Flying Tonight March (Weeks 9 – 13) – Micros

The following is a list of the 20 micro moths most commonly reported between 2003 and 2017 in weeks 9 – 13, March, 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
Ectoedemia heringella 4.088 BF36a 4408
Phyllonorycter messaniella 15.04 321 1458
Phyllonorycter leucographella (Firethorn Leaf Miner) 15.053 332a 752
Diurnea fagella 29.001 663 524
Emmelina monodactyla (Common Plume) 45.044 1524 444
Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) 49.039 998 232
Stigmella aurella 4.045 50 176
Tortricodes alternella 49.044 1025 169
Agonopterix alstromeriana (Brown-spot Flat-body) 32.031 695 159
Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 688 152
Depressaria daucella 32.039 670 103
Agonopterix assimilella 32.024 702 101
Luffia ferchaultella 11.009 185 95
Pleuroptya ruralis (Mother of Pearl) 63.038 1405 70
Taleporia tubulosa 11.006 181 66
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Beautiful Plume) 45.01 1497 59
Agonopterix arenella 32.017 697 46
Psychoides filicivora 12.048 200 44
Endothenia gentianaeana 49.186 1097 31

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

Taxon RES B&S Total number 2003 – 17
Enarmonia formosana (Cherry Bark Moth) 49.2 1216 25
Endothenia marginana 49.188 1099 23
Alucita hexadactyla (Twenty-plume Moth) 44.001 1288 23
Acleris cristana 49.076 1054 23
Agonopterix heracliana agg. 0 0 22
Stigmella suberivora 4.057 85 21
Coptotriche marginea 10.003 125 21
Ypsolopha ustella 17.011 461 18
Metzneria metzneriella 35.058 726 17
Eriocrania unimaculella 2.003 8 16
Dyseriocrania subpurpurella 2.001 6 15
Cameraria ohridella (Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner) 15.089 366a 15
Metzneria lappella 35.056 724 15
Depressaria radiella (Parsnip Moth) 32.036 672 14
Pammene regiana 49.375 1234 14
Trifurcula immundella 4.068 46 13
Caryocolum tricolorella 35.137 834 13
Esperia sulphurella 28.019 649 13
Plutella xylostella (Diamond Backed Moth) 18.001 464 12
Eudonia angustea 63.069 1342 12
Lampronia fuscatella 9.006 138 12
Acleris variegana (Garden Rose Tortrix) 49.077 1048 11
Mompha miscella 40.012 884 11
Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Brown House Moth) 28.01 647 11
Agonopterix ocellana 32.007 701 11
Coleophora laricella (Larch Case-bearer) 37.066 526 10
Caloptilia rufipennella 15.006 284 10
Acleris hastiana 49.08 1053 10
Glyphipterix simpliciella (Cocksfoot Moth) 19.007 391 10
Acleris literana 49.087 1061 10
Bucculatrix nigricomella 14.002 266 10
Limnaecia phragmitella 34.004 898 9
Nemapogon clematella 12.021 220 8
Ypsolopha mucronella 17.001 451 8
Caloptilia stigmatella 15.01 288 8
Epermenia chaerophyllella 47.005 483 7
Endrosis sarcitrella (White-shouldered House-moth) 28.009 648 7
Mompha subbistrigella 40.008 892 7
Metzneria aestivella 35.055 725 7
Endotricha flammealis (Rosy Tabby) 62.077 1424 6
Stigmella tityrella 4.034 77 6
Pandemis corylana (Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix ) 49.024 969 6
Gracillaria syringella 15.014 293 6
Agonopterix scopariella 32.011 704 6
Caloptilia semifascia 15.012 290 6
Acleris schalleriana 49.073 1047 6
Lozotaenia forsterana 49.029 1002 5
Agonopterix yeatiana 32.035 714 5
Psyche casta 11.012 186 5
Udea ferrugalis (Rusty Dot Pearl) 63.031 1395 5
Mompha epilobiella 40.01 893 5
Semioscopis avellanella 32.001 666 5
Elachista apicipunctella 38.032 602 4
Epinotia tenerana (Nut Bud Moth) 49.248 1139 4
Phyllonorycter blancardella 15.046 326 4
Cydia conicolana 49.33 1269 4
Exoteleia dodecella 35.159 760 3
Celypha lacunana 49.166 1076 3
Tinagma ocnerostomella 26.001 398 3
Dahlica lichenella (Lichen Case-bearer) 11.005 179 3
Acleris ferrugana/notana #N/A #N/A 3
Dichomeris marginella (Juniper Webber ) 35.022 862 3
Eriocrania cicatricella 2.006 11 3
Cochylis roseana 49.134 962 2
Clepsis consimilana 49.038 994 2
Monopis crocicapitella 12.039 230 2
Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.08 1293 2
Phyllonorycter trifasciella 15.083 361 2
Phyllonorycter lautella 15.073 351 2
Eriocrania semipurpurella 2.007 13 2
Crambus perlella 63.088 1302 2
Tinea pellionella (Case-bearing Clothes Moth) 12.027 240 2
Phyllonorycter maestingella 15.063 341 2
Agonopterix subpropinquella 32.015 692 2
Celypha striana 49.161 1063 2
Eudonia mercurella 63.074 1344 2
Pammene giganteana 49.362 1227 2
Pyrausta aurata 63.006 1361 2
Anania hortulata (Small Magpie) 63.025 1376 2
Nomophila noctuella (Rush Veneer) 63.052 1398 2
Anthophila fabriciana (Nettle-Tap) 48.001 385 2
Synanthedon andrenaeformis (Orange-tailed Clearwing) 52.01 BF378 2
Agonopterix rotundella 32.023 716 2
Blastobasis adustella 41.002 873 2
Caloptilia populetorum 15.003 281 2
Dahlica inconspicuella 11.004 177 2
Acrocercops brongniardella 15.019 313 2
Agonopterix alstromeriana 32.031 695 2
Coleophora albitarsella 37.032 515 2
Stigmella hemargyrella 4.055 81 2
Argyrotaenia ljungiana 49.02 974 1
Acleris umbrana 49.075 1052 1
Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla (Twin-spot Plume ) 45.013 1508 1
Narycia duplicella 11.002 175 1
Helcystogramma rufescens 35.031 868 1
Povolnya leucapennella 15.018 292 1
Epinotia immundana 49.24 1136 1
Caloptilia falconipennella 15.011 289 1
Phyllonorycter klemannella 15.082 360 1
Notocelia roborana 49.295 1178 1
Eriocrania sangii 2.008 12 1
Notocelia trimaculana 49.298 1176 1
Phyllonorycter schreberella 15.074 352 1
Schrekensteinia festaliella 46.001 485 1
Plodia interpunctella (Indian Meal Moth) 62.062 1479 1
Acleris ferrugana 49.083 1044 1
Scrobipalpa ocellatella (Beet Moth ) 35.118 814 1
Mompha jurassicella 40.006 890 1
Stigmella anomalella (Rose Leaf Miner ) 4.015 92 1
Caloptilia cuculipennella 15.002 280 1
Coleophora solitariella 37.1 525 1
Coleophora lineolea 37.038 522 1
Mompha sturnipennella 40.009 891 1
Argyresthia bonnetella 20.022 421 1
Leucoptera spartifoliella 21.005 256 1
Argyresthia brockeella 20.011 410 1
Lyonetia clerkella (Apple Leaf Miner) 21.001 263 1
Cedestis subfasciella 16.022 443 1
Phyllonorycter scopariella 15.061 340 1
Coleophora pennella 37.065 549 1