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Gloucestershire Moth Species Gains and Losses

Since 2000 there has been a big increase in the amount of moth-recording in the county, resulting in the addition of a number of species to the county list. Some of these gains really are new residents, no doubt some have been resident for much longer but without being recorded before 2000, and some are migrants or adventives not previously recorded here. At least one 'gain' has resulted from the checklist addition of a species previously regarded as the same as another resident species. NB The lists below are subject to occasional revision to apply corrections and updates based on additional records and reports.

In spite of the increased recording, a number of species previously recorded or reported from the county have not been found here since 2000. Some of these are significant losses of resident species. Others, migrants or adventives rather than former residents, are of less significance but are included here.

It should be noted that a few of the 'losses' could be the result of misidentifications, particularly for some of the historical records. A few historical records were regarded as unconfirmed but the species has been found here since 2000; such 'gains' have not been included. The UK checklist addition of a species found in Glos. in recent years, Delplanqueia inscriptella, and almost certainly previously recorded here incorrectly as Delplanqueia dilutella, is not treated as a gain of D. inscriptella (nor as a loss of D. dilutella).

Nomenclature and ordering follows the Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the British Isles (Agassiz, Beavan and Heckford, 2013, with subsequent additions and amendments) in which only scientific names are used for most of the micro-moths.

UK national status data for our resident macro-moths was updated in 2019 and published in the Atlas of Britain and Ireland's Larger Moths; this uses IUCN regional Red List categories. The status of micro-moths was updated in January 2012 in Butterfly Conservation Report No. S12-02, which uses earlier Red Data Book and Scarce categories. In the list below Rare, Scarce (A) & Scarce (B) ratings have been included for macros based on the recorded number of 10Km squares in 2000-2016: up to 15, 16-30 and 31-100 respectively.

158 species first recorded since 2000
YearABH No.Scientific nameCommon nameUK Status
202072.006Hypena obsitalisBloxworth SnoutLC Scarce (B)
20194.083Ectoedemia hannoverellapRDB3
15.093Phyllocnistis xeniaNb
34.005Cosmopterix zieglerellaNb
35.0191Anarsia innoxiellaUnknown
41.005Blastobasis rebeliAdventive
47.002Phaulernis dentellaNa
62.010Elegia similellaNb
62.025Dioryctria sylvestrellaNb
73.082Cryphia algaeTree-lichen BeautyLC
201871.001Thaumetopoea processioneaOak ProcessionaryScarce (B) Migrant colonist
73.137Arenostola phragmitidisFen WainscotLC
20174.073Bohemannia auriciliellapRDB1
49.067Acleris abietanaNa
49.350Grapholita caecanapRDB3
52.007Synanthedon culiciformisLarge Red-belted ClearwingLC Scarce (B)
62.020Etiella zinckenellaMigrant
63.042Diplopseustis perieresalisMigrant
73.059Calophasia lunulaToadflax BrocadeLC
73.223Dryobota labeculaOak RusticLC Scarce (B)
73.300Mythimna l-albumL-album WainscotLC
20164.0351Stigmella sp. (as yet unnamed)
20154.084Ectoedemia turbidellapRDB3
15.0931Phyllocnistis citrellaAdventive
35.098Gelechia scotinellapRDB2
49.268Eucosma parvulanaUnknown
63.058Evergestis extimalisLocal
70.102Coenotephria salicataStriped Twin-spot CarpetLC
74.002Meganola albulaKent Black ArchesLC
201411.005Dahlica lichenellaLichen Case-bearerNa
37.082Coleophora asterisNa
38.028Elachista alpinellaNb
38.045Elachista utonellaNb
49.033Aphelia viburnanaBilberry TortrixCommon
49.169Celypha aurofascianaNa
62.039Apomyelois bistriatellaNb
72.030Euplagia quadripunctariaJersey TigerLC
72.076Catocala fraxiniClifden NonpareilLC
20135.001Opostega salaciellaLocal
20.007Argyresthia cupressellaCypress Tip MothLocal
22.004Prays oleaeAdventive
35.129Caryocolum viscariellaNb
40.006Mompha jurassicellaNa
47.004Epermenia aequidentellusNa
49.003Sparganothis pillerianaNa
49.032Zelotherses unitanaNa
49.3445Thaumatotibia leucotretaFalse Codling MothAdventive
63.0609Noorda moringaeAdventive
70.154Eupithecia pygmaeataMarsh PugLC
20124.064Trifurcula headleyellapRDB2
4.088Ectoedemia heringellaNb
22.003Prays ruficepsCommon
28.008Metalampra italicaMigrant
37.081Coleophora therinellaNb
38.049Elachista stabilellaNb
39.006Chrysoclista lathamellapRDB2
47.003Epermenia insecurellaBAP pRDB2
49.053Cnephasia pumicanaCereal TortrixLocal
49.212Ancylis apicellaNb
49.378Pammene ochsenheimerianapRDB2
70.139Martania taeniataBarred CarpetLC Scarce (B)
72.0252Antichloris viridisSatin StowawayAdventive
73.083Bryophila raptriculaMarbled GreyRare Migrant
201115.087Phyllonorycter comparellaNa
37.108Coleophora salicorniaeNb
38.034Elachista orstadiipRDB3
45.027Oxyptilus laetusScarce Light PlumeMigrant
48.005Tebenna micalisMigrant
70.017Idaea degenerariaPortland Ribbon WaveLC Scarce (B)
201035.061Ptocheuusa paupellaLocal
35.127Tuta absolutaAdventive
49.086Acleris logianaLocal
49.211Ancylis myrtillanaLocal
63.054Cydalima perspectalisAdventive
63.046Duponchelia fovealisMigrant
20094.063Stigmella roborellaCommon
15.007Caloptilia azaleellaAzalea Leaf MinerLocal
35.064Argolamprotes micellaNb
35.099Gelechia senticetellaNb
37.019Coleophora trigeminellaNa
37.035Coleophora alcyonipennellaClover Case-bearerLocal
49.020Argyrotaenia ljungianaCommon
49.138Cochylis molliculanaLocal
70.217Macaria brunneataRannoch LooperLC
20084.036Stigmella myrtillellaLocal
4.072Bohemannia quadrimaculellaNb
4.096Ectoedemia arcuatellaNa
37.034Coleophora frischellaNb
49.366Pammene obscuranaNa
49.365Pammene albuginanaLocal
49.356Grapholita lobarzewskiiNa
20074.079Ectoedemia atrifrontellaUnknown
15.011Caloptilia falconipennellaNb
49.054Cnephasia genitalanaLocal
49.082Acleris hyemanaLocal
63.100Catoptria margaritellaLocal
70.083Thera cupressataCypress CarpetLC
20064.024Stigmella magdalenaeLocal
4.040Stigmella assimilellaLocal
7.004Nemophora fasciellaBAP Na
9.006Lampronia fuscatellaNb
35.105Gelechia nigraNa
49.329Cydia illutanapRDB3
49.361Pammene ignoratapRDB2
69.007Sphinx pinastriPine Hawk-mothLC
20052.002Paracrania chrysolepidellaLocal
4.049Stigmella aeneofasciellaNb
15.089Cameraria ohridellaCommon
28.005Denisia albimaculeapRDB3
30.002Agnoea subochreellaNb
35.140Caryocolum kroesmanniellapRDB1
49.206Ancylis upupanaNb
49.330Cydia conicolanaNb
20044.062Stigmella samiatellaLocal
16.008Yponomeuta sedellaLocal
28.024Tachystola acroxanthaLocal
35.023Dichomeris ustalellapRDB1
38.024Elachista poaeNb
45.002Agdistis meridionalisCliff PlumeNa
49.261Crocidosema plebejanaLocal
49.343Cydia amplanaMigrant
73.304Leucania loreyiCosmopolitanMigrant
20032.005Eriocrania salopiellaLocal
4.058Stigmella basiguttellaCommon
4.091Ectoedemia heringiLocal
12.035Niditinea striolellaNb
16.018Swammerdamia compunctellaNa
28.027Aplota palpellusBAP pRDB2
35.073Monochroa palustrellusNb
48.003Prochoreutis sehestedianaNb
49.351Grapholita lunulanaNb
73.023Plusia putnamiLempke's Gold SpotLC
73.257Anarta myrtilliBeautiful Yellow UnderwingLC
20024.008Stigmella glutinosaeLocal
20.005Argyresthia trifasciataLocal
32.011Agonopterix scopariellaLocal
35.053Isophrictis striatellaNb
40.007Mompha bradleyiNb
49.141Falseuncaria degreyanapRDB2
49.272Eucosma tripolianaLocal
49.275Eucosma conterminanaLocal
63.044Diasemiopsis ramburialisMigrant
200115.041Phyllonorycter plataniLocal
49.229Epinotia capranaLocal
49.301Retinia resinellaPine Resin-gall MothNa
62.059Phycitodes saxicolaLocal
73.061Stilbia anomalaAnomalousBAP(R) VU
73.302Leucania obsoletaObscure WainscotLC
73.324Agrotis truxCrescent DartLC
73.356Xestia agathinaHeath RusticBAP(R) LC
74.012Earias insulanaEgyptian BollwormRare Adventive
20004.017Stigmella centifoliellaLocal
15.017Calybites phasianipennellaLocal
19.011Acrolepiopsis assectellaLeek MothLocal
37.042Coleophora saturatellapRDB3
49.220Rhopobota myrtillanaNb
69.0041Agrius cingulataPink-spotted Hawk-mothAdventive
73.297Mythimna albipunctaWhite-pointLC

95 species with last known year before 2000
* indicates approximate year from publication date
YearABH No.Scientific nameCommon nameUK Status
199949.008Philedone gerninganaLocal
62.014Pempeliella ornatellapRDB1
62.053Ancylosis oblitellaNb
70.050Xanthorhoe biriviataBalsam CarpetLC Scarce (B)
70.056Catarhoe cuculataRoyal MantleLC
72.072Eublemma ostrinaPurple MarbledMigrant
73.026Deltote unculaSilver HookLC
19989.004Lampronia morosaNb
49.181Lobesia occidentispRDB2
50.001Cossus cossusGoat MothBAP LC
19977.007Adela cuprellaLocal
15.059Phyllonorycter cavellaLocal
15.077Phyllonorycter scabiosellaBAP pRDB2
16.023Ocnerostoma piniariellaNb
19.004Glyphipterix equitellapRDB3
63.002Loxostege sticticalisMigrant
199629.003Dasystoma salicellaNb
70.288Cleorodes lichenariaBrussels LaceLC
73.259Polia bombycinaPale Shining BrownBAP EN Rare
199512.025Trichophaga tapetzellaTapestry MothpRDB3
70.035Cyclophora porataFalse MochaBAP LC Scarce (B)
199349.018Choristoneura hebenstreitellaLocal
198971.028Clostera pigraSmall Chocolate-tipLC Scarce (B)
73.277Sideridis reticulataBordered GothicBAP CR(PE) Rare
198870.170Eupithecia irriguataMarbled PugLC Scarce (B)
198649.148Apotomis lineanaNb
73.055Cucullia asterisStar-wortLC Scarce (B)
198412.014Nemaxera betulinellaNb
35.092Mirificarma lentiginosellaNa
63.1173Parapoynx crisonalisAdventive
197735.115Scrobipalpa nitentellaNb
197615.068Phyllonorycter distentellapRDB2
73.145Photedes fluxaMere WainscotLC
73.143Oria musculosaBrighton WainscotBAP CR(PE) Rare
73.322Agrotis vestigialisArcher's DartLC
197512.020Nemapogon variatellapRDB3
73.118Celaena haworthiiHaworth's MinorBAP(R) LC
197335.034Sitotroga cerealellaAngoumois Grain MothAdventive
197138.040Elachista trapeziellaNa
70.026Scopula ternataSmoky WaveLC
196937.004Coleophora albellapRDB1
196873.050Cucullia absinthiiWormwoodLC
73.310Dichagyris flammatraBlack CollarRare Migrant
196770.032Cyclophora albipunctataBirch MochaLC
196662.011Ortholepis betulaeNb
196570.030Cyclophora pendulariaDingy MochaBAP NT Scarce (A)
196473.025Deltote deceptoriaPretty MarbledRare Migrant
73.211Enargia paleaceaAngle-striped SallowLC
73.229Trigonophora flammeaFlame BrocadeLC Scarce (B)
73.289Mythimna pudorinaStriped WainscotLC
196335.139Caryocolum huebneriExtinct
49.146Apotomis semifascianaNb
196217.007Ypsolopha lucellaNa
196132.012Agonopterix atomellaBAP Na
49.258Zeiraphera rufimitranaNa
195949.360Pammene splendidulanaNb
195869.018Hippotion celerioSilver-striped Hawk-mothScarce (B) Migrant
195572.065Tathorhynchus exsiccataLevant BlackneckRare Migrant
195445.006Platyptilia isodactylusHoary PlumeNb
49.334Cydia cosmophoranaNb
73.260Polia hepaticaSilvery ArchesLC Scarce (B)
195372.034Utetheisa pulchellaCrimson SpeckledScarce (B) Migrant
73.057Cucullia lychnitisStriped LychnisBAP LC Scarce (B)
195273.031Tyta luctuosaFour-spottedBAP NT Scarce (B)
73.072Heliothis viriplacaMarbled CloverLC Scarce (B)
195063.051Antigastra catalaunalisMigrant
194273.199Jodia croceagoOrange UpperwingBAP CR(PE) Rare
194112.046Oinophila v-flavaYellow V MothpRDB2
193928.006Denisia augustellaExtinct
35.037Thiotricha subocelleaNb
49.232Epinotia maculanaNb
193832.022Agonopterix capreolellaBAP pRDB1
193743.007Scythris limbellapRDB3
193662.067Cadra cautellaDried Currant MothAdventive
193512.029Tinea flavescentellapRDB2
35.041Bryotropha desertellaNb
193112.009Dryadaula pactoliapRDB1
193062.071Pyralis lienigialispRDB2
192749.036Clepsis rurinanapRDB1
192620.013Argyresthia pygmaeellaCommon
35.062Psamathocrita osseellapRDB1
192572.064Lygephila craccaeScarce BlackneckEN Rare
192438.012Elachista obliquellaNb
192243.003Scythris fuscoaeneaExtinct
191235.083Xystophora pulveratellapRDB2
191049.093Phtheochroa schreibersianapRDB1
190970.0042Idaea inquinataRusty WaveAdventive
190773.203Lithophane furciferaConformistRE Rare Migrant
190532.043Depressaria sordidatellaNb
73.041Acronicta strigosaMarsh DaggerRE Rare Migrant
188863.0532Syllepte vagansAdventive
186673.178Leucochlaena oditisBeautiful GothicLC Scarce (B)
73.312Euxoa obeliscaSquare-spot DartLC Scarce (B)
1860* 70.129Anticollix sparsataDentated PugLC Scarce (B)
185270.291Siona lineataBlack-veined MothBAP CR Rare

44 species with last known (or all) reports undated but pre-2000
ABH No.Scientific nameCommon nameUK Status
4.070Trifurcula squamatellapRDB1
11.004Dahlica inconspicuellaLesser Lichen Case-bearerNa
12.002Tenaga nigripunctellaExtinct
12.043Haplotinea ditellaAdventive
15.037Phyllonorycter tenerellaLocal
20.003Argyresthia praecocellapRDB3
28.011Borkhausenia minutellapRDB1
32.028Agonopterix pallorellaNb
32.049Depressaria discipunctellaExtinct
37.054Coleophora currucipennellapRDB3
37.059Coleophora vibicellaBAP pRDB2
37.109Coleophora wockeellaBAP pRDB1
38.006Elachista collitellapRDB1
45.024Oxyptilus pilosellaeDownland PlumeExtinct
49.116Aethes willianaNb
49.140Cochylis pallidanaNa
49.152Apotomis sororculanaNb
49.189Endothenia pullanaNa
49.207Ancylis geminanaLocal
49.241Epinotia crenanapRDB2
54.001Jordanita globulariaeScarce ForesterNT Rare
62.002Lamoria zelleriNa
62.023Pempelia palumbellaLocal
62.056Homoeosoma nimbellapRDB2
63.011Uresiphita gilvataMigrant
63.043Diasemia reticularisMigrant
63.109Pediasia contaminellaNb
70.002Idaea muricataPurple-bordered GoldLC Scarce (B)
70.072Entephria caesiataGrey Mountain CarpetBAP(R) LC
70.266Alcis jubataDotted CarpetLC
70.293Aspitates gilvariaStraw BelleBAP EN Rare
70.295Perconia strigillariaGrass WaveLC
72.016Dicallomera fascelinaDark TussockLC
72.018Orgyia recensScarce VapourerBAP EN Rare
72.021Spilosoma urticaeWater ErmineLC Scarce (B)
72.060Hypenodes humidalisMarsh Oblique-barredLC
72.082Catocala promissaLight Crimson UnderwingBAP NT Scarce (A)
73.146Photedes captiunculaLeast MinorEN Scarce (A)
73.218Dicycla ooHeart MothBAP NT Rare
73.234Dasypolia templiBrindled OchreBAP(R) NT
73.299Mythimna litoralisShore WainscotLC
73.341Standfussiana lucerneaNorthern RusticLC
73.366Eugnorisma depunctaPlain ClayLC
74.001Meganola strigulaSmall Black ArchesLC Scarce (B)

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