Flying Tonight December (Weeks 49 – 52) – Micros

The following is a list of the 20 micro moths most commonly reported between 2003 and 2017 in weeks 49 – 52, December, 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 7936
Phyllonorycter messaniella 15.04 321 1128
Phyllonorycter leucographella (Firethorn Leaf Miner) 15.053 332a 549
Acrocercops brongniardella 15.019 313 360
Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) 49.039 998 299
Stigmella aurella 4.045 50 240
Phyllonorycter coryli 15.064 342 172
Lyonetia clerkella (Apple Leaf Miner) 21.001 263 76
Phyllonorycter platani 15.041 321a 67
Stigmella suberivora 4.057 85 64
Udea ferrugalis (Rusty Dot Pearl) 63.031 1395 60
Coptotriche marginea 10.003 125 58
Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae 15.043 323 52
Stigmella microtheriella 4.01 111 49
Phyllonorycter joannisi 15.085 363 47
Plutella xylostella (Diamond Backed Moth) 18.001 464 46
Acleris sparsana 49.069 1041 46
Ectoedemia quinquella 4.087 36 38
Phyllonorycter cerasicolella 15.05 330 38
Ectoedemia intimella 4.082 25 33

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

Taxon RES B&S Total number 2003 – 17
Ectoedemia subbimaculella 4.09 38 30
Phyllonorycter lantanella 15.051 331 30
Phyllonorycter spinicolella 15.049 329 27
Phyllonorycter acerifoliella 15.084 362 26
Emmelina monodactyla (Common Plume) 45.044 1524 24
Endothenia gentianaeana 49.186 1097 21
Parornix anglicella 15.028 303 20
Crocidosema plebejana 49.261 1157 19
Luffia ferchaultella 11.009 185 18
Stigmella plagicolella 4.042 67 15
Limnaecia phragmitella 34.004 898 14
Argyresthia trifasciata 20.005 409a 13
Dahlica lichenella (Lichen Case-bearer) 11.005 179 12
Eudonia angustea 63.069 1342 11
Ectoedemia septembrella 4.078 42 11
Depressaria radiella (Parsnip Moth) 32.036 672 10
Phyllonorycter nicellii 15.081 359 10
Phyllonorycter tristrigella 15.078 356 9
Stigmella salicis 4.035 68 9
Acleris cristana 49.076 1054 9
Phyllonorycter schreberella 15.074 352 9
Parornix devoniella 15.029 304 8
Metzneria lappella 35.056 724 8
Phyllonorycter tenerella 15.037 318 8
Acleris hastiana 49.08 1053 7
Ectoedemia rubivora 4.097 31 7
Gracillaria syringella 15.014 293 7
Alucita hexadactyla (Twenty-plume Moth) 44.001 1288 6
Lozotaenia forsterana 49.029 1002 6
Mompha subbistrigella 40.008 892 6
Scrobipalpa costella 35.123 819 6
Stigmella anomalella (Rose Leaf Miner ) 4.015 92 5
Acleris schalleriana 49.073 1047 5
Ypsolopha ustella 17.011 461 5
Phyllocnistis unipunctella 15.092 368 5
Phyllonorycter quercifoliella 15.039 320 5
Coleophora argentula 37.102 563 5
Endrosis sarcitrella (White-shouldered House-moth) 28.009 648 5
Coleophora lineolea 37.038 522 5
Bucculatrix bechsteinella 14.012 275 4
Monopis obviella 12.038 229 4
Psyche casta 11.012 186 4
Stigmella aceris 4.012 102 4
Caloptilia rufipennella 15.006 284 3
Acleris ferrugana/notana #N/A #N/A 3
Endothenia marginana 49.188 1099 3
Phyllonorycter scopariella 15.061 340 3
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Beautiful Plume) 45.01 1497 3
Blastobasis lacticolella 41.003 874 3
Coleophora alticolella 37.073 584 3
Phyllocnistis citrella 15.0931 366b 3
Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 688 2
Acrolepia autumnitella 19.014 476 2
Mompha epilobiella 40.01 893 2
Phyllonorycter blancardella 15.046 326 2
Epinotia tenerana (Nut Bud Moth) 49.248 1139 2
Taleporia tubulosa 11.006 181 2
Tinea pellionella (Case-bearing Clothes Moth) 12.027 240 2
Tortricodes alternella 49.044 1025 2
Blastobasis adustella 41.002 873 2
Phyllonorycter rajella 15.067 345 2
Ectoedemia argyropeza 4.085 23 2
Stigmella viscerella 4.019 95 2
Coleophora albicosta 37.063 544 1
Lampronia fuscatella 9.006 138 1
Exapate congelatella 49.043 1026 1
Phyllonorycter froelichiella 15.08 358 1
Nomophila noctuella (Rush Veneer) 63.052 1398 1
Heliozela sericiella 6.003 154 1
Agonopterix scopariella 32.011 704 1
Ypsolopha mucronella 17.001 451 1
Phyllonorycter harrisella 15.034 315 1
Agonopterix arenella 32.017 697 1
Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Brown House Moth) 28.01 647 1
Agonopterix alstromeriana (Brown-spot Flat-body) 32.031 695 1
Stigmella ruficapitella 4.06 84 1
Stigmella catharticella 4.014 98 1
Phyllonorycter ulicicolella 15.06 339 1
Coleophora laricella (Larch Case-bearer) 37.066 526 1
Stigmella tityrella 4.034 77 1
Monopis crocicapitella 12.039 230 1
Phyllonorycter trifasciella 15.083 361 1
Exoteleia dodecella 35.159 760 1
Narycia duplicella 11.002 175 1
Syncopacma polychromella 35.009 850 1
Stigmella atricapitella 4.061 83 1