Flying Tonight Early August (Week 32) – Micros

The following is a list of the 50 micro moths most commonly reported between 2003 and 2017 in week 32, 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 1819
Agriphila straminella 63.093 1304 1690
Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) 49.039 998 1589
Plutella xylostella (Diamond Backed Moth) 18.001 464 1260
Lyonetia clerkella (Apple Leaf Miner) 21.001 263 1151
Pleuroptya ruralis (Mother of Pearl) 63.038 1405 689
Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.08 1293 628
Endotricha flammealis (Rosy Tabby) 62.077 1424 583
Crambus perlella 63.088 1302 532
Parapoynx stratiotata (Ringed China-mark ) 63.117 1348 404
Leucoptera laburnella (Laburnum Leaf Miner) 21.004 254 402
Eudonia mercurella 63.074 1344 393
Nomophila noctuella (Rush Veneer) 63.052 1398 381
Emmelina monodactyla (Common Plume) 45.044 1524 379
Agriphila tristella 63.089 1305 365
Epermenia chaerophyllella 47.005 483 363
Pediasia contaminella 63.109 1323 325
Acrobasis advenella 62.035 1439 261
Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Brown House Moth) 28.01 647 231
Acentria ephemerella (Water Veneer) 63.115 1331 230
Bryotropha terrella 35.04 787 230
Phyllonorycter coryli 15.064 342 225
Agapeta hamana 49.109 937 221
Celypha lacunana 49.166 1076 219
Cydia splendana 49.341 1260 183
Pandemis heparana (Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix) 49.026 972 180
Carcina quercana 31.001 658 177
Anania coronata 63.018 1378 177
Anania hortulata (Small Magpie) 63.025 1376 161
Acleris variegana (Garden Rose Tortrix) 49.077 1048 150
Pyrausta aurata 63.006 1361 136
Donacaula forficella 63.121 1329 127
Helcystogramma rufescens 35.031 868 122
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Beautiful Plume) 45.01 1497 119
Synaphe punctalis 62.07 1414 110
Acleris forsskaleana 49.062 1036 104
Cataclysta lemnata (Small China-mark) 63.116 1354 98
Udea ferrugalis (Rusty Dot Pearl) 63.031 1395 94
Epinotia nisella 49.255 1138 93
Cochylis molliculana 49.138 964a 92
Celypha striana 49.161 1063 90
Cochylis atricapitana 49.139 966 89
Yponomeuta padella (Orchard Ermine) 16.002 425 85
Oncocera semirubella (Rosy-striped Knot-horn) 62.021 1441 83
Blastobasis lacticolella 41.003 874 80
Clepsis spectrana (Cyclamen Tortrix) 49.037 993 79
Agriphila geniculea 63.095 1309 79
Spilonota ocellana (Bud Moth) 49.224 1205 77
Evergestis forficalis (Garden Pebble) 63.057 1356 76
Phycita roborella 62.029 1452 72

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

Taxon RES B&S Total number 2003 – 17
Eudonia lacustrata 63.067 1338 72
Agriphila selasella 63.092 1303 71
Aethes smeathmanniana 49.12 947 70
Pandemis corylana (Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix ) 49.024 969 69
Stenoptilia pterodactyla (Brown Plume) 45.012 1509 67
Gracillaria syringella 15.014 293 64
Catoptria falsella 63.102 1316 63
Parornix anglicella 15.028 303 63
Cydia pomonella (Codling Moth) 49.338 1261 62
Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 1334 59
Cameraria ohridella (Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner) 15.089 366a 55
Gypsonoma sociana 49.281 1168 54
Epinotia cruciana (Willow Tortrix ) 49.238 1147 50
Pyrausta despicata 63.005 1365 49
Ypsolopha scabrella 17.005 455 47
Argyresthia goedartella 20.012 411 47
Phyllonorycter corylifoliella 15.052 332 46
Pandemis cerasana (Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix) 49.025 970 45
Euzophera pinguis (Ash-bark Knot-horn) 62.048 1470 45
Hypsopygia glaucinalis (Double-striped Tabby) 62.076 1415 43
Swammerdamia pyrella 16.017 438 43
Coptotriche marginea 10.003 125 42
Epiblema foenella 49.288 1183 41
Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 688 39
Cochylimorpha straminea 49.097 936 39
Clepsis consimilana 49.038 994 38
Ostrinia nubilalis (European Corn Borer) 63.028 1375 38
Phyllonorycter acerifoliella 15.084 362 38
Chilo phragmitella 63.077 1290 38
Lobesia abscisana 49.183 1108 38
Acrobasis suavella 62.036 1438 37
Phyllocnistis xenia 15.093 369 37
Yponomeuta evonymella (Bird-cherry Ermine) 16.001 424 36
Archips podana (Large Fruit-tree Tortrix ) 49.013 977 36
Pyrausta purpuralis 63.007 1362 35
Hypsopygia costalis (Gold Triangle ) 62.075 1413 33
Apotomis betuletana 49.15 1093 31
Crassa unitella 28.014 642 31
Caloptilia semifascia 15.012 290 30
Endrosis sarcitrella (White-shouldered House-moth) 28.009 648 30
Aspilapteryx tringipennella 15.015 294 28
Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae 15.043 323 28
Bryotropha domestica 35.038 789 28
Paraswammerdamia nebulella 16.02 441 28
Ditula angustiorana (Red-barred Tortrix) 49.004 1010 28
Pammene fasciana 49.367 1236 28
Eucosma campoliliana 49.269 1197 27
Aroga velocella 35.094 796 27
Phyllonorycter messaniella 15.04 321 27
Agapeta zoegana 49.11 938 26
Agriphila inquinatella (Barred Grass-veneer) 63.09 1306 26
Yponomeuta plumbella 16.007 430 26
Eucosma tripoliana 49.272 1193 26
Schoenobius gigantella 63.12 1328 25
Monopis weaverella 12.037 228 25
Evergestis extimalis 63.058 1357 24
Cochylis hybridella 49.136 965 24
Ethmia bipunctella 33.006 720 23
Agonopterix alstromeriana (Brown-spot Flat-body) 32.031 695 23
Acrobasis marmorea 62.037 1440 23
Teleiopsis diffinis 35.146 776 23
Borkhausenia fuscescens 28.012 644 23
Phyllonorycter rajella 15.067 345 21
Scrobipalpa costella 35.123 819 21
Elophila nymphaeata (Brown China-mark ) 63.114 1345 21
Bryotropha affinis 35.047 779 20
Yponomeuta cagnagella (Spindle Ermine) 16.004 427 20
Calamotropha paludella 63.079 1292 20
Acleris permutana 49.081 1049 20
Gypsonoma dealbana 49.279 1169 19
Caloptilia stigmatella 15.01 288 19
Eucosma cana 49.265 1201 19
Agonopterix subpropinquella 32.015 692 19
Orthotelia sparganella 19.001 470 18
Pyralis farinalis (Meal Moth) 62.072 1417 18
Caloptilia rufipennella 15.006 284 18
Epinotia caprana 49.229 1154 17
Crambus pascuella (Inlaid Grass-veneer) 63.081 1294 17
Agonopterix kaekeritziana (Straw Flat-body) 32.026 698 17
Sciota adelphella 62.017 1447a 17
Crocidosema plebejana 49.261 1157 17
Tinea trinotella 12.033 247 16
Galleria mellonella (Wax Moth ) 62.006 1425 16
Epinotia brunnichana 49.231 1155 16
Argyresthia brockeella 20.011 410 16
Scoparia subfusca 63.062 1332 16
Cochylidia implicitana 49.132 956 16
Aphelia paleana (Timothy Tortrix ) 49.031 989 16
Aphomia sociella (Bee Moth) 62.001 1428 15
Batrachedra praeangusta 36.001 878 14
Dichomeris marginella (Juniper Webber ) 35.022 862 14
Yponomeuta malinellus/cagnagella #N/A #N/A 14
Ethmia quadrillella 33.002 719 14
Zeiraphera isertana 49.26 1165 14
Pammene aurita 49.376 1233 13
Agonopterix arenella 32.017 697 13
Acleris emargana 49.071 1062 13
Agdistis bennetii (Saltmarsh Plume) 45.001 1488 13
Lozotaeniodes formosana 49.04 1001 13
Catoptria pinella (Pearl Grass-veneer) 63.099 1313 13
Tachystola acroxantha (Ruddy Streak) 28.024 656 13
Cynaeda dentalis 63.056 1359 13
Paraswammerdamia albicapitella 16.019 440 13
Limnaecia phragmitella 34.004 898 13
Nymphula nitidulata (Beautiful China-mark ) 63.118 1350 12
Sitochroa palealis 63.014 1370 12
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 1011 12
Eucosma hohenwartiana 49.266 1200 12
Eupoecilia ambiguella (Vine Moth ) 49.112 955 12
Homoeosoma sinuella 62.054 1481 12
Acrobasis repandana 62.034 1436 11
Acleris hastiana 49.08 1053 11
Eudemis profundana 49.144 1113 11
Gelechia senticetella 35.099 801a 11
Yponomeuta rorrella (Willow Ermine) 16.005 428 11
Ectoedemia heringella 4.088 36a 11
Phyllonorycter stettinensis 15.079 357 11
Pempelia genistella 62.022 1443 10
Nephopterix angustella 62.032 1465 10
Cnephasia longana 49.057 1016 10
Gelechia sororculella 35.101 802a 10
Bedellia somnulentella 24.001 264 10
Epinotia cinereana 49.256 0 10
Phyllonorycter scabiosella 15.077 355 10
Lathronympha strigana 49.345 1219 10
Moitrelia obductella 62.013 1444 10
Acleris laterana/comariana #N/A #N/A 10
Myelois circumvoluta (Thistle Ermine ) 62.042 1458 9
Platytes alpinella 63.112 1325 9
Eudonia pallida 63.075 1336 9
Parornix devoniella 15.029 304 9
Adaina microdactyla (Hemp Agrimony Plume ) 45.043 1517 9
Clavigesta purdeyi (Pine Leaf-mining Moth) 49.304 1207 9
Aethes cnicana 49.127 945 8
Rhopobota naevana (Holly Tortrix) 49.223 1159 8
Argyresthia trifasciata 20.005 409a 8
Notocelia roborana 49.295 1178 8
Acleris aspersana 49.078 1043 8
Notocelia uddmanniana (Bramble Shoot Moth) 49.294 1175 8
Grapholita janthinana 49.359 1245 8
Gypsonoma aceriana 49.283 1167 8
Notocelia cynosbatella (Yellow-faced Bell) 49.292 1174 8
Yponomeuta padella/malinellus (Orchard/Apple Ermine) #N/A #N/A 8
Ypsolopha dentella (Honeysuckle Moth ) 17.003 453 8
Udea prunalis (Dusky Pearl) 63.034 1390 8
Yponomeuta irrorella 16.006 429 7
Acrobasis consociella 62.038 1437 7
Neofriseria peliella 35.087 798 7
Depressaria radiella (Parsnip Moth) 32.036 672 7
Evergestis limbata 63.059 1356a 7
Eucosma conterminana 49.275 1192 7
Monopis laevigella (Skin Moth) 12.036 227 7
Alucita hexadactyla (Twenty-plume Moth) 44.001 1288 7
Teleiodes vulgella 35.141 765 7
Bucculatrix bechsteinella 14.012 275 7
Elachista argentella 38.004 610 6
Cochylis dubitana 49.137 964 6
Bactra robustana 49.197 1112 6
Coleophora trifolii (Large Clover Case-bearer ) 37.033 516 6
Mompha epilobiella 40.01 893 6
Agonopterix liturosa 32.008 709 6
Dasycera oliviella 28.02 650 6
Stigmella plagicolella 4.042 67 6
Anacampsis populella 35.011 853 6
Eulamprotes atrella 35.081 731 6
Evergestis pallidata 63.06 1358 6
Hypatima rhomboidella 35.018 858 6
Recurvaria leucatella 35.157 758 6
Crambus lathoniellus 63.086 1301 5
Crombrugghia distans (Breckland Plume) 45.026 1491 5
Epinotia immundana 49.24 1136 5
Mompha subbistrigella 40.008 892 5
Phycitodes binaevella 62.058 1483 5
Teleiodes luculella 35.143 774 5
Eucosma obumbratana 49.264 1202 5
Ypsolopha sequella 17.012 462 5
Mompha propinquella 40.004 888 5
Acompsia cinerella 35.026 855 5
Phalonidia affinitana 49.103 932 5
Opostega salaciella 5.001 119 5
Anania lancealis 63.017 1377 5
Amblyptilia punctidactyla (Brindled Plume ) 45.011 1498 5
Bryotropha senectella 35.046 782 5
Anthophila fabriciana (Nettle-Tap) 48.001 385 5
Acrocercops brongniardella 15.019 313 5
Scythropia crataegella (Hawthorn Moth) 25.001 450 4
Pammene regiana 49.375 1234 4
Gypsonoma minutana 49.278 1171 4
Athrips mouffetella 35.085 762 4
Stigmella salicis 4.035 68 4
Agonopterix scopariella 32.011 704 4
Tinea pellionella (Case-bearing Clothes Moth) 12.027 240 4
Thiodia citrana 49.219 1204 4
Hellinsia lienigianus (Mugwort Plume) 45.04 1518 4
Gymnancyla canella 62.043 1464 4
Phyllonorycter froelichiella 15.08 358 4
Eupoecilia angustana 49.111 954 4
Oidaematophorus lithodactyla (Dusky Plume) 45.037 1523 4
Bucculatrix maritima 14.003 267 4
Digitivalva pulicariae 19.01 472 4
Enarmonia formosana (Cherry Bark Moth) 49.2 1216 4
Phyllonorycter sagitella 15.088 366 4
Monopis obviella 12.038 229 4
Epinotia ramella 49.249 1134 4
Hedya ochroleucana 49.158 1084 4
Anania crocealis 63.022 1385 4
Pterophorus pentadactyla (White Plume Moth ) 45.03 1513 3
Argyresthia bonnetella 20.022 421 3
Cochylis roseana 49.134 962 3
Coleophora salicorniae 37.108 588 3
Ancylis comptana 49.205 1116 3
Eudonia angustea 63.069 1342 3
Batia lunaris 28.015 640 3
Cacoecimorpha pronubana (Carnation Tortrix) 49.03 985 3
Yponomeuta malinellus (Apple Ermine ) 16.003 426 3
Pyrausta nigrata 63.009 1366 3
Cydia fagiglandana 49.342 1259 3
Brachmia blandella 35.028 866 3
Phyllonorycter nicellii 15.081 359 3
Bactra lancealana 49.194 1111 3
Acleris holmiana 49.061 1037 3
Eulamprotes wilkella 35.079 733 3
Epinotia abbreviana 49.234 1150 3
Epinotia sordidana 49.228 1153 3
Agonopterix purpurea 32.009 691 3
Anerastia lotella 62.069 1432 3
Coleophora galbulipennella 37.092 551 3
Hedya salicella 49.155 1086 3
Ypsolopha parenthesella 17.01 460 3
Cydia amplana 49.343 1262 3
Pediasia aridella 63.11 1324 3
Rhyacionia pinicolana 49.306 1211 3
Piniphila bifasciana 49.18 1079 3
Scrobipalpa acuminatella 35.109 822 3
Anania perlucidalis 63.02 1380 2
Argyresthia semifusca 20.02 419 2
Depressaria daucella 32.039 670 2
Apodia bifractella 35.06 730 2
Epinotia tenerana (Nut Bud Moth) 49.248 1139 2
Swammerdamia caesiella 16.015 437 2
Oinophila v-flava (Yellow V Moth ) 12.046 277 2
Nyctegretis lineana 62.051 1468 2
Dioryctria sylvestrella 62.025 1454b 2
Tinea semifulvella 12.032 246 2
Bactra furfurana 49.195 1110 2
Catoptria verellus 63.103 1317 2
Hedya nubiferana (Marbled Orchard Tortrix ) 49.156 1083 2
Celypha rosaceana 49.162 1064 2
Metzneria metzneriella 35.058 726 2
Agonopterix yeatiana 32.035 714 2
Platyptilia gonodactyla (Triangle Plume ) 45.004 1501 2
Achroia grisella (Lesser Wax Moth) 62.005 1426 2
Scoparia basistrigalis (Base-lined Grey) 63.063 1334a 2
Adoxophyes orana (Summer Fruit Tortrix) 49.041 999 2
Ectoedemia decentella 4.076 20 2
Aglossa pinguinalis (Large Tabby ) 62.074 1421 2
Scoparia pyralella 63.066 1333 2
Chrysoesthia sexguttella 35.036 747 2
Coleophora lixella 37.061 530 2
Bisigna procerella 28.001 639 2
Coleophora saturatella 37.042 545 2
Aethes rubigana 49.128 946 2
Gelechia muscosella 35.102 803 2
Archips xylosteana (Variegated Golden Tortrix) 49.015 980 2
Metzneria lappella 35.056 724 2
Caloptilia azaleella (Azalea Leaf Miner ) 15.007 285 2
Epagoge grotiana 49.005 1006 2
Anania funebris 63.024 1381 2
Cryptoblabes bistriga 62.007 1433 2
Phtheochroa inopiana 49.092 921 2
Ptocheuusa paupella 35.061 748 2
Cochylis nana 49.133 968 2
Bucculatrix nigricomella 14.002 266 2
Blastodacna hellerella 39.001 905 2
Monochroa palustrellus 35.073 737 2
Phyllocnistis unipunctella 15.092 368 2
Rhodophaea formosa 62.024 1445 2
Coleophora albitarsella 37.032 515 2
Roeslerstammia erxlebella 13.002 447 2
Dioryctria abietella (Dark Pine Knot-horn) 62.028 1454 2
Ectoedemia louisella 4.075 22 2
Agonopterix nervosa 32.03 706 2
Aethes tesserana 49.121 939 2
Coleophora conyzae 37.036 521 2
Stenoptilia zophodactylus (Dowdy Plume) 45.021 1507 1
Epinotia signatana 49.237 1144 1
Parornix torquillella 15.033 309 1
Argyresthia pruniella (Cherry Fruit Moth) 20.021 420 1
Chrysoclista linneella 39.005 903 1
Argyrotaenia ljungiana 49.02 974 1
Monopis imella 12.04 231 1
Aphomia zelleri 62.002 1429 1
Argyresthia albistria 20.023 422 1
Acleris laterana 49.066 1038 1
Cydia ulicetana 49.325 1255 1
Pediasia fascelinella 63.108 1322 1
Caryocolum alsinella 35.128 827 1
Isotrias rectifasciana 49.002 1014 1
Heliozela resplendella 6.004 156 1
Epiblema sticticana 49.284 1186 1
Acleris schalleriana 49.073 1047 1
Endothenia ericetana 49.192 1103 1
Oegoconia quadripuncta 27.001 870 1
Spilonota laricana 49.225 1205a 1
Acleris rhombana (Rhomboid Tortrix) 49.07 1042 1
Tischeria dodonaea 10.002 124 1
Platytes cerussella 63.111 1326 1
Tischeria ekebladella 10.001 123 1
Epiblema scutulana 49.285 1184 1
Apotomis capreana 49.151 1094 1
Depressaria ultimella 32.04 671 1
Trifurcula immundella 4.068 46 1
Dichrorampha petiverella 49.321 1273 1
Udea lutealis 63.033 1388 1
Monopis crocicapitella 12.039 230 1
Vitula biviella 62.061 1478b 1
Dolicharthria punctalis 63.05 1399 1
Batia lambdella 28.017 641 1
Ocnerostoma piniariella / friesei #N/A #N/A 1
Coleophora discordella 37.044 547 1
Scoparia ancipitella 63.065 1335 1
Celypha cespitana 49.164 1067 1
Elachista maculicerusella 38.039 609 1
Acleris sparsana 49.069 1041 1
Metzneria neuropterella 35.054 727 1
Coleophora ibipennella 37.052 535 1
Argyresthia pygmaeella 20.013 412 1
Ypsolopha mucronella 17.001 451 1
Acrolepiopsis assectella (Leek Moth) 19.011 473 1
Palpita vitrealis 63.048 1408 1
Oxyptilus parvidactyla (Small Plume ) 45.025 1490 1
Loxostege sticticalis 63.002 1368 1
Epinotia solandriana 49.233 1156 1
Acleris literana 49.087 1061 1
Ancylis unculana 49.21 1125 1
Stigmella aceris 4.012 102 1
Calybites phasianipennella 15.017 296 1
Lozotaenia forsterana 49.029 1002 1
Monochroa lutulentella 35.07 742 1
Gillmeria pallidactyla (Yarrow Plume ) 45.008 1504 1
Assara terebrella 62.047 1461 1
Acrobasis tumidana 62.033 1435 1
Acleris cristana 49.076 1054 1
Hedya pruniana (Plum Tortrix) 49.157 1082 1
Agonopterix assimilella 32.024 702 1
Hellinsia carphodactyla (Citron Plume ) 45.039 1519 1
Dioryctria simplicella 62.027 1455 1
Ypsolopha sylvella 17.009 459 1
Tineola bisselliella (Common Clothes Moth ) 12.026 236 1
Cosmopterix lienigiella 34.01 897 1
Scythris crassiuscula 43.005 914 1
Metalampra italica 28.008 624a 1
Ancylosis oblitella 62.053 1467 1
Aethes francillana 49.124 950 1
Paratalanta hyalinalis 63.03 1374 1
Anania verbascalis 63.023 1382 1
Caloptilia elongella 15.004 282 1
Marasmarcha lunaedactyla (Crescent Plume) 45.023 1495 1
Euzophera cinerosella 62.05 1469 1
Merrifieldia baliodactylus (Dingy White Plume ) 45.034 1512 1
Cochylimorpha alternana 49.098 935 1
Acleris ferrugana 49.083 1044 1
Elachista atricomella 38.025 597 1
Zelleria hepariella 16.01 435 1
Phyllonorycter leucographella (Firethorn Leaf Miner) 15.053 332a 1
Ancylis achatana 49.215 1115 1
Aethes margaritana 49.118 948 1