Flying Tonight Late August (Week 34) – Micros

The following is a list of the 50 micro moths most commonly reported between 2003 and 2017 in week 34, late 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
Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) 49.039 998 3448
Agriphila tristella 63.089 1305 3262
Agriphila geniculea 63.095 1309 1563
Blastobasis adustella 41.002 873 1469
Agriphila straminella 63.093 1304 1110
Nomophila noctuella (Rush Veneer) 63.052 1398 698
Pleuroptya ruralis (Mother of Pearl) 63.038 1405 636
Celypha lacunana 49.166 1076 630
Emmelina monodactyla (Common Plume) 45.044 1524 545
Acrobasis advenella 62.035 1439 427
Plutella xylostella (Diamond Backed Moth) 18.001 464 392
Cydia splendana 49.341 1260 338
Parapoynx stratiotata (Ringed China-mark ) 63.117 1348 330
Cochylis molliculana 49.138 964a 325
Crambus perlella 63.088 1302 292
Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Brown House Moth) 28.01 647 287
Udea ferrugalis (Rusty Dot Pearl) 63.031 1395 285
Acleris variegana (Garden Rose Tortrix) 49.077 1048 283
Pyrausta despicata 63.005 1365 214
Carcina quercana 31.001 658 211
Evergestis forficalis (Garden Pebble) 63.057 1356 204
Agriphila selasella 63.092 1303 204
Eudonia mercurella 63.074 1344 198
Pediasia contaminella 63.109 1323 182
Mompha raschkiella 40.015 883 181
Epermenia chaerophyllella 47.005 483 179
Cameraria ohridella (Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner) 15.089 366a 175
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Beautiful Plume) 45.01 1497 157
Clepsis spectrana (Cyclamen Tortrix) 49.037 993 125
Bryotropha terrella 35.04 787 113
Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.08 1293 108
Pyrausta aurata 63.006 1361 105
Cochylis hybridella 49.136 965 103
Pandemis corylana (Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix ) 49.024 969 100
Endotricha flammealis (Rosy Tabby) 62.077 1424 98
Agapeta hamana 49.109 937 97
Apotomis betuletana 49.15 1093 96
Cochylis atricapitana 49.139 966 93
Lyonetia clerkella (Apple Leaf Miner) 21.001 263 93
Acentria ephemerella (Water Veneer) 63.115 1331 88
Pandemis heparana (Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix) 49.026 972 82
Anania coronata 63.018 1378 79
Phyllonorycter messaniella 15.04 321 73
Endrosis sarcitrella (White-shouldered House-moth) 28.009 648 73
Catoptria falsella 63.102 1316 72
Eudonia angustea 63.069 1342 70
Acleris forsskaleana 49.062 1036 69
Cataclysta lemnata (Small China-mark) 63.116 1354 69
Evergestis extimalis 63.058 1357 67
Celypha striana 49.161 1063 65

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

Taxon RES B&S Total number 2003 – 17
Aethes smeathmanniana 49.12 947 58
Crocidosema plebejana 49.261 1157 57
Celypha cespitana 49.164 1067 54
Donacaula forficella 63.121 1329 50
Argyresthia goedartella 20.012 411 48
Eudonia lacustrata 63.067 1338 47
Nymphula nitidulata (Beautiful China-mark ) 63.118 1350 44
Swammerdamia pyrella 16.017 438 42
Pandemis cerasana (Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix) 49.025 970 41
Nephopterix angustella 62.032 1465 41
Bryotropha domestica 35.038 789 40
Elophila nymphaeata (Brown China-mark ) 63.114 1345 39
Spilonota ocellana (Bud Moth) 49.224 1205 39
Cydia pomonella (Codling Moth) 49.338 1261 38
Phycita roborella 62.029 1452 36
Phyllonorycter maestingella 15.063 341 35
Blastobasis lacticolella 41.003 874 34
Eudonia pallida 63.075 1336 32
Ypsolopha parenthesella 17.01 460 30
Archips podana (Large Fruit-tree Tortrix ) 49.013 977 30
Oncocera semirubella (Rosy-striped Knot-horn) 62.021 1441 29
Stigmella plagicolella 4.042 67 29
Stigmella hemargyrella 4.055 81 29
Parornix anglicella 15.028 303 28
Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae 15.043 323 28
Stigmella tityrella 4.034 77 26
Acrobasis suavella 62.036 1438 25
Epinotia nisella 49.255 1138 24
Anania hortulata (Small Magpie) 63.025 1376 24
Ethmia bipunctella 33.006 720 24
Euzophera pinguis (Ash-bark Knot-horn) 62.048 1470 24
Agriphila inquinatella (Barred Grass-veneer) 63.09 1306 23
Anania crocealis 63.022 1385 23
Acrobasis marmorea 62.037 1440 22
Galleria mellonella (Wax Moth ) 62.006 1425 22
Ypsolopha scabrella 17.005 455 21
Stigmella trimaculella 4.039 73 21
Hypsopygia costalis (Gold Triangle ) 62.075 1413 21
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 1011 20
Agonopterix liturosa 32.008 709 20
Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 1334 20
Depressaria radiella (Parsnip Moth) 32.036 672 19
Lobesia abscisana 49.183 1108 19
Coptotriche marginea 10.003 125 19
Paraswammerdamia nebulella 16.02 441 19
Lathronympha strigana 49.345 1219 18
Agonopterix alstromeriana (Brown-spot Flat-body) 32.031 695 18
Teleiopsis diffinis 35.146 776 18
Stigmella hybnerella 4.03 99 18
Agdistis bennetii (Saltmarsh Plume) 45.001 1488 17
Chilo phragmitella 63.077 1290 17
Cochylimorpha straminea 49.097 936 17
Caloptilia stigmatella 15.01 288 17
Pyrausta purpuralis 63.007 1362 17
Platytes alpinella 63.112 1325 16
Synaphe punctalis 62.07 1414 16
Tachystola acroxantha (Ruddy Streak) 28.024 656 16
Phyllonorycter spinicolella 15.049 329 16
Phyllonorycter coryli 15.064 342 16
Calamotropha paludella 63.079 1292 16
Udea lutealis 63.033 1388 16
Bedellia somnulentella 24.001 264 16
Anthophila fabriciana (Nettle-Tap) 48.001 385 15
Evergestis limbata 63.059 1356a 15
Ostrinia nubilalis (European Corn Borer) 63.028 1375 15
Yponomeuta malinellus/cagnagella #N/A #N/A 15
Gracillaria syringella 15.014 293 15
Monopis weaverella 12.037 228 15
Scrobipalpa acuminatella 35.109 822 15
Hypsopygia glaucinalis (Double-striped Tabby) 62.076 1415 14
Yponomeuta cagnagella (Spindle Ermine) 16.004 427 14
Monopis obviella 12.038 229 13
Clepsis consimilana 49.038 994 13
Scrobipalpa costella 35.123 819 13
Yponomeuta plumbella 16.007 430 12
Notocelia uddmanniana (Bramble Shoot Moth) 49.294 1175 12
Agapeta zoegana 49.11 938 12
Epinotia ramella 49.249 1134 12
Coleophora trifolii (Large Clover Case-bearer ) 37.033 516 11
Pyralis farinalis (Meal Moth) 62.072 1417 11
Dichomeris marginella (Juniper Webber ) 35.022 862 11
Alucita hexadactyla (Twenty-plume Moth) 44.001 1288 11
Agonopterix arenella 32.017 697 10
Eupoecilia angustana 49.111 954 10
Stenoptilia pterodactyla (Brown Plume) 45.012 1509 10
Palpita vitrealis 63.048 1408 10
Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 688 10
Helcystogramma rufescens 35.031 868 10
Paraswammerdamia albicapitella 16.019 440 9
Eudemis profundana 49.144 1113 9
Epinotia immundana 49.24 1136 9
Scoparia subfusca 63.062 1332 9
Yponomeuta padella/malinellus (Orchard/Apple Ermine) #N/A #N/A 8
Apodia bifractella 35.06 730 8
Aroga velocella 35.094 796 8
Monopis laevigella (Skin Moth) 12.036 227 8
Acrobasis repandana 62.034 1436 8
Schoenobius gigantella 63.12 1328 8
Monochroa palustrellus 35.073 737 7
Hypatima rhomboidella 35.018 858 7
Yponomeuta malinellus (Apple Ermine ) 16.003 426 7
Aphomia sociella (Bee Moth) 62.001 1428 7
Antispila metallella 6.001 158 7
Grapholita janthinana 49.359 1245 7
Agonopterix purpurea 32.009 691 7
Ypsolopha sequella 17.012 462 7
Yponomeuta padella (Orchard Ermine) 16.002 425 7
Adaina microdactyla (Hemp Agrimony Plume ) 45.043 1517 7
Enarmonia formosana (Cherry Bark Moth) 49.2 1216 7
Ypsolopha dentella (Honeysuckle Moth ) 17.003 453 6
Scythropia crataegella (Hawthorn Moth) 25.001 450 6
Eupoecilia ambiguella (Vine Moth ) 49.112 955 6
Phyllocnistis unipunctella 15.092 368 6
Cochylis dubitana 49.137 964 6
Bryotropha affinis 35.047 779 6
Eucosma tripoliana 49.272 1193 6
Pammene aurita 49.376 1233 6
Rhopobota naevana (Holly Tortrix) 49.223 1159 6
Cacoecimorpha pronubana (Carnation Tortrix) 49.03 985 6
Pammene fasciana 49.367 1236 5
Leucospilapteryx omissella 15.021 314 5
Caloptilia rufipennella 15.006 284 5
Chrysoesthia drurella 35.035 746 5
Agonopterix subpropinquella 32.015 692 4
Epinotia trigonella 49.23 1151 4
Pterophorus pentadactyla (White Plume Moth ) 45.03 1513 4
Caloptilia semifascia 15.012 290 4
Orthotelia sparganella 19.001 470 4
Rhodophaea formosa 62.024 1445 4
Prays fraxinella (Ash Bud Moth) 22.002 449 4
Swammerdamia caesiella 16.015 437 4
Adoxophyes orana (Summer Fruit Tortrix) 49.041 999 4
Tinea trinotella 12.033 247 4
Apotomis turbidana 49.149 1092 4
Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 875a 4
Parornix betulae 15.025 301 4
Hellinsia lienigianus (Mugwort Plume) 45.04 1518 4
Mompha propinquella 40.004 888 4
Crambus pascuella (Inlaid Grass-veneer) 63.081 1294 3
Acrolepia autumnitella 19.014 476 3
Epiblema foenella 49.288 1183 3
Mompha epilobiella 40.01 893 3
Borkhausenia fuscescens 28.012 644 3
Mompha lacteella 40.003 887 3
Ditula angustiorana (Red-barred Tortrix) 49.004 1010 3
Eucosma cana 49.265 1201 3
Teleiodes luculella 35.143 774 3
Crambus lathoniellus 63.086 1301 3
Acleris laterana 49.066 1038 3
Eudonia truncicolella 63.073 1340 3
Aethes cnicana 49.127 945 3
Stigmella perpygmaeella 4.054 79 3
Phyllonorycter leucographella (Firethorn Leaf Miner) 15.053 332a 3
Ectoedemia decentella 4.076 20 3
Cosmopterix pulchrimella 34.009 896b 3
Amblyptilia punctidactyla (Brindled Plume ) 45.011 1498 3
Cnephasia longana 49.057 1016 3
Acleris rhombana (Rhomboid Tortrix) 49.07 1042 3
Yponomeuta evonymella (Bird-cherry Ermine) 16.001 424 3
Argyresthia bonnetella 20.022 421 3
Tischeria ekebladella 10.001 123 3
Ptocheuusa paupella 35.061 748 3
Gelechia senticetella 35.099 801a 3
Argyresthia semifusca 20.02 419 3
Caloptilia betulicola 15.005 283 3
Cochylidia implicitana 49.132 956 3
Celypha rufana 49.16 1065 3
Bryotropha senectella 35.046 782 2
Argyresthia trifasciata 20.005 409a 2
Limnaecia phragmitella 34.004 898 2
Agriphila latistria 63.091 1307 2
Prays ruficeps 22.003 BF448a 2
Eucosma campoliliana 49.269 1197 2
Caloptilia cuculipennella 15.002 280 2
Anerastia lotella 62.069 1432 2
Loxostege sticticalis 63.002 1368 2
Phyllonorycter schreberella 15.074 352 2
Bactra lancealana 49.194 1111 2
Evergestis pallidata 63.06 1358 2
Stigmella lemniscella 4.043 63 2
Tinea semifulvella 12.032 246 2
Agonopterix nervosa 32.03 706 2
Phyllonorycter corylifoliella 15.052 332 2
Caloptilia azaleella (Azalea Leaf Miner ) 15.007 285 2
Aphomia zelleri 62.002 1429 2
Phyllonorycter esperella 15.065 343 2
Caloptilia alchimiella/robustella #N/A #N/A 2
Stenolechia gemmella 35.16 755 2
Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella 15.075 353 2
Stigmella aceris 4.012 102 2
Coleophora salicorniae 37.108 588 2
Coleophora lixella 37.061 530 2
Acleris laterana/comariana #N/A #N/A 2
Homoeosoma sinuella 62.054 1481 2
Mompha terminella 40.014 881 2
Stigmella microtheriella 4.01 111 2
Eudonia delunella 63.072 1343 2
Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla (Twin-spot Plume ) 45.013 1508 2
Ypsolopha alpella 17.008 458 2
Ethmia quadrillella 33.002 719 2
Piniphila bifasciana 49.18 1079 2
Eulamprotes wilkella 35.079 733 2
Gymnancyla canella 62.043 1464 2
Catoptria pinella (Pearl Grass-veneer) 63.099 1313 2
Acleris aspersana 49.078 1043 2
Psyche casta 11.012 186 2
Sitochroa palealis 63.014 1370 2
Cryptoblabes bistriga 62.007 1433 2
Ypsolopha sylvella 17.009 459 2
Ypsolopha ustella 17.011 461 2
Phyllonorycter tenerella 15.037 318 2
Elachista maculicerusella 38.039 609 1
Mompha langiella 40.011 880 1
Epinotia brunnichana 49.231 1155 1
Stigmella ruficapitella 4.06 84 1
Acleris kochiella 49.085 1050 1
Stigmella samiatella 4.062 88 1
Endothenia marginana 49.188 1099 1
Stigmella tiliae 4.004 90 1
Moitrelia obductella 62.013 1444 1
Agonopterix ciliella 32.019 689 1
Stigmella oxyacanthella 4.026 100 1
Cnephasia genitalana 49.054 1023 1
Phyllonorycter stettinensis 15.079 357 1
Eucosma hohenwartiana 49.266 1200 1
Hedya nubiferana (Marbled Orchard Tortrix ) 49.156 1083 1
Nemapogon clematella 12.021 220 1
Epinotia abbreviana 49.234 1150 1
Eucosma obumbratana 49.264 1202 1
Cochylimorpha alternana 49.098 935 1
Opostega salaciella 5.001 119 1
Stigmella aurella 4.045 50 1
Teleiodes vulgella 35.141 765 1
Acleris hastiana 49.08 1053 1
Cydia amplana 49.343 1262 1
Bisigna procerella 28.001 639 1
Tinagma balteolella 26.002 399 1
Phyllonorycter sorbi 15.044 324 1
Cydia fagiglandana 49.342 1259 1
Phyllonorycter trifasciella 15.083 361 1
Agonopterix umbellana 32.029 705 1
Gillmeria pallidactyla (Yarrow Plume ) 45.008 1504 1
Cochylis roseana 49.134 962 1
Gypsonoma sociana 49.281 1168 1
Pammene regiana 49.375 1234 1
Catoptria verellus 63.103 1317 1
Pandemis cinnamomeana 49.023 971 1
Pyrausta nigrata 63.009 1366 1
Agonopterix yeatiana 32.035 714 1
Schrekensteinia festaliella 46.001 485 1
Eudonia lineola 63.071 1341 1
Metalampra italica 28.008 624a 1
Ypsolopha horridella 17.006 456 1
Scrobipalpa ocellatella (Beet Moth ) 35.118 814 1
Parectopa ononidis 15.001 299 1
Stigmella confusella 4.003 117 1
Cynaeda dentalis 63.056 1359 1
Mompha ochraceella 40.002 886 1
Bucculatrix albedinella 14.007 271 1
Aethes francillana 49.124 950 1
Parornix devoniella 15.029 304 1
Stigmella paradoxa 4.02 82 1
Pediasia aridella 63.11 1324 1
Crassa unitella 28.014 642 1
Zeiraphera isertana 49.26 1165 1
Ectoedemia heringella 4.088 36a 1
Anania perlucidalis 63.02 1380 1
Ectoedemia minimella 4.1 35 1
Achroia grisella (Lesser Wax Moth) 62.005 1426 1
Elachista argentella 38.004 610 1
Acleris cristana 49.076 1054 1
Phyllonorycter tristrigella 15.078 356 1
Pempelia genistella 62.022 1443 1
Gypsonoma dealbana 49.279 1169 1
Phalonidia affinitana 49.103 932 1
Glyphipterix simpliciella (Cocksfoot Moth) 19.007 391 1
Depressaria pulcherrimella 32.042 676 1
Platyedra subcinerea 35.033 808 1
Phyllocnistis saligna 15.09 367 1
Hedya ochroleucana 49.158 1084 1
Eulamprotes atrella 35.081 731 1
Coleophora mayrella 37.048 518 1
Ancylis achatana 49.215 1115 1
Aleimma loeflingiana 49.06 1032 1
Phyllocnistis xenia 15.093 369 1
Oinophila v-flava (Yellow V Moth ) 12.046 277 1
Depressaria ultimella 32.04 671 1
Epinotia bilunana 49.254 1133 1
Eupoecelia angustana 49.111 BF954 1
Coleophora saturatella 37.042 545 1
Aphelia paleana (Timothy Tortrix ) 49.031 989 1
Lobesia littoralis 49.185 1109 1
Dioryctria simplicella 62.027 1455 1
Lozotaeniodes formosana 49.04 1001 1
Argyresthia cupressella (Cypress Tip Moth) 20.007 409b 1
Scrobipalpa salicorniae 35.113 813 1
Argyresthia pruniella (Cherry Fruit Moth) 20.021 420 1
Aethes rubigana 49.128 946 1
Phyllonorycter froelichiella 15.08 358 1
Epinotia solandriana 49.233 1156 1
Phyllonorycter geniculella 15.086 364 1
Stigmella betulicola 4.005 110 1
Ancylis badiana 49.214 1126 1
Stenoptilia zophodactylus (Dowdy Plume) 45.021 1507 1
Ancylis laetana 49.203 1123 1
Batia lambdella 28.017 641 1
Phyllonorycter harrisella 15.034 315 1
Stigmella lapponica 4.002 116 1
Clavigesta purdeyi (Pine Leaf-mining Moth) 49.304 1207 1
Stigmella magdalenae 4.024 104 1
Ancylosis oblitella 62.053 1467 1
Stigmella nylandriella 4.025 103 1
Phyllonorycter klemannella 15.082 360 1
Batia lunaris 28.015 640 1
Agonopterix scopariella 32.011 704 1
Mompha subbistrigella 40.008 892 1
Crombrugghia distans (Breckland Plume) 45.026 1491 1
Acrobasis tumidana 62.033 1435 1
Dyseriocrania subpurpurella 2.001 6 1
Phyllonorycter nicellii 15.081 359 1
Acrobasis consociella 62.038 1437 1