2022 Annual Report for: Lypusidae / Lypusinae

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taken from the main Hantsmoths website, and it is possible that some information on abundance and occurrence can get out of date, as it is impossible to keep up with all changes; however it should give a good introduction to each species.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

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30.002 [B&F: 0662] Agnoea subochreella (Doubleday, 1859) - Nationally Scarce B

Nationally scarce (Nb) in woodland in southern England, as far north as Worcestershire and Leicestershire, and in parts of Wales. In Hampshire most reports are from the south, where it is evidently widespread, and it has yet to be recorded from the north (possibly overlooked); on the Isle of Wight, work by Iain Outlaw has added a number of records in recent years to indicate that its status on the island reflects that of VC11. Wingspan 16-20 mm. Reliably separated from P. josephinae and P. flavifrontella only by dissection of the genitalia, however P. josephinae tends to appear later in the year, and P. subochreella generally has a plainer forewing and darker hindwing. Larva feeds on withered leaves, living within a movable case.

Records prior to 2022

Vice County #Records #Individuals First Record Last Record

2022 records

Vice County #Records #Individuals Max Quantity

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Record Details

VC10: Osborne Wood, one, placeholder. Specimen retained, 30 May (IOu)