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610  Elachista argentella


Flying : Mainly May, June and July


Common


There are other similar all-white micromoths but they are less common.

The commonest, Opostegia salaciella (not shown), is local and is distinguished from E.argentella by having large eye-caps.

Photos of  Elachista argentella  by David Owen.

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597  Elachista atricomella


Flying : Mainly June, July, August - some in May and September


Common



647  Brown House Moth  Hofmannophila pseudospretella


Flying : All the year - most numerous in June, July, August


Common



672  Parsnip Moth   Depressaria pastinacella


Flying : All the year - most numerous in April, May and June, July

(The June and July adults hibernate and emerge again in April and May but are occasionally seen in Winter)


Common



663  Diurnea fagella


Flying : Mainly March and April


Common


Very variable in colour and forewing patterns



658  Carcina quercana


Flying : Mainly July and August


Common in England and Wales but local in Scotland



648  White-shouldered House Moth  Endrosis sarcitrella


Flying : All the year - most numerous from May to September


Common




688   Agonopterix heracliana


Flying : All the year


Common



705  Agonopterix umbellana


Flying : Emerges in late July or August, over-winters as an adult and may be seen until late May.


Classed as local but fairly common on moorland and near coasts



701  Agonopterix ocellana


Flying : All the year


Common



697  Agonopterix arenella


Flying : All the year


Common



706  Agonopterix nervosa


Flying : Mainly July, August and September


Common



779  Bryotropha affinis


Flying : May to August - most numerous in July


Common in England and Wales but Local in Scotland



787  Bryotropha terrella


Flying : Mainly June, July, August


Common


726  Metzneria metzneriella


Flying : Mainly June, July


Common in England and Wales; local in Scotland - particularly the North.




714  Agonopterix yeatiana


Flying : All the year


Classed as local but fairly common near coasts and locally elsewhere.



789  Bryotropha domestica


Flying : June to September - Mainly July and August


Common in England and Wales; local in Scotland - particularly the North.



868  Helcystogramma rufescens


Flying : June, July, August


Common only in England and Wales




870  Oegoconia quadripuncta


Flying : July, August


Classed as local but common in many areas of Wales and of England South of the Midlands.


There are other species of Oegoconia which cannot be distinguished from O.quadripuncta using photographs but they are very rare.

873  Blastobasis adustella


Flying : Mainly July and August


An Australian species that has become widespread and common throughout many countries including the United Kingdom.


874  Blastobasis lacticolella


Flying : May to November but mainly June and July


As with B.adustella a foreign species that has become widespread and common throughout many countries including the United Kingdom.



905  Blastodacna hellerella


Flying : May to August but mainly June and July


Common in England and Wales; local in Scotland


898  Limnaecia phragmitella


Flying : Mainly July and August


Common in Wales, Southern England, the Midlands and East Anglia but otherwise local.



893  Mompha epilobiella


Flying : The adult overwinters but mainly seen from April to November.


Common in Wales, Southern England, the Midlands and East Anglia but otherwise local.




888  Mompha propinquella


Flying : Mainly July and August


Common

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2. Micromoths including Oecophoridae (house moths) and genus Agonopterix