Flying Tonight Early May (Week 19) – Micros

The following is a list of the 20 micro moths most commonly reported between 2003 and 2017 in week 19, 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
Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) 49.039 998 832
Cameraria ohridella (Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner) 15.089 366a 345
Eriocrania semipurpurella 2.007 13 334
Eriocrania cicatricella 2.006 11 232
Acrobasis consociella 62.038 1437 200
Endrosis sarcitrella (White-shouldered House-moth) 28.009 648 149
Coleophora follicularis 37.103 555 135
Adela reaumurella (Green Long-horn) 7.006 150 132
Eriocrania sangii 2.008 12 104
Eudonia angustea 63.069 1342 102
Dichrorampha plumbagana 49.322 1276 90
Eriocrania unimaculella 2.003 8 89
Glyphipterix simpliciella (Cocksfoot Moth) 19.007 391 79
Coleophora serratella 37.015 493 78
Celypha lacunana 49.166 1076 66
Luffia ferchaultella 11.009 185 64
Emmelina monodactyla (Common Plume) 45.044 1524 64
Phyllonorycter messaniella 15.04 321 61
Alucita hexadactyla (Twenty-plume Moth) 44.001 1288 58
Cydia ulicetana 49.325 1255 58

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

Taxon RES B&S Total number 2003 – 17
Bucculatrix nigricomella 14.002 266 57
Glyphipterix fuscoviridella 19.003 396 50
Incurvaria pectinea 8.001 129 45
Plutella xylostella (Diamond Backed Moth) 18.001 464 43
Gracillaria syringella 15.014 293 40
Esperia sulphurella 28.019 649 33
Sesia apiformis (Hornet Moth) 52.002 BF370 30
Agonopterix alstromeriana (Brown-spot Flat-body) 32.031 695 30
Cochylis atricapitana 49.139 966 29
Notocelia cynosbatella (Yellow-faced Bell) 49.292 1174 28
Epinotia abbreviana 49.234 1150 28
Aphomia sociella (Bee Moth) 62.001 1428 27
Mompha epilobiella 40.01 893 26
Agonopterix arenella 32.017 697 23
Ectoedemia heringella 4.088 36a 21
Depressaria radiella (Parsnip Moth) 32.036 672 21
Tachystola acroxantha (Ruddy Streak) 28.024 656 19
Agonopterix subpropinquella 32.015 692 19
Argyresthia trifasciata 20.005 409a 18
Cauchas rufimitrella 7.01 152 18
Thisanotia chrysonuchella 63.107 1321 17
Crambus lathoniellus 63.086 1301 16
Coleophora paripennella 37.106 560 16
Yponomeuta cagnagella (Spindle Ermine) 16.004 427 15
Anthophila fabriciana (Nettle-Tap) 48.001 385 15
Epermenia chaerophyllella 47.005 483 13
Mompha subbistrigella 40.008 892 13
Elachista argentella 38.004 610 12
Evergestis forficalis (Garden Pebble) 63.057 1356 12
Incurvaria masculella 8.002 130 12
Dyseriocrania subpurpurella 2.001 6 12
Pyrausta aurata 63.006 1361 12
Epinotia immundana 49.24 1136 11
Monopis weaverella 12.037 228 11
Grapholita jungiella 49.354 1251 11
Eana incanana 49.047 1030 9
Platyedra subcinerea 35.033 808 9
Cacoecimorpha pronubana (Carnation Tortrix) 49.03 985 8
Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 1334 7
Coleophora solitariella 37.1 525 7
Yponomeuta plumbella 16.007 430 7
Ethmia bipunctella 33.006 720 7
Eriocrania salopiella 2.005 10 7
Nematopogon swammerdamella 7.015 140 7
Clepsis spectrana (Cyclamen Tortrix) 49.037 993 6
Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Brown House Moth) 28.01 647 6
Scrobipalpa costella 35.123 819 6
Coleophora pennella 37.065 549 6
Grapholita compositella 49.347 1241 6
Agonopterix scopariella 32.011 704 6
Aspilapteryx tringipennella 15.015 294 6
Syndemis musculana 49.028 986 6
Celypha striana 49.161 1063 5
Celypha cespitana 49.164 1067 5
Agonopterix purpurea 32.009 691 5
Notocelia trimaculana 49.298 1176 5
Phtheochroa rugosana 49.095 925 5
Coleophora albicosta 37.063 544 4
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Beautiful Plume) 45.01 1497 4
Lathronympha strigana 49.345 1219 4
Udea ferrugalis (Rusty Dot Pearl) 63.031 1395 4
Hedya nubiferana (Marbled Orchard Tortrix ) 49.156 1083 3
Tinagma ocnerostomella 26.001 398 3
Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 688 3
Lobesia reliquana 49.184 1106 3
Endothenia gentianaeana 49.186 1097 3
Lozotaenia forsterana 49.029 1002 3
Coleophora gryphipennella 37.006 491 3
Metzneria aestivella 35.055 725 3
Stigmella suberivora 4.057 85 3
Moitrelia obductella 62.013 1444 3
Aethes smeathmanniana 49.12 947 3
Caloptilia alchimiella/robustella #N/A #N/A 3
Epinotia tenerana (Nut Bud Moth) 49.248 1139 3
Agonopterix propinquella 32.016 696 3
Epichnopterix plumella 11.014 189 3
Caloptilia stigmatella 15.01 288 3
Tinea pellionella (Case-bearing Clothes Moth) 12.027 240 3
Sorhagenia janiszewskae 34.014 910 3
Cochylis hybridella 49.136 965 2
Coleophora betulella 37.053 536 2
Monopis laevigella (Skin Moth) 12.036 227 2
Monopis obviella 12.038 229 2
Enarmonia formosana (Cherry Bark Moth) 49.2 1216 2
Caloptilia semifascia 15.012 290 2
Hedya pruniana (Plum Tortrix) 49.157 1082 2
Bryotropha affinis 35.047 779 2
Grapholita internana 49.349 1242 2
Pammene trauniana 49.374 1235 2
Psychoides filicivora 12.048 200 2
Teleiopsis diffinis 35.146 776 2
Phyllonorycter nicellii 15.081 359 2
Paracrania chrysolepidella 2.002 7 2
Crocidosema plebejana 49.261 1157 2
Tinea trinotella 12.033 247 2
Pseudoswammerdamia combinella 16.014 436 2
Elachista rufocinerea 38.038 608 2
Nomophila noctuella (Rush Veneer) 63.052 1398 2
Eulia ministrana 49.09 1015 2
Pandemis heparana (Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix) 49.026 972 2
Acleris literana 49.087 1061 2
Psyche casta 11.012 186 2
Acrolepia autumnitella 19.014 476 2
Clepsis consimilana 49.038 994 2
Ancylis uncella 49.202 1118 2
Ancylis mitterbacheriana 49.216 1120 2
Pyrausta despicata 63.005 1365 2
Capua vulgana 49.009 1007 2
Ancylis badiana 49.214 1126 1
Parornix devoniella 15.029 304 1
Agapeta hamana 49.109 937 1
Coptotriche marginea 10.003 125 1
Coleophora lineolea 37.038 522 1
Lobesia abscisana 49.183 1108 1
Cnephasia communana 49.055 1018 1
Dahlica triquetrella 11.003 176 1
Pammene argyrana 49.363 1228 1
Eucosmomorpha albersana 49.199 1217 1
Spilonota ocellana (Bud Moth) 49.224 1205 1
Bucculatrix ulmella 14.01 274 1
Coleophora peribenanderi 37.093 559 1
Pyrausta nigrata 63.009 1366 1
Coleophora frischella (Clover Case-bearer ) 37.034 517a 1
Anacampsis blattariella 35.012 854 1
Nematopogon metaxella 7.014 143 1
Anacampsis populella 35.011 853 1
Agriphila tristella 63.089 1305 1
Bactra lancealana 49.194 1111 1
Nemophora degeerella (Yellow-barred Long-horn) 7.001 148 1
Micropterix aruncella 1.004 4 1
Phyllonorycter corylifoliella 15.052 332 1
Swammerdamia caesiella 16.015 437 1
Acleris cristana 49.076 1054 1
Swammerdamia pyrella 16.017 438 1
Aroga velocella 35.094 796 1
Elachista atricomella 38.025 597 1
Capperia britanniodactylus (Wood Sage Plume ) 45.028 1494 1
Teleiodes luculella 35.143 774 1
Coleophora alcyonipennella (Small Clover Case-bearer) 37.035 517 1
Micropterix tunbergella 1.001 1 1
Coleophora trifolii (Large Clover Case-bearer ) 37.033 516 1
Adela croesella 7.008 151 1
Cnephasia longana 49.057 1016 1
Argyresthia spinosella 20.018 417 1
Digitivalva pulicariae 19.01 472 1
Bedellia somnulentella 24.001 264 1
Nephopterix angustella 62.032 1465 1
Tortricodes alternella 49.044 1025 1
Ocnerostoma piniariella 16.023 444 1
Elachista maculicerusella 38.039 609 1
Cydia fagiglandana 49.342 1259 1
Acentria ephemerella (Water Veneer) 63.115 1331 1
Acleris ferrugana 49.083 1044 1
Mompha raschkiella 40.015 883 1
Argyrotaenia ljungiana 49.02 974 1
Caloptilia robustella 15.009 287 1
Acleris hastiana 49.08 1053 1
Monopis imella 12.04 231 1
Phyllonorycter harrisella 15.034 315 1
Anania hortulata (Small Magpie) 63.025 1376 1
Bryotropha terrella 35.04 787 1
Blastobasis lacticolella 41.003 874 1
Phyllonorycter trifasciella 15.083 361 1
Endothenia marginana 49.188 1099 1
Acleris variegana (Garden Rose Tortrix) 49.077 1048 1
Caloptilia azaleella (Azalea Leaf Miner ) 15.007 285 1
Plutella porrectella 18.003 465 1
Grapholita caecana 49.35 1240 1
Hysterophora maculosana 49.096 924 1