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A Selection of Micro Moths 28.012 - 32.007

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(Haworth 1828) (Haworth 1828) (Haworth 1828) (Hubner 1796) (Hubner 1796)
Oecophoridae - Oecophorinae Oecophoridae - Oecophorinae Oecophoridae - Oecophorinae Oecophoridae - Oecophorinae Oecophoridae - Oecophorinae
  Small Dingy Tubic - Borkhausenia fuscescens Small Dingy Tubic - Borkhausenia fuscescens Golden-brown Tubic - Crassa unitella Golden-brown Tubic - Crassa unitella
28.012    BF 644 28.012    BF 644 28.012    BF 644 28.014    BF 642 28.014    BF 642

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 7mm to 12mm.

Flight Period: July and August.

Habitat: Wooded areas with plenty of dead leaves, sometimes found in birds nests and squirrels' dreys.

Comment: This species is fairly common over most of the UK, though is rare in Northern Ireland, and is not found in the far north of Scotland..

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 13mm to 17mm.

Flight Period: June through to August.

Habitat: Feeding under dead bark this species can be found in many wooded areas.

Comment: This moth is common in southern England and Wales, it is scarcer further north as far as Yorkshire.

(Fabricius 1775) (Fabricius 1775) (Fabricius 1775) (Fabricius 1775) (Fabricius 1775)
Oecophoridae - Oecophorinae Oecophoridae - Oecophorinae Oecophoridae - Oecophorinae Depressariidae - Depressariinae Depressariidae - Depressariinae
Sulphur Tubic Sulphur Tubic Sulphur Tubic   Red-letter Flat-body
Esperia sulphurella Esperia sulphurella Esperia sulphurella   Agonopterix ocellana
28.019    BF 649 28.019    BF 649 28.019    BF 649 32.007    BF 141 32.007    BF 141

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 12mm to 15mm

Flight Period: From around late April through to autumn in overlapping broods.

Habitat: Usually ancient woodland and hedgerows, some times found in gardens.

Comment: This moth is common throughout England and Wales, and is scarcer in Scotland. Widespread in Ireland, commoner near the coast.

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 19mm to 22mm.

Flight Period: September through to May, hibernating during cold spells..

Habitat: A wide variety of places where ever Willow species grow.

Comment: This moth is fairly common throughout the UK, with the exception of the Orkney, Outer Hebrides, Shetland.                         

(Meyrick 1885) (Meyrick 1885) (Meyrick 1885) (Meyrick 1885)  
Oecophoridae - Oecophorinae Oecophoridae - Oecophorinae Oecophoridae - Oecophorinae Oecophoridae - Oecophorinae  
Ruddy Streak - Tachystola Ruddy Streak - Tachystola Ruddy Streak - Ruddy Streak - Tachystola  
acroxantha acroxantha acroxantha acroxantha  
28.024    BF 656 28.024    BF 656 28.024    BF 656 28.024    BF 656  

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 13mm to 15mm.

Flight Period: May until September in two overlapping broods.

Habitat: Most types of places with trees and bushes, with plenty of dead leaves and rotting wood.

Comment: first recorded in Devon in 1908, it has since spread as far north as Yorkshire. They are common in my Pudsey garden.

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 Ruddy Streak (to the left) is a good example of this. It only appeared in the last couple of decades, and is spreading rapidly.

(Denis & Schiffermuller 1775) (Denis & Schiffermuller 1775) (Denis & Schiffermuller 1775) (Denis & Schiffermuller 1775)  
Chimabachidae - Chimabachinae Chimabachidae - Chimabachinae Chimabachidae - Chimabachinae Chimabachidae - Chimabachinae  
  March Tubic - Diurnaea fagella March Tubic - Diurnaea fagella March Tubic - Diurnaea fagella  
29.001    BF 663 29.001    BF 663 29.001    BF 663 29.001    BF 663  

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 19mm to 29mm.

Flight Period: March through to May.

Habitat: In England and Wales mainly Oak woodland, in Scotland in Birch woods.

Comment: This moth is fairly common in most of the British Isles, except Orkney, the Outer Hebrides, Shetland and the extreme north west of the Scottish mainland.

Species 32.016 to 35.141

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