Flying Tonight April (Weeks 14 – 17) – Micros

The following is a list of the 30 micro moths most commonly reported between 2003 and 2017 in week 14 – 17, April, with the most common first.  A list of other species recorded in smaller numbers is included at the end. This data is taken from the county moth recorders database and has not been fully verified. For more information about each species please visit UK Moths website.

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Taxon RES B&S Total number 2003 – 17 Distribution map & phenology,click to see large images
Ectoedemia heringella 4.088 36a 5775
Phyllonorycter messaniella 15.04 321 1451
Yponomeuta plumbella 16.007 430 1191
Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) 49.039 998 692
Emmelina monodactyla (Common Plume) 45.044 1524 512
Eriocrania semipurpurella 2.007 13 508
Coleophora serratella 37.015 493 375
Scrobipalpa instabilella 35.114 812 300
Agonopterix alstromeriana (Brown-spot Flat-body) 32.031 695 289
Luffia ferchaultella 11.009 185 278
Dyseriocrania subpurpurella 2.001 6 246
Elachista rufocinerea 38.038 608 245
Yponomeuta cagnagella (Spindle Ermine) 16.004 427 199
Phyllonorycter leucographella (Firethorn Leaf Miner) 15.053 332a 185
Cameraria ohridella (Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner) 15.089 366a 181
Eriocrania cicatricella 2.006 11 168
Diurnea fagella 29.001 663 168
Endrosis sarcitrella (White-shouldered House-moth) 28.009 648 164
Anthophila fabriciana (Nettle-Tap) 48.001 385 150
Coleophora lineolea 37.038 522 125
Stigmella aurella 4.045 50 112
Paracrania chrysolepidella 2.002 7 109
Eudonia angustea 63.069 1342 102
Agonopterix arenella 32.017 697 99
Adela reaumurella (Green Long-horn) 7.006 150 91
Eriocrania unimaculella 2.003 8 56
Alucita hexadactyla (Twenty-plume Moth) 44.001 1288 56
Eriocrania sangii 2.008 12 51
Epinotia abbreviana 49.234 1150 49
Yponomeuta rorrella (Willow Ermine) 16.005 428 45

Other species recorded in this week in smaller numbers (unverified data):

Taxon RES B&S Total number 2003 – 17
Psychoides filicivora 12.048 200 39
Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 688 38
Esperia sulphurella 28.019 649 38
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Beautiful Plume) 45.01 1497 35
Phyllonorycter tenerella 15.037 318 35
Nematopogon swammerdamella 7.015 140 34
Celypha lacunana 49.166 1076 33
Grapholita jungiella 49.354 1251 30
Stigmella suberivora 4.057 85 30
Elachista argentella 38.004 610 29
Phyllonorycter acerifoliella 15.084 362 28
Cydia ulicetana 49.325 1255 28
Agonopterix assimilella 32.024 702 27
Pyrausta aurata 63.006 1361 27
Grapholita internana 49.349 1242 26
Lathronympha strigana 49.345 1219 26
Gracillaria syringella 15.014 293 22
Incurvaria masculella 8.002 130 21
Pempelia genistella 62.022 1443 20
Caloptilia stigmatella 15.01 288 18
Psyche casta 11.012 186 18
Phyllonorycter esperella 15.065 343 18
Epermenia chaerophyllella 47.005 483 17
Epinotia immundana 49.24 1136 17
Pyrausta despicata 63.005 1365 17
Mompha epilobiella 40.01 893 16
Mompha subbistrigella 40.008 892 16
Teleiodes sequax 35.145 775 15
Bucculatrix nigricomella 14.002 266 15
Plutella xylostella (Diamond Backed Moth) 18.001 464 14
Depressaria daucella 32.039 670 14
Agonopterix purpurea 32.009 691 13
Metzneria aestivella 35.055 725 13
Aphomia sociella (Bee Moth) 62.001 1428 13
Endothenia gentianaeana 49.186 1097 13
Metzneria lappella 35.056 724 12
Phyllonorycter harrisella 15.034 315 12
Acleris cristana 49.076 1054 12
Cydia servillana 49.339 1256 12
Cochylis atricapitana 49.139 966 11
Semioscopis steinkellneriana 32.002 667 11
Depressaria radiella (Parsnip Moth) 32.036 672 11
Taleporia tubulosa 11.006 181 11
Aspilapteryx tringipennella 15.015 294 10
Acleris literana 49.087 1061 9
Coptotriche marginea 10.003 125 9
Ypsolopha mucronella 17.001 451 9
Acleris hastiana 49.08 1053 9
Agonopterix yeatiana 32.035 714 9
Coleophora paripennella 37.106 560 9
Agonopterix ocellana 32.007 701 9
Lampronia fuscatella 9.006 138 9
Coleophora lusciniaepennella 37.022 504 8
Caloptilia rufipennella 15.006 284 7
Agonopterix scopariella 32.011 704 7
Tinea pellionella (Case-bearing Clothes Moth) 12.027 240 7
Phyllonorycter maestingella 15.063 341 7
Semioscopis avellanella 32.001 666 7
Tortricodes alternella 49.044 1025 6
Syndemis musculana 49.028 986 6
Acleris ferrugana/notana #N/A #N/A 6
Endothenia marginana 49.188 1099 6
Elachista apicipunctella 38.032 602 6
Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Brown House Moth) 28.01 647 6
Agonopterix subpropinquella 32.015 692 6
Dahlica inconspicuella 11.004 177 6
Argyresthia cupressella (Cypress Tip Moth) 20.007 409b 5
Coleophora albitarsella 37.032 515 5
Aroga velocella 35.094 796 5
Pammene argyrana 49.363 1228 5
Phtheochroa rugosana 49.095 925 5
Coleophora laricella (Larch Case-bearer) 37.066 526 5
Mompha miscella 40.012 884 5
Yponomeuta padella (Orchard Ermine) 16.002 425 4
Caloptilia robustella 15.009 287 4
Cochylis roseana 49.134 962 4
Caloptilia falconipennella 15.011 289 4
Elachista atricomella 38.025 597 4
Coleophora solitariella 37.1 525 3
Acrolepiopsis assectella (Leek Moth) 19.011 473 3
Tinea trinotella 12.033 247 3
Limnaecia phragmitella 34.004 898 3
Coleophora pennella 37.065 549 3
Monopis obviella 12.038 229 3
Pammene giganteana 49.362 1227 3
Tachystola acroxantha (Ruddy Streak) 28.024 656 3
Acrolepia autumnitella 19.014 476 3
Mompha sturnipennella 40.009 891 3
Pseudoswammerdamia combinella 16.014 436 3
Tinagma ocnerostomella 26.001 398 3
Enarmonia formosana (Cherry Bark Moth) 49.2 1216 2
Ethmia bipunctella 33.006 720 2
Pleuroptya ruralis (Mother of Pearl) 63.038 1405 2
Agonopterix propinquella 32.016 696 2
Acrocercops brongniardella 15.019 313 2
Notocelia roborana 49.295 1178 2
Nomophila noctuella (Rush Veneer) 63.052 1398 2
Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae 15.043 323 2
Nematopogon metaxella 7.014 143 2
Caryocolum tricolorella 35.137 834 2
Zelleria hepariella 16.01 435 2
Ocnerostoma friesei 16.024 445 2
Cacoecimorpha pronubana (Carnation Tortrix) 49.03 985 2
Epichnopterix plumella 11.014 189 2
Evergestis forficalis (Garden Pebble) 63.057 1356 2
Clepsis consimilana 49.038 994 2
Platyptilia gonodactyla (Triangle Plume ) 45.004 1501 2
Acleris ferrugana 49.083 1044 2
Phyllocnistis xenia 15.093 369 2
Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 1334 2
Scrobipalpa costella 35.123 819 2
Pancalia leuwenhoekella 34.001 899 2
Apotomis capreana 49.151 1094 1
Narycia duplicella 11.002 175 1
Caloptilia semifascia 15.012 290 1
Phyllonorycter schreberella 15.074 352 1
Micropterix tunbergella 1.001 1 1
Epinotia solandriana 49.233 1156 1
Agonopterix alstromeriana 32.031 695 1
Digitivalva pulicariae 19.01 472 1
Parapoynx stratiotata (Ringed China-mark ) 63.117 1348 1
Eriocrania salopiella 2.005 10 1
Udea ferrugalis (Rusty Dot Pearl) 63.031 1395 1
Coleophora albicosta 37.063 544 1
Dahlica triquetrella 11.003 176 1
Stigmella hybnerella 4.03 99 1
Perittia obscurepunctella 38.001 590 1
Agonopterix umbellana 32.029 705 1
Hellinsia lienigianus (Mugwort Plume) 45.04 1518 1
Coleophora argentula 37.102 563 1
Notocelia uddmanniana (Bramble Shoot Moth) 49.294 1175 1
Coleophora binderella 37.03 512 1
Phyllonorycter nicellii 15.081 359 1
Phyllonorycter stettinensis 15.079 357 1
Argyresthia albistria 20.023 422 1
Batia lunaris 28.015 640 1
Pyrausta purpuralis 63.007 1362 1
Monopis crocicapitella 12.039 230 1
Acleris variegana (Garden Rose Tortrix) 49.077 1048 1
Coleophora gryphipennella 37.006 491 1
Phyllonorycter geniculella 15.086 364 1
Exoteleia dodecella 35.159 760 1
Caloptilia betulicola 15.005 283 1
Acleris notana 49.084 1045 1
Phyllonorycter klemannella 15.082 360 1
Ypsolopha ustella 17.011 461 1
Hedya pruniana (Plum Tortrix) 49.157 1082 1
Depressaria ultimella 32.04 671 1
Lozotaenia forsterana 49.029 1002 1
Acentria ephemerella (Water Veneer) 63.115 1331 1
Notocelia cynosbatella (Yellow-faced Bell) 49.292 1174 1
Phyllonorycter coryli 15.064 342 1
Pammene rhediella (Fruitlet Mining Tortrix ) 49.371 1239 1
Ancylis laetana 49.203 1123 1
Phyllonorycter dubitella 15.057 336 1
Ancylis unculana 49.21 1125 1
Lozotaeniodes formosana 49.04 1001 1
Gravitarmata margarotana 49.302 1207a 1
Tinea pallescentella (Large Pale Clothes Moth) 12.03 245 1
Helcystogramma rufescens 35.031 868 1
Tortrix viridana (Green Oak Tortrix) 49.059 1033 1
Archips crataegana (Brown Oak Tortrix) 49.014 979 1
Argyrotaenia ljungiana 49.02 974 1
Archips podana (Large Fruit-tree Tortrix ) 49.013 977 1
Agonopterix ciliella 32.019 689 1
Phyllonorycter trifasciella 15.083 361 1
Mirificarma mulinella 35.093 792 1
Argyresthia pruniella (Cherry Fruit Moth) 20.021 420 1
Acrobasis advenella 62.035 1439 1
Phyllonorycter tristrigella 15.078 356 1
Lyonetia clerkella (Apple Leaf Miner) 21.001 263 1
Incurvaria pectinea 8.001 129 1
Scrobipalpa acuminatella 35.109 822 1
Cnephasia incertana (Light Grey Tortrix ) 49.049 1024 1