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Updates to The Moths of Essex (last updated 17 July 2005)
(This page contains notable records made since the publication of The moths of Essex)

20 Ectoedemia decentella North Chingford (TQ3993), 27 July 2004 (B. Pateman). Second post-1990 site
36a
Ectoedemia heringella Great Horkesley (TL9631), 29 March 2005 (A. Prichard). Mines on evergreen oak. New to Essex
102
Stigmella aceris East Ham N.R. (TQ4283), 30 October 2003 (C.W. Plant). New to Essex
122
Opostega spatulella Writtle College (TL6807), 25 May 2005 (B. Goodey). First British record since 1877
127
Emmetia angusticollella Jaywick (TM1312), 13 October 2004 (J. Young). Second vc19 record
174
Triangle Larva in a north-east Essex woodland, 18 September 2004 (P. Winter)
233
Monopis fenestratella Stanway (TL9425), 10 June (D. Owen, B. Goodey). New to Essex

285 Caloptilia azaleella Woodford Green (TQ4192), 1 August 2003 (R. Barfoot). Third Essex record
296
Calybites phasianipennella Epping Forest, 24 and 25 August (T. Green). Second and third records

366a Cameraria ohridella Waltham Abbey (TL3801), larvae 24 September 2004 (M. Hanson); Epping Forest, Whipps Cross (TQ3888), larvae 1 October 2004 (R. Barfoot); Hylands Park (TL6804), larvae 3 November 2004 (M. Hanson); Writtle College (TL6707), 5 November 2004 (M. Heywood). New to Essex
371
Lunar Hornet Moth Maldon, 26 June 2005 (S. Wood)
394
Glyphipterix forsterella Epping Forest, 8 June 2005 (D. Perry, T. Green). New to Essex
397
Glyphipterix thrasonella Epping Forest, Copley Plain, ten adults on 15 June (T. Green, D. Perry). First county record since 1986.
399
Tinagma balteolella Beckton, 17 May (C.W. Plant). New to Essex
487
Metriotes lutarea Stanway (TL9425), 20 May (D. Owen). Second post-1990 site

517
Coleophora alcyonipennella All records for this species are withdrawn apart from the following, which have been checked by dissection and by reference to a recent paper (Gibbs, 2004):
VC18 Grays (TQ6078), 2 June 1981 (D.J.L. Agassiz); Hitchcocks Meadows N.R. (TL7804), 6 June 1998 (B. Goodey)
VC19 Saffron Walden (TL5437), 16 August 1987 to 2 August 1992 (A.M. Emmet, D. Gibbs); Fingringhoe Wick N.R. (TM0419), 22 July 1989 (B. Goodey); Wendens Ambo (TL5437), 14 June 1992 to 28 July 1992 (A.M. Emmet, D. Gibbs); Colchester (TM0126), 3 August 1990 to 13 July 1996 (B. Goodey) ; Daws Hall N.R. (TL8836), 31 July 1992 (B. Goodey); Markshall Estate (TL8426), 26 June 1994 (B. Goodey); Jaywick (TM1312), 9 August 2001 and 8 June 2004 (J. Young, B. Goodey); Layer Wood, Tiptree (TL9118), May 2004 (D. Owen, B. Goodey)

539
Coleophora conspicuella Woodford Green (TQ4192), 7 August 2004 (Robin Barfoot, Brian Goodey). First post-1985 record.
590
Perittia obscurepunctella Chigwell Row (TQ4793), 11 April 2005 (M. Townsend, B. Goodey). First record since 1982
671
Depressaria ultimella Layer-de-la-Haye (TL9619), 30 April 2005 (P. Pyke, B. Goodey). Fourth county record
689
Agonopterix ciliella Dovercourt, 22 July (G. Gibson). First post-1990 record.
724
Metzneria lappella Threshers Bush (TL5010), larvae 30 January 2005; Epping Forest, Furze Ground (TQ4398), larvae 31 January 2005 (T. Green, D. Perry). First recent VC18 records
736
Monochroa lucidella Stanway, 30 July 2004 (D. Owen, B. Goodey). Second post-1990 record
742
Monochroa lutulentella Stanway, 16 June 2004 (D. Owen, B. Goodey). The only other recent record was Saffron Walden in 1991
816
Scrobipalpa obsoletella Jaywick (TM1312), 18 August 2001 (J. Young, B. Goodey). Second post-1990 site
825
Phthorimaea operculella Jaywick, 13 August 2004 (J. Young). Second county record
907
Dystebenna stephensi Stour Wood 2004 (TM1931), 16 July (T. Davies). New to vc19
968
Cochylis nana Woodford Green, 27 May 2005 (R. Barfoot); Epping Forest, 11 June 2005 (T. Green). Second and third post-1980 records
982
Commophila aeneana Canvey Island, 17 June 2005 (D. Down). First recent VC18 record
1047
Acleris schalleriana Woodford Green (TQ4192), three, 6 to 19 January 2004 (R. Barfoot, B. Goodey). Third post-1990 site
1146
Epinotia rubiginosana Markshall Estate (TL8426), 28 May 1999 (B. Goodey) New to Essex
1208 Pseudococcyx posticana Woodford Green, 2 May 2005 (R. Barfoot). Fourth county record; new to VC18
1771a
Cypress Carpet Woodford Green (TQ4192), 6 November 2004 (R. Barfoot). New to Essex; Little Oakley (TM2129), 1 July 2005 (G. Slater). New to vc19
1198
Eucosma pauperana Epping Forest, 1 May 2004 (T. Green). Third post-1990 site
1208
Pseudococcyx posticana Woodford Green (TQ4192), 2 May 2005 (R. Barfoot). Fourth County record
1225
Pammene obscurana Epping Forest (TQ4398), 28 May 2004 (T. Green; J. Clifton). First record since 1983.
1227
Pammene gigantiana Epping Forest, 10 March 2004 and Magdalen Laver, 31 March 2004 (T. Green). Third and fourth post-1990 records.
1262
Cydia amplana Dovercourt, 7 August (C. Gibson). New to Essex
1374a Scleroconus acutellus Rayleigh, 14 June 2005 (W. & B. Doughty). Second county record
1753
Striped Twin-spot Carpet Felsted (TL6920), 18 May 2004 (G. Geen). Second county record; new to vc19.
1761
Autumn Green Carpet Jaywick(TM1312), 2 October 2002 (J. Young). First Essex record since 1970
1903
Barred Umber Fobbing, 14 June (R.J. Hills). First Essex record since 1981.
2131
Square-spotted Clay Freewood, ElmD. (TL4739) larva found resting on a dead stem of common nettle at 20.47hrs, 15 March 2004 (R. Field, P. Waring et al); Langley Upper Green, two larvae feeding on nettle, 17 March 2004 (E. Ponting); G.hall, six between 1 and 6 August (P. Jenner). Confirmed as an Essex resident.
2223
Toadflax Brocade Dovercourt, numerous adults in 2004 (C. Gibson); Kirby-le-Soken, 2005 (P. Bergdahl; Woodford Green, three in 2005 (R. Barfoot).
2236
Pale Pinion Great Dunmow, 9 April 2004 (D. Perry); G.hall, 29 April 2004 (P. Jenner); Epping Forest, 6 May 2004 (T. Green, D. Perry). Third - fifth county records and the first since pre-1903. New to vc19
2260
Dotted Chestnut Epping Forest (TQ4398), 21 March 2005 (T. Green). Fourth county record
2291
Coronet Walton-on-Naze, 7 August (R. Arthur). First confirmed record since 1986.
2317
White-spotted Pinion Langenhoe (TM0117), larva, 25 May 2004 (P. Waring, H. Owen). First breeding record. Langenhoe, larva 25 May (P. Waring et al); adults 7 and 17 August (Hugh Owen); Brightlingsea, 14 August (David Scott)
2323
Reddish Light Arches Magdalen Laver, 4 July (T. Green, D. Perry). Third post-1990 record.
2396
Rosy Marbled Canvey Island, 20 June 2005 (D. Down)
2447
Scarce Silver Y Frinton-on-Sea, 5 August (B. Lock); Magdalen Laver, 14 August (T. Green). Third & fourth post-1990 records.
2357
Large Ear Kirby-le-Soken (TM2222), 7 August 2003 (P. Bergdahl, B. Goodey). Third Essex record
2465
Four-spotted Many sites in north west Essex in the Littlebury, Stumps Cross, Stethall, Chesterford areas during 2004 to 2005, including one yielding 100 adults on 23 June 2005 (C.W. Plant); Coggeshall, (TL8222), 2004.
2494
Clay Fan-foot Canvey Island, 6 August (G. Bailey, D. Down). First record since mid-1970s.
2495
Olive Crescent Two at a new locality in south Essex

References
Gibbs, D. 2004. Coleophora frischella (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae) confirmed as a British species. Entomologistís Gazette 55: 73 - 80.