Flying Tonight Late August (Week 35) – Micros

The following is a list of the 50 micro moths most commonly reported between 2003 and 2017 in week 35, 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 4120
Agriphila geniculea 63.095 1309 2997
Agriphila tristella 63.089 1305 2958
Phyllonorycter esperella 15.065 343 2041
Nomophila noctuella (Rush Veneer) 63.052 1398 987
Blastobasis adustella 41.002 873 918
Plutella xylostella (Diamond Backed Moth) 18.001 464 726
Celypha lacunana 49.166 1076 713
Udea ferrugalis (Rusty Dot Pearl) 63.031 1395 683
Phyllonorycter coryli 15.064 342 646
Agriphila straminella 63.093 1304 526
Emmelina monodactyla (Common Plume) 45.044 1524 520
Pleuroptya ruralis (Mother of Pearl) 63.038 1405 495
Cydia splendana 49.341 1260 433
Acleris variegana (Garden Rose Tortrix) 49.077 1048 394
Parapoynx stratiotata (Ringed China-mark ) 63.117 1348 338
Caloptilia semifascia 15.012 290 297
Acrobasis advenella 62.035 1439 273
Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Brown House Moth) 28.01 647 267
Cameraria ohridella (Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner) 15.089 366a 263
Eudonia angustea 63.069 1342 251
Mompha raschkiella 40.015 883 250
Phyllonorycter platani 15.041 321a 230
Phyllonorycter acerifoliella 15.084 362 225
Carcina quercana 31.001 658 222
Cochylis molliculana 49.138 964a 220
Stigmella microtheriella 4.01 111 215
Lyonetia clerkella (Apple Leaf Miner) 21.001 263 212
Pyrausta aurata 63.006 1361 170
Pyrausta despicata 63.005 1365 169
Agriphila selasella 63.092 1303 168
Gracillaria syringella 15.014 293 145
Cochylis hybridella 49.136 965 143
Crambus perlella 63.088 1302 141
Eudonia pallida 63.075 1336 140
Pandemis corylana (Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix ) 49.024 969 135
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Beautiful Plume) 45.01 1497 125
Evergestis forficalis (Garden Pebble) 63.057 1356 123
Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae 15.043 323 122
Parornix anglicella 15.028 303 121
Clepsis spectrana (Cyclamen Tortrix) 49.037 993 118
Eudonia mercurella 63.074 1344 103
Argyresthia goedartella 20.012 411 103
Cataclysta lemnata (Small China-mark) 63.116 1354 103
Catoptria falsella 63.102 1316 96
Cochylis atricapitana 49.139 966 88
Pediasia contaminella 63.109 1323 83
Acentria ephemerella (Water Veneer) 63.115 1331 81
Nymphula nitidulata (Beautiful China-mark ) 63.118 1350 80
Phyllonorycter corylifoliella 15.052 332 79

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

Taxon RES B&S Total number 2003 – 17
Coptotriche marginea 10.003 125 78
Celypha striana 49.161 1063 76
Pandemis heparana (Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix) 49.026 972 73
Endrosis sarcitrella (White-shouldered House-moth) 28.009 648 64
Elophila nymphaeata (Brown China-mark ) 63.114 1345 62
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 1011 59
Crocidosema plebejana 49.261 1157 55
Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.08 1293 52
Yponomeuta padella (Orchard Ermine) 16.002 425 52
Phyllocnistis xenia 15.093 369 49
Cydia pomonella (Codling Moth) 49.338 1261 49
Stigmella hybnerella 4.03 99 49
Bryotropha terrella 35.04 787 48
Tachystola acroxantha (Ruddy Streak) 28.024 656 47
Bucculatrix thoracella 14.009 273 45
Acleris forsskaleana 49.062 1036 44
Archips podana (Large Fruit-tree Tortrix ) 49.013 977 42
Pandemis cerasana (Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix) 49.025 970 41
Swammerdamia pyrella 16.017 438 40
Nephopterix angustella 62.032 1465 40
Donacaula forficella 63.121 1329 38
Anania coronata 63.018 1378 38
Agapeta hamana 49.109 937 38
Paraswammerdamia nebulella 16.02 441 38
Endotricha flammealis (Rosy Tabby) 62.077 1424 37
Caloptilia stigmatella 15.01 288 37
Stigmella plagicolella 4.042 67 37
Incurvaria pectinea 8.001 129 35
Evergestis extimalis 63.058 1357 35
Aethes smeathmanniana 49.12 947 35
Euzophera pinguis (Ash-bark Knot-horn) 62.048 1470 32
Apotomis betuletana 49.15 1093 32
Celypha cespitana 49.164 1067 31
Leucoptera malifoliella (Pear Leaf Blister Moth) 21.008 260 29
Galleria mellonella (Wax Moth ) 62.006 1425 29
Depressaria radiella (Parsnip Moth) 32.036 672 29
Bryotropha domestica 35.038 789 27
Caloptilia rufipennella 15.006 284 27
Phycita roborella 62.029 1452 26
Agonopterix arenella 32.017 697 26
Parornix devoniella 15.029 304 26
Cacoecimorpha pronubana (Carnation Tortrix) 49.03 985 25
Pyrausta purpuralis 63.007 1362 25
Phalonidia affinitana 49.103 932 25
Stigmella confusella 4.003 117 25
Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 1334 25
Scythropia crataegella (Hawthorn Moth) 25.001 450 25
Agriphila inquinatella (Barred Grass-veneer) 63.09 1306 25
Stigmella viscerella 4.019 95 24
Phyllocnistis saligna 15.09 367 24
Caloptilia elongella 15.004 282 23
Ectoedemia septembrella 4.078 42 22
Stigmella aurella 4.045 50 21
Ethmia quadrillella 33.002 719 21
Oncocera semirubella (Rosy-striped Knot-horn) 62.021 1441 20
Phyllonorycter spinicolella 15.049 329 19
Anania crocealis 63.022 1385 19
Epinotia nisella 49.255 1138 19
Epinotia immundana 49.24 1136 19
Phyllonorycter nicellii 15.081 359 19
Epermenia chaerophyllella 47.005 483 19
Notocelia uddmanniana (Bramble Shoot Moth) 49.294 1175 19
Agriphila latistria 63.091 1307 19
Acleris laterana/comariana #N/A #N/A 18
Bucculatrix maritima 14.003 267 18
Acrobasis consociella 62.038 1437 18
Anthophila fabriciana (Nettle-Tap) 48.001 385 17
Stigmella trimaculella 4.039 73 17
Blastobasis lacticolella 41.003 874 17
Hypsopygia costalis (Gold Triangle ) 62.075 1413 16
Ypsolopha scabrella 17.005 455 16
Leucospilapteryx omissella 15.021 314 16
Cosmopterix zieglerella 34.005 894 15
Eucosma tripoliana 49.272 1193 15
Yponomeuta evonymella (Bird-cherry Ermine) 16.001 424 15
Acrolepia autumnitella 19.014 476 15
Monopis obviella 12.038 229 15
Cochylimorpha straminea 49.097 936 15
Eudonia lacustrata 63.067 1338 15
Bucculatrix ulmella 14.01 274 14
Clepsis consimilana 49.038 994 14
Adoxophyes orana (Summer Fruit Tortrix) 49.041 999 14
Cochylidia implicitana 49.132 956 13
Pammene aurita 49.376 1233 13
Chilo phragmitella 63.077 1290 13
Monopis weaverella 12.037 228 13
Pterophorus pentadactyla (White Plume Moth ) 45.03 1513 12
Agonopterix alstromeriana (Brown-spot Flat-body) 32.031 695 12
Tinea trinotella 12.033 247 12
Bactra lancealana 49.194 1111 11
Spilonota ocellana (Bud Moth) 49.224 1205 11
Ectoedemia decentella 4.076 20 11
Acrobasis suavella 62.036 1438 11
Agdistis bennetii (Saltmarsh Plume) 45.001 1488 11
Ostrinia nubilalis (European Corn Borer) 63.028 1375 11
Palpita vitrealis 63.048 1408 11
Yponomeuta cagnagella (Spindle Ermine) 16.004 427 10
Cydia amplana 49.343 1262 10
Ethmia bipunctella 33.006 720 10
Acrobasis marmorea 62.037 1440 10
Caloptilia falconipennella 15.011 289 9
Phyllocnistis unipunctella 15.092 368 9
Epinotia trigonella 49.23 1151 9
Parornix finitimella 15.032 308 9
Scrobipalpa costella 35.123 819 9
Eupoecilia ambiguella (Vine Moth ) 49.112 955 8
Mompha epilobiella 40.01 893 8
Stenoptilia pterodactyla (Brown Plume) 45.012 1509 8
Evergestis limbata 63.059 1356a 8
Acleris rhombana (Rhomboid Tortrix) 49.07 1042 8
Mirificarma mulinella 35.093 792 8
Grapholita janthinana 49.359 1245 8
Stigmella betulicola 4.005 110 8
Lobesia abscisana 49.183 1108 8
Synaphe punctalis 62.07 1414 8
Teleiopsis diffinis 35.146 776 8
Schoenobius gigantella 63.12 1328 8
Monopis crocicapitella 12.039 230 7
Agonopterix purpurea 32.009 691 7
Ypsolopha sequella 17.012 462 7
Cosmopterix pulchrimella 34.009 896b 7
Pyralis farinalis (Meal Moth) 62.072 1417 7
Dichomeris marginella (Juniper Webber ) 35.022 862 7
Phyllonorycter rajella 15.067 345 7
Enarmonia formosana (Cherry Bark Moth) 49.2 1216 7
Alucita hexadactyla (Twenty-plume Moth) 44.001 1288 7
Calamotropha paludella 63.079 1292 7
Caloptilia populetorum 15.003 281 7
Stigmella lemniscella 4.043 63 7
Bedellia somnulentella 24.001 264 6
Hedya nubiferana (Marbled Orchard Tortrix ) 49.156 1083 6
Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 688 6
Bucculatrix albedinella 14.007 271 6
Cynaeda dentalis 63.056 1359 6
Caloptilia betulicola 15.005 283 6
Psyche casta 11.012 186 6
Yponomeuta plumbella 16.007 430 6
Hypsopygia glaucinalis (Double-striped Tabby) 62.076 1415 5
Anania hortulata (Small Magpie) 63.025 1376 5
Helcystogramma rufescens 35.031 868 5
Agonopterix scopariella 32.011 704 5
Eudemis profundana 49.144 1113 5
Parornix betulae 15.025 301 5
Epinotia ramella 49.249 1134 5
Eupoecilia angustana 49.111 954 5
Cochylis dubitana 49.137 964 5
Monochroa palustrellus 35.073 737 5
Coleophora trifolii (Large Clover Case-bearer ) 37.033 516 5
Phyllonorycter messaniella 15.04 321 5
Orthotelia sparganella 19.001 470 5
Calybites phasianipennella 15.017 296 5
Aroga velocella 35.094 796 5
Phyllonorycter tristrigella 15.078 356 5
Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 875a 5
Platytes alpinella 63.112 1325 5
Apodia bifractella 35.06 730 5
Batia lambdella 28.017 641 4
Stigmella luteella 4.007 112 4
Amblyptilia punctidactyla (Brindled Plume ) 45.011 1498 4
Bryotropha affinis 35.047 779 4
Paraswammerdamia albicapitella 16.019 440 4
Stigmella obliquella 4.038 70 4
Metalampra italica 28.008 624a 4
Cydia fagiglandana 49.342 1259 4
Caloptilia alchimiella/robustella #N/A #N/A 4
Bucculatrix bechsteinella 14.012 275 4
Yponomeuta rorrella (Willow Ermine) 16.005 428 4
Hypatima rhomboidella 35.018 858 4
Caloptilia robustella 15.009 287 3
Ectoedemia louisella 4.075 22 3
Argyresthia semifusca 20.02 419 3
Achroia grisella (Lesser Wax Moth) 62.005 1426 3
Mompha subbistrigella 40.008 892 3
Acrolepiopsis assectella (Leek Moth) 19.011 473 3
Phycitodes binaevella 62.058 1483 3
Monopis imella 12.04 231 3
Phyllonorycter leucographella (Firethorn Leaf Miner) 15.053 332a 3
Acleris laterana 49.066 1038 3
Prays fraxinella (Ash Bud Moth) 22.002 449 3
Scoparia subfusca 63.062 1332 3
Phyllonorycter klemannella 15.082 360 3
Stigmella aceris 4.012 102 3
Stigmella continuella 4.044 64 3
Crambus pascuella (Inlaid Grass-veneer) 63.081 1294 3
Phyllonorycter tenerella 15.037 318 3
Crombrugghia distans (Breckland Plume) 45.026 1491 3
Stigmella regiella 4.022 107 3
Lathronympha strigana 49.345 1219 3
Dioryctria sylvestrella 62.025 1454b 3
Argyresthia albistria 20.023 422 3
Tinea semifulvella 12.032 246 3
Acrobasis repandana 62.034 1436 3
Epinotia caprana 49.229 1154 3
Argyresthia brockeella 20.011 410 3
Ypsolopha parenthesella 17.01 460 3
Limnaecia phragmitella 34.004 898 3
Ypsolopha dentella (Honeysuckle Moth ) 17.003 453 3
Crassa unitella 28.014 642 3
Epinotia tenerana (Nut Bud Moth) 49.248 1139 3
Zeiraphera isertana 49.26 1165 3
Heliozela hammoniella 6.005 157 3
Argyresthia trifasciata 20.005 409a 2
Coleophora saturatella 37.042 545 2
Adaina microdactyla (Hemp Agrimony Plume ) 45.043 1517 2
Scrobipalpa salicorniae 35.113 813 2
Crambus lathoniellus 63.086 1301 2
Semioscopis avellanella 32.001 666 2
Epermenia falciformis 47.006 481 2
Sitochroa palealis 63.014 1370 2
Aphelia paleana (Timothy Tortrix ) 49.031 989 2
Celypha rosaceana 49.162 1064 2
Pammene fasciana 49.367 1236 2
Notocelia tetragonana 49.293 1180 2
Loxostege sticticalis 63.002 1368 2
Celypha rufana 49.16 1065 2
Oinophila v-flava (Yellow V Moth ) 12.046 277 2
Parornix scoticella 15.03 305 2
Yponomeuta malinellus (Apple Ermine ) 16.003 426 2
Stigmella floslactella 4.032 75 2
Apotomis turbidana 49.149 1092 2
Eucosma campoliliana 49.269 1197 2
Archips rosana (Rose Tortrix ) 49.016 981 2
Ancylosis oblitella 62.053 1467 2
Catoptria pinella (Pearl Grass-veneer) 63.099 1313 2
Anerastia lotella 62.069 1432 2
Ditula angustiorana (Red-barred Tortrix) 49.004 1010 2
Teleiodes luculella 35.143 774 2
Acrocercops brongniardella 15.019 313 2
Orthotaenia undulana 49.154 1087 2
Nematopogon swammerdamella 7.015 140 2
Caloptilia cuculipennella 15.002 280 2
Ectoedemia atricollis 4.095 29 2
Ypsolopha alpella 17.008 458 2
Ectoedemia minimella 4.1 35 2
Ypsolopha sylvella 17.009 459 2
Agonopterix subpropinquella 32.015 692 2
Brachmia blandella 35.028 866 2
Aphomia sociella (Bee Moth) 62.001 1428 2
Acleris aspersana 49.078 1043 2
Agonopterix nervosa 32.03 706 2
Hedya salicella 49.155 1086 1
Moitrelia obductella 62.013 1444 1
Epinotia brunnichana 49.231 1155 1
Udea lutealis 63.033 1388 1
Platyedra subcinerea 35.033 808 1
Udea olivalis 63.037 1392 1
Platyptilia gonodactyla (Triangle Plume ) 45.004 1501 1
Yponomeuta malinellus/cagnagella #N/A #N/A 1
Udea prunalis (Dusky Pearl) 63.034 1390 1
Sparganothis pilleriana 49.003 1012 1
Chrysoesthia sexguttella 35.036 747 1
Stenolechia gemmella 35.16 755 1
Digitivalva pulicariae 19.01 472 1
Ypsolopha horridella 17.006 456 1
Mompha propinquella 40.004 888 1
Bohemannia quadrimaculella 4.072 19 1
Epinotia abbreviana 49.234 1150 1
Acleris hastiana 49.08 1053 1
Stenoptilia zophodactylus (Dowdy Plume) 45.021 1507 1
Eucosma conterminana 49.275 1192 1
Roeslerstammia erxlebella 13.002 447 1
Anania verbascalis 63.023 1382 1
Ethmia dodecea 33.001 718 1
Borkhausenia fuscescens 28.012 644 1
Gillmeria pallidactyla (Yarrow Plume ) 45.008 1504 1
Acleris ferrugana/notana #N/A #N/A 1
Prays ruficeps 22.003 BF448a 1
Agonopterix ocellana 32.007 701 1
Psammotis pulveralis 63.027 1383 1
Eudonia truncicolella 63.073 1340 1
Argyrotaenia ljungiana 49.02 974 1
Caloptilia alchimiella 15.008 286 1
Endothenia marginana 49.188 1099 1
Stigmella magdalenae 4.024 104 1
Epiblema scutulana 49.285 1184 1
Apotomis capreana 49.151 1094 1
Rhopobota naevana (Holly Tortrix) 49.223 1159 1
Phyllonorycter froelichiella 15.08 358 1
Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla (Twin-spot Plume ) 45.013 1508 1
Apotomis lineana 49.148 1091 1
Bactra furfurana 49.195 1110 1
Agonopterix kaekeritziana (Straw Flat-body) 32.026 698 1
Rhodophaea formosa 62.024 1445 1
Ancylis unculana 49.21 1125 1
Sciota adelphella 62.017 1447a 1
Coleophora galbulipennella 37.092 551 1
Aethes rubigana 49.128 946 1
Phyllonorycter geniculella 15.086 364 1
Acleris literana 49.087 1061 1
Agonopterix liturosa 32.008 709 1
Stigmella ulmivora 4.018 80 1
Coleophora limoniella 37.003 488 1
Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella 15.075 353 1
Stigmella nylandriella 4.025 103 1
Neofriseria peliella 35.087 798 1
Coleophora lixella 37.061 530 1
Leucoptera laburnella (Laburnum Leaf Miner) 21.004 254 1
Pempelia genistella 62.022 1443 1
Monopis laevigella (Skin Moth) 12.036 227 1
Argyresthia pruniella (Cherry Fruit Moth) 20.021 420 1
Stigmella atricapitella 4.061 83 1
Bactra robustana 49.197 1112 1
Opostega salaciella 5.001 119 1
Caloptilia azaleella (Azalea Leaf Miner ) 15.007 285 1
Caryocolum blandella 35.133 832 1
Stigmella oxyacanthella 4.026 100 1
Paratalanta hyalinalis 63.03 1374 1
Coleophora serratella 37.015 493 1
Aspilapteryx tringipennella 15.015 294 1
Chrysoesthia drurella 35.035 746 1
Scrobipalpa acuminatella 35.109 822 1
Archips oporana 49.011 976 1
Caryocolum vicinella 35.13 826 1
Coleophora alcyonipennella (Small Clover Case-bearer) 37.035 517 1
Lozotaeniodes formosana 49.04 1001 1
Phyllonorycter lantanella 15.051 331 1
Scrobipalpa ocellatella (Beet Moth ) 35.118 814 1
Stigmella pyri 4.027 101 1
Aleimma loeflingiana 49.06 1032 1
Pammene regiana 49.375 1234 1
Matilella fusca 62.012 1451 1
Acleris holmiana 49.061 1037 1
Stigmella anomalella (Rose Leaf Miner ) 4.015 92 1
Pandemis cinnamomeana 49.023 971 1
Acleris cristana 49.076 1054 1
Phyllonorycter quercifoliella 15.039 320 1
Homoeosoma sinuella 62.054 1481 1
Nyctegretis lineana 62.051 1468 1
Sitochroa verticalis 63.015 1371 1
Stigmella ruficapitella 4.06 84 1
Hedya ochroleucana 49.158 1084 1
Gypsonoma aceriana 49.283 1167 1
Zeiraphera griseana (Larch Tortrix ) 49.257 1166 1
Phyllonorycter schreberella 15.074 352 1
Eriocrania sangii 2.008 12 1
Stigmella speciosa 4.056 65 1
Cnephasia genitalana 49.054 1023 1
Pandemis dumetana 49.027 973 1
Tischeria ekebladella 10.001 123 1
Phyllonorycter trifasciella 15.083 361 1
Coleophora pyrrhulipennella 37.055 541 1
Telechrysis tripuncta 32.05 646 1