2022 Annual Report for: Pterophoridae / Agdistinae

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taken from the main Hantsmoths website, and it is possible that some information on abundance and occurrence can get out of date, as it is impossible to keep up with all changes; however it should give a good introduction to each species.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

45.001 [B&F: 1488] Saltmarsh Plume Agdistis bennetii (Curtis, 1833) - Local

Local in saltmarshes throughout much of southern and eastern England, where exclusively coastal. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight locally abundant in saltmarshes along the southern coast of the county and northern coast of the Island. Wingspan 24-30 mm. Like the other Agdistis species, the fore- and hind-wings are not divided and the wings are held forward with front of body raised on long forelegs. Resembles A. meridionalis but darker and more coarsely speckled. Larva feeds on Common Sea-lavender.

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

VC10: Totland, one, indoors, 30 Jul (RTer); Porchfield, one, 16 May (MWhts);

VC11: Fareham, one, 17 Aug (ADT det. RJD); Portsmouth, one, 11 Jul (IRT); Northney, Hayling Island, present, 12 Jul; present, 15 Aug (JWP); Hurn, one, 23 Aug (MJef); Hengistbury Head, one, 14 Aug (RPH det. MJef); one, 01 Aug (MJef); Needs Ore NNR, two, 21 Jul; one, 28 Jul; one, 06 Aug; five, 13 Aug; two, 19 Aug; one, 17 Jul; eight, 29 Jul (CNB); Hayling Island, The Kench, one, 17 Jun (STho)