2021 Annual Report for: Noctuidae / Aediinae

For species seen in 2021 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is taken from the main Hantsmoths website, and it is possible that some information on abundance and occurrence can get out of date, as it is impossible to keep up with all changes; however it should give a good introduction to each species.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.

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73.0301 [B&F: 2464b] Druid Aedia funesta (Esper, [1786]) - Vagrant/Accidental

Occurs through central and southern Europe to the Balkans and southern Russia, and in Asia Minor to Iran. In Britain it was first recorded in Kingsdown, Kent on 13/6/2014, since which there have been annual arrivals, and it is now almost annual in our area.

Wingspan 34-40 mm. Distinguished from the superficially similar Alchymist Catephria alchymista by its generally smaller size, browner forewing tone and whitish patch in the discal area of the forewing, and from the closely related Sorcerer Aedia leucomelas by the presence of a white costal crescent.

Records prior to 2021

Vice County #Records #Individuals First Record Last Record

2021 records

Vice County #Records #Individuals Max Quantity

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Records by week (adult)

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Record Details

VC11: Allbrook, one, 17 Jul (SIng)