Flying Tonight Early August (Week 31) – Micros

The following is a list of the 50 micro moths most commonly reported between 2003 and 2017 in week 31, early August, 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
Blastobasis adustella 41.002 873 1905
Agriphila straminella 63.093 1304 1787
Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.08 1293 1550
Ectoedemia heringella 4.088 36a 1533
Plutella xylostella (Diamond Backed Moth) 18.001 464 1422
Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) 49.039 998 1128
Cameraria ohridella (Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner) 15.089 366a 1109
Crambus perlella 63.088 1302 1082
Endotricha flammealis (Rosy Tabby) 62.077 1424 1040
Pleuroptya ruralis (Mother of Pearl) 63.038 1405 614
Eudonia mercurella 63.074 1344 509
Parapoynx stratiotata (Ringed China-mark ) 63.117 1348 435
Parapoynx stratiotata 49.109 937 368
Pediasia contaminella 63.109 1323 366
Anania hortulata (Small Magpie) 63.025 1376 304
Anania coronata 63.018 1378 280
Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Brown House Moth) 28.01 647 231
Nomophila noctuella (Rush Veneer) 63.052 1398 224
Emmelina monodactyla (Common Plume) 45.044 1524 211
Cydia splendana 49.341 1260 204
Carcina quercana 31.001 658 193
Helcystogramma rufescens 35.031 868 192
Donacaula forficella 63.121 1329 187
Bryotropha terrella 35.04 787 187
Celypha striana 49.161 1063 184
Acrobasis advenella 62.035 1439 182
Acentria ephemerella (Water Veneer) 63.115 1331 180
Synaphe punctalis 62.07 1414 170
Pandemis heparana (Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix) 49.026 972 167
Acleris forsskaleana 49.062 1036 152
Epermenia chaerophyllella 47.005 483 147
Oncocera semirubella (Rosy-striped Knot-horn) 62.021 1441 140
Cataclysta lemnata (Small China-mark) 63.116 1354 136
Agriphila tristella 63.089 1305 133
Celypha lacunana 49.166 1076 124
Eudonia lacustrata 63.067 1338 124
Ostrinia nubilalis (European Corn Borer) 63.028 1375 114
Spilonota ocellana (Bud Moth) 49.224 1205 110
Acleris variegana (Garden Rose Tortrix) 49.077 1048 109
Eucosma cana 49.265 1201 100
Blastobasis lacticolella 41.003 874 100
Achroia grisella (Lesser Wax Moth) 62.005 1426 99
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Beautiful Plume) 45.01 1497 91
Crassa unitella 28.014 642 90
Pandemis cerasana (Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix) 49.025 970 83
Yponomeuta evonymella (Bird-cherry Ermine) 16.001 424 83
Lyonetia clerkella (Apple Leaf Miner) 21.001 263 81
Clepsis consimilana 49.038 994 80
Cydia pomonella (Codling Moth) 49.338 1261 80
Cochylimorpha straminea 49.097 936 79

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

Taxon RES B&S Total number 2003 – 17
Epiblema foenella 49.288 1183 78
Archips podana (Large Fruit-tree Tortrix ) 49.013 977 78
Phycita roborella 62.029 1452 75
Phyllonorycter leucographella (Firethorn Leaf Miner) 15.053 332a 75
Hypsopygia glaucinalis (Double-striped Tabby) 62.076 1415 73
Pyrausta aurata 63.006 1361 72
Crambus pascuella (Inlaid Grass-veneer) 63.081 1294 69
Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 1334 64
Cochylis atricapitana 49.139 966 62
Endrosis sarcitrella (White-shouldered House-moth) 28.009 648 62
Udea ferrugalis (Rusty Dot Pearl) 63.031 1395 58
Sciota adelphella 62.017 1447a 56
Yponomeuta padella (Orchard Ermine) 16.002 425 55
Borkhausenia fuscescens 28.012 644 54
Clepsis spectrana (Cyclamen Tortrix) 49.037 993 54
Phyllonorycter coryli 15.064 342 52
Notocelia uddmanniana (Bramble Shoot Moth) 49.294 1175 50
Agriphila inquinatella (Barred Grass-veneer) 63.09 1306 49
Cochylis hybridella 49.136 965 48
Hypsopygia costalis (Gold Triangle ) 62.075 1413 47
Euzophera pinguis (Ash-bark Knot-horn) 62.048 1470 46
Paraswammerdamia nebulella 16.02 441 46
Cochylis molliculana 49.138 964a 43
Homoeosoma sinuella 62.054 1481 41
Catoptria pinella (Pearl Grass-veneer) 63.099 1313 39
Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 688 38
Catoptria falsella 63.102 1316 38
Argyresthia goedartella 20.012 411 38
Argyresthia pruniella (Cherry Fruit Moth) 20.021 420 37
Phycitodes binaevella 62.058 1483 36
Pandemis corylana (Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix ) 49.024 969 36
Pyrausta purpuralis 63.007 1362 36
Yponomeuta malinellus (Apple Ermine ) 16.003 426 35
Agonopterix alstromeriana (Brown-spot Flat-body) 32.031 695 35
Aphomia sociella (Bee Moth) 62.001 1428 35
Acrobasis suavella 62.036 1438 34
Ypsolopha scabrella 17.005 455 33
Ditula angustiorana (Red-barred Tortrix) 49.004 1010 33
Parornix devoniella 15.029 304 32
Bryotropha affinis 35.047 779 32
Limnaecia phragmitella 34.004 898 32
Scoparia subfusca 63.062 1332 31
Udea prunalis (Dusky Pearl) 63.034 1390 31
Udea olivalis 63.037 1392 31
Calamotropha paludella 63.079 1292 30
Lozotaeniodes formosana 49.04 1001 29
Apotomis betuletana 49.15 1093 29
Pammene fasciana 49.367 1236 28
Pyrausta despicata 63.005 1365 28
Pyralis farinalis (Meal Moth) 62.072 1417 27
Lobesia abscisana 49.183 1108 27
Monopis weaverella 12.037 228 27
Evergestis forficalis (Garden Pebble) 63.057 1356 27
Callisto denticulella 15.022 310 26
Merrifieldia baliodactylus (Dingy White Plume ) 45.034 1512 25
Aethes smeathmanniana 49.12 947 24
Epinotia nisella 49.255 1138 24
Schoenobius gigantella 63.12 1328 23
Mompha epilobiella 40.01 893 23
Elophila nymphaeata (Brown China-mark ) 63.114 1345 23
Agapeta zoegana 49.11 938 23
Caloptilia rufipennella 15.006 284 23
Teleiodes vulgella 35.141 765 23
Phyllonorycter acerifoliella 15.084 362 22
Yponomeuta cagnagella (Spindle Ermine) 16.004 427 22
Evergestis extimalis 63.058 1357 21
Acrobasis marmorea 62.037 1440 21
Aphelia paleana (Timothy Tortrix ) 49.031 989 21
Epiblema scutulana 49.285 1184 21
Zeiraphera isertana 49.26 1165 20
Eucosma hohenwartiana 49.266 1200 20
Yponomeuta plumbella 16.007 430 20
Orthotelia sparganella 19.001 470 20
Bryotropha domestica 35.038 789 19
Acleris hastiana 49.08 1053 19
Chilo phragmitella 63.077 1290 18
Aphomia zelleri 62.002 1429 18
Batia lunaris 28.015 640 18
Caloptilia stigmatella 15.01 288 18
Phyllonorycter spinicolella 15.049 329 18
Ethmia bipunctella 33.006 720 18
Ypsolopha dentella (Honeysuckle Moth ) 17.003 453 18
Dichomeris marginella (Juniper Webber ) 35.022 862 18
Yponomeuta padella/malinellus (Orchard/Apple Ermine) #N/A #N/A 17
Eucosma obumbratana 49.264 1202 17
Grapholita janthinana 49.359 1245 17
Eupoecilia angustana 49.111 954 17
Cnephasia longana 49.057 1016 17
Acleris laterana/comariana #N/A #N/A 16
Stenoptilia pterodactyla (Brown Plume) 45.012 1509 16
Cosmopterix pulchrimella 34.009 896b 16
Agonopterix arenella 32.017 697 15
Myelois circumvoluta (Thistle Ermine ) 62.042 1458 15
Rhopobota naevana (Holly Tortrix) 49.223 1159 15
Crocidosema plebejana 49.261 1157 15
Eulamprotes atrella 35.081 731 15
Yponomeuta rorrella (Willow Ermine) 16.005 428 15
Swammerdamia caesiella 16.015 437 15
Agriphila selasella 63.092 1303 15
Moitrelia obductella 62.013 1444 15
Agriphila geniculea 63.095 1309 14
Bactra lancealana 49.194 1111 14
Eucosma conterminana 49.275 1192 14
Phyllonorycter corylifoliella 15.052 332 13
Lathronympha strigana 49.345 1219 13
Scythropia crataegella (Hawthorn Moth) 25.001 450 13
Swammerdamia pyrella 16.017 438 13
Tachystola acroxantha (Ruddy Streak) 28.024 656 13
Phyllonorycter esperella 15.065 343 12
Recurvaria leucatella 35.157 758 12
Coptotriche marginea 10.003 125 12
Tinea trinotella 12.033 247 12
Acrobasis repandana 62.034 1436 12
Eupoecilia ambiguella (Vine Moth ) 49.112 955 12
Hedya nubiferana (Marbled Orchard Tortrix ) 49.156 1083 12
Eudemis profundana 49.144 1113 12
Epinotia brunnichana 49.231 1155 12
Ancylis achatana 49.215 1115 12
Ectoedemia septembrella 4.078 42 12
Phyllonorycter blancardella 15.046 326 12
Phyllonorycter nicellii 15.081 359 11
Gypsonoma dealbana 49.279 1169 11
Brachmia blandella 35.028 866 11
Scrobipalpa costella 35.123 819 11
Bactra robustana 49.197 1112 11
Platytes alpinella 63.112 1325 11
Aleimma loeflingiana 49.06 1032 10
Metzneria lappella 35.056 724 10
Crambus lathoniellus 63.086 1301 10
Rhodophaea formosa 62.024 1445 10
Eudonia pallida 63.075 1336 10
Thiodia citrana 49.219 1204 10
Adoxophyes orana (Summer Fruit Tortrix) 49.041 999 10
Monochroa palustrellus 35.073 737 10
Blastodacna hellerella 39.001 905 10
Argyresthia brockeella 20.011 410 10
Epinotia immundana 49.24 1136 10
Aethes rubigana 49.128 946 9
Adela reaumurella (Green Long-horn) 7.006 150 9
Pammene regiana 49.375 1234 9
Cochylis dubitana 49.137 964 9
Grapholita funebrana 49.357 1247 9
Argyresthia trifasciata 20.005 409a 9
Stigmella microtheriella 4.01 111 9
Argyresthia bonnetella 20.022 421 9
Paraswammerdamia albicapitella 16.019 440 9
Acleris holmiana 49.061 1037 9
Ethmia quadrillella 33.002 719 9
Hedya pruniana (Plum Tortrix) 49.157 1082 9
Sitochroa palealis 63.014 1370 8
Phyllocnistis saligna 15.09 367 8
Cryptoblabes bistriga 62.007 1433 8
Archips xylosteana (Variegated Golden Tortrix) 49.015 980 8
Evergestis limbata 63.059 1356a 8
Marasmarcha lunaedactyla (Crescent Plume) 45.023 1495 8
Teleiodes luculella 35.143 774 8
Stigmella plagicolella 4.042 67 8
Monopis imella 12.04 231 8
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 1011 8
Teleiopsis diffinis 35.146 776 7
Acleris kochiella 49.085 1050 7
Gracillaria syringella 15.014 293 7
Nephopterix angustella 62.032 1465 7
Monopis laevigella (Skin Moth) 12.036 227 7
Stigmella incognitella 4.053 78 7
Alucita hexadactyla (Twenty-plume Moth) 44.001 1288 7
Oidaematophorus lithodactyla (Dusky Plume) 45.037 1523 7
Acrobasis consociella 62.038 1437 7
Apodia bifractella 35.06 730 6
Parornix anglicella 15.028 303 6
Bucculatrix nigricomella 14.002 266 6
Euspilapteryx auroguttella 15.016 297 6
Pexicopia malvella (Hollyhock Seed Moth) 35.032 809 6
Eudonia truncicolella 63.073 1340 6
Epagoge grotiana 49.005 1006 6
Agonopterix kaekeritziana (Straw Flat-body) 32.026 698 6
Agonopterix purpurea 32.009 691 6
Gypsonoma sociana 49.281 1168 6
Cochylidia implicitana 49.132 956 6
Phyllonorycter rajella 15.067 345 6
Hypatima rhomboidella 35.018 858 6
Epinotia abbreviana 49.234 1150 6
Anania crocealis 63.022 1385 6
Anarsia lineatella (Peach Twig Borer) 35.019 857 6
Clavigesta purdeyi (Pine Leaf-mining Moth) 49.304 1207 6
Gelechia senticetella 35.099 801a 6
Cynaeda dentalis 63.056 1359 6
Monopis obviella 12.038 229 6
Acleris aspersana 49.078 1043 6
Caryocolum blandella 35.133 832 5
Ypsolopha parenthesella 17.01 460 5
Scoparia basistrigalis (Base-lined Grey) 63.063 1334a 5
Pediasia aridella 63.11 1324 5
Eucosma tripoliana 49.272 1193 5
Phtheochroa inopiana 49.092 921 5
Galleria mellonella (Wax Moth ) 62.006 1425 5
Phyllocnistis unipunctella 15.092 368 5
Aethes cnicana 49.127 945 5
Phyllonorycter klemannella 15.082 360 5
Ypsolopha sequella 17.012 462 5
Dolicharthria punctalis 63.05 1399 5
Ancylosis oblitella 62.053 1467 5
Phyllonorycter scabiosella 15.077 355 5
Enarmonia formosana (Cherry Bark Moth) 49.2 1216 5
Psyche casta 11.012 186 5
Prays fraxinella (Ash Bud Moth) 22.002 449 5
Pyrausta nigrata 63.009 1366 5
Neofriseria peliella 35.087 798 5
Eucosma campoliliana 49.269 1197 5
Yponomeuta malinellus/cagnagella #N/A #N/A 5
Caloptilia semifascia 15.012 290 5
Rhyacionia pinicolana 49.306 1211 4
Bactra furfurana 49.195 1110 4
Stathmopoda pedella 42.002 877 4
Bucculatrix maritima 14.003 267 4
Nymphula nitidulata (Beautiful China-mark ) 63.118 1350 4
Adaina microdactyla (Hemp Agrimony Plume ) 45.043 1517 4
Bryotropha senectella 35.046 782 4
Agdistis bennetii (Saltmarsh Plume) 45.001 1488 4
Athrips mouffetella 35.085 762 4
Epinotia solandriana 49.233 1156 4
Coleophora galbulipennella 37.092 551 4
Parachronistis albiceps 35.161 756 4
Piniphila bifasciana 49.18 1079 4
Gypsonoma aceriana 49.283 1167 4
Batia lambdella 28.017 641 4
Agonopterix scopariella 32.011 704 4
Notocelia roborana 49.295 1178 4
Pempelia genistella 62.022 1443 4
Vitula biviella 62.061 1478b 4
Catoptria verellus 63.103 1317 4
Apotomis turbidana 49.149 1092 3
Pammene aurita 49.376 1233 3
Coleophora saturatella 37.042 545 3
Digitivalva pulicariae 19.01 472 3
Coleophora limoniella 37.003 488 3
Agonopterix subpropinquella 32.015 692 3
Rhyacionia buoliana (Pine Shoot Moth ) 49.305 1210 3
Anerastia lotella 62.069 1432 3
Gymnancyla canella 62.043 1464 3
Aroga velocella 35.094 796 3
Udea lutealis 63.033 1388 3
Ancylis badiana 49.214 1126 3
Mompha subbistrigella 40.008 892 3
Dioryctria sylvestrella 62.025 1454b 3
Pterophorus pentadactyla (White Plume Moth ) 45.03 1513 3
Cochylis roseana 49.134 962 3
Argyresthia albistria 20.023 422 3
Lyonetia prunifoliella 21.002 262 3
Coleophora trifolii (Large Clover Case-bearer ) 37.033 516 3
Metalampra italica 28.008 624a 3
Acleris cristana 49.076 1054 3
Bisigna procerella 28.001 639 3
Dioryctria abietella (Dark Pine Knot-horn) 62.028 1454 3
Evergestis pallidata 63.06 1358 3
Metzneria metzneriella 35.058 726 3
Celypha cespitana 49.164 1067 3
Coleophora salicorniae 37.108 588 2
Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella 15.075 353 2
Phyllonorycter tristrigella 15.078 356 2
Acleris schalleriana 49.073 1047 2
Mompha sturnipennella 40.009 891 2
Acleris sparsana 49.069 1041 2
Coleophora serratella 37.015 493 2
Pempelia palumbella 62.023 1442 2
Agonopterix propinquella 32.016 696 2
Phyllonorycter lantanella 15.051 331 2
Stigmella aceris 4.012 102 2
Gypsonoma minutana 49.278 1171 2
Dioryctria simplicella 62.027 1455 2
Gypsonoma Oppressana 49.28 1170 2
Archips rosana (Rose Tortrix ) 49.016 981 2
Anania lancealis 63.017 1377 2
Tinea pellionella (Case-bearing Clothes Moth) 12.027 240 2
Eucosma pupillana 49.277 1199 2
Opostega salaciella 5.001 119 2
Zelleria hepariella 16.01 435 2
Coleophora alcyonipennella (Small Clover Case-bearer) 37.035 517 2
Gillmeria pallidactyla (Yarrow Plume ) 45.008 1504 2
Coleophora hemerobiella 37.039 523 2
Anania perlucidalis 63.02 1380 2
Mompha raschkiella 40.015 883 2
Aspilapteryx tringipennella 15.015 294 2
Bohemannia pulverosella 4.071 40 2
Phyllonorycter lautella 15.073 351 2
Agonopterix liturosa 32.008 709 2
Roeslerstammia erxlebella 13.002 447 2
Celypha rosaceana 49.162 1064 2
Leucoptera laburnella (Laburnum Leaf Miner) 21.004 254 2
Agonopterix nervosa 32.03 706 2
Cydia fagiglandana 49.342 1259 2
Agonopterix yeatiana 32.035 714 2
Calybites phasianipennella 15.017 296 2
Phyllonorycter tenerella 15.037 318 2
Eudonia lineola 63.071 1341 2
Caloptilia populetorum 15.003 281 2
Anania verbascalis 63.023 1382 2
Choreutis pariana (Apple Leaf Skeletonizer) 48.007 389 2
Aglossa pinguinalis (Large Tabby ) 62.074 1421 2
Pandemis cinnamomeana 49.023 971 2
Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae 15.043 323 2
Bedellia somnulentella 24.001 264 2
Oinophila v-flava (Yellow V Moth ) 12.046 277 2
Metzneria neuropterella 35.054 727 2
Acleris rhombana (Rhomboid Tortrix) 49.07 1042 2
Oegoconia caradjai 27.002 871a 1
Dyseriocrania subpurpurella 2.001 6 1
Mirificarma mulinella 35.093 792 1
Grapholita compositella 49.347 1241 1
Eudonia lacustrata 63.067 BF1338 1
Stigmella sakhalinella 4.006 113 1
Crambus silvella 63.082 1296 1
Cnaemidophorus rhododactyla (Rose Plume ) 45.022 1496 1
Coleophora peribenanderi 37.093 559 1
Stigmella salicis 4.035 68 1
Scoparia pyralella 63.066 1333 1
Stigmella speciosa 4.056 65 1
Epinotia caprana 49.229 1154 1
Acrolepia autumnitella 19.014 476 1
Cydia amplana 49.343 1262 1
Phtheochroa sodaliana 49.094 923 1
Dichrorampha petiverella 49.321 1273 1
Depressaria radiella (Parsnip Moth) 32.036 672 1
Epiblema costipunctana 49.289 1187 1
Swammerdamia compunctella 16.018 439 1
Dioryctria schuetzeella 62.026 1454a 1
Epinotia trigonella 49.23 1151 1
Monochroa lucidella 35.071 736 1
Agonopterix assimilella 32.024 702 1
Acrocercops brongniardella 15.019 313 1
Syncopacma larseniella/cinctella #N/A #N/A 1
Nematopogon schwarziellus 7.012 141 1
Ethmia dodecea 33.001 718 1
Notocelia incarnatana 49.296 1179 1
Phyllocnistis xenia 15.093 369 1
Cosmopterix zieglerella 34.005 894 1
Cochylimorpha alternana 49.098 935 1
Cacoecimorpha pronubana (Carnation Tortrix) 49.03 985 1
Epinotia cruciana (Willow Tortrix ) 49.238 1147 1
Stigmella obliquella 4.038 70 1
Hedya ochroleucana 49.158 1084 1
Pelochrista caecimaculana 49.263 1188 1
Prays peregrina 22.005 449b 1
Recurvaria nanella 35.156 757 1
Heliozela resplendella 6.004 156 1
Mompha lacteella 40.003 887 1
Acompsia cinerella 35.026 855 1
Rhopobota stagnana 49.221 1161 1
Tinea semifulvella 12.032 246 1
Acleris literana 49.087 1061 1
Homoeosoma nebulella 62.055 1480 1
Phycitodes saxicola 62.059 1484 1
Caloptilia robustella 15.009 287 1
Bucculatrix bechsteinella 14.012 275 1
Phyllonorycter maestingella 15.063 341 1
Epinotia bilunana 49.254 1133 1
Eucosma fulvana 49.267 1200b 1
Alabonia geoffrella (Common Tubic) 28.022 652 1
Psychoides filicivora 12.048 200 1
Stigmella anomalella (Rose Leaf Miner ) 4.015 92 1
Yponomeuta irrorella 16.006 429 1
Bucculatrix cristatella 14.001 265 1
Ptocheuusa paupella 35.061 748 1
Spatalistis bifasciana 49.058 1034 1
Coleophora albitarsella 37.032 515 1
Phyllonorycter trifasciella 15.083 361 1
Merrifieldia leucodactyla (Thyme Plume) 45.033 1510 1
Phyllonorycter harrisella 15.034 315 1
Ancylis comptana 49.205 1116 1
Stigmella floslactella 4.032 75 1
Elachista maculicerusella 38.039 609 1
Aethes margaritana 49.118 948 1
Metzneria aprilella 35.059 727a 1
Falseuncaria degreyana 49.141 961 1
Endothenia quadrimaculana 49.193 1104 1
Anarsia spartiella 35.02 856 1
Phyllonorycter messaniella 15.04 321 1
Epinotia ramella 49.249 1134 1
Ypsolopha ustella 17.011 461 1
Mompha propinquella 40.004 888 1