Main: (Erebidae / Arctiinae)
72.034 [B&F: 2054] Crimson Speckled (Utetheisa pulchella) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Rare immigrant from southern Europe, appearing in southern England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight in recent years, has occurred in 1961 (3), 1964, 1992 and 2006 (2). Wingspan 28-40 mm. Completely unmistakable. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, no evidence of breeding in the UK.

Flightime guide
StageJFM AMJ JAS OND
Adult
Larval

Records Received By Year

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Ventnor (SZ57)02/09/1870oneSarllAdult
St Lawrence (SZ57)31/08/1871oneKirkby, JAdult
Hamstead (SZ39)1881oneAshford, AAdult
Luccombe (SZ57)26-Oct-2006oneSkinner, BAdult
Totland (SZ38)04-Oct-2011oneKnill-Jones, Sam Adult
Freshwater (SZ38)08-Oct-2013oneDudley, Caroline Adult
Totland (SZ38)25-Oct-2017oneKnill-Jones, Sam Adult
VC11 South Hampshire
(SZ69)1800-Not known-
Christchurch (SZ19)01/10/1818oneJCAdult
(SZ29)1892eightNot knownAdult
Woodgreen (SU11)01-Sep-1961oneDollimore, GFAdult
Lymington (SZ39)19-Sep-1961oneGoater, JAdult
Minstead (SU21)04-Jun-1964oneSiggs, LWAdult
Hayling Island, Sandy Point NR (SZ79)19-Sep-1992oneThirlwell, Ian Adult
Funtley (SU50)23-Sep-2006oneOpie, Maurice Adult
Wickham Common (SU51)30-Oct-2011oneCoker, Kevin Adult
Sandy Point (SZ79)02-Oct-2013oneJohnson, Andy Adult
VC12 North Hampshire
Whitehill (SU73)30-Aug-1961oneWright, DAdult

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