Main: (Crambidae / Spilomelinae)
63.041 [B&F: 1410] Agrotera nemoralis (Scopoli, 1763)


Endangered (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) and restricted as a breeding species in the UK to woodland in Kent, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan, with occasional records from elsewhere as presumed migrants. In 2014 a breeding colony was found in Torpoint, Cornwall. There is one old record from Hampshire, at Burley in 1946, the last until another (illustrated here) was taken at MV by John Langmaid in Southsea on 4th June 2010. The first of Isle of Wight record was one to light in Borthwood Copse on 21st June 2015, since which there have been a further 10 records (to 2018), indicating probable colonisation of the south-east of the island. Wingspan 20-24 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Hornbeam and Hazel.

Update: Status review, December 2019

Flightime guide

Records Received By Year

% of total records
Max records: 6
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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
Max Percentage: 0.0029273862
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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 4
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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

As above but the larger the symbol, the greater the number of records
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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Borthwood Copse (SZ58)21-Jun-2015oneOutlaw, IAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)31-May-2017oneOutlaw, IAdult
Ventnor (SZ57)19-Jun-2017oneWilson, RAdult
Bonchurch (SZ57)19-Jun-2017oneHalsey, JAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)23-Jun-2017oneBarden, PAdult
Ventnor (SZ57)30-May-2018oneOutlaw, IAdult
Bonchurch (SZ57)30-May-2018oneHalsey, JAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)09-Jun-2018oneOutlaw, IAdult
Bonchurch (SZ57)02-Jul-2018oneHalsey, JAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)08-Jul-2018twoOutlaw, IAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Burley (SU20)25-May-1946oneMackworth-Praed, CWAdult
Southsea (SZ69)04-Jun-2010oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Wickham (SU51)15-Jun-2018oneOpie, MAdult

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