Lepidoptera (Moths)

poplar hawkmoth


Provisional List of moths recorded in Hastings & St Leonards

(National Status – RDB = Nationally Rare, NSa = Nationally Scarce category A, NSb = Nationally Scarce category B, I = Immigrant)

[Status in Hastings – C = Common & Widespread, L = Locally distributed but common where found, S = Scarce & Infrequently Recorded, R = Rarely Recorded, M = Common Migrant, SM = Scarce Migrant & Infrequently Recorded, RM = Rare Migrant, V = Vagrant (A species not normally recorded within the British Isles.), ?I = Insufficient Information]

Micropterigidae
Micropterix aruncella [?I]
Micropterix calthella [?I] photos
Micropterix tunbergella [?I] photos

Eriocraniidae
Eriocrania subpurpurella [?I] photos
Eriocrania cicatricella [?I]

Hepialidae – Swift Moths
Hepialus humuliGhost Swift [L] photos
Hepialus sylvinaOrange Swift [C] photos
Hepialus hectaGold Swift [R]
Hepialus lupulinusCommon Swift [C] photos
Hepialus fusconebulosaMap-winged Swift [R]

Nepticulidae
Stigmella aurella [?I]
Stigmella plagicolella [?I]
Stigmella salicis [?I]

Tischeriidae
Emmetia marginea [?I]

Incurvariidae
Incurvaria masculella
Incurvaria oehlmanniella [?I] photos

Adelidae
Nematopogon schwarziellus [?I] photos
Nematopogon swammerdamella [?I] photos
Nemophora degeerella [?I]
Adela croesella [?I]
Adela reaumurella [?I] photos

Heliozelidae
Heliozela resplendella [?I]

Cossidae – Leopard & Goat Moths
Zeuzera pyrinaLeopard Moth [C] photos
Cossus cossusGoat Moth (NSb) [R]

Zygaenidae – Forester & Burnet Moths
Zygaena filipendulaeSix-spot Burnet [C] photos
Zygaena loniceraeNarrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet [L] photos

Limacodidae – Festoon & Triangle
Apoda limacodesFestoon (NSb) [L] photos

Psychidae
Psyche casta [?I] photos

Sesiidae – Clearwing Moths
Sesia bembeciformisLunar Hornet Clearwing [R]
Synanthedon flaviventrisSallow Clearwing (NSb) [R] photos
Bembecia ichneumoniformisSix-belted Clearwing (NSb) [L] photos

Lasiocampidae – Eggar Moths
Poecilocampa populiDecember Moth [L] photos
Malacosoma neustriaLackey [R]
Lasiocampa trifoliiGrass Eggar (NSa) [R]
Lasiocampa quercusOak Eggar [C] photos
Euthrix potatoriaDrinker [C] photos

Saturniidae – Emperor Moths
Saturnia pavoniaEmperor Moth [L] photos

Drepanidae – Hook-tips
Falcaria lacertinariaScalloped Hook-tip [L] photos
Watsonalla binariaOak Hook-tip [C]
Watsonalla cultrariaBarred Hook-tip [S]
Drepana falcatariaPebble Hook-tip [C] photos
Drepana curvatulaDusky Hook-tip (I) [RM]
Cilix glaucataChinese Character [C] photos

Thyatiridae – Lutestrings
Thyatira batisPeach Blossom [C] photos
Habrosyne pyritoidesBuff Arches [C] photos
Tethea ocularisFigure of Eighty [C] photos
Tethea orPoplar Lutestring [S]
Tetheella fluctuosaSatin Lutestring [L] photos
Ochropacha duplarisCommon Lutestring [C]
Polyploca ridensFrosted Green [S]

Geometridae
Alsophilinae
Alsophila aesculariaMarch Moth [S] photos

Geometrinae – Emeralds
Geometra papilionariaLarge Emerald
Hemithea aestivariaCommon Emerald
Hemistola chrysoprasariaSmall Emerald
Jodis lacteariaLittle Emerald

Sterrhinae – Mochas & Waves
Cyclophora punctariaMaiden’s Blush
Cyclophora lineariaClay Triple-lines
Timandra comaeBlood-vein
Scopula marginepunctataMullein Wave
Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein
Scopula emutariaRosy Wave (NSb)
Scopula immutataLesser Cream Wave
Scopula floslactata Cream Wave
Idaea rusticataLeast Carpet
Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave
Idaea seriataSmall Dusty Wave
Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave
Idaea subsericeata Satin Wave
Idaea trigeminataTreble Brown Spot
Idaea aversataRiband Wave
Rhodometra sacrariaVestal (M)

Larentiinae – Carpets & Pugs
Orthonama obstipataGem (M) [ flickr ]
Xanthorhoe spadiceariaRed Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe ferrugataDark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe montanataSilver-ground Carpet
Xanthorhoe fluctuataGarden Carpet
Scotopteryx chenopodiataShaded Broad-bar
Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet
Epirrhoe rivataWood Carpet
Epirrhoe galiataGalium Carpet
Camptogramma bilineataYellow Shell
Larentia clavariaMallow
Anticlea badiataShoulder Stripe
Anticlea derivataStreamer
Cosmorhoe ocellataPurple Bar
Lampropteryx suffumataWater Carpet
Eulithis prunataPhoenix
Eulithis pyraliataBarred Straw
Ecliptopera silaceataSmall Phoenix
Chloroclysta siterataRed-green Carpet
Chloroclysta citrataDark Marbled Carpet
Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet
Plemyria rubiginataBlue-bordered Carpet
Thera firmataPine Carpet
Thera obeliscataGrey Pine Carpet
Thera britannicaSpruce Carpet
Thera cupressataCypress Carpet
Electrophaes corylataBroken-barred Carpet
Colostygia pectinatariaGreen Carpet
Hydriomena impluviataMay Highflyer
Hydriomena furcataJuly Highflyer
Horisme vitalbataSmall Waved Umber
Horisme tersataFern
Melanthia procellataPretty Chalk Carpet
Rheumaptera undulataScallop Shell
Euphyia biangulataCloaked Carpet (NSb)
Euphyia unangulataSharp-angled Carpet
Epirrita dilutataNovember Moth
Epirrita autumnataAutumnal Moth
Operophtera brumata Winter Moth
Perizoma affinitataRivulet
Perizoma alchemillataSmall Rivulet
Perizoma flavofasciataSandy Carpet
Eupithecia haworthiataHaworth’s Pug
Eupithecia linariataToadflax Pug
Eupithecia pulchellataFoxglove Pug
Eupithecia valerianataValerian Pug (NSb)
Eupithecia centaureataLime-speck Pug
Eupithecia intricataFreyer’s Pug
Eupithecia absinthiataWormwood Pug
Eupithecia assimilataCurrant Pug
Eupithecia vulgataCommon Pug
Eupithecia icterataTawny Speckled Pug
Eupithecia innotataAngle-barred Pug
Eupithecia abbreviataBrindled Pug
Eupithecia phoeniceataCypress Pug
Eupithecia ultimariaChannel Islands Pug
Chloroclystis v-ataV-Pug
Pasiphila rectangulataGreen Pug
Gymnoscelis rufifasciataDouble-striped Pug
Euchoeca nebulataDingy Shell
Asthena albulata Small White Wave
Hydrelia flammeolariaSmall Yellow Wave
Hydrelia sylvataWaved Carpet (NSb)
Trichopteryx carpinataEarly Tooth-striped
Acasis viretataYellow-barred Brindle

Ennominae – Thorns, Beauties & Umbers
Abraxas grossulariataMagpie
Abraxas sylvataClouded Magpie
Lomaspilis marginataClouded Border
Ligdia adustataScorched Carpet
Macaria notataPeacock Moth
Macaria alternataSharp-angled Peacock
Chiasmia clathrataLatticed Heath
Petrophora chlorosataBrown Silver-line
Plagodis dolabrariaScorched Wing
Opisthograptis luteolataBrimstone Moth
Epione repandariaBordered Beauty
Pseudopanthera maculariaSpeckled Yellow
Apeira syringariaLilac Beauty
Ennomos quercinariaAugust Thorn
Ennomos alniariaCanary-shouldered Thorn
Ennomos fuscantariaDusky Thorn
Selenia dentariaEarly Thorn
Selenia tetralunariaPurple Thorn
Odontopera bidentataScalloped Hazel
Crocallis elinguariaScalloped Oak
Ourapteryx sambucariaSwallow-tailed Moth
Colotois pennariaFeathered Thorn
Phigalia pilosariaPale Brindled Beauty
Biston stratariaOak Beauty
Biston betulariaPeppered Moth
Agriopis leucophaeariaSpring Usher
Agriopis marginariaDotted Border
Menophra abruptariaWaved Umber
Peribatodes rhomboidariaWillow Beauty
Alcis repandataMottled Beauty
Ectropis bistortataEngrailed
Parectropis similariaBrindled White-spot
Cabera pusariaCommon White Wave
Cabera exanthemataCommon Wave
Lomographa bimaculataWhite-pinion Spotted
Lomographa temerataClouded Silver
Theria primaria Early Moth
Campaea margaritataLight Emerald

Sphingidae – Hawkmoths
Agrius convolvuliConvolvulus Hawkmoth (M)
Acherontia atroposDeath’s Head Hawkmoth (M)
Sphinx ligustriPrivet Hawkmoth
Hyloicus pinastriPine Hawkmoth
Mimas tiliaeLime Hawkmoth
Smerinthus ocellataEyed Hawkmoth
Laothoe populiPoplar Hawkmoth
Macroglossum stellatarumHummingbird Hawkmoth (M)
Daphnis nerii Oleander Hawkmoth (M)
Hyles euphorbiaeSpurge Hawkmoth (M)
Hyles galliiBedstraw Hawkmoth (M)
Hyles livornicaStriped Hawkmoth (M)
Deilephila elpenorElephant Hawkmoth
Deilephila porcellusSmall Elephant Hawkmoth

Notodontidae – Prominents
Cerura vinulaPuss Moth
Furcula furculaSallow Kitten
Furcula bifidaPoplar Kitten
Notodonta dromedariusIron Prominent
Notodonta ziczacPebble Prominent
Pheosia gnomaLesser Swallow Prominent
Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent
Ptilodon capucinaCoxcomb Prominent
Ptilodon cucullinaMaple Prominent
Pterostoma palpinaPale Prominent
Drymonia dodonaeaMarbled Brown
Drymonia ruficornisLunar Marbled Brown
Clostera curtulaChocolate-tip
Phalera bucephalaBuff-tip
Stauropus fagiLobster Moth
Peridea anceps Great Prominent

Lymantriidae – Tussock Moths
Orgyia antiquaVapourer
Calliteara pudibundaPale Tussock
Euproctis chrysorrhoeaBrown-tail
Euproctis similisYellow-tail
Lymantria monachaBlack Arches

Arctiidae – Tigers, Ermines & Footmen
Thumatha senexRound-winged Muslin
Miltochrista miniataRosy Footman
Atolmis rubricollisRed-necked Footman (M)
Eilema sororculaOrange Footman
Eilema griseolaDingy Footman
Eilema caniolaHoary Footman (M)
Eilema pygmaeolaPygmy Footman (RDB)
Eilema complanaScarce Footman
Eilema depressaBuff Footman
Eilema lurideolaCommon Footman
Lithosia quadraFour-spotted Footman (M)
Arctia cajaGarden Tiger
Arctia villicaCream-spot Tiger
Spilosoma lubricipedaWhite Ermine
Spilosoma luteumBuff Ermine
Diaphora mendicaMuslin Moth
Phragmatobia fuliginosaRuby Tiger
Euplagia quadripunctariaJersey Tiger (M)
Tyria jacobaeaeCinnabar

Nolidae – Black Arches
Meganola albulaKent Black Arches (NSb)
Nola confusalisLeast Black Arches
Nola cucullatellaShort-cloaked Moth

Noctuidae
Noctuinae – Darts, Yellow Underwings & Clays
Agrotis segetumTurnip Moth
Agrotis clavisHeart and Club
Agrotis exclamationisHeart and Dart
Agrotis ipsilonDark Sword-grass (M)
Agrotis putaShuttle-shaped Dart
Axylia putrisFlame
Actebia praecoxPortland Moth (M)
Ochropleura plectaFlame Shoulder
Noctua pronubaLarge Yellow Underwing
Noctua comesLesser Yellow Underwing
Noctua fimbriataBroad-bordered Yellow Underwing
Noctua janthinaLangmaid’s Yellow Underwing (M)
Noctua jantheLesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
Noctua interjectaLeast Yellow Underwing
Eugnorisma glareosaAutumnal Rustic
Lycophotia porphyrea True Lover’s Knot
Peridroma sauciaPearly Underwing (M)
Diarsia mendicaIngrailed Clay
Diarsia brunneaPurple Clay
Diarsia rubiSmall Square-spot
Xestia c-nigrumSetaceous Hebrew Character
Xestia xanthographaSquare-spot Rustic

Hadeninae – Brocades & Quakers
Discestra trifoliiNutmeg
Hada plebejaShears
Mamestra brassicaeCabbage Moth
Melanchra persicariaeDot Moth
Lacanobia oleraceaBright-line Brown-eye
Hecatera bicolorataBroad-barred White
Hadena rivularisCampion
Hadena confusaMarbled Coronet
Hadena comptaVaried Coronet
Hadena bicrurisLychnis
Cerapteryx graminisAntler Moth
Tholera cespitisHedge Rustic
Panolis flammeaPine Beauty
Orthosia crudaSmall Quaker
Orthosia gracilisPowdered Quaker
Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker
Orthosia incertaClouded Drab
Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker
Orthosia gothicaHebrew Character
Mythimna ferragoClay
Mythimna albipunctaWhite-point (M)
Mythimna vitellinaDelicate (M)
Mythimna impuraSmoky Wainscot
Mythimna pallensCommon Wainscot
Mythimna l-albumL-album Wainscot (NSb)
Mythimna unipunctaWhite-speck (M)
Mythimna commaShoulder-striped Wainscot

Cuculliinae – Sharks, Pinions, Chestnuts & Sallows
Cucullia umbraticaShark
Shargacucullia verbasciMullein
Calophasia lunulaToadflax Brocade (RDB)
Aporophyla nigraBlack Rustic
Lithophane semibrunneaTawny Pinion
Lithophane hepaticaPale Pinion
Lithophane ornitopusGrey Shoulder-knot
Lithophane leautieriBlair’s Shoulder-knot
Xylocampa areolaEarly Grey
Allophyes oxyacanthaeGreen-brindled Crescent
Dichonia aprilinaMerveille du Jour
Dryobotodes eremitaBrindled Green
Polymixis licheneaFeathered Ranunculus
Eupsilia transversaSatellite
Conistra vacciniiChestnut
Agrochola circellarisBrick
Agrochola lotaRed-line Quaker
Agrochola macilentaYellow-line Quaker
Atethmia centragoCentre-barred Sallow
Omphaloscelis lunosaLunar Underwing
Xanthia auragoBarred Sallow
Xanthia togataPink-barred Sallow
Xanthia icteritiaSallow

Acronictinae – Daggers
Acronicta megacephalaPoplar Grey
Acronicta acerisSycamore
Acronicta leporinaMiller
Acronicta alni Alder Moth
Acronicta tridensDark Dagger
Acronicta psiGrey Dagger
Acronicta rumicisKnot Grass
Simyra albovenosaReed Dagger
Craniophora ligustriCoronet

Bryophilinae
Cryphia algaeTree-lichen Beauty
Cryphia domesticaMarbled Beauty
Cryphia muralisMarbled Green

Amphipyrinae – Arches, Brindles, Minors & Rustics
Amphipyra pyramideaCopper Underwing
Amphipyra berberaSvensson’s Copper Underwing
Amphipyra tragopoginisMouse Moth
Mormo mauraOld Lady
Euplexia luciparaSmall Angle Shades
Phlogophora meticulosaAngle Shades
Cosmia trapezinaDun-bar
Apamea monoglyphaDark Arches
Apamea lithoxylaeaLight Arches
Apamea crenataClouded-bordered Brindle
Apamea ophiogrammaDouble Lobed
Oligia strigilisMarbled Minor
Oligia latrunculaTawny Marbled Minor
Oligia fasciunculaMiddle-barred Minor
Mesoligia furunculaCloaked Minor
Mesoligia literosaRosy Minor
Mesapamea secalisCommon Rustic
Mesapamea didymaLesser Common Rustic
Chortodes pygmina Small Wainscot
Eremobia ochroleucaDusky Sallow
Luperina testaceaFlounced Rustic
Amphipoea oculeaEar Moth
Hydraecia micaceaRosy Rustic
Gortyna flavagoFrosted Orange
Archanara dissolutaBrown-veined Wainscot
Archanara sparganiiWebb’s Wainscot
Rhizedra lutosaLarge Wainscot
Arenostola phragmitidisFen Wainscot
Charanyca trigrammicaTreble Lines
Hoplodrina alsinesUncertain
Hoplodrina blandaRustic
Hoplodrina ambiguaVine’s Rustic
Spodoptera exiguaSmall Mottled Willow (M)
Platyperigea kadeniiClancy’s Rustic (M)
Paradrina clavipalpisPale Mottled Willow

Stiriinae
Panemeria tenebrataSmall Yellow Underwing

Heliothinae
Pyrrhia umbraBordered Sallow
Helicoverpa armigeraScarce Bordered Straw (M)
Heliothis peltigeraBordered Straw (M)

Eustrotiinae
Protodeltote pygargaMarbled White Spot

Chloephorinae
Bena bicoloranaScarce Silver-lines
Pseudoips prasinanaGreen Silver-lines
Nycteola revayanaOak Nycteoline

Pantheinae
Colocasia coryliNut-tree Tussock

Plusiinae – Silver Ys, Golden Ys, Gems & Brasses
Chrysodeixis chalcitesGolden Twin-spot (M)
Trichoplusia niNi Moth (M)
Diachrysia chrysitisBurnished Brass (M)
Plusia festucaeGold Spot
Autographa gammaSilver Y (M)
Autographa pulchrinaBeautiful Golden Y
Syngrapha interrogationisScarce Silver Y (M)
Abrostola triplasiaDark Spectacle
Abrostola tripartita Spectacle

Catocalinae – Red Underwings
Catocala nuptaRed Underwing
Minucia lunaris Lunar Double-stripe (M)
Callistege mi Mother Shipton
Euclidia glyphicaBurnet Companion

Ophiderinae
Scoliopteryx libatrixHerald

Rivulinae
Rivula sericealisStraw Dot
Parascotia fuliginariaWaved Black (M)

Hypeninae – Snouts
Hypena crassalisBeautiful Snout
Hypena proboscidalisSnout
Hypena rostralisButtoned Snout (NSb)

Herminiinae – Fan-foots
Zanclognatha tarsipennalisFan-foot
Herminia grisealis Small Fan-foot
Trisateles emortualisOlive Crescent (M)

2 responses to “Lepidoptera (Moths)

  1. Pingback: New Moths Section Added « Wild Hastings

  2. As Promised here are the records I have that need added to the list above,

    1. Nola aerugula – Scarce Black Arches (3/07/10 @ TQ798103)
    http://www.flickr.com/search/groups/?w=1274211%40N23&m=pool&q=scarce+black+arches
    At moth trap in back garden (old house)
    2. Trisateles emortualis – Olive Crecent (30/06/2010 @ TQ798103)
    http://www.flickr.com/search/groups/?m=pool&w=1274211%40N23&q=olive+crescent
    At moth trap in back garden (old house)
    3. Odontosia carmelita – Scarce Prominent (26/04/2011 @ TQ793096)
    http://www.flickr.com/search/groups/?m=pool&w=1274211%40N23&q=scarce+prominent
    Found on Patio, not in moth trap (new house)
    4. Apamea unanimis – Small Clouded Brindle (02/06/2011 @ TQ793096)
    http://www.flickr.com/search/groups/?m=pool&w=1274211%40N23&q=small+clouded+brindle
    Moth Trap (have had several of these since.
    5. Apamea anceps – Large Nutmeg (13/05/2011 @ TQ793096)
    http://www.flickr.com/search/groups/?m=pool&w=1274211%40N23&q=large+nutmeg
    Moth Trap
    6. Apamea remissa – Dusky Brocade (01/06/2011 @ TQ793096)
    http://www.flickr.com/search/groups/?m=pool&w=1274211%40N23&q=dusky+brocade
    Moth trap (have had loads since)
    7. Callimorpha dominula – Scarlet Tiger (05/07/2011 @ TQ779103)
    http://www.flickr.com/search/groups/?m=pool&w=1274211%40N23&q=scarlet+tiger
    Found dayflying at Combe Haven SSSI outside Redgeland Wood area.

    I hope I didn’t miss any of these on the list, if I did sorry about it. I also found an interesting moth at Combe Haven, got one crap partial photo before it flew away so its not posted anywhere. It was a Dotted Fan Foot – Macrochilo cribrumalis (05/07/2011 @ TQ774098)
    Will be happy to send you the photo to look at, but I think its unmistakable 🙂

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