2022 Annual Report for: Stathmopodidae / Stathmopodinae

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taken from the main Hantsmoths website, and it is possible that some information on abundance and occurrence can get out of date, as it is impossible to keep up with all changes; however it should give a good introduction to each species.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

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42.002 [B&F: 0877] Stathmopoda pedella (Linnaeus, 1761) - Nationally Scarce B

Nationally scarce (Nb) in damp woodland throughout south-eastern England, north to Yorkshire. In Hampshire, it has a patchy and erratic performance, although relatively frequent in Hedge End. First recorded on the Isle of Wight at Freshwater in 2011. Wingspan 10-14 mm. Unmistakable, with remarkable resting posture in which hind legs point upwards, a resting posture shared only by the otherwise dissimilar Schreckensteinia festaliella. Larva feeds on catkins, buds and leaves of Alder and Grey Alder, over-wintering as a pupa.

Records prior to 2022

Vice County #Records #Individuals First Record Last Record

2022 records

Vice County #Records #Individuals Max Quantity

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Records by week (larval)

No Larval records to show.

Record Details

VC12: Fleet Pond*, one, field observation, on underside of Alder leaf, 29 Jun (MHals)