Portland Moths and Butterflies

Below are the Moths and Butterflies I have recorded on the Isle of Portland since 30 May 17.

(Species of real interest in Pink)

Butterflies / Caterpillars

Butterfly Species recorded as of 6 Jul 18 is 29


57.001 BF1532 Dingy Skipper, Erynnis tages
First recorded - 10 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry)

57.006 BF1526 Small SkipperThymelicus sylvestris
First recorded - 17 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry)

57.007 BF1528 Lulworth SkipperThymelicus acteon 

57.007 BF1528 Lulworth SkipperThymelicus acteon
First recorded - 25 Jun 17 (Bumpers Lane)

57.009 BF1531 Large SkipperOchlodes sylvanus
First recorded - 10 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry)

58.006 BF1549 Large WhitePieris brassicae
First recorded - 20 Jun 17 (Wakeham)


58.007 BF1550 Small WhitePieris rapae
First recorded - 10 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry)

58.008 BF1551 Green-veined WhitePieris napi
First recorded - 3 Jun 17 (Wakeham)


58.010 BF1545 Clouded YellowColias croceus
First recorded -  10 Aug 17 (The Fleet)

59.003 BF1614 Speckled Wood, Pararge aegeria
First recorded - 9 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry)


59.002 BF1615 Wall BrownLasiommata megera
First Recorded - 27 Jul 17 (Rufus Castle)

59.005 BF1627 Small HeathCoenonympha pamphilus
First recorded - 17 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry)

59.009 BF1629 RingletAphantopus hyperantus

59.009 BF1629 RingletAphantopus hyperantus
First Recorded - 24 Jun 17 (Bumpers Lane)

59.010 BF1626 Meadow BrownManiola jurtina

59.010 BF1626 Meadow BrownManiola jurtina
First recorded - 9 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry)

59.011 BF1625 GatekeeperPyronia tithonus
First recorded - 2 Jul 17 (South West Coast path)

59.012 BF1620 Marbled WhiteMelanargia galathea

59.012 BF1620 Marbled WhiteMelanargia galathea
First recorded - 17 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry)

59.013 BF1621 Grayling, Hipparchia semele
First Recorded - 27 Jun 18 (Tout Quarry)

59.013 BF1621 GraylingHipparchia semele

59.023 BF1590 Red AdmiralVanessa atalanta
First recorded - 30 May 17 (Wakeham)

59.024 BF1591 Painted LadyVanessa cardui
First recorded- 9 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry)

59.026 BF1597 PeacockAglais io
First Recorded 22 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

59.027 BF1593 Small TortoiseshellAglais urticae (Image Here)
First Recorded - 21 Jun 17 (Verne Common)


59.029 BF1594 Large TortoiseshellNymphalis polychloros (Image Here)

First Recorded - 6 Jul 18 (Bottom Combe Quarry)

59.031 BF1598 CommaPolygonia c-album
First recorded - 17 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

61.001 BF1561 Small CopperLycaena phlaeas
First recorded - 2 Jul 17 (South West Coast path)

61.010 BF1569 Small BlueCupido minimus
First Recorded - 21 Aug 17 (St Andrew's Church)

61.012 BF1580 Holly BlueCelastrina argiolus
First recorded - 17 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

61.014 BF1571 Silver-studded Blue, Plebejus argus
First Recorded - 25 Jun 18 (Broadcroft Quarry Butterfly Reserve)

61.014 BF1571 Silver-studded Blue, Plebejus argus

61.018 BF1574 Common BluePolyommatus icarus

61.018 BF1574 Common BluePolyommatus icarus
First recorded - 10 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry)


61.019 BF1576 Adonis Blue, Polyommatus bellargus
First Recorded - 21 Aug 17 (Bumpers Lane)

61.020 BF1575 Chalk Hill BluePolyommatus coridon
First recorded - 10 Jul 17 (Rufus Castle)



Butterfly Caterpillars

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Moths / Caterpillars

Moth Species recorded as of 4 Jul 18 is now:- 114

Systematic List Here

Micropterigidae

1.004 BF4 Micropterix aruncella, White-barred Gold
First Recorded - 20 Jun 18 - (Church Ope Cove)


1.004 BF4 Micropterix aruncellaWhite-barred Gold

1.004 BF4 Micropterix aruncellaWhite-barred Gold

Hepialidae

3.002 BF17 Korscheltellus lupulina, Common Swift
First Recorded - 4 Jun 18 (Wakeham)

Adelidae

Adelinae

7.001 BF148 Yellow-barred Long-horn Moth, Nemophora degeerella
First Recorded - 1 Jun 18 (Portland Bill)

7.006 BF150 Adela reaumurella, Green-longhorn Moth
First Recorded - 10 May 18 (Rufus Castle steps)

Gracillariidae

Gracillariinae

15.002 BF280 Caloptilia cuculipennella, Feathered Slender
First Recorded - 19 Feb 18 (Wakeham)

Lithocolletinae

15.053 BF332a Phyllonorycter leucographellaFirethorn Leaf Miner
First Recorded - 14 Aug 17 (Wakeham)

Ypsolophidae

Plutellidae

18.001 BF464 Plutella xylostella, Diamond-backed Moth
First Recorded - 1 Jun 18 (Portland Bill)

Glyphipterigidae

Glyphipteriginae

19.003 BF396 Glyphipterix fuscoviridella, Plain Fanner
First Recorded - 19 Jun 18 (Mermaid Track)

19.003 BF396 Glyphipterix fuscoviridellaPlain Fanner

Oecophoridae

Oecophorinae

28.009 BF648 Endrosis sarcitrellaWhite-shouldered House-moth
First recorded - 3 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

28.024 BF656 Tachystola acroxantha, Ruddy Streak
 First recorded - 14 Jun 17 (Wakeham)


Ethmiidae

Ethmiinae

33.001 BF718 Ethmia dodeceaDotted Ermel
First recorded - 3 Jul 17 (Wakeham)


Gelechiidae

Elachistidae

38.004 BF610 Elachista argentella, Swan-feather Dwarf
First Recorded - 15 May 18 (St Andrew's Church)


Gelechiidae

Blastobasidae


41.002 BF873 Blastobasis adustellaDingy Dowd
First recorded - 23 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

Pterophoridae

Pterophorinae

45.004 BF1501 Platyptilia gonodactyla, Triangle Plume
First Recorded - 4 Jun 18 (Wakeham)

45.021 BF1507 Stenoptilia zophodactylusDowdy Plume
First Recorded - 11 Aug 17 (Wakeham)

45.030 BF1513 Pterophorus pentadactylaWhite Plume Moth
First recorded - 3 Jul 17 (Wakeham)


Choreutidae

Choreutinae


48.001 BF385 Anthophila fabricianaCommon Nettle-tap moth
First Recorded - 8 Jul 17 (Church Ope Cove)


Tortricidae

Tortricinae

49.077 BF1048 Acleris variegana, Garden Rose Tortrix
First Recorded - 4 Jun 18 (Wakeham)

49.025 BF970 Pandemis cerasanaBarred Fruit-tree Tortrix 
First recorded - 3 Jul 17 (Wakeham)


49.030 BF985 Cacoecimorpha pronubanaCarnation Tortrix
First Recorded - 11 Jul 17 (Rufus Castle)

49.039 BF998 Epiphyas postvittanaLight Brown Apple Moth
First recorded - 23 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

49.057 BF1016 Cnephasia longanaLong-winged Shade
First Recorded - 11 Aug 17 (Wakeham)

49.085 BF1050 Acleris kochiellaElm Button (Image Here)
First Recorded - 15 Aug 17 (Wakeham)

49.087 BF1061 Acleris literanaLichen Button
First Recorded - 7 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

49.112 BF955 Eupoecilia ambiguella, Vine Moth
First recorded - 24 May 18 (Church Ope Cove)


49.138 BF964a Cochylis molliculanaOx-tongue Conch
First Recorded - 3 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

 49.139 BF966 Cochylis atricapitanaBlack-headed Conch
First Recorded - 23 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

Olethreutinae

49.157 BF1082 Hedya prunianaPlum Tortrix
 First recorded - 14 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

49.324 BF1257 Cydia nigricana, Pea Moth
First Recorded - 18 Jun 18 (Pennsylvania Castle Wood)


49.354 BF1251 Grapholita jungiella, Vetch Piercer
First recorded 21 May 18 (Rufus Castle)

49.359 BF1245 Grapholita janthinana, Pale-bordered Piercer
First Recorded - 4 Jul 18 (Church Ope Cove)


Zygaenidae

Zygaeninae

54.008 BF169 Zygaena filipendulaeSix-Spot Burnet
First recorded - 17 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry)

54.010 BF170 Zygaena trifolii, Five-Spot Burnet
First Recorded - 2 Jul 18 (Bottom Combe Quarry)


Pyralidae

Galleriinae


62.001 BF1428 Aphomia sociella, Bee Moth
First Recorded - 4 Jun 18 (Wakeham)

Phycitinae


62.021 BF1441 Oncocera semirubella, Rosy-striped Knot-horn
First recorded - 23 Jul 17 (Wakeham)


62.042 BF1458 Myelois circumvolutaThistle Ermine

62.042 BF1458 Myelois circumvolutaThistle Ermine
 First recorded - 14 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

62.054 BF1481 Homoeosoma sinuellaTwin-barred Knot-horn
First recorded - 3 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

62.054 BF1481 Homoeosoma sinuellaTwin-barred Knot-horn


Crambidae

Pyraustinae

63.006 BF1361 Pyrausta aurata, Mint moth
First Recorded - 8 Jul 17 (Church Ope Cove)

63.016 BF1386 Anania fuscalisCinerous Pearl
 First recorded - 14 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

63.025 BF1376 Anania hortulataSmall Magpie moth
First Recorded - 11 Jul 17 (St Andrew's Church)

Spilomelinae


63.031 BF1395 Udea ferrugalisRusty Dot Pearl
First recorded - 23 Jul 17 (Wakeham)


63.052 BF1398 Nomophila noctuellaRush Veneer
 First recorded - 22 Jun 17 (Church Ope Cove)

Odontiinae

63.056 BF1359 Cynaeda dentalisStarry Pearl

63.056 BF1359 Cynaeda dentalisStarry Pearl
 First recorded - 14 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

Glaphyriinae

63.057 BF1356 Evergestis forficalis, Garden Pebble
First Recorded - 4 Jun 18 (Wakeham)

63.057 BF1356 Evergestis forficalisGarden Pebble

Crambinae

63.080 BF1293 Chrysoteuchia culmellaGarden Grass-veneer
 First recorded - 14 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

63.086 BF1301 Crambus lathoniellus, Hook-streak Grass-veneer
First Recorded - 10 Jun 18 (Broadcroft Pools)

Lasiocampidae

Malacosomatinae

66.003 BF1634 Malacosoma neustriaThe Lackey
First recorded - 23 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

Lasiocampinae

66.007 BF1637 Lasiocampa quercusOak Eggar (female)

66.007 BF1637 Lasiocampa quercusOak Eggar (female)
First recorded - 11 Aug 17 (Wakeham)

Sphingidae

Macroglossinae

69.010 BF1984 Macroglossum stellatarumHummingbird Hawk-moth
 First recorded - 3 Jun 17 (Wakeham)


69.016 BF1991 Deilephila elpenor, Elephant Hawk-moth
First recorded - 3 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

69.017 BF1992 Deilephila porcellusSmall Elephant Hawk-moth
First Recorded - 23 Jul 17 (Wakeham)


Geometridae

Sterrhinae

70.013 BF1702 Idaea biselata, Small Fan-footed Wave
First recorded - 8 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

70.016 BF1713 Idaea aversataRiband Wave
First recorded - 3 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

70.029 BF1682 Timandra comaeBlood-vein
First Recorded - 5 Aug 17 (St Andrew's Church)

Larentiinae

70.055 BF1726 Xanthorhoe quadrifasiataLarge Twin-spot Carpet
First recorded  - 14 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

70.061 BF1738 Epirrhoe alternataCommon Carpet
First recorded - 23 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

Larentiinae

70.070 BF1745 Larentia clavariaThe Mallow
First recorded  - 29 Oct 17 (Wakeham)

70.097 BF1764 Dysstroma truncataCommon Marbled Carpet
First recorded  - 14 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

70.144 BF1860 Pasiphila rectangulata, Green Pug
First Recorded - 4 Jun 18 (Wakeham)

70.126 BF1781 Horisme vitalbataSmall Waved Umber
First recorded - 23 Jul 17 (Wakeham)


70.128 BF1784 Melanthia procellata, Pretty Chalk Carpet
First Recorded - 11 Aug 17 (Wakeham)


70.141 BF1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciataDouble-striped Pug
First recorded - 23 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

70.142 BF1858 Chloroclystis v-ata, The V-Pug
First Recorded - 4 Jun 18 (Wakeham)

70.142 BF1858 Chloroclystis v-ataThe V-Pug

70.144 BF1860 Pasiphila rectangulata, Green Pug
First recorded - 24 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

70.173 BF1825 Eupithecia centaureataLime-speck Pug
First recorded - 23 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

70.181 BF1821 Eupithecia valerianata, Valerian Pug
First Recorded - 4 Jun 18 (Wakeham)

70.190 BF1837 Eupithecia subfuscataGrey Pug
First recorded  - 14 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

70.212 BF1890 Macaria alternataSharp-angled Peacock
First recorded - 23 Jul 17 (Wakeham)


Ennominae

70.226 BF1906 Opisthograptis luteolataBrimstone Moth
First recorded  - 14 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

70.237 BF1917 Selenia dentaria, Early Thorn
First recorded - 24 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

70.258 BF1937 Peribatodes rhomboidariaWillow Beauty
First recorded  - 14 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

70.280 BF1958 Lomographa temerataClouded Silver
First recorded - 3 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

70.288 BF1945 Cleorodes lichenariaBrussels Lace
First recorded - 23 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

70.294 BF1968 Aspitates ochreariaYellow Belle 
First recorded - 17 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry)


Erebidae

Lymantriinae

72.012 BF2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoeaBrown-tail

72.012 BF2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoeaBrown-tail
First recorded - 3 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

Arctiinae

72.019 BF2061 Spilosoma luteaBuff Ermine
First recorded  - 14 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

72.020 BF2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda, White Ermine
First Recorded - 4 Jun 18 (Wakeham)

72.026 BF2057 Arctia cajaGarden Tiger
First recorded  - 21 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

72.027 BF2058 Arctia villica, Cream-spot Tiger Moth
First Recorded - 1 Jun 18 (Portland Bill)



72.029 BF2068 Callimorpha dominula, Scarlet Tiger
First Recorded - 30 Jun 18 (Tout Quarry)

72.030 BF2067 Euplagia quadripunctariaJersey Tiger
First Recorded - 5 Aug 17 (St Andrew's Church)

72.035 BF2037 Miltochrista miniataRosy Footman
First recorded - 23 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

72.044 BF2044 Eilema griseolaDingy Footman
First recorded - 23 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

72.046 BF2047 Eilema complanaScarce Footman

72.046 BF2047 Eilema complanaScarce Footman
First recorded - 23 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

Erebinae

72.083 BF2463 Euclidia glyphica, Burnet Companion
First Recorded - 10 Jun 18 (Broadcroft Quarry Butterfly Reserve)

72.084 BF2462 Euclidia miMother Shipton
First recorded - 31 May 17 (Wakeham)


Noctuidae

Plusiinae

73.015 BF2441 Autographa gammaSilver Y
First recorded - 30 May 17 (Wakeham)

Acronictinae

73.045 BF2289 Acronicta rumicisKnot Grass
First recorded - 14 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

Metoponiinae

73.048 BF2397 Panemeria tenebrataSmall Yellow Underwing
First recorded - 11 Aug 17 (Wakeham)

Amphipyrinae

73.062 BF2297 Amphipyra pyramideaCopper Underwing
First recorded - 11 Aug 17 (Wakeham)

73.062 BF2297 Amphipyra pyramideaCopper Underwing

73.062 BF2297 Amphipyra pyramideaCopper Underwing

Bryophilinae

73.084 BF2293 Bryophila domesticaMarbled Beauty
First Recorded - 9 Oct 17 (Wakeham)


73.085 BF2295 Nyctobrya muralisMarbled Green
First Recorded - 11 Aug 17 (Wakeham)

73.085 BF2295 Nyctobrya muralisMarbled Green


Xyleninae

73.096 BF2381 Hoplodrina octogenariaThe Uncertain
First recorded - 14 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

73.113 BF2306 Phlogophora meticulosa, Angle Shades
First recorded 20 May 18 (Bumpers Lane)

73.120 BF2352 Eremobia ochroleucaDusky Sallow
First recorded - 23 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

73.131 BF2353 Luperina testaceaFlounced Rustic
First Recorded - 11 Aug 17 (Wakeham)

73.147 BF2345 Photedes minimaSmall Dotted Buff
First recorded - 23 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

 73.158 BF2334 Apamea sordens, Rustic Shoulder-knot
First recorded - 14 Jun 17 (Wakeham)


73.162 BF2321 Apamea monoglypha, Dark Arches
First recorded  - 24 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

73.169 BF2343 Mesapamea secalisCommon Rustic
First recorded  - 11 Aug 17 (Wakeham)

73.216 BF2318 Cosmia trapezinaThe Dun-bar
First recorded - 23 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

73.235 BF2255 Polymixis licheneaFeathered Ranunculus
First recorded - 29 Oct 17 (Wakeham)

Hadeninae

73.290 BF2192 Mythimna conigeraBrown-line Bright-eye
First recorded - 23 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

73.291 BF2199 Mythimna pallensCommon Wainscot
First recorded - 14 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

73.293 BF2198 Mythimna impuraSmoky Wainscot (Top left)
First recorded  - 24 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

73.300 BF2202 Mythimna l-albumL-album Wainscot (Bottom Right)
First recorded  - 24 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

Noctuinae

73.317 BF2089 Agrotis exclamationisHeart & Dart
First recorded - 8 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

73.320 BF2088 Agrotis clavisHeart & Club (Image Here)
First recorded  - 24 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

73.325 BF2092 Agrotis putaShuttle-shaped Dart
First recorded - 14 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

73.328 BF2098 Axylia putrisThe Flame
First recorded  - 24 Jun 17 (Wakeham)

73.334 BF2123 Diarsia rubi, Small Square-spot
First Recorded - 4 Jun 18 (Wakeham)

73.342 BF2107 Noctua pronubaLarge Yellow Underwing 
First recorded - 3 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

73.345 BF2109 Lesser Yellow UnderwingNoctua comes

73.345 BF2109 Lesser Yellow UnderwingNoctua comes (wings extended)
First recorded - 3 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

73.357 BF2134 Xestia xanthographaSquare-spot Rustic
First Recorded - 11 Aug 17 (Wakeham)

73.359 BF2126 Xestia c-nigrumSetaceous Hebrew Character
First recorded - 14 Jun 17 (Wakeham)


Also recorded but species unknown, unconfirmed.

Crambinae sp. (More Info Here)
First Recorded - 9 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry)

Common/Lesser Common Rustic agg
First recorded - 3 Jul 17 (Wakeham)

Dark/Grey Dagger agg
First recorded - 23 Jul 17 (Wakeham)


Acleris Notana/ferrugana
First Recorded - 1 Jun 18 (The Bill)


Moth Caterpillars

 The Lackey
First recorded - 31 May 17 (Wakeham)

The Lackey 

The Lackey 
16 May 18 (Hut Fields)

5 or 6 spot Burnet Moth
First recorded - 10 Jun 17 (Broadcroft Quarry)


Oak Eggar
First recorded - 16 Jun 17 (Rufus Castle)

Brown-tail Moth
First recorded - 24 Apr 18 (Top Fields)

Magpie Moth, Abraxas grossulariata
First Recorded - 7 Jun 18 (Church Ope Cove)

Magpie Moth, Abraxas grossulariata

The Mullein, Cucullia verbasci
First Recorded - 16 Jun 18 (St Andrew's Church)

Small Eggar, Eriogaster lanestris
First Recorded - 11 Jun 18 (Radipole RSPB Reserve)

Small EggarEriogaster lanestris

Drinker Moth, Euthrix potatoria
First Recorded - 11 Jun 18 (Radipole RSPB Reserve)

Garden Tiger moth, Arctia caja
First Recorded - 11 Jun 18 (Radipole RSPB Reserve)

Light Brown Apple Moth, Epiphyas postvittana
First recorded - 4 Jul 18 (Penn's Weare)

Light Brown Apple MothEpiphyas postvittana