Main: (Depressariidae / Depressariinae)
32.038 [B&F: 0674] Depressaria badiella (Hübner, 1796)


Local in sandhills and quarries throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire confined to a few sites, most numerously at Micheldever Spoil Heaps, but also at Itchen Abbas, Portsdown and Oxenbourne; very rare on the Isle of Wight, where recorded only once, on Tennyson Down. Wingspan 18-22 mm. The almost unicolorous and unmarked forewing with a dark basal lobe helps to distinguish the most common forms of this species from others in the genus. Larva feeds on leaves of Perennial Sow-thistle, Dandelion and Cat's-ear, subsequently feeding in the roots.

Flightime guide

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

VC8 Wiltshire (Hants county)
Martin Down NNR (SU01)24-Aug-1990-Nash, S-
VC10 Isle of Wight
Yarmouth (SZ38)1856-IWNHSAdult
Appuldurcombe (SZ58)1856-IWNHSAdult
Sandown (SZ58)1856-IWNHSAdult
Freshwater Down (SZ38)1900-Vic County HistoryAdult
Blackgang (SZ47)1926-Fassnidge, WAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)1926-Fassnidge, WAdult
Cranmore (SZ38)1930-Lobb, JAdult
Tennyson Down (SZ38)06-Aug-1987oneLangmaid, JR; Pelham-Clinton, ECAdult
Bonchurch (SZ57)04-Aug-2013oneElliott, Brian & Halsey, JamesAdult
Niton (SZ47)22-Sep-2013twoClarke, JulianAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)07-Jul-1973oneAppleton, DAdult
Chandlers Ford (SU42)1999-Elliott, Brian Adult
Chandlers Ford (SU42)12-Sep-1999oneElliott, Brian Adult
Portchester Common SSSI (SU60)13-Aug-2004oneDickson, RichardAdult
Portchester Common SSSI (SU60)03-Sep-2004twoDickson, RichardAdult
Great Linford (SU10)13-Sep-2010oneWesterhoff, Diana Adult
Hincheslea Bog (SU20)13-Sep-2010oneWesterhoff, Diana & Jones, Richard EAdult
Hayling island (SZ69)14-Aug-201330Clarke, JulianAdult
Sinah Common, Hayling (SZ69)14-Aug-2013-Clarke, JHAdult
Browndown Coastal Ranges (SZ59)04-Sep-2015twoWheeler, Keith Adult
Portsdown (SU60)12-Sep-2016oneTindale, Tony Adult
Browndown Coastal Ranges (SZ59)06-Oct-2017oneWheeler, Keith Adult
Browndown Coastal Ranges (SZ59)12-Jul-2019oneOpie, Maurice Adult
VC12 North Hampshire
Itchen Abbas (SU53)1950-Ffennell, DWH-
Micheldever (SU54)29-Jul-2004twoWall, MJ; Hutchins, PE; Andrews, JAdult
Micheldever (SU54)20-Jul-2005threeWall, Mike Adult
Micheldever (SU54)23-Aug-2005oneWall, Mike & Cross, AlisonAdult
Greywell (SU75)29-Aug-2005oneBoswell, PAAdult
Micheldever (SU54)13-Jul-2006-Elliott, Brian Adult
Micheldever (SU54)21-Jul-2008oneElliott, Brian Adult
Old Down, Kempshott (SU54)22-Jul-2010oneDobson, Tony & Henwood, GlynAdult
Old Basing (SU65)15-Jul-2011oneWall, Mike Adult
Old Down, Kempshott (SU54)08-Sep-2011threeDobson, Tony & Henwood, GlynAdult
Goodworth Clatford (SU34)29-Aug-2013eightEvans, GlynneAdult
Basingstoke (SU65)30-Sep-2013oneWall, Mike Adult
Andover (SU34)26-Aug-2017oneDavis, Graeme Adult

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