Flying Tonight Mid May (Week 20) – Micros

The following is a list of the 20 micro moths most commonly reported between 2003 and 2017 in week 20, mid 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
Glyphipterix simpliciella (Cocksfoot Moth) 19.007 391 2216
Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) 49.039 998 1428
Yponomeuta cagnagella (Spindle Ermine) 16.004 427 646
Eriocrania unimaculella 2.003 8 375
Eriocrania semipurpurella 2.007 13 293
Eudonia angustea 63.069 1342 184
Cameraria ohridella (Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner) 15.089 366a 161
Plutella xylostella (Diamond Backed Moth) 18.001 464 140
Celypha lacunana 49.166 1076 127
Glyphipterix fuscoviridella 19.003 396 121
Dyseriocrania subpurpurella 2.001 6 117
Endrosis sarcitrella (White-shouldered House-moth) 28.009 648 106
Yponomeuta plumbella 16.007 430 102
Phyllocnistis unipunctella 15.092 368 100
Elachista rufocinerea 38.038 608 97
Coleophora serratella 37.015 493 88
Gracillaria syringella 15.014 293 84
Notocelia cynosbatella (Yellow-faced Bell) 49.292 1174 69
Adela reaumurella (Green Long-horn) 7.006 150 67
Eriocrania sangii 2.008 12 65

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

Taxon RES B&S Total number 2003 – 17
Aphomia sociella (Bee Moth) 62.001 1428 63
Epinotia abbreviana 49.234 1150 62
Elachista argentella 38.004 610 60
Anthophila fabriciana (Nettle-Tap) 48.001 385 58
Paracrania chrysolepidella 2.002 7 58
Emmelina monodactyla (Common Plume) 45.044 1524 51
Alucita hexadactyla (Twenty-plume Moth) 44.001 1288 43
Tachystola acroxantha (Ruddy Streak) 28.024 656 41
Cydia ulicetana 49.325 1255 40
Coleophora lineolea 37.038 522 40
Esperia sulphurella 28.019 649 36
Argyresthia trifasciata 20.005 409a 33
Crambus lathoniellus 63.086 1301 32
Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Brown House Moth) 28.01 647 30
Aphelia paleana (Timothy Tortrix ) 49.031 989 29
Eana incanana 49.047 1030 29
Yponomeuta padella (Orchard Ermine) 16.002 425 28
Cochylis atricapitana 49.139 966 26
Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 1334 25
Syndemis musculana 49.028 986 23
Incurvaria masculella 8.002 130 23
Depressaria radiella (Parsnip Moth) 32.036 672 23
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 1011 22
Agonopterix alstromeriana (Brown-spot Flat-body) 32.031 695 21
Adela croesella 7.008 151 21
Monopis obviella 12.038 229 21
Mompha epilobiella 40.01 893 21
Agonopterix arenella 32.017 697 20
Eriocrania salopiella 2.005 10 20
Cydia strobilella (Spruce Seed Moth ) 49.335 1254 19
Coleophora solitariella 37.1 525 19
Neofaculta ericetella 35.017 797 19
Platyedra subcinerea 35.033 808 18
Coleophora albicosta 37.063 544 17
Evergestis forficalis (Garden Pebble) 63.057 1356 17
Epinotia immundana 49.24 1136 17
Thisanotia chrysonuchella 63.107 1321 16
Monopis weaverella 12.037 228 16
Hedya pruniana (Plum Tortrix) 49.157 1082 15
Mompha subbistrigella 40.008 892 15
Pyrausta aurata 63.006 1361 14
Nematopogon swammerdamella 7.015 140 13
Phyllonorycter quercifoliella 15.039 320 12
Bucculatrix maritima 14.003 267 12
Eriocrania cicatricella 2.006 11 12
Tinea trinotella 12.033 247 11
Aethes williana 49.116 944 11
Aspilapteryx tringipennella 15.015 294 10
Endotricha flammealis (Rosy Tabby) 62.077 1424 10
Phyllonorycter messaniella 15.04 321 10
Nomophila noctuella (Rush Veneer) 63.052 1398 10
Coleophora paripennella 37.106 560 10
Alabonia geoffrella (Common Tubic) 28.022 652 9
Ethmia bipunctella 33.006 720 9
Clepsis spectrana (Cyclamen Tortrix) 49.037 993 9
Aethes smeathmanniana 49.12 947 9
Agonopterix subpropinquella 32.015 692 9
Blastobasis lacticolella 41.003 874 8
Eudonia pallida 63.075 1336 8
Elachista apicipunctella 38.032 602 8
Blastobasis adustella 41.002 873 8
Pseudoswammerdamia combinella 16.014 436 8
Scoparia pyralella 63.066 1333 8
Notocelia trimaculana 49.298 1176 7
Epichnopterix plumella 11.014 189 7
Tortrix viridana (Green Oak Tortrix) 49.059 1033 7
Ancylis mitterbacheriana 49.216 1120 7
Swammerdamia caesiella 16.015 437 7
Acleris literana 49.087 1061 6
Celypha striana 49.161 1063 6
Agonopterix purpurea 32.009 691 6
Acleris cristana 49.076 1054 6
Nematopogon schwarziellus 7.012 141 6
Bucculatrix nigricomella 14.002 266 6
Scrobipalpa costella 35.123 819 6
Caloptilia alchimiella/robustella #N/A #N/A 6
Eulia ministrana 49.09 1015 6
Aethes hartmanniana 49.114 941 6
Argyresthia spinosella 20.018 417 6
Psyche casta 11.012 186 6
Cydia pomonella (Codling Moth) 49.338 1261 5
Anania hortulata (Small Magpie) 63.025 1376 5
Apotomis betuletana 49.15 1093 5
Coptotriche marginea 10.003 125 5
Ancylis uncella 49.202 1118 5
Coleophora gryphipennella 37.006 491 5
Scrobipalpa acuminatella 35.109 822 5
Agonopterix yeatiana 32.035 714 5
Cauchas fibulella 7.009 153 5
Agapeta hamana 49.109 937 5
Tinea pellionella (Case-bearing Clothes Moth) 12.027 240 4
Cochylis molliculana 49.138 964a 4
Coleophora trochilella 37.095 556 4
Lathronympha strigana 49.345 1219 4
Notocelia uddmanniana (Bramble Shoot Moth) 49.294 1175 4
Elachista atricomella 38.025 597 4
Pyrausta despicata 63.005 1365 4
Bryotropha affinis 35.047 779 4
Clepsis consimilana 49.038 994 3
Luffia ferchaultella 11.009 185 3
Cacoecimorpha pronubana (Carnation Tortrix) 49.03 985 3
Udea ferrugalis (Rusty Dot Pearl) 63.031 1395 3
Swammerdamia pyrella 16.017 438 3
Ypsolopha mucronella 17.001 451 3
Acrocercops brongniardella 15.019 313 3
Hedya nubiferana (Marbled Orchard Tortrix ) 49.156 1083 3
Phtheochroa rugosana 49.095 925 3
Coleophora binderella 37.03 512 3
Caloptilia semifascia 15.012 290 3
Nephopterix angustella 62.032 1465 3
Ypsolopha dentella (Honeysuckle Moth ) 17.003 453 3
Incurvaria oehlmanniella 8.003 131 2
Caloptilia stigmatella 15.01 288 2
Nemophora degeerella (Yellow-barred Long-horn) 7.001 148 2
Cryptoblabes bistriga 62.007 1433 2
Micropterix tunbergella 1.001 1 2
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Beautiful Plume) 45.01 1497 2
Teleiodes luculella 35.143 774 2
Eupoecilia angustana 49.111 954 2
Lobesia reliquana 49.184 1106 2
Monopis crocicapitella 12.039 230 2
Ypsolopha scabrella 17.005 455 2
Archips podana (Large Fruit-tree Tortrix ) 49.013 977 2
Ethmia quadrillella 33.002 719 2
Coleophora hemerobiella 37.039 523 2
Eudemis profundana 49.144 1113 2
Grapholita internana 49.349 1242 2
Monopis laevigella (Skin Moth) 12.036 227 2
Grapholita jungiella 49.354 1251 2
Teleiopsis diffinis 35.146 776 2
Argyrotaenia ljungiana 49.02 974 2
Phyllocnistis xenia 15.093 369 2
Scoparia subfusca 63.062 1332 2
Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae 15.043 323 2
Agonopterix scopariella 32.011 704 2
Elachista maculicerusella 38.039 609 2
Coleophora discordella 37.044 547 2
Stigmella hybnerella 4.03 99 2
Bucculatrix bechsteinella 14.012 275 2
Prays ruficeps 22.003 BF448a 1
Plodia interpunctella (Indian Meal Moth) 62.062 1479 1
Epinotia bilunana 49.254 1133 1
Catoptria falsella 63.102 1316 1
Dichrorampha acuminatana 49.313 1279 1
Ectoedemia decentella 4.076 20 1
Ancylis unculana 49.21 1125 1
Elachista albifrontella 38.03 601 1
Ancylosis oblitella 62.053 1467 1
Ethmia terminella 33.004 717 1
Rhyacionia pinivorana (Spotted Shoot Moth) 49.307 1212 1
Eucosma cana 49.265 1201 1
Strophedra nitidana 49.382 1222 1
Eucosmomorpha albersana 49.199 1217 1
Eupoecilia ambiguella (Vine Moth ) 49.112 955 1
Triaxomera parasitella 12.012 224 1
Psychoides verhuella 12.047 199 1
Capua vulgana 49.009 1007 1
Pyrausta purpuralis 63.007 1362 1
Cauchas rufimitrella 7.01 152 1
Ostrinia nubilalis (European Corn Borer) 63.028 1375 1
Eudonia lacustrata 63.067 1338 1
Prays fraxinella (Ash Bud Moth) 22.002 449 1
Adaina microdactyla (Hemp Agrimony Plume ) 45.043 1517 1
Aroga velocella 35.094 796 1
Eudonia lineola 63.071 1341 1
Luquetia lobella 32.003 668 1
Cochylimorpha straminea 49.097 936 1
Ditula angustiorana (Red-barred Tortrix) 49.004 1010 1
Cedestis subfasciella 16.022 443 1
Epermenia chaerophyllella 47.005 483 1
Blastodacna hellerella 39.001 905 1
Crassa unitella 28.014 642 1
Paraswammerdamia albicapitella 16.019 440 1
Bactra lancealana 49.194 1111 1
Borkhausenia minutella 28.011 645 1
Hellinsia lienigianus (Mugwort Plume) 45.04 1518 1
Celypha cespitana 49.164 1067 1
Hysterophora maculosana 49.096 924 1
Evergestis limbata 63.059 1356a 1
Crocidosema plebejana 49.261 1157 1
Archips xylosteana (Variegated Golden Tortrix) 49.015 980 1
Coleophora lutarea 37.002 487 1
Argyresthia cupressella (Cypress Tip Moth) 20.007 409b 1
Parapoynx stratiotata (Ringed China-mark ) 63.117 1348 1
Evergestis pallidata 63.06 1358 1
Cydia servillana 49.339 1256 1
Phyllonorycter klemannella 15.082 360 1
Pseudococcyx Turionella (Pine Bud Moth) 49.3 1209 1
Cataclysta lemnata (Small China-mark) 63.116 1354 1
Bucculatrix albedinella 14.007 271 1
Elachista subocellea 38.007 613 1
Tineola bisselliella (Common Clothes Moth ) 12.026 236 1
Crambus pascuella (Inlaid Grass-veneer) 63.081 1294 1
Semioscopis steinkellneriana 32.002 667 1
Agonopterix ocellana 32.007 701 1
Yponomeuta malinellus (Apple Ermine ) 16.003 426 1
Grapholita compositella 49.347 1241 1
Acrolepia autumnitella 19.014 476 1
Endothenia marginana 49.188 1099 1
Monopis imella 12.04 231 1
Micropterix calthella 1.005 5 1
Gravitarmata margarotana 49.302 1207a 1
Phyllonorycter leucographella (Firethorn Leaf Miner) 15.053 332a 1
Homoeosoma sinuella 62.054 1481 1
Hypatima rhomboidella 35.018 858 1