Distribution Updates

Altenia scriptella

Altenia scriptella
Photo: Oliver Wadsworth

County

National distribution at a Vice County (VC) level for each species can be found on the Moths Count website - see http://www.mothscount.org/text/108/micro_moth_distribution_maps.html. This is not being updated at present so if more detailed and up to date information on the VC status of any Gelechiid species is required please contact the Gelechiid Recording Scheme organiser (details in Contacts above).

Information relating to new Vice County records and significant updates of historical records are published annually in the Entomologist’s Record and Journal of Variation, Microlepidoptera Review, by Tony Davis and George Tordoff. The references for more recently published Reviews (post MBGBI Vol 4 (2)) are shown below.

  • 2001 Vol. 114: 276 - 277
  • 2002 Vol. 115: 263 - 265
  • 2003 Vol. 116: 205 - 207
  • 2004 Vol. 117: 243 - 245
  • 2005 Vol. 118: 255 - 256
  • 2006 Vol. 119: 253 - 255
  • 2007 Vol. 121: 24 - 25
  • 2008 Vol. 121: 276 – 277
  • 2009 Vol. 122: 244 - 245
  • 2010 Vol. 123: 264 - 265
  • 2011 Vol. 124: 263 - 266
  • 2012 Vol. 125: 219 - 221
  • 2013 Vol. 126: 210 - 212
  • 2014 Vol. 127: 249 - 250
  • 2015 Vol. 128: 293 - 295
  • 2016 Vol. 129: 265 - 290
  • 2017 Vol. 130: 281 - 307

A few VC records shown on the maps in the Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland Vol 4 (2) have subsequently been found to be incorrect or were added in error. These are:

  • Gelechia turpella (VC5)
  • Scrobipalpa artemisiella (VC100)
  • Caryocolum proxima (VC66)
  • The map for Aristotelia subdecurtella (page 100) is the wrong map, the species only having been noted from a few sites in East Anglia