Flying Tonight Early October (Week 40) – Micros

The following is a list of the 30 micro moths most commonly reported between 2003 and 2017 in week 40, early October, 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
Phyllonorycter messaniella 15.04 321 2988
Phyllonorycter coryli 15.064 342 2917
Nomophila noctuella (Rush Veneer) 63.052 1398 1943
Phyllonorycter platani 15.041 321a 1930
Cameraria ohridella (Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner) 15.089 366a 1035
Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) 49.039 998 989
Lyonetia clerkella (Apple Leaf Miner) 21.001 263 548
Phyllonorycter corylifoliella 15.052 332 416
Eudonia angustea 63.069 1342 383
Phyllonorycter leucographella (Firethorn Leaf Miner) 15.053 332a 281
Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae 15.043 323 280
Parornix anglicella 15.028 303 278
Parornix devoniella 15.029 304 253
Incurvaria pectinea 8.001 129 250
Mompha raschkiella 40.015 883 201
Emmelina monodactyla (Common Plume) 45.044 1524 149
Bucculatrix thoracella 14.009 273 137
Acleris variegana (Garden Rose Tortrix) 49.077 1048 135
Stigmella microtheriella 4.01 111 132
Phyllonorycter rajella 15.067 345 121
Phyllonorycter maestingella 15.063 341 111
Stigmella tityrella 4.034 77 109
Stigmella plagicolella 4.042 67 108
Phyllonorycter nicellii 15.081 359 107
Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella 15.075 353 102
Phyllonorycter acerifoliella 15.084 362 102
Phyllonorycter tristrigella 15.078 356 89
Phyllonorycter schreberella 15.074 352 89
Stigmella aceris 4.012 102 83
Gracillaria syringella 15.014 293 75

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

Taxon RES B&S Total number 2003 – 17
Stigmella aurella 4.045 50 72
Caloptilia semifascia 15.012 290 71
Udea ferrugalis (Rusty Dot Pearl) 63.031 1395 70
Stigmella trimaculella 4.039 73 69
Ectoedemia atricollis 4.095 29 67
Coleophora limoniella 37.003 488 67
Stigmella lemniscella 4.043 63 66
Plutella xylostella (Diamond Backed Moth) 18.001 464 56
Stigmella hemargyrella 4.055 81 55
Stigmella floslactella 4.032 75 53
Coptotriche marginea 10.003 125 49
Phyllocnistis xenia 15.093 369 44
Stigmella ulmivora 4.018 80 44
Stigmella hybnerella 4.03 99 44
Phyllonorycter spinicolella 15.049 329 38
Phyllonorycter joannisi 15.085 363 36
Coleophora milvipennis 37.009 496 36
Blastobasis lacticolella 41.003 874 35
Endrosis sarcitrella (White-shouldered House-moth) 28.009 648 35
Acrolepia autumnitella 19.014 476 35
Phyllocnistis unipunctella 15.092 368 34
Phyllonorycter froelichiella 15.08 358 31
Phyllonorycter lantanella 15.051 331 30
Phyllonorycter klemannella 15.082 360 30
Coleophora serratella 37.015 493 28
Crocidosema plebejana 49.261 1157 27
Scrobipalpa costella 35.123 819 27
Stigmella sakhalinella 4.006 113 26
Caloptilia rufipennella 15.006 284 26
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Beautiful Plume) 45.01 1497 25
Bucculatrix ulmella 14.01 274 24
Stigmella anomalella (Rose Leaf Miner ) 4.015 92 24
Parornix betulae 15.025 301 23
Phyllonorycter esperella 15.065 343 21
Tischeria ekebladella 10.001 123 21
Leucoptera malifoliella (Pear Leaf Blister Moth) 21.008 260 20
Acleris rhombana (Rhomboid Tortrix) 49.07 1042 19
Phyllonorycter geniculella 15.086 364 19
Phyllonorycter quercifoliella 15.039 320 19
Palpita vitrealis 63.048 1408 18
Stigmella regiella 4.022 107 17
Acleris sparsana 49.069 1041 15
Stigmella roborella 4.063 86 15
Tachystola acroxantha (Ruddy Streak) 28.024 656 15
Bedellia somnulentella 24.001 264 15
Hypsopygia glaucinalis (Double-striped Tabby) 62.076 1415 14
Stigmella suberivora 4.057 85 14
Phyllonorycter tenerella 15.037 318 14
Scrobipalpa nitentella 35.115 815 14
Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Brown House Moth) 28.01 647 13
Agonopterix alstromeriana (Brown-spot Flat-body) 32.031 695 13
Caloptilia stigmatella 15.01 288 13
Stigmella speciosa 4.056 65 13
Stigmella betulicola 4.005 110 12
Callisto denticulella 15.022 310 12
Carcina quercana 31.001 658 11
Coleophora atriplicis 37.088 573 11
Antispila treitschkiella 6.002 159 11
Gypsonoma dealbana 49.279 1169 11
Stigmella luteella 4.007 112 11
Agonopterix arenella 32.017 697 11
Stigmella viscerella 4.019 95 11
Phyllonorycter viminiella 15.054 333 10
Blastobasis adustella 41.002 873 10
Clepsis consimilana 49.038 994 9
Heliozela hammoniella 6.005 157 9
Stigmella samiatella 4.062 88 9
Psychoides filicivora 12.048 200 8
Nephopterix angustella 62.032 1465 8
Cydia splendana 49.341 1260 8
Phyllonorycter stettinensis 15.079 357 8
Coleophora salicorniae 37.108 588 8
Monopis obviella 12.038 229 7
Euspilapteryx auroguttella 15.016 297 7
Stigmella basiguttella 4.058 89 7
Teleiopsis diffinis 35.146 776 6
Hypsopygia costalis (Gold Triangle ) 62.075 1413 6
Coleophora inulae 37.098 554 6
Stigmella obliquella 4.038 70 6
Strophedra weirana 49.381 1221 6
Acrocercops brongniardella 15.019 313 6
Gypsonoma Oppressana 49.28 1170 6
Phyllonorycter sorbi 15.044 324 6
Depressaria radiella (Parsnip Moth) 32.036 672 6
Parornix fagivora 15.026 302 6
Ectoedemia septembrella 4.078 42 6
Bucculatrix albedinella 14.007 271 6
Coleophora albicans 37.101 576 5
Galleria mellonella (Wax Moth ) 62.006 1425 5
Agonopterix nervosa 32.03 706 5
Stigmella nylandriella 4.025 103 5
Caloptilia falconipennella 15.011 289 5
Celypha lacunana 49.166 1076 5
Phyllocnistis saligna 15.09 367 5
Phylloporia bistrigella 8.005 128 5
Stigmella alnetella 4.009 115 5
Alucita hexadactyla (Twenty-plume Moth) 44.001 1288 5
Bohemannia pulverosella 4.071 40 4
Agriphila geniculea 63.095 1309 4
Ectoedemia albifasciella 4.089 37 4
Stigmella oxyacanthella 4.026 100 4
Agriphila tristella 63.089 1305 4
Anthophila fabriciana (Nettle-Tap) 48.001 385 4
Antispila metallella 6.001 158 3
Pyralis farinalis (Meal Moth) 62.072 1417 3
Eudonia pallida 63.075 1336 3
Epinotia caprana 49.229 1154 3
Parornix torquillella 15.033 309 3
Cochylis molliculana 49.138 964a 3
Phyllonorycter harrisella 15.034 315 3
Stigmella perpygmaeella 4.054 79 3
Bucculatrix maritima 14.003 267 3
Parornix finitimella 15.032 308 3
Stenoptilia pterodactyla (Brown Plume) 45.012 1509 3
Agonopterix scopariella 32.011 704 3
Ectoedemia heringella 4.088 36a 3
Ypsolopha sequella 17.012 462 3
Agonopterix purpurea 32.009 691 3
Leucospilapteryx omissella 15.021 314 3
Cochylis atricapitana 49.139 966 3
Cacoecimorpha pronubana (Carnation Tortrix) 49.03 985 3
Tinea semifulvella 12.032 246 3
Stigmella continuella 4.044 64 3
Coleophora deviella 37.091 574 3
Phyllonorycter cerasicolella 15.05 330 3
Stigmella malella (Apple Pygmy) 4.013 BF97 2
Choreutis pariana (Apple Leaf Skeletonizer) 48.007 389 2
Amblyptilia punctidactyla (Brindled Plume ) 45.011 1498 2
Pediasia contaminella 63.109 1323 2
Epinotia tenerana (Nut Bud Moth) 49.248 1139 2
Stigmella salicis 4.035 68 2
Bucculatrix bechsteinella 14.012 275 2
Phyllonorycter emberizaepenella 15.076 354 2
Coleophora follicularis 37.103 555 2
Epermenia chaerophyllella 47.005 483 2
Endotricha flammealis (Rosy Tabby) 62.077 1424 2
Coleophora alticolella 37.073 584 2
Psyche casta 11.012 186 2
Coleophora argentula 37.102 563 2
Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 688 2
Caloptilia elongella 15.004 282 2
Stigmella centifoliella 4.017 93 2
Stigmella confusella 4.003 117 2
Acleris schalleriana 49.073 1047 1
Coleophora peribenanderi 37.093 559 1
Pyrausta despicata 63.005 1365 1
Coleophora aestuariella 37.079 574a 1
Ditula angustiorana (Red-barred Tortrix) 49.004 1010 1
Ectoedemia spinosella 4.098 27 1
Brachmia blandella 35.028 866 1
Ectoedemia subbimaculella 4.09 38 1
Monopis crocicapitella 12.039 230 1
Endothenia gentianaeana 49.186 1097 1
Bucculatrix cidarella 14.008 272 1
Endothenia marginana 49.188 1099 1
Acleris aspersana 49.078 1043 1
Acleris cristana 49.076 1054 1
Mirificarma mulinella 35.093 792 1
Acleris kochiella 49.085 1050 1
Ectoedemia erythrogenella 4.092 32 1
Eucosma tripoliana 49.272 1193 1
Scrobipalpa acuminatella 35.109 822 1
Coleophora albitarsella 37.032 515 1
Acleris ferrugana 49.083 1044 1
Parornix scoticella 15.03 305 1
Pandemis cinnamomeana 49.023 971 1
Cryptoblabes bistriga 62.007 1433 1
Crambus perlella 63.088 1302 1
Ypsolopha ustella 17.011 461 1
Coleophora glaucicolella 37.071 582 1
Coleophora artemisicolella 37.09 577 1
Phyllonorycter comparella 15.087 365 1
Adaina microdactyla (Hemp Agrimony Plume ) 45.043 1517 1
Metzneria lappella 35.056 724 1
Agdistis bennetii (Saltmarsh Plume) 45.001 1488 1
Mompha epilobiella 40.01 893 1
Parornix carpinella 15.027 302a 1
Monopis laevigella (Skin Moth) 12.036 227 1
Cochylidia implicitana 49.132 956 1
Mompha subbistrigella 40.008 892 1
Diasemiopsis ramburialis 63.044 1403 1
Rhopobota naevana (Holly Tortrix) 49.223 1159 1
Agapeta hamana 49.109 937 1
Stenoptilia zophodactylus (Dowdy Plume) 45.021 1507 1
Archips podana (Large Fruit-tree Tortrix ) 49.013 977 1
Stigmella ruficapitella 4.06 84 1
Aproaerema anthyllidella 35.01 843 1
Tinea pellionella (Case-bearing Clothes Moth) 12.027 240 1
Caloptilia azaleella (Azalea Leaf Miner ) 15.007 285 1
Calybites phasianipennella 15.017 296 1
Heliozela resplendella 6.004 156 1
Coleophora salinella 37.075 575 1
Cochylis hybridella 49.136 965 1
Stigmella catharticella 4.014 98 1
Cydalima perspectalis (Boxworm) 63.054 1409a 1
Hypatima rhomboidella 35.018 858 1
Phyllonorycter quinqueguttella 15.07 348 1