Micro Moths of the Teme Valley


                  PLEASE NOTE THIS PAGE IS UNDER ONGOING DEVELOPMENT - Gen Det plates not yet on line....

                                                     ......and there are a lot of photos to be taken / go on !!

The term "Micro Moth" is a somewhat generic collective for the 'smaller' moths we have in the UK. Taxonomically they are numbered from 1 through to 1524. Within this range, there are a few 'honorary Macro' moths...which fit better with the larger Macro's in status. This page is dedicated to those micro moths, which typically (there are a few exceptions) have a wing span of less than 20mm...and often, less than 10mm.

All micro moths with a 'header' and shown here have been trapped at Birchfield, the main constant effort trapping site at Upper Rochford in the Teme Valley, Worcs, (although a photograph has not always been taken!!) ; an 18 acre smallholding with a variety of specific and specialise habitats, all on one site.

Those photographs marked with a [* xxxxx] and which are shown at the end, have not been trapped at the main site, but have been trapped at other locations as specified, from within the Teme Valley area. These are included for interest but please note these are out of taxonomic sequence.

This list below details the micro list for the main site for the period as at 1st January 2011.

In some instances, many Micro moths are difficult to identify owing to extreme similarity between species. In these cases, very often, the only way of proving a species is present, is by dissection (often termed 'Gen Det' ). This raises all sorts of questions, not least one of morality. Should a moth be killed to confirm its indentity? There is no right or wrong answer.

What is clear, is that in order to protect a species, it is first necessary to determine its presence. In so doing, habitat can be studied and protected with the aim of long term survival of that species in an area. Its a case of, you can only protect a species if you first know about it.

The dissections carried out therefore, are undertaken on a need to know basis. Once a species has been proven present, further dissections of this species are limited and future records are often recorded as 'Agg' - Aggregate, indicating that the moth trapped is one of similar group of species known to be present.

All photographs and gen dets are by Danny Arnold unless otherwise stated. In all cases, the photograph is copyright of the photographer.

 

 
006 Eriocrania subpurpurella
 

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029 Ectoedemia atricollis
 

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034 Ectoedemia Occultella
 

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037 Ectoedemia albifasciella
 

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038 Ectoedemia subbimaculella
 

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039 Ectoedemia heringi
 

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040 Bohemannia pulverosella
 

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050 Stigmella aurella
 

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067 Stigmella plagicolella
 

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073 Stigmella trimaculella
 

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075 Stigmella floslactella
 

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077 Stigmella tityrella
 

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079 Stigmella perpygmaeella
 

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081 Stigmella hemargyrella
 

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089 Stigmella basiguttella
 

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092 Stigmella anomalella
 

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099 Stigmella hybnerella
 

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100 Stigmella oxyacanthella
 

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103 Stigmella nylandriella
 

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111 Stigmella microtheriella
 

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112 Stigmella luteella
 

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113 Stigmella sakhalinella
 

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123 Tischeria ekebladella
 

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125 Emmetia marginea
 

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143 Nematopogon metaxella
 

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148 Nemophora degeerella
 

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159 Antispila treitschkiella
 

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199 Psychoides verhuella
 

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200 Psychoides filicivora
 

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220 Namapogon clematella
 

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225 Triaxomera fulvimitrella
 

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227 Monopis laevigella
 

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228 Monopis weaverella
 

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246 Tinea semifulvella
 

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247 Tinea trinotella
 

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254 Laburnum Leaf Miner Leucoptera laburnella
 

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263 Lyonetia clerkella
 

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266 Bucculatrix nigricomella
 

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281 Caloptilia populetorum
 

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282 Caloptilia elongella
 

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286 Caloptilia alchimielia
 
 
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288 Caloptilia stigmatella
 

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289 Caloptilia falconipennella
 

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293 Caloptilia syringella
 

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296 Calybites phasianipennella
 

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303 Parornix anglicella
 

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304 Parornix devoniella
 

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305 Parornix scoticella
 

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308 Parornix finitimella
 

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310 Callisto denticulella
 

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315 Phyllonorycter harrisella
 
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324 Phyllonorycter sorbi
 
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326 Phyllonorycter blancardella
 
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329 Phyllonorycter spinicolella
 
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332 Phyllonorycter corylifoliella
 
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332a Fire Thorn Leaf Miner Phylonorycter leucographella
 
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333 Phyllonorycter salictella viminiella
 
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337 Phyllonorycter hilarella
 
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341 Phyllonorycter maestingella
 
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342 Phyllonorycter coryli
 
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353 Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella
 
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359 Phyllonorycter nicellii
 
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362 Phyllonorycter acerifoliella
 
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366a Horse Chestnut Miner Cameraria ohridella
 
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367 Phyllocnistis saligna
 
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368 Phyllocnistis unipunctella
 
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409a Argyresthia trifasciata
 
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410 Argyresthia brockella
 
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411 Argyresthia goedartella
 
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419 Argyresthia semifusca
 
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420 Cherry Fruit Moth Argyresthia pruniella
 
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421 Argyresthia bonnetella
 
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424 Bird Cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella
 
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426 Apple Ermine Yponomeuta malinellus
 
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427 Spindle Ermine Yponomeuta cagnagella
 
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435 Zelleria hepariella
 
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438 Swammerdamia pyrella
 
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441 Paraswammerdamia nebulella
 
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442 Cedestis gysseleniella
 
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447 Roeslerstammia erxlebella
 
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449 Ash Bud Moth Prays fraxinella
 
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450 Scythropia crataegella
 
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451 Ypsolopha mucronella
 
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452 Ypsolopha nemorella
 
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453 Honeysuckle Moth  Ypsolopha dentella
 
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455 Ypsolopha scabrella
 
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460 Ypsolopha parenthesella
 
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461 Ypsolopha ustella
 
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462 Ypsolopha sequella
 
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464 Diamond back Plutella xylostella
 
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469 Eidophasia messingiella
 
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483 Epermenia chaerophyllella
 
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492 Coleophora flavipennella
 
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494 Coleophora coracipennella
 
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495 Apple & Plum Case Bearer Coleophora spinella
 
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504 Coleophora lusciniaepennella
 
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518 Coleophora mayrella
 
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533 Coleophora anatipennella
 
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535 Coleophora ibipennella
 
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547 Coleophora discordella
 
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553 Coleophora striatipennella
 
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584 Coleophora alticolella
 
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0607 Elachista canapennella
 
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610 Elachista argentella
 
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0642 Batia unitella
 
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646 Telechrysis tripuncta
 
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647 Brown House-moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella
 
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648 Endiosis sarcitrella - White Shouldered House Moth
 
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658 Carcina quercana
 
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663 Diurnea fagella
 
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672 Parsnip Moth Depressaria heraclei
 
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688 Agonopterix heracliana
 

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697 Agonopterix arenella
 
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705 Agonopterix umbellana
 
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726 Metzneria metzneriella
 
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757 Recurvaria nanella
 
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762 Athrips mouffetella
 
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819 Scrobipalpa costella
 
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822 Scrobipalpa acuminatella
 
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830 Caryocolum fraternella
 
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847 Syncopacma taeniolella
 
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858 Hypatima rhomboidella
 
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866 Brachmia blandella
 
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868 Helcystogramma rufescens
 
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873 Blastobasis adustella
 
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874 Blastobasis lacticolella
 
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878 Batrachedra praeangusta
 
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883 Mompha raschkiella
 
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892 Mompha subbistrigella
 
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905 Blastodacna hellerella
 
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937 Agapeta hamana
 
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938 Agapeta zoegana
 
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945 Aethes cnicana
 
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946 Aethes rubigana
 
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947 Aethes smeathmanniana
 
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969 Chequred Fruit Tree Tortrix Pandemis corylana
 
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970 Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana
 
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971 Pandemis cinnamomeana
 
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972 Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana
 
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977 Large Fruit Tree Tortrix Archips podana
 
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980 Variegated Golden Tortrix Archips xylosteana
 
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981 Rose Tortrix Archips rosana
 
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986 Syndemis musculana
 
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994 Clepsis consimilana
 
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998 Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana
 
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1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus
 
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1002 Lozotaema forsterana
 
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1008 Philedone gerningana
 
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1010 Red-barred Tortrix Ditula angustiorana
 
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1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana
 
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1020 Grey Tortrix Cnephasia stephensiana
 
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1021 Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana
 
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1024 Light Grey Tortrix Cnephasia incertana
 
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1025 Tortricodes alternella
 
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1026 Expate congelatella
 
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1032 Aleimma loeflingiana
 
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1033 Green Oak Tortrix totrix viridana
 
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1038 Acleris laterana
 
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1042 Rhomboid Tortrix Acleris rhombana
 
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1044 Acleris ferrugana
 
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1048 Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris veriegana
 
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1050 Acleris kochiella
 
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1053 Acleris hastiana
 
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1054 Acleris cristana
 
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1059 Acleris abietana
 
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1061 Acleris literana
 
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1062 Acleris emargana
 
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1076 Celypha lacunana
 
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1082 Plum Tortrix Hedya pruniana
 
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1083 Marbled Orchard Tortrix Hedya nubiferana
 
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1084 Hedya ochroleucana
 
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1087 Orthotaenia undulana
 
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1108 Lobesia abscisana
 
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1111 Bactra lancealana
 
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1115 Ancylis achatana
 
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1134 Epinotia ramella
 
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1136 Epinotia immundana
 
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1138 Epinotia nisella
 
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1139 Nut Bud Moth Epinotia tenerana
 
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1152 Epinotia maculana
 
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1155 Epinotia brunnichana
 
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1159 Holly Tortrix Rhopobota narvana
 
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1174 Epiblema cynosbatella
 
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1175 Bramble Shoot Epiblema uddmanniana
 
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1176 Epiblema trimaculana
 
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1200 Eucosma hohenwartiana
 
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1201 Eucosma cana
 
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1205 Bud Moth Spilonota ocellana
 
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1216 Cherry-bark Moth Enarmonia formosana
 
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1219 Lathronympha strigana
 
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1245 Grapholita janthinana
 
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1247 Grapholita funebrana
 
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1260 Cydia splendana
 
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1275x Dichrorampha flavidorsana/alpinana
 
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1288 Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla
 
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1293 Garden Veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella
 
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1294 Crambus pascuella
 
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1301 Crambus lathoniellus
 
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1303 Agriphila selasella
 
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1304 Agriphila straminella
 
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1305 Agriphila tristella
 
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1316 Catoptria falsella
 
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1333 Scoparia Pyrallela
 
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1334 Scoparia Ambigualis
 
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1338 Dipleurina lacustrata
 
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1342 Eudonia angustea
 
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1344 Eudonia mercurella
 
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1345 Brown China Mark Elophila nymphaeata
 
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1356 Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalis
 
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1376 Small Magpie Eurrhypara hortulata
 
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1377 Perinephela lancealis
 
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1378 Phlyctaenia coronata
 
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1388 Udea Lutealis
 
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1390 Udea Prunalis
 
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1392 Udea Olivalis
 
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1398 Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella
 
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1405 Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis
 
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1413 Golden Triangle Hypsopygia costalis
 
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1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis
 
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1417 Meal Moth Pyralis farinalis
 
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1421 Large Tabby Aglossa pinguinalis
 
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1425 Wax Moth Galleria mellonella
 
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1428 Bee Moth Aphomia sociella
 
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1436 Conobathra repandana
 
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1439 Trachycera advenella
 
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1452 Phycita roborella
 
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1458 Thistle Ermine Myelois circumvoluta
 
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1470 Euzophera pinguis
 
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1474 Ephestia parasitella
 
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1483 Phycitodes binaevella
 
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1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
 
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1498 Amblyptilia punctidactyla
 
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1503 Platyptilia ochrodactyla
 
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1504 Platyptilia pallidactyla
 
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1513 White Plume Moth Pterophorus pentadactyla
 
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1524-Emmelina-monadactyla
 
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