Main: (Depressariidae / Depressariinae)
32.047 [B&F: 0682] Depressaria chaerophylli Zeller, 1839


Local in mature hedgerows, woodland edges and old sunken lanes in southern England, the Midlands and East Anglia, with records north to Durham. The presence of this species in Hampshire was confirmed in the late 1970s, when a few specimens were taken at light and larvae were located on Rough Chervil in the Winchester area. Since then a few individuals have turned up in scattered localities, including two in the Basingstoke area. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1856. Wingspan 19-22 mm. Similar to D. depressana, which see for differences, and D. pimpinellae, from which D. chaerophylli can be separated by the restriction of the reddish brown ground colour to the inner one-quarter of the forewing, and the conspicuous black spotting along the termen (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). Larva feeds on Rough Chervil, living between flowers spun together with silk.

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Detail records

VC8 Wiltshire (Hants county)
Martin Down NNR (SU01)24-Aug-1990-Nash, S-
VC10 Isle of Wight
Niton (SZ57)1856-IWNHSAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Broughton Down (SU23)1700-Unknown-
Broughton Down (SU23)1971-Ffennell, DWH-
Braishfield (SU32)15-Jul-1998-Langmaid, JR; O'Keeffe, DPupal
Braishfield (SU32)01-Jun-1999-Elliott, Brian Larval
Broughton Down (SU23)11-Aug-2007oneDobson, Tony Adult
Burton, nr Christchurch (SZ19)05-May-2010oneSouthworth, Jean Adult
VC12 North Hampshire
Wildhern (SU35)06-Apr-2000oneGreen, David G Adult
Basingstoke (SU65)05-Mar-2004oneWall, Mike Adult
Greywell (SU75)27-Sep-2004oneBoswell, PAAdult
Sherborne St John (SU65)09-Apr-2007oneWall, Mike Adult
Greywell (SU75)10-Apr-2007oneBoswell, PAAdult
Chilbolton (SU33)12-Aug-2009oneEvans, GlynneAdult
Whitchurch (SU45)21-Mar-2011oneEvans, GlynneAdult
Chilbolton (SU44)22-Mar-2011twoEvans, GlynneAdult
Forton (SU44)22-Mar-2012oneEvans, GlynneAdult
Goodworth Clatford (SU34)09-Sep-2012oneEvans, GlynneAdult
Stockbridge Down (SU33)30-Mar-2014oneAlison, Jamie Adult
Little Somborne (SU33)30-Mar-2014oneAlison, Jamie Adult
Leckford Estate (SU33)02-Apr-2014oneEvans, GlynneAdult
Whitchurch (SU45)03-Apr-2014oneEvans, GlynneAdult
Basingstoke (SU65)14-Apr-2014oneWall, Mike Adult
Leckford Estate (SU33)27-Aug-2016twoEvans, GlynneAdult
Leckford Estate (SU33)27-Aug-2016oneEvans, GlynneAdult
Leckford Estate (SU33)04-Sep-2016oneEvans, GlynneAdult
Newton Stacey (SU43)14-Aug-2017oneEvans, GlynneAdult
Cholderton (SU24)27-Jul-2018oneNorriss, Tim, Henry EdmundsAdult
Wonston (SU44)02-Aug-2018oneEvans, GlynneAdult
Chilbolton (SU33)05-Apr-2019oneEvans, GlynneAdult
Nether Wallop (SU33)01-May-2019oneEvans, GlynneAdult
Wherwell (SU34)07-Oct-2019oneEvans, GlynneAdult

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