Annual Report 2020 - Page: 9

Geometridae

Notodontidae to Erebidae

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taken from the main Hantsmoths website, and it is possible that some information on abundance and occurrence can get out of date, as it is impossible to keep up with all changes; however it should give a good introduction to each species.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

Notodontidae

Thaumetopoeinae

71.001 2022 Oak Processionary Thaumetopoea processionea (Linnaeus, 1758) - Vagrant/Accidental
Rare immigrant from mainland Europe, appearing in southern England. It is expanding its range on the continent and is resident on the Channel Islands, and likely to be reported with increased frequency. While the Moths of Hampshire and Isle of Wight (Goater & Norriss, 2001) states "15 or so records of this species (all males), since the first in 1983" this account must be erroneous as the relevant atlas map shows no dots for the county and there are no reports on the county database from mainland Hampshire before two on consecutive days in mid-2004. On the Isle of Wight, reported for the first time in September 1998. The year 2020 saw a considerable increase in numbers and expansion of range, particularly into the north-east of Hampshire and Isle of Wight, with at least 26 individuals being reported. Wingspan male 31-35 mm, female 36-41 mm. Similar to Pine Processionary T. pityocampa, but has smaller and weaker comma-shaped marking in the centre of the forewing. Larva feeds on Sessile Oak, Pedunculate Oak, Turkey Oak and Evergreen Oak, living gregariously within a silken web.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
103319982006
113320042018
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10584
11961
129134

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 09 Aug (SDa); Wheelers Bay, one, 09 Aug (ABu); Bonchurch, four, 31 Jul; one, 01 Aug; one, 10 Aug (JHa);
VC11: Lee*, one, 08 Aug (CTh); Southampton*, one, to UV, 01 Aug (JVet); Catisfield, one, 07 Aug (ALR); Portsmouth, one, 01 Aug (IRT); Lovedean*, one, 31 Jul (ARJ); Northney, Hayling Island*, 31 Jul; 02 Aug; 02 Aug (JWP); Milford on Sea*, one, 31 Jul (MMcM);
VC12: New Vice-county Record: Alton*, one, to actinic, 09 Aug (BCA); Fleet*, four, 10 Aug (MHals); one, 06 Aug (AGi); Farnborough*, one, 30 Jul; one, 31 Jul; two, 06 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 10 Aug (KBW); Yateley*, one, 08 Aug (JHH)

Lovedean; 31/07/2020; Alan Jafkins
Lovedean, 31/07/2020 (Alan Jafkins)

Cerurinae

71.003 1995 Puss Moth Cerura vinula (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in gardens, hedgerows, open woodland, moorland and scrub, throughout the British Isles, but rare at high altitude. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, widespread, but seen only in small numbers. Wingspan 62-80mm. Amongst resident species, unmistakable, although the very similar Feline Cerura erminea has been recorded twice on the Channel Islands. Larva feeds on Black Poplar, White Poplar, Aspen and Goat Willow, over-wintering as a pupa.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1014517218492019
1156150619512019
1218215619512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1013121
11991
129146

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 04 May (CHic); Ningwood Common, one, to actinic, 21 May (JMar); Bonchurch, one, 21 May; one, 25 May; one, 26 May (JHa); Haseley Manor, one, 09 Jun; Shanklin, one, 12 Apr; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 21 May (IOu); Sandown, one, to actinic, 24 May; one, to actinic, 25 May; one, to actinic, 26 May; one, to actinic, 27 May (JMar); Ryde, larva, one, field observation, 29 Jun (KShw);
VC11: Ashurst, NF, one, 27 Apr (CJo); one, 15 May (SAB); Romsey, one, 09 May (SLay); one, 20 Apr (MB); one, 02 May (NRJ); Locks Heath, one, 30 May (PAS); Botley, one, to actinic, 23 Apr; one, to actinic, 04 May (SLB); Lovedean, one, 03 May (ARJ);
VC12: Longstock, one, to actinic, 29 May; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 11 Apr; one, to actinic, 03 May; one, to actinic, 16 May (GCE); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 30 Apr (DAS); Alton, one, to actinic, 09 May (DBO); Fleet, larva, six, field observation, on aspen, 01 Jun (MHals); Yateley*, one, 19 May; one, 27 May (JHH)

71.005 1997 Sallow Kitten Furcula furcula (Clerck, 1759) - Common
Common in woodland rides and clearings, hedgerows, parks, moorland, heathland and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 35-42 mm. The main confusion species is Poplar Kitten F. bifida, but F. furcula is smaller and outer edge of central cross-band is usually rather irregular and usually only finely outlined in black in the leading half, while in F. bifida the outer margin of the median fascia is black and more evenly curved (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on Grey, Goat and White Willow, White and Black Poplar, and Aspen, over-wintering as a pupa.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1020122318492019
112015230519512019
12715108919512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1015308
1142526
1219223

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, three, 07 Aug (IOu); Freshwater Cliffs, one, 11 May; one, 20 May; two, 16 Jul; two, 09 Aug (SDa); Cranmore, to actinic, 08 Aug (CHic); Brighstone, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (TDov); Haseley Manor, eight, 11 Aug; Borthwood Copse, Winford, one, gen det, 23 Jun; Shanklin, one, 26 Jul; two, 30 Jul; one, 05 Aug; three, 06 Aug; two, 09 Aug; Shanklin Upper Chine, two, 08 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 30 Jul; one, 07 Aug (SDut); Ditchend Brook, Newfoundland, NF, 30 Jul (RBW, MWa); Acres Down, one, 08 Aug (CWlk); Pig Bush, NF, one, 17 Jul (CL); Marchwood, one, 01 Jun (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 23 Apr (RBW); Totton, one, 07 Jul; one, 29 Jul; one, 01 Aug (LH); Lee, one, 18 Jul (CTh); East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug (GCE); Romsey, one, 20 May; one, 26 Jun (SLay); one, 22 Jul (MB); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 31 Jul; Broughton, one, to actinic, 06 Aug; Houghton, one, to actinic, 24 Jul; Stockbridge Down NT, two, to actinic, 24 Jul; four, to actinic, 24 Jul; one, to actinic, 24 Jul (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 23 Jul; one, to actinic, 05 Aug; one, to actinic, 06 Aug (RAC); Titchfield Haven NNR, six, 17 Jul (F.M.G.); Fareham, one, to actinic, 01 May; one, to actinic, 08 Aug (MLO); Botley, one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 01 Aug; one, to actinic, 12 Aug (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 17 Jul (KC); Wickham, one, 16 Jun; one, 27 Jul; one, 07 Aug (JRDS); Lovedean, one, 19 Jul; one, 31 Jul (ARJ); Sway, one, to actinic, 18 May; two, to actinic, 22 Jul (S&SL); Milford on Sea, three, 27 Jul; two, 10 Aug (MMcM); Pennington, one, 31 Jul (RFC); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 09 Aug (SLE); Wherwell, one, to actinic, 29 Jul; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 25 Jun; Wonston, one, to actinic, 17 Jul (GCE); Burghclere, one, 01 Aug (PBl); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 10 Aug (DAS); Overton, one, 08 Aug (MSi); Beech, one, 23 Jul (NDP); Preston Candover, one, 07 Aug (MJW); Basingstoke, one, 06 Aug (RHil); Pamber Forest, one, 20 May; one, 31 Jul (GJD); Warren Hill, Liss Forest, one, 25 Jul (RJM); Alton, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (CJP); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 18 Jul; one, to actinic, 30 Jul (ASto); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, three, 01 Aug (ASw); Fleet, egg, two, field observation, on aspen, 03 Jun (MHals)

71.007 1998 Poplar Kitten Furcula bifida (Brahm, 1787) - Local
Local in woodland, plantations and gardens throughout England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widely distributed, but not particularly common. Wingspan 44-48 mm. The main confusion species is Sallow Kitten F. furcula, but F. furcula is smaller and outer edge of central cross-band is usually rather irregular and usually only finely outlined in black in the leading half, while in F. bifida the outer margin of the median fascia is black and more evenly curved (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on Poplar and Aspen, over-wintering as a pupa.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
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Record
Last
Record
10382118492019
1136534619512019
1212110419512016
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10122
11541
12111

Record details:
VC10: Ningwood Common, two, to actinic, 03 Jun (JMar);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 27 May (RBW); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 16 Apr (JRMi); Horndean, one, to actinic, 24 Jul (PHog); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 26 May (JSw); Pennington, one, 10 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Ecchinswell*, one, to actinic, 08 Jun (MTa, CSu)

Dicranurinae

71.009 1999 Lobster Moth Stauropus fagi (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in mature woodland throughout much of southern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and fairly common in beech woodland, and at a lower frequency in oak or birch, especially in the New Forest. Wingspan 55-70 mm. Unmistakable with a distinctive resting posture. Larva feeds on Birch, Hazel, Oak and Beech, over-wintering as a pupa.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1029450618562019
111942250419482019
12808129319402019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1017183
1153714
1246533

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin Upper Chine, 21 May, 1 (IOu) Latest: Parkhurst Forest, 28 Jul, 1 (IOu) Max count: Parkhurst Forest, 29 Jun, 3 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Stanbrige Earls, 16 Apr, 1 (JRMi) Latest: Ashurst, NF, 10 Aug, 1 (SAB) Max count: Pig Bush, NF, 17 Jul, 4 (CL)
VC12: Earliest: Liss Forest, 25 Apr, 1 (RJM) Latest: Crawley, 30 Jul, 1 (GCE) Max count: Harewood Forest, 24 Jun, 3 (GCE)

Notodontinae

71.010 2014 Marbled Brown Drymonia dodonaea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Common in oak woodland throughout much of England and Wales, and parts of Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight still locally common in the New Forest and the north-east, but has declined markedly from the middle of the 20th Century. Wingspan 39-44 mm. The main confusion species is Lunar Marbled Brown D. ruficornis, which see. Larva feeds on Oak, over-wintering as a pupa.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
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Record
Last
Record
103419919112019
111423252319512019
12510139219512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1119202
1226333

Record details:
VC11: Marchwood, one, 20 May; one, 22 May (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 21 May (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 03 May; two, 08 May; one, 31 May (SAB); Romsey, one, 26 May (SLay); one, 26 Apr (MB); one, to actinic, 16 May; one, to actinic, 18 May; one, 21 May; one, to actinic, 22 May; one, 23 May; one, to actinic, 24 May; one, to actinic, 26 May (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 11 Jun; one, to actinic, 26 May (GCE); Wickham, one, 18 May; two, 25 May (JRDS);
VC12: Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 23 May; one, to actinic, 24 Jun; two, to actinic, 23 May (GCE); Overton, two, 20 May (ACr); Axmansford, one, 09 May (ACB); Basingstoke, one, 15 May (RHil); Pamber Forest, three, 28 May; two, 30 May; one, 14 Jun; one, 20 May; one, 25 May; one, 15 Jun (GJD); Liss Forest, two, 10 May; two, 17 May; one, 14 Jun (RJM); Alton, one, to actinic, 03 May (BCA); Chawton, one, 04 Jun (DAS); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 08 May; one, to actinic, 29 May; one, to actinic, 30 May (ASto); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 21 May (ASw); Yateley, one, 19 May; one, 26 May; one, 09 Jun; two, 23 Jun (JHH)

71.011 2015 Lunar Marbled Brown Drymonia ruficornis (Hufnagel, 1766) - Common
Local in woodland, hedgerows, parks and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 38-46 mm. The principal confusion species are Marbled Brown D. dodonaea, which lacks the distinct crescentic marking in the pale central area of the forewing near the costa, and which has less well-defined cross-lines than Lunar Marbled Brown; and Dusky Marbled Brown Gluphisia crenata, an extremely rare immigrant, which see. Larva feeds on Pedunculate, Sessile and Turkey Oak, over-wintering as a pupa.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1026658219802019
112232394119502019
12602115119512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1018337
11639610
1219407

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 20 Apr (CHic); Bonchurch, one, 24 Apr; one, 09 May (JHa); Rookley, one, to actinic, 21 Apr; one, to actinic, 24 Apr (JBa); Shanklin, one, 08 Apr; one, 09 Apr; two, 10 Apr; three, 11 Apr; one, 12 Apr; one, 14 Apr; two, 18 Apr; one, to actinic, 19 Apr; seven, 20 Apr; five, 21 Apr; two, 22 Apr; two, 23 Apr; one, 28 Apr (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 15 Apr (SDut); Marchwood, one, 04 Apr; one, 11 Apr; one, 24 Apr (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 05 Apr (RBW); Totton, one, 07 Apr (LH); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 07 Apr; one, to actinic, 08 Apr; two, to actinic, 09 Apr; one, to actinic, 11 Apr; one, to actinic, 24 Apr; one, to actinic, 09 May; one, to actinic, 12 May (JRMi); Timsbury, two, 11 Apr (TRa); Romsey, one, 07 Apr; two, 08 Apr; one, 10 Apr; one, 12 Apr; one, 16 Apr; one, 20 Apr; one, 26 Apr (SLay); one, 22 Apr (MB); six, 09 Apr; 10, 10 Apr; three, 11 Apr; one, to actinic, 11 Apr; seven, 12 Apr; four, to actinic, 12 Apr; one, 21 Apr (NRJ); Dibden Purlieu, two, to actinic, 10 Apr (RAC); Southampton, one, to UV, 09 Apr (JVet); one, to actinic, 08 Apr; one, to actinic, 11 Apr (MGP); Allbrook, one, 08 Apr; two, 09 Apr; two, 10 Apr; two, 11 Apr; one, 12 Apr; one, 21 Apr (SI); Fareham, one, 09 Apr; one, 22 Apr (ADT); one, 09 Apr (IMcP); Botley, three, to actinic, 10 Apr; one, to actinic, 17 Apr; one, to actinic, 05 Apr; one, to actinic, 09 Apr; one, to actinic, 10 Apr; one, to actinic, 11 Apr; one, to actinic, 22 Apr (SLB); Wickham, one, 10 Apr; one, 11 Apr; two, 12 Apr (JRDS); Lovedean, one, 10 Apr; one, 12 Apr; one, 22 Apr (ARJ); Northney, Hayling Island, 07 Apr; 09 Apr; 10 Apr; 17 Apr (JWP); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 10 Apr (JSw); Pennington, two, 08 Apr; three, 10 Apr; one, 11 Apr (RFC);
VC12: Chilbolton, two, to actinic, 10 Apr; one, to actinic, 12 Apr (GCE); Ecchinswell, two, 11 Apr; two, 22 Apr (MJN); Basingstoke, one, 11 Apr (DLev); one, 16 Apr (MJW); Pamber Forest, seven, 10 Apr; four, 12 Apr (GJD); Liss Forest, three, 10 Apr; two, 13 Apr (RJM); Alton, one, 09 Apr; one, to actinic, 23 Apr (BCA); Whitehill, three, to actinic, 08 Apr; one, to actinic, 11 Apr; one, to actinic, 27 Apr (ASto); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, two, 12 Apr (ASw); Church Crookham, four, to actinic, 11 Apr (DDim); Farnborough, one, 09 Apr (KBW); Yateley, one, 03 May (JHH)

71.012 2000 Iron Prominent Notodonta dromedarius (Linnaeus, 1767) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, heathland, marshes and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 42-50 mm. Larva feeds on Silver and Downy Birch, and Alder, over-wintering as a pupa.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1027027719002019
113973423619512019
121380168119512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1032508
111531987
12831065

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Rookley, 21 Apr, 1 (JBa) Latest: West High Down Quarry, 20 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Haseley Manor, 11 Aug, 8 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Botley, 05 Apr, 1 (SLB) Latest: Botley, 16 Sep, 1 (SLB) Max count: Romsey, 11 Aug, 7 (MB)
VC12: Earliest: Pamber Forest, 12 Apr, 1 (GJD) Latest: Liss Forest, 29 Aug, 1 (RJM) Max count: Pamber Forest, 24 Apr, 5 (GJD)

71.013 2003 Pebble Prominent Notodonta ziczac (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in woodland, hedgerows and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 42-52 mm. Could be confused with the very rare immigrant Three-humped Prominent N. tritophus, which see. Larva feeds on Sallow and Willow, over-wintering as a pupa.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1060587119512019
113965499519142019
121348207719512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1063955
111291477
1259837

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 11 Apr, 1 (JHa) Latest: Haseley Manor, 11 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Haseley Manor, 09 Jun, 5 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Pennington, 08 Apr, 1 (RFC) Latest: Botley, 19 Aug, 1 (SLB) Max count: Brockwood, 11 Jul, 7 (SDut)
VC12: Earliest: Whitehill, 10 Apr, 1 (ASto) Latest: Ecchinswell, 15 Aug, 1 (MTa, CSu) Max count: Liss Forest, 17 Apr, 7 (RJM)

71.016 2005 Great Prominent Peridea anceps (Goeze, 1781) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland, hedgerows and gardens throughout England and Wales. Locally common in oak woodland in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, but especially in the New Forest. Wingspan 52-72 mm. Could be confused with the very rare immigrant Large Dark Prominent Notodonta torva, which see. Larva feeds on Pedunculate and Sessile Oak, over-wintering as a pupa.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
106227819112019
111879334419502019
12513107819512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10100
1157986
1234555

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 16 Apr (CHic);
VC11: Brockwood, two, 26 Apr (SDut); Marchwood, one, 11 Apr; one, 22 Apr; three, 26 Apr; one, 09 May (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 12 Apr (RBW); Ashurst, NF, two, 17 Apr; three, 20 Apr; three, 21 Apr; one, 22 Apr; one, 23 Apr; one, 25 Apr; one, 09 May (SAB); Totton, one, 09 May (LH); Rownhams, one, 24 Apr (AMS); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 22 Apr; two, to actinic, 24 Apr (JRMi); Romsey, one, 07 May (SLay); two, 12 Apr; one, 14 Apr; three, 22 Apr; one, 08 May; one, 26 May (MB); one, 08 Apr; three, 09 Apr; six, 10 Apr; six, 11 Apr; four, 12 Apr; four, 16 Apr; one, to actinic, 18 Apr; two, 19 Apr; one, 20 Apr; two, 21 Apr; four, 22 Apr; two, 23 Apr; two, 26 Apr; one, to actinic, 02 May; one, 08 May; one, 09 May; two, to actinic, 09 May (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 26 May (GCE); Allbrook, one, 10 Apr; two, 16 Apr; one, 18 Apr; one, 23 Apr (SI); Eastleigh, one, to actinic, 24 Apr (NGo); Teg Down, one, to actinic, 29 Apr (EmPe); Botley, one, to actinic, 22 Apr; one, to actinic, 12 Apr; one, to actinic, 10 May (SLB); Wickham, one, 11 Apr; three, 23 Apr; one, 25 Apr; two, 08 May; one, 17 May (JRDS); Lovedean, one, 16 Apr (ARJ); Sway, one, to actinic, 18 May (S&SL);
VC12: Wherwell, one, to actinic, 15 May (GCE); Ecchinswell, one, to actinic, 18 May (MTa, CSu); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 12 Apr (DAS); Ecchinswell, five, 22 Apr; one, 07 May; one, 30 May (MJN); Axmansford, one, 03 May; five, 09 May (ACB); Pamber Forest, one, 12 Apr; one, 16 Apr; four, 24 Apr; three, 07 May; two, 18 May (GJD); Liss Forest, three, 13 Apr; one, 25 Apr; one, 08 May; two, 10 May (RJM); Alton, one, to actinic, 26 Apr (BCA); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 10 Apr; two, to actinic, 11 Apr; one, to actinic, 24 Apr; one, to actinic, 08 May; one, to actinic, 09 May (ASto); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, two, 12 Apr; one, 22 Apr; one, 25 Apr (ASw); Church Crookham, one, to actinic, 22 Apr; one, to actinic, 24 Apr; one, to actinic, 25 Apr; one, to actinic, 28 Apr (DDim); Yateley, one, 16 Apr; one, 29 Apr; one, 02 May; three, 21 May (JHH)

71.017 2007 Swallow Prominent Pheosia tremula (Clerck, 1759) - Common
Common in woodland, plantations, scrub, gardens and parks throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 50-64 mm. The main confusion species is Lesser Swallow Prominent P. gnoma, in which the thin white tornal line of Swallow Prominent is replaced by a very distinct white, wedge-shaped dash. Larva feeds on Aspen, Poplar, Willow and Sallow, over-wintering as a pupa.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1045656919512019
113135378219482019
121047149719512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1048778
111051309
1254694

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 01 Apr, 1 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 23 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Haseley Manor, 11 Aug, 8 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 10 Apr, 1 (SLay) Latest: Milford on Sea, 28 Aug, 1 (MMcM) Max count: Milford on Sea, 10 Aug, 9 (MMcM)
VC12: Earliest: Chilbolton, 10 Apr, 1 (GCE) Latest: Yateley, 24 Aug, 1 (JHH) Max count: Ecchinswell, 22 Apr, 4 (MJN)

71.018 2006 Lesser Swallow Prominent Pheosia gnoma (Fabricius, [1777]) - Common
Common in woodland, heathland, moorland, downland, parks and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 46-58 mm. The main confusion species is Swallow Prominent P. tremula, in which the very distinct white, wedge-shaped tornal dash of Lesser Swallow Prominent is replaced by a thin white line. Larva feeds on Silver and Downy Birch, over-wintering as a pupa.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1029935119032019
115060806112112019
121356278719512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1022365
1118630610
1210325617

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Cranmore, 16 Apr, 0 (CHic) Latest: Kingston, 21 Sep, 1 (ENes) Max count: Shanklin, 07 May, 5 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Fareham, 08 Apr, 1 (ADT) Latest: Kings Somborne, 03 Sep, 1 (GCE) Max count: Kings Somborne, 31 Jul, 10 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Liss Forest, 10 Apr, 1 (RJM) Latest: Liss Forest, 29 Aug, 2 (RJM) Max count: Pamber Forest, 21 Apr, 17 (GJD)

71.020 2011 Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina (Clerck, 1759) - Common
Common in woodland, scrub and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 42-60 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Aspen, Poplar and Willow, over-wintering as a pupa.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1047458218492019
114305491619002019
121138149519512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1033495
111071255
1232362

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 22 Apr, 1 (IOu) Latest: Haseley Manor, 11 Aug, 3 (IOu) Max count: Parkhurst Forest, 28 Jul, 5 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Northney, Hayling Island, 12 Apr, 0 (JWP) Latest: Pennington, 14 Aug, 1 (RFC) Max count: Titchfield Haven NNR, 17 Jul, 5 (F.M.G.)
VC12: Earliest: Over Wallop, 23 Apr, 1 (CM) Latest: Crawley, 12 Aug, 1 (TNo) Max count: Wherwell, 29 Jul, 2 (GCE)

71.021 2008 Coxcomb Prominent Ptilodon capucina (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in woodland, scrub, parks and gardens throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight locally common, mainly in the south west. Wingspan 40-50 mm. The main confusion species is Maple Prominent P. cucullina, which is smaller, paler and has a white subterminal line and white subterminal fascia (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on various broad-leaved trees, including Birch, Hazel, Alder, Aspen, Sallow, Hawthorn, Lime, Oak, Beech and Rowan, over-wintering as a pupa.
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112200216019492019
1261462219512019
 
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1019232
1135434
1221211

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 11 May (SDa); Cranmore, to actinic, 25 Apr (CHic); Brighstone, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (TDov); Kingston, one, 16 Jul; one, 29 Jul (ENes); Shanklin, one, 12 Apr; one, 18 Apr; two, 26 May; one, 02 Jun; one, 01 Aug; two, 06 Aug; one, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug; two, 11 Aug; one, 14 Aug; two, 16 Aug; one, 17 Aug; one, 18 Aug; Firestone Copse, two, 21 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 14 Aug (SDut); Godshill, NF, 12 Jul (RBW, MWa); Marchwood, one, 09 May; one, 12 May (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 21 May (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 09 May (SAB); East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug (GCE); Romsey, one, to actinic, 23 Apr; two, 06 May; one, to actinic, 26 May; two, 12 Aug (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 21 May; two, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 21 May; one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 11 Jun; three, to actinic, 31 Jul; four, to actinic, 21 May; one, to actinic, 11 Jun; two, to actinic, 11 Jun; two, to actinic, 31 Jul; Hursley, one, to actinic, 21 May; Broughton, one, to actinic, 06 Aug; Stockbridge Down NT, one, to actinic, 24 Jul (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 18 Aug (RAC); Allbrook, one, 07 Jun (SI); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE); Titchfield Haven NNR, one, 17 Jul (F.M.G.); Hilltop, The Hangers, one, 01 Aug (SI); Wickham, one, 15 Jun; one, 20 Jul; one, 31 Jul (JRDS); Hen Wood, one, 24 Jul (F.M.G.); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 15 May (JSw);
VC12: Crawley, one, 07 May (TNo); Ecchinswell, one, to actinic, 11 Aug (MTa, CSu); Overton, one, 09 May (ACr); Ecchinswell, one, 07 May (MJN); Beech, one, 25 May; one, 23 Jul (NDP); Pamber Forest, one, 06 Aug; one, 06 Aug; one, 07 Aug (GJD); Liss Forest, one, 02 May; one, field observation, 11 May; one, 21 May; one, 25 May; one, field observation, 05 Aug (RJM); Alton, one, to actinic, 04 Aug (NDP); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 27 May (ASto); Fleet, one, 01 Jun (MHals); Church Crookham, one, to actinic, 20 May (DDim); Yateley, one, 02 May; one, 21 May; one, 31 Jul (JHH)

71.022 2009 Maple Prominent Ptilodon cucullina ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens throughout much of south-eastern England. A moth with a curious distribution in our area, completely absent from the New Forest and the Isle of Wight but thinly distributed from the south-east of Hampshire up to the north and north-east. Wingspan 37-46 mm. The most likely confusion species is Coxcomb Prominent P. capucina, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Field Maple, mainly on young trees, over-wintering as a pupa.
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VC11: Broughton, one, to actinic, 06 Aug (GCE); Catisfield, one, 16 Jul (ALR); Botley, one, to actinic, 25 Jul (SLB)

71.023 2010 Scarce Prominent Odontosia carmelita (Esper, [1798]) - Local
Local in long-established birch woodland, from southern England discontinuously to the Scottish Highlands. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread but local and rather uncommon in birch country, mainly in the western half of southern Hampshire. Wingspan 44-52 mm. Forewing with a prominent, black dorsal scale-tooth, and yellowish white costal marks at one-third and two-third (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on Silver Birch and Downy Birch, over-wintering as a pupa.
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103319811993
1131135419512019
12707819512019
 
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128165

Record details:
VC11: Romsey, one, 06 Apr (MB); one, 12 Apr (NRJ); Lymington, one, to light, 08 Apr (ASH);
VC12: Pamber Forest, two, 10 Apr; one, 12 Apr; five, 16 Apr; one, 21 Apr (GJD); Liss Forest*, four, 13 Apr; one, 17 Apr (RJM); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 05 Apr; one, to actinic, 16 Apr (ASto)

Phalerinae

71.025 1994 Buff-tip Phalera bucephala (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in open woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 55-68 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on various broad-leaved trees and shrubs, including Sallow, Silver and Downy Birch, Pedunculate and Sessile Oak, and Hazel, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10956191718492019
1174351289119502019
122167398719512019
 
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10891838
1139861512
1220237311

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 27 Apr, 1 (IOu) Latest: Binstead, Newnham Lane, 08 Sep, 1 (KShw) Max count: Kingston, 02 Jul, 8 (ENes)
VC11: Earliest: Ashurst, NF, 20 Apr, 1 (SAB) Latest: Botley, 16 Oct, 1 (SLB) Max count: Kings Somborne, 09 Jul, 12 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Chilbolton, 23 Apr, 1 (GCE) Latest: Fleet, 06 Aug, 1 (AGi) Max count: Harewood Forest, 24 Jun, 11 (GCE)

Pygaerinae

71.027 2019 Chocolate-tip Clostera curtula (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local in woodland, scrub, plantations, hedgerows and gardens, generally restricted to the southern half of England. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 36-38 mm. Small Chocolate-tip C. pigra and Scarce Chocolate-tip C. anachoreta, which see for differences, are similar but far less widely distributed. Larva feeds on Aspen, Poplar and Willow, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10855919002019
1198997719512019
1245551219402019
 
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10331
1123232
129153

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 11 May (SDa); Bonchurch, one, 09 May (JHa); Shanklin, one, 01 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 24 Apr; one, 09 May (CTh); Ashurst, NF, one, 03 May; one, 02 May; one, 03 May; one, 04 May (SAB); Timsbury, one, 17 May (TRa); Romsey, one, 09 May (SLay); one, 21 Apr; one, 22 Apr; one, 16 May (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Southampton, one, to actinic, 26 Apr (MGP); Allbrook, one, 21 Apr; one, 19 May (SI); Catisfield, one, 22 Apr (ALR); Fareham, one, 09 May (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 23 Apr; one, to actinic, 24 Apr (SLB); Portsmouth, one, 16 Apr; one, 19 May; two, 21 May (IRT); Northney, Hayling Island, 24 Apr (JWP);
VC12: Cheriton, one, to actinic, 12 Apr (DAS); Preston Candover, one, 07 Aug (MJW); Pamber Forest, three, 24 Apr (GJD); Liss, two, 16 May; one, 17 Jul (LBe); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 25 Apr; two, to actinic, 09 May (ASto); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 25 Apr (ASw); Yateley, three, 23 Apr (JHH)

Erebidae

Scoliopteryginae

72.001 2469 Herald Scoliopteryx libatrix (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, fens, heathland, parks and gardens throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and generally common, and comes freely to sugar, and also to light before and after hibernation; hibernating moths can be found in sometimes large groups in cellars, garages and outhouses. Wingspan 46-52 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Grey Willow, Creeping Willow, Aspen, White Poplar and Black Poplar; often found on bushes of sallow, willow and poplar in late summer.
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1024325819782019
112165214019512019
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1012121
1138371
1215173

Record details:
VC10: Fort Victoria CP, one, field observation, hibernating in a cave , 16 Dec (JCro); Freshwater Bay, one, 14 Sep (SDa); Kingston, one, indoors, 12 Jul (ENes); Bonchurch, one, 23 Apr; one, 02 Jun (JHa); Rookley, one, to actinic, 22 Jun (JBa); Haseley Manor, one, 06 Jul; Shanklin, one, 22 Feb; one, 10 Apr; one, 12 Jul; one, 05 Aug; one, field observation, 01 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Brockwood, one, 08 Apr (SDut); Marchwood, one, 04 Apr (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 12 Apr (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 27 Apr (CJo); one, 17 Apr; one, 22 Apr (SAB); Totton, one, 08 Apr; one, 23 Jun; one, 21 Jul (LH); Romsey, one, 23 Apr (SLay); one, 09 Apr; one, 22 Apr; one, 02 May (NRJ); Bitterne, one, 20 Sep (GHW); Southampton, one, to actinic, 11 Apr (MGP); Allbrook, one, 09 Apr (SI); Twyford, larva, one, swept, swept from willow, 10 Aug (RJD); Titchfield Haven NNR, one, 17 Jul (F.M.G.); Botley Wood, one, visiting guelder rose berries at night, 18 Sep (MLO); one, field observation, on guelder rose berries by torchlight, 23 Oct (F.M.G.); Fareham, one, 24 Mar; one, 02 Apr (ADT); one, to actinic, 06 Apr; one, to actinic, 14 Jul; one, to actinic, 20 Jul (MLO); one, field observation, 08 Apr; one, 20 May; one, 22 Jul; one, 11 Aug (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 04 Apr; one, to actinic, 01 May (SLB); Wickham, one, 21 May (JRDS); Portsmouth, one, 08 Aug (IRT); West Walk, exuvia, one, field observation, cocoon with exuvium on sedge paniculata leaf, 28 Sep (KJW); Lovedean, one, 08 Apr (ARJ); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, to actinic, 18 Mar (APar); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 15 Apr (JSw); Southsea, one, 23 Apr (JRL);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, indoors, 08 Oct (GCE); Cheriton, one, 18 Sep (DAS); Overton, one, 20 Jul (MSi); one, 11 Apr (ACr); Cliddesden, one, 30 May (MJW); Basingstoke, one, 08 Apr (DLev); one, 10 Apr; one, 20 Jul (MJW); Pamber Forest, one, 18 May (GJD); Alton, one, to actinic, 02 Aug (NDP); Alton, one, to actinic, 09 Apr (CJP); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 08 Apr (ASw); Farnborough, three, field observation, 06 Jan (SBai); one, 07 May (KBW); Yateley, one, 02 May (JHH)

Rivulinae

72.002 2474 Straw Dot Rivula sericealis (Scopoli, 1763) - Common
Common in damp grassland, fens, heathland, moorland, woodland and gardens throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly common to common in marshes and bogs and in open, grassy woodland in all three vice-counties. Wingspan 19-25 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds at night on False-brome, Tor-grass and Purple Moor-grass.
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10902221719512019
1110518245572002019
1234081078119512019
 
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1036647
112253469
1210924714

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 19 May, 1 (IOu) Latest: Freshwater, 23 Sep, 1 (PBa) Max count: Haseley Manor, 11 Aug, 7 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 20 May, 1 (SLay) Latest: Broughton, 18 Oct, 1 (GCE) Max count: Wickham, 14 Aug, 9 (JRDS)
VC12: Earliest: Pamber Forest, 20 May, 3 (GJD) Latest: Selborne, 21 Oct, 1 (CJP) Max count: Pamber Forest, 17 Jun, 14 (GJD)

Hypeninae

72.003 2477 Snout Hypena proboscidalis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats, including woodland, scrub, hedgerows, gardens, rough meadows and marshes throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 34-40 mm. The combination of clear brown fascia and long, upturned palps make this a fairly unmistakable species, but occasionally individuals may lose their snout, or are mottled and have no cross-lines. Larva feeds on Stinging Nettle.
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1013237824
1126537518
1212525715

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Sandpit Copse, 20 May, 1 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin, 20 Oct, 1 (IOu) Max count: Haseley Manor, 09 Jun, 24 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Totton, 09 May, 1 (LH) Latest: Botley, 19 Oct, 1 (SLB) Max count: Hen Wood, 04 Sep, 18 (F.M.G.)
VC12: Earliest: Whitehill, 09 May, 1 (ASto) Latest: Selborne, 21 Oct, 1 (CJP) Max count: Axmansford, 03 Sep, 15 (ACB)

72.004 2480 Buttoned Snout Hypena rostralis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in hedgerows, woodland edges and gardens throughout much of south-eastern England, and a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight very local, but since 1990 there does appear to have been an increase in the numbers reported, with a peak of 44 records in 2001. Wingspan 29-32 mm. The main confusion species is Bloxworth Snout H. obsitalis, which has the forewing more pointed and broader, with a conspicuous white patch below the costa outside the median fascia, followed by horizontal dashes (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on Hop.
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10895318002018
1131333118002019
12969418002019
 
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10111
11991
12331

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater, one, 01 Oct (DBW);
VC11: Totton, one, 21 May; one, 22 May; one, 13 Jun (LH); Romsey, one, 09 May; one, 26 May (SLay); Allbrook, one, 24 Apr; one, 07 May (SI); Fareham, one, 07 Sep (KJW); one, 10 May (RJD);
VC12: Cheriton, one, to actinic, 21 May (DAS); Alton, one, to actinic, 21 May (BCA); one, to actinic, 21 May (DBO)

72.006 2478 Bloxworth Snout Hypena obsitalis (Hübner, [1813]) - RDB3
A rare Red Data Book species, on sea cliffs, grassy slopes and undercliffs in parts of south-western England. First recorded at Bloxworth, Dorset, in September 1884, remaining a very scarce migrant until 1990, when a small population was discovered at Torbay, Devon. The species soon colonised the south coast from the Lizard in Cornwall to Purbeck in Dorset. On the Isle of Wight, since 2003, increasingly recorded hibernating in small numbers in outhouses and caves, and at light, and is undoubtedly now established on the south-east coast of the Island. In Hampshire recorded in the mid-1990s in both vice-counties, and again in 2009 at Southsea; since this time it has dramatically increased in status in the Portsmouth area: there were 23 records in 2013 and 29 in 2014. Wingspan 29-32 mm. Larva feeds on Pellitory-of-the-wall.
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10939719682019
1122535519952019
121119941994
 
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1011111
1120232

Record details:
VC10: Cowes, one, to actinic, 30 Aug (DNor); Ventnor, one, field observation, 05 Dec; one, field observation, 07 Dec (SRP); Wheelers Bay, one, field observation, 15 Apr; one, field observation, 28 Jul; one, field observation, 02 Sep; one, field observation, 29 Sep (ABu); Bonchurch, one, 28 Apr; one, 12 Jul; one, 08 Oct; one, 23 Dec (JHa);
VC11: Southampton*, one, to actinic, 11 Apr (MGP); Fareham, one, to actinic, 07 Sep (MLO); one, 20 Sep; one, seen by day, ♂, 22 Oct; one, 07 Nov (KJW); Portchester, one, 28 Aug (JGe); Portsmouth, one, 26 Aug; one, 22 Oct (IRT); Southsea, two, 08 Apr; two, 09 Apr; one, 10 Apr; two, 11 Apr; one, 10 May; one, 01 Sep; one, 04 Sep (JGe); one, 11 Apr; one, 18 Apr; one, 23 Apr; one, 02 May (JRL)one, 13 Nov (JRL)

72.007 2476 Beautiful Snout Hypena crassalis (Fabricius, 1787) - Local
Local in open woodland, moorland and heathland throughout England and Wales, but less commonly in the north. In Hampshire locally common in the New Forest and Pamber Forest, with occasional records elsewhere in the county and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 33-35 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Bilberry, over-wintering as a pupa.
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127111619512018
 
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11771
12111

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VC11: Romsey, one, 22 May; one, 09 Jun; one, 23 Jun (NRJ); Wickham, one, 24 Jun; one, 08 Jul; one, 13 Jul; one, 15 Jul (JRDS);
VC12: Castle Bottom NNR, one, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD)

Lymantriinae

72.009 2031 White Satin Moth Leucoma salicis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local in plantations, hedgerows, scrub, parks and gardens throughout England. Widespread and locally common in Hampshire, but recorded so far from the Isle of Wight only once this century. Wingspan 43-60 mm. Separated from other large, plain white moths by white abdomen, black and white ringed legs, and silky sheen. Larva feeds on Aspen, Poplar, Sallow and Willow.
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10497318562019
1136838719512019
1221625019512019
 
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10221
1127316
12111

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 29 Jun; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 21 May (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 26 Jun (RBW); Totton, one, 23 Jun; one, 24 Jun (LH); Romsey, one, 25 Jun (SC); one, 09 Jun; one, 18 Jul (MB); Stockbridge Down NT, one, to actinic, 19 Jun (GCE); Allbrook, one, 24 Jun; one, 15 Jul (SI); Winchester, one, 07 Jul (THW); Fareham, one, ♀, 16 Jun (KJW); Portsmouth, one, 15 Jun; four, 20 Jun; one, 25 Jun; six, 26 Jun; one, 07 Jul; two, 10 Jul; one, 12 Jul; one, 13 Jul; one, 16 Jul; one, 17 Jul; one, 21 Jul; one, 22 Jul (IRT); Northney, Hayling Island, 17 Jun; 19 Jun; 20 Jun; 21 Jun (JWP);
VC12: Overton, one, 20 Jul (MSi)

72.010 2033 Black Arches Lymantria monacha (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local in woodland, especially of oak throughout southern England and Wales, north to Cheshire; common and widespread in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan male 44-47 mm, female 48-54 mm. Normally unmistakable, but the infrequent f. eremita is entirely sooty grey with cross-lines obscured, and could be mistaken for male Gypsy Moth L. dispar. Larva feeds on Pedunculate and Sessile Oak, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas, and over-wintering as an egg.
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10760319919292019
1148161168319512019
121548632919512019
 
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105029527
1116450635
1212240219

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 08 Jul, 2 (IOu) Latest: Parkhurst Forest, 05 Sep, 3 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin, 09 Aug, 27 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Woodlands, New Forest, 23 Jun, 0 (RBW) Latest: Ashurst, NF, 15 Sep, 1 (SAB) Max count: Kings Somborne, 31 Jul, 35 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Goodworth Clatford, 24 Jun, 1 (GCE) Latest: Liss Forest, 23 Aug, 1 (RJM) Max count: Harewood Forest, 23 Jul, 19 (GCE)

72.011 2034 Gypsy Moth Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus, 1758) - Vagrant/Accidental
Formerly frequent in the fens of East Anglia, this moth was presumed extinct in Britain in the early 1900s when breeding sites were cleared and drained. Occasional records, mainly from coastal southern England, since then have been regarded as immigrants. However, in the 21st century it has become temporarily established in a very few areas, these all thought to be accidental introductions by the horticultural trade. In Hampshire there has been a pattern of increased occurrence in the 21st Century, possibly related to radiation from the introduced colonies in London, and breeding was first evidenced in 2019 when larval webs were discovered in Basingstoke. It is also probably resident in the Portsmouth area. Wingspan male 48-53 mm, female 59-65 mm. The male has prominent crescent-shaped black reniform mark and black orbicular spot; the female is superficially similar to female Black Arches - but the latter species is smaller with the female Gypsy Moth having a thickset and blunt abdomen - and cannot fly, rarely travelling far from the cocoon and thus any occurrence in Britain of a female moth is clear evidence of local breeding.
The extinct English race fed on Bog-myrtle (Myrica gale) and Creeping Willow (Salix repens). On mainland Europe occurs in a wide variety of habitats feeding on broadleaved trees and bushes.

Update: Text update and status review, December 2019.
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10265
11441
1213184

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 11 Aug (JHa); Shide, five, all ♂s, 01 Aug (DBW);
VC11: East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug (GCE); Dibden Purlieu*, one, to actinic, 08 Aug (RAC); Winchester, one, 14 Aug (THW); Fareham*, one, ♂, 07 Aug (ADT);
VC12: Barton Stacey*, one, to actinic, 14 Aug (GCE); Ecchinswell*, one, to actinic, 15 Aug (MTa, CSu); Basingstoke, one, 07 Aug (DLev); Liss, four, 07 Aug; three, 14 Aug (LBe); Alton*, one, to actinic, 13 Aug (BCA); one, to actinic, 05 Aug (NDP); one, to actinic, 07 Aug (CJP); Farnborough, one, 27 Jul; one, 06 Aug; one, 16 Aug (KBW); Yateley*, one, indoors, 30 Jul; one, 07 Aug (JHH)

72.012 2029 Brown-tail Euproctis chrysorrhoea (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local in scrub, hedgerows, parks and gardens, along the coasts on England from Yorkshire to the Isles of Scilly. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight formerly confined to a few coastal localities, notably Hayling Island, this species has recently and suddenly greatly increased its range. Larval nests are now plentiful in winter along the coast, mainly on hawthorn, bramble and blackthorn, and it is extending its range inland. Wingspan male 36-42 mm, female 39-41 mm. Larva feeds on Bramble, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Dog-rose and Sallow, living gregariously within a silken web, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas. The larval hairs are extremely irritating, causing rashes on exposed parts of the skin.
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1159736
1218284

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Sandown, 20 Apr, 0 (IOu) Latest: Freshwater Bay, 13 Sep, 0 (PBa) Max count: Freshwater Cliffs, 16 Jul, 20 (SDa)
VC11: Earliest: Woodlands, New Forest, 25 Apr, 0 (RBW) Latest: Portsmouth, 06 Aug, 1 (IRT) Max count: Portsmouth, 25 Jun, 6 (IRT)
VC12: Earliest: Goodworth Clatford, 24 Jun, 1 (GCE) Latest: Alton, 10 Oct, 1 (SMu) Max count: Barton Stacey, 25 Jun, 4 (GCE)

72.013 2030 Yellow-tail Euproctis similis (Fuessly, 1775) - Common
Common in hedgerows, woodland, scrub and gardens throughout England, increasingly also in Scotland. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan male 35-42 mm, female 37-45 mm. The main confusion species are Brown-tail E. chrysorrhoea, in which the underside of the abdomen is covered in brown hairs, and White Satin Leucoma salicis which lacks the yellow abdomen of E. similis and has legs ringed black and white. Larva feeds on Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Hazel, Pedunculate and Sessile Oak, Silver and Downy Birch, Sallow and Elm.
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10489103419512019
114604873619482019
122221552719512019
 
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1014173
11771026
1270985

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Westridge, 15 May, 1 (IOu) Latest: Freshwater Bay, 20 Sep, 1 (SDa) Max count: Firestone Copse, 21 Jul, 3 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Totton, 23 Jun, 1 (LH) Latest: Wickham, 14 Aug, 2 (JRDS) Max count: Lee, 18 Jul, 6 (CTh)
VC12: Earliest: Yateley, 16 Jun, 1 (JHH) Latest: Barton Stacey, 14 Aug, 1 (GCE) Max count: Preston Candover, 12 Jul, 5 (MJW)

72.015 2028 Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in gardens, hedgerows, parks, woodland and scrub throughout England. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan male 48-51 mm, female 59-68 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on various broad-leaved trees and shrubs, including Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Pedunculate and Sessile Oak, Silver and Downy Birch, Hazel, Lime and Elm, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10615109519772019
113815665819512019
121795415619512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10461029
1117631417
1213524916

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Rookley, 16 Apr, 1 (JBa) Latest: Bonchurch, 17 Jun, 1 (JHa) Max count: Shanklin, 30 May, 9 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 16 Apr, 1 (NRJ) Latest: Catisfield, 24 Jun, 1 (ALR) Max count: Kings Somborne, 21 May, 17 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Pamber Forest, 16 Apr, 1 (GJD) Latest: Ecchinswell, 07 Oct, 1 (MTa, CSu) Max count: Cheriton, 21 May, 16 (DAS)

72.016 2027 Dark Tussock Dicallomera fascelina (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local on heathland, moorland, sand-dunes and shingle beaches, discontinuously in southern and north-western England, and eastern Scotland. In Hampshire local on the heaths of the New Forest, where it appears to have increased, and the north-east, where it is not faring so well; on the Isle of Wight recorded recently only from the Freshwater/Totland area. Wingspan 40-53 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Heather, Broom, Creeping Willow, Bramble and Hawthorn.
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105619722013
1124025519512019
12141219512014
 
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11221

Record details:
VC11: Brockwood, one, 30 Jul (SDut); Pig Bush, NF, one, 18 Jul (CL)

72.017 2026 Vapourer Orgyia antiqua (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in urban gardens and parks, open woodland, fens, hedgerows, heathland and moorland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan male 35-38 mm, female wingless. Male day-flying, occasionally coming to light. The main confusion species is Scarce Vapourer O. recens, which differs in having a white subapical spot. Larva feeds on various broad-leaved trees and shrubs, including Birch, Hazel, Sallow, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Elm, Lime and Oak, over-wintering as an egg.
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Record
Last
Record
1018717419732019
111456132619472019
1262782119512019
 
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Quantity
10596
1141432
1225292

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 21 Sep (CHic); Newport, larva, six, field observation, group of larvae/caterpillars observed on one potted Geranium plant with evidence of feeding on plant leaves, 03 Sep (NShu); Shanklin, one, 29 Jul; one, 15 Sep (IOu); St Helens, larva, one, field observation, 16 Jul (LGas);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, larva, field observation, 03 Jun (RBW); Lee, larva, one, field observation, 06 Sep (CTh); East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug (GCE); Mottisfont Abbey, one, in flight, ♂, 01 Oct (RJD); Stanbrige Earls, larva, one, field observation, on Purple Loosestrife, 04 Aug; larva, one, field observation, feeding on rose leaves, 04 Sep (JRMi); Romsey, one, 12 Sep (MB); one, 12 Aug (NRJ); Houghton, one, to actinic, 24 Jul; Ashley, one, to actinic, 22 Sep (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, 28 Sep (RAC); Southampton Common, one, 21 Jun (LWe); Woolston, larva, one, field observation, 05 Jun; Bitterne, one, 10 Aug (PAB); Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Catisfield, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (ALR); Fareham, two, ♂, 25 Jun; one, field observation, ♂, 11 Aug (ADT); larva, one, field observation, 02 Jun (PBrf); one, to actinic, 28 Jun; one, to actinic, 29 Jun; one, to actinic, 06 Jul; one, to actinic, 10 Jul; one, to actinic, 11 Jul; one, to actinic, 17 Jul; one, seen, 12 Oct (MLO); one, ♂, 05 Aug (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 30 Jun; one, to actinic, 18 Jul; one, to actinic, 12 Aug (SLB); Bishop's Waltham, larva, one, field observation, on rose, 07 Jun (DTr); Marwell Zoological Park, one, 20 Sep (PAB); Portchester, one, 10 Aug (JGe); Portsmouth, one, 28 Aug (IRT); Lovedean, one, field observation, 26 Jun (ARJ); West Meon, two, ♂s, 31 Jul (F.M.G.); Tuckton, Bournemouth, one, 09 Aug (APar); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 04 Oct (JSw); Mudeford Wood NR, larva, one, field observation, 10 Sep; larva, one, field observation, 13 Aug (GTa); Pennington, one, 18 Jul (RFC);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, field observation, 09 Oct; Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 23 Jul (GCE); Crawley, two, 12 Aug (TNo); one, to actinic, 12 Aug; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 14 Aug; Wonston , one, to actinic, 17 Jul (GCE); Southington, larva, one, field observation, 26 Aug (PEH); Overton, larva, one, field observation, feeding on rose petals, 23 Aug (AsHu); Ecchinswell, one, field observation, 23 Aug (MJN); Ashford Hill Meadows NNR, larva, one, field observation, 27 May; Axmansford, one, 22 Sep; one, 05 Sep; one, 17 Oct (ACB); Sherborne St. John, one, field observation, 26 Aug (JHu); Bramley, one, indoors, 07 Aug (REA); Blacklands, two, field observation, 27 Sep (JHac); Tadley Common, larva, two, field observation, 05 Sep (JHu); Pamber Forest, one, field observation, 30 Jul; larva, one, field observation, 31 Jul; one, field observation, 24 Aug; one, 07 Sep (GJD); Alton, larva, one, field observation, 08 Sep (BCA); one, to actinic, 15 Aug (NDP); Whitehill, two, to actinic, 16 Jul (ASto); Yateley*, larva, one, field observation, 25 Aug (JHH)

Arctiinae

72.019 2061 Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea (Hufnagel, 1766) - Common
Common in a wide range of habitats, including gardens, hedgerows, parkland and woodland throughout England and southern Scotland, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 34-42 mm. The females much darker than the males. Larva feeds on Stinging Nettle, Honeysuckle, Hop and Wild Plum, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
Record
101365351119512019
11128162959719492019
1236601127719512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
107916615
113575618
122203798

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 03 May, 1 (IOu) Latest: Shanklin Upper Chine, 20 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Kingston, 17 Jun, 15 (ENes)
VC11: Earliest: Southsea, 12 May, 1 (JGe) Latest: Fareham, 21 Sep, 1 (MLO) Max count: Burton, nr Christchurch, 29 Jul, 8 (JSw)
VC12: Earliest: Ecchinswell, 16 May, 1 (MTa, CSu) Latest: Crawley, 12 Aug, 1 (GCE) Max count: Liss, 10 Jul, 8 (LBe)

72.020 2060 White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in gardens, hedgerows, grassland, heathland, moorland and woodland 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 34-48 mm. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, especially Stinging Nettle and several species of dock, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Record
Last
Record
10785194019812019
1170441487319472019
122251740919512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1055795
1123734947
121502749

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 02 May, 1 (JHa) Latest: Brook, 16 Jul, 1 (IOu) Max count: Shanklin Upper Chine, 02 Jun, 5 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Milford on Sea, 10 Apr, 1 (MMcM) Latest: Southsea, 03 Aug, 1 (JGe) Max count: Timsbury, 28 May, 47 (TRa)
VC12: Earliest: Cheriton, 10 Apr, 1 (DAS) Latest: Liss, 25 Jun, 1 (LBe) Max count: Pamber Forest, 18 May, 9 (GJD)

72.022 2063 Muslin Moth Diaphora mendica (Clerck, 1759) - Common
Common in open woodland, gardens and hedgerows, and on downland and sand-dunes throughout much of England, Wales and southern Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread, but has declined recently. Wingspan male 30-35 mm, female 36-43 mm. The males are sometimes common at light, the females fly infrequently but are sometimes seen during the day. Male unmistakable, female is similar to White Ermine and Water Ermine, but smaller. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Dock and Dead-nettle, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Record
Last
Record
1032256819432019
113089467819482019
12983162219512019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10581049
112052805
12931586

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 17 Mar, 1 (JHa) Latest: Freshwater, 21 Sep, 1 (PBa) Max count: Bonchurch, 23 Apr, 9 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Petersfield Heath, 02 Feb, 1 (RAl) Latest: Lee, 18 Jul, 1 (CTh) Max count: Botley, 22 Apr, 5 (SLB)
VC12: Earliest: Alton, 05 Apr, 1 (BCA) Latest: Broughton, 29 May, 1 (GCE) Max count: Pamber Forest, 07 May, 6 (GJD)

72.023 2059 Clouded Buff Diacrisia sannio (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local on heathland, moorland and calcareous grassland throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight once locally frequent on the dry chalk, nowadays it is found only on the damp heaths of the New Forest and the north-east, with occasional wanderers appearing elsewhere. Wingspan male 40-50 mm, female 35-45 mm. Unmistakable. Larva polyphagous on various heathland plants, including Heather, Bell Heather, Sheep's Sorrel, Devil's-bit Scabious, Common Dog-violet, Ribwort Plantain and Greater Plantain.
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Last
Record
1025718562010
1131630718002019
1212114119512018
 
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Quantity
11531
12111

Record details:
VC11: Brockwood, one, 23 May (SDut); Withybed Bottom, NF, 20 Jun (SAB); White Moor, NF, field observation, 07 Jun (RBW); Matley Bog, NF, one, field observation, ♂, 04 Jun (JHC); Sway, one, 22 Jun (S&SL);
VC12: Yateley Common, one, field observation, 15 Jun (JHH)

72.024 2064 Ruby Tiger Phragmatobia fuliginosa (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common on downland, heathland and sand-dunes, and in woodland clearings, farmland and gardens throughout England. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 28-38 mm. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Common Ragwort, Ribwort Plantain and Greater Plantain.
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Last
Record
1043083219512019
1152821089219512019
122281726219492019
 
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Quantity
10378916
1126661325
1215341119

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Cowes, 05 Apr, 1 (DNor) Latest: Freshwater Bay, 20 Sep, 1 (SDa) Max count: Kingston, 19 Jul, 16 (ENes)
VC11: Earliest: Lockerley, 18 Mar, 1 (RJen) Latest: Wildern LNR, 28 Sep, 1 (TCr) Max count: Stockbridge Down NT, 24 Jul, 25 (GCE)
VC12: Earliest: Whitehill, 11 Apr, 1 (ASto) Latest: Alton, 21 Sep, 1 (NDP) Max count: Wherwell, 29 Jul, 19 (GCE)

72.025 2056 Wood Tiger Parasemia plantaginis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local on heathland and downland throughout much of the British Isles, but has disappeared from many localities, especially in southern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight a species that has decreased dramatically through loss of habitat. It is still present on the remaining areas of unspoilt downland. Wingspan 33-42 mm. Sufficiently distinctive not be confused with other more common species of tiger-moth. Larva polyphagous on plants such as Bell Heather, Ribwort Plantain, Greater Plantain, Common Rock-rose, Salad Burnet and Groundsel.
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Last
Record
106816118002019
117434319402019
128918419492019
 
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Quantity
12375

Record details:
VC12: Martin Down NNR, five, field observation, 25 May (DKe); one, field observation, 01 Jun (PEH); Combe Hole, nr Kingsclere, one, field observation, 26 May (ACB)

72.026 2057 Garden Tiger Arctia caja (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Reasonably common, but has declined drastically in recent years, in gardens, water meadows, marshes, fens, sand-dunes and open woodland throughout the British Isles, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight still widespread, but present only in small numbers. Wingspan 50-78 mm. Variable, but generally unmistakable. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Stinging Nettle, Broad-leaved Dock, Greater Burdock and Lesser Burdock.
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Record
Last
Record
1030251519512019
113759903819512019
1249666419482019
 
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Quantity
1023374
1150738
12991

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, one, 03 Aug (SDa); Shippards Chine, Compton Bay, one, 16 Jul (IOu); Brighstone, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (TDov); Kingston, four, 19 Jul; one, 22 Jul; four, 29 Jul (ENes); Haseley Manor, four, 11 Aug; Shanklin, one, 12 Jul; one, 16 Jul; one, 17 Jul; one, 25 Jul; two, 26 Jul; one, 29 Jul; one, 07 Aug; two, 08 Aug; one, 09 Aug (IOu); Sandown, one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 02 Aug; one, to actinic, 05 Aug; one, to actinic, 09 Aug (JMar); East Cowes, one, to actinic, 08 Aug; one, field observation, 21 Jul (TWhi); Bembridge Fort, four, 06 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Pigbush, NF, larva, one, field observation, 20 May (NRJ); Catisfield, one, 10 Aug; one, 12 Aug (ALR); Fareham, three, 09 Aug; one, 11 Aug; one, 14 Aug (ADT); five, 11 Aug (IMcP); one, to actinic, 22 Jul; one, to actinic, 23 Jul; one, to actinic, 10 Aug; one, to actinic, 11 Aug (MLO); one, ♂, 10 Aug; one, 12 Aug (KJW); Botley, two, to actinic, 01 Aug; one, to actinic, 26 Jul; one, to actinic, 27 Jul; one, to actinic, 29 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul; one, to actinic, 02 Aug; one, to actinic, 03 Aug; one, to actinic, 10 Aug (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 26 Jul (KC); Wickham, one, 10 Aug; one, 11 Aug (JRDS); Portsmouth, one, 17 Jul; two, 31 Jul; one, 07 Aug; one, 10 Aug; one, 12 Aug; two, 16 Aug; one, 18 Aug; one, 02 Sep (IRT); Lovedean, one, 13 Aug; one, 14 Aug (ARJ); Northney, Hayling Island, 12 Aug; 15 Aug (JWP); Southsea, one, 18 Jul; one, 01 Aug; one, 02 Aug; two, 03 Aug; one, 04 Aug; two, 06 Aug; four, 10 Aug; two, 11 Aug; two, 12 Aug; eight, 13 Aug; three, 15 Aug; one, 29 Aug; one, 01 Sep; one, 02 Sep (JGe);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 02 Jul; Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 19 Jul (GCE); Overton, one, 31 Jul (MSi); Basingstoke, one, field observation, 21 Jul; one, field observation, 22 Jul; one, field observation, 23 Jul; one, field observation, 24 Jul (PEH); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 07 Jul; one, to actinic, 18 Jul (ASto)

72.027 2058 Cream-spot Tiger Arctia villica (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local on clifftops, undercliffs, saltmarshes and sand-dunes in southern England and South Wales, predominantly coastal. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight more or less confined to the coasts of vice-counties 10 and 11, where it is locally fairly common. Wingspan 50-66 mm. Could be confused with the occasional Scarlet Tiger Callimorpha dominula which has yellow hindwing. Larva feeds on White Dead-nettle, Black Horehound, Common Ragwort and Common Cow-wheat.
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VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1032364018002019
1151789619482019
123019511951
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
10411059
1110101

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater Cliffs, two, 20 May (SDa); Mottistone Down, one, field observation, 20 May (KNow); Whitwell, one, field observation, 24 May (ASal); Wheelers Bay, nine, 27 May (ABu); Bonchurch, three, 18 Apr; one, 19 Apr; two, 21 Apr; one, 23 Apr; one, 24 Apr; three, 26 Apr; four, 27 Apr; eight, 28 Apr; two, 02 May; four, 08 May; three, 09 May; one, 12 May; three, 15 May; five, 16 May; four, 18 May; nine, 21 May; three, 25 May; four, 26 May; three, 27 May; two, 29 May; one, 30 May; three, 02 Jun; one, 07 Jun; one, 08 Jun; one, 11 Jun; one, 15 Jun; one, 17 Jun (JHa); Rookley, one, to actinic, 09 May; one, to actinic, 20 May; one, to actinic, 21 May; one, to actinic, 24 May; one, to actinic, 26 May; one, 27 May (JBa); Haseley Manor, five, 28 May; Shanklin, two, 21 May; three, 26 May; Shanklin Upper Chine, one, 21 May (IOu);
VC11: Portsmouth, one, 17 May; one, 19 May; one, 20 May; one, 21 May; one, 23 May; one, 25 May; one, 26 May; one, 01 Jun (IRT); larva, one, 24 Mar; larva, one, 27 Mar (JMi)

72.029 2068 Scarlet Tiger Callimorpha dominula (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local on river-banks, and in fens, marshes and damp meadows throughout south-western England and south Wales. In Hampshire still common in the Avon, Test, Itchen and Wey valleys and occasionally wanders elsewhere. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 52-58 mm. Day-flying, but fairly frequent at over-night light traps. Usually, the bright red underwing precludes confusion with other tiger moths, however it occasionally has a yellow underwing, when it superficially resembles Cream-spot Tiger Arctia villica, but Cream-spot Tiger has a large white basal patch and is a more slender moth. Larva feeds on Common Comfrey, Hemp-agrimony, Stinging Nettle, Bramble, Honeysuckle and Meadowsweet.
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Record
Last
Record
1147485018002019
12682167819402019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
1126263
1210824036

Record summary:
VC11: Earliest: Woodlands, New Forest, 28 Mar, 0 (RBW) Latest: Fishlake Meadows, Romsey, 14 Jul, 1 (MMi) Max count: Pains Hill, Lockerley, 12 Apr, 3 (RJen)
VC12: Earliest: Overton, 20 Mar, 6 (AsHu) Latest: Overton, 13 Jul, 1 (PEH) Max count: Overton, 22 Mar, 36 (PEH)

72.030 2067 Jersey Tiger Euplagia quadripunctaria (Poda, 1761) - Nb
Locally common on sea cliffs, undercliffs, gardens, rough ground and hedgerows, mainly in south-western England. Predominantly coastal, it is probably most common in Devon but the 21st century has seen an increase in range along the coast to Dorset and the Isle of Wight, and increasingly on mainland Hampshire, and it continues to extend its range eastwards. There are also populations in London and Somerset, both of which may be as the result of accidental (or in the case of Somerset, deliberate) introduction.

First recorded on the Isle of Wight as a migrant in 1935, there were no further sightings in our area until one in Fareham, Hampshire on 12 August 1987. Low level residence was first suspected in the early 1990s, since when it has increased year on year on the island and is now locally frequent there (light traps in Ventnor have turned up 50-100 individuals on one night). With this, it was to be expected that frequency of sightings would increase on the mainland across the Solent, and it appears now to be resident (supplemented by dispersal from Wight) across the south Hampshire coast. It is making inroads inland and is occasionally reported in North Hampshire.

Wingspan 52-65 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on herbaceous plants such as Stinging Nettle, Hemp-agrimony, White Dead-nettle, Ribwort Plantain, Greater Plantain, Ground-ivy and Bramble.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
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Record
Last
Record
10663264718772019
114055218202019
124420112019
 
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Quantity
10104479112
1119446318
12881

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Cowes, 03 Jul, 1 (TBou) Latest: East Afton Down, 22 Aug, 1 (CCor) Max count: Bonchurch, 06 Aug, 112 (JHa)
VC11: Earliest: Ashurst, 04 May, 1 (NSK) Latest: Brockenhurst, 01 Sep, 1 (PDB) Max count: Hill Head, 08 Aug, 18 (ZCa)
VC12: Earliest: Whitehill, 31 Jul, 1 (ASto) Latest: Cheriton, 15 Aug, 1 (DAS) Max count: Harestock, 12 Aug, 1 (GRog)

72.031 2069 Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common on grassland, sand-dunes, heathland, gardens and woodland rides throughout much of England and Wales, rare in Scotland, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and usually common, especially in the larval stage, on dunes, downs, open woodland and other places where the foodplant grows. Wingspan 35-45 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Common Ragwort, occasionally also on Oxford Ragwort, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Record
Last
Record
10527174219512019
1143751011319452019
122147853819512019
 
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Quantity
105411124
11230500100
1218061978

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 23 Apr, 1 (IOu) Latest: Culver Down, 03 Aug, 2 (IOu) Max count: Kingston, 22 Jun, 24 (ENes)
VC11: Earliest: Totton, 21 Apr, 1 (LH) Latest: Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug, 0 (RBW, MWa) Max count: Langley, 22 Jun, 100 (PGS)
VC12: Earliest: Pamber Forest, 24 Apr, 1 (GJD) Latest: Barton Stacey, 11 Aug, 1 (GCE) Max count: Overton Lagoons, 29 Jun, 78 (PEH)

72.035 2037 Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata (Forster, 1771) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland, heathland and mature hedgerows throughout southern England, but rare elsewhere; widely distributed and relatively common throughout Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 25-33 mm. A beautiful and unmistakable moth. Larva feeds on various lichens.
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Last
Record
101009478119512019
1165231708119492019
121544542519512019
 
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Quantity
105542054
1129497551
1214836313

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Ningwood Common, 16 Jun, 3 (JMar) Latest: St Lawrence: Salem Close, 02 Oct, 1 (PBa) Max count: Shanklin, 09 Aug, 54 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 13 Jun, 1 (NRJ) Latest: Wickham, 16 Sep, 2 (JRDS) Max count: Wickham, 07 Aug, 51 (JRDS)
VC12: Earliest: Alton, 17 Jun, 1 (NDP) Latest: Burghclere, 19 Sep, 1 (PBl) Max count: Liss Forest, 01 Aug, 13 (RJM)

72.036 2038 Muslin Footman Nudaria mundana (Linnaeus, 1761) - Local
Local in dry-stone walls and rocky areas throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight very local and uncommon in the area. There are very scattered records from all three vice-counties. Wingspan 19-23 mm. The most likely confusion species is Round-winged Muslin Thumatha senex, which see for differences. Larva feeds on various lichens, often on walls.
Summary Records prior to current year   Summary Records (current year)
VCRecordsIndividualsFirst
Record
Last
Record
1012222418562019
11221819512019
12293419512019
 
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Quantity
10144
11100
12111

Record details:
VC10: Kingston, four, 24 Jun (ENes);
VC11: Totton*, 17 Jul (LH);
VC12: Wonston*, one, to actinic, 17 Jul (GCE)

72.037 2035 Round-winged Muslin Thumatha senex (Hübner, [1808]) - Local
Local in fens, bogs, moorland, damp grassland and marshes throughout much of England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight there are scattered colonies in bogs and marshes in all three vice-counties, with occasionally wanderers elsewhere. Wingspan 20-22 mm. The most likely confusion species is Muslin Footman Nudaria mundana, which differs in having two rather poorly-defined zigzag fasciae running across the less-rounded forewing, and fewer spots than Round-winged Muslin. Larva feeds on various lichens and various mosses.
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Record
Last
Record
10648419002019
1146960818002019
12340113719402019
 
VCRecordsIndividualsMax
Quantity
103158
1119182
12321

Record details:
VC10: Haseley Manor, four, 09 Jun; three, 06 Jul; eight, 11 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Ditchend Brook, Newfoundland, NF, 30 Jul; Godshill, NF, 12 Jul (RBW, MWa); Pig Bush, NF, one, 18 Jul; Culverley, NF, two, 19 Jul (CL); Woodlands, New Forest, 12 Jul (RBW); Lee, one, 18 Jul (CTh); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 08 Jul; one, to actinic, 10 Jul (JRMi); Romsey, one, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 26 Jun (NRJ); Houghton, one, to actinic, 19 Jun; one, to actinic, 24 Jul; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 24 Jul; Houghton, one, to actinic, 19 Jun; one, to actinic, 24 Jul; Stockbridge Down NT, one, to actinic, 19 Jun; one, to actinic, 24 Jul (GCE); Winchester, two, 31 Jul (THW); Wickham Common, one, 20 Jul (KC);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 08 Jul (GJD); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); Fleet, one, 15 Jul (MHals)

72.038 2040 Four-dotted Footman Cybosia mesomella (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local on heathland, moorland, damp grassland, fens and open woodland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 29-34 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on lichens growing on various woody plants, including Heather and Sallow.
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Record
10928919812019
111151143919512019
12712110419512019
 
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Quantity
1041916
1117203
1229395

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, to actinic, 15 Jun (CHic); Ningwood Common, two, to actinic, 16 Jun (JMar); Cranmore, one, field observation, 09 Aug; 16, field observation, 15 Aug (KNow);
VC11: Godshill, NF, 12 Jul (RBW, MWa); Pig Bush, NF, one, 18 Jul; Culverley, NF, one, 19 Jul (CL); Marchwood, one, 14 Jul (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 13 Jun (RBW); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 16 Jun (JRMi); Timsbury, one, to a lighted window, 28 May (TRa); Romsey, one, 19 Jun (MB); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 11 Jun; Hursley, one, to actinic, 11 Jun; Stockbridge Down NT, one, to actinic, 19 Jun; three, to actinic, 19 Jun; three, to actinic, 19 Jun; two, to actinic, 19 Jun (GCE); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 01 Jun; one, to actinic, 04 Jun (RAC); Wickham, one, 13 Jun (JRDS);
VC12: Over Wallop, one, 29 May (CM); Longstock, one, to actinic, 29 May; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 02 Jul; Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 30 May; Wherwell, two, to actinic, 29 Jun; one, to actinic, 29 Jun; two, to actinic, 13 Jun; one, to actinic, 13 Jun; Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; one, to actinic, 23 May; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 16 Jun (GCE); Crawley, one, 25 Jun (TNo); Barton Stacey, three, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 27 May; one, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 27 May; one, to actinic, 08 Jun; one, to actinic, 27 May; one, to actinic, 27 May; one, to actinic, 22 Jun; one, to actinic, 08 Jun; one, to actinic, 27 May; two, to actinic, 22 Jun (GCE); Ecchinswell, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (MTa, CSu); Beech, two, 23 Jun (NDP); Pamber Forest, five, 14 Jun; one, 08 Jun; one, 15 Jun (GJD); Hammer Vale, Woolmer, one, 16 Jun (ASw)

72.041 2051 Four-spotted Footman Lithosia quadra (Linnaeus, 1758) - Migrant
Local in broad-leaved woodland in southern England and western Wales, sporadically as far north as Ross-shire and the Isle of Man. It is probable that the population is from time to time reinforced by immigration. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight resident at low density in the New Forest and an uncommon, presumed, immigrant elsewhere. The individual pictured here was taken in the Isles of Scilly, where it is much more frequent. Wingspan male 35-40 mm, female 40-55 mm. Although only the female has spots, the large size precludes confusion with other Lithosiinae. The unspotted male is much more common to light then the female. Larva feeds on lichens growing on oak trees.
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11687107919042019
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104434135
11488814
12193815

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Ventnor Botanic Garden, 01 Jul, 1 (IOu) Latest: St Lawrence: Salem Close, 28 Sep, 1 (PBa) Max count: West High Down Quarry, 07 Aug, 35 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Marchwood, 24 Jun, 1 (CTh) Latest: Ashurst, NF, 15 Sep, 1 (SAB) Max count: Hilltop, The Hangers, 01 Aug, 14 (SI)
VC12: Earliest: Chilbolton, 14 Jul, 1 (GCE) Latest: Barton Stacey, 14 Aug, 1 (GCE) Max count: Preston Candover, 07 Aug, 15 (MJW)

Preston Candover; 07/08/2020; Mike Wall Preston Candover; 07/08/2020; Mike Wall
Preston Candover, 07/08/2020 (Mike Wall) Preston Candover, 07/08/2020 (Mike Wall)
72.042 2039 Red-necked Footman Atolmis rubricollis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland and plantations throughout much of southern England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight has increased from the mid 1980s onwards; after failing to appear in the county between 1971 and 1985, the species is now widespread across much of the county and on the Island. Wingspan 28-36 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on lichens growing on Oak, Birch, Beech, European Larch, Norway Spruce and various trees, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10566318002019
1127637818002019
12739918002018
 
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12673

Record details:
VC11: Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (RAC); Lovedean, one, 20 Jun (ARJ);
VC12: Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (GCE); Pamber Forest, three, 25 Jun (GJD); Castle Bottom NNR, 25 Jun (JHH, AMD); one, to actinic, 16 Aug (JHH); Farnborough, one, field observation, 24 Jun (DBuc)

72.043 2049 Buff Footman Eilema depressa (Esper, 1787) - Local
Local in broad-leaved woodland, mixed woodland, scrubby downland, scrubby heathland and fens throughout much of southern England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and not uncommon, having increased in range over the last 20 years. Wingspan 28-36 mm. Distinctive once known, the relatively broad, plain wings give the species a characteristic appearance. The most likely confusion species is the pale straw-yellow form (ab. stramineola) of Dingy Footman E. griseola. Larva feeds on lichens growing on various deciduous and coniferous trees, including Oak, Birch, Hawthorn and Yew.
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10501154719302019
112145472219512019
12988352919512019
 
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1025558
118214811
126714913

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Ningwood Common, 16 Jun, 1 (JMar) Latest: Freshwater, 16 Sep, 1 (PBa) Max count: Shanklin, 25 Jul, 8 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Wickham, 29 Jun, 1 (JRDS) Latest: Wickham, 17 Aug, 1 (JRDS) Max count: Winchester, 17 Jul, 11 (THW)
VC12: Earliest: Harestock, 18 Jun, 1 (GRog) Latest: Whitehill, 17 Aug, 1 (ASto) Max count: Liss Forest, 25 Jul, 13 (RJM)

72.044 2044 Dingy Footman Eilema griseola (Hübner, [1803]) - Common
Common in fens, water meadows, damp grassland and rural gardens throughout southern England and Wales, north to Yorkshire. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 32-40 mm. Either plain straw yellow (ab. stramineola) or grey with yellow costal streak, both forms best distinguished from Common Footman E. lurideola and Buff Footman E. depressa by characteristic wing-shape. Larva feeds on various lichens growing on deciduous trees and bushes.
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10946363119512019
1164101637219492019
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1124677829
1213335712

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Haseley Manor, 06 Jul, 6 (IOu) Latest: St Lawrence Undercliff, 28 Sep, 3 (PBa) Max count: Haseley Manor, 11 Aug, 53 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Northney, Hayling Island, 21 Jun, 0 (JWP) Latest: Kings Somborne, 28 Sep, 1 (GCE) Max count: Wickham, 23 Jul, 29 (JRDS)
VC12: Earliest: Harestock, 20 Jun, 1 (GRog) Latest: Crawley, 07 Sep, 1 (GCE) Max count: Axmansford, 23 Jul, 12 (ACB)

72.045 2050 Common Footman Eilema lurideola (Zincken, 1817) - Common
Common wherever there are lichens, in gardens, farmland, marshes and woodland throughout England, Wales and southern Scotland. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 31-38 mm. Wing-shape and posture of live specimens is a far more reliable way of separating the various Eilema species than examination of prepared specimens, and familiarity with E. lurideola is the key to the identification of the other Eilema species; the most likely confusion species is Dingy Footman E. griseola, which see. Larva feeds mainly on various lichens, perhaps also on the foliage of various trees and bushes, including Hawthorn and Dogwood.
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10970485419222019
1192324006719482019
1232501743419492019
 
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107442750
11415131231
1223089937

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Bonchurch, 02 Jun, 1 (JHa) Latest: Seaview, 18 Aug, 1 (JMas) Max count: Kingston, 29 Jul, 50 (ENes)
VC11: Earliest: Sway, 08 Jun, 1 (S&SL) Latest: Wickham, 26 Aug, 1 (JRDS) Max count: Sway, 22 Jul, 31 (S&SL)
VC12: Earliest: Wherwell, 13 Jun, 1 (GCE) Latest: Preston Candover, 08 Sep, 1 (MJW) Max count: Wonston, 17 Jul, 37 (GCE)

72.046 2047 Scarce Footman Eilema complana (Linnaeus, 1758) - Local
Local in heathland, moorland, woodland, gardens and sand-dunes throughout England and Wales; widespread and common in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 30-36 mm. Has been confused in the past with Common Footman E. lurideola, however wing-shape and posture of live specimens completely different; very similar to Hoary Footman E. caniola, which see. Virtually impossible to separate from Northern Footman E. sericea, now known only from Whixall Moss, Shropshire, and with which it is perhaps best treated as conspecific. Larva feeds on various lichens.
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1123953540
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Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Wheelers Bay, 15 Jun, 2 (ABu) Latest: Shanklin, 14 Aug, 1 (IOu) Max count: Brook, 16 Jul, 8 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Totton, 14 Jun, 1 (LH) Latest: Dibden Purlieu, 16 Aug, 2 (RAC) Max count: Pig Bush, NF, 18 Jul, 40 (CL)
VC12: Earliest: Crawley, 09 Jun, 1 (GCE) Latest: Yateley, 17 Aug, 1 (JHH) Max count: Barton Stacey, 12 Jul, 22 (GCE)

72.047 2045 Hoary Footman Eilema caniola (Hübner, [1808]) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) on sea cliffs and shingle beaches, and inland on quarries, from Kent to Anglesey. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight first recorded on the Island in 1992 and, on the mainland, in 1997, now increasingly seen in the north-east of the county where it is spreading from the east. Wingspan 28-35 mm. Very similar to Scarce Footman E. complana, but hindwing very pale yellowish grey (ochreous yellow in Scarce Footman), a feature which is difficult to see on live specimens. Larva feeds on various lichens, often on rocks.
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VC10: St Lawrence: Salem Close, one, to actinic, 28 Sep (PBa); Shanklin, one, 29 Jul; Bembridge Fort, one, 06 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 03 Jul (RAC); Pennington, one, 05 Aug; one, 08 Aug; one, 10 Aug (RFC);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 19 Jul (GJD); Farnborough, one, 31 Jul (KBW)

72.049 2043 Orange Footman Eilema sororcula (Hufnagel, 1766) - Local
Local in deciduous, especially oak and beech, woodland throughout much of southern England, chiefly in the south-west. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight still common in areas of oak woodland, and may even be extending its range. Wingspan 27-30 mm. Could be confused with ab. stramineola of Dingy Footman E. griseola, which is larger, has the costa more strongly arched, and the thorax and abdomen yellow (MBGBI Vol 9). Larva feeds on lichens growing on Oak, Beech and Blackthorn, over-wintering as a pupa.
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112823650218002019
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1110829815
127514515

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Shanklin, 08 May, 2 (IOu) Latest: Kingston, 22 Jul, 1 (ENes) Max count: Shanklin, 26 May, 10 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Romsey, 22 Apr, 1 (NRJ) Latest: Hen Wood, 24 Jul, 1 (F.M.G.) Max count: Romsey, 19 May, 15 (NRJ)
VC12: Earliest: Hammer Vale, Woolmer, 25 Apr, 1 (ASw) Latest: Chilbolton, 02 Jul, 1 (GCE) Max count: Chilbolton, 25 May, 15 (GCE)

Herminiinae

72.052 2493 Dotted Fan-foot Macrochilo cribrumalis (Hübner, 1793) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in the East Anglian fens and near the coast from Norfolk to Essex; there are also isolated colonies in east Kent, Sussex and Hampshire, and old records from Dorset and the marshes of Somerset. In Hampshire the isolated colony in Emer Bog has been known for many years and still persists, but very rare elsewhere in the county; recorded for the first time in north Hampshire at Winchfield in July 2006. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 27-30 mm. Larva feeds on Hairy Wood-rush, Field Wood-rush and Sedge.
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1112619002019
123320062017
 
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VC11: Romsey, one, 24 Jun (SLay)

72.053 2489 Fan-foot Herminia tarsipennalis Treitschke, 1835 - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, hedgerows and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 31-33 mm. The most likely confusion species is Common Fan-foot Pechipogo strigilata, a rare and declining species, despite the name, which is paler and less deeply coloured, with fainter, less well-defined cross-lines; by comparison Z. tarsipennalis is a rich, deep brown, with dark, almost black, cross-lines. Larva feeds on the withered leaves of various deciduous trees and shrubs, including Beech and Oak.
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11811156
1243767

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Rookley, 12 Jun, 1 (JBa) Latest: Shanklin, 09 Aug, 2 (IOu) Max count: West High Down Quarry, 07 Aug, 4 (IOu)
VC11: Earliest: Wickham, 13 Jun, 2 (JRDS) Latest: Dibden Purlieu, 13 Aug, 1 (RAC) Max count: Marchwood, 24 Jun, 6 (CTh)
VC12: Earliest: Liss, 16 May, 1 (LBe) Latest: Alton, 06 Aug, 1 (CJP) Max count: Basingstoke, 24 Jun, 7 (MJW)

72.055 2492 Small Fan-foot Herminia grisealis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Common
Common in broad-leaved woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 22-28 mm. Differs from Fan-foot Zanclognatha tarsipennalis, and all other fan-foots, by the way in which the outermost cross-line curves around to meet the apex. Larva feeds on the withered leaves of various deciduous trees and shrubs, including Pedunculate Oak, Downy Birch, Alder, Hazel, Hawthorn and Bird Cherry, over-wintering as a pupa.
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10405105818562019
112043231719512019
1280294519512019
 
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1016244
1117182
12562

Record details:
VC10: Parkhurst Forest, two, 29 Jun (IOu); Bonchurch, one, 07 Jun; one, 08 Jun; one, 11 Jun; two, 15 Jun; one, 17 Jun; one, 19 Jun; four, 24 Jun; two, 25 Jun; one, 12 Jul (JHa); Shanklin, two, 25 Jun; two, 01 Jul; one, 22 Jul; one, 17 Aug; one, 18 Aug; Borthwood Copse, Winford, one, 23 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 13 Jun (RBW); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 11 Jun (GCE); Romsey, one, 09 Jun (NRJ); Kings Somborne, two, to actinic, 09 Jul (GCE); Allbrook, one, 24 Jun (SI); Fareham, one, 15 Jun (ADT); one, 16 Jun (IMcP); one, to actinic, 11 Jun (MLO); Wickham, one, 07 Aug (F.M.G.); Botley, one, to actinic, 24 Jun (SLB); Wickham, one, 19 Jun; one, 23 Jun; two, 28 Jun; one, 29 Jun; one, 10 Jul; one, 23 Jul (JRDS); West Walk, one, 14 Aug (F.M.G.);
VC12: Crawley, one, 25 Jun (TNo); one, to actinic, 30 Jun; two, to actinic, 30 Jun; Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (GCE); Axmansford, one, 04 Jul (ACB)

72.056 2488 Common Fan-foot Pechipogo strigilata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Na
Nationally scarce (Na) in ancient deciduous woodland in parts of southern England, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Still found in a few localities in its previous range which included most of England south of the Humber and parts of Wales. In Hampshire there has been a serious decline in recent years and until recently only found in Pamber Forest. Recently discovered in another north Hampshire site and in the Test Valley near Romsey. Also known from Parkhurst Forest on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 32-34 mm. The most likely confusion species is the rare immigrant Jubilee Fan-foot Zanclognatha lunalis, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Pedunculate Oak.
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105018561988
114622018002011
1211642019002019
 
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12221

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VC11: Pilley Bailey, NF*, one, 07 Jul (RBW, MWa);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 16 Jun (GCE); Pamber Forest, one, 15 Jun (GJD)

72.057 2488a Plumed Fan-foot Pechipogo plumigeralis (Hübner, [1825]) - Vagrant/Accidental
Rare immigrant from mainland Europe, appearing in south-eastern England for the first time at Greatstone, Kent, in October 1995, with about a dozen subsequent records, mostly between Dungeness and Rye Harbour. First reported in Southsea in 2006, since 2013 recorded annually in the south-east of the Isle of Wight and the Portsmouth / Hayling area of Hampshire. Wingspan 22-26 mm. Larva feeds on Broom and Ivy.
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10131620132019
11111120062019
 
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11200

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VC10: Wheelers Bay, one, 01 Aug; one, 06 Aug (ABu); two, 08 Aug (IOu); Bonchurch, one, 15 Jul; one, 07 Aug; one, 11 Aug (JHa); Shanklin Upper Chine*, one, 08 Aug (IOu)
VC11: Northney, Hayling Island*, 23 Jun; 06 Aug (JWP)

Hypenodinae

72.060 2485 Marsh Oblique-barred Hypenodes humidalis Doubleday, 1850 - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in bogs, moorland, damp heathland, fens, water meadows and marshes, from western England, through west Wales, to the Moray Firth in Scotland. In Hampshire locally abundant in bogs in the New Forest, quite scarce elsewhere with only a handful of records for the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 15-18 mm. Due to small size, may be over-looked as an unidentified species of micromoth. Larva feeds on Cross-leaved Heath and Marsh Cinquefoil.
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10111019002017
1126323318002018
12348319002011
 
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VC11: Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa)

72.061 2484 Pinion-streaked Snout Schrankia costaestrigalis (Stephens, 1834) - Local
Local in damp woodland, fens, damp meadows and boggy heathland throughout England and Wales, and also in the Scottish Highlands. Widespread and locally common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 19-22 mm. Small size suggests a species of micromoth, but most resembles White-line Snout S. taenialis. Larva feeds on Heather, Wild Marjoram and Wild Thyme.
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1015222819002019
11969107919512019
1228543719402019
 
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10133116
1129292
12881

Record details:
VC10: Afton Marsh, 16, to light, 28 Sep (IOu); Freshwater, one, to actinic, 12 Sep; one, to actinic, 16 Sep (PBa); Cranmore, to actinic, 31 Aug (CHic); Haseley Manor, one, 09 Jun; four, 21 Sep; Shanklin, one, 21 May; one, 26 May; one, 03 Aug; one, 11 Aug; two, 26 Aug; one, 06 Sep; one, 08 Sep (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 20 Jun (RBW); Totton, one, 06 Aug (LH det. MJW); Romsey, one, 07 Jun (SLay); one, 24 May; one, 26 Aug (NRJ); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 06 Aug; one, 04 Sep (RAC); Winchester, one, 21 Aug (THW); Fareham, one, 29 Sep (IMcP); one, to actinic, 16 Jun; one, to actinic, 08 Sep; two, to actinic, 09 Sep (MLO); one, 10 Aug; one, 13 Aug (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 16 Jun; one, to actinic, 15 Aug; one, to actinic, 15 Oct (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 07 Sep (KC); Wickham, one, 07 Jun; two, 12 Jun; one, 23 Jun; one, 02 Jul; one, 03 Aug; one, 14 Aug; one, 07 Sep; one, 15 Sep (JRDS); Milford on Sea, one, 09 Aug (MMcM); Pennington, one, 14 Sep (RFC); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa);
VC12: Harestock, one, to actinic, 02 Jul (GRog); Pamber Forest, one, 14 Sep; one, 15 Jun; one, 08 Jul; one, 15 Aug; one, 26 Aug; one, 07 Sep; one, 28 Sep (GJD)

72.062 2482 White-line Snout Schrankia taenialis (Hübner, [1809]) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in moorland, plantations and damp woodland in parts of southern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight very local and usually uncommon, but probably overlooked. There are very few records from vice-county 12. Wingspan 18-24 mm. Larval foodplants poorly known, but believed to include various species of heather.
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1012312418562019
1115911519002019
12141019512017
 
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106114
11331
12111

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, three, 07 Aug (IOu); Freshwater, one, to actinic, 13 Sep; one, to actinic, 18 Sep (PBa); Parkhurst Forest, one, 28 Jul; Shanklin, one, 22 Jul; Firestone Copse, four, 21 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Romsey, one, 16 Jul (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 28 Sep (GCE); Wickham Common, one, 26 Jul (KC);
VC12: Pamber Forest*, one, 13 Jul (GJD)

Kings Somborne; 28/09/2020; Glynne Evans
Kings Somborne, 28/09/2020 (Glynne Evans)

Toxocampinae

72.063 2466 Blackneck Lygephila pastinum (Treitschke, 1826) - Local
Local in damp meadows, fens, marshes, river-banks, damp woodland and calcareous grassland throughout much of S. England and S. Wales, north to Yorkshire. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread, although has decreased and become more local. Wingspan 37-47 mm. The main confusion species is the extremely rare Scarce Blackneck L. craccae, which differs in having distal half of reniform stigmata weaker than proximal half, four dots on basal half of costa, and obscure or absent orbicular stigmata (dot on L. pastinum). Larva feeds on Tufted Vetch.
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10937019322019
1149856819492019
1220114419512019
 
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129122

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VC11: Allbrook, one, 23 Jun (SI); Fareham, one, to actinic, 06 Jul (MLO); Bishop's Waltham, one, field observation, 18 Jul (DTr); Portsmouth, one, 17 Jun (IRT);
VC12: Wherwell, two, to actinic, 29 Jun; two, to actinic, 13 Jun; Goodworth Clatford, one, to actinic, 24 Jun; Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 16 Jun (GCE); Harestock, one, to actinic, 27 Jun (GRog); Barton Stacey, one, to actinic, 25 Jun (GCE); Magdalen Hill Down NR, larva, one, field observation, 29 Aug (DAS); Axmansford, one, 13 Jul (ACB); Pamber Forest, two, 25 Jun (GJD)

72.066 2475 Waved Black Parascotia fuliginaria (Linnaeus, 1761) - Nb
Nationally scarce (Nb) in damp woodland and log-piles in parts of southern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight was at one time virtually confined to the Bagshot Sands area of the north-east; however, the last three decades have seen it extend its range and the species is now reported in small numbers in pine-birch-heath habitats throughout. Wingspan 25-31 mm. Although the species is unmistakable once known, it is a rather atypical noctuid, more resembling a geometer superficially. Larva feeds communally on bracket fungi growing on decaying logs in damp woodland.
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101019511951
1157459719612019
1237739219002019
 
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Record details:
VC11: Pig Bush, NF, one, 18 Jul; Culverley, NF, two, 19 Jul (CL); Woodlands, New Forest, 17 Jul (RBW); Ashurst, NF, one, 08 Aug (SAB); Totton, one, 22 Jul; one, 23 Jul; one, 04 Aug (LH); Lee, one, 18 Jul (CTh); Romsey, one, 22 Jul; one, 30 Jul (MB); one, 08 Jul (NRJ); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 02 Aug; one, to actinic, 18 Jul (RAC); Allbrook, one, 29 Jul (SI); Botley, one, to actinic, 07 Jul; one, to actinic, 25 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul; two, to actinic, 20 Jul (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 17 Jul (KC); Wickham, one, 29 Jun; one, 09 Jul; two, 11 Jul; one, 18 Jul; two, 21 Jul; two, 22 Jul; one, 05 Aug (JRDS); Portsmouth, one, 03 Aug (IRT); Lovedean, one, 11 Jul; one, 20 Jul (ARJ); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 31 Jul (JSw);
VC12: Crawley, one, to actinic, 21 Jul (GCE); Harestock, one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GRog); Ecchinswell, one, to actinic, 10 Jul (MTa, CSu); Cheriton, one, to actinic, 16 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul (DAS); Overton, one, 08 Aug (MSi); Beech, one, 29 Jul (NDP); Pamber Forest, one, 06 Aug (GJD); Liss, one, 17 Jul (LBe); Liss Forest, one, 20 Jun; one, 11 Jul; one, to artificial light, 23 Jul; one, 01 Aug (RJM); Alton, one, to actinic, 16 Jun; one, to actinic, 20 Jun; one, to actinic, 23 Jul; one, to actinic, 29 Jul; one, to actinic, 30 Jul (NDP); one, to actinic, 06 Aug; one, to actinic, 16 Aug (NDP); one, to actinic, 26 Jul; one, to actinic, 31 Jul (CJP); Whitehill, one, to actinic, 30 Jul; one, to actinic, 17 Aug; one, to actinic, 20 Aug (ASto); Hook, one, 03 Jul (PAV); Whitehill, one, 20 Jul (DMurr); Yateley, two, 31 Jul (JHH)

72.067 2470 Small Purple-barred Phytometra viridaria (Clerck, 1759) - Local
Local in calcareous grassland, heathland, moorland, woodland rides and sand-dunes throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and locally common in two different habitats, chalk downland and heaths. Wingspan 20-23 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on Common Milkwort and Heath Milkwort, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
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10383819512017
1133329319512019
129211319512017
 
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Quantity
10111
11463
12331

Record details:
VC10: Brook, one, 16 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Bagnum, Burley, three, 15 Jul (DAS); Dibden Purlieu, one, to actinic, 05 Aug (RAC); Hen Wood, one, 24 Jul (F.M.G.); Lymington, one, to light, 07 Jul (ASH);
VC12: Pamber Forest, one, 08 Jul; one, 06 Aug (GJD); Noar Hill, one, field observation, 26 Apr (BCA)

72.069 2473 Beautiful Hook-tip Laspeyria flexula ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Local
Local in woodland, parks, scrub, hedgerows, orchards and gardens throughout much of southern England and southern Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widely distributed in woodland. Wingspan 27-34 mm. Differences in resting posture distinguish from the unrelated but superficially similar Scalloped Hook-tip Falcaria lacertinaria. Larva feeds on lichens growing on broad-leaved and coniferous trees.
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Last
Record
1027647019512019
112573325218812019
121348233419512019
 
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Quantity
1013163
1186913
12588910

Record summary:
VC10: Earliest: Cranmore, 10 Jun, 0 (CHic) Latest: West High Down Quarry, 07 Aug, 2 (IOu) Max count: Kingston, 24 Jun, 3 (ENes)
VC11: Earliest: Stanbrige Earls, 05 May, 1 (JRMi) Latest: Dibden Purlieu, 19 Sep, 1 (RAC) Max count: Milford on Sea, 25 Jun, 3 (MMcM)
VC12: Earliest: Barton Stacey, 08 Jun, 1 (GCE) Latest: Whitehill, 15 Aug, 1 (ASto) Max count: Liss Forest, 27 Jun, 10 (RJM)

72.070 2495 Olive Crescent Trisateles emortualis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - RDB3
A rare Red Data Book species, resident in a couple of localities in broad-leaved woodland and woodland clearings in southern England, and a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Historically records in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight have been regarded as relating to immigrants from the continent but the 21st century has seen regular reports (2014 saw seven on the Isle of Wight alone) and it is probably now established as a very localised resident across the two counties. Wingspan 29-30 mm. Its light-coloured fasciae separate it from all other British Erebidae (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on Pedunculate Oak, Sessile Oak and Beech, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Record
Last
Record
10276419002018
11407119992019
125520112016
 
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Quantity
11111
12111

Record details:
VC11: Hen Wood, one, 24 Jul (F.M.G.);
VC12: Crawley, one, to actinic, 07 Sep (GCE)

72.074 2409a Beautiful Marbled Eublemma purpurina ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Migrant
Very rare immigrant (less than 10 previous UK records) from southern Europe, appearing in southern England for the first time in Dorset in 2001, but only identified from a set specimen during 2004, a year which saw an influx of some eight moths of this previously unrecorded species. In Hampshire the first was trapped at Cheriton Wood, vice-county 12, on 31 July 2004, and the second at Southsea, vice-county 11, on 16 August 2004 - these were the second and third British records. Subsequently recorded at Waterlooville on 6 August 2005 and at Beaulieu on 30 July 2006, both in vice-county 11. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 26-30 mm. Some poorly marked specimens resemble f. carthami of Purple Marbled E. ostrina, however the postmedian fascia which bisects the purple distal half of the wing in Beautiful Marbled is absent in Purple Marbled. Larva feeds on Creeping Thistle, no evidence of breeding in the UK.
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Last
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102220182018
116620042018
122320042016
 
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10551
11111
12441

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater*, one, to actinic, 19 Sep; one, to actinic, 21 Sep (PBa); Wheelers Bay, one, to actinic, 16 Sep (ABu); Bonchurch, one, 08 Aug (JHa); Shanklin*, one, 20 Aug (IOu);
VC11: Mudeford, one, 09 Aug (CFry);
VC12: Cheriton*, one, to actinic, 31 Jul (DAS); Alton*, one, to actinic, 09 Aug (BCA); one, to actinic, 04 Aug; one, to actinic, 28 Sep (CJP)

Shanklin; 20/08/2020; Iain Outlaw
Shanklin, 20/08/2020 (Iain Outlaw)

Erebinae

72.076 2451 Clifden Nonpareil (Blue Underwing) Catocala fraxini (Linnaeus, 1758) - Migrant
Rare immigrant from north-eastern Europe, appearing in southern and eastern England, the species was temporarily established in Kent and the Norfolk Broads in the past; it now appears be making a comeback as a resident species in places. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight historically a rare immigrant with up to the 1995, there had been about twenty records altogether. Since 2006, the species has started to be recorded more regularly, for example, at Ventnor and Totland on the Island, and at Brockenhurst in the New Forest, and sightings have increased year on year. It is almost certainly resident in a number of localities across southern England (including our area) and while there is the possibility that some of these individuals may have originated from deliberate release of captive stock, it is most likely that most populations originate from migrants remaining to breed in this country. Wingspan male 84-100 mm, female 98-112 mm. The original name for this species, Blue Underwing, sums up the identification criteria nicely! Larva feeds on Aspen, no evidence of breeding in the UK.
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Last
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10929618662019
1117117818712019
129010118502019
 
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Quantity
109102
1126252
1212121

Record details:
VC10: Freshwater, one, to actinic, 24 Sep (PBa); Bonchurch, one, 07 Sep; one, 12 Sep; two, 14 Sep; one, 18 Sep; one, 20 Sep; one, 22 Sep (JHa); Shanklin, one, 10 Sep; one, 18 Oct (IOu);
VC11: Marchwood, one, 05 Oct (CTh); Woodlands, New Forest, 15 Sep; 18 Oct (RBW); Stanbrige Earls, one, to actinic, 13 Aug (JRMi); Ashley, two, to actinic, 22 Sep; Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 08 Sep (GCE); Botley Wood, one, 18 Sep (F.M.G.); Fareham, one, to actinic, 14 Sep (MLO); Botley, one, to actinic, 14 Aug (SLB); one, field observation, 25 Aug (Unknown); Wickham Common, one, 26 Aug; one, 02 Sep; one, 21 Sep; one, 22 Sep; one, 02 Oct; one, 03 Oct; one, 09 Oct; one, 12 Oct; one, 23 Oct; one, 24 Oct (KC); Wickham, one, 30 Aug (JRDS); West Walk, one, 14 Aug; Hen Wood*, one, 04 Sep (F.M.G.); Sway, one, 16 Sep (S&SL); Pennington, one, 04 Oct; one, 17 Oct (RFC);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 19 Sep; one, to actinic, 05 Oct; one, to actinic, 13 Oct (SLE); Crawley, one, to actinic, 26 Aug (GCE); Beech*, one, 10 Oct (NDP); Preston Candover*, one, 08 Sep (MJW); Pamber Forest, one, 02 Sep (GJD); Liss, one, 18 Sep (LBe); Liss Forest, one, 05 Sep; one, 03 Oct (RJM); Alton, one, to actinic, 14 Sep (BCA); Yateley*, one, 08 Sep (JHH)

72.078 2452 Red Underwing Catocala nupta (Linnaeus, 1767) - Common
Common in woodland, parks, scrub, marshes and gardens throughout much of England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight The most widely distributed of the Catocala group, but less so than formerly. Not particularly attracted to light, which may result in it being under-recorded, but it isn't seen by day resting on tree-trunks in the profusion of a few decades back. Wingspan 75-94 mm. The most likely confusion species are the very much less common Light Crimson Underwing C. promissa and Dark Crimson Underwing C. sponsa, in both of which the subterminal line is strongly dentate, and Rosy Underwing C. electa, in which the forewing is uniformly pale grey, without ochreous tint, the reniform stigma less clearly defined and the postmedian line more strongly dentate subcostally, with a costally directed tooth (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on Black Poplar, White Poplar, Aspen, Crack Willow and White Willow, over-wintering as an egg.
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Last
Record
101027318562019
1190691619502019
1224320419512019
 
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Quantity
10661
1120222
127103

Record details:
VC10: Rookley, one, to actinic, 28 Aug (JBa); Shanklin, one, 14 Aug; one, 26 Aug; one, 28 Sep (IOu); Wootton, one, field observation, 03 Aug (KShw); Brading, one, field observation, 11 Sep (JStu det. JBa);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 15 Sep (RBW); Ashurst, one, 17 Sep (NSK); Dibden Purlieu, one, 15 Sep (RAC); Southampton, one, field observation, 26 Aug (JVet); Sholing, Southampton, larva, one, field observation, 10 Jun (CFre det. PBu); Fareham, one, dead, 23 Aug (MLO); two, 26 Aug; one, 27 Aug (KJW); Botley, one, to actinic, 04 Jul; one, to actinic, 15 Jul (SLB); Wickham Common, one, 10 Aug (KC); Portsmouth, one, 23 Aug; two, 24 Aug; one, 26 Aug; two, 02 Sep; one, 28 Sep (IRT); Lovedean, one, 23 Aug (ARJ); Burton, nr Christchurch, one, 29 Aug (JSw); Milford on Sea, one, 26 Aug (MMcM); Southsea, one, 30 Aug (JGe);
VC12: Over Wallop, two, field observation, 08 Aug (GSD); Ecchinswell, one, to actinic, 25 Sep (MTa, CSu); Marwell Zoological Park, one, field observation, 03 Aug (PEH); Southington, one, field observation, 12 Aug (JHu); Ecchinswell, three, field observation, 16 Aug; one, 07 Sep (MJN); Basingstoke, one, 30 Aug (DLev)

72.081 2455 Dark Crimson Underwing Catocala sponsa (Linnaeus, 1767) - RDB2
A vulnerable Red Data Book species, in ancient oak woodland in parts of New Forest, also appearing as a migrant in the south, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Confined as a breeding species to the New Forest in Hampshire. Formerly there were colonies in south Wiltshire until at least 1949. Occasional specimens reported from elsewhere in southern England, including several from north Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, are believed to be migrating or dispersing individuals. Wingspan 58-78 mm. The most likely confusion species is Red Underwing C. nupta, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak, over-wintering as an egg.
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Last
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109918932018
1127349518812019
12101019792019
 
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Quantity
10551
11421
128155

Record details:
VC10: Bonchurch, one, 06 Aug; one, 09 Aug; one, 11 Aug (JHa); Shanklin, one, 06 Jul; Firestone Copse, one, 21 Jul (IOu);
VC11: Woodlands, New Forest, 22 Sep (RBW); East Tytherley*, one, to actinic, 14 Sep (GCE); Wickham Common, one, 20 Aug (KC); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa);
VC12: Harewood Forest, two, to actinic, 23 Jul; one, to actinic, 23 Jul; three, to actinic, 23 Jul; five, to actinic, 23 Jul; Crawley*, one, to actinic, 30 Jul (GCE); Pamber Forest, one, 14 Sep; one, 31 Jul (GJD); Liss*, one, 14 Aug (LBe)

72.082 2454 Light Crimson Underwing Catocala promissa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - RDB3
A rare Red Data Book species, in ancient oak woodland in parts of southern England, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. It is now confined to the New Forest and two large woodlands in south Wiltshire. There are also occasional records near the south coast between Dorset and Kent, which may refer to migrants. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight now confined to the New Forest; formerly more widespread, including a few records from vice-county 12, and there are two records from the Isle of Wight, in 1979 and 1982. Wingspan 50-66 mm. The most likely confusion species is Red Underwing C. nupta, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak, over-wintering as an egg.
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Last
Record
10111018562018
1171298118002019
12343018002019
 
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Quantity
10111
1134382
12441

Record details:
VC10: Shanklin, one, 25 Jun (IOu);
VC11: Brockenhurst, one, field observation, 03 Aug (PDB); Woodlands, New Forest, one, 13 Jul; one, 16 Jul; two, 27 Jul (RBW); East Tytherley, one, to actinic, 10 Aug (GCE); Romsey, one, 22 May; one, 20 Jun; two, 26 Jun; one, 07 Jul; one, 14 Jul; one, 16 Jul; one, 15 Aug (NRJ); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 07 Aug (GCE); Pilley Bailey, NF*, one, 03 Aug (RBW, MWa); Southampton, one, to actinic, 22 Jul (MGP); West End, two, 16 Jul (PAB); Allbrook, one, 07 Jul (SI); Kings Somborne, one, to actinic, 15 Jul (GCE); Fareham*, one, 16 Jul (ADT); one, to actinic, 21 Jul (MLO); Wickham Common*, one, 12 Jul; one, 14 Jul; one, 26 Jul; one, 06 Aug; one, 07 Aug; one, 08 Aug; two, 10 Aug; two, 11 Aug (KC); Lovedean*, one, 24 Jul (ARJ); Hen Wood*, one, 24 Jul (F.M.G.); Pennington, one, 13 Jul; one, 14 Aug; one, 19 Aug (RFC); Norleywood, NF, 09 Aug (RBW, MWa);
VC12: Chilbolton, one, to actinic, 28 Jul; Harewood Forest, one, to actinic, 23 Jul; one, to actinic, 23 Jul; Crawley, one, to actinic, 30 Jul (GCE)

Shanklin; 25/06/2020; Iain Outlaw
Shanklin, 25/06/2020 (Iain Outlaw)
72.083 2463 Burnet Companion Euclidia glyphica (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common
Common in grassland, flower meadows, downland, woodland rides, roadside verges and embankments throughout England, Wales and Ireland. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 28-32 mm. Unmistakable. Day-flying. Larva feeds on White and Red Clover, Common Bird's-foot Trefoil, Black Medick, Lucerne and Tufted Vetch, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
Record
10978018802019
1151388319502019
121032293519512019
 
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Quantity
10331
11442
12174115

Record details:
VC10: Cranmore, one, field observation, 15 May (KNow det. JBa); Brook Chalk Pit, one, field observation, 21 May; Lower Arreton Down, one, field observation, 25 May (KShw);
VC11: Stonyford, NF, field observation, 16 Jun (RBW); Twyford, one, 22 May (SC); Catherington Down, one, 08 May (PHog); Old Winchester Hill NNR, two, field observation, 25 May (KF);
VC12: Martin Down NNR, two, field observation, 25 May (DKe); Barton Stacey, two, field observation, 29 May; two, field observation, 25 May (GCE); Old Burghclere, one, field observation, 24 May (GJD); Magdalen Hill Down NR, eight, field observation, 26 May (KF); Hannington, one, field observation, 24 May (ACB); Oakley, one, field observation, 30 May; one, field observation, 26 May (BEv); Beggarwood LNR, field observation, several, 28 May (DLev); Home Farm, Burkham, one, field observation, 08 Jun; Tunworth, one, field observation, 08 May (MEC); Mapledurwell Fen HIWWT, two, field observation, 17 Jun (GJD); Noar Hill, one, field observation, 18 May (DKe); one, field observation, 26 Apr (BCA); Odiham Common, one, netted, 19 May (JHH, AMD); 15, 21 May (DAS); Hawley Meadows, one, field observation, 09 Jun (KBW)

72.084 2462 Mother Shipton Euclidia mi (Clerck, 1759) - Common
Common in open grassland, heathland, moorland, woodland rides and roadside verges throughout much of England, Wales and southern Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight this diurnal species is locally fairly common on downland, in rough grassland and waste places where clovers and trefoils or lucerne occur. Wingspan 30-34 mm. Day-flying. Named after old Mother Shipton, a 16th-century Yorkshire witch. Larva feeds on White Clover, Red Clover, Hare's-foot Clover, Black Medick, Lucerne and Common Bird's-foot Trefoil, over-wintering as a pupa.
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Last
Record
1013610719512019
1149454319512019
1247857619512019
 
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Quantity
10331
11892
1213163

Record details:
VC10: West High Down Quarry, larva, one, field observation, 08 Sep (IOu); Cranmore, one, field observation, 26 May (KNow); Briddlesford Copse, one, field observation, 27 May (JBa);
VC11: Bentley Wood, one, 21 May (NPa); Netley, one, 01 Jun (MGre); Mansbridge Meadows, Southampton, one, field observation, 21 May (MGP); Donkey Common, Bitterne, one, 18 May (PAB); Yew Hill NR, one, field observation, 13 Jun (EmPe); Twyford, two, 22 May (SC); Botley, one, to actinic, 18 May (SLB); Butser Hill, one, field observation, 30 May (JGe);
VC12: Martin Down NNR, two, field observation, 25 May (DKe); Chilbolton, one, field observation, 27 May; Barton Stacey, one, field observation, 29 May (GCE); Overton, one, field observation, 21 May; Hannington, one, field observation, 24 May (ACB); Oakley, one, field observation, 26 May (BEv); one, field observation, 24 May; Home Farm, Burkham, one, field observation, 15 May (DLev); Pamber Forest, one, field observation, 04 May (GJD); Bartley Heath, field observation, 27 May (PAV); Odiham Common, one, 21 May (DAS); Dogmersfield Lake, three, field observation, 21 May (KBW); Blackbush Airfield, two, field observation, 08 Jun (JHH)

Yateley; 09/06/2020; Josie Hewitt
Yateley, 09/06/2020 (Josie Hewitt)
72.086 2456 Lunar Double-stripe Minucia lunaris ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Migrant
Rare immigrant from southern Europe, appearing in south-eastern England and temporarily resident in east Kent from at least 1942 to 1958. Five immigrants were recorded in 1992. In Hampshire recorded twice, at Lee-on-Solent on 29 May 1954 and at Pennington Marsh on 9 June 2006, and 2020 saw the first for the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 55-62 mm. Larva feeds on Pedunculate Oak, no evidence of breeding in the UK.
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112219542006
 
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10111

Record details:
VC10: New Vice-county Record: Ningwood Common*, one, to actinic, 21 May (JMar)