 
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Quantity
1031515
1115317
1214206

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 13 Mar; one, 15 Mar; two, 16 Mar; one, 17 Mar; two, 18 Mar; two, 23 Mar; one, 24 Mar; two, 01 Apr; two, 02 Apr; one, 03 Apr; one, 06 Apr; three, 08 Apr; two, 10 Apr; three, 11 Apr (JHa); Rookley, two, to actinic, 27 Mar; one, to actinic, 01 Apr; one, 02 Apr; one, to actinic, 12 Apr; one, field observation, 15 Apr; one, to actinic, 18 Apr (JBa); Shanklin, one, 21 Feb; two, 23 Feb; one, 15 Mar; two, 17 Mar; five, 02 Apr; two, 06 Apr; one, 08 Apr; three, 09 Apr; one, 10 Apr; one, 14 Apr; one, 16 Apr (IOu);
VC11: Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, ♂, 16 Apr (JRMi); Romsey, one, 16 Apr (SLay); three, 07 Feb; one, 08 Mar; four, 10 Mar; two, 11 Mar; two, 17 Mar; one, to actinic, 11 Apr (NRJ); Ashley, two, to actinic, 17 Mar; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 17 Mar (GCE); Botley Wood, seven, 13 Mar (F.M.G.); three, 17 Mar (KJW); Fareham, one, to actinic, 27 Mar (MLO); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 10 Apr (JSw); Milford on Sea, one, 07 Apr (MMcM);
VC12: Crawley, two, to actinic, 18 Mar; one, to actinic, 18 Mar (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 02 Apr; one, to actinic, 09 Apr (DAS); Basingstoke, one, 08 Apr (MJW); Pamber Forest, six, 23 Feb (GJD); Liss Forest, one, 23 Feb (RJM); Alton, one, to actinic, 17 Mar; one, to actinic, 02 Apr (BCA); one, to actinic, 09 Apr (DBO); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 23 Feb; one, to actinic, 05 Apr (ASto); Farnham, one, 01 Mar (MA); Fleet, one, 14 Mar (MHals)

70.246 1925 Small Brindled Beauty Apocheima hispidaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in oak woodland and mature hedgerows throughout much of England and Wales, less frequently in the north. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight common and widespread, but with a very short flight season, the date of which is subject to the prevailing early spring weather, it may go under-recorded in some years. Wingspan male 35-37 mm, female wingless. For females, the main confusion species is Pale Brindled Beauty Phigalia pilosaria, for males, Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtaria, which see. Larva feeds on various deciduous trees, including Oak, Hawthorn, Silver Birch, Hazel, Elm, Hornbeam and Sweet Chestnut, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Record
109327319642018
11847208819462019
1227348319512019
 
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Quantity
11221
12276

Record details:
VC11: Brockwood, one, 21 Feb (SDut); Botley Wood, one, 13 Mar (F.M.G.);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 23 Feb (GCE); Pamber Forest, six, 23 Feb (GJD)

70.247 1926 Pale Brindled Beauty Phigalia pilosaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, gardens, and areas with scattered trees throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan male 45-50 mm, female wingless. Males somewhat similar to Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtaria, but smaller and paler, and lacking the thick, black cross-lines of Brindled Beauty. Larva feeds on various broad-leaved trees and shrubs, including Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Downy and Silver Birch, Alder, Hazel, Goat Willow, Alder Buckthorn, Buckthorn and Lime.
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Last
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1016336019762019
111118259119462019
1241056819512019
 
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Quantity
10353
1112184
12892

Record details:
VC10: Rookley, one, field observation, 22 Feb (JBa); Shanklin, three, 23 Feb; one, 03 Mar (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 21 Feb (SDut); Woodlands, New Forest, 30 Jan (RBW); Romsey, one, 07 Jan; one, 23 Jan; one, 25 Jan; one, 01 Feb; two, 02 Feb; three, 07 Feb (NRJ); Botley Wood, four, 24 Jan (F.M.G.); Botley, one, to actinic, 29 Jan (SLB); Wickham Common, two, 07 Feb (F.M.G.); Portsmouth, one, 07 Jan (IRT);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 25 Jan; two, to actinic, 02 Feb; Crawley, one, to actinic, 18 Mar (GCE); Axmansford, one, to lighted window, 30 Jan (ACB); Pamber Forest, one, field observation, 26 Jan (GJD); Alton, one, to actinic, 22 Jan; one, to lighted window, 17 Feb (BCA); Whitehill, one, to artificial light, 28 Nov (ASto)

70.248 1927 Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtaria (Clerck, 1759) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, scrub, hedgerows, parks and gardens throughout England, Wales and southern Scotland, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread, but only found in numbers in mature oak woodland, and much less numerously than in the past. Wingspan 42-52 mm. The male is most likely to be confused with Pale Brindled Beauty Phigalia pilosaria, from which readily distinguished by the prominent black cross-lines of Brindled Beauty. Larva feeds on various broad-leaved trees and shrubs, including Birch, Hawthorn, Alder, Sallow, Oak, Elm and Lime, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Record
10312219302019
111002156419482019
12588132819492019
 
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Quantity
10672
111071908
127213711

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 19 Mar, 1 (IOu) Latest: Bonchurch, 19 Apr, 1 (JHa) Max count: Bonchurch, 10 Apr, 2 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Ashley, 17 Mar, 1 (GCE) Latest: Stanbrige Earls, 18 May, 1 (JRMi) Max count: Romsey, 10 Apr, 8 (SLay)
VC12: Earliest: Liss, 30 Mar, 1 (LBe) Latest: Liss Forest, 21 May, 1 (RJM) Max count: Liss Forest, 17 Apr, 11 (RJM)

70.251 1930 Oak Beauty Biston strataria (Hufnagel, 1767) - Common
Common in oak woodland, gardens, and areas with scattered trees throughout England and southern Scotland. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 51-56 mm. Larva feeds on various broad-leaved trees and shrubs, including Oak, Hazel, Aspen, Alder and Elm.
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Last
Record
1023141018562019
112764530419512019
12833174819512019
 
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Quantity
1021273
116613210
1222303

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 20 Feb, 1 (IOu) Latest: Bonchurch, 08 Apr, 1 (JHa) Max count: Bonchurch, 01 Apr, 3 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 25 Jan, 1 (NRJ) Latest: Marchwood, 09 Apr, 1 (CTh) Max count: Hursley, 14 Mar, 10 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Chilbolton, 25 Jan, 1 (GCE) Latest: Liss, 18 Apr, 1 (LBe) Max count: Chilbolton, 17 Mar, 3 (GCE)

70.252 1931 Peppered Moth Biston betularia (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in woodland, scrub, hedgerows, parks and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 45-62 mm. In the past, dark forms predominated in urban areas. Larva feeds on many different types of tree and shrub, including Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Birch and Lime, and some herbaceous plants, including Mugwort and Goldenrod, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10931209819002019
1186621427319512019
122718588619482019
 
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Quantity
107815312
1129047915
121041737

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 27 Apr, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 17 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 24 Jun, 12 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Botley, 06 May, 1 (SLB) Latest: Brockwood, 14 Aug, 1 (SDut) Max count: Romsey, 03 Jul, 15 (NRJ)
VC12: Earliest: Yateley, 07 May, 1 (JHH) Latest: Hammer Vale, Woolmer, 11 Aug, 1 (ASw) Max count: Liss Forest, 04 Jul, 7 (RJM)

70.253 1932 Spring Usher Agriopis leucophaearia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in deciduous, especially oak, woodland, mature hedgerows, parks and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and reasonably common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan male 31-37 mm, female wingless. Much more delicate than the superficially similar Mottled Umber Erannis defoliaria. Larva feeds on Pedunculate and Sessile Oak, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
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1011369919032019
11848186119462019
1223040919512019
 
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Quantity
10100
11166916
126102

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 03 Feb (CHic);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 31 Jan (SDut); Woodlands, New Forest, 01 Feb (RBW); Romsey, six, 07 Jan; one, 08 Jan; one, 12 Jan; 15, 23 Jan; 16, 25 Jan; two, 30 Jan; 10, 01 Feb; three, 02 Feb; two, 07 Feb (NRJ); Botley Wood, seven, 24 Jan (F.M.G.); Botley, one, to actinic, 24 Jan; one, to actinic, 26 Jan; one, to actinic, 12 Feb (SLB); Wickham Common, two, 07 Feb (F.M.G.);
VC12: Chilbolton, two, to actinic, 25 Jan; two, to actinic, 30 Jan; two, to actinic, 02 Feb (GCE); Axmansford, two, to lighted window, 17 Feb (ACB); Pamber Forest, one, 23 Feb (GJD); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 31 Jan (ASto)

70.254 1933 Scarce Umber Agriopis aurantiaria (Hübner, [1799]) - Common
Common despite its name, in broad-leaved woodland, scrub and gardens throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and fairly common, although no doubt under-recorded due to its late season. Wingspan male 40-44 mm, female wingless. The main confusion species is Mottled Umber Erannis defoliaria, from which male Scarce Umber is perhaps most reliably separated by its rounded termen and more open apical angle, but in most cases the uniformly orange-yellow forewing of Scarce Umber distinguishes from the very much more variable Mottled Umber; female Scarce Umber has short wing stumps, absent in Mottled Umber. Larva feeds on numerous broad-leaved trees and shrubs, over-wintering as an egg.
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Last
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109735819242019
1129833319512019
1214015019512019
 
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Quantity
10343
11111
12331

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 23 Nov (CHic); Shanklin, one, 08 Nov; three, 10 Nov (IOu);
VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 16 Nov (GCE);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 23 Nov (SLE det. GCE); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 22 Oct (GCE); Fleet, one, 02 Nov (MHals)

70.255 1934 Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria (Fabricius, [1777]) - Common
Common in woodland, scrub, hedgerows, gardens, heathland and moorland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan male 36-42 mm, female flightless; principal confusion species are Mottled Umber Erannis defoliaria, which lacks row of dark spots on termen, and Scarce Umber A. aurantiaria, which differs in wing shape and is always golden yellow; Dotted Border ab. fuscata is plain brown. Larva feeds on various broad-leaved trees and shrubs, including Pedunculate and Sessile Oak, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Downy and Silver Birch, Hazel, Willow, Elm, Sycamore, Apple, Plum and Heather, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
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1028246419812019
111331176819512019
1254578219512019
 
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1015213
11892
12472

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, two, 03 Apr (JHa); Rookley, one, 02 Apr (JBa); Shanklin, one, at dusk, 24 Feb; one, at dusk, 18 Feb; two, 24 Jan; two, 21 Feb; Sibden Hill, two, at dusk, 23 Feb; Shanklin, one, 11 Mar; three, 14 Mar; one, 17 Mar; one, 25 Mar; one, 01 Apr; one, 05 Apr; one, 08 Apr; one, 09 Apr (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 21 Feb (SDut); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 19 Feb (GCE); Romsey, one, 02 Feb; one, 07 Apr; two, 08 Apr (NRJ); Botley, one, to actinic, 12 Feb; one, to actinic, 25 Feb; one, to actinic, 01 Mar (SLB);
VC12: Chilbolton, two, to actinic, 02 Feb (GCE); Andover, two, 25 Feb (GSD); Axmansford, one, to lighted window, 04 Feb; two, to lighted window, 17 Feb (ACB)

70.256 1935 Mottled Umber Erannis defoliaria (Clerck, 1759) - Common
Common in woodland, scrub, hedgerows, grassland, heathland, moorland and gardens throughout the British Isles, at low altitudes in the north. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan male 40-45 mm, female wingless. Somewhat similar to Scarce Umber Agriopis aurantiaria and Dotted Border A. marginaria, which see for differences. Larva, formerly considered a pest, feeds on various broad-leaved trees and shrubs, including Oak, Birch, Hazel, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Apple, Dog-rose, Sycamore, Hornbeam and Elm, over-wintering as an egg.
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Last
Record
10335113019772019
111423377419512019
12513110819512019
 
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Quantity
1013163
1126345
1229549

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Bay, one, 07 Nov (SDa); Western Yar Estuary, one, at dusk, 01 Jan (IOu); Cranmore, to actinic, 05 Jan (CHic); one, field observation, 10 Nov (KNow); Ventnor, one, field observation, 10 Dec (SRP); Bonchurch, one, 19 Jan; one, 03 Feb (JHa); Shanklin, one, 28 Sep; two, 07 Nov; one, at dusk, 07 Nov; three, 10 Nov; two, 17 Nov; one, 24 Nov (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, three, 16 Nov (SDut); Woodlands, New Forest, 29 Oct (RBW); Totton, one, 11 Dec (LH); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 23 Nov; one, to actinic, 10 Dec (JRMi); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 16 Nov; two, to actinic, 16 Nov (GCE); Romsey, five, 07 Jan; one, 12 Jan; three, 15 Nov (NRJ); Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 16 Nov; one, to actinic, 16 Nov (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, 08 Nov (RAC); Allbrook, one, to actinic, 29 Sep; one, to actinic, 07 Nov; one, to actinic, 11 Nov; one, to actinic, 21 Nov (SI); Botley, one, to actinic, 09 Jan; one, to actinic, 16 Jan; one, to actinic, 20 Dec; one, to actinic, 22 Dec; one, to actinic, 15 Nov (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 07 Feb (F.M.G.); Lovedean, one, 07 Nov (ARJ); Northney, Hayling Island, 25 May (JWP); Pennington, one, 09 Nov (RFC);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 29 Oct (GCE); three, to actinic, 23 Nov; five, to actinic, 11 Dec (SLE); Crawley, one, to actinic, 17 Nov; one, to actinic, 17 Nov; three, to actinic, 17 Nov; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 22 Oct; one, to actinic, 22 Oct; one, to actinic, 22 Oct (GCE); Ecchinswell, two, to actinic, 08 Nov (MTa, CSu); Axmansford, one, to lighted window, 01 Jan; two, to lighted window, 23 Jan; one, 21 Oct; four, 30 Oct; three, 17 Nov; Smithley's Copse, Axmansford, one, field observation, ♀, 13 Dec (ACB); Basingstoke, one, field observation, 14 Dec (DKe); Pamber Forest, one, 14 Sep; three, 08 Nov; nine, 11 Dec (GJD); Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, 29 Nov (RJM); Whitehill, one, 12 Oct; one, to actinic, 22 Dec (ASto); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 16 Oct (ASw); Fleet, one, 14 Nov (MHals); Church Crookham, one, to actinic, 17 Nov; one, to actinic, 18 Nov; one, to actinic, 22 Nov (DDim); Yateley, one, to artificial light, 11 Dec (JHH)

70.257 1936 Waved Umber Menophra abruptaria (Thunberg, 1792) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, scrub, hedgerows, parks and gardens throughout England, less commonly in the north. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 36-42 mm. Larva feeds on Privet and Ash, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1020221819432019
111608173519502019
1256062319512019
 
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Quantity
1026343
1167692
1232332

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 16 Apr, 1 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 09 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 27 Apr, 3 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Frogham, 08 Apr, 1 (DBr) Latest: Acres Down, 08 Aug, 1 (CWlk) Max count: Marchwood, 22 Apr, 2 (CTh)
VC12: Earliest: Whitehill, 08 Apr, 1 (ASto) Latest: Crawley, 12 Aug, 1 (GCE) Max count: Cheriton, 16 Apr, 2 (DAS)

70.258 1937 Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in woodland, scrub, hedgerows, parks and gardens throughout England, Wales and southern Scotland. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 40-48 mm. One of a number of confusingly similar species, including Feathered Beauty P. secundaria, Mottled Beauty Alcis repandata, Great Oak Beauty Hypomecis roboraria and Satin Beauty Deileptenia ribeata, which can be separated with care by their forewing markings. Larva feeds on Hawthorn, Plum, Privet, Silver and Downy Birch, Alder Buckthorn, Honeysuckle, Traveller's-joy and Ivy.
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Last
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102214591619512019
1126494742752002019
1252461333119512019
 
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Quantity
1019669724
111095275121
12498116926

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 27 Apr, 1 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 20 Oct, 1 (IOu) Max count: Haseley Manor, 09 Jun, 24 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Brockwood, 26 Apr, 1 (SDut) Latest: Southsea, 21 Oct, 1 (JGe) Max count: Totton, 21 May, 21 (LH)
VC12: Earliest: Farnborough, 09 May, 1 (KBW) Latest: Chilbolton, 05 Oct, 1 (SLE) Max count: Alton, 15 Aug, 26 (DBO)

70.262 1938 Bordered Grey Selidosema brunnearia (Villers, 1789) - Na
Nationally scarce, on heathland, moorland and sand-dunes in southern England (Hampshire and adjoining counties), with isolated populations in north-western England and western Scotland. Also occurs in Ireland (ssp. tyronensis). In Hampshire locally common on the heaths of the New Forest, and also on sand-dunes in south Hayling, with occasional wanderers elsewhere in the county and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 37-43 mm. Larva feeds on Heather and Common Bird's-foot Trefoil.
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105219092001
1125322118002015
128519002005
 
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Quantity
11143011

Record details:
VC11: Picket Plain, NF, one, 02 Aug (PAB); Acres Down, 11, 08 Aug (CWlk); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 05 Aug; two, to actinic, 07 Aug; four, to actinic, 09 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug; three, to actinic, 11 Aug; one, to actinic, 12 Aug; one, to actinic, 14 Aug; one, to actinic, 09 Aug; one, to actinic, 11 Aug; two, to actinic, 12 Aug (RAC); Lymington, one, to light, 09 Aug (ASH); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa)

70.264 1940 Satin Beauty Deileptenia ribeata (Clerck, 1759) - Common
Common in coniferous woodland and plantations throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread in woodland, but usually very uncommon. Wingspan 42-48 mm. The most likely confusion species is Mottled Beauty Alcis repandata. Larva feeds on Scots Pine, Yew, Norway Spruce, European Larch and Douglas Fir.
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10397019722019
1122237719512019
129611819512019
 
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Quantity
10177
1111142
1214215

Record details:
VC10: Parkhurst Forest, seven, 29 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Romsey, two, 24 Jun; one, 16 Jul (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 09 Jul; two, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 15 Jul; one, to actinic, 15 Jun (GCE); Wickham, one, 27 Jun; two, 29 Jun; one, 14 Jul (JRDS); West Walk, one, 14 Aug (F.M.G. det. KJW);
VC12: Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 23 Jul; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 16 Jun; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 25 Jun; five, to actinic, 12 Jul; two, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 12 Jul; one, to actinic, 25 Jun; three, to actinic, 16 Jul (GCE); Axmansford, one, 13 Jul (ACB); Pamber Forest, one, 23 Jun (GJD)

70.265 1941 Mottled Beauty Alcis repandata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in woodland and hedgerows, moorland and heathland, calcareous grassland, parks and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 43-56 mm. The main confusion species is Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria, which differs principally in the two cross-line, converging at the dorsum in Willow Beauty, but not in Mottled Beauty. Larva polyphagous on a great many woody plants, including Oak, Birch, Ash, Hawthorn, Honeysuckle and Juniper.
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Last
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10907348819812019
113943671219512019
121507331819512019
 
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Quantity
103817140
1115234312
1210724115

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 02 Jun, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 09 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Borthwood Copse, Winford, 23 Jun, 40 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Hursley, 21 May, 1 (GCE) Latest: Pennington, 14 Aug, 1 (RFC) Max count: Allbrook, 25 Jun, 12 (SI)
VC12: Earliest: Yateley, 26 May, 1 (JHH) Latest: Beech, 30 Aug, 3 (NDP) Max count: Pamber Forest, 17 Jun, 15 (GJD)

70.267 1943 Great Oak Beauty Hypomecis roboraria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in ancient woodland and mature oak woodland throughout much of southern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight a species of ancient woodlands, occurring in the New Forest and other large woods, but has declined in many places through habitat destruction. Wingspan 60-68 mm. The main confusion species is Pale Oak Beauty H. punctinalis, which differs in plain apex of underwing of forewing. Larva feeds on Pedunculate Oak.
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Last
Record
10355118562019
111034214518002019
1228762618002019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1131494
12259520

Record details:
VC11: Marchwood, one, 30 May; one, 01 Jun (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 13 Jun (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 07 Jun (SAB); Totton, one, 22 May (LH); Rownhams, two, 27 May; one, 22 Jun (AMS); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 19 Jun (JRMi); Ashley, one, to actinic, 23 Jun (GCE); Romsey, one, 30 May; two, 02 Jun (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 11 Jun; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 11 Jun; four, to actinic, 11 Jun; two, to actinic, 15 Jun; two, to actinic, 15 Jun; one, to actinic, 15 Jun (GCE); Wickham, one, 01 Jun; two, 08 Jun; one, 12 Jun; three, 13 Jun; two, 14 Jun; three, 15 Jun; one, 16 Jun; three, 17 Jun; three, 19 Jun; three, 23 Jun; one, 24 Jun (JRDS); Lovedean, one, 25 Jun (ARJ); Sway, one, 08 Jun (S&SL);
VC12: Wherwell, one, to actinic, 29 Jun; Goodworth Clatford, two, to actinic, 24 Jun; Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 23 May; five, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 24 Jun; five, to actinic, 24 Jun; seven, to actinic, 24 Jun; five, to actinic, 24 Jun; 16, to actinic, 24 Jun; five, to actinic, 24 Jun; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 16 Jun; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 27 May (GCE); Axmansford, one, 02 Jun (ACB); Beech, one, 15 Jun (NDP); Pamber Forest, 11, 14 Jun; 20, 25 Jun; three, 15 Jun; one, 17 Jun (GJD); Liss, one, 25 Jun; two, 14 Sep (LBe); Liss Forest, one, 20 Jun (RJM); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 08 Jun; one, 25 Jun (ASw); Fleet, one, 01 Jun (MHals); Yateley*, one, 16 Jun (JHH)

70.268 1944 Pale Oak Beauty Hypomecis punctinalis (Scopoli, 1763) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, scrub, parks and gardens throughout much of southern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight still fairly common in deciduous woodland, but its range shows signs of contracting, especially in the New Forest. Wingspan 46-55 mm. The main confusion species is Great Oak Beauty H. roboraria, which differs in dark border to apex of underwing of forewing. Larva feeds on Oak, Birch, Hazel, Hawthorn, Apple and Sallow, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
Record
1011613418562019
1184997719512019
1244275219512019
 
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Quantity
10221
1125292
12253710

Record details:
VC10: Parkhurst Forest, one, 29 Jun (IOu); Bonchurch, one, 22 Jun (JHa);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 29 May (RBW); Romsey, one, 26 May (SLay); one, 20 May (MB); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 21 May; one, to actinic, 11 Jun (GCE); Romsey, one, 09 May; one, 15 May; two, to actinic, 26 May; one, 28 May; one, to actinic, 29 May; one, to actinic, 30 May; two, 02 Jun; one, 08 Jun (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 11 Jun; two, to actinic, 11 Jun; one, to actinic, 21 May; two, to actinic, 11 Jun; one, to actinic, 11 Jun; Hursley, one, to actinic, 11 Jun; Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 26 May (GCE); Allbrook, one, 01 Jun (SI); Botley, one, to actinic, 11 Jun (SLB); Wickham, one, 25 May; one, 27 May; one, 31 May (JRDS);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 03 Jun; Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 23 May; Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 23 May (GCE); Axmansford, one, 02 Jun (ACB); Beech, one, 07 Jun; one, 13 Jun; one, 23 Jun (NDP); Pamber Forest, two, 28 May; 10, 30 May; two, 14 Jun; one, 04 Jun; one, 08 Jun; one, 15 Jun; one, 17 Jun; two, 23 Jun (GJD); Liss Forest, one, 21 May; one, f. humperti, 21 May; one, f. humperti, 25 May; one, 25 May; one, 20 Jun; one, 01 Aug (RJM); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 29 May (ASto); Yateley*, one, 08 Jun; one, 21 May; one, 26 May (JHH)

70.270 1947 Engrailed Ectropis crepuscularia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, hedgerows, parks and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 38-45 mm. Considered traditionally to be one of a species pair separated on flight period, no consistent genitalic or genetic differences have been found and certainly on the continent, 'Engrailed' is considered to be one species, which is followed here. Larva feeds on the foliage of many different woody plants, including Sessile and Pedunculate Oak, Downy and Silver Birch, Hazel, Hawthorn, Sallow, Broom, Buckthorn, Spindle, Wild Privet and Hornbeam, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
Record
10681113718562019
112769392719512019
121174192119512019
 
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Quantity
1037766
1128312
1246492

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 04 Apr, 1 (IOu) Latest: St Lawrence Undercliff, 28 Sep, 1 (PBa) Max count: Shanklin, 01 Jul, 6 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Botley Wood, 13 Mar, 1 (F.M.G.) Latest: Wickham, 08 Sep, 1 (JRDS) Max count: Romsey, 23 Apr, 2 (SLay)
VC12: Earliest: Whitehill, 15 Mar, 1 (ASto) Latest: Liss Forest, 19 Sep, 1 (RJM) Max count: Pamber Forest, 23 Jun, 2 (GJD)

70.272 1949 Square Spot Paradarisa consonaria (Hübner, [1799]) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland, scrub, parks and gardens throughout England, the main population centres being from Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to Kent, the Wye Valley and southern Cumbria. In our area, the main population centres are the central New Forest, Wickham Common / Botley Wood, and on the Isle of Wight, in the Cranmore / Ningwood Common area. Possibly declining in the north-east and around Chandlers Ford, where previously common. Wingspan 40-45 mm. The characteristic square-shaped blotch mid-way along the subterminal fascia is visible in most individuals, but obscured in some dark forms, which occur infrequently and which often have a pale central cross-band. Larva feeds on the foliage of Sessile and Pedunculate Oak, Silver and Downy Birch, Beech, Hornbeam and Yew; mid-June to mid-August, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10556318002019
1129625519512019
1212711719512018
 
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Quantity
11661
12331

Record details:
VC11: Romsey, one, 02 Jul (MB); one, 08 May (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 21 May; one, to actinic, 21 May; one, to actinic, 11 Jun; Hursley, one, to actinic, 21 May (GCE);
VC12: Beech, one, 21 May; one, 19 Jul (NDP); Liss Forest, one, 17 Apr (RJM)

70.273 1950 Brindled White-spot Parectropis similaria (Hufnagel, 1767) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland, favouring ancient woodland in rural areas, occasionally in gardens throughout much of southern England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight locally fairly common in deciduous woodland in all three vice-counties. Wingspan 33-39 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on Pedunculate Oak, Hazel, Hawthorn and Birch, over-wintering as a pupa.
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106010818002019
1158173719512019
1218433219512018
 
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Quantity
10221
11342
12243

Record details:
VC10: Parkhurst Forest, one, 29 Jun (IOu); Bonchurch, one, 25 May (JHa);
VC11: Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 11 Jun (GCE); Romsey, two, 05 Jun (NRJ); Wickham, one, 17 Jun (JRDS);
VC12: Pamber Forest, three, 25 Jun (GJD); Yateley*, one, 26 May (JHH)

70.274 1951 Grey Birch Aethalura punctulata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in birch woodland and heathland throughout Britain, most numerous in south-eastern England. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire, but scarce on the Isle of Wight, with only one record so far this century. Wingspan 30-35 mm. Small size precludes confusion with all but Dotted Carpet Alcis jubata, which is whiter, with more conspicuous black marking, and Brussels Lace Cleorodes lichenaria, which has bolder, more strongly dentate subterminal fascia. Larva feeds on Downy and Silver Birch, and Alder, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1015719462007
1145838219512019
1217922619512019
 
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Quantity
1113131
129165

Record details:
VC11: Romsey, one, 07 May; one, 14 May; one, 24 May (SLay); one, 18 Apr; one, 20 Apr; one, 21 Apr (NRJ); Allbrook, one, 09 May (SI); Wickham, one, 25 Apr; one, 19 May; one, 20 May; one, 21 May; one, 27 May; one, 07 Jun (JRDS);
VC12: Beech, one, 25 May (NDP); Pamber Forest, one, 16 Apr; three, 07 May; five, 18 May; one, 20 May; one, 25 May (GJD); Liss Forest, one, 17 Apr (RJM); Yateley, two, 16 Apr; one, 09 May (JHH)

70.275 1952 Common Heath Ematurga atomaria (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common on acid heathland, moorland, grassland, woodland rides and roadside verges throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight very common on the heaths of the New Forest and the north-east. Wingspan 22-34 mm. Day-flying. Very variable, but only likely to be confused with Latticed Heath Chiasmia clathrata, which see; in the south a large, yellow form sometimes occurs on chalk downland and in young plantations. Larva feeds on Red Clover, White Clover and Bird's-foot Trefoil, over-wintering as a pupa.
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107419301981
11854155119512019
12578371619512019
 
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11342
121310750

Record details:
VC11: Pig Bush, NF, two, 18 Jul (CL); Town Common, Christchurch, one, 10 May (MGo); St Catherine's Hill, Christchurch, one, 27 May (GTa);
VC12: Barton Stacey, two, field observation, 29 May (GCE); Pamber Forest, two, field observation, 08 May; Silchester Common, two, field observation, 08 May (GJD); 12, 14 Jun (JLe); Longmoor Camp, Greatham, two, 07 Jun (DAS); Broxhead Common, five, field observation, 15 May; 10, field observation, 12 Jun; one, field observation, 26 Jun; Ludshott Common, 50, field observation, 21 May; 10, field observation, 26 May (KBW); Yateley, 01 May (JHH); Blackbush Airfield, one, field observation, 24 Jun; Yateley Common, 10, field observation, 29 May (KBW)

70.276 1954 Bordered White Bupalus piniaria (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in coniferous woodland and plantations throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly common in pine woodland in all three vice-counties, though apparently never the pest it sometimes is in other parts of the country. Wingspan 34-40 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Scots Pine, Corsican Pine, Norway Spruce and European Larch, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10617818562017
1169255219512019
1216220019512019
 
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Quantity
11651
12793

Record details:
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 24 Jun (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 17 Apr; one, 24 Jun (SAB); Totton, one, 26 May (LH); Fareham, one, ♂, 01 Jun (KJW); Wickham, one, 22 Jun (JRDS);
VC12: Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, 20 Jun; one, field observation, 20 Jun (RJM); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 01 Jun; one, to actinic, 15 Jun; three, to actinic, 25 Jun (ASto); Church Crookham, one, to actinic, 25 May (DDim); Farnborough, one, 25 Jun (KBW)

70.277 1955 Common White Wave Cabera pusaria (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in woodland, scrub and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 32-35 mm. The main confusion species is Common Wave C. exanthemata, in which cross-lines are brown and curved. Larva feeds on Downy and Silver Birch, Alder and Sallow, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
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1038954119512019
114491535919512019
121455169319512019
 
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Quantity
10367611
1175843
1250735

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 02 May, 1 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 16 Aug, 2 (IOu) Max count: Haseley Manor, 09 Jun, 11 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Allbrook, 09 May, 1 (SI) Latest: Totton, 23 Aug, 2 (LH) Max count: Allbrook, 22 Jun, 3 (SI)
VC12: Earliest: Whitehill, 02 May, 2 (ASto) Latest: Bramley, 16 Aug, 1 (REA) Max count: Pamber Forest, 07 Aug, 5 (GJD)

70.278 1956 Common Wave Cabera exanthemata (Scopoli, 1763) - Common
Common in broad-leaved, often damp, woodland throughout much of the British Isles; frequently recorded and well distributed across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 30-35 mm. The main confusion species is Common White Wave C. pusaria, in which the cross-lines are straight and grey. Larva feeds on Goat Willow, Grey Willow, Aspen and Poplar, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1060185818562019
114629579919512019
121215153319512019
 
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Quantity
1039689
111151465
1233352

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Firestone Copse, 08 May, 2 (KShw) Latest: Shanklin, 04 Sep, 1 (IOu) Max count: Haseley Manor, 11 Aug, 9 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Woodlands, New Forest, 03 May, 0 (RBW) Latest: Fareham, 15 Sep, 1 (ADT) Max count: Wickham, 16 Aug, 5 (JRDS)
VC12: Earliest: Chilbolton, 24 Apr, 1 (GCE) Latest: Cheriton, 29 Aug, 1 (DAS) Max count: Pamber Forest, 07 Aug, 2 (GJD)

70.279 1957 White-pinion Spotted Lomographa bimaculata (Fabricius, 1775) - Common
Common in woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens throughout England and Wales, less frequently, but increasingly, in the north. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 27-31 mm. Can be confused with very faded examples of Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria. Larva feeds on Blackthorn and Hawthorn, over-wintering as a pupa.
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1015326919002019
1168572219482019
1229032819512018
 
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Quantity
10551
11232
12672

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 25 May; one, 26 May; one, 27 May; one, 08 Jun; one, 15 Jun (JHa);
VC11: Marchwood, two, 29 Jul (CTh); Allbrook, one, 26 May (SI);
VC12: Basingstoke, one, 27 May (MJW); Liss Forest, one, 04 May; one, 14 Jun (RJM); Yateley, one, 16 Jun; two, 26 May; one, 23 Jun (JHH)

70.280 1958 Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in woodland, scrub, hedgerows, parks and gardens throughout England, Wales and southern Scotland. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 27-34 mm. Larva feeds on Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Plum, Wild Cherry and Crab Apple, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Record
10738158218792019
113196411819512019
121379229519512019
 
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Quantity
10337010
1166734
1257826

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 21 May, 3 (JHa) Latest: Kingston, 01 Aug, 1 (ENes) Max count: Kingston, 24 Jun, 10 (ENes)
VC11: Earliest: Woodlands, New Forest, 21 May, 0 (RBW) Latest: Milford on Sea, 07 Aug, 1 (MMcM) Max count: Allbrook, 24 Jun, 4 (SI)
VC12: Earliest: Yateley, 19 May, 1 (JHH) Latest: Liss Forest, 25 Jul, 1 (RJM) Max count: Barton Stacey, 08 Jun, 6 (GCE)

70.282 1960 Early Moth Theria primaria (Haworth, 1809) - Common
Common in open woodland, woodland edges, scrub and mature hedgerows throughout England, Wales and southern Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight common to abundant in late winter amongst hawthorn in open country and on the downs. Wingspan male 32-37 mm, female wingless. Males could be confused with Sloe Carpet Aleucis distinctata, but Early Moth has straighter distal edge of central band and females have band on vestigial wings. The flightless females may be found sitting on the leafless twigs after dark. Larva feeds on Blackthorn, Hawthorn and Midland Hawthorn.
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1011421919782019
1132244319512019
1229537419512019
 
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10100
11331

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 24 Jan (CHic);
VC11: Romsey, one, 27 Mar (SLay); Botley, one, to actinic, 12 Feb; one, to actinic, 14 Feb (SLB)

70.283 1961 Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria (Linnaeus, 1761) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, areas with scattered trees, scrub, hedgerows, parks and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 42-54 mm. Larva feeds on Pedunculate Oak, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Hazel, Downy and Silver Birch, Elm, Sallow, Horse Chestnut, Sweet Chestnut and Beech.
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101096256019512019
1110656193952002019
122459473919512019
 
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Quantity
1013051120
11553116720
1228182734

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 15 May, 3 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 06 Oct, 1 (IOu) Max count: Freshwater Bay, 20 Sep, 20 (SDa)
VC11: Earliest: Winchester, 03 May, 1 (THW) Latest: Romsey, 10 Oct, 1 (NRJ) Max count: Wickham, 14 Sep, 20 (JRDS)
VC12: Earliest: Yateley, 07 May, 1 (JHH) Latest: Alton, 09 Oct, 3 (NDP) Max count: Pamber Forest, 30 May, 34 (GJD)

70.284 1962 Barred Red Hylaea fasciaria (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common wherever there are coniferous trees throughout the British Isles. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 32-44 mm. Occasional green individuals of the form f. prasinaria, which can be confused with Light Emerald Campaea margaritata, are reported. Larva feeds on various coniferous trees, including Scots Pine, Norway Spruce and European Larch.
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10796018562019
111188120219512019
1232540719512019
 
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Quantity
10871
1115152
1218243

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater, one, to actinic, 18 Sep; one, to actinic, 19 Sep; one, to actinic, 18 Sep; one, to actinic, 14 Sep; one, to actinic, 15 Sep (PBa); Cranmore, to actinic, 11 Sep (CHic); Kingston, one, 24 Jun (ENes); Broadley Copse, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (JBa);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 19 Jun (SDut); Woodlands, New Forest, 08 Jun (RBW); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 02 Aug; one, to actinic, 23 Jun (RAC); Catisfield, one, 15 Jun; one, 23 Jun; one, 24 Jun (ALR); Botley, one, to actinic, 19 Jun (SLB); Wickham, one, 22 Jun (JRDS); Lovedean, one, 10 Jun (ARJ); Northney, Hayling Island, 21 Jun (JWP); Milford on Sea, two, 27 Jul; one, 14 Jul; one, 17 Jul; two, 31 Jul (MMcM);
VC12: Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; two, to actinic, 24 Jun; Crawley, three, to actinic, 30 Jun (GCE); Liss Forest, two, 21 May; one, 25 May; one, 20 Jun; two, 01 Aug (RJM); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 24 May; one, to actinic, 27 May; one, to actinic, 01 Jun; one, to actinic, 13 Jun; one, to actinic, 17 Jun; one, to actinic, 19 Jun; two, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 07 Jul (ASto); Church Crookham, one, to actinic, 24 May; one, to actinic, 27 May (DDim); Yateley*, one, 26 May (JHH)

Yateley; 26/05/2020; Josie Hewitt
Yateley, 26/05/2020 (Josie Hewitt)
70.287 1964 Annulet Charissa obscurata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local on heathland, moorland, calcareous grassland, sea cliffs and quarries throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight local and uncommon; on the heaths of the New Forest, a dark form predominates, and on the Freshwater cliffs, a quite different, white, form is found. Wingspan 32-39 mm. In their corresponding ranges, could be confused with Irish Annulet Odontognophos dumetata or Scotch Annulet Gnophos obfuscata, which see for a description of the differences. Larva feeds on Sea Campion, Thrift, Common Rock-rose, Common Bird's-foot Trefoil, Kidney Vetch, Creeping Cinquefoil, Wild Strawberry, Wild Thyme, Salad Burnet and Heather.
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Record
10618818562019
11603919452018
12111119512012
 
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Quantity
10221
11221

Record details:
VC10: Windy Corner, one, 14 Sep (IOu); Bonchurch, one, 10 Aug (JHa);
VC11: Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 08 Aug; one, to actinic, 13 Aug (RAC)

70.288 1945 Brussels Lace Cleorodes lichenaria (Hufnagel, 1767) - Local
Local in scrub, woodland, plantations and rocky areas by the sea, in south-west England, west Wales and the west coast of Scotland, also in a few places in central and southern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight this species all but disappeared in the second half of the 1940s, but has increased dramatically in the last few years, and is now to be found throughout the New Forest, in the Test Valley around Leckford and Chilbolton, and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 31-38 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on various lichens.
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10611130718002019
11989145319482019
1227247519482019
 
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Quantity
106117815
1110516611
1232454

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 07 Jun, 1 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 14 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: West High Down Quarry, 07 Aug, 15 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 19 May, 1 (SLay) Latest: Pennington, 14 Sep, 1 (RFC) Max count: Titchfield Haven NNR, 17 Jul, 11 (F.M.G.)
VC12: Earliest: Barton Stacey, 27 May, 1 (GCE) Latest: Crawley, 21 Jul, 2 (GCE) Max count: Crawley, 25 Jun, 4 (TNo)

70.292 1969 Grey Scalloped Bar Dyscia fagaria (Thunberg, 1784) - Local
Local on heathland, moorland, bogs and mosses throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire locally rather frequent on the New Forest heaths, especially near recently burned ground, on which the imago rests by day; very occasional elsewhere in the county and on the Isle of Wight, where first recorded in 2001. Wingspan 31-40 mm. Larva feeds on Heather, Bell Heather and Cross-leaved Heath.
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101120012001
11957218002016
129119511981
 
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11111

Record details:
VC11: Romsey*, one, 04 May (MB)

70.294 1968 Yellow Belle Aspitates ochrearia (Rossi, 1794) - Local
Local on sand-dunes, shingle beaches, saltmarshes, golf courses and heathland, along the coasts of southern England, predominantly coastal. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight frequent on dunes and shingle in coastal localities, rare inland on the chalk. Wingspan 28-36 mm. The most likely confusion species is Straw Belle Aspitates gilvaria, but Yellow Belle has a more rounded forewing and more distinct antemedian fascia. Larva feeds on Sea Wormwood, Hare's-foot Clover, Smooth Tare, Bird's-foot Trefoil, Common Restharrow, Wild Carrot and Beaked Hawk's-beard.
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Record
Last
Record
101147718562019
1150859019452019
12101219452016
 
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Quantity
1012195

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 30 Aug (SDa); Compton, five, field observation, 21 May (ABu); Compton Down, two, to actinic, 13 Sep; one, to actinic, 14 Sep (PBa); Atherfield, one, field observation, 15 May; three, field observation, 20 May (ABu); Bonchurch, one, 25 May; one, 29 May (JHa); Rookley, one, to actinic, 09 May; one, to actinic, 19 May; one, 07 Jul (JBa); Shanklin, one, 19 May (IOu)

70.295 1970 Grass Wave Perconia strigillaria (Hübner, [1787]) - Local
Local on heathland, open woodland, moorland and bogs throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire fairly common on the heaths of the New Forest and in the north-east, but very local elsewhere. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1948. Wingspan 36-41 mm. The most likely confusion species is Common Heath Ematurga atomaria, especially pale forms. Larva feeds on Heather, Bell Heather, Broom and Petty Whin.
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101119481948
1136345918002019
1211016919512019
 
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Quantity
12265

Record details:
VC12: Longmoor Camp, Greatham, five, 07 Jun (DAS); Yateley Common, one, field observation, 29 May (KBW)

Geometrinae

70.297 1665 Grass Emerald Pseudoterpna pruinata (Hufnagel, 1767) - Common
Common on heathland, moorland, open woodland, scrub, shingle beaches, gravel pits, roadside verges and embankments throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight found mainly on damp heathland in the New Forest and north-east Hampshire, also along the coast and in the west and south-east of the Island; fairly common in these areas, but a rare wanderer elsewhere. Wingspan 35-40 mm. The only similar species is Jersey Emerald P. coronillaria, which occurs only on Jersey and which see for differences. Larva feeds on Gorse, Broom and Petty Whin.
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10596119512019
1174970919462019
12909319512017
 
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Quantity
10221
11441
12211

Record details:
VC10: St Boniface Down, one, field observation, 22 Jun (KShw det. JBa); Bonchurch, one, 25 Jun (JHa);
VC11: Shatterford, NF, one, 14 Jul (RBW, MWa); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 25 Jun; one, to actinic, 01 Jul; one, to actinic, 20 Jul (RAC);
VC12: Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Blackbush Airfield, one, field observation, 02 Jul (JHH)

70.299 1666 Large Emerald Geometra papilionaria (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in woodland, scrubby heathland, hedgerows, gardens and parks throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common. Wingspan 50-64 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Downy Birch, Silver Birch, Hazel and Alder.
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1013116219512019
111364132119512019
1254274919512019
 
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Quantity
1012206
1130343
1230343

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater, one, 01 Aug (DBW); Kingston, two, 01 Jul; one, 02 Jul; one, 06 Jul (ENes); Parkhurst Forest, one, 29 Jun; one, 28 Jul (IOu); Rookley, one, to actinic, 15 Jul (JBa); Haseley Manor, six, 06 Jul; Borthwood Copse, Winford, one, 23 Jun; Shanklin, one, 01 Jul; one, 22 Jul; Firestone Copse, three, 21 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Godshill, NF, 12 Jul (RBW, MWa); Culverley, NF, two, 19 Jul (CL); Woodlands, New Forest, 24 Jun (RBW); Romsey, one, 26 May (SLay); Ashley, two, to actinic, 23 Jun; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 09 Jul; one, to actinic, 09 Jul (GCE); Romsey, one, indoors, 02 Aug (KDa); Ashley, two, to actinic, 23 Jun (GCE); Titchfield Haven NNR, one, 17 Jul (F.M.G.); Fareham, one, 10 Aug (KJW); Wickham, one, 07 Aug (F.M.G.); one, 22 Jun; one, 28 Jun; one, 29 Jun; one, 30 Jun; one, 02 Jul; one, 05 Jul; one, 06 Jul; three, 11 Jul; two, 12 Jul; two, 17 Jul; one, 21 Jul (JRDS); Lovedean, one, 23 Jun; one, 25 Jun (ARJ); Northney, Hayling Island, 19 Jun (JWP);
VC12: Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 23 Jul; Harewood Forest, three, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 23 Jul; three, to actinic, 23 Jul; one, to actinic, 24 Jun; two, to actinic, 23 Jul (GCE); Crawley, one, 30 May; one, 25 Jun (TNo); one, to actinic, 30 Jun; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 16 Jul (GCE); Preston Candover, one, 12 Jul (MJW); Axmansford, one, 23 Jul (ACB); Beech, one, 29 Jul (NDP); Basingstoke, one, to actinic, 26 Jun (JHu); Pamber Forest, larva, one, field observation, 15 May; one, 06 Aug; one, 23 Jun; one, 01 Jul; one, 31 Jul; one, 07 Aug (GJD); Liss Forest, one, field observation, 01 Jul; one, 25 Jul (RJM); Alton, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (NDP); Castle Bottom NNR, one, 16 Aug (JHH); 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Fleet, one, 16 Jul (MHals); Yateley, one, 23 Jun (JHH)

Yateley; 24/06/2020; Josie Hewitt
Yateley, 24/06/2020 (Josie Hewitt)
70.300 1667 Blotched Emerald Comibaena bajularia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in oak woodland, hedgerows and gardens throughout England; widespread and common in Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Wingspan 29-33 mm. The pale creamy tornal patches are unmistakable. Larva feeds on Oak, principally Pedunculate Oak.
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1012020819512019
111174165919492019
12421100819002019
 
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Quantity
10442
1112122
1215245

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 05 Jun (CHic); Ningwood Common, one, to actinic, 03 Jun; two, to actinic, 16 Jun (JMar); Shanklin, one, 08 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 01 Jun; one, 24 Jun (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 02 Jun (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 02 Jun (SAB); Romsey, one, 26 May; two, 30 May; one, 08 Jun; one, 09 Jun; one, 20 Jun (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jun (GCE); Allbrook, one, 30 May; one, 01 Jun (SI);
VC12: Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 24 Jun; two, to actinic, 24 Jun; Crawley, one, to actinic, 09 Jun; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 22 Jun (GCE); Axmansford, three, 02 Jun; one, 12 Jun; one, 22 Sep (ACB); Basingstoke, one, 24 Jun (MJW); Pamber Forest, three, 30 May; five, 14 Jun (GJD); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 13 Jun (ASto); Fleet, one, 01 Jun (MHals); Yateley, one, 09 Jun (JHH)

70.302 1673 Small Emerald Hemistola chrysoprasaria (Esper, 1795) - Local
Local on heathland, downland, open woodland, scrubland and in gardens throughout much of southern England, spreading into northern England, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight frequent amongst Clematis on the chalk, and occasional elsewhere, where it possibly uses cultivated Clematis as its larval foodplant. Wingspan 33-40 mm. Distinguished from all other medium-sized emeralds by the rounded wings and curved cross-lines. Larva feeds on Traveller's-joy and cultivated Clematis.
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Record
1018020819812019
111125113919512019
1265779019402019
 
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Quantity
108124
1129282
1233331

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, one, 07 Aug (IOu); Wheelers Bay, one, 23 Jul (ABu); Bonchurch, one, 24 Jun; two, 12 Jul; four, 13 Jul (JHa); Shanklin, one, 16 Jul; one, 03 Aug; one, 09 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Timsbury, one, field observation, 06 Jul (TRa); Romsey, one, 24 Jun; one, 25 Jun (SC); one, 13 Jun; one, 19 Jun; one, 02 Jul; one, 10 Jul; one, 12 Jul (MB); Houghton, one, to actinic, 24 Jul; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Fareham, one, 13 Jul; one, 18 Jul (KJW); Wickham, one, 02 Jul (JRDS); Portsmouth, one, 19 Jul; one, 03 Aug (IRT); Lovedean, one, 19 Jun; one, 24 Jun; one, 30 Jul; one, 31 Jul (ARJ); Hen Wood, one, 24 Jul (F.M.G.); Northney, Hayling Island, 10 Jun; 14 Jul (JWP); Sway, one, 22 Jun (S&SL); Pennington, two, 18 Jul; one, 10 Aug; one, 14 Aug; one, 17 Aug; one, 26 Aug; one, 21 Sep (RFC);
VC12: Teg Down, Winchester, one, 14 Jun (CKn); Wherwell, one, to actinic, 29 Jun; one, to actinic, 29 Jun; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 14 Jul; one, to actinic, 14 Jul (GCE); Crawley, one, 03 Jul (TNo); one, to actinic, 21 Jul; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 12 Jul (GCE); Harestock, one, 20 Jun; one, to actinic, 13 Jul; one, to actinic, 22 Aug (GRog); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 12 Jul; Wonston , one, to actinic, 17 Jul (GCE); Basingstoke, one, 22 Jun (DLev); one, 16 Jun; one, 24 Jun; one, 10 Jul (MJW); one, 24 Jun; one, 12 Jul (RHil); Alton, one, to actinic, 19 Jun; one, to actinic, 26 Jun; one, to actinic, 01 Jul; one, to actinic, 02 Jul; one, to actinic, 06 Jul; one, to actinic, 07 Jul; one, to actinic, 13 Jul; one, to actinic, 17 Jul (NDP); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 17 Jun; one, to actinic, 25 Jun (ASto); Hook, one, 03 Jul (PAV); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 07 Jul (ASw); Church Crookham*, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (DDim)

70.303 1674 Little Emerald Jodis lactearia (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in open woodland, mature hedgerows, scrubby heathland, moorland and grassland throughout much of England, Wales and western Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight still widespread in all three vice-counties but surely much less common than formerly. Wingspan 23-26 mm. The most likely confusion species is Small Grass Emerald Chlorissa viridata, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Downy Birch, Silver Birch, Hazel, Hawthorn and Blackthorn, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10111
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12155

Record details:
VC10: Parkhurst Forest, one, 29 Jun (IOu);
VC11: West Wood, Farley Mount, one, field observation, 07 Jun (SEG);
VC12: Pamber Forest, five, 30 May (GJD)

70.305 1669 Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria (Hübner, 1789) - Common
Common in woodland, hedgerows, scrubby heathland, downland, gardens and parks throughout much of lowland England and Wales; widespread and often fairly common throughout Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 29-34 mm. Unmistakable. Larva polyphagous on the foliage of many deciduous trees and shrubs, including Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Hazel.
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Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 11 Jun, 1 (JHa) Latest: Shanklin, 09 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Parkhurst Forest, 29 Jun, 8 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Totton, 01 Jun, 1 (LH) Latest: Pennington, 11 Sep, 1 (RFC) Max count: Marchwood, 20 Jun, 2 (CTh)
VC12: Earliest: Alton, 09 Jun, 1 (NDP) Latest: Pamber Forest, 01 Jul, 3 (GJD) Max count: Teg Down, Winchester, 25 Jun, 7 (CKn)

70.306 1670 Small Grass Emerald Chlorissa viridata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Na
Nationally scarce (Na) in damp heathland and mosses in parts of southern England and in north-western England, where now very rare. Fairly common in boggy areas of the New Forest, and eastwards to Emer Bog although not in recent years; formerly on heathy ground in Botley Wood, but not since 1960. No recent record from the Isle of Wight, and the old record for northern Hampshire remains unconfirmed. Wingspan 24-27 mm. Similar to Little Emerald Jodis lactearia, but cross-lines straighter. Larva feeds on Heather, Cross-leaved Heath, Creeping Willow, Gorse and other woody plants, over-wintering as a pupa.
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11322

Record details:
VC11: Matley Heath, NF, field observation, 21 May (RBW); Pigbush, NF, two, field observation, 13 May (NRJ); Beaulieu Road Station, NF, field observation, 21 May (RBW)