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TO A CHECKLIST OF THE LEPIDOPTERA OF THE BRITISH ISLES, 2013
ON ACCOUNT OF SUBSEQUENTLY PUBLISHED DATA
1 DAVID J. L. AGASSIZ, 2 S. D. BEAVAN & 1 R. J. HECKFORD
1Insects Division, Department of Science, Natural History Museum, Cromwell
London SW7 5BD
2The Hayes, Zeal Monachorum, Devon EX17 6DF
This update incorporates information published before 1 January 2023
into A Checklist of the
Lepidoptera of the British Isles, 2013.
SCALARIELLA (ZELLER, 1850) (LEP.: GRACILLARIIDAE) AT DUNGENESS, KENT:
THE FIRST BRITISH BREEDING RECORD
WILLIAM B. V. LANGDON
Appletree House, Higher Vexford, Lydeard St Lawrence, Taunton, Somerset
Dialectica scalariella (zeller, 1850) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) is
at Dungeness, East kent, in September 2022. Mines were found on Viper’s
Echium vulgare L. in a small area near Dungeness Bird observatory and
This is the third British record and first evidence of breeding here.
This discovery is
discussed, along with a summary of the species’ biology, previous
British records and
recent range expansion in Europe.
OF ZIMMERMANNIA AMANI SVENSSON (LEP.: NEPTICULIDAE) IN WEST GLOUCESTERSHIRE
AND A REVIEW OF UK RECORDS
5a Kings Road, Rodborough, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 3SE
Individuals of Zimmermannia amani Svensson were found in Worcestershire
Buckinghamshire in 2021 and in Gloucestershire in 2022. Prior to these
records, the species
was last reported in Britain in Bedfordshire in 2010 (one site) and at
a well-known site in
Huntingdonshire in 2005. Uk records of are reviewed.
Keywords: Zimmermannia amani, England.
FIND THE MINES OF PHYLLONORYCTER ULICICOLELLA (STAINTON, 1851) (LEP.:
WILLIAM B. V. LANGDON
Appletree House, Higher Vexford, Lydeard St Lawrence, Taunton, Somerset,
Successful searches for the mines of Phyllonorycter ulicicolella (Stainton,
during the winters of 2020, 2021 and 2022, suggest that the species is
though very under-recorded, in a variety of habitats in the south of
England. Data on
mine distribution collected at two sites in oxfordshire suggest that
bushes with thinner stems are preferred by the moth.
Keywords: Lepidoptera; Phyllonorycter ulicicolella; Gracillariidae; leaf
NEW TO BERKSHIRE (VC22) WITH NOTES ON THEIR STATUS AND IDENTIFICATION
FINLEY N. HUTCHINSON
40 College Road, Reading, Berkshire RG6 1QB
Several species of micro-Lepidoptera recorded in Berkshire for the first
time are listed.
Details are presented along with notes on their status with particular
WITH THE COLOUR FORMS OF THE BOX-TREE MOTH CYDALIMA PERSPECTALIS (WALKER,
1859) (LEP.: CRAMBIDAE)
1 LAURENCE M. COOK AND 2 JOHN MUGGLETON
1 2 York Road, Netley Abbey, Hampshire, SO31 5DD, UK and Department of
Manchester Museum, University of Manchester M13 9PL. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 17 Chantry Road, Wilton, Salisbury SP2 0LT. Email: email@example.com
Frequencies of melanic forms of Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859)
in relation to its recent spread in Britain and Europe, providing an
follow the dynamics of a melanic polymorphism as it becomes established.
Keywords: Box-tree moth, Cydalima perspectalis, polymorphism, melanism.
SETODES ARGENTIPUNCTELLUS McLACHLAN, 1877 (TRICHOPTERA: LEPTOCERIDAE)
THE WEST OF IRELAND
1 RUTH LITTLE, 2 HUGH B. FEELEY AND 3 JAMES P. O’CONNOR
1 Environmental Protection Agency, Inniscarra, Co. Cork, P31 VX59, Ireland.
2 Environmental Protection Agency, McCumiskey House, Richview, Clonskeagh
Road, Dublin 14,
D14 YR62, Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Emeritus Entomologist, National Museum of Ireland - Natural History,
Merrion Street, Dublin
2, D02 F627, Ireland. email@example.com
A population of the caddisfly Setodes argentipunctellus McLachlan, 1877
(Trichoptera: Leptoceridae) is reported from the West of Ireland at Ross
Galway. The species was previously known only from two lakes in the Killarney
district in the south-west of the island.
Key words: Caddisfly, Trichoptera, Setodes argentipunctellus, Ireland,
MORPHOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES IN THE PUPAE OF TWO SIMILAR MELITAEA (MELLICTA)
1 JAMES A. PATEMAN AND 2 PETER J. C. RUSSELL
1 53 Garland Square, Tangmere, West Sussex PO20 2JF
2 Oakmeadow, Wessex Avenue, East Wittering, West Sussex PO20 8NP
Significant morphological differences between the pupae of Melitaea aurelia
britomartis are demonstrated. Some details of the rearing of these two
caged females are provided.
Keywords: Nymphalidae, Mellicta, Melitaea aurelia, M.
SEARCHES OF THE ENDANGERED MACRO-MOTH LEAST MINOR PHOTEDES CAPTIUNCULA
(LEP.: NOCTUIDAE) IN THE MORECAMBE BAY LIMESTONE AREA,
5A Lindeth Close, Silverdale, Lancashire LA5 0TU
Re-assessment of the conservation status of Least Minor Photedes captiuncula
has resulted in an updated status to Nationally Rare with a threat risk
The Lancashire limestone area has been identified as a stronghold for
highlighting the need for a detailed survey. Larval surveys were conducted
late-April and mid-May 2022 within suitable habitat containing the larval
Blue Moor-grass Sesleria caerulea and Glaucous Sedge Carex flacca. Seven
captiuncula larvae were found feeding on S. caerulea, of which four were
reared through to adults, confirming larval feeding for the first time
in the UK.
Recommendations are made regarding monitoring of known sites and surveying
sites, along with suggestions for habitat management.
Keywords: Photedes captiuncula, larva, Sesleria caerulea, limestone grassland.
MONOCHROA NIPHOGNATHA (GOZMÁNY,
1953) (LEP.: GELECHIIDAE):
DISCOVERY OF THE LARVA IN THE BRITISH ISLES
S. D. BEAVAN & ² R. J. HECKFORD
¹ The Hayes, Zeal Monachorum, Devon EX17 6DF
² 67 Newnham Road, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon PL7 4AW
An account is given of the discovery in the British Isles of the larva
niphognatha (Gozmány, 1953) feeding in the stems of Persicaria
Delarbre (Polygonaceae). Attention is drawn to the fact that the larva
perpendicularis (Reich, 1797), a species of Coleoptera, also feeds in
the stems of this
plant and care must be taken before determining any part of the stem
that has frass
but no larva as evidence of M. niphognatha.
Keywords: Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae, Monochroa niphognatha, larva, Persicaria
amphibia, frass, Rhinoncus perpendicularis
RECORDED IN ALBANIA DURING TWO VISITS, 2009 AND 2014
7 Horgan’s Buildings, Magazine Road, Cork T12 P2R5 Ireland
During visits to Albania in September 2009 and July 2014, 126 species
of Lepidoptera were
recorded. of these, there appear to be no previously published records
fromAlbania of Stigmella
paliurella, Phyllonorycter platani, Phyllonorycter corylifoliella, Phyllonorycter
Phyllonorycter platani, Pleurota proteella, Coleophora texanella and
OF LEPIDOPTERA TO THE BRITISH ISLES IN 2019
SEAN P. CLANCY
1 Myrtle Villas, Sussex Road, New Romney, Kent. TN28 8DY.
Formally accepted records of immigrant Lepidoptera occurring
in the British Isles during the
year 2019 are listed and discussed. For less frequently encountered species,
is given in Annex 1, presented in vice-county order, the individual localities
alphabetically for each VC. For the more regular/frequent immigrant species
the season, annual summaries and a selectionof the more important records
are presented in
CORONILLAE ZELLER, 1849 (COLEOPHORIDAE).
NEW TO THE BRITISH ISLES
RAYMOND A. WATSON
The House of Eden, Alderton Road, Hollesley, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12
The moth Coleophora coronillae Zeller, 1849 (Coleophoridae) is reported
new to the
British fauna from Suffolk during 2023.
Keywords: Coleophora coronillae, British Lepidopteran fauna, Suffolk.
GLANDULELLA (RILEY, 1871) (BLASTOBASIDAE)
NEW TO THE BRITISH ISLES
PETER J. HODGE
8 Harvard Road, Ringmer, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 5HJ
Blastobasis glandulella (Riley, 1871) (Lepidoptera: Blastobasidae) is
to the British Isles from Sussex in June 2023.
Keywords: Blastobasis glandulella, British Lepidoptera fauna, East Sussex.
ON THE LARVA, PUPA AND COCOON OF ZELLERIA
HEPARIELLA STAINTON, 1849 (LEP.: YPONOMEUTIDAE)
S. D. BEAVAN & R. J. HECKFORD
Department of Life Sciences, Terrestrial Invertebrates Division, Natural
Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
(Correspondence address: The Hayes, Zeal Monachorum, Devon EX17 6DF)
An account is provided, with images, of the larva, pupa and cocoon of
hepariella Stainton, 1849. These are compared to descriptions and illustrations
provided by previous authors.
Keywords: Lepidoptera, Zelleria hepariella, larva, pupa,
ON THE STAGES OF SCYTHRIS INSPERSELLA
(HÜBNER, 1817) (LEP.: SCYTHRIDIDAE)
Embankment House, Farthing Road, Downham Market, Norfolk, PE38 0AF
The development of Scythris inspersella (Hb.) from the early larval stage
to adult is
recorded and illustrated in colour.
Keywords: Scythris inspersella larva, life history,
PERITANA (CLEMENS, 1860) (LEP.: TORTRICIDAE)
NEW TO THE BRITISH ISLES
DAVID W. EMLEY
23 Leacroft, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 8GF
KARL STOCKTON 28 (B) Vale View, Porthill, Newcastle under Lyme,
Staffordshire. ST5 0AF.
Clepsis peritana (Clemens, 1860) (Lep.: Tortricidae) is reported as a
new species for
Britain from Staffordshire. The adult is illustrated in colour.
Keywords: Clepsis peritana, Tortricidae, Britain.