Flying Tonight Mid August (Week 33) – Micros

The following is a list of the 40 micro moths most commonly reported between 2003 and 2017 in week 33, mid 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 2085
Agriphila straminella 63.093 1304 1560
Blastobasis adustella 41.002 873 1505
Epermenia chaerophyllella 47.005 483 1070
Agriphila tristella 63.089 1305 1058
Pleuroptya ruralis (Mother of Pearl) 63.038 1405 801
Nomophila noctuella (Rush Veneer) 63.052 1398 655
Parapoynx stratiotata (Ringed China-mark ) 63.117 1348 467
Plutella xylostella (Diamond Backed Moth) 18.001 464 448
Agriphila geniculea 63.095 1309 375
Crambus perlella 63.088 1302 367
Emmelina monodactyla (Common Plume) 45.044 1524 355
Celypha lacunana 49.166 1076 339
Acrobasis advenella 62.035 1439 320
Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.08 1293 270
Acentria ephemerella (Water Veneer) 63.115 1331 235
Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Brown House Moth) 28.01 647 231
Cydia splendana 49.341 1260 225
Eudonia mercurella 63.074 1344 213
Endotricha flammealis (Rosy Tabby) 62.077 1424 209
Pediasia contaminella 63.109 1323 209
Cochylis molliculana 49.138 964a 195
Bryotropha terrella 35.04 787 179
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Beautiful Plume) 45.01 1497 175
Acleris variegana (Garden Rose Tortrix) 49.077 1048 165
Carcina quercana 31.001 658 155
Agapeta hamana 49.109 937 154
Agriphila selasella 63.092 1303 153
Pyrausta despicata 63.005 1365 123
Anania coronata 63.018 1378 110
Cataclysta lemnata (Small China-mark) 63.116 1354 105
Pyrausta aurata 63.006 1361 105
Udea ferrugalis (Rusty Dot Pearl) 63.031 1395 101
Pandemis heparana (Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix) 49.026 972 89
Donacaula forficella 63.121 1329 87
Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae 15.043 323 85
Evergestis forficalis (Garden Pebble) 63.057 1356 84
Clepsis spectrana (Cyclamen Tortrix) 49.037 993 81
Cochylis atricapitana 49.139 966 77
Aethes smeathmanniana 49.12 947 77

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

Taxon RES B&S Total number 2003 – 17
Parornix anglicella 15.028 303 76
Catoptria falsella 63.102 1316 73
Pandemis corylana (Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix ) 49.024 969 65
Celypha striana 49.161 1063 64
Phyllonorycter coryli 15.064 342 63
Spilonota ocellana (Bud Moth) 49.224 1205 61
Apotomis betuletana 49.15 1093 58
Lyonetia clerkella (Apple Leaf Miner) 21.001 263 58
Anania hortulata (Small Magpie) 63.025 1376 58
Cochylis hybridella 49.136 965 57
Phycita roborella 62.029 1452 57
Cydia pomonella (Codling Moth) 49.338 1261 52
Swammerdamia pyrella 16.017 438 49
Agonopterix liturosa 32.008 709 48
Bryotropha domestica 35.038 789 48
Acleris forsskaleana 49.062 1036 47
Euzophera pinguis (Ash-bark Knot-horn) 62.048 1470 45
Endrosis sarcitrella (White-shouldered House-moth) 28.009 648 44
Pandemis cerasana (Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix) 49.025 970 43
Elophila nymphaeata (Brown China-mark ) 63.114 1345 40
Acrobasis marmorea 62.037 1440 40
Calamotropha paludella 63.079 1292 39
Eucosma tripoliana 49.272 1193 39
Argyresthia goedartella 20.012 411 39
Evergestis extimalis 63.058 1357 38
Helcystogramma rufescens 35.031 868 37
Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 1334 34
Blastobasis lacticolella 41.003 874 31
Cameraria ohridella (Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner) 15.089 366a 30
Agriphila inquinatella (Barred Grass-veneer) 63.09 1306 30
Coptotriche marginea 10.003 125 29
Hypsopygia glaucinalis (Double-striped Tabby) 62.076 1415 28
Lathronympha strigana 49.345 1219 28
Synaphe punctalis 62.07 1414 28
Eudonia lacustrata 63.067 1338 28
Oncocera semirubella (Rosy-striped Knot-horn) 62.021 1441 26
Chrysoesthia drurella 35.035 746 26
Ethmia bipunctella 33.006 720 26
Ypsolopha scabrella 17.005 455 26
Pyrausta purpuralis 63.007 1362 25
Diurnea fagella 29.001 663 24
Ectoedemia heringella 4.088 36a 22
Clepsis consimilana 49.038 994 22
Agonopterix alstromeriana (Brown-spot Flat-body) 32.031 695 21
Stigmella plagicolella 4.042 67 19
Monopis weaverella 12.037 228 19
Agapeta zoegana 49.11 938 19
Crambus pascuella (Inlaid Grass-veneer) 63.081 1294 18
Acrobasis suavella 62.036 1438 18
Crocidosema plebejana 49.261 1157 18
Ditula angustiorana (Red-barred Tortrix) 49.004 1010 18
Yponomeuta evonymella (Bird-cherry Ermine) 16.001 424 18
Bryotropha affinis 35.047 779 18
Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 688 17
Phyllonorycter corylifoliella 15.052 332 17
Eucosma campoliliana 49.269 1197 17
Lobesia abscisana 49.183 1108 17
Limnaecia phragmitella 34.004 898 16
Nymphula nitidulata (Beautiful China-mark ) 63.118 1350 16
Yponomeuta cagnagella (Spindle Ermine) 16.004 427 16
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 1011 15
Cochylimorpha straminea 49.097 936 15
Ostrinia nubilalis (European Corn Borer) 63.028 1375 15
Paraswammerdamia nebulella 16.02 441 15
Epinotia nisella 49.255 1138 15
Nephopterix angustella 62.032 1465 14
Schoenobius gigantella 63.12 1328 14
Scrobipalpa costella 35.123 819 14
Epiblema foenella 49.288 1183 14
Platytes alpinella 63.112 1325 13
Galleria mellonella (Wax Moth ) 62.006 1425 13
Enarmonia formosana (Cherry Bark Moth) 49.2 1216 13
Chilo phragmitella 63.077 1290 13
Hypsopygia costalis (Gold Triangle ) 62.075 1413 12
Borkhausenia fuscescens 28.012 644 12
Caloptilia rufipennella 15.006 284 12
Caloptilia stigmatella 15.01 288 12
Gracillaria syringella 15.014 293 12
Anania crocealis 63.022 1385 12
Rhodophaea formosa 62.024 1445 12
Crassa unitella 28.014 642 12
Ethmia quadrillella 33.002 719 12
Archips podana (Large Fruit-tree Tortrix ) 49.013 977 12
Rhopobota naevana (Holly Tortrix) 49.223 1159 11
Acrobasis repandana 62.034 1436 11
Eudemis profundana 49.144 1113 11
Eudonia pallida 63.075 1336 11
Agdistis bennetii (Saltmarsh Plume) 45.001 1488 10
Cochylis dubitana 49.137 964 10
Celypha cespitana 49.164 1067 10
Agonopterix arenella 32.017 697 10
Aethes cnicana 49.127 945 9
Bucculatrix maritima 14.003 267 9
Tachystola acroxantha (Ruddy Streak) 28.024 656 9
Pyralis farinalis (Meal Moth) 62.072 1417 9
Cacoecimorpha pronubana (Carnation Tortrix) 49.03 985 9
Sitochroa palealis 63.014 1370 9
Gelechia senticetella 35.099 801a 9
Depressaria radiella (Parsnip Moth) 32.036 672 8
Grapholita janthinana 49.359 1245 8
Stenoptilia pterodactyla (Brown Plume) 45.012 1509 8
Agonopterix subpropinquella 32.015 692 8
Gypsonoma dealbana 49.279 1169 8
Notocelia uddmanniana (Bramble Shoot Moth) 49.294 1175 8
Acleris rhombana (Rhomboid Tortrix) 49.07 1042 8
Cynaeda dentalis 63.056 1359 8
Epinotia ramella 49.249 1134 8
Catoptria pinella (Pearl Grass-veneer) 63.099 1313 8
Anania lancealis 63.017 1377 8
Eudonia angustea 63.069 1342 8
Scoparia subfusca 63.062 1332 7
Eucosma cana 49.265 1201 7
Ypsolopha sequella 17.012 462 7
Monopis crocicapitella 12.039 230 7
Aphomia sociella (Bee Moth) 62.001 1428 7
Moitrelia obductella 62.013 1444 7
Eupoecilia ambiguella (Vine Moth ) 49.112 955 7
Yponomeuta padella/malinellus (Orchard/Apple Ermine) #N/A #N/A 6
Pammene fasciana 49.367 1236 6
Sciota adelphella 62.017 1447a 6
Evergestis limbata 63.059 1356a 6
Bedellia somnulentella 24.001 264 6
Agonopterix purpurea 32.009 691 6
Cydia amplana 49.343 1262 6
Ypsolopha parenthesella 17.01 460 6
Agonopterix scopariella 32.011 704 6
Stigmella crataegella 4.023 108 6
Argyresthia bonnetella 20.022 421 6
Acleris laterana/comariana #N/A #N/A 6
Yponomeuta padella (Orchard Ermine) 16.002 425 6
Crambus lathoniellus 63.086 1301 6
Acrobasis consociella 62.038 1437 6
Teleiopsis diffinis 35.146 776 6
Phyllonorycter maestingella 15.063 341 6
Dichomeris marginella (Juniper Webber ) 35.022 862 6
Monopis laevigella (Skin Moth) 12.036 227 6
Orthotelia sparganella 19.001 470 6
Aspilapteryx tringipennella 15.015 294 5
Yponomeuta malinellus (Apple Ermine ) 16.003 426 5
Zeiraphera isertana 49.26 1165 5
Coleophora trifolii (Large Clover Case-bearer ) 37.033 516 5
Alucita hexadactyla (Twenty-plume Moth) 44.001 1288 5
Batia lambdella 28.017 641 5
Aleimma loeflingiana 49.06 1032 5
Neofriseria peliella 35.087 798 5
Cochylidia implicitana 49.132 956 5
Scrobipalpa acuminatella 35.109 822 5
Yponomeuta rorrella (Willow Ermine) 16.005 428 5
Notocelia roborana 49.295 1178 5
Pammene aurita 49.376 1233 5
Leucospilapteryx omissella 15.021 314 5
Homoeosoma sinuella 62.054 1481 4
Apotomis turbidana 49.149 1092 4
Lozotaeniodes formosana 49.04 1001 4
Palpita vitrealis 63.048 1408 4
Homoeosoma nebulella 62.055 1480 4
Pelochrista caecimaculana 49.263 1188 4
Hedya nubiferana (Marbled Orchard Tortrix ) 49.156 1083 4
Bactra lancealana 49.194 1111 4
Coleophora saturatella 37.042 545 4
Pterophorus pentadactyla (White Plume Moth ) 45.03 1513 4
Adoxophyes orana (Summer Fruit Tortrix) 49.041 999 4
Ypsolopha alpella 17.008 458 4
Yponomeuta plumbella 16.007 430 4
Anthophila fabriciana (Nettle-Tap) 48.001 385 3
Elachista maculicerusella 38.039 609 3
Vitula biviella 62.061 1478b 3
Monopis obviella 12.038 229 3
Amblyptilia punctidactyla (Brindled Plume ) 45.011 1498 3
Acleris laterana 49.066 1038 3
Phyllonorycter spinicolella 15.049 329 3
Rhyacionia pinicolana 49.306 1211 3
Piniphila bifasciana 49.18 1079 3
Digitivalva pulicariae 19.01 472 3
Epinotia brunnichana 49.231 1155 3
Achroia grisella (Lesser Wax Moth) 62.005 1426 3
Teleiodes vulgella 35.141 765 3
Dioryctria abietella (Dark Pine Knot-horn) 62.028 1454 3
Paraswammerdamia albicapitella 16.019 440 3
Hellinsia lienigianus (Mugwort Plume) 45.04 1518 3
Argyresthia pruniella (Cherry Fruit Moth) 20.021 420 3
Caloptilia alchimiella/robustella #N/A #N/A 3
Yponomeuta malinellus/cagnagella #N/A #N/A 3
Agonopterix heracliana agg. #N/A #N/A 3
Clavigesta purdeyi (Pine Leaf-mining Moth) 49.304 1207 3
Aethes rubigana 49.128 946 3
Eucosma hohenwartiana 49.266 1200 3
Phyllonorycter geniculella 15.086 364 3
Teleiodes luculella 35.143 774 3
Acleris aspersana 49.078 1043 3
Cryptoblabes bistriga 62.007 1433 2
Phyllocnistis unipunctella 15.092 368 2
Scrobipalpa ocellatella (Beet Moth ) 35.118 814 2
Prays ruficeps 22.003 BF448a 2
Mompha raschkiella 40.015 883 2
Acleris ferrugana/notana #N/A #N/A 2
Bucculatrix ulmella 14.01 274 2
Epinotia immundana 49.24 1136 2
Stigmella anomalella (Rose Leaf Miner ) 4.015 92 2
Argyresthia albistria 20.023 422 2
Mompha lacteella 40.003 887 2
Spilonota laricana 49.225 1205a 2
Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 875a 2
Stenolechia gemmella 35.16 755 2
Ancylosis oblitella 62.053 1467 2
Eucosma obumbratana 49.264 1202 2
Pediasia aridella 63.11 1324 2
Stigmella tityrella 4.034 77 2
Phalonidia affinitana 49.103 932 2
Swammerdamia caesiella 16.015 437 2
Tortrix viridana (Green Oak Tortrix) 49.059 1033 2
Argyresthia brockeella 20.011 410 2
Phyllonorycter messaniella 15.04 321 2
Argyresthia semifusca 20.02 419 2
Phyllonorycter leucographella (Firethorn Leaf Miner) 15.053 332a 2
Udea olivalis 63.037 1392 2
Epinotia tenerana (Nut Bud Moth) 49.248 1139 2
Argyrotaenia ljungiana 49.02 974 2
Monopis imella 12.04 231 2
Aroga velocella 35.094 796 2
Merrifieldia baliodactylus (Dingy White Plume ) 45.034 1512 2
Eudonia truncicolella 63.073 1340 2
Dioryctria simplicella 62.027 1455 2
Eulamprotes atrella 35.081 731 2
Prays fraxinella (Ash Bud Moth) 22.002 449 2
Eupoecilia angustana 49.111 954 2
Rhyacionia buoliana (Pine Shoot Moth ) 49.305 1210 2
Bactra robustana 49.197 1112 2
Scythropia crataegella (Hawthorn Moth) 25.001 450 2
Agonopterix nervosa 32.03 706 2
Stenoptilia zophodactylus (Dowdy Plume) 45.021 1507 2
Archips rosana (Rose Tortrix ) 49.016 981 2
Tinea pellionella (Case-bearing Clothes Moth) 12.027 240 2
Phyllonorycter trifasciella 15.083 361 2
Udea prunalis (Dusky Pearl) 63.034 1390 2
Apodia bifractella 35.06 730 2
Ypsolopha dentella (Honeysuckle Moth ) 17.003 453 2
Plutella porrectella 18.003 465 2
Agonopterix ocellana 32.007 701 2
Hypatima rhomboidella 35.018 858 2
Parornix devoniella 15.029 304 1
Ptocheuusa paupella 35.061 748 1
Eulamprotes wilkella 35.079 733 1
Zelleria hepariella 16.01 435 1
Oinophila v-flava (Yellow V Moth ) 12.046 277 1
Evergestis pallidata 63.06 1358 1
Agonopterix yeatiana 32.035 714 1
Bactra furfurana 49.195 1110 1
Endothenia marginana 49.188 1099 1
Acleris sparsana 49.069 1041 1
Opostega salaciella 5.001 119 1
Adaina microdactyla (Hemp Agrimony Plume ) 45.043 1517 1
Pandemis cinnamomeana 49.023 971 1
Aethes francillana 49.124 950 1
Donacaula mucronella 63.122 1330 1
Gymnancyla canella 62.043 1464 1
Caryocolum vicinella 35.13 826 1
Aglossa pinguinalis (Large Tabby ) 62.074 1421 1
Cnephasia longana 49.057 1016 1
Celypha rosaceana 49.162 1064 1
Caloptilia alchimiella 15.008 286 1
Agonopterix kaekeritziana (Straw Flat-body) 32.026 698 1
Oegoconia deauratella 27.003 871 1
Gypsonoma minutana 49.278 1171 1
Cydia fagiglandana 49.342 1259 1
Gypsonoma sociana 49.281 1168 1
Bucculatrix bechsteinella 14.012 275 1
Hedya ochroleucana 49.158 1084 1
Anerastia lotella 62.069 1432 1
Batrachedra praeangusta 36.001 878 1
Parornix torquillella 15.033 309 1
Cochylis roseana 49.134 962 1
Rhyacionia pinivorana (Spotted Shoot Moth) 49.307 1212 1
Aphelia paleana (Timothy Tortrix ) 49.031 989 1
Ectoedemia decentella 4.076 20 1
Coleophora albitarsella 37.032 515 1
Phtheochroa inopiana 49.092 921 1
Epinotia bilunana 49.254 1133 1
Ptycholomoides aeriferana 49.021 987 1
Argyresthia cupressella (Cypress Tip Moth) 20.007 409b 1
Callisto denticulella 15.022 310 1
Epinotia caprana 49.229 1154 1
Ypsolopha ustella 17.011 461 1
Stigmella aceris 4.012 102 1
Brachmia blandella 35.028 866 1
Stigmella aurella 4.045 50 1
Anania verbascalis 63.023 1382 1
Coleophora deauratella 37.046 519 1
Celypha rufana 49.16 1065 1
Coleophora mayrella 37.048 518 1
Ortholepis betulae 62.011 1450 1
Coleophora paripennella 37.106 560 1
Ancylis uncella 49.202 1118 1
Pyrausta nigrata 63.009 1366 1
Eudemis porphyrana 49.143 1114 1
Coleophora alcyonipennella (Small Clover Case-bearer) 37.035 517 1
Pammene regiana 49.375 1234 1
Acleris hastiana 49.08 1053 1
Recurvaria leucatella 35.157 758 1
Metalampra italica 28.008 624a 1
Agriphila latistria 63.091 1307 1
Metzneria metzneriella 35.058 726 1
Apotomis capreana 49.151 1094 1
Metzneria neuropterella 35.054 727 1
Tinea semifulvella 12.032 246 1
Agonopterix rotundella 32.023 716 1
Tinea trinotella 12.033 247 1
Mompha epilobiella 40.01 893 1
Scoparia basistrigalis (Base-lined Grey) 63.063 1334a 1
Stigmella incognitella 4.053 78 1
Epinotia trigonella 49.23 1151 1
Mompha ochraceella 40.002 886 1
Esperia sulphurella 28.019 649 1
Stigmella microtheriella 4.01 111 1
Argolamprotes micella 35.064 734 1
Eucosma pupillana 49.277 1199 1
Ypsolopha horridella 17.006 456 1
Mompha subbistrigella 40.008 892 1
Antispila metallella 6.001 158 1
Stigmella regiella 4.022 107 1
Phycitodes binaevella 62.058 1483 1
Pyrausta ostrinalis 63.008 1363 1
Ectoedemia spinosella 4.098 27 1
Stigmella ulmivora 4.018 80 1
Elegia similella 62.01 1449 1
Crambus silvella 63.082 1296 1
Ypsolopha sylvella 17.009 459 1
Acrocercops brongniardella 15.019 313 1
Epagoge grotiana 49.005 1006 1
Nemophora fasciella 7.004 144 1
Acleris bergmanniana 49.063 1035 1
Hellinsia carphodactyla (Citron Plume ) 45.039 1519 1
Epinotia abbreviana 49.234 1150 1
Incurvaria masculella 8.002 130 1
Incurvaria oehlmanniella 8.003 131 1
Mompha propinquella 40.004 888 1