Red Data Book

The Status of Microlepidoptera in Britain
Data from Tony Davis, January 2012, Butterfly Conservation Report No. S21-02

Extinct – This category is used for species which have not been recorded since 1980. Some of these species may be refound but that could apply no matter which date is used as a cut-off. A few additional species are thought by some authorities to have become extinct since 1980 as unsuccessful searches have been carried out at their last known sites. However these species are classified as pRDB1 within this review in order to maintain consistency. Previous Reviews have defined this category as ‘Taxa which formerly had wild breeding populations in Great Britain but which are now believed to have died out’. This report therefore uses a more specific interpretation of extinction.
pRDB 1 – Occurs in 5 or less 10km squares
pRDB 2 – Occurs in 6 – 10 10km squares
pRDB 3 – Occurs in 11 – 15 10km squares
pRDB K – Suspected, but not definitely known, to be in one of the above categories but not enough information available to say which.
Nationally Scarce A – Occurs in 16 – 30 10km squares
Nationally Scarce B – Occurs in 31 to 100 10km squares

Extinct

Stigmella torminalis
Opostega spatulella
Emmetia gaunacella
Psyche crassiorella
Tenaga nigripunctella
Cephimallota crassiflavella
Leucoptera sinuella
Heliodines roesella
Kessleria fasciapennella
Roeslerstammia pronubella
Ypsolopha asperella
Augasma aeratella
Coleophora vulnerariae
Coleophora antennariella
Elachista geminatella
Denisia augustella
Epicallima formosella
Hypercallia citrinalis
Depressaria discipunctella
Depressaria depressana
Aristotelia subdecurtella
Scrobipalpa stangei
Scrobipalpa pauperella
Scrobipalpula diffluella
Gnorimoschema streliciella
Caryocolum huebneri
Nothris verbascella
Sophronia humerella
Mesophleps silacella
Dichomeris derasella
Cosmopterix schmidiella
Euclemensia woodiella
Scythris fuscoaenea
Aethes margarotana
Archips betulana
Choristoneura lafauryana
Celypha doubledayana
Pristerognatha penthinana
Gypsonoma nitidulana
Gibberifera simplana
Cydia leguminana
Catoptria speculalis
Udea alpinalis
Eurhodope cirrigerella
Oxyptilus pilosellae
Platyptilia tesseradactyla
Stenoptilia pneumonanthes

pRDB1

Stigmella desperatella
Bohemannia auriciliella
Ectoedemia heckfordi
Ectoedemia amani
Trifurcula squamatella
Trifurcula beirnei
Stigmella dryadella
Stigmella zelleriella
Stigmella minusculella
Pseudopostega auritella
Emmetia heinemanni
Lampronia pubicornis
Bankesia conspurcatella
Luffia lapidella
Sterrhopteryx fusca
Dryadaula pactolia
Eudarcia richardsoni
Infurcitinea captans
Infurcitinea albicomella
Ischnoscia borreonella
Stenoptinea cyaneimarmorella
Nemapogon inconditella
Nemapogon picarella
Archinemapogon yildizae
Triaxomasia caprimulgella
Leucoptera orobi
Lyonetia prunifoliella
Caloptilia hemidactylella
Parornix alpicola
Callisto coffeella
Dialectica imperialella
Phyllonorycter staintoniella
Phyllonorycter insignitella
Choreutis diana
Euhyponomeuta stannella
Plutella haasi
Epermenia farreni
Coleophora albella
Coleophora hydrolapathella
Coleophora arctostaphyli
Coleophora calycotomella
Coleophora wockeella
Coleophora chalcogrammella
Coleophora vibicigerella
Coleophora serpylletorum
Coleophora galbulipennella
Coleophora linosyridella
Coleophora ramosella
Coleophora pappiferella
Elachista pomerana
Elachista collitella
Elachista littoricola
Elachista cingillella
Batia internella
Borkhausenia minutella
Depressaria olerella
Levipalpus hepatariella
Exaeretia ciniflonella
Agonopterix kuznetzovi
Agonopterix capreolella
Ethmia pyrausta
Metzneria littorella
Monochroa tetragonella
Monochroa niphognatha
Monochroa elongella
Monochroa arundinetella
Monochroa divisella
Psamathocrita osseella
Coleotechnites piceaella
Teleiodes flavimaculella
Neofriseria singula
Gelechia cuneatella
Caryocolum blandelloides
Caryocolum blandulella
Caryocolum kroesmanniella
Nothris congressariella
Syncopacma vinella
Syncopacma albifrontella
Syncopacma albipalpella
Syncopacma suecicella
Dichomeris juniperella
Dichomeris ustalella
Helcystogramma lutatella
Scythris fallacella
Scythris siccella
Scythris cicadella
Scythris potentillella
Phtheochroa schreibersiana
Gynnidomorpha permixtana
Aethes rutilana
Clepsis rurinana
Paramesia gnomana
Periclepsis cinctana
Eana argentana
Celypha rurestrana
Apotomis infida
Ancylis paludana
Epinotia nigricana
Acroclita subsequana
Pammene luedersiana
Pammene agnotana
Grapholita gemmiferana
Grapholita lathyrana
Cydia millenniana
Cydia pactolana
Cydia corollana
Pyrausta sanguinalis
Agrotera nemoralis
Sciota hostilis
Pempeliella ornatella
Merrifieldia tridactyla
Pselnophorus heterodactyla
Hellinsia chrysocomae
Emmelina argoteles

pRDB2

Trifurcula headleyella
Trifurcula subnitidella
Stigmella auromarginella
Stigmella carpinella
Stigmella spinosissimae
Stigmella mespilicola
Nematopogon magna
Dahlica triquetrella
Epichnopterix retiella
Pachythelia villosella
Myrmecozela ochraceella
Monopis fenestratella
Tinea flavescentella
Leucoptera lathyrifoliella
Oinophila v-flava
Phyllonorycter distentella
Phyllonorycter scabiosella
Phyllonorycter sagitella
Tinagma balteolella
Argyresthia abdominalis
Yponomeuta irrorella
Swammerdamia passerella
Acrolepiopsis betulella
Epermenia profugella
Epermenia insecurella
Coleophora adjectella
Coleophora idaeella
Coleophora fuscicornis
Coleophora tricolor
Coleophora ochrea
Coleophora vibicella
Coleophora conspicuella
Coleophora squamosella
Coleophora aestuariella
Elachista eskoi
Elachista cahorsensis
Schiffermuellerina grandis
Bisigna procerella
Aplota palpella
Depressaria silesiaca
Agonopterix putridella
Agonopterix astrantiae
Metzneria neuropterella
Monochroa conspersella
Psamathocrita argentella
Xystophora pulveratella
Athrips tetrapunctella
Athrips rancidella
Bryotropha dryadella
Prolita solutella
Neofriseria peliella
Gelechia scotinella
Gelechia hippophaella
Gelechia turpella
Scrobipalpa murinella
Scrobipalpula tussilaginis
Anacampsis temerella
Pancalia schwarzella
Chrysoclista lathamella
Scythris empetrella
Scythris inspersella
Gynnidomorpha minimana
Phalonidia curvistrigana
Aethes margaritana
Cochylidia subroseana
Falseuncaria degreyana
Pandemis dumetana
Acleris permutana
Olethreutes metallicana
Lobesia occidentis
Ancylis tineana
Epinotia subsequana
Epinotia crenana
Epiblema grandaevana
Eucosma catoptrana
Eucosma aemulana
Pammene ignorata
Pammene suspectana
Pammene ochsenheimeriana
Cydia medicaginis
Cydia cognatana
Dichrorampha senectana
Pyralis lienigialis
Aglossa caprealis
Salebriopsis albicilla
Homoeosoma nimbella
Pterophorus spilodactylus

pRDB3

Ectoedemia turbidella
Ectoedemia hannoverella
Ectoedemia agrimoniae
Trifurcula eurema
Stigmella filipendulae
Lampronia capitella
Lampronia flavimitrella
Bacotia claustrella
Proutia betulina
Acanthopsyche atra
Nemapogon variatella
Monopis monachella
Trichophaga tapetzella
Bucculatrix humiliella
Phyllonorycter kuhlweiniella
Phyllonorycter nigrescentella
Glyphipterix equitella
Argyresthia praecocella
Argyresthia aurulentella
Kessleria saxifragae
Acrolepiopsis marcidella
Coleophora currucipennella
Coleophora saturatella
Coleophora niveicostella
Coleophora deviella
Elachista nobilella
Elachista orstadii
Elachista unifasciella
Denisia albimaculea
Agonopterix curvipunctosa
Eulamprotes immaculatella
Monochroa suffusella
Xenolechia aethiops
Gelechia muscosella
Caryocolum proxima
Caryocolum junctella
Scythris limbella
Phalonidia gilvicomana
Cochylimorpha alternana
Acleris lipsiana
Acleris lorquiniana
Celypha rufana
Olethreutes obsoletana
Epiblema cnicicolana
Eriopsela quadrana
Eucosma metzneriana
Phaneta pauperana
Grapholita caecana
Grapholita pallifrontana
Grapholita orobana
Cydia illutana
Dichrorampha sylvicolana
Crambus silvella
Pediasia fascelinella
Mecyna flavalis
Pempelia obductella
Nyctegretis lineana

pRBDk

Stigmella pretiosa
Elachista tengstromi

Nationally Scarce A

Ectoedemia sericopeza
Ectoedemia arcuatella
Trifurcula cryptella
Stigmella pyri
Enteucha acetosae
Nematopogon pilella
Nemophora fasciella
Dahlica inconspicuella
Dahlica lichenella
Epichnopterix plumella
Tinea columbariella
Tinea dubiella
Ochsenheimeria vacculella
Leucoptera lotella
Caloptilia cuculipennella
Parornix carpinella
Phyllonorycter viminetorum
Phyllonorycter comparella
Phyllocnistis ramulicola
Glyphipterix schoenicolella
Swammerdamia compunctella
Atemelia torquatella
Ypsolopha lucella
Rhigognostis incarnatella
Digitivalva perlepidella
Phaulernis dentella
Epermenia aequidentellus
Coleophora trigeminella
Coleophora vitisella
Coleophora glitzella
Coleophora ahenella
Coleophora genistae
Coleophora pennella
Coleophora silenella
Coleophora inulae
Coleophora gardesanella
Coleophora asteris
Coleophora vestianella
Coleophora salinella
Coleophora artemisiella
Coleophora clypeiferella
Elachista triseriatella
Biselachista trapeziella
Biselachista serricornis
Biselachista scirpi
Biselachista eleochariella
Esperia oliviella
Oecophora bractella
Amphisbatis incongruella
Depressaria pimpinellae
Depressaria albipunctella
Exaeretia allisella
Agonopterix cnicella
Agonopterix bipunctosa
Agonopterix atomella
Agonopterix rotundella
Ethmia terminella
Monochroa hornigi
Monochroa moyses
Altenia scriptella
Teleiodes wagae
Bryotropha basaltinella
Bryotropha galbanella
Chionodes distinctella
Mirificarma lentiginosella
Gelechia nigra
Scrobipalpa suaedella
Scrobipalpa salinella
Scrobipalpa clintoni
Caryocolum vicinella
Caryocolum alsinella
Syncopacma sangiella
Syncopacma cinctella
Anarsia lineatella
Brachmia inornatella
Mompha divisella
Mompha jurassicella
Cosmopterix orichalcea
Cosmopterix scribaiella
Cosmopterix pulchrimella
Dystebenna stephensi
Sorhagenia rhamniella
Sorhagenia lophyrella
Sorhagenia janiszewskae
Gynnidomorpha luridana
Cochylidia heydeniana
Cochylis pallidana
Archips oporana
Choristoneura diversana
Aphelia unitana
Sparganothis pilleriana
Acleris umbrana
Acleris rufana
Acleris abietana
Acleris maccana
Celypha woodiana
Celypha aurofasciana
Olethreutes arbutella
Endothenia pullana
Eudemis porphyrana
Ancylis subarcuana
Epinotia nemorivaga
Rhopobota ustomaculana
Zeiraphera rufimitrana
Epiblema tetragonana
Pelochrista caecimaculana
Eucosma lacteana
Clavigesta sylvestrana
Rhyacionia logaea
Retinia resinella
Selania leplastriana
Pammene obscurana
Pammene trauniana
Pammene herrichiana
Grapholita lobarzewskii
Dichrorampha consortana
Crambus ericella
Catoptria permutatella
Catoptria furcatellus
Eudonia alpina
Cynaeda dentalis
Paratalanta pandalis
Algedonia terrealis
Udea decrepitalis
Melissoblaptes zelleri
Pima boisduvaliella
Epischnia bankesiella
Assara terebrella
Gymnancyla canella
Vitula biviella
Agdistis meridionalis
Buckleria paludum
Cnaemidophorus rhododactyla
Platyptilia calodactyla

Nationally Scarce B

Micropterix mansuetella
Bohemannia quadrimaculella
Ectoedemia decentella
Ectoedemia spinosella
Ectoedemia rubivora
Ectoedemia erythrogenella
Ectoedemia heringella
Ectoedemia weaveri
Stigmella aeneofasciella
Stigmella ulmariae
Stigmella poterii
Stigmella paradoxa
Stigmella prunetorum
Pseudopostega crepusculella
Emmetia angusticollella
Lampronia luzella
Lampronia corticella
Lampronia morosa
Lampronia fuscatella
Nemophora minimella
Nemophora cupriacella
Nemophora metallica
Haplotinea insectella
Nemapogon granella
Nemapogon wolffiella
Nemapogon ruricolella
Nemaxera betulinella
Monopis imella
Niditinea striolella
Ochsenheimeria taurella
Ochsenheimeria urella
Bucculatrix cristatella
Bucculatrix maritima
Caloptilia falconipennella
Povolnya leucapennella
Parectopa ononidis
Parornix loganella
Leucospilapteryx omissella
Phyllonorycter roboris
Phyllonorycter muelleriella
Phyllonorycter mespilella
Phyllonorycter junoniella
Phyllonorycter dubitella
Phyllonorycter ulicicolella
Phyllonorycter scopariella
Phyllonorycter anderidae
Phyllonorycter quinqueguttella
Phyllocnistis xenia
Prochoreutis sehestediana
Prochoreutis myllerana
Tinagma ocnerostomella
Argyresthia glabratella
Argyresthia arceuthina
Argyresthia dilectella
Argyresthia ivella
Ocnerostoma piniariella
Ypsolopha horridella
Rhigognostis senilella
Rhigognostis annulatella
Phaulernis fulviguttella
Metriotes lutarea
Goniodoma limoniella
Coleophora prunifoliae
Coleophora alnifoliae
Coleophora siccifolia
Coleophora fuscocuprella
Coleophora violacea
Coleophora orbitella
Coleophora frischella
Coleophora conyzae
Coleophora lithargyrinella
Coleophora solitariella
Coleophora lixella
Coleophora lassella
Coleophora trochilella
Coleophora therinella
Coleophora virgaureae
Coleophora sternipennella
Coleophora adspersella
Coleophora atriplicis
Coleophora sylvaticella
Coleophora maritimella
Coleophora adjunctella
Coleophora salicorniae
Perittia obscurepunctella
Stephensia brunnichella
Elachista regificella
Elachista biatomella
Elachista poae
Elachista alpinella
Elachista subnigrella
Elachista subocellea
Elachista bedellella
Elachista obliquella
Elachista adscitella
Biselachista cinereopunctella
Biselachista utonella
Cosmiotes consortella
Cosmiotes stabilella
Denisia subaquilea
Denisia similella
Crassa tinctella
Telechrysis tripuncta
Pseudatemelia flavifrontella
Pseudatemelia subochreella
Dasystoma salicella
Depressaria douglasella
Depressaria sordidatella
Agonopterix nanatella
Agonopterix pallorella
Agonopterix carduella
Ethmia quadrillella
Ethmia bipunctella
Metzneria aestivella
Metzneria aprilella
Isophrictis striatella
Eulamprotes unicolorella
Eulamprotes wilkella
Argolamprotes micella
Monochroa palustrella
Monochroa lutulentella
Aristotelia brizella
Recurvaria nanella
Pseudotelphusa scalella
Carpatolechia decorella
Pseudotelphusa paripunctella
Bryotropha umbrosella
Bryotropha boreella
Bryotropha desertella
Chionodes fumatella
Prolita sexpunctella
Gelechia rhombella
Gelechia senticetella
Platyedra subcinerea
Pexicopia malvella
Scrobipalpa samadensis
Scrobipalpa instabilella
Scrobipalpa ocellatella
Scrobipalpa nitentella
Scrobipalpa obsoletella
Scrobipalpa atriplicella
Scrobipalpa artemisiella
Caryocolum viscariella
Caryocolum marmoreum
Caryocolum blandella
Thiotricha subocellea
Dichomeris alacella
Acompsia schmidtiellus
Oegoconia caradjai
Stathmopoda pedella
Batrachedra pinicolella
Mompha terminella
Mompha lacteella
Mompha bradleyi
Mompha sturnipennella
Cosmopterix zieglerella
Cosmopterix lienigiella
Chrysoclista linneella
Blastodacna atra
Scythris grandipennis
Scythris crassiuscula
Scythris picaepennis
Phtheochroa sodaliana
Gynnidomorpha alismana
Aethes hartmanniana
Aethes piercei
Aethes williana
Aethes dilucidana
Commophila aeneana
Eupoecilia ambiguella
Cochylis flaviciliana
Adoxophyes orana
Philedonides lunana
Cnephasia conspersana
Eana penziana
Acleris shepherdana
Olethreutes mygindiana
Olethreutes palustrana
Olethreutes micana
Olethreutes arcuella
Pseudosciaphila branderiana
Apotomis semifasciana
Apotomis lineana
Apotomis sororculana
Endothenia ustulana
Bactra lacteana
Bactra robustana
Ancylis upupana
Ancylis obtusana
Ancylis unculana
Ancylis apicella
Epinotia pygmaeana
Epinotia fraternana
Epinotia nanana
Epinotia mercuriana
Epinotia maculana
Epinotia sordidana
Rhopobota stagnana
Rhopobota myrtillana
Gypsonoma oppressana
Gypsonoma minutana
Epiblema incarnatana
Epiblema turbidana
Eucosma aspidiscana
Eucosma pupillana
Thiodia citrana
Pseudococcyx posticana
Pseudococcyx turionella
Cydia microgrammana
Pammene splendidulana
Pammene giganteana
Pammene spiniana
Pammene populana
Grapholita lunulana
Cydia strobilella
Cydia servillana
Cydia cosmophorana
Cydia coniferana
Cydia conicolana
Pammene gallicana
Dichrorampha flavidorsana
Dichrorampha sedatana
Crambus uliginosellus
Crambus hamella
Crambus pratella
Thisanotia chrysonuchella
Pediasia contaminella
Pediasia aridella
Platytes alpinella
Donacaula mucronellus
Scoparia ancipitella
Eudonia lineola
Eudonia delunella
Evergestis limbata
Pyrausta ostrinalis
Pyrausta cingulata
Paratalanta hyalinalis
Anania funebris
Anania verbascalis
Phlyctaenia stachydalis
Nascia cilialis
Udea uliginosalis
Mecyna asinalis
Dolicharthria punctalis
Anerastia lotella
Oncocera semirubella
Pempelia genistella
Elegia similella
Ortholepis betulae
Dioryctria schuetzeella
Dioryctria sylvestrella
Hypochalcia ahenella
Ancylosis oblitella
Euzophera cinerosella
Ephestia elutella
Homoeosoma nebulella
Apomyelois bistriatella
Oxyptilus parvidactylus
Oxyptilus distans
Capperia britanniodactyla
Platyptilia isodactylus
Platyptilia ochrodactyla
Stenoptilia millieridactyla
Merrifieldia baliodactylus
Pterophorus galactodactyla
Ovendenia lienigianus
Euleioptilus tephradactyla
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