Micro-moths 2007

by David Manning

Two new species were added to the county list during the year. These records are shown in the same format as in the Society’s book The Butterflies and Moths of Bedfordshire.

Agonopterix pallorella (Zeller) (700)
To MV light at Barton Hills NR on 11th August 2007
Flight: September to May (week 32)*
Larval Foodplants: Knapweed, greater and lesser
Map TL03

Hysterophora maculosana (Haworth) (924)
One to MV light at Halsey Wood, 23rd April 2007 (HAS)
Flight: April, May (week 17)*
Larval Foodplant: Bluebell
Map SP96

Adult flight times have been culled from literature but all flight times marked with an asterisk (*) are local observations in Bedfordshire. The week numbers cited are the standard week numbers used in the Rothamsted Insect Survey (RIS). The weeks of the year are numbered consecutively from 1–52 omitting 29th February and 31st December, and are approximate to those printed in pocket diaries.
The following are new 10Km square records for micro-lepidoptera to add to the maps
given in The Butterflies and Moths of Bedfordshire, and for species added in my reports from 1996 onwards. These new records were made during the year 2006 unless otherwise stated. In the book (see page 4) the basis for recording is the current boundary of the administrative county of Bedfordshire. This year I have again included new 10Km square records for TL16, which are from Eaton Ford (TL 1760). This site is in VC30, but in an area transferred in 1974 from Bedfordshire to Cambridgeshire.

6 Eriocrania subpurpurella TL02, 04
8 Eriocrania unimaculella TL14
10 Eriocrania salopiella TL02
12 Eriocrania sangii TL02
75 Stigmella floslactella TL02
123 Tischeria ekebladella TL02, 13
143 Nematopogon metaxella SP96
152 Adela rufimitrella TL02
175 Narycia duplicella TL13
185 Luffia ferchaultella TL02, 13, 24
186 Psyche casta TL02
228 Monopis weaverella TL16
251 Ochsenheimeria taurella TL02
274 Bucculatrix ulmella TL01
294 Aspilapteryx tringipennella TL13
317 Phyllonorycter heegeriella TL16
332a Phyllonorycter leucographella SP95
342 Phyllonorycter coryli TL02

351 Phyllonorycter lautella TL24
360 Phyllonorycter kleemannella TL13
410 Argyresthia brockeella SP92
428 Yponomeuta rorrella TL16
447 Roeslerstammia erxlebella SP95
450 Scythropia crataegella SP96, TL13
476 Acrolepia autumnitella TL13
477 Phaulernis dentella TL14
481 Epermenia falciformis TL16
490 Coleophora lutipennella TL13
493 Coleophora serratella TL04
516 Coleophora trifolii TL02,16
544 Coleophora albicosta SP92
553 Coleophora striatipennella SP92
609 Elachista maculicerusella TL04
610 Elachista argentella TL16
617 Elachista obliquella TL24
622 Elachista adscitella TL01
649 Esperia sulphurella TL13
652 Alabonia geoffrella TL03
667 Semioscopis steinkellneriana SP96
672 Depressaria heraclei TL03
692 Agonopterix subpropinquella TL01
770 Carpatolechia proximella SP92
772 Carpatolechia fugitivella SP96
809 Pexicopia malvella TL16
843 Aproaerema anthyllidella SP95
853 Anacampsis populella SP92
854 Anacampsis blattariella TL01
898 Limnaecia phragmitella TL02
952 Commophila aeneana SP95, TL13
964 Cochylis dubitana TL13
987 Ptycholomoides aeriferanus TL01
998 Epiphyas postvittana TL05, 13
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana TL05
1022 Cnephasia pasiuana TL16
1032 Aleimma loeflingiana SP93
1038 Acleris laterana TL16
1054 Acleris cristana TL13
1062 Acleris emargana SP92
1086 Hedya salicella SP92
1093 Apotomis betuletana SP92
1097 Endothenia gentianaeana TL02
1099 Endothenia marginana TL16
1123 Ancylis laetana TL24
1126 Ancylis badiana TL01
1133 Epinotia bilunana SP92
1134 Epinotia ramella SP92
1138 Epinotia nisella TL16
1139 Epinotia tenerana SP95
1168 Gypsonoma sociana SP92
1169 Gypsonoma dealbana SP93
1184a Epiblema cirsiana TL13, 14
1202 Eucosma obumbratana TL13
1233 Pammene aurita TL02
1236 Pammene fasciana SP96, TL13
1251 Grapholita jungiella TL13
1257 Cydia nigricana TL13
1260 Cydia splendana SP92
1272 Pammene aurana TL13
1279 Dichrorampha acuminatana SP92
1307 Agriphila latistria SP92
1316 Catoptria falsella TL04
1328 Schoenobius gigantella TL24
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis TL13
1380 Phlyctaenia perlucidalis TL05
1426 Achroia grisella TL13
1436 Conobathra repandana SP92
1438 Trachycera suavella TL03
1445 Pempelia formosa SP92
1454 Dioryctria abietella TL01, 13
1458 Myelois circumvoluta TL01
1462 Pempeliella dilutella TL03
1470 Euzophera pinguis SP92
1479 Plodia interpunctella TL03, 15, 16
1481 Homoeosoma sinuella TL13, 16
1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla SP95, TL02
1504 Platyptilia pallidactyla TL13
1507 Stenoptilia zophodactylus SP95
1523 Oidaematophorus lithodactyla TL03



I would like to thank the following for records sent to me during the year: P.Almond, C.R.B.Baker, K.Balmer, A.M.&M.G.Banthorpe, C.Carpenter, J.E.Childs, A.Darrington,
B.Dickerson, J.England, S.Knight, A.A.Lawrence, Br.J.Mayhead, M.J.Palmer, A.Paynter, R.Revels, H.A.Smith (HAS), B.Squires, D.Tyler, D.Withers, I.Woiwod..


ARNOLD, V.W., BAKER, C.R.B., MANNING, D.V. and WOIWOD, I.P. 1997 The Butterflies and Moths of Bedfordshire Bedfordshire Natural History Society 408pp.
The Entomologist’s Record and Journal of Variation Vol 119 Pt 5 235.

David Manning is the Society’s Recorder for Micro-moths, a position he has held in an honorary capacity since 1986. He is co-author of the BNHS publication The Butterflies and Moths of Bedfordshire.