Micro Moths

The study of the micro-moths is generally less popular than that of their larger brethren, partly because they are much trickier to identify, plus the fact there was traditionally far less reference material available for those whom were new to the study of moths and lepidoptera in general. However this has started to change in recent times, with a number of ID books now available from natural history book shops, whilst the internet hosts a wealth of online resources which are freely available at all times wherever you might be. Personally I enjoy the challenge of micros, whilst their often tiny size makes them a good subject for macro-photography, though I admit that I do sometimes overlook them from time to time, especially during the peak of the season when recording just the macros alone can be a pretty daunting task. However the fact that micros are less recorded means that they are perhaps more rewarding to study.

Adelidae

Adelinae
07.001 Yellow-barred Long-horn (Nemophora degeerella)

Incurvariidae

Incurvariinae
08.002 Feathered Bright (Incurvaria masculella)

Yponomeutidae

Yponomeutinae
16.001 Bird-cherry Ermine (Yponomeuta evonymella)
16.002 Orchard Ermine (Yponomeuta padella)
16.0021 Yponomeuta padella/malinellus/cagnagella

Ypsolophidae

Ypsolophinae
17.003 Honeysuckle Moth (Ypsolopha dentella)
17.012 Pied Smudge (Ypsolopha sequella)

Plutellidae

18.001 Diamond-back Moth (Plutella xylostella)
18.003 Grey-streaked Smudge (Plutella porrectella)

Argyresthiidae

20.011 Gold-ribbon Argent (Argyresthia brockeella)
20.012 Golden Argent (Argyresthia goedartella)

Oecophoridae

Oecophorinae
28.009 White-shouldered House-moth (Endrosis sarcitrella)
28.010 Brown House-moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella)
28.019 Sulphur Tubic (Esperia sulphurella)

Chimabachidae

29.001 March Tubic (Diurnea fagella)

Peleopodidae

31.001 Long-horned Flat-body (Carcina quercana)

Depressariidae

Depressariinae
32.017 Brindled Flat-body (Agonopterix arenella)
32.018 Common Flat-body (Agonopterix heracliana)
32.031 Brown-spot Flat-body (Agonopterix alstromeriana)
32.036 Parsnip Moth (Depressaria radiella)

Momphidae

40.008 Garden Cosmet (Mompha subbistrigella)

Blastobasidae

41.002 Dingy Dowd (Blastobasis adustella)

Alucitidae

44.001 Twenty-plume Moth (Alucita hexadactyla)

Pterophoridae

Pterophorinae
45.010 Beautiful Plume (Amblyptilia acanthadactyla)
45.044 Common Plume (Emmelina monodactyla)

Choreutidae

Choreutinae
48.001 Nettle Tap (Anthophila fabriciana)

Tortricidae

Tortricinae
49.004 Red-barred Tortrix (Ditula angustiorana)
49.013 Large Fruit-tree Tortrix (Archips podana)
49.024 Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis corylana)
49.025 Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis cerasana)
49.026 Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix (Pandemis heparana)
49.029 Large Ivy Tortrix (Lozotaenia forsterana)
49.039 Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana)
49.040 Orange Pine Tortrix (Lozotaeniodes formosana)
49.050 Grey Tortrix (Cnephasia stephensiana)
49.059 Green Oak Tortrix (Tortrix viridana)
49.062 Maple Button (Acleris forsskaleana)
49.066x Dark-triangle Button agg. (Acleris laterana/comariana)
49.069 Ashy Button (Acleris sparsana)
49.077 Garden Rose Tortrix (Acleris variegana)
49.120 Yarrow Conch (Aethes smeathmanniana)

Olethreutinae
49.156 Marbled Orchard Tortrix (Hedya nubiferana)
49.166 Common Marble (Celypha lacunana)
49.215 Triangle-marked Roller (Ancylis achatana)
49.249 Small Birch Bell (Epinotia ramella)
49.285 Thistle Bell (Epiblema scutulana)
49.292 Yellow-faced Bell (Notocelia cynosbatella)
49.294 Bramble Shoot Moth (Notocelia uddmanniana)

Pyralidae

Galleriinae
62.001 Bee Moth (Aphomia sociella)

Phycitinae
62.035 Grey-knot Horn (Acrobasis advenella)
62.042 Thistle Ermine (Myelois circumvoluta)
62.048 Ash-bark Knot-horn (Euzophera pinguis)

Pyralinae
62.072 Meal Moth (Pyralis farinalis)
62.075 Gold Triangle (Hypsopygia costalis)
62.076 Double-striped Tabby (Hypsopygia glaucinalis)
62.077 Rosy Tabby (Endotricha flammealis)

Crambidae

Pyraustinae
63.006 Mint Moth (Pyrausta aurata)
63.018 Elder Pearl (Anania coronata)
63.025 Small Magpie (Anania hortulata)

Spilomelinae
63.033 Pale Straw Pearl (Udea lutealis)
63.038 Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis)

Glaphyriinae
63.057 Garden Pebble (Evergestis forficalis)

Scopariinae
63.064 Common Grey (Scoparia ambigualis)
63.067 Little Grey (Eudonia lacustrata)
63.074 Small Grey (Eudonia mercurella)

Crambinae
63.080 Garden Grass Veneer (Chrysoteuchia culmella)
63.081 Grass Veneer (Crambus pascuella)
63.086 Hook-streaked Grass Veneer (Crambus lathoniellus)
63.093 Pearl Veneer (Agriphila straminella)

Acentropinae
63.115 Water Veneer (Acentria ephemerella)