Flying Tonight Late May (Week 21) – Micros

The following is a list of the 25 micro moths most commonly reported between 2003 and 2017 in week 21, late 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 1538
Adela reaumurella (Green Long-horn) 7.006 150 612
Endrosis sarcitrella (White-shouldered House-moth) 28.009 648 456
Glyphipterix simpliciella (Cocksfoot Moth) 19.007 391 437
Celypha lacunana 49.166 1076 407
Eriocrania salopiella 2.005 10 301
Yponomeuta cagnagella (Spindle Ermine) 16.004 427 301
Platytes cerussella 63.111 1326 251
Crambus lathoniellus 63.086 1301 216
Cameraria ohridella (Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner) 15.089 366a 215
Eudonia angustea 63.069 1342 202
Notocelia cynosbatella (Yellow-faced Bell) 49.292 1174 195
Aphomia sociella (Bee Moth) 62.001 1428 162
Scoparia pyralella 63.066 1333 131
Cataclysta lemnata (Small China-mark) 63.116 1354 108
Coleophora serratella 37.015 493 102
Argyresthia trifasciata 20.005 409a 89
Plutella xylostella (Diamond Backed Moth) 18.001 464 84
Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 1334 76
Elachista rufocinerea 38.038 608 74
Tachystola acroxantha (Ruddy Streak) 28.024 656 70
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 1011 69
Hedya pruniana (Plum Tortrix) 49.157 1082 69
Cochylis atricapitana 49.139 966 65
Elachista argentella 38.004 610 60

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

Taxon RES B&S Total number 2003 – 17
Notocelia trimaculana 49.298 1176 57
Depressaria radiella (Parsnip Moth) 32.036 672 55
Clepsis spectrana (Cyclamen Tortrix) 49.037 993 52
Micropterix calthella 1.005 5 51
Eulia ministrana 49.09 1015 50
Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Brown House Moth) 28.01 647 49
Aphelia paleana (Timothy Tortrix ) 49.031 989 44
Dyseriocrania subpurpurella 2.001 6 43
Capua vulgana 49.009 1007 43
Eriocrania cicatricella 2.006 11 43
Monopis obviella 12.038 229 42
Emmelina monodactyla (Common Plume) 45.044 1524 42
Mompha subbistrigella 40.008 892 42
Nematopogon swammerdamella 7.015 140 40
Evergestis forficalis (Garden Pebble) 63.057 1356 38
Anthophila fabriciana (Nettle-Tap) 48.001 385 38
Eudonia pallida 63.075 1336 37
Adela croesella 7.008 151 33
Cochylis molliculana 49.138 964a 32
Agrotera nemoralis 63.041 1410 32
Syndemis musculana 49.028 986 31
Anania hortulata (Small Magpie) 63.025 1376 31
Agonopterix arenella 32.017 697 30
Orthotaenia undulana 49.154 1087 29
Argyresthia spinosella 20.018 417 28
Blastobasis lacticolella 41.003 874 27
Celypha striana 49.161 1063 26
Argyresthia cupressella (Cypress Tip Moth) 20.007 409b 26
Aethes smeathmanniana 49.12 947 26
Hedya nubiferana (Marbled Orchard Tortrix ) 49.156 1083 25
Notocelia uddmanniana (Bramble Shoot Moth) 49.294 1175 24
Myelois circumvoluta (Thistle Ermine ) 62.042 1458 24
Ethmia bipunctella 33.006 720 24
Glyphipterix fuscoviridella 19.003 396 23
Monopis weaverella 12.037 228 23
Coptotriche marginea 10.003 125 23
Clepsis consimilana 49.038 994 23
Tinea trinotella 12.033 247 21
Acrobasis consociella 62.038 1437 19
Phtheochroa rugosana 49.095 925 19
Pyrausta aurata 63.006 1361 19
Nomophila noctuella (Rush Veneer) 63.052 1398 18
Ancylis mitterbacheriana 49.216 1120 17
Coleophora lineolea 37.038 522 16
Scrobipalpa costella 35.123 819 15
Cydia pomonella (Codling Moth) 49.338 1261 15
Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.08 1293 15
Alucita hexadactyla (Twenty-plume Moth) 44.001 1288 14
Nematopogon metaxella 7.014 143 14
Tinea semifulvella 12.032 246 14
Swammerdamia caesiella 16.015 437 13
Acleris cristana 49.076 1054 13
Nemophora degeerella (Yellow-barred Long-horn) 7.001 148 13
Esperia sulphurella 28.019 649 12
Epinotia bilunana 49.254 1133 12
Coleophora peribenanderi 37.093 559 12
Aspilapteryx tringipennella 15.015 294 12
Alabonia geoffrella (Common Tubic) 28.022 652 12
Eidophasia messingiella 18.007 469 12
Cauchas fibulella 7.009 153 11
Paracrania chrysolepidella 2.002 7 11
Lobesia reliquana 49.184 1106 11
Coleophora albitarsella 37.032 515 11
Thisanotia chrysonuchella 63.107 1321 10
Cauchas rufimitrella 7.01 152 10
Teleiodes luculella 35.143 774 10
Crocidosema plebejana 49.261 1157 10
Eupoecilia ambiguella (Vine Moth ) 49.112 955 10
Enarmonia formosana (Cherry Bark Moth) 49.2 1216 10
Agapeta hamana 49.109 937 10
Nematopogon schwarziellus 7.012 141 9
Lampronia morosa 9.004 137 9
Prays fraxinella (Ash Bud Moth) 22.002 449 8
Phyllonorycter harrisella 15.034 315 8
Agonopterix alstromeriana (Brown-spot Flat-body) 32.031 695 8
Bryotropha affinis 35.047 779 8
Incurvaria oehlmanniella 8.003 131 8
Psyche casta 11.012 186 7
Ethmia terminella 33.004 717 7
Coleophora solitariella 37.1 525 7
Epinotia immundana 49.24 1136 7
Coleophora albicosta 37.063 544 7
Yponomeuta plumbella 16.007 430 7
Monopis laevigella (Skin Moth) 12.036 227 7
Ectoedemia decentella 4.076 20 6
Eudonia lacustrata 63.067 1338 6
Eriocrania semipurpurella 2.007 13 6
Lozotaenia forsterana 49.029 1002 6
Parapoynx stratiotata (Ringed China-mark ) 63.117 1348 6
Pyrausta nigrata 63.009 1366 6
Taleporia tubulosa 11.006 181 6
Phyllonorycter stettinensis 15.079 357 6
Hedya ochroleucana 49.158 1084 6
Teleiopsis diffinis 35.146 776 6
Carcina quercana 31.001 658 6
Celypha cespitana 49.164 1067 6
Tinagma ocnerostomella 26.001 398 5
Udea ferrugalis (Rusty Dot Pearl) 63.031 1395 5
Bryotropha terrella 35.04 787 5
Grapholita jungiella 49.354 1251 5
Archips podana (Large Fruit-tree Tortrix ) 49.013 977 5
Elachista albifrontella 38.03 601 5
Mompha epilobiella 40.01 893 5
Udea olivalis 63.037 1392 5
Agonopterix subpropinquella 32.015 692 5
Homoeosoma sinuella 62.054 1481 5
Caloptilia stigmatella 15.01 288 5
Platyedra subcinerea 35.033 808 5
Archips xylosteana (Variegated Golden Tortrix) 49.015 980 5
Hypochalcia ahenella 62.03 1457 5
Ancylis laetana 49.203 1123 5
Monochroa cytisella 35.065 728 5
Notocelia cynosbatella 49.292 1174 4
Elachista maculicerusella 38.039 609 4
Rhyacionia pinivorana (Spotted Shoot Moth) 49.307 1212 4
Cacoecimorpha pronubana (Carnation Tortrix) 49.03 985 4
Epinotia abbreviana 49.234 1150 4
Caloptilia rufipennella 15.006 284 4
Swammerdamia pyrella 16.017 438 4
Borkhausenia minutella 28.011 645 4
Dichrorampha sequana 49.316 1278 4
Pancalia leuwenhoekella 34.001 899 4
Agonopterix yeatiana 32.035 714 4
Eudonia mercurella 63.074 1344 4
Aethes cnicana 49.127 945 4
Paraswammerdamia albicapitella 16.019 440 4
Argyresthia pruniella (Cherry Fruit Moth) 20.021 420 4
Monopis crocicapitella 12.039 230 4
Lathronympha strigana 49.345 1219 4
Caloptilia alchimiella/robustella #N/A #N/A 3
Eupoecilia angustana 49.111 954 3
Ditula angustiorana (Red-barred Tortrix) 49.004 1010 3
Cochylis hybridella 49.136 965 3
Chilo phragmitella 63.077 1290 3
Cochylis nana 49.133 968 3
Eriocrania sangii 2.008 12 3
Nascia cilialis 63.013 1387 3
Eucosmomorpha albersana 49.199 1217 3
Neofaculta ericetella 35.017 797 3
Gymnancyla canella 62.043 1464 3
Nephopterix angustella 62.032 1465 3
Yponomeuta irrorella 16.006 429 3
Coleophora paripennella 37.106 560 3
Acrobasis advenella 62.035 1439 3
Bactra lancealana 49.194 1111 3
Aethes rubigana 49.128 946 3
Phyllonorycter messaniella 15.04 321 3
Elophila nymphaeata (Brown China-mark ) 63.114 1345 3
Pseudoswammerdamia combinella 16.014 436 3
Anania crocealis 63.022 1385 3
Ptycholoma Lecheana 49.022 1000 3
Gracillaria syringella 15.014 293 3
Agonopterix propinquella 32.016 696 3
Pandemis cerasana (Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix) 49.025 970 3
Strophedra weirana 49.381 1221 3
Anerastia lotella 62.069 1432 3
Cochylis dubitana 49.137 964 3
Lyonetia clerkella (Apple Leaf Miner) 21.001 263 3
Pterophorus pentadactyla (White Plume Moth ) 45.03 1513 2
Aethes tesserana 49.121 939 2
Argyresthia semifusca 20.02 419 2
Bucculatrix albedinella 14.007 271 2
Aethes williana 49.116 944 2
Bucculatrix maritima 14.003 267 2
Spilonota ocellana (Bud Moth) 49.224 1205 2
Pammene germmana 49.377 1237 2
Cryptoblabes bistriga 62.007 1433 2
Coleophora binderella 37.03 512 2
Evergestis limbata 63.059 1356a 2
Lobesia littoralis 49.185 1109 2
Dichrorampha aeratana 49.311 1287 2
Acentria ephemerella (Water Veneer) 63.115 1331 2
Opostega salaciella 5.001 119 2
Callisto denticulella 15.022 310 2
Incurvaria masculella 8.002 130 2
Adoxophyes orana (Summer Fruit Tortrix) 49.041 999 2
Crambus perlella 63.088 1302 2
Phycitodes binaevella 62.058 1483 2
Anania perlucidalis 63.02 1380 2
Epinotia subocellana 49.244 1132 2
Coleophora otidipennella 37.072 578 2
Epinotia tedella 49.252 1142 2
Notocelia rosaecolana 49.297 1177 2
Phyllocnistis unipunctella 15.092 368 2
Cydia ulicetana 49.325 1255 2
Caloptilia semifascia 15.012 290 2
Coleophora lusciniaepennella 37.022 504 2
Phyllonorycter coryli 15.064 342 2
Pyralis farinalis (Meal Moth) 62.072 1417 2
Phyllonorycter esperella 15.065 343 2
Scrobipalpa ocellatella (Beet Moth ) 35.118 814 2
Caloptilia azaleella (Azalea Leaf Miner ) 15.007 285 2
Tinea pellionella (Case-bearing Clothes Moth) 12.027 240 2
Carpatolechia proximella 35.151 770 2
Cochylimorpha straminea 49.097 936 2
Phyllonorycter klemannella 15.082 360 2
Swammerdamia compunctella 16.018 439 2
Aroga velocella 35.094 796 2
Epichnopterix plumella 11.014 189 2
Endothenia gentianaeana 49.186 1097 2
Scrobipalpa acuminatella 35.109 822 1
Nemapogon ruricolella 12.019 219 1
Nemapogon clematella 12.021 220 1
Bucculatrix nigricomella 14.002 266 1
Agonopterix assimilella 32.024 702 1
Bucculatrix thoracella 14.009 273 1
Bryotropha domestica 35.038 789 1
Tinagma balteolella 26.002 399 1
Athrips mouffetella 35.085 762 1
Batia lunaris 28.015 640 1
Celypha rufana 49.16 1065 1
Epermenia chaerophyllella 47.005 483 1
Gypsonoma dealbana 49.279 1169 1
Ephestia unicolorella 62.065 1474 1
Scoparia basistrigalis (Base-lined Grey) 63.063 1334a 1
Triaxomera parasitella 12.012 224 1
Agonopterix scopariella 32.011 704 1
Epiblema costipunctana 49.289 1187 1
Catoptria falsella 63.102 1316 1
Vitula biviella 62.061 1478b 1
Galleria mellonella (Wax Moth ) 62.006 1425 1
Aethes beatricella 49.123 951 1
Pyrausta despicata 63.005 1365 1
Coleophora lutarea 37.002 487 1
Pammene regiana 49.375 1234 1
Ypsolopha mucronella 17.001 451 1
Dioryctria sylvestrella 62.025 1454b 1
Phyllonorycter acerifoliella 15.084 362 1
Gypsonoma Oppressana 49.28 1170 1
Acrolepiopsis assectella (Leek Moth) 19.011 473 1
Scythris grandipennis 43.002 911 1
Adaina microdactyla (Hemp Agrimony Plume ) 45.043 1517 1
Bactra robustana 49.197 1112 1
Micropterix tunbergella 1.001 1 1
Coleophora trochilella 37.095 556 1
Coleophora alticolella 37.073 584 1
Parornix betulae 15.025 301 1
Phyllonorycter geniculella 15.086 364 1
Pseudatemelia subochreella 30.002 662 1
Agriphila inquinatella (Barred Grass-veneer) 63.09 1306 1
Epinotia tenerana (Nut Bud Moth) 49.248 1139 1
Caloptilia elongella 15.004 282 1
Cydia microgrammana 49.327 1220 1
Epinotia nisella 49.255 1138 1
Ancylis achatana 49.215 1115 1
Blastobasis adustella 41.002 873 1
Pammene ochsenheimeriana 49.378 1238 1
Acompsia cinerella 35.026 855 1
Glyphipterix forsterella 19.006 394 1
Coleophora hemerobiella 37.039 523 1
Glyphipterix thrasonella 19.002 397 1
Mompha raschkiella 40.015 883 1
Roeslerstammia erxlebella 13.002 447 1
Argyresthia conjugella (Apple Fruit Moth) 20.019 418 1
Ostrinia nubilalis (European Corn Borer) 63.028 1375 1
Phylloporia bistrigella 8.005 128 1
Pandemis heparana (Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix) 49.026 972 1
Crambus silvella 63.082 1296 1
Platyptilia gonodactyla (Triangle Plume ) 45.004 1501 1
Acleris hastiana 49.08 1053 1
Porrittia galactodactyla (Spotted White Plume ) 45.031 1514 1
Agonopterix cnicella 32.034 690 1
Agonopterix purpurea 32.009 691 1
Anacampsis populella 35.011 853 1
Spatalistis bifasciana 49.058 1034 1
Ethmia quadrillella 33.002 719 1
Stigmella hybnerella 4.03 99 1
Prays peregrina 22.005 449b 1
Apotomis turbidana 49.149 1092 1
Crambus pascuella (Inlaid Grass-veneer) 63.081 1294 1
Hysterophora maculosana 49.096 924 1
Crombrugghia distans (Breckland Plume) 45.026 1491 1
Cnephasia communana 49.055 1018 1
Eucosma cana 49.265 1201 1
Synaphe punctalis 62.07 1414 1
Eucosma conterminana 49.275 1192 1
Parornix carpinella 15.027 302a 1
Elachista atricomella 38.025 597 1
Prays ruficeps 22.003 BF448a 1
Capperia britanniodactylus (Wood Sage Plume ) 45.028 1494 0
Dioryctria abietella (Dark Pine Knot-horn) 62.028 1454 0