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49.112 [B&F: 0955] Vine Moth (Eupoecilia ambiguella) (Hübner, 1796)


Nationally scarce (Nb) on heathland and woodland in parts of southern England. In Hampshire very local in the New Forest and Emer Bog in the south, and discovered in 1987 on Newtown Common in the north. On the Isle of Wight, recorded from a few sites in the far west. A distinctive species, readily recognised by the pale ochreous general coloration of the forewing and the contrasting heavy median fascia [Bradley]. Larva feeds within flowers of Alder Buckthorn, Honeysuckle and Grape-vine, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in vineyards in some areas, over-wintering in a case made from leaf fragments.

Flightime guide

Records Received By Year

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Freshwater (SZ38)17-Jul-1997oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Totland (SZ38)27-May-2005oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Totland (SZ38)14-Aug-2005oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)26-Aug-2013oneCooke, DAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)25-Jul-2017oneCooke, DAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Matley Bog, New Forest (SU30)1985-Sterling, DH; Sterling, MJ; Sterling, PH-
Matley Bog, New Forest (SU30)05-Jun-1985oneLangmaid, JR; Pelham-Clinton, EC; Sterling, DHAdult
Matley Bog, New Forest (SU30)03-Aug-1985oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DH; Sterling, MJLarval
Matley Bog, New Forest (SU30)15-Aug-1985-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHLarval
Matley Bog, New Forest (SU30)28-Jul-1986-Sterling, DHLarval
Emer Bog NR (SU32)01-Aug-1992-Heckford, RJLarval
Roydon Common (SU30)1999-Budd, PA-
Roydon Woods HWT Reserve (SU30)28-May-1999oneBudd, PAAdult
Southsea (SZ69)21-Jul-2004oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Hurn (SZ19)23-Aug-2004oneJeffes, MAdult
Horsea Island (SU60)10-Jun-2005oneDickson, RJAdult
Horsea Island (SU60)10-Jun-2005oneDickson, RJAdult
Southsea (SZ69)25-Jul-2006oneLangmaid, JRAdult
North Gorley (SU11)04-Aug-2006oneAllen, PAdult
Sway (SZ29)13-Aug-2011oneKeen, SAdult
Barton-on-Sea (SZ29)26-Jun-2012oneKeen, SAdult
Winchester (SU42)02-Aug-2013oneWalker, THAdult
Horsea Island (SU60)23-May-2014twoWheeler, KAdult
Horsea Island (SU60)23-May-2014twoFareham GroupAdult
Horsea Island (SU60)23-May-2014twoFareham GroupAdult
Sway (SZ29)22-Jul-2014twoKeen, SAdult
Winchester (SU42)05-Aug-2016oneWalker, THAdult
Winchester (SU42)14-Jul-2017twoWalker, THAdult
Winchester (SU42)27-May-2018oneWalker, THAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Newtown Common (SU46)16-Aug-1987-Sterling, DHLarval
Newtown Common (SU46)01-Aug-1988-Sterling, DHLarval
Weston Colley (SU53)11-Jul-2011oneGreen, DGAdult

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