MICRO MOTHS

Many people avoid micro moths as they are small and often very similar to each other species which can make them difficult to identify, however, we love them and find them absolutely beautiful even if some are very small. With a little patience you can identify them and we have photographed the ones we have found on white backgrounds to be able to show them off in all their glory. We have included the early and late dates of when we have recorded them (if these are the same then we only have one record), hopefully over the coming years these should become a guide to their flight seasons in our area. We have also included the highest number seen at the moth trap in a single evening. The order of the moths follows their B&F number.

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All the moths we study are released in to wild, we do not keep specimens to study, nor do we or will we dissect any moths in order to fully identify them. We enjoy looking for and recording moths, but they shouldn't have to die for our pleasure. 

Large Long-horn

Nematopogon swammerdamella

Earliest: 2nd May (2017)

Latest: 25th May (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 140

Apple Leaf-miner

Lyonetia clerkella

Earliest: 23rd July (2018)

Latest: 2nd August (2018)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 263

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Gold-ribbon Argent

Argyresthia brockeella

Earliest: 8th July (2017)

Latest: 8th July (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 410

Orchard Ermine

Yponomeuta padella

Earliest: 2nd July (2018)

Latest: 24th July (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 425

Hawthorn Moth

Scythropia crataegella 

Earliest: 16th June (2017)*

Latest: 18th June (2017)*

Highest: 2

B&F No.: 450

White-shouldered House-moth

Endrosis sarcitrella

Earliest: 24th May (2017)

Latest: 14th October (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 648

Brindled Flat-body

Agonopterix arenella

Earliest: 14th May (2017)

Latest: 14th May (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 697

Winter Groundling

Scrobipalpa costella

Earliest: 14th November (2017)

Latest: 14th November (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 819

Bulrush Cosmet

Limnaecia phragmitella

Earliest: 2nd July (2017)

Latest: 2nd July (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 898

Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix

Pandemis corylana

Earliest: 22nd July (2019)

Latest: 26th August (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 969

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Privet Twist

Clepsis consimilana

Earliest: 18th June (2017)

Latest: 18th June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 986

Brown-barred Twist

Lozotaenia forsterana

Earliest: 7th June (2018)

Latest: 7th June (2018)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1006

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Green Oak Tortrix

Tortrix viridana 

Earliest: 20th June (2017)

Latest: 20th June (2017)

Highest: 2

B&F No.: 1033

Marbled Orchard Tortrix

Hedya nubiferana

Earliest: 17th June (2017)

Latest: 17th June (2017)

Highest: 4

B&F No.: 1083

Triangle-marked Roller

Ancylis achatana

Earliest: 20h June (2017)

Latest: 21st June (2017)

Highest: 4

B&F No.: 1115

Triple-blotched Bell

Notocelia trimaculana

Earliest: 22nd May (2017)

Latest: 16th June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1176

Large Beech Piercer

 Cydia fagiglandana

Earliest: 6th July (2017)

Latest: 6th July (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1259

Garden Grass-veneer

Chrysoteuchia culmella

Earliest: 20th June (2017)

Latest: 24th July (2017)

Highest: 15

B&F No.: 1293

Narrow-winged Grey

Eudonia angustea

Earliest: 3rd May (2017)

Latest: 10th June (2017)

Highest: 2

B&F No.: 1342

Fenland Pearl

 Anania perlucidalis

Earliest: 25th May (2017)*

Latest: 25th May  (2017)*

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1380

Grey Knot-horn

Acrobasis advenella

Earliest: 29th June (2018)

Latest: 2nd July (2018)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1439

Beautiful Plume

Amblyptilia acanthadactyla

Earliest: 21st June (2017)

Latest: 2nd July (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1497

Cork Moth

Nemapogon cloacella

Earliest: 6th July (2017)

Latest: 6th July (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 216

Bindweed Bent-wing

Bedellia somnulentella

Earliest: 28th June (2018)

Latest: 28th June (2018)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 264

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Brindled Argent

Argyresthia curvella

Earliest: 7th June (2018)

Latest: 10th June (2018)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 414

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Apple Ermine

Yponomeuta malinellus

Earliest: 2nd August (2018)

Latest: 2nd August (2018)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 426

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Pied Smudge

Ypsolopha sequella

Earliest: 6th July (2017)

Latest: 6th July (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 462

Ruddy Streak

Tachystola acroxantha

Earliest: 17th June (2017)

Latest: 20th November (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 656

Common Groundling

Teleiodes vulgella

Earliest: 27th June (2018)

Latest: 27th June (2018)

Highest: 2

B&F No.: 765

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Dingy Dowd

Blastobasis adustella

Earliest: 18th July (2017)

Latest: 18th July (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 873

Hawthorn Cosmet

Blastodacna hellerella

Earliest: 21st June (2017)

Latest: 21st June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 905

Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix

Pandemis cerasana

Earliest: 17th June (2017)

Latest: 17th June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 970

Light Brown Apple Moth

Epiphyas postvittana

Earliest: 18th April (2017)

Latest: 14th November (2017)

Highest: 15

B&F No.: 998

Red-barred Tortrix

Ditula angustiorana

Earliest: 20th June (2017)

Latest: 24th July (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1010

Ashy Button

Acleris sparsana

Earliest: 14th October (2017)

Latest: 14th October (2017)

Highest: 2

B&F No.: 1041

White-backed Marble

Hedya salicella

Earliest: 14th June (2017)

Latest: 21st June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1086

Crescent Bell

Epinotia bilunana

Earliest: 23rd May (2017)

Latest: 1st June (2017)

Highest: 2

B&F No.: 1133

Bud Moth

Spilonota ocellana

Earliest: 21st June(2017)

Latest: 21st June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1205

Codling Moth

Cydia pomonella

Earliest: 25th May (2017)

Latest: 18th July (2017)

Highest: 6

B&F No.: 1261

Inlaid Grass-veneer

Crambus pascuella

Earliest: 21st June (2017)

Latest: 21st June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1294

Brown China-mark

Elophila nymphaeata

Earliest: 25th May (2017)

Latest: 24th July (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1345

Mother of Pearl

 Pleuroptya ruralis

Earliest: 2nd July (2017)

Latest: 24th July (2017)

Highest: 6

B&F No.: 1405

Thistle Ermine

Myelois circumvoluta

Earliest: 12th July (2017)

Latest: 12th July (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1458

Common Plume

Emmelina monodactyla

Earliest: 6th April (2018)

Latest: 26th August (2017)

Highest: 3

B&F No.: 1524

Yellow-backed Clothes Moth

Monopis obviella

Earliest: 31st May (2018)

Latest: 31st May (2018)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 229

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White-triangle Slender

Caloptilia stigmatella

Earliest: 24th April (2017)

Latest: 24th April (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 288

Apple-fruit Moth

Argyresthia conjugella

Earliest: 29th May (2018)

Latest: 29th May (2018)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 418

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Spindle Ermine

Yponomeuta cagnagella 

Earliest: 4th July (2018)

Latest: 22nd July (2018)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 427

Diamond-back Moth

Plutella xylostella

Earliest: 21st April (2018)

Latest: 16th July (2017)

Highest: 3

B&F No.: 464

Long-horned Flat Body

Carcina quercana

Earliest: 24th July (2017)

Latest: 24th July (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 658

Dark Groundling

Bryotropha affinis

Earliest: 20th June (2017)

Latest: 24th July (2017)

Highest: 3

B&F No.: 779

Alder Signal

Stathmopoda pedella

Earliest: 30th June (2018)

Latest: 30th June (2018)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 877

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Common Yellow Conch

Agapeta hamana

Earliest: 16th June (2017)

Latest: 18th July (2017)

Highest: 2

B&F No.: 937

Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix

Pandemis heparana

Earliest: 12th July (2017)

Latest: 12th July (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 972

Orange Pine Twist

Lozotaeniodes formosana

Earliest: 16th June (2017)

Latest: 12th July (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1001

Yellow-spot Twist

Pseudargyrotoza conwagana

Earliest: 18th June (2017)

Latest: 24th July (2017)

Highest: 4

B&F No.: 1011

Barred Marble

Celypha striana

Earliest: 2nd July (2017)

Latest: 2nd July (2017)

Highest: 3

B&F No.: 1063

Bordered Marble

Endothenia marginana

Earliest: 25th May (2018)

Latest: 25th May (2018)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1099

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Yellow-faced Bell

Notocelia cynosbatella

Earliest: 24th May (2017)

Latest: 25th May (2017)

Highest: 2

B&F No.: 1174

Orange-spotted Shoot Moth

Rhyacionia pinicolana

Earliest: 19th July (2017)*

Latest: 19th July (2017)*

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1211

Common Drill

Dichrorampha petiverella

Earliest: 13th June (2018)

Latest: 13th June (2018)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1273

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Common Grass-veneer

Agriphila tristella

Earliest: 15th July (2018)

Latest: 2nd August (2018)

Highest: 3

B&F No.: 1305

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Small Magpie

Anania hortulata

Earliest: 21st May (2017)

Latest: 6th July (2017)

Highest: 3

B&F No.: 1376

Double-striped Tabby

 Hypsopygia glaucinalis

Earliest: 21st June (2017)

Latest: 12th July  (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1415

Ash-bark Knot-horn

Euzophera pinguis

Earliest: 18th June (2017)

Latest: 18th June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1470

Bird's-nest Moth

Tinea trinotella

Earliest: 24th May (2018)

Latest: 10th June (2018)

Highest: 2

B&F No.: 247

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Common Slender

Gracillaria syringella

Earliest: 10th June (2018)

Latest: 10th June (2018)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 293

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Bird-cherry Ermine

Yponomeuta evonymella 

Earliest: 21st June (2017)

Latest: 22nd July (2018)

Highest: 4

B&F No.: 424

Ash-bud Moth

Prays fraxinella

Earliest: 14th June (2018)

Latest: 27th June (2018)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 449

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Brown House-moth

Hofmannophila pseudospretella

Earliest: 23rd May (2017)

Latest: 18th July (2017)

Highest: 2

B&F No.: 647

Black-spot Flat-body

Agonopterix propinquella

Earliest: 8th May (2018)

Latest: 29th May (2018)

Highest: 2

B&F No.: 696

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House Groundling

Bryotropha domestica

Earliest: 18th June (2017)

Latest: 2nd July (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 789

Garden Cosmet

Mompha subbistrigella

Earliest: 1st March (2019)

Latest: 31st May (2018)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 892

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Burdock Conch

Aethes rubigana

Earliest: 6th July (2017)

Latest: 6th July (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 946

Dark-barred Twist

Syndemis musculana

Earliest: 20th June (2017)

Latest: 20th June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 986

Large Ivy Twist

Lozotaenia forsterana

Earliest: 16th June (2017)

Latest: 21st June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1002

Yellow Oak Button

Aleimma loeflingiana

Earliest: 20th June (2017)

Latest: 20th June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1032

Common Marble

Celypha lacunana

Earliest: 16th June (2017)

Latest: 21st June (2017)

Highest: 3

B&F No.: 1076

Smoky-barred Marble

Lobesia abscisana

Earliest: 6th July (2017)

Latest: 6th July (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1108

Bramble Shoot Moth

Notocelia uddmanniana

Earliest: 16th June (2017)

Latest: 16th June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1175

Acorn Piercer

 Pammene fasciana

Earliest: 18th July (2017)