Flying Tonight Early May (Week 18) – Micros

The following is a list of the 15 micro moths most commonly reported between 2003 and 2017 in week 18, early May, 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 5013
Coleophora serratella 37.015 493 1451
Yponomeuta plumbella 16.007 430 987
Eriocrania semipurpurella 2.007 13 697
Eriocrania cicatricella 2.006 11 368
Eriocrania unimaculella 2.003 8 326
Phyllonorycter messaniella 15.04 321 255
Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) 49.039 998 155
Lathronympha strigana 49.345 1219 141
Adela reaumurella (Green Long-horn) 7.006 150 140
Cameraria ohridella (Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner) 15.089 366a 130
Eriocrania sangii 2.008 12 123
Epinotia immundana 49.24 1136 102
Yponomeuta cagnagella (Spindle Ermine) 16.004 427 80
Anthophila fabriciana (Nettle-Tap) 48.001 385 73

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

Taxon RES B&S Total number 2003 – 17
Cydia ulicetana 49.325 1255 51
Paracrania chrysolepidella 2.002 7 40
Gracillaria syringella 15.014 293 39
Emmelina monodactyla (Common Plume) 45.044 1524 38
Plutella xylostella (Diamond Backed Moth) 18.001 464 29
Psychoides filicivora 12.048 200 27
Eriocrania salopiella 2.005 10 24
Elachista rufocinerea 38.038 608 22
Endrosis sarcitrella (White-shouldered House-moth) 28.009 648 21
Micropterix tunbergella 1.001 1 21
Epinotia abbreviana 49.234 1150 20
Epichnopterix plumella 11.014 189 20
Luffia ferchaultella 11.009 185 18
Eudonia angustea 63.069 1342 15
Eucosma aspidiscana 49.276 1190 15
Agonopterix assimilella 32.024 702 13
Aphelia paleana (Timothy Tortrix ) 49.031 989 13
Limnaecia phragmitella 34.004 898 12
Celypha lacunana 49.166 1076 11
Coleophora gryphipennella 37.006 491 10
Epermenia chaerophyllella 47.005 483 9
Alucita hexadactyla (Twenty-plume Moth) 44.001 1288 9
Nematopogon swammerdamella 7.015 140 9
Grapholita jungiella 49.354 1251 9
Aphomia sociella (Bee Moth) 62.001 1428 8
Mompha epilobiella 40.01 893 8
Stigmella suberivora 4.057 85 8
Cochylis atricapitana 49.139 966 8
Psyche casta 11.012 186 7
Agonopterix arenella 32.017 697 7
Agonopterix alstromeriana (Brown-spot Flat-body) 32.031 695 7
Incurvaria masculella 8.002 130 7
Cydia conicolana 49.33 1269 7
Pseudoswammerdamia combinella 16.014 436 6
Esperia sulphurella 28.019 649 6
Elachista argentella 38.004 610 6
Elachista albifrontella 38.03 601 6
Caloptilia stigmatella 15.01 288 5
Coleophora lineolea 37.038 522 5
Coleophora paripennella 37.106 560 5
Metzneria aestivella 35.055 725 5
Argyresthia trifasciata 20.005 409a 5
Agonopterix subpropinquella 32.015 692 4
Teleiodes sequax 35.145 775 4
Dahlica lichenella (Lichen Case-bearer) 11.005 179 4
Coleophora pennella 37.065 549 4
Tinagma ocnerostomella 26.001 398 4
Depressaria radiella (Parsnip Moth) 32.036 672 3
Cauchas rufimitrella 7.01 152 3
Notocelia cynosbatella (Yellow-faced Bell) 49.292 1174 3
Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Brown House Moth) 28.01 647 3
Mompha subbistrigella 40.008 892 3
Sorhagenia janiszewskae 34.014 910 3
Phtheochroa rugosana 49.095 925 3
Prays oleae 22.004 449c 3
Acentria ephemerella (Water Veneer) 63.115 1331 3
Phyllonorycter nicellii 15.081 359 3
Clepsis spectrana (Cyclamen Tortrix) 49.037 993 2
Agonopterix purpurea 32.009 691 2
Hedya pruniana (Plum Tortrix) 49.157 1082 2
Anania funebris 63.024 1381 2
Argyresthia cupressella (Cypress Tip Moth) 20.007 409b 2
Aspilapteryx tringipennella 15.015 294 2
Tinea pellionella (Case-bearing Clothes Moth) 12.027 240 2
Pyrausta despicata 63.005 1365 2
Coleophora lusciniaepennella 37.022 504 2
Pyrausta nigrata 63.009 1366 2
Incurvaria pectinea 8.001 129 2
Monopis obviella 12.038 229 2
Acrocercops brongniardella 15.019 313 2
Monopis weaverella 12.037 228 2
Tachystola acroxantha (Ruddy Streak) 28.024 656 2
Dyseriocrania subpurpurella 2.001 6 2
Glyphipterix simpliciella (Cocksfoot Moth) 19.007 391 2
Bucculatrix nigricomella 14.002 266 2
Platyedra subcinerea 35.033 808 2
Neofaculta ericetella 35.017 797 2
Notocelia uddmanniana (Bramble Shoot Moth) 49.294 1175 2
Coleophora hemerobiella 37.039 523 2
Agonopterix yeatiana 32.035 714 2
Coleophora binderella 37.03 512 2
Phyllonorycter trifasciella 15.083 361 2
Elachista atricomella 38.025 597 1
Coleophora albicosta 37.063 544 1
Prays fraxinella (Ash Bud Moth) 22.002 449 1
Mompha raschkiella 40.015 883 1
Cydia pomonella (Codling Moth) 49.338 1261 1
Psychoides verhuella 12.047 199 1
Nemophora degeerella (Yellow-barred Long-horn) 7.001 148 1
Pyrausta aurata 63.006 1361 1
Anania coronata 63.018 1378 1
Epiblema scutulana 49.285 1184 1
Ethmia bipunctella 33.006 720 1
Monopis imella 12.04 231 1
Phyllonorycter strigulatella 15.066 344 1
Pyrausta purpuralis 63.007 1362 1
Coleophora mayrella 37.048 518 1
Roeslerstammia erxlebella 13.002 447 1
Micropterix calthella 1.005 5 1
Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 1334 1
Acleris cristana 49.076 1054 1
Grapholita compositella 49.347 1241 1
Endothenia gentianaeana 49.186 1097 1
Elachista apicipunctella 38.032 602 1
Anarsia spartiella 35.02 856 1
Syndemis musculana 49.028 986 1
Coleophora anatipennella (Pistol Case-bearer ) 37.049 533 1
Taleporia tubulosa 11.006 181 1
Lobesia reliquana 49.184 1106 1
Grapholita internana 49.349 1242 1
Ditula angustiorana (Red-barred Tortrix) 49.004 1010 1
Narycia duplicella 11.002 175 1
Tineola bisselliella (Common Clothes Moth ) 12.026 236 1
Tinea trinotella 12.033 247 1
Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella 15.075 353 1
Agonopterix propinquella 32.016 696 1
Agonopterix scopariella 32.011 704 1
Ypsolopha mucronella 17.001 451 1
Chrysoesthia drurella 35.035 746 1
Helcystogramma rufescens 35.031 868 1
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 1011 1
Caloptilia rufipennella 15.006 284 1
Aethes williana 49.116 944 1
Udea ferrugalis (Rusty Dot Pearl) 63.031 1395 1
Phyllonorycter tristrigella 15.078 356 1
Notocelia trimaculana 49.298 1176 1
Cochylis hybridella 49.136 965 1
Opostega salaciella 5.001 119 1
Cochylis roseana 49.134 962 1
Ancylis uncella 49.202 1118 1
Paraswammerdamia nebulella 16.02 441 1