This site is about to undergo an overhaul, as I have been a bit dormant since 2013 and have got behind in providing updates. This autumn should see it being brought up to date, so thanks for your patience!
Good quality photographs of species missing from the archive, or of different forms (provided they illustrate one that occurs in the county) are always welcomed. In some cases poorer quality pictures have been included where necessary to at least enable the species to be illustrated alongside the description.
Contributors: Firstly, I would like to thank Nick Montegriffo for undertaking the task of updating all of the species accounts. Without his help, it is probably a job I would never get round to completing.
Secondly, a sincere thanks to the increasing number of contributors of photographs to the site - as photographs are without doubt the main reason why people use Hantsmoths, without their assistance my task would be so much harder. Whilst the majority of photographs here are my own (2,427 to date!), some 146 others have provided material, from both within the county and increasingly from further afield. In descending order of the number of photos hosted (in brackets), I would like to thank the following for providing photographs :
David G Green (604), Keith Tailby (283), Andy Mitchell (240), Rob Edmunds (119), Nick Montegriffo (117), Tim Norriss (117), Ian Thirlwell (52), Glynne Evans (40), Pete Eeles (40), Pat Clements (33), Paul Boswell (26), Charlie Streets (25), Dan Houghton (23), Dave Hamilton (23), Shane Farrell (23), Simon Ingram (22), Dave Cooke (21), Richard Coomber (21), Russell Wynn (17), Svein Bekkum (15), Stephen Rolls (14), Peter Allen (13), George Spraggs (12), Eamonn O'Donnell (10), Pete Durnell (10), Alison Cross (9), Mike Baker (9), Andy Collins (7), Jon Clifton (7), Tony Davis (7), Chris Manley (6), Dave Grundy (6), Jon Stokes (6), Pete Haynes (6), Andy Johnson (5), Colin Barnes (5), Damian Money (5), Liz Still (5), Bob Chapman (4), Brian Stone (4), Derek Mills (4), Graham Dennis (4), Ian Marshall (4), John Langmaid (4), Leon Truscott (4), Mike Duffy (4), Alan Jafkins (3), Andy Kirkham (3), David Jones (3), James Halsey (3), John Jennings (3), Mark Calway (3), Mark Trasenster (3), Peter Hooper (3), Steve Hatch (3), Andy Barker (2), Brian Goodey (2), Colin Baker (2), Debbie Allan (2), Donald Hobern (2), Gary Taylor (2), Ian Lindsay (2), Jan Haseler (2), John Cloyne (2), John Girdley (2), Keith Godfrey (2), Ken Noble (2), Les Finch (2), Mark Young (2), Martin Cade (2), Maurice Opie (2), Maurice Pugh (2), Nick Smith (2), Nigel Partridge (2), Nigel Peace (2), Pat Bonham (2), Paul Sterry (Nature Photographers) (2), Philip Barden (2), Richard Eagling (2), Robin Turner (2), Shirley O'Brien (2), Simon Woolley (2), Stuart Ball (2), Alain Cosson (1), Alan Cole (1), Andrew Bolton (1), Andrew Stanger (1), Barry Clark (1), Brian Hedley (1), Carol Jafkins (1), Charlie Fletcher (1), Chris Court (1), Dan Hoare (1), David Jewsbury (1), David Shute (1), Dominic Tantrum (1), Graham Stephenson (1), Ian Barton (1), Ian Ferguson (1), Ian Fletcher (1), Ian Keith Jones (1), Ian Kimber (1), Jean and Graham Jarvis (1), John Nicholls (1), John Shillitoe (1), John W Cooper (1), Jon Baker (1), Keith Wills (1), Les Hill (1), Malcolm Bridge (1), Marcus Ward (1), Margaret Cooper (1), Mark Parsons (Butterfly Conservation) (1), Martin Honey (1), Martin Pitt (1), Michel Billard (1), Mike Gwilliam (1), Mike Pearson (1), Mike Stoneman (1), Mike Wearing (1), Neil Money (1), Paul Clark (1), Peter Bolson (1), Peter Marston (1), Peter Thompson (1), Peter Vaughan (1), Richard Ford (1), Rob Harvey (1), Robert Chapman (1), Sarah Patton (1), Sarah Warriss (1), Sue Clarke (1), Tom Sleep (1), Tony Williams (1), Trevor Codlin (1), Vladimir Savchuk (Lepidoptera of Crimea) (1), and Winston Plowes (1)
In particular thanks goes to Alison C., Tim N., Paul B., Nick M., Peter H. and Jim A. for keeping me informed of local catches and allowing me the opportunity to photograph them, and to Tim for showing patience when I run off with interesting specimens in his collecting pots after a night trapping in the field! I owe you all a beer (not all at once!)....
The above has been taken from Butterfly Conservation's central MapMate database, with thanks to Tim Norriss for provision of the data.
Please note that the maps produced here from the Hampshire MapMate database may not contain all historical records, and a more complete picture of historic distribution (for the pyralids and macros) can be found in the 'Moths of Hampshire and Isle of Wight' as above. It is hoped that all historic records will eventually find their way onto Butterfly Conservation's database, and this will eventually be reflected here. As I often get photographs in to be included before the records themselves get onto the database, it is to be expected that discrepancies between the description of a photo for a species that is new to a given area, and the map, may occur.