Flying Tonight Early October (Week 41) – Micros

The following is a list of the 35 micro moths most commonly reported between 2003 and 2017 in week 41, 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 coryli 15.064 342 2132
Mompha raschkiella 40.015 883 1234
Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) 49.039 998 1027
Phyllonorycter messaniella 15.04 321 717
Phyllonorycter corylifoliella 15.052 332 363
Stigmella aurella 4.045 50 360
Nomophila noctuella (Rush Veneer) 63.052 1398 322
Stigmella microtheriella 4.01 111 287
Parornix devoniella 15.029 304 272
Lyonetia clerkella (Apple Leaf Miner) 21.001 263 255
Eudonia angustea 63.069 1342 199
Parornix anglicella 15.028 303 188
Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae 15.043 323 186
Phyllonorycter esperella 15.065 343 174
Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella 15.075 353 153
Elachista gangabella 38.015 620 143
Caloptilia semifascia 15.012 290 139
Emmelina monodactyla (Common Plume) 45.044 1524 133
Stigmella tityrella 4.034 77 132
Gracillaria syringella 15.014 293 127
Stigmella floslactella 4.032 75 119
Plutella xylostella (Diamond Backed Moth) 18.001 464 116
Stigmella plagicolella 4.042 67 110
Stigmella anomalella (Rose Leaf Miner ) 4.015 92 87
Cryptoblabes bistriga 62.007 1433 86
Phyllonorycter nicellii 15.081 359 86
Leucoptera laburnella (Laburnum Leaf Miner) 21.004 254 85
Coptotriche marginea 10.003 125 85
Udea ferrugalis (Rusty Dot Pearl) 63.031 1395 84
Tischeria ekebladella 10.001 123 79
Phyllonorycter platani 15.041 321a 75
Phyllonorycter maestingella 15.063 341 68
Stigmella hemargyrella 4.055 81 67
Acleris variegana (Garden Rose Tortrix) 49.077 1048 66
Phyllonorycter tristrigella 15.078 356 66

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

Taxon RES B&S Total number 2003 – 17
Coleophora milvipennis 37.009 496 64
Phyllonorycter acerifoliella 15.084 362 60
Ectoedemia occultella 4.099 34 54
Gypsonoma dealbana 49.279 1169 41
Phyllonorycter tenerella 15.037 318 37
Stigmella hybnerella 4.03 99 36
Coleophora argentula 37.102 563 35
Caloptilia stigmatella 15.01 288 34
Bucculatrix thoracella 14.009 273 34
Ectoedemia atricollis 4.095 29 34
Hypsopygia glaucinalis (Double-striped Tabby) 62.076 1415 33
Stigmella aceris 4.012 102 32
Phyllonorycter schreberella 15.074 352 32
Heliozela hammoniella 6.005 157 31
Stigmella sakhalinella 4.006 113 30
Crocidosema plebejana 49.261 1157 29
Bucculatrix ulmella 14.01 274 29
Stigmella lemniscella 4.043 63 27
Phyllonorycter joannisi 15.085 363 26
Stigmella ulmivora 4.018 80 25
Stigmella samiatella 4.062 88 24
Phyllonorycter blancardella 15.046 326 24
Blastobasis lacticolella 41.003 874 24
Coleophora serratella 37.015 493 22
Tachystola acroxantha (Ruddy Streak) 28.024 656 21
Phyllonorycter geniculella 15.086 364 21
Acleris sparsana 49.069 1041 20
Stigmella luteella 4.007 112 20
Callisto denticulella 15.022 310 20
Chrysoesthia drurella 35.035 746 19
Phyllonorycter spinicolella 15.049 329 18
Incurvaria pectinea 8.001 129 17
Endrosis sarcitrella (White-shouldered House-moth) 28.009 648 17
Parornix betulae 15.025 301 16
Phyllonorycter cerasicolella 15.05 330 16
Phyllonorycter stettinensis 15.079 357 16
Stigmella trimaculella 4.039 73 14
Stigmella continuella 4.044 64 13
Stigmella betulicola 4.005 110 13
Phyllonorycter froelichiella 15.08 358 13
Stigmella perpygmaeella 4.054 79 13
Phylloporia bistrigella 8.005 128 13
Bucculatrix bechsteinella 14.012 275 12
Phyllocnistis unipunctella 15.092 368 12
Euspilapteryx auroguttella 15.016 297 11
Cameraria ohridella (Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner) 15.089 366a 11
Phyllonorycter quercifoliella 15.039 320 11
Ectoedemia heringella 4.088 36a 11
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Beautiful Plume) 45.01 1497 10
Clepsis consimilana 49.038 994 10
Phyllonorycter sagitella 15.088 366 10
Carcina quercana 31.001 658 10
Acrolepia autumnitella 19.014 476 10
Agonopterix alstromeriana (Brown-spot Flat-body) 32.031 695 9
Ectoedemia albifasciella 4.089 37 9
Stigmella obliquella 4.038 70 9
Phyllocnistis xenia 15.093 369 9
Heliozela resplendella 6.004 156 9
Stigmella speciosa 4.056 65 8
Acleris rhombana (Rhomboid Tortrix) 49.07 1042 8
Strophedra weirana 49.381 1221 8
Stigmella catharticella 4.014 98 8
Monopis obviella 12.038 229 8
Antispila treitschkiella 6.002 159 8
Phyllonorycter lantanella 15.051 331 8
Parornix finitimella 15.032 308 7
Stigmella suberivora 4.057 85 7
Stigmella lapponica 4.002 116 7
Scrobipalpa costella 35.123 819 7
Celypha lacunana 49.166 1076 6
Epinotia tenerana (Nut Bud Moth) 49.248 1139 6
Palpita vitrealis 63.048 1408 6
Stigmella regiella 4.022 107 6
Phyllonorycter klemannella 15.082 360 6
Phyllonorycter anderidae 15.069 347 6
Psyche casta 11.012 186 5
Depressaria radiella (Parsnip Moth) 32.036 672 5
Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Brown House Moth) 28.01 647 5
Stigmella salicis 4.035 68 5
Bucculatrix albedinella 14.007 271 5
Hypsopygia costalis (Gold Triangle ) 62.075 1413 4
Stigmella confusella 4.003 117 4
Endotricha flammealis (Rosy Tabby) 62.077 1424 4
Blastobasis adustella 41.002 873 4
Agonopterix arenella 32.017 697 4
Coleophora anatipennella (Pistol Case-bearer ) 37.049 533 4
Caloptilia betulicola 15.005 283 4
Agriphila geniculea 63.095 1309 4
Phyllonorycter rajella 15.067 345 4
Bedellia somnulentella 24.001 264 4
Ectoedemia spinosella 4.098 27 4
Stigmella oxyacanthella 4.026 100 3
Caloptilia populetorum 15.003 281 3
Cacoecimorpha pronubana (Carnation Tortrix) 49.03 985 3
Psychoides filicivora 12.048 200 3
Pyralis farinalis (Meal Moth) 62.072 1417 3
Parornix torquillella 15.033 309 3
Caloptilia falconipennella 15.011 289 3
Stigmella basiguttella 4.058 89 3
Coleophora laricella (Larch Case-bearer) 37.066 526 3
Phyllocnistis saligna 15.09 367 3
Caloptilia rufipennella 15.006 284 3
Ectoedemia subbimaculella 4.09 38 3
Cosmopterix pulchrimella 34.009 896b 3
Monopis weaverella 12.037 228 3
Stigmella viscerella 4.019 95 3
Antispila metallella 6.001 158 2
Scrobipalpa acuminatella 35.109 822 2
Phyllonorycter leucographella (Firethorn Leaf Miner) 15.053 332a 2
Ectoedemia quinquella 4.087 36 2
Parornix carpinella 15.027 302a 2
Phyllonorycter viminiella 15.054 333 2
Luffia ferchaultella 11.009 185 2
Stigmella centifoliella 4.017 93 2
Archips podana (Large Fruit-tree Tortrix ) 49.013 977 2
Coptotriche angusticollella 10.006 127 2
Bucculatrix frangutella 14.006 BF270 2
Monopis crocicapitella 12.039 230 2
Coleophora gryphipennella 37.006 491 2
Coleophora limosipennella 37.012 499 2
Coleophora badiipennella 37.011 497 2
Chrysoesthia sexguttella 35.036 747 2
Adoxophyes orana (Summer Fruit Tortrix) 49.041 999 2
Coleophora albitarsella 37.032 515 2
Amblyptilia punctidactyla (Brindled Plume ) 45.011 1498 2
Cosmopterix zieglerella 34.005 894 2
Choreutis pariana (Apple Leaf Skeletonizer) 48.007 389 2
Parornix scoticella 15.03 305 2
Phyllonorycter pastorella 15.0862 1846 2
Ectoedemia angulifasciella 4.094 28 2
Bohemannia pulverosella 4.071 40 2
Eudonia mercurella 63.074 1344 2
Oncocera semirubella (Rosy-striped Knot-horn) 62.021 1441 2
Stigmella prunetorum 4.011 109 2
Stenoptilia pterodactyla (Brown Plume) 45.012 1509 2
Phyllonorycter comparella 15.087 365 2
Stigmella roborella 4.063 86 2
Ypsolopha sequella 17.012 462 2
Phyllonorycter strigulatella 15.066 344 1
Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.08 1293 1
Teleiopsis diffinis 35.146 776 1
Tischeria dodonaea 10.002 124 1
Ancylis apicella 49.212 1129 1
Recurvaria nanella 35.156 757 1
Stigmella malella (Apple Pygmy) 4.013 BF97 1
Coleophora salicorniae 37.108 588 1
Ectoedemia argyropeza 4.085 23 1
Agonopterix scopariella 32.011 704 1
Coleophora peribenanderi 37.093 559 1
Coleophora salinella 37.075 575 1
Pleuroptya ruralis (Mother of Pearl) 63.038 1405 1
Zelleria hepariella 16.01 435 1
Stenoptilia zophodactylus (Dowdy Plume) 45.021 1507 1
Epinotia nisella 49.255 1138 1
Parornix fagivora 15.026 302 1
Mirificarma mulinella 35.093 792 1
Coleophora atriplicis 37.088 573 1
Acleris notana 49.084 1045 1
Acrocercops brongniardella 15.019 313 1
Parectopa ononidis 15.001 299 1
Grapholita janthinana 49.359 1245 1
Stigmella ruficapitella 4.06 84 1
Scrobipalpa nitentella 35.115 815 1
Musotima nitidalis 63.119 1355a 1
Cochylis hybridella 49.136 965 1
Roeslerstammia erxlebella 13.002 447 1
Metzneria lappella 35.056 724 1
Bucculatrix demaryella 14.013 276 1
Nephopterix angustella 62.032 1465 1
Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 688 1
Coleophora potentillae 37.027 513 1
Agonopterix purpurea 32.009 691 1
Helcystogramma rufescens 35.031 868 1
Acleris hastiana 49.08 1053 1
Alucita hexadactyla (Twenty-plume Moth) 44.001 1288 1
Cydalima perspectalis (Boxworm) 63.054 1409a 1
Thiotricha subocellea 35.037 840 1
Ectoedemia arcuatella 4.096 30 1
Ectoedemia intimella 4.082 25 1
Ypsolopha sylvella 17.009 459 1
Ypsolopha ustella 17.011 461 1
Agonopterix ocellana 32.007 701 1