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A Selection of Micro Moths 17.012 - 28.010

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(Clerck 1759) (Clerck 1759) (Clerck 1759) (Staudinger 1871) (Staudinger 1871)
Ysolophidae - Ysolophinae Ysolophidae - Ysolophinae Ysolophidae - Ysolophinae Argyresthiidae - Argyresthiinae Argyresthiidae - Argyresthiinae
Pied Smudge Pied Smudge Pied Smudge Triple-barred Argent Triple-barred Argent
Ysolopha  sequella Ysolopha  sequella Ysolopha  sequella Argyresthia trifasciata Argyresthia trifasciata
17.012    BF 462 17.012    BF 462 17.012    BF 462 20.005    BF 409a 20.005    BF 409a

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 18mm to 20mm.

Flight Period: Single brooded in July and August.

Habitat: Woodlands, parks, gardens and hedgerows.

Comment: This moth is fairly common, but localised. It is found as far north as the Scottish borders.

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 7mm to 10mm.

Flight Period: One brood, flying in May and June.

Habitat: Parks and gardens where Leyland Cypress and Juniper grow

Comment: First recorded in 1982, when it was probably imported with trees, it is now fairly common.

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)  
Plutellidae - Plutellinae Plutellidae - Plutellinae Plutellidae - Plutellinae Plutellidae - Plutellinae  
Diamond-back Moth Diamond-back Moth Diamond-back Moth Diamond-back Moth  
Plutella xylostella Plutella xylostella Plutella xylostella Nemophora degeerella  
18.001    BF 464 18.001    BF 464 18.001    BF 464 18.001    BF 464  

Status: UK Resident and migrant .

Wing Span: 13mm to 16mm.

Flight Period: Two overlapping broods, on the wing from May through to September..

Habitat: Almost anywhere, it has a vast amount of foodplants.

Comment: This moth is very common some years in the whole UK.

There are quite a number of adventive moths on the UK list. These are moths that have been accidentally introduced with imported food stuffs, timber, or gardening products. The Brown House and White-shouldered House Moths (to the left) are good examples of this.

 
(Linnaeus 1767) (Linnaeus 1767) (Linnaeus 1767) (Linnaeus 1758) (Staudinger 1871)
Scythropiidae - Scythropiinae Scythropiidae - Scythropiinae Scythropiidae - Scythropiinae Argyresthiidae - Argyresthiinae Argyresthiidae - Argyresthiinae
Hawthorn Moth - Hawthorn Moth - Hawthorn Moth - Golden Argent - Triple-barred Argent -
Scythropia crataegella Scythropia crataegella Scythropia crataegella Argyresthia goedartella Argyresthia trifasciata
25.001    BF 450 25.001    BF 450 25.001    BF 450 20.012    BF 411 20.005.012    BF 409a

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 11mm to 15mm.

Flight Period: single brooded, and appears in June and July.

Habitat: Parks, gardens, hedgerows and woodland, where ever Blackthorn grows.

Comment: This moth is fairly common as far north as Yorkshire.

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 10mm to 13mm.

Flight Period: Single brooded, and flies from June through into August..

Habitat: Gardens, parks, hedgerows and woodland.

Comment: This is common throughout the British Isles where ever Birch and Alder grow.

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Stainton 1849)  
Oecophoridae - Oecophorinae Oecophoridae - Oecophorinae Oecophoridae - Oecophorinae Oecophoridae - Oecophorinae  
White-shouldered House Moth White-shouldered House Moth White-shouldered House Moth Brown House Moth

Species 28.012 to 32.007

Endrosis sarcitrella Endrosis sarcitrella Endrosis sarcitrella  Hoffmannophila pseudospretella

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28.009    BF 648 28.009    BF 648 28.009    BF 648 28.010    BF 647  

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 15mm to 21mm.

Flight Period: Common from May to September, but can be seen in any month.

Habitat: In old houses, barns, food ware houses etc.

Comment: This is a common resident to the British Isles, being originally imported with dried food.

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 15mm to 26mm.

Flight Period: Mainly seen from late spring to autumn. Sometimes seen in doors at other times of the year.

Habitat: In old houses, barns, food out houses etc.

Comment: Originally from Asia, and is now common in Britain.

         
                 

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