Flying Tonight Mid October (Week 42) – Micros

The following is a list of the 25 micro moths most commonly reported between 2003 and 2017 in week 42, mid October, 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 1012
Cameraria ohridella (Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner) 15.089 366a 1002
Phyllonorycter coryli 15.064 342 702
Lyonetia clerkella (Apple Leaf Miner) 21.001 263 628
Phyllonorycter esperella 15.065 343 615
Phyllonorycter leucographella (Firethorn Leaf Miner) 15.053 332a 502
Phyllonorycter messaniella 15.04 321 286
Udea ferrugalis (Rusty Dot Pearl) 63.031 1395 193
Nomophila noctuella (Rush Veneer) 63.052 1398 179
Ectoedemia occultella 4.099 34 167
Parornix anglicella 15.028 303 144
Emmelina monodactyla (Common Plume) 45.044 1524 141
Phyllonorycter sorbi 15.044 324 133
Parornix devoniella 15.029 304 126
Gypsonoma dealbana 49.279 1169 116
Gracillaria syringella 15.014 293 115
Eudonia angustea 63.069 1342 101
Stigmella aurella 4.045 50 91
Plutella xylostella (Diamond Backed Moth) 18.001 464 84
Phyllonorycter corylifoliella 15.052 332 84
Mompha raschkiella 40.015 883 82
Cosmopterix pulchrimella 34.009 896b 82
Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae 15.043 323 73
Tischeria ekebladella 10.001 123 70
Blastobasis lacticolella 41.003 874 61

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

Taxon RES B&S Total number 2003 – 17 d
Stigmella tityrella 4.034 77 60 d
Stigmella microtheriella 4.01 111 56 d
Phyllonorycter nicellii 15.081 359 55 d
Phyllonorycter tristrigella 15.078 356 52 d
Coptotriche marginea 10.003 125 42 d
Phyllonorycter joannisi 15.085 363 41 d
Phyllonorycter lautella 15.073 351 41 d
Ectoedemia atricollis 4.095 29 38 d
Phyllonorycter schreberella 15.074 352 38 d
Palpita vitrealis 63.048 1408 37 d
Stigmella plagicolella 4.042 67 33 d
Crocidosema plebejana 49.261 1157 32 d
Bucculatrix thoracella 14.009 273 30 d
Phyllonorycter maestingella 15.063 341 28 d
Stigmella lemniscella 4.043 63 25 d
Caloptilia semifascia 15.012 290 25 d
Stigmella salicis 4.035 68 23 d
Caloptilia stigmatella 15.01 288 23 d
Stigmella floslactella 4.032 75 23 d
Acleris variegana (Garden Rose Tortrix) 49.077 1048 22 d
Stigmella hemargyrella 4.055 81 22 d
Hypsopygia glaucinalis (Double-striped Tabby) 62.076 1415 21 d
Phyllonorycter geniculella 15.086 364 21 d
Coleophora serratella 37.015 493 20 d
Parornix scoticella 15.03 305 20 d
Clepsis consimilana 49.038 994 19 d
Epermenia chaerophyllella 47.005 483 18 d
Stigmella ulmivora 4.018 80 17 d
Tachystola acroxantha (Ruddy Streak) 28.024 656 17 d
Elachista gangabella 38.015 620 15 d
Scrobipalpa costella 35.123 819 15 d
Stigmella anomalella (Rose Leaf Miner ) 4.015 92 11 d
Acleris hastiana 49.08 1053 11 d
Carcina quercana 31.001 658 11 d
Stigmella viscerella 4.019 95 10 d
Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella 15.075 353 10 d
Phyllonorycter spinicolella 15.049 329 10 d
Stigmella perpygmaeella 4.054 79 10 d
Phyllonorycter acerifoliella 15.084 362 9 d
Acleris rhombana (Rhomboid Tortrix) 49.07 1042 9 d
Ectoedemia minimella 4.1 35 9 d
Caloptilia alchimiella/robustella #N/A #N/A 9 d
Endrosis sarcitrella (White-shouldered House-moth) 28.009 648 9 d
Stigmella roborella 4.063 86 9 d
Ectoedemia septembrella 4.078 42 8 d
Bucculatrix bechsteinella 14.012 275 8 d
Acrolepia autumnitella 19.014 476 8 d
Parornix finitimella 15.032 308 8 d
Stigmella samiatella 4.062 88 8 d
Stigmella aceris 4.012 102 8 d
Ectoedemia albifasciella 4.089 37 8 d
Ectoedemia heringella 4.088 36a 8 d
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Beautiful Plume) 45.01 1497 7 d
Bucculatrix ulmella 14.01 274 7 d
Caloptilia rufipennella 15.006 284 7 d
Stigmella sakhalinella 4.006 113 7 d
Coleophora gryphipennella 37.006 491 7 d
Stigmella hybnerella 4.03 99 6 d
Agonopterix alstromeriana (Brown-spot Flat-body) 32.031 695 6 d
Phyllonorycter cerasicolella 15.05 330 5 d
Ectoedemia rubivora 4.097 31 5 d
Bedellia somnulentella 24.001 264 5 d
Phyllonorycter comparella 15.087 365 5 d
Stigmella speciosa 4.056 65 5 d
Acleris sparsana 49.069 1041 5 d
Alucita hexadactyla (Twenty-plume Moth) 44.001 1288 4 d
Agonopterix arenella 32.017 697 4 d
Coleophora anatipennella (Pistol Case-bearer ) 37.049 533 4 d
Coleophora lineolea 37.038 522 4 d
Monopis obviella 12.038 229 4 d
Stigmella trimaculella 4.039 73 4 d
Metzneria lappella 35.056 724 4 d
Phyllonorycter quinqueguttella 15.07 348 4 d
Stigmella oxyacanthella 4.026 100 4 d
Ectoedemia subbimaculella 4.09 38 4 d
Cosmopterix zieglerella 34.005 894 4 d
Stigmella regiella 4.022 107 4 d
Stigmella ruficapitella 4.06 84 4 d
Parornix fagivora 15.026 302 4 d
Stigmella suberivora 4.057 85 4 d
Stigmella luteella 4.007 112 4 d
Stigmella continuella 4.044 64 4 d
Roeslerstammia erxlebella 13.002 447 4 d
Pyralis farinalis (Meal Moth) 62.072 1417 3 d
Epinotia nisella 49.255 1138 3 d
Epinotia maculana 49.232 1152 3 d
Phyllonorycter rajella 15.067 345 3 d
Ectoedemia angulifasciella 4.094 28 3 d
Phyllonorycter strigulatella 15.066 344 3 d
Phyllonorycter lantanella 15.051 331 3 d
Phyllonorycter tenerella 15.037 318 3 d
Coleophora argentula 37.102 563 3 d
Acrocercops brongniardella 15.019 313 3 d
Epinotia ramella 49.249 1134 3 d
Elachista albifrontella 38.03 601 3 d
Hypsopygia costalis (Gold Triangle ) 62.075 1413 3 d
Scrobipalpa acuminatella 35.109 822 3 d
Stenoptilia pterodactyla (Brown Plume) 45.012 1509 3 d
Stigmella basiguttella 4.058 89 3 d
Diurnea fagella 29.001 663 3 d
Blastobasis adustella 41.002 873 3 d
Phyllocnistis saligna 15.09 367 3 d
Dioryctria abietella (Dark Pine Knot-horn) 62.028 1454 2 d
Ypsolopha mucronella 17.001 451 2 d
Psyche casta 11.012 186 2 d
Stigmella atricapitella 4.061 83 2 d
Bucculatrix cidarella 14.008 272 2 d
Antispila treitschkiella 6.002 159 2 d
Epinotia tenerana (Nut Bud Moth) 49.248 1139 2 d
Stigmella catharticella 4.014 98 2 d
Heliozela resplendella 6.004 156 2 d
Phyllonorycter stettinensis 15.079 357 2 d
Phyllonorycter emberizaepenella 15.076 354 2 d
Cochylis atricapitana 49.139 966 2 d
Phyllonorycter froelichiella 15.08 358 2 d
Stigmella obliquella 4.038 70 2 d
Endotricha flammealis (Rosy Tabby) 62.077 1424 2 d
Phyllonorycter quercifoliella 15.039 320 2 d
Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Brown House Moth) 28.01 647 2 d
Agonopterix purpurea 32.009 691 2 d
Gypsonoma Oppressana 49.28 1170 2 d
Bucculatrix albedinella 14.007 271 2 d
Taleporia tubulosa 11.006 181 2 d
Coleophora milvipennis 37.009 496 2 d
Evergestis forficalis (Garden Pebble) 63.057 1356 1 d
Parornix torquillella 15.033 309 1 d
Agonopterix heracliana agg. 0 0 1 d
Pediasia contaminella 63.109 1323 1 d
Coleophora solitariella 37.1 525 1 d
Hypatima rhomboidella 35.018 858 1 d
Leucoptera laburnella (Laburnum Leaf Miner) 21.004 254 1 d
Phyllonorycter viminiella 15.054 333 1 d
Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 688 1 d
Caloptilia elongella 15.004 282 1 d
Depressaria radiella (Parsnip Moth) 32.036 672 1 d
Celypha cespitana 49.164 1067 1 d
Ephestia kuehniella (Mediterranean Flour Moth ) 62.063 1475 1 d
Phyllonorycter cavella 15.059 338 1 d
Pandemis cinnamomeana 49.023 971 1 d
Agonopterix scopariella 32.011 704 1 d
Bucculatrix frangutella 14.006 BF270 1 d
Grapholita janthinana 49.359 1245 1 d
Musotima nitidalis 63.119 1355a 1 d
Stigmella glutinosae 4.008 114 1 d
Nephopterix angustella 62.032 1465 1 d
Stigmella zelleriella 4.037 71 1 d
Cydalima perspectalis (Boxworm) 63.054 1409a 1 d
Stigmella betulicola 4.005 110 1 d
Coleophora albitarsella 37.032 515 1 d
Stigmella alnetella 4.009 115 1 d
Stigmella confusella 4.003 117 1 d
Parornix betulae 15.025 301 1 d
Ectoedemia spinosella 4.098 27 1 d
Ypsolopha vittella 17.013 463 1 d
Hypsopygia glaucinalis 62.076 1415 1 d
Antigastra catalaunalis 63.051 1400 1 d
Phyllonorycter harrisella 15.034 315 1 d
Stigmella incognitella 4.053 78 1 d
Monopis laevigella (Skin Moth) 12.036 227 1 d
Agonopterix propinquella 32.016 696 1 d
Phyllonorycter klemannella 15.082 360 1 d
Amblyptilia punctidactyla (Brindled Plume ) 45.011 1498 1 d
Acleris umbrana 49.075 1052 1 d
Anthophila fabriciana (Nettle-Tap) 48.001 385 1 d
Phyllonorycter roboris 15.035 316 1 d
Caloptilia azaleella (Azalea Leaf Miner ) 15.007 285 1 d
Ectoedemia heringi 4.091 39 1 d
Parornix carpinella 15.027 302a 1 d
Callisto denticulella 15.022 310 1 d
Choreutis pariana (Apple Leaf Skeletonizer) 48.007 389 1 d
Acleris cristana 49.076 1054 1 d
Ectoedemia argyropeza 4.085 23 1 d
Phyllocnistis unipunctella 15.092 368 1 d
Phyllocnistis xenia 15.093 369 1 d