2022 Annual Report for: Crambidae / Odontiinae

For species seen in 2022 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is taken from the main Hantsmoths website, and it is possible that some information on abundance and occurrence can get out of date, as it is impossible to keep up with all changes; however it should give a good introduction to each species.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 2022 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 2022, 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.

63.056 [B&F: 1359] Cynaeda dentalis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) - Nationally Scarce A

Nationally scarce (Na) on calcareous grassland and shingle beaches in parts of south-eastern England, predominantly coastal. In Hampshire resident at low density on Hayling Island and in 2015 a new population was identified on Browndown Coastal Ranges: a population existed on Portsdown Hill but no records were received between 1975 and 2015, until one was trapped there in 2016, so hope remains that this colony continues, albeit at a low level. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since singles in 1951 and 1974. Wingspan 24-29 mm. Distinctive and easy to recognise. Larva feeds within stems and leaves of Viper's-bugloss.

Records prior to 2022

Vice County #Records #Individuals First Record Last Record

2022 records

Vice County #Records #Individuals Max Quantity

Records by year

Records by week (adult)

Records by week (larval)

Record Details

VC11: Browndown Coastal Ranges, one, 12 Aug (KCok, RJD, MLO, ADT, DWal det. RJD); six, 26 Aug (RJD, MLO, ADT & KJW)