Flying Tonight Late May (Week 22) – Micros

The following is a list of the 25 micro moths most commonly reported between 2003 and 2017 in week 22, 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 1134
Glyphipterix fuscoviridella 19.003 396 514
Celypha lacunana 49.166 1076 414
Plutella xylostella (Diamond Backed Moth) 18.001 464 396
Glyphipterix simpliciella (Cocksfoot Moth) 19.007 391 212
Eudonia angustea 63.069 1342 189
Scoparia pyralella 63.066 1333 181
Cydia ulicetana 49.325 1255 175
Crambus lathoniellus 63.086 1301 163
Endrosis sarcitrella (White-shouldered House-moth) 28.009 648 158
Dyseriocrania subpurpurella 2.001 6 136
Aphomia sociella (Bee Moth) 62.001 1428 117
Monochroa cytisella 35.065 728 108
Yponomeuta cagnagella (Spindle Ermine) 16.004 427 88
Notocelia cynosbatella (Yellow-faced Bell) 49.292 1174 84
Celypha striana 49.161 1063 79
Hedya pruniana (Plum Tortrix) 49.157 1082 79
Eudonia pallida 63.075 1336 78
Phyllonorycter messaniella 15.04 321 76
Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 1334 75
Anania hortulata (Small Magpie) 63.025 1376 75
Nemophora degeerella (Yellow-barred Long-horn) 7.001 148 73
Anthophila fabriciana (Nettle-Tap) 48.001 385 64
Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Brown House Moth) 28.01 647 63
Notocelia trimaculana 49.298 1176 61

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

Taxon RES B&S Total number 2003 – 17
Micropterix calthella 1.005 5 60
Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.08 1293 54
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 1011 53
Argyresthia cupressella (Cypress Tip Moth) 20.007 409b 49
Eidophasia messingiella 18.007 469 45
Cochylis atricapitana 49.139 966 45
Cochylis molliculana 49.138 964a 45
Notocelia uddmanniana (Bramble Shoot Moth) 49.294 1175 44
Hedya nubiferana (Marbled Orchard Tortrix ) 49.156 1083 43
Elachista argentella 38.004 610 40
Alabonia geoffrella (Common Tubic) 28.022 652 40
Mompha subbistrigella 40.008 892 40
Parapoynx stratiotata (Ringed China-mark ) 63.117 1348 40
Homoeosoma sinuella 62.054 1481 39
Monopis obviella 12.038 229 37
Syncopacma taeniolella 35.004 847 36
Depressaria radiella (Parsnip Moth) 32.036 672 36
Evergestis forficalis (Garden Pebble) 63.057 1356 36
Platytes cerussella 63.111 1326 34
Eriocrania salopiella 2.005 10 32
Emmelina monodactyla (Common Plume) 45.044 1524 32
Clepsis consimilana 49.038 994 31
Clepsis spectrana (Cyclamen Tortrix) 49.037 993 31
Myelois circumvoluta (Thistle Ermine ) 62.042 1458 30
Tachystola acroxantha (Ruddy Streak) 28.024 656 30
Lozotaenia forsterana 49.029 1002 29
Blastobasis lacticolella 41.003 874 27
Epinotia bilunana 49.254 1133 26
Aethes smeathmanniana 49.12 947 26
Udea olivalis 63.037 1392 25
Adela reaumurella (Green Long-horn) 7.006 150 25
Argyresthia trifasciata 20.005 409a 24
Pempelia genistella 62.022 1443 23
Argyresthia spinosella 20.018 417 23
Monopis weaverella 12.037 228 23
Cataclysta lemnata (Small China-mark) 63.116 1354 21
Coleophora serratella 37.015 493 20
Eulia ministrana 49.09 1015 20
Epermenia chaerophyllella 47.005 483 20
Acleris cristana 49.076 1054 19
Pandemis cerasana (Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix) 49.025 970 19
Elophila nymphaeata (Brown China-mark ) 63.114 1345 18
Pyrausta aurata 63.006 1361 18
Nematopogon metaxella 7.014 143 18
Gracillaria syringella 15.014 293 16
Aphelia paleana (Timothy Tortrix ) 49.031 989 15
Olindia schumacherana 49.001 1013 15
Luquetia lobella 32.003 668 14
Cydia pomonella (Codling Moth) 49.338 1261 14
Phtheochroa rugosana 49.095 925 14
Tortrix viridana (Green Oak Tortrix) 49.059 1033 14
Ethmia bipunctella 33.006 720 14
Enarmonia formosana (Cherry Bark Moth) 49.2 1216 13
Nematopogon swammerdamella 7.015 140 13
Bactra robustana 49.197 1112 12
Agonopterix yeatiana 32.035 714 12
Eudonia lacustrata 63.067 1338 12
Monopis crocicapitella 12.039 230 12
Agapeta hamana 49.109 937 12
Agriphila tristella 63.089 1305 11
Cochylis hybridella 49.136 965 11
Ditula angustiorana (Red-barred Tortrix) 49.004 1010 11
Archips podana (Large Fruit-tree Tortrix ) 49.013 977 11
Crocidosema plebejana 49.261 1157 11
Eudonia mercurella 63.074 1344 11
Scrobipalpa costella 35.123 819 11
Bryotropha terrella 35.04 787 10
Dichrorampha sequana 49.316 1278 10
Tinea trinotella 12.033 247 10
Agonopterix arenella 32.017 697 10
Eriocrania cicatricella 2.006 11 9
Prays fraxinella (Ash Bud Moth) 22.002 449 9
Notocelia rosaecolana 49.297 1177 9
Lathronympha strigana 49.345 1219 8
Stigmella aurella 4.045 50 8
Anania funebris 63.024 1381 8
Nephopterix angustella 62.032 1465 8
Thisanotia chrysonuchella 63.107 1321 8
Lyonetia clerkella (Apple Leaf Miner) 21.001 263 8
Paracrania chrysolepidella 2.002 7 8
Tinea semifulvella 12.032 246 8
Coptotriche marginea 10.003 125 7
Cacoecimorpha pronubana (Carnation Tortrix) 49.03 985 7
Crambus perlella 63.088 1302 7
Adela croesella 7.008 151 7
Ethmia terminella 33.004 717 7
Syndemis musculana 49.028 986 6
Spilonota ocellana (Bud Moth) 49.224 1205 6
Donacaula forficella 63.121 1329 6
Esperia sulphurella 28.019 649 6
Stigmella hybnerella 4.03 99 6
Bucculatrix albedinella 14.007 271 6
Acentria ephemerella (Water Veneer) 63.115 1331 6
Udea ferrugalis (Rusty Dot Pearl) 63.031 1395 6
Nomophila noctuella (Rush Veneer) 63.052 1398 5
Gillmeria pallidactyla (Yarrow Plume ) 45.008 1504 5
Schoenobius gigantella 63.12 1328 5
Teleiopsis diffinis 35.146 776 5
Homoeosoma nebulella 62.055 1480 5
Coleophora pennella 37.065 549 5
Anania crocealis 63.022 1385 5
Acrolepia autumnitella 19.014 476 5
Alucita hexadactyla (Twenty-plume Moth) 44.001 1288 5
Argyresthia pruniella (Cherry Fruit Moth) 20.021 420 5
Epinotia immundana 49.24 1136 5
Coleophora follicularis 37.103 555 5
Aethes cnicana 49.127 945 4
Anerastia lotella 62.069 1432 4
Coleophora lineolea 37.038 522 4
Dioryctria abietella (Dark Pine Knot-horn) 62.028 1454 4
Elachista rufocinerea 38.038 608 4
Caloptilia alchimiella/robustella #N/A #N/A 4
Cauchas rufimitrella 7.01 152 4
Aethes tesserana 49.121 939 4
Acrobasis consociella 62.038 1437 4
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Beautiful Plume) 45.01 1497 4
Ostrinia nubilalis (European Corn Borer) 63.028 1375 4
Eupoecilia ambiguella (Vine Moth ) 49.112 955 4
Caloptilia rufipennella 15.006 284 4
Eucosma cana 49.265 1201 4
Pterophorus pentadactyla (White Plume Moth ) 45.03 1513 4
Brachmia inornatella 35.029 867 4
Dichrorampha petiverella 49.321 1273 4
Incurvaria oehlmanniella 8.003 131 4
Cauchas fibulella 7.009 153 4
Elachista atricomella 38.025 597 4
Blastodacna hellerella 39.001 905 4
Bactra lancealana 49.194 1111 4
Nymphula nitidulata (Beautiful China-mark ) 63.118 1350 4
Archips xylosteana (Variegated Golden Tortrix) 49.015 980 4
Opostega salaciella 5.001 119 4
Carcina quercana 31.001 658 3
Swammerdamia pyrella 16.017 438 3
Gypsonoma sociana 49.281 1168 3
Acleris schalleriana 49.073 1047 3
Eriocrania semipurpurella 2.007 13 3
Metzneria lappella 35.056 724 3
Athrips mouffetella 35.085 762 3
Agonopterix purpurea 32.009 691 3
Aethes beatricella 49.123 951 3
Bryotropha affinis 35.047 779 3
Taleporia tubulosa 11.006 181 3
Aleimma loeflingiana 49.06 1032 3
Cameraria ohridella (Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner) 15.089 366a 3
Pseudoswammerdamia combinella 16.014 436 3
Monopis laevigella (Skin Moth) 12.036 227 3
Psychoides filicivora 12.048 200 3
Glyphipterix thrasonella 19.002 397 3
Cochylimorpha straminea 49.097 936 3
Agonopterix ocellana 32.007 701 3
Blastobasis adustella 41.002 873 3
Hysterophora maculosana 49.096 924 3
Callisto denticulella 15.022 310 2
Ancylis uncella 49.202 1118 2
Scoparia basistrigalis (Base-lined Grey) 63.063 1334a 2
Cydia microgrammana 49.327 1220 2
Eucosma metzneriana 49.274 1196 2
Agriphila geniculea 63.095 1309 2
Hedya ochroleucana 49.158 1084 2
Ptycholoma Lecheana 49.022 1000 2
Ancylis mitterbacheriana 49.216 1120 2
Pyrausta despicata 63.005 1365 2
Capperia britanniodactylus (Wood Sage Plume ) 45.028 1494 2
Pyrausta nigrata 63.009 1366 2
Eudonia lineola 63.071 1341 2
Acrobasis marmorea 62.037 1440 2
Agrotera nemoralis 63.041 1410 2
Cochylidia implicitana 49.132 956 2
Bucculatrix bechsteinella 14.012 275 2
Elachista maculicerusella 38.039 609 2
Stenoptilia zophodactylus (Dowdy Plume) 45.021 1507 2
Celypha rosaceana 49.162 1064 2
Eana incanana 49.047 1030 2
Nematopogon schwarziellus 7.012 141 2
Paraswammerdamia albicapitella 16.019 440 2
Chilo phragmitella 63.077 1290 2
Eucosma aspidiscana 49.276 1190 2
Swammerdamia caesiella 16.015 437 2
Phtheochroa inopiana 49.092 921 2
Choristoneura hebenstreitella 49.018 983 2
Phyllocnistis unipunctella 15.092 368 2
Anania lancealis 63.017 1377 2
Phyllonorycter coryli 15.064 342 2
Endothenia marginana 49.188 1099 2
Phyllonorycter trifasciella 15.083 361 2
Micropterix aruncella 1.004 4 2
Pexicopia malvella (Hollyhock Seed Moth) 35.032 809 2
Teleiodes luculella 35.143 774 2
Rhyacionia pinivorana (Spotted Shoot Moth) 49.307 1212 2
Caloptilia robustella 15.009 287 2
Platyedra subcinerea 35.033 808 2
Agdistis bennetii (Saltmarsh Plume) 45.001 1488 2
Metzneria aestivella 35.055 725 2
Agonopterix alstromeriana (Brown-spot Flat-body) 32.031 695 2
Spatalistis bifasciana 49.058 1034 2
Celypha cespitana 49.164 1067 2
Endothenia gentianaeana 49.186 1097 2
Borkhausenia minutella 28.011 645 2
Sciota adelphella 62.017 1447a 1
Caloptilia betulicola 15.005 283 1
Incurvaria masculella 8.002 130 1
Synaphe punctalis 62.07 1414 1
Morophaga choragella 12.01 196 1
Ectoedemia decentella 4.076 20 1
Sitochroa verticalis 63.015 1371 1
Phycita roborella 62.029 1452 1
Aethes francillana 49.124 950 1
Neofaculta ericetella 35.017 797 1
Archips oporana 49.011 976 1
Neofriseria peliella 35.087 798 1
Pyrausta purpuralis 63.007 1362 1
Teleiodes vulgella 35.141 765 1
Batia lambdella 28.017 641 1
Caloptilia populetorum 15.003 281 1
Stigmella anomalella (Rose Leaf Miner ) 4.015 92 1
Lobesia littoralis 49.185 1109 1
Ectoedemia albifasciella 4.089 37 1
Lobesia reliquana 49.184 1106 1
Phyllonorycter leucographella (Firethorn Leaf Miner) 15.053 332a 1
Lozotaeniodes formosana 49.04 1001 1
Apotomis turbidana 49.149 1092 1
Epinotia abbreviana 49.234 1150 1
Argyresthia curvella 20.015 414 1
Acrobasis advenella 62.035 1439 1
Eupoecilia angustana 49.111 954 1
Triaxomera parasitella 12.012 224 1
Coleophora sylvaticella 37.076 580 1
Bucculatrix maritima 14.003 267 1
Pancalia leuwenhoekella 34.001 899 1
Epinotia ramella 49.249 1134 1
Scoparia subfusca 63.062 1332 1
Achroia grisella (Lesser Wax Moth) 62.005 1426 1
Paraswammerdamia nebulella 16.02 441 1
Epinotia signatana 49.237 1144 1
Tinea pellionella (Case-bearing Clothes Moth) 12.027 240 1
Adoxophyes orana (Summer Fruit Tortrix) 49.041 999 1
Strophedra weirana 49.381 1221 1
Notocelia cynosbatella 49.292 1174 1
Coleophora gryphipennella 37.006 491 1
Piniphila bifasciana 49.18 1079 1
Coleophora hemerobiella 37.039 523 1
Agonopterix kaekeritziana (Straw Flat-body) 32.026 698 1
Antispila metallella 6.001 158 1
Anania perlucidalis 63.02 1380 1
Coleophora mayrella 37.048 518 1
Coleophora argentula 37.102 563 1
Catoptria falsella 63.102 1316 1
Ancylis laetana 49.203 1123 1
Argyresthia bonnetella 20.022 421 1
Notocelia roborana 49.295 1178 1
Argyresthia semifusca 20.02 419 1
Aethes williana 49.116 944 1
Pammene fasciana 49.367 1236 1
Archips crataegana (Brown Oak Tortrix) 49.014 979 1
Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 688 1
Agonopterix subpropinquella 32.015 692 1
Pammene regiana 49.375 1234 1
Eriocrania sparrmannella 2.004 9 1
Grapholita compositella 49.347 1241 1
Plutella porrectella 18.003 465 1
Pandemis heparana (Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix) 49.026 972 1
Coleophora binderella 37.03 512 1
Dasycera oliviella 28.02 650 1
Coleophora conyzae 37.036 521 1
Heliozela hammoniella 6.005 157 1
Anania coronata 63.018 1378 1
Cydia splendana 49.341 1260 1
Pseudatemelia flavifrontella 30.001 661 1
Scythropia crataegella (Hawthorn Moth) 25.001 450 1
Capua vulgana 49.009 1007 1
Spuleria flavicaput 39.003 904 1
Ancylis unculana 49.21 1125 1
Elachista subocellea 38.007 613 1
Coleophora trifolii (Large Clover Case-bearer ) 37.033 516 1
Parornix devoniella 15.029 304 1
Crambus pascuella (Inlaid Grass-veneer) 63.081 1294 1
Udea prunalis (Dusky Pearl) 63.034 1390 1
Crombrugghia distans (Breckland Plume) 45.026 1491 1
Yponomeuta padella (Orchard Ermine) 16.002 425 1
Mirificarma mulinella 35.093 792 1
Dichrorampha alpinana 49.32 1274 1
Cydia strobilella (Spruce Seed Moth ) 49.335 1254 1
Epichnopterix plumella 11.014 189 1
Crambus silvella 63.082 1296 1
Tinagma balteolella 26.002 399 1
Tinagma ocnerostomella 26.001 398 1
Orthotaenia undulana 49.154 1087 1