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Checklists of Exmoor's Wildlife
In 1996 ENHS produced The Flora and Fauna of Exmoor National Park listing 8243 species which had been recorded. (Now out of print). Since then there have been a number of additions published annually in Exmoor Naturalist magazine. The following lists show what we have recorded so far and it is hoped there will be future updates.

Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
BUTTERFLIES
Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae OCCASIONALLY ABUNDANT BUT SEEMS TO HAVE DECREASED
Orange Tip Anthocharis cardamines COMMON BY HEDGEROWS.
Ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus LOCAL
High Brown Fritillary Argynnis adippe RARE
Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja FORMERLY COMMON BUT DECLINED IN RECENT YEARS
Silver-washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia WOODLAND RIDES WHERE IT MAY BE SEEN ON BRAMBLE FLOWERS.
Brown Argus Aricia agestis RARE. ONLY RECENT RECORDS FROM MINEHEAD GOLF COURSE.
Pearl Bordered Fritillary Boloria euphrosyne SERIOUSLY DECLINED.
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria selene LOCALLY COMMON IN LYN AND BARLE VALLEYS
Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubi IN AREAS OF GORSE.
Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus britanna LOCAL.
Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus ON AREAS OF HIGH MOORLAND
Clouded Yellow Colias croceus THIS WELL-KNOWN MIGRANT APPEARS IN MOST YEARS USUALLY IN MODERATE NUMBERS BUT OCCASIONALLY ABUNDANT.
Pale Clouded Yellow Colias hyale Single record only
Painted Lady Cynthia cardui NUMBERS VARY GREATLY FROM YEAR TO YEAR BUT OCCASIONALLY CAN BE ABUNDANT.
The Milkweed Danaus plexippus A NORTH AMERICAN SPECIES WHICH VERY RARELY WANDERS TO EXMOOR.
Dingy Skipper Erynnis tages Declined.
Marsh Fritillary Eurodryas aurinia FORMERLY PRESENT IN SMALL NUMBERS AT SEVERAL SITES BUT HAS DECLINED.
Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni USUALLY PRESENT IN EARLY AND LATE SUMMER BUT THESE ARE GENERALY WANDERING MALES. THE FOODPLANT IS VIRTUALLY ABSENT FROM EXMOOR.
Duke of Burgundy Fritillary Hamearis lucina AN EARLY RECORD FROM TIMBERSCOMBE 1900, PRESUMABLY ON PRIMROSE WHICH IS SOMETIMES USED AS A FOOD PLANT. PROBABLY NO LONGER OCCURS.
Grayling Hipparchia semele MOORLAND TRACKS/QUARRIES, ETC.
Peacock Inachis io Numbers fairly good.
White Admiral Ladoga camilla ITS CONTINUED PRESENCE IS VERY DOUBTFUL
Wall Lasiommata megera POSSIBLY DECREASING
Wood White Leptidea sinapis There are a number of records up to 1982 but none since.
Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas Regular in some heathland areas.
Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina Abundant in grassy areas.
Marbled White Melanargia galathea serena Very local.
Heath Fritillary Mellicta athalia THE LARGE NUMBER OF RECORDS REFLECTS THE ANNUAL MONITORING OF THIS BUTTERFLY BY ENHS MEMBERS WHO HAVE MONITORED THE 20 OR SO SITES SINCE THEY WERE DISCOVERED IN BIN COMBE BY ROGER BUTCHER/ENHS IN 1982 WHEN THERE WERE TENS OF THOUSANDS.
Camberwell Beauty Nymphalis antiopa ONE UNCONFIRMED RECORD.
Large Tortoiseshell Nymphalis polychloros EARLY RECORDS COULD REFER TO IMMIGRANTS. NOW UNLIKELY TO OCCUR.
Large Skipper Ochlodes venata faunus LOCAL
Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria GOOD NUMBERS. WOODLAND BORDERS.
Large White Pieris brassicae LOCAL POPULATIONS ARE REINFORCED BY IMMIGRANTS.
Green-veined White Pieris napi COMMON
Small White Pieris rapae LOCAL POPULATIONS ARE REINFORCED BY IMMIGRANTS.
Silver-studded Blue Plebejus argus RECORDED FROM MARTINHOE AREA 1968. AN UNCONFIRMED RECORD OF LARVAE IN 1978.
Comma Polygonia c-album INCREASED IN NUMBER
Common Blue Polyommatus icarus LOCALLY COMMON
Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus malvae DECREASED
Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus britanniae ABUNDANT. HEDGEROWS ETC.
Purple Hairstreak Quercusia quercus IN OLD OAK WOODS BUT OFTEN UNNOTICED AS THEY TEND TO REMAIN HIGH UP ON THE TREES.
White Letter Hairstreak Satyrium w-album VERY RARE.
Brown Hairstreak Thecla betulae AN EASILY OVERLOOKED SPECIES BEST LOCATED BY SEARCHING FOR THE EGGS ON OLD BLACKTHORN IN WINTER.
Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola RECORDED FROM A SINGLE SITE IN VC5, 1992
Small Skipper Thymelicus sylvestris LOCAL.
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta THIS SPECIES APPEARS TO HAVE OVERWINTERED IN RECENT YEARS
MACRO-MOTHS
Magpie Moth Abraxas grossulariata Common.
Clouded Magpie Abraxas sylvata Rare.
Dark Spectacle Abrostola trigemina Rare.
Spectacle Abrostola triplasia Very common.
Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata Occasional.
Death's Head Hawk-moth Acherontia atropos Rare immigrant.
Yellow Horned Achlya flavicornis Common.
Sycamore Acronicta aceris Local.
Alder Moth Acronicta alni Fairly common.
Miller Acronicta leporina Uncommon.
Poplar Grey Acronicta megacephala Uncommon.
Grey Dagger Acronicta psi Common.
Knotgrass Acronicta rumicis Very common.
Dark Dagger Acronicta tridens Rare.
Portland Moth Actebia praecox MINEHEAD 1963.
Grey Birch Aethalura punctulata Minehead, 1959.
Scarce Umber Agriopis aurantiaria Uncommon
Spring Usher Agriopis leucophaearia Fairly common
Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria Common.
Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli A rare immigrant. Several reported in 2003.
Brick Agrochola circellaris Fairly common.
Flounced Chestnut Agrochola helvola Fairly common.
Brown-spot Pinion Agrochola litura Occasional.
Red-line Quaker Agrochola lota Common.
Beaded Chestnut Agrochola lychnidis Very common.
Yellow-line Quaker Agrochola macilenta Very common.
Light Feathered Rustic Agrotis cinerea Rare.
Heart and Club Agrotis clavis Uncommon.
Heart and Dart Agrotis exclamationis Abundant.
Dark Sword-grass Agrotis ipsilon Common immigrant.
Shuttle Shaped Dart Agrotis puta Common.
Turnip Moth Agrotis segetum Common.
Crescent Dart Agrotis trux lunigera Fairly common.
Archer's Dart Agrotis vestigialis Very rare.
Dotted Carpet Alcis jubata Very local
Mottled Beauty Alcis repandata Abundant.
Mottled Beauty Alcis repandata repandata  
Green-brindled Crescent Allophyes oxyacanthae Common.
March Moth Alsophila aescularia Very common.
Saltern Ear Amphipoea fucosa paludis Fairly common.
Large Ear Amphipoea lucens A MOORLAND SPECIES OF WESTERN & NORTHERN BRITAIN. Uncommon.
Ear Moth Amphipoea oculea Fairly common.
Svensson's Copper Underwing Amphipyra berbera svensson Occasional.
Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea Fairly common.
Mouse Moth Amphipyra tragopoginis Occasional.
Green Arches Anaplectoides prasina Common.
Beautiful Yellow Underwing Anarta myrtilli Frequently encountered flying rapidly over heather moorland. Common.
Orange Moth Angerona prunaria Very rare.
Shoulder Stripe Anticlea badiata Abundant.
Streamer Anticlea derivata Common.
Large Nutmeg Apamea anceps Very local.
Clouded-bordered Brindle Apamea crenata Common.
Clouded Brindle Apamea epomidion Fairly common.
Confused Apamea furva britannica Uncommon.
Light Arches Apamea lithoxylea Fairly common.
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha Abundant.
Crescent Striped Apamea oblonga PORLOCK 1949
Double Lobed Apamea ophiogramma Rare.
Dusky Brocade Apamea remissa Occasional.
Slender Brindle Apamea scolopacina Fairly common.
Rustic Shoulder-knot Apamea sordens Rare.
Reddish Light Arches Apamea sublustris Rare.
Small Clouded Brindle Apamea unanimis Single record only.
Lilac Beauty Apeira syringaria Uncommon.
Treble Bar Aplocera plagiata Occasional.
Small Brindled Beauty Apocheima hispidaria SELWORTHY, 1973
Pale Brindled Beauty Apocheima pilosaria Fairly common.
Black Rustic Aporophyla nigra Common.
Twin-spotted Wainscot Archanara geminipuncta Very local.
Webb's Wainscot Archanara sparganii  
Orange Underwing Archiearis parthenias Flies in sunshine, mostly high up, at the edges of birch woods and can easily be missed. Rare.
Garden Tiger Arctia caja Common.
Cream-spot Tiger Arctia villica britannica Fairly common.
Jersey Tiger Euplagia quadripunctaria Increasing visitor.
Scarlet Tiger Callimorpha dominula Recent record from Porlock.
Fen Wainscot Arenostola phragmitidis Very rare.
Yellow Belle Aspitates ochrearia Rare.
Small White Wave Asthena albulata Occasional.
Centre-barred Sallow Atethmia centrago Fairly common.
Red-necked Footman Atolmis rubricollis Rare.
Gold Spangle Autographa bractea ONLY RECORD TRACED WAS FROM MORTEHOE (NOT EXMOOR).
Silver Y Autographa gamma FLIES BY DAY AND NIGHT. Abundant immigrant.
Plain Golden Y Autographa jota Fairly common.
Beautiful Golden Y Autographa pulchrina Common.
Flame Axylia putris Common.
Scarce Silver-lines Bena prasinana Rare.
Peppered Moth Biston betularia Famous for the melanic forms produced in industrial areas. The very black form (carbonaria Jordan) occasionally turns up, as well as the partially melanic form insularia. Common.
Oak Beauty Biston strataria Common.
Sprawler Brachionycha sphinx Very local.
Minor Shoulder-knot Brachylomia viminalis Uncommon.
Bordered White Bupalus piniaria Fairly common.
Common Wave Cabera exanthemata Very common.
Common White Wave Cabera pusaria Very common.
Mother Shipton Callistege mi Rare.
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda Common.
Light Emerald Campaea margaritata Very common.
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata bilineata Common.
Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis Common.
Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus Common.
Royal Mantle Catarhoe cuculata Rare.
Ruddy Carpet Catarhoe rubidata Very rare.
Red Underwing Catocala nupta Rare.
Haworth's Minor Celaena haworthii Single record. Not recent.
Crescent Celaena leucostigma Rare.
Little Thorn Cepphis advenaria NETTLECOMBE, 1973.
Broom Moth Ceramica pisi Very common.
Antler Cerapteryx graminis Numbers vary considerably from year to year. Can be a pest of upland pasture.
White-marked Cerastis leucographa SELWORTHY 1964
Red Chestnut Cerastis rubricosa Common.
Puss Moth Cerura vinula Fairly common.
Treble Lines Charanyca trigrammica Common.
Streak Chesias legatella Very rare.
Broom-tip Chesias rufata Recorded from Minehead, 1963.
Silky Wainscot Chilodes maritimus A species of reed beds once recorded from Porlock Marsh, probably now gone.
Dark Marbled Carpet Chloroclysta citrata Fairly common.
Autumn Green Carpet Chloroclysta miata Rare.
Red-green Carpet Chloroclysta siterata Common.
Common Marbled Carpet Chloroclysta truncata Abundant.
Bilberry Pug Chloroclystis debiliata Scarce.
Green Pug Chloroclystis rectangulata Fairly common.
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata Fairly common.
Golden Twin-spot Chrysodeixis chalcites SELWORTHY, 1967. Very rare immigrant.
Barred Yellow Cidaria fulvata Common.
Chinese Character Cilix glaucata  
Brussels Lace Cleorodes lichenaria Local.
Chocolate-tip Clostera curtula Rare.
Small Rufous Coenobia rufa Very rare.
Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli Fairly common.
Mottled Grey Colostigia multistrigaria Fairly common.
Beech-green Carpet Colostygia olivata Rare
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria Very common
Feathered Thorn Colotois pennaria Very common.
Blotched Emerald Comibaena bajularia Fairly common.
Dark Chestnut Conistra ligula Uncommon.
Dotted Chestnut Conistra rubiginea Not recorded in Somerset until recent years. The first Exmoor records were of two post-hibernation examples at Porlock in 1993.
Chestnut Conistra vaccinii Very common.
Lesser-spotted Pinion Cosmia affinis Occasional
White-spotted Pinion Cosmia diffinis MINEHEAD 1962
Lunar-spotted Pinion Cosmia pyralina Rare.
Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina Very common.
Purple Bar Cosmorhoe ocellata Common.
Coronet Craniophora ligustri Fairly common.
Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria Common.
Marbled Beauty Cryphia domestica Common.
Marbled Green Cryphia muralis Rare.
Wormwood Cucullia absinthii Very rare.
Chamomile Shark Cucullia chamomillae Rare.
Shark Cucullia umbratica Common.
Mullein Cucullia verbasci Uncommon.
Four-dotted Footman Cybosia mesomella Fairly common.
Mocha Cyclophora annulata a beautiful moth, recorded on only two occasions in 1963 and 1994. Very rare.
Clay Triple-lines Cyclophora linearia Uncommon.
False Mocha Cyclophora porata Last recorded 1971
Maiden's Blush Cyclophora punctaria Fairly common.
Oak Lutestring Cymatophorima diluta hartwiegi Common
Brindled Ochre Dasypolia templi BOSSINGTON HILL 1947; PORLOCK WEIR 1973. Very rare.
Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor Very common.
Small Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila porcellus Fairly common.
Satin Beauty Deileptenia ribeata Rare
Silver Hook Deltote uncula WITHYPOOL, 1962
Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis Common.
Clouded Buff Diacrisia sannio Males may be disturbed during the day from heather moorland, females are less often seen. Fairly common.
Muslin Moth Diaphora mendica The white females fly by day and look very different from the brown males. Common.
Purple Clay Diarsia brunnea Common.
Barred Chestnut Diarsia dahlii Rare.
Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica mendica Very common.
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi Very common.
Merveille du Jour Dichonia aprilina Uncommon.
Figure of Eight Diloba caeruleocephala Very local.
Nutmeg Discestra trifolii Uncommon.
Blomer's Rivulet Discoloxia blomeri Very rare
Oak Hook-tip Drepana binaria Common
Barred Hook-tip Drepana cultraria Uncommon
Pebble Hook-tip Drepana falcataria Common
Marbled Brown Drymonia dodonaea Common.
Lunar Marbled Brown Drymonia ruficornis Common.
Brindled Green Dryobotodes eremita Fairly common.
Grey Scalloped Bar Dyscia fagaria Single record Selworthy Beacon, 1972
Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata Common.
Engrailed Ectropis bistortata Uncommon.
Small Engrailed Ectropis crepuscularia Uncommon.
Silver Cloud Egira conspicillaris Single record.
Hoary Footman Eilema caniola Fairly common.
Scarce Footman Eilema complana Fairly common.
Buff Footman Eilema deplana Fairly common.
Dingy Footman Eilema griseola Fairly common.
Common Footman Eilema lurideola Aundant.
Orange Footman Eilema sororcula Rare.
Broken-barred Carpet Electrophaes corylata Fairly common.
Pebble Prominent Eligmodonta ziczac Common.
Common Heath Ematurga atomaria Common.
Angle-striped Sallow Enargia paleacea PORLOCK WEIR 1980Very rare immigrant.
Canary-shouldered Thorn Ennomos alniaria Very common.
September Thorn Ennomos erosaria Fairly common.
Dusky Thorn Ennomos fuscantaria Fairly common.
August Thorn Ennomos quercinaria Fairly common.
Grey Mountain Moth Entephria caesiata A north western species in Britain, occurring as far south as S. Wales, with occasional stragglers found on the coastal regions of Exmoor.
Bordered Beauty Epione repandaria Rare.
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata Very common.
Galium Carpet Epirrhoe galiata Uncommon.
Wood Carpet Epirrhoe rivata Rare.
Small Argent & Sable Epirrhoe tristata Very rare.
Autumnal Moth Epirrita autumnata Very common.
Pale November Moth Epirrita christyi Rare.
November Moth Epirrita dilutata Very common.
Mottled Umber Erannis defoliaria Very common.
Dusky Sallow Eremobia ochroleuca Rare.
Small Eggar Eriogaster lanestris There are two Exmoor records given on the distribution map in MBGBI (Heath & Emmet, 1991) Vol.7 p2, but it has not been possible to trace their source. The species has undergone a serious decline in recent years but is still present in Somerset.
Purple Marbled Eublemma ostrina Very rare immigrant.
Small Marbled Eublemma parva SELWORTHY, 1968.
Dingy Shell Euchoeca nebulata Uncommon.
Plain Clay Eugnorisma depuncta SELWORTHY 1973. Rare.
Spinach Eulithis mellinata Very common.
Northern Spinach Eulithis populata Very common.
Phoenix Eulithis prunata Fairly common.
Barred Straw Eulithis pyraliata Common.
Chevron Eulithis testata Fairly common.
Feathered Ranunculus Eumichtis lichenea lichenea Fairly common.
Feathered Ranunculus Eumichtis lichenea scillonea  
Cloaked Carpet Euphyia biangulata Common in the Porlock area.
Sharp-angled Carpet Euphyia unangulata Very rare.
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata Common.
Wormwood Pug Eupithecia absinthiata Common.
Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata LUCKBARROW 1990
Lime-speck Pug Eupithecia centaureata Occasional.
Jasione Pug Eupithecia denotata jasioneata LYNMOUTH 1924.
Thyme Pug Eupithecia distinctaria constricta RECORDED IN 1924, 1947 & 1960 FROM EXMOOR.
Oak-tree Pug Eupithecia dodoneata Fairly common.
Mottled Pug Eupithecia exiguata Uncommon.
Bleached Pug Eupithecia expallidata Rare.
Ling Pug Eupithecia goossensiata Withycombe 1912 only.
Haworth's Pug Eupithecia haworthiata Uncommon.
Tawny-speckled Pug Eupithecia icterata Common.
Ochreous Pug Eupithecia indigata Uncommon.
Freyer's Pug Eupithecia intricata SINGLE RECORD, LUCKBARROW, 1998.
Maple Pug Eupithecia inturbata Very rare.
Larch Pug Eupithecia lariciata Local.
Toadflax Pug Eupithecia linariata Fairly common.
Narrow-winged Pug Eupithecia nanata angusta Common.
Cypress Pug Eupithecia phoeniceata The first British specimen was recorded in Cornwall in 1959. Has since spread along the coast and to some inland areas. Now fairly common.
Lead-coloured Pug Eupithecia plumbeolata Uncommon.
Foxglove Pug Eupithecia pulchellata Common.
Marsh Pug Eupithecia pygmaeata Withycombe, 1912.
Satyr Pug Eupithecia satyrata Withycombe, 1912.
Plain Pug Eupithecia simpliciata Rare.
Grey Pug Eupithecia subfuscata Common.
Bordered Pug Eupithecia succenturiata Uncommon.
Dwarf Pug Eupithecia tantillaria Occasional.
Slender Pug Eupithecia tenuiata Uncommon.
White-spotted Pug Eupithecia tripunctaria Fairly common.
Valerian Pug Eupithecia valerianata Scarce.
Netted Pug Eupithecia venosata Rare.
Golden-rod Pug Eupithecia virgaureata Rare.
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata Very common.
Small Angle Shades Euplexia lucipara Common.
Brown-tail Euproctis chrysorrhoea Locally common.
Yellow-tail Euproctis similis Fairly common.
Satellite Eupsilia transversa Common.
Drinker Euthrix potatoria Larvae can be very common in damp, low-lying areas of the moor.
Garden Dart Euxoa nigricans Uncommon.
Square-spot Dart Euxoa obelisca grisea Rare.
White-line Dart Euxoa tritici Uncommon.
Scalloped Hook-tip Falcaria lacertinaria Common.
Alder Kitten Furcula bicuspis Very rare.
Poplar Kitten Furcula bifida Very rare.
Sallow Kitten Furcula furcula Uncommon.
Lappet Gastropacha quercifolia Rare
Large Emerald Geometra papilionaria Common.
Annulet Gnophos obscurata Occasional.
Frosted Orange Gortyna flavago Common.
Double Dart Graphiphora augur Very rare.
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Abundant.
Buff Arches Habrosyne pyritoides Very common
Shears Hada nana Common.
Lychnis Hadena bicruris Common.
Marbled Coronet Hadena confusa Rare.
Barrett's Marbled Coronet Hadena luteago barrettii SELWORTHY 1964
Tawny Shears Hadena perplexa Uncommon.
Campion Hadena rivularis Fairly common.
Broad-barred White Hecatera bicolorata Uncommon.
Scarce Bordered Straw Helicoverpa armigera Rare immigrant.
Eastern Bordered Straw Heliothis nubigera  
Bordered Straw Heliothis peltigera Uncommon immigrant
Marbled Clover Heliothis viriplaca WITHYCOMBE 1912
Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk Hemaris tityus Very rare.
Small Emerald Hemistola chrysoprasaria Uncommon.
Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria Very common.
Fan-foot Herminea tarsipennalis Common.
Small Fan-foot Herminia grisealis Very common.
Uncertain Hoplodrina alsines Common.
Vine's Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua Common.
Rustic Hoplodrina blanda Common.
The Fern Horisme tersata Uncommon.
Small Waved Umber Horisme vitalbata Rare.
Rosy Rustic Hydraecia micacea Common.
Small Yellow Wave Hydrelia flammeolaria Common.
Waved Carpet Hydrelia sylvata Very rare.
July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata A very variable species. Common.
May Highflyer Hydriomena impluviata Rare.
Ruddy Highflyer Hydriomena ruberata Rare.
Barred Red Hylaea fasciaria Common.
Striped Hawk-moth Hyles lineata livornica Minehead, 1965.
Pine Hawk-moth Hyloicus pinastri MINEHEAD, 1960
Beautiful Snout Hypena crassalis Although rather local in Britain as a whole, it is fairly common on Exmoor moorland since the larvae feed on Whortleberry.
Snout Hypena proboscidalis Being double brooded, this very common moth may be seen throughout the summer until October.
Buttoned Snout Hypena rostralis Rare.
Pale Oak Beauty Hypomecis punctinalis Scarce.
Riband Wave Idaea aversata Abundant.
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata Very common.
Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata Common.
Small Scallop Idaea emarginata Very rare.
Dwarf Cream Wave Idaea fuscovenosa Common.
Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata Fairly common.
Plain Wave Idaea straminata Common.
Satin Wave Idaea subsericeata Fairly common.
Dotted-border Wave Idaea sylvestraria Rare.
Treble Brown Spot Idaea trigeminata Very common.
Double Kidney Ipimorpha retusa Rare.
Olive Ipimorpha subtusa Uncommon.
Orange Upperwing Jodia croceago Very rare.
Little Emerald Jodis lactearia Uncommon.
Beautiful Brocade Lacanobia contigua Uncommon.
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea Common.
Dog's Tooth Lacanobia suasa Fairly common.
Pale-shouldered Brocade Lacanobia thalassina Common.
Light Brocade Lacanobia w-latinum Fairly common.
Devon Carpet Lampropteryx otregiata Very local.
Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata Common.
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi Very common.
Mallow Larentia clavaria Rare.
Oak Eggar Lasiocampa quercus Fairly common
Northern Eggar Lasiocampa quercus callunae Common.
Grass Eggar Lasiocampa trifolii A single (unconfirmed) record from N. Devon, 1984.
Beautiful Hook-tip Laspeyria flexula Very local.
Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustata Very common.
Marbled White Spot Lithacodia pygarga Very local. (Syn. Protodeltote pygarga)
Pale Pinion Lithophane hepatica Occasional.
Blair's Shoulder-knot Lithophane leautieri hesperica First recorded 1951 on the Isle of Wight, this moth has gradually increased its range. Fairly common.
Grey Shoulder-knot Lithophane ornitopus lactipennis Occasional.
Tawny Pinion Lithophane semibrunnea Rare.
Four-spotted Footman Lithosia quadra Occasional.
Seraphim Lobophora halterata Uncommon.
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata Very common.
White-pinion Spotted Lomographa bimaculata Uncommon.
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata Fairly common.
Flounced Rustic Luperina testacea Very Common.
Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtaria Uncommon.
True Lover's Knot Lycophotia porphyrea Very common.
Scarce Blackneck Lygephila craccae Very local as is the foodplant (Wood Vetch)
Blackneck Lygephila pastinum PORLOCK WEIR 1976.
Black Arches Lymantria monacha Common.
Humming-bird Hawk-moth Macroglossum stellatarum Occurs in most years and is sometimes fairly common. It is fond of feeding on the flowers of Red Valerian.
Fox Moth Macrothylacia rubi Larvae are often encountered on Exmoor tracks in Spring, en route to a suitable pupation site.
Lackey Malacosoma neustria Rare
Cabbage Moth Mamestra brassicae Common.
Dot Moth Melanchra persicariae Very Common.
Pretty Chalk Carpet Melanthia procellata Uncommon.
Waved Umber Menophra abruptaria Fairly common.
Lesser Common Rustic Mesapamea didyma Common. (?)
Common Rustic Mesapamea secalis Very common.
Beautiful Carpet Mesoleuca albicillata Uncommon.
Cloaked Minor Mesoligia furuncula Common.
Rosy Minor Mesoligia literosa Fairly common.
Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata Very common.
Lime Hawk-moth Mimas tiliae Uncommon.
Dark Brocade Mniotype adusta PORLOCK WEIR 1973.
Old Lady Mormo maura Since this striking moth seldom comes to light, it is likely to be under-recorded.
White Point Mythimna albipuncta Rare immigrant.
Shoulder-striped Wainscot Mythimna comma Fairly common.
Brown-line Bright Eye Mythimna conigera Rare.
Clay Mythimna ferrago Common.
Smoky Wainscot Mythimna impura Very common.
Shore Wainscot Mythimna litoralis MINEHEAD 1958
Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens Very common.
Striped Wainscot Mythimna pudorina Rare.
Devonshire Wainscot Mythimna putrescens Rare.
Southern Wainscot Mythimna straminea Uncommon.
Double Line Mythimna turca Rare.
White-speck Mythimna unipuncta Rare immigrant.
Delicate Mythimna vitellina Uncommon immigrant.
Gothic Naenia typica Rare.
Striped Twin-spot Carpet Nebula salicata latentaria Very rare.
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes Very common.
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata Common.
Least Yellow Underwing Noctua interjecta caliginosa Fairly common.
Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe Very common.
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba Abundant.
Least Black Arches Nola confusalis Common.
Short-cloaked Moth Nola cucullatella Rare.
Bulrush Wainscot Nonagria typhae Rare.
Iron Prominent Notodonta dromedarius Common.
Muslin Footman Nudaria mundana Fairly common.
Oak Nycteoline Nycteola revayana Rare.
Common Lutestring Ochropacha duplaris Common.
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta Very common.
Chimney Sweeper Odezia atrata Local.
Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata Common.
Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula Common.
Tawny Marbled Minor Oligia latruncula Common.
Marbled Minor Oligia strigilis Fairly common.
Rufous Minor Oligia versicolor Common.
Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa Very common.
Winter Moth Operophtera brumata Visits lighted windows during mild weather throughout the winter, often in large numbers.
Northern Winter Moth Operophtera fagata Rare.
Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata Abundant.
Vapourer Orgyia antiqua Males fly in sunshine but the females are wingless. Scarce.
Gem Orthonama obstipata Rare immigrant.
Oblique Carpet Orthonama vittata Very rare.
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi Very common.
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda Abundant.
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica Very common.
Powdered Quaker Orthosia gracilis Common.
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta Common.
Blossom Underwing Orthosia miniosa Very rare.
Twin-spotted Quaker Orthosia munda Common.
Northern Drab Orthosia opima MINEHEAD 1958
Swallow-tailed Moth Ourapteryx sambucaria Common.
Horse Chestnut Pachycnemia hippocastanaria Common.
Small Yellow Underwing Panemeria tenebrata PORLOCK WEIR 1988.
Pine Beauty Panolis flammea Rare.
Glaucous Shears Papestra biren Very rare.
Square Spot Paradarisa consonaria Rare.
Brindled White-spot Paradarisa extersaria Rare.
Autumnal Rustic Paradiarsia glareosa glareosa Fairly common.
Wood Tiger Parasemia plantaginis Very local.
Suspected Parastichtis suspecta Single record only.
Dingy Shears Parastichtis ypsillon Very rare.
Emperor Pavonia pavonia Males may be seen dashing over the heather moors in sunshine. The females fly at night, sometimes coming to light. Fairly common.
Grass Wave Perconia strigillaria Uncommon.
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria Very common.
Great Prominent Peridea anceps Common.
Pearly Underwing Peridroma saucia Fairly common immigrant.
Rivulet Perizoma affinitata Fairly common.
Grass Rivulet Perizoma albulata Rare.
Small Rivulet Perizoma alchemillata Fairly common.
Barred Rivulet Perizoma bifaciata Very local.
Twin-spot Carpet Perizoma didymata Fairly common on moorland.
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata Common.
Barred Carpet Perizoma taeniata Rare. Probably on mosses.
Brown Silver-line Petrophora chlorosata ABUNDANT IN AREAS OF DENSE BRACKEN.
Buff-tip Phalera bucephala Very common.
Lesser Swallow Prominent Pheosia gnoma Very common.
Swallow Prominent Pheosia tremula Common.
Brown Scallop Philereme vetulata Rare.
Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa Very common.
Small Dotted Buff Photedes minima Uncommon.
Small Wainscot Photedes pygmina Fairly common.
Ruby Tiger Phragmatobia fuliginosa Fairly common.
Small Lappet Phyllodesma ilicifolia The occurrence of this rare, possibly extinct, species rests on two (unconfirmed) records of larvae, one from Lynton in 1864 and the other from Porlock in 1938. It was last taken in Britain in 1965 at Weston Super Mare.
Small Purple-barred Phytometra viridaria Occasional. A heath and moorland species which feeds on Milkwort.
Scorched Wing Plagodis dolabraria Common.
Barred Umber Plagodis pulveraria Common.
Blue-bordered Carpet Plemyria rubiginata MINEHEAD 1958 & LUCKBARROW 1996.
Gold Spot Plusia festucae Uncommon.
December Moth Poecilocampa populi Common
Grey Arches Polia nebulosa Common.
Golden Plusia Polychrysia moneta MINEHEAD 1965
Large Ranunculus Polymixis flavicincta Uncommon.
Frosted Green Polyploca ridens Fairly common.
Green Silver-lines Pseudoips fagana britannica Fairly common.
Speckled Yellow Pseudopanthera macularia This common species flies in sunshine and is not seen at light.
Grass Emerald Pseudoterpna pruinata atropunctaria Common.
Small Seraphim Pterapherapteryx sexalata Uncommon.
Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina Common.
Coxcomb Prominent Ptilodon capucina Fairly common
Maple Prominent Ptilodontella cucullina Rare.
Bordered Sallow Pyrrhia umbra Rare.
Argent and Sable Rheumaptera hastata Single record, Barle Valley, 1985.
Scallop Shell Rheumaptera undulata Perhaps the most strikingly marked of the carpets. Scarce
Large Wainscot Rhizedra lutosa Rare.
Vestal Rhodometra sacraria Rare immigrant.
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis Fairly common.
Brown Rustic Rusina ferruginea Common.
Pinion-streaked Snout Schrankia costaestrigalis Occasioal
White lined Snout Schrankia taenialis SELWORTHY 1971
Herald Scoliopteryx libatrix Adults may be found hibernating, sometimes in numbers, in old sheds, barns & outhouses. Fairly common.
Cream Wave Scopula floslactata Very common.
Small Blood-vein Scopula imitaria Fairly common.
Lesser Cream Wave Scopula immutata Single record 1983, Treborough Wood only.
Mullein Wave Scopula marginepunctata Local
Smoky Wave Scopula ternata A northern species, generally rare in the south-west and only common on Exmoor.
Shaded Broad-bar Scotopteryx chenopodiata Fairly common.
July Belle Scotopteryx luridata plumbaria Very common.
Lead Belle Scotopteryx mucronata Common.
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria Very common.
Lunar Thorn Selenia lunularia Fairly common.
Purple Thorn Selenia tetralunaria Fairly common.
Sharp-angled Peacock Semiothisa alternaria Fairly common.
Latticed Heath Semiothisa clathrata Very rare
Tawny-barred Angle Semiothisa liturata Common.
Peacock Moth Semiothisa notata Uncommon.
V-Moth Semiothisa wauaria Recorded from Minehead, 1957.
Pale Oak Beauty Serraca punctinalis  
White Colon Sideridis albicolon MINEHEAD 1963
Eyed Hawk-moth Smerinthus ocellata Fairly common.
Stout Dart Spaelotis ravida SELWORTHY 1968.
Privet Hawk-moth Sphinx ligustri Fairly common.
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda Very common.
Buff Ermine Spilosoma luteum Very common.
Water Ermine Spilosoma urticae Single record only.
Small Mottled Willow Spodoptera exigua Rare immigrant.
Northern Rustic Standfussiana lucernea A northern species which just reached the Exmoor coast at Countisbury in 1971.
Lobster Moth Stauropus fagi Fairly common.
Anomalous Stilbia anomala Fairly common.
Figure of Eighty Tethea ocularis octogesimea Uncommon.
Satin Lutestring Tetheella fluctuosa Assumed to be a wanderer, as the nearest known colony is in S. Wales. Taken at light in 1994 at Porlock.
Straw Underwing Thalpophila matura MINEHEAD 1958
Spruce Carpet Thera britannica Abundant.
Pine Carpet Thera firmata Common.
Grey Pine Carpet Thera obeliscata Common.
Early Moth Theria primaria Occasional.
Hedge Rustic Tholera cespitis Uncommon.
Feathered Gothic Tholera decimalis Occasional.
Peach Blossom Thyatira batis Common.
Blood-vein Timandra griseata Common.
Pale Eggar Trichiura crataegi Very rare
The Ni Moth Trichoplusia ni Very rare immigrant.
Early Tooth-striped Trichopteryx carpinata Common.
Tissue Triphosa dubitata Hibernates in caves or outbuildings, often in large numbers. A wanderer on Exmoor owing to the absence of the food plants (Rhamnus and Frangula) Rare.
Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae Common.
Crimson Speckled Utetheisa pulchella Minehead 1961. Very rare immigrant.
Welsh Wave Venusia cambrica A northern moorland species whose range extends to S.W. England. Rare.
Barred Sallow Xanthia aurago Uncommon.
Orange Sallow Xanthia citrago Very rare.
Dusky-lemon Sallow Xanthia gilvago Very rare.
Sallow Xanthia icteritia Uncommon.
Pink-barred Sallow Xanthia togata Rare.
Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata Common.
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe ferrugata Common.
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata Very common.
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata Very common.
Red Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe spadicearia Abundant
Heath Rustic Xestia agathina Uncommon.
Dotted Clay Xestia baja Common.
Neglected Rustic Xestia castanea Uncommon.
Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum Very common.
Triple-spotted Clay Xestia ditrapezium Common.
Square-spotted Clay Xestia rhomboidea Rare. Only one record.
Six-striped Rustic Xestia sexstrigata Common.
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum Very common.
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa Very common.
Sword-grass Xylena exsoleta Uncommon.
Red Sword-grass Xylena vetusta Rare.
Early Grey Xylocampa areola Common.
MICRO-MOTHS
Water Veneer Acentria nivea ON SUBMERGED AQUATIC VEGETATION. ON HOT SUMMER NIGHTS, LARGE SWARMS OF THIS SP. MAY VISIT A LIGHT-TRAP, OFTEN FAR FROM WATER AND USUALLY ACCOMPANIED BY NUMBERS OF CORIXID BUGS.
Lesser Wax Moth Achroia grisella THE LARVAE FEED IN THE NESTS OF HYMENOPTERA. OCCASIONALLY AT LIGHT BUT MAY WELL BE MORE COMMON AS STATED TO COME RARELY TO LIGHT.
a tortrix moth Acleris aspersana ON POTENTILLA OR FRAGARIA.
a tortrix moth Acleris boscana ON ELMS
a tortrix moth Acleris caledoniana ON VACCINIUM
Strawberry Tortrix Acleris comariana On Fragraria etc.
a tortrix moth Acleris cristana ON PRUNUS, CRATAEGUS, ETC.
a tortrix moth Acleris emargana ON SALIX, POPULUS, ETC.
a tortrix moth Acleris ferrugana ON QUERCUS SPP
a tortrix moth Acleris hastiana ON SALIX. SINGLE RECORD.
a tortrix moth Acleris hyemana ON HEATHERS
a tortrix moth Acleris laterana ON VARIOUS SHRUBS
a tortrix moth Acleris literana ON QUERCUS SP.
a tortrix moth Acleris notana ON BIRCHES
Rhomboid Tortrix Acleris rhombana ON MANY SHRUBS
a tortrix moth Acleris sparsana ON ASH OR SYCAMORE
Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana ON ROSES
a pyralid moth Acrobasis consociella ON OAKS
a pyralid moth Acrobasis repandana ON OAKS.
a pyralid moth Acrobasis tumidana  
a micro-moth Acrocercops brongniardella ON QUERCUS INC. Q.ILEX
a small ermine moth Acrolepia autumnitella Mines on Solanum dulcamara.
a longhorn moth Adela croesella PROBABLY ON LIGUSTRUM. SINGLE RECORD ONLY.
a longhorn moth Adela fibulella ON VERONICA CHAMAEDRYS
a longhorn moth Adela reamurella OFTEN SWARMS AROUND BUSHES
a longhorn moth Adela rufimitrella ON ALLIARIA PETIOLATA
Forester Adscita statices A SINGLE UNCONFIRMED RECORD FOR N.DEVON EXMOOR.
a micro-moth Aethes cnicana ON CIRSIUM FLOWERS
a micro-moth Aethes rubigana ON ARCTIUM LAPPA
a micro-moth Agapeta hamana ON CARDUUS SPP.
a micro-moth Agapeta zoegana ON CENTAUREA NIGRA
A pyralid moth Aglossa pinguinalis Rare.
a micro-moth Agonopterix alstroemeriana ON CONIUM MACULATUM
a micro-moth Agonopterix angelicella ON ANGELICA OR HERACLEUM
a micro-moth Agonopterix arenella ON CENTAUREA, ARCTIUM ETC.
a micro-moth Agonopterix assimilella ON SAROTHAMNUS
a micro-moth Agonopterix carduella ON CARDUUS, CIRSIUM, ARCTIUM.
a micro-moth Agonopterix ciliella ON HERACLEUM & ANGELICA ONLY RECORD 1913 FROM WITHYCOMBE.
a micro-moth Agonopterix conterminella ON SALIX
a micro-moth Agonopterix heracliana ON UMBELLIFERAE
a micro-moth Agonopterix nervosa ON ULEX OR SAROTHAMNUS
a micro-moth Agonopterix ocellana ON SALIX
a micro-moth Agonopterix propinquella ON CARDUUS
a micro-moth Agonopterix scopariella ON SAROTHAMNUS. N. DEVON.
a micro-moth Agonopterix subpropinquella ON CIRSIUM, CARDUUS, ETC.
a micro-moth Agonopterix ulicetella ON GORSE
a pyralid moth Agriphila geniculea ON GRASSES
a pyralid moth Agriphila inquinatella ON GRASSES
a pyralid moth Agriphila latistria ON GRASSES, ESPECIALLY BROMUS SPP.
a pyralid moth Agriphila selasella ON GRASSES
a pyralid moth Agriphila straminella ON GRASSES. THE MOST COMMON OF THE EXMOOR SPECIES.
a pyralid moth Agriphila tristella ON GRASSES
a micro-moth Alabonia geoffrella IN DECAYED WOOD
a tortrix moth Aleimma loeflingiana ON QUERCUS AND ACER SPP.
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla ON LONICERA.
a plume moth Amblyptilia acanthadactyla ON STACHYS SYLVATICA.
a plume moth Amblyptilia punctidactyla ON SEVERAL HERBACEOUS SPP.
a micro-moth Anacampsis populella ON WILLOWS & POPLARS
a micro-moth Anarsia spartiella ON GORSE
a tortrix moth Ancylis mitterbacheriana ON OAK OR ASH
a tortrix moth Ancylis myrtillana ON VACCINIUM
a tortrix moth Ancylis subarcuana ON SALIX REPENS
a pyralid moth Ancylosis oblitella ON CHENOPODIACEAE IN SALT-MARSHES.
a pyralid moth Anerastia lotella ON GRASSES. SELWORTHY 1965.
Nettle-tap Anthophila fabriciana OCCURS ALMOST EVERYWHERE NETTLES ARE FOUND AND MUST BE ONE OF THE MOST ABUNDANT OF BRITISH LEPIDOPTERA.
a micro-moth Antispila petryi ON SWIDA SANGUINEA
a micro-moth Antispila pfeifferella ON SWIDA SANGUINEA
Timothy Tortrix Aphelia paleana ON VARIOUS GRASSES
a tortrix moth Aphelia unitana ON HERACLEUM, RUBUS, ETC.
Bilberry Tortrix Aphelia viburnana ON VACCINIUM AND ERICA
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella IN NESTS OF WASPS AND BUMBLE-BEES. COMES READILY TO LIGHT.
a tortrix moth Apotomis betuletana ON BIRCHES
a tortrix moth Apotomis sauciana Syn. SAUCIANA SAUCIANA - THE SOUTHERN SUB-SPECIES. ON VACCINIUM.
a tortrix moth Apotomis turbidana ON BIRCHES
a micro-moth Aproaerema anthyllidella ON TRIFOLIUM SPP.
Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana ON VARIOUS TREES AND SHRUBS
Rose Tortrix Archips rosana ON VARIOUS FRUIT AND OTHER TREES
Variegated Golden Tortrix Archips xylosteana ONVARIOUS TREES AND SHRUBS
a micro-moth Argolamprotes micella ON RUBUS.
a small ermine moth Argyresthia albistria ON PRUNUS SPINOSA
a small ermine moth Argyresthia bonnatella ON CRATAEGUS
a small ermine moth Argyresthia brockeella ON BETULA & ALNUS
Apple Fruit Moth Argyresthia conjugella ON SORBUS AUCUPARIA
a small ermine moth Argyresthia curvella ON MALUS, INC. CULTIVARS.
a small ermine moth Argyresthia glaucinella IN BARK ON QUERCUS SPP.
a small ermine moth Argyresthia goedartella ON BETULA & ALNUS
a small ermine moth Argyresthia laevigatella On Larix spp.
a small ermine moth Argyresthia spinosella Syn. A. mendica. ON PRUNUS SPINOSA.
Cherry Fruit Moth Argyresthia pruniella ON PRUNUS CERASUS.
a small ermine moth Argyresthia retinella ON BIRCH
a small ermine moth Argyresthia semifusca ON CRATAEGUS OR SORBUS
a small ermine moth Argyresthia semitestacella ON ASH TREES
a small ermine moth Argyresthia sorbiella ON ROWAN. ONLY RECORD WAS 1924 FROM LYNTON UNTIL J. ROBBINS RECORDED FROM CRAWTER HILL IN 1997.
a tortrix moth Argyrotaenia ljungiana ON HEATHERS AND VACCINIUM, ETC.
a micro-moth Aristotelia ericinella ON CALLUNA
a micro-moth Aroga velocella ON RUMEX ACETOSELLA
a micro-moth Aspilapteryx tringipennella ON PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA
a pyralid moth Assara terebrella ON PICEA ABIES. SELWORTHY 1965.
a micro-moth Athrips mouffetella ON LONICERA.
a tortrix moth Bactra furfurana ON ELEOCHARIS PALUSTRIS. COMMON IN ONE SMALL AREA OF PORLOCK MARSH BUT MAY NOT WITHSTAND THE CHANGES NOW TAKING PLACE THERE.
a tortrix moth Bactra lancealana ON JUNCUS SPP.
a tortrix moth Bactra robustana ON SCIRPUS MARITIMUS
a micro-moth Batia lambdella IN DEAD WOOD ESPECIALLY GORSE
a micro-moth Batia lunaris UNDER DEAD BARK
a micro-moth Batia unitella UNDER DECAYING BARK
a micro-moth Batrachedra praeangusta ON WILLOW OR POPLAR
a micro-moth Bedellia somnulentella on Convolvulus & Calystegia. Does not occur every year but when it does it is often very common.
Thrift Clearwing Bembecia muscaeformis IN CUSHIONS OF ARMERIA MARITIMA LYNMOUTH, 1960 ONLY.
A micro-moth Biselachista albidella Rare.
a micro-moth Biselachista trapeziella ON LUZULA SYLVATICA & PILOSA
a micro-moth Blastobasis lignea IN FRESH & DECAYING LEAVES & IN VARIOUS CONIFERS.
Apple Pith Moth Blastodacna atra on Apple
a micro-moth Blastodacna hellerella In hawthorn berries.
a micro-moth Borkhausenia fuscescens ON DECAYING LEAVES
a micro-moth Brachmia blandella ON GORSE
a micro-moth Bryotropha affinis ON MOSSES
a micro-moth Bryotropha desertella Rare.
a micro-moth Bryotropha domestica ON MOSSES
a micro-moth Bryotropha senectella ON MOSSES
a micro-moth Bryotropha similis ON MOSSES
a micro-moth Bryotropha terrella ON GRASSES
a micro-moth Bucculatrix albedinella on Ulmus spp.
a micro-moth Bucculatrix cidarella on Alnus glutinosa
a micro-moth Bucculatrix crataegi on Crataegus
a micro-moth Bucculatrix demaryella ON BETULA & CORYLUS
a micro-moth Bucculatrix maritima On Aster tripolium
a micro-moth Bucculatrix ulmella on Quercus spp.
Carnation Tortrix Cacoecimorpha pronubana ON MANY PLANTS
a micro-moth Callisto denticulella ON MALUS, INC. CULTIVARS
A micro-moth Calomotropha paludella Rare.
a micro-moth Caloptilia alchimiella ON QUERCUS
a micro-moth Caloptilia betulicola ON BETULA
a micro-moth Caloptilia cuculipennella ON LIGUSTRUM VULGARE
a micro-moth Caloptilia elongella ON ALNUS GLUTINOSA
a micro-moth Caloptilia leucapennella ON QUERCUS ILEX
a micro-moth Caloptilia robustella ON QUERCUS
a micro-moth Caloptilia rufipennella ON ACER PSEUDOPLATANUS
a micro-moth Caloptilia semifascia ON ACER CAMPESTRE
a micro-moth Caloptilia stigmatella ON POPULUS OR SALIX
a micro-moth Caloptilia syringella ON FRAXINUS, LIGUSTRUM & SYRINGA
a micro-moth Calybites phasianipennella RARE.
a tortrix moth Capua vulgana ON CARPINUS
a micro-moth Carcina quercana ON QUERCUS AND OTHER TREES
a micro-moth Caryocolum blandella ON STELLARIA HOLOSTEA
a micro-moth Caryocolum tricolorella ON STELLARIA HOLOSTEA
a micro-moth Caryocolum viscariella On Silene dioica.
Small China-mark Cataclysta lemnata ON LEMNA SPP.
a pyralid moth Catoptria falsella ON MOSSES
Pearl-band Grass Veneer Catoptria margaritella margaritella ON MOSSES
a pyralid moth Catoptria pinella ON VARIOUS GRASSES AND SEDGES
a small ermine moth Cedestis gysseleniella On Pinus sylvestris.
a small ermine moth Cedestis subfasciella ON PINUS SPP.
A tortrix moth Celypha cespitana On Armeria, Trifolium, etc.
a tortrix moth Celypha striana ON DANDELIONS
a pyralid moth Chilo phragmitella on Phragmites. Probably decreased with the loss of the reed-bed at Porlock Marsh.
a micro-moth Chionodes fumatella On mosses.
a tortrix moth Choristoneura hebenstreitella ON QUERCUS SPP.
a micro-moth Chrysoesthia sexguttella ON CHENOPODIUM & ATRIPLEX.
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella ON GRASSES
Pine Leaf-mining Moth Clavigesta purdeyi ON PINES
a tortrix moth Clepsis consimilana ON LIGUSTRUM, ETC.
a tortrix moth Clepsis senecionana ON VACCINIUM
CYCLAMEN TORTRIX Clepsis spectrana ON EPILOBIUM, FILIPENDULA, ETC.
Light Grey Tortrix Cnephasia incertana ON HERBACEOUS PLANTS
Flax Tortrix Cnephasia interjectana ON HERBACEOUS PLANTS
a tortrix moth Cnephasia longana ON WIDE RANGE OF HERBACEOUS PLANTS BUT ON RECORD WAS FROM WITHYCOMBE IN 1913.
Grey Tortrix Cnephasia stephensiana ON HERBACEOUS PLANTS
a micro-moth Cochlymorpha straminea ON CENAUREA NIGRA. ONLY RECORD WITHYCOMBE 1913.
a micro-moth Cochylidia implicitana On Tripleurospermum & Solidago.
a micro-moth Cochylis atricapitana ON SENECIO JACOBEA
a micro-moth Cochylis dubitana ON SENECIO JACOBAEA, CREPIS, ETC.
a micro-moth Cochylis nana ON BIRCH CATKINS
a micro-moth Cochylis pallidana On Jasione Montana.
a micro-moth Coleophora adjunctella ON JUNCUS GERARDII
a micro-moth Coleophora albicosta ON GORSE
a micro-moth Coleophora albitarsella On Calamintha, Mentha, etc.
a micro-moth Coleophora alticolella ON JUNCUS SPP.
A micro-moth Coleophora anatipennella On Prunus spinosa.
a micro-moth Coleophora argentula ON ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM
a micro-moth Coleophora atriplicis ON HALIMIONE
Pistol Case-bearer Coleophora bernoulliella  
a micro-moth Coleophora deauratella ON TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE
a micro-moth Coleophora discordella ON LOTUS CORNICULATUS
a micro-moth Coleophora flavipennella ON QUERCUS SPP.
a micro-moth Coleophora follicularis ON PULICARIA DYSENTERICA
Small Clover Case-bearer Coleophora frischella ON TRIFOLIUM REPENS
a micro-moth Coleophora glaucicolella ON JUNCUS GERARDII
a micro-moth Coleophora gryphipennella ON ROSES
a micro-moth Coleophora ibipennella ON QUERCUS SPP.
a micro-moth Coleophora juncicolella ON HEATHERS
Larch Case-bearer Coleophora laricella ON LARCH
a micro-moth Coleophora lithargyrinella ON STELLARIA HOLOSTEA
a micro-moth Coleophora lutipennella ON QUERCUS
a micro-moth Coleophora mayrella ON TRIFOLIUM REPENS
a micro-moth Coleophora murinipennella ON LUZULA CAMPESTRIS OR MULTIFLORA.
a micro-moth Coleophora peribenanderi ON CIRSIUM ARVENSE
a micro-moth Coleophora prunifoliae ON BLACKTHORN
a micro-moth Coleophora pyrrhulipennella ON HEATHERS
a micro-moth Coleophora salicorniae ON SALICORNIA SPP.
a micro-moth Coleophora serratella ON VARIOUS DECIDUOUS TREES. OFTEN A PEST OF ELM HEDGES.
a micro-moth Coleophora solitariella ON STELLARIA HOLOSTEA
Apple & Plum Case-bearer Coleophora spinella On Crataegus, Malus & Prunus.
a micro-moth Coleophora striatipennella ON STELLARIA GRAMINEA
a micro-moth Coleophora sylvaticella 2 RECORDS 1986 DEVON EXMOOR. ON LUZULA SYLVATICA.
Large Clover Case-bearer Coleophora trifolii ON MELILOTUS OR TRIFOLIUM SPP.
a micro-moth Coleophora viminetella ON SALIX SPP.
a micro-moth Coleophora violacea ON BLACKTHORN
a micro-moth Coleophora virgaureae ON SOLIDAGO VIRGAUREA 1976. DEVON.
a tortrix moth Collicularia microgrammana ON ONONIS REPENS. SINGLE RECORD SELWORTHY, 1973.
A pyralid moth Conobathra tumidana On Quercus spp.
A micro-moth Cosmiotes freyerella Rare.
a micro-moth Cosmopterix orichalcea ON GRASSES
Goat Moth Cossus cossus Rare.
a pyralid moth Crambus lathoniellus ON GRASSES
a pyralid moth Crambus pascuella ON GRASSES, ESPECIALLY POA SPP.
a pyralid moth Crambus perlella ON GRASSES. THE FORM WARRINGTONELLUS STAINTON IS VERY COMMON.
a pyralid moth Crambus pratella ON GRASSES. LAST RECORDED SELWORTHY, 1965.
a tortrix moth Crocidesma plebejana ON LAVATERA ARBOREA
a tortrix moth Croesia bergmanniana ON ROSES
a tortrix moth Croesia forsskaleana ON ACER CAMPESTRE
a tortrix moth Croesia holmiana ON PRUNUS, MALUS, ETC.
a pyralid moth Cryptoblabes bistriga ON OAK AND ALDER
a tortrix moth Cydia aurana ON HERACLEUM. USUALLY SEEN ON THE FLOWERS.
a tortrix moth Cydia coniferana  
Plum Fruit Moth Cydia funebrana Rare.
a tortrix moth Cydia jungiella ON VICIA SPP
Pea Moth Cydia nigricana ON WILD AND CULTIVATED SPECIES OF VICIA AND PISUM SATIVUM
Codling Moth Cydia pomonella ON MALUS FRUITS.
a tortrix moth Cydia splendana ON QUERCUS OR CASTANEA
a tortrix moth Cydia succedana ON ULEX AND LOTUS SPP.
a micro-moth Depressaria albipunctella ON UMBELLIFERAE
a micro-moth Depressaria badiella ON HYPOCHAERIS, SONCHUS, ETC. SINGLE RECORD FROM N.DEVON, 1974.
a micro-moth Depressaria chaerophylli ON CHAEROPHYLLUM
a micro-moth Depressaria daucella ON OENANTHE CROCATA
Parsnip Moth Depressaria pastinacella ON HERACLEUM SPHONDYLIUM
a micro-moth Depressaria pulcherimella ON CONOPODIUM
a micro-moth Depressaria ultimella On Oenanthe crocata.
a pyralid moth Diasemia reticularis Very rare immigrant.
a pyralid moth Diasemiopsis ramburialis Very rare immigrant. Recorded at Minehead 1961.
Juniper Webber Dichomeris marginella On garden juniper.
a tortrix moth Dichrorampha flavidorsana ON TANACETUM VULGARE. SITS BY DAY ON THE FLOWERS.
a tortrix moth Dichrorampha gueneeana ON ACHILLEA OR TANACETUM
a tortrix moth Dichrorampha petiverella ON ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM
a tortrix moth Dichrorampha plumbagana ON ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM
a tortrix moth Dichrorampha simpliciana ON ARTEMISIA VULGARIS
a small ermine moth Digitivalva pulicariae ON PULICARIA DYSENTERICA
a pyralid moth Dioryctia mutatella ON PINUS SYLVESTRIS.
a pyralid moth Dioryctria abietella ON PINUS SYLVESTRIS. LARGE SPECIMENS RECORDED ARE THOUGHT TO BE OF IMMIGRANT ORIGIN.
a bagworm moth Diplodoma herminata ON DECAYING LEAVES & FUNGI
Red-barred Tortrix Ditula angustiorana ON MANY TREES & SHRUBS
a micro-moth Diurnea fagella ON QUERCUS AND FAGUS. HAS ALSO BEEN BRED FROM RUBUS AND CARPINUS.
a micro-moth Diurnea phryganella ON QUERCUS & VACCINIUM. POSSIBLY OVERLOOKED AND UNDER RECORDED DUE TO LATE FLIGHT PERIOD OCTOBER TO NOVEMBER.
a pyralid moth Dolicarthria punctalis On Lotus corniculatus
a tortrix moth Eana incanana ON HYACINTHOIDES NON-SCRIPTA.
a tortrix moth Eana osseana POLYPHAGOUS ON HERBACEOUS PLANTS
a pyralid moth Ebulea crocealis ON PULICARIA OR INULA
a micro-moth Ectoedemia albifasciella ON QUERCUS
a micro-moth Ectoedemia angulifasciella ON ROSES
a micro-moth Ectoedemia atricollis ON MALUS & CRATAEGUS
a micro-moth Ectoedemia heringi ON QUERCUS
a micro-moth Ectoedemia minimella ON BETULA
a micro-moth Ectoedemia occultella ON BETULA
a micro-moth Ectoedemia pulverosella ON MALUS CULTIVARS
a micro-moth Ectoedemia spinosella ON PRUNUS SPINOSA
a micro-moth Ectoedemia subbimaculella ON QUERCUS
a micro-moth Elachista albifrontella ON DACTYLIS & HOLCUS
a micro-moth Elachista apicipunctella ON GRASSES
a micro-moth Elachista argentella ON GRASSES
a micro-moth Elachista atricomella ON DACTYLIS
a micro-moth Elachista canapennella ON GRASSES
a micro-moth Elachista gangabella ON BRACHYPODIUM SYLVATICUM
a micro-moth Elachista megerlella ON BRACHYPODIUM SYLVATICUM
a micro-moth Elachista regificella ON LUZULA
a micro-moth Elachista rufocinerea ON GRASSES
a micro-moth Elachista subocellea ON BRACHYPODIUM SYLVATICUM
a micro-moth Elachista unifasciella ON DACTYLIS GLOMERATA
a plume moth Emmelina monodactyla ON CONVOLVULUS OR CALYSTEGIA
Cherry Bark Moth Enarmonia formosana ON MALUS OR PRUNUS SPP.
a tortrix moth Endothenia ericetana ON STACHYS SPP. ONLY RECORD IS FROM SELWORTHY 1933.
a tortrix moth Endothenia gentianaeana ON DIPSACUS FULLONUM FLOWER-HEADS.
a tortrix moth Endothenia quadrimaculana ON STACHYS PALUSTRIS
a pyralid moth Endotricha flammealis ON LOTUS ULIGINOSUS
White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella IN BIRD NESTS & ON VARIED ANIMAL OR VEGETABLE DEBRIS.
a tortrix moth Epagoge grotiana ON QUERCUS, CRATAEGUS, OR RUBUS
a micro-moth Epermenia chaerophyllella ON HERACLEUM
Cacao Moth Ephestia elutella ON STORED FOODSTUFFS.
Mediterranean Flour Moth Ephestia kuehniella WITHYCOMBE 1907. IN FLOUR MILLS.
a pyralid moth Ephestia parasitella ON DRY VEGETABLE REFUSE. UNLIKE OTHER EPHESTIA SPP. IT IS NOT A PEST OF WAREHOUSES AND IS FOUND ONLY OUT OF DOORS.
a tortrix moth Epiblema cirsiana On Cirsium palustre.
a tortrix moth Epiblema cynosbatella ON ROSES
a tortrix moth Epiblema farfarae ON TUSSILAGO
a tortrix moth Epiblema foenella ON ARTEMISIA VULGARIS
a tortrix moth Epiblema incarnatana ON ROSES
a tortrix moth Epiblema roborana ON ROSES
a tortrix moth Epiblema rosaecolana ON ROSES
a tortrix moth Epiblema scutulana ON CIRSIUM VULGARE
a tortrix moth Epiblema trimaculana ON CRATAEGUS
Bramble Shoot Moth Epiblema uddmanniana ON RUBUS SPP
a tortrix moth Epinotia abbreviana ON ELM
a tortrix moth Epinotia bilunana ON BIRCHES
a tortrix moth Epinotia brunnichana ON BETULA, CORYLUS OR SALIX
Willow Tortrix Epinotia cruciana ON SALIX SPP
a tortrix moth Epinotia immundana on alder or birch
a tortrix moth Epinotia nanana ON PICEA SPP.
a tortrix moth Epinotia nisella ON SALIX
a tortrix moth Epinotia ramella ON BIRCHES. THE FORM COSTANA IS ALMOST AS COMMON AS THE TYPE.
a tortrix moth Epinotia rubiginosana On Pinus sylvestris.
a tortrix moth Epinotia solandriana ON BETULA, CORYLUS OR SALIX.
a tortrix moth Epinotia sordidana ON ALDER
a tortrix moth Epinotia subocellana ON ROUGH LEAVED SALIX SPP
a tortrix moth Epinotia tedella ON PICEA ABIES ETC.
Nut Bud Moth Epinotia tenerana ON HAZEL
a tortrix moth Epinotia tetraquetrana ON ALDER OR BIRCH
A tortrix moth Epinotia trigonella Rare.
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana SINCE ITS INTRODUCTION TO CORNWALL IN 1936, THIS AUSTRALIAN SPECIES HAS SPREAD CONSIDERABLY IN THE SOUTH OF BRITAIN.
a micro-moth Eriocrania cicatricella ON BETULA Syn. E. haworthii
a micro-moth Eriocrania salopiella ON BETULA
a micro-moth Eriocrania sangii ON BETULA
a micro-moth Eriocrania semipurpurella ON BETULA
a micro-moth Eriocrania sparrmannella ON BETULA
a micro-moth Eriocrania subpurpurella ON QUERCUS
a micro-moth Eriocrania unimaculella ON BIRCH.
a micro-moth Esperia sulphurella IN DEAD WOOD IN HEDGES
a micro-moth Etainia decentella ON WING OF SAMARA OF ACER PSEUDOPLATANUS
a micro-moth Ethmia dodecea THE SINGLE RECORD AT LIGHT IN 1994 WOULD APPEAR TO BE A WANDERER SINCE THE FOODPLANT, GROMWELL (LITHOSPERMUM) HAS NOT BEEN RECORDED NEARBY.
a tortrix moth Eucosma campoliliana ON SENECIO JACOBAEA
a tortrix moth Eucosma cana ON THISTLES
a tortrix moth Eucosma obumbratana  
a tortrix moth Eucosma tripoliana ON ASTER TRIPOLIUM
a tortrix moth Eudemis profundana ON QUERCUS SPP
a pyralid moth Eudonia angustea ON MOSSES ON WALLS
a pyralid moth Eudonia crataegella ON MOSSES ON TREE TRUNKS.
a pyralid moth Eudonia mercurella ON MOSSES
a pyralid moth Eudonia murana On various mosses.
a pyralid moth Eudonia truncicolella ON MOSSES GROWING ON THE GROUND
a micro-moth Eulamprotes atrella ON HYPERICUM PERFORATUM.
a micro-moth Eulamprotes unicolorella ONLY RECORD FROM LYNTON 1924. AMONG LOTUS CORNICULATUS.
a tortrix moth Eulia ministrana ON BIRCHES.
a micro-moth Eupoecilia angustana ON VARIOUS HERBACEOUS PLANTS
a pyralid moth Eurhodope advenella ON CRATAEGUS AND SORBUS.
a pyralid moth Eurhodope marmorea Syn. NUMONIA MARMOREA. ON PRUNUS, CRATAEGUS OR SORBUS.
a pyralid moth Eurhodope suavella Syn. NUMONIA SUAVELLA. ON PRUNUS OR CRATAEGUS.
a pyralid moth Eurrhypara coronata ON SAMBUCUS NIGRA
Small Magpie Eurrhypara hortulata ON NETTLES
a pyralid moth Eurrhypara lancealis ON EUPATORIUM, ETC.
a pyralid moth Eurrhypara terrealis ON SOLIDAGO VIRGAUREA
a pyralid moth Euzophera cinerosella SELWORTHY 1965. THE FOODPLANT ARTEMISIA ABSINTHIUM IS NOW VERY SCARCE OR EXTINCT IN THE AREA.
a pyralid moth Euzophera pinguis ON FRAXINUS. THE LARVAE FEED UNDER THE LIVING BARK. THE TREE IS EVENTUALLY KILLED CAUSING THE COLONY TO MOVE TO A FRESH TREE.
Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalis ON VARIOUS CRUCIFERAE
a pyralid moth Evergestis pallidata ON BARBAREA AND OTHER SPP. OF CRUCIFERAE.
a micro-moth Exoteleia dodecella ON PINUS SYLVESTRIS.
a micro-moth Fomoria septembrella ON HYPERICUM
Wax Moth Galleria mellonella In bee hives.
A micro-moth Glyphipterix equitella On Sedum acre.
a micro-moth Glyphipterix fuscoviridella ON LUZULA CAMPESTRIS
a micro-moth Glyphipterix minorella  
Cocksfoot Moth Glyphipterix simpliciella ON DACTYLIS
a micro-moth Glyphipterix thrasonella ON JUNCUS SPP.
a tortrix moth Griselda myrtillana See Rhopobota
a tortrix moth Gypsonoma aceriana ON POPULUS LUCKBARROW 1993
a tortrix moth Gypsonoma dealbana ON CRATAEGUS, ETC.
Marbled Orchard Tortrix Hedya dimidioalba ON CRATAEGUS, PRUNUS, ETC.
a tortrix moth Hedya ochroleucana ON ROSA OR MALUS
Plum Tortrix Hedya pruniana ON BLACKTHORN
a tortrix moth Hedya salicella ON SALIX OR POPLAR. ONLY RECORD FROM WITHYCOMBE, 1913.
a micro-moth Heliozella hammoniella ON BIRCH
a micro-moth Heliozella resplendella ON ALNUS GLUTINOSA
a micro-moth Heliozella sericiella BENEATH BARK OF OAKS
Map-winged Swift Hepialus fusconebulosa Occasional
Gold Swift Hepialus hecta Scarce
Ghost Moth Hepialus humuli Scarce
Common Swift Hepialus lupulinus Common
Orange Swift Hepialus sylvina Scarce
Brown House Moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella IN ANIMAL OR VEGETABLE DEBRIS, OFTEN IN HOUSES.
a pyralid moth Homoeosoma nebulella ON CIRSIUM VULGARE OR SENECIO JACOBAEA.
a pyralid moth Homoeosoma sinuella ON PLANTAGO SPP.
a micro-moth Hypatima rhomboidella ON BETULA AND CORYLUS
a pyralid moth Hypochalcia ahenella ON HELIANTHEMUM AND PROBABLY OTHER FOOD-PLANTS. SELWORTHY 1965
Gold Triangle Hypsopygia costalis ON GRASS AND CLOVER HAY.
a longhorn moth Incurvaria masculella ON CRATAEGUS
a longhorn moth Incurvaria pectinea ON BETULA OR CORYLUS
a micro-moth Infurcitinea argentimaculella ON LEPRARIA & OTHER LICHENS. SINGLE RECORD ONLY.
a longhorn moth Lampronia fuscatella IN GALLS ON BIRCH TWIGS
a longhorn moth Lampronia luzella  
a longhorn moth Lampronia oehlmanniella ON VACCINIUM MYRT.
a longhorn moth Lampronia praelatella ON ASH
Rasberry Moth Lampronia rubiella ON RASPBERRY
a tortrix moth Lathronympha strigana ON HYPERICUM PERFORATUM
a plume moth Leioptilus osteodactylus ON SOLIDAGO OR SENECIO.
a plume moth Leioptilus tephradactyla ON SOLIDAGO VIRGAUREA
Laburnum Leaf Miner Leucoptera laburnella ON LABURNUM
Pear Leaf Blister Moth Leucoptera scitella Syn. LEUCOPTERA MALIFOLIELLA ON CRATEAGUS.
a micro-moth Limnaecia phragmitella ON TYPHA LATIFOLIA ONLY RECORD 1913, WITHYCOMBE.
a tortrix moth Lobesia abscisana ON CIRSIUM ARVENSE
a tortrix moth Lobesia littoralis ON ARMERIA MARITIMA ONLY RECORD FROM SELWORTHY 1973
a tortrix moth Lozotaenia forsterana ON HEDERA, LONICERA, ETC.
a tortrix moth Lozotaeniodes formosanus ON PINUS SYLVESTRIS. FIRST RECORDED FROM SURREY IN 1945, THIS MOTH HAS SPREAD RAPIDLY AND IS FREQUENT IN THE PORLOCK AREA.
a bagworm moth Luffia ferchautella ON LICHENS ON TREES, ROCKS & FENCES.
Apple Leaf Miner Lyonetia clerkella On various shrubby Rosaceae & on Betula spp. Although often abundant in the lower places, it seems rare on high ground.
a plume moth Marasmarcha lunaedactyla ON ONONIS REPENS.
a pyralid moth Mecyna asinalis ON RUBIA PEREGRINA
a pyralid moth Metriostola betulae ON BIRCHES.
a micro-moth Metriotes lutarea ON STELLARIA HOLOSTEA
a micro-moth Micropterix aruncella ON CRATAEGUS FLOWERS
a micro-moth Micropterix aureatella ON CAREX FLOWERS
a micro-moth Micropterix tunbergella on Crataegus flowers
a micro-moth Micropteryx calthella ON VARIOUS FLOWERS
a micro-moth Mirificarma mulinella ON GORSE
a micro-moth Mompha conturbatella ON EPILOBIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM
a micro-moth Mompha epilobiella ON EPILOBIUM HIRSUTUM
a micro-moth Mompha lacteella ON EPILOBIUM HIRSUTUM
a micro-moth Mompha langiella ON CIRCAEA OR EPILOBIUM SP.
a micro-moth Mompha locupletella Rare.
a micro-moth Mompha propinquella ON EPILOBIUM SPP
a micro-moth Mompha raschkiella ON EPILOBIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM
a micro-moth Mompha subbistrigella ON EPILOBIUM MONTANUM
a micro-moth Mompha terminella ON CIRCAEA LUTETIANA
a micro-moth Monochroa cytisella ON BRACKEN
a micro-moth Monochroa palustrella ON RUMEX CRISPUS. ONLY RECORDED SELWORTHY, 1965.
a micro-moth Monochroa tenebrella ON RUMEX ACETOSELLA
a micro-moth Monopis crocicapitella IN BIRD NESTS, ETC.
Skin Moth Monopis leavigella in bird nests, etc.
a micro-moth Monopis obviella IN BIRD NESTS OR ANIMAL REFUSE
a micro-moth Monopis weaverella IN BIRD NESTS OR CARCASES
Thistle Ermine Myelois cribrella ON VARIOUS THISTLES, ESP. CIRSIUM VULGARE. ON 20.6.94, 14 FRESHLY EMERGED SPECIMENS WERE COUNTED ON A SINGLE PLANT OF C.VULGARE.
a bagworm moth Narycia monilifera ON LICHENS ON FENCES & TREES.
a micro-moth Nemapogon clematella IN DEAD WOOD OR FUNGI.
Cork Moth Nemapogon cloacella ON BRACKET FUNGI
a micro-moth Nemapogon ruricolella In dead wood or fungi.
a longhorn moth Nematopogon metaxella ON DEAD LEAVES AND GROWING PLANTS.
a longhorn moth Nematopogon schwarziellus IN WOODLAND
a longhorn moth Nematopogon swammerdamella IN OPEN WOODLAND
a longhorn moth Nemophora degeerella IN WOODLAND
a micro-moth Neofaculta ericetella ON CALLUNA
a tortrix moth Neosphaleroptera nubilana Rare.
Brown-dotted Clothes Moth Niditinea fuscipunctella In houses.
a micro-moth Niditinea piercella  
A micro-moth Niditinea striolella In bird nests.
Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella ON TRIFOLIUM ETC. IMMIGRANT.
Brown China-mark Nymphula nymphaeata ON POTOMOGETON OR SPARGANIUM
a micro-moth Ochsenheimeria bisontella ON VARIOUS GRASSES.
a micro-moth Ochsenheimeria mediopectinellus ON VARIOUS GRASSES
a micro-moth Ochsenheimeria vacculella ON VARIOUS GRASSES
a small ermine moth Ocnerostoma friesei On Pinus species.
a small ermine moth Ocnerostoma piniariella On Pinus sylvestris.
a micro-moth Oegoconia quadripuncta ON DECAYING VEGETATION
a tortrix moth Olethreutes arcuella ON DECAYING LEAVES ON THE GROUND.
a tortrix moth Olethreutes bifasciana ON PINES
a tortrix moth Olethreutes cespitana  
a tortrix moth Olethreutes lacunana ON VARIOUS PLANTS
a tortrix moth Olethreutes rivulana ON FILIPENDULA, ETC.
a tortrix moth Olindia schumacherana ON RANUNCULUS FICARIA, ETC.
a pyralid moth Oncocera formosa Syn. PEMPELIA FORMOSA. ON ELMS.
a pyralid moth Oncocera palumbella Syn. PEMPELIA PALUMBELLA. ON HEATHERS.
a pyralid moth Oncocera semirubella Rare.
a micro-moth Opostega crepusculella  
a pyralid moth Orthopygia glaucinalis ON DEAD AND DECAYING VEGETABLE MATTER.
a small ermine moth Orthotaelia sparganella ON SPARGANIUM. ONLY RECENT RECORD, DUNSTER BEACH 1999.
a tortrix moth Orthotaenia undulana ON LONICERA, BETULA, ETC.
European Corn Borer Ostrinia nubilalis ON ARTEMSIA VULGARIS
SCARCE OLIVE-TREE PEARL Palpita unionalis RARE IMMIGRANT. RECORDED IN 1973 AND 1994.
a tortrix moth Pammene albuginana ON QUERCUS
a tortrix moth Pammene aurantiana ON SYCAMORE. FIRST RECORDED FOR BRITAIN IN 1943 AND HAS NOW SPREAD WIDELY IN THE SOUTH.
a tortrix moth Pammene fasciana f.herrichiana ON QUERCUS OR CASTANEA.
a tortrix moth Pammene germmana POSSIBLY IN FRUITS OF PRUNUS DOMESTICA OR IN SHOOTS OF QUERCUS.
a tortrix moth Pammene regiana ON ACER SPP. IN THE SEEDS.
Fruitlet Mining Tortrix Pammene rhediella ON CRATAEGUS
A tortrix moth Pammene splendidulana Rare. First Exmoor record was in 2003.
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana ON VARIOUS FRUIT TREES ETC.
a tortrix moth Pandemis cinnamomeana On various trees and shrubs.
Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis corylana ON CORYLUS, QUERCUS, ETC.
Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana ON VARIOUS TREES AND SHRUBS
a small ermine moth Paraswammerdamia lutarea ON CRATAEGUS OR SORBUS
a small ermine moth Paraswammerdamia spiniella ON BLACKTHORN
a micro-moth Parocystola acroxantha Syn. Tachystola a.
a micro-moth Parornix anglicella ON CRATAEGUS
a micro-moth Parornix betulae ON BIRCH SEEDLINGS
a micro-moth Parornix devoniella ON CORYLUS
a micro-moth Parornix finitimella ON PRUNUS
a micro-moth Parornix scoticella ON SORBUS AUCUPARIA
a micro-moth Parornix torquillella ON PRUNUS SPINOSA
a pyralid moth Pediasia aridella ON PUCCINELLIA, ETC.
a pyralid moth Pediasia contaminella ON FESTUCA OVINA. LAST RECORDED SELWORTHY, 1965.
a pyralid moth Pempelia diluta ON THYMUS DRUCEI SELWORTHY 1968
a micro-moth Perittia obscurepunctella a 1924 RECORD FROM MARTINHOE. ON LONICERA.
a micro-moth Phalonidia affinitana ON ASTER TRIPOLIUM
a micro-moth Phalonidia gilvicomana ON MYCELIS OR LAPSANA ONLY RECORD LYNMOUTH 1924
a micro-moth Phaulernis dentella On Chaerophyllum temulentum
a tortrix moth Philedone gerningana ON VACCINIUM, POTENTILLA, ETC. A NORTHERN SPECIES WHICH JUST REACHES EXMOOR.
a pyralid moth Phlyctaenia stachydalis ON STACHYS.
a pyralid moth Phycita roborella ON OAK OR APPLE
a pyralid moth Phycitodes binaevella ON CIRSIUM VULGARE
a pyralid moth Phycitodes maritima ON SENECIO, TANACETUM, ACHILLEA, ETC.
a pyralid moth Phycitodes saxicola ON SENECIO, TANACETUM, ETC.
a micro-moth Phyllocnistis unipunctella ON POPLARS
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter anderidae ON BIRCH SEEDLINGS
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter blancardella ON MALUS, INCLUDING CULTIVARS.
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter cavella ON BETULA
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter cerasicolella ON PRUNUS CERASUS & AVIUM
Nut Leaf Blister Moth Phyllonorycter coryli ON HAZEL
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter corylifoliella ON CRATAEGUS & SORBUS
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter cydoniella ON CYDONIA, MALUS & PYRUS
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter dubitella ON SALIX CAPREA
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter emberizaepennella ON LONICERA, SYMPHORICARPOS & LEYCESTERIA
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter froelichiella ON ALNUS GLUTINOSA
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter geniculella ON SYCAMORE
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter harrisella ON QUERCUS
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter heegeriella ON QUERCUS
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter insignitella ON TRIFOLIUM REPENS.
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter kleemannella ON ALNUS GLUTINOSA
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter lautella ON QUERCUS, ESP. SEEDLINGS.
Fire-thorn miner Phyllonorycter leucographella Scarce. On Pyracanthus.
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter maestingella ON ASH, EVEN ON BEECH ON HIGH MOORLAND.
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter mespilella ON SORBUS TORMINLIS
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter messaniella CHIEFLY ON QUERCUS ILEX
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter nicellii ON HAZEL
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter nigrescentella ON BUSH VETCH. VICIA SEPIUM.
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae ON CRATAEGUS
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter platanoidella ON ACER PLATANOIDES
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter quercifoliella ON QUERCUS
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter quinnata ON HORNBEAM
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter quinqueguttella ON SALIX REPENS
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter rajella ON ALDER, ETC
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter salicicolella ON SALIX SPP
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter schreberella ON ULMUS SPP.
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter sorbi ON ROWAN
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter spinolella ON PRUNUS SP.
A micro-moth Phyllonorycter hillarella On Salix especially caprea
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter stettinensis ON ALNUS GLUTINOSA
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter sylvella Syn. P. ACERIFOLIELLA ON ACER CAMPESTRE
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter trifasciella ON LONICERA & LEYCESTERIA
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter tristrigella ON ULMUS, ESP. GLABRA.
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter ulicicolella ON ULEX
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella ON BETULA SPP.
a micro-moth Phyllonorycter viminiella ON SALIX SPP. Although the textbooks give the foodplant as smooth leaved Salix spp. this is not the case on Exmoor where this moth has been bred, on numerous occasions, from the rough leaved sallows as well as the smooth leaved osiers.
a longhorn moth Phylloporia bistrigella ON BETULA
a micro-moth Platyedra subcinerea ON MALVA SYLVESTRIS ONLY RECORD MINEHEAD 1925
a plume moth Platyptilia calodactyla ON SOLIDAGO VIRGAUREA
a plume moth Platyptilia gonodactyla ON TUSSILAGO FARFARA.
a plume moth Platyptilia pallidactyla ON ACHILLEA
a pyralid moth Platytes alpinella On Tortula ruraliformis
a pyralid moth Platytes cerussella ON GRASSES. WAS ABUNDANT IN A LIMITED AREA OF THE PORLOCK SHINGLE BEACH.
Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis On Nettles.
Diamond Backed Moth Plutella xylostella ON CRUCIFERAE
Ash Bud Moth Prays fraxinella ON FRAXINUS. Rare.
a tortrix moth Pseudargyrotoza conwagana ON ASH
a micro-moth Pseudatemelia flavifrontella ON DECAYING LEAVES
a micro-moth Pseudatemelia josephinae ON DECAYING LEAVES
a micro-moth Pseudatemelia subochreella ON DECAYING LEAVES.
A micro-moth Pseudopostega crepusculella Rare.
a small ermine moth Pseudoswammerdamia combinella ON BLACKTHORN
a bagworm moth Psyche casta ON GRASSES, LICHENS, ETC.
a micro-moth Psychoides filicivora ON VARIOUS FERNS
a micro-moth Psychoides verhuella ON VARIOUS FERNS
White Plume Moth Pterophorus pentadactyla ON CONVOLVULUS OR CALYSTEGIA.
a micro-moth Ptocheuusa paupella On Pulicaria dysenterica
a tortrix moth Ptycholoma lecheana on various trees & shrubs.
a tortrix moth Ptycholomoides aeriferanus ON LARIX
a pyralid moth Pyla fusca ON ERICA AND VACCINIUM. INCLUDING GARDEN HEATHERS.
Meal Moth Pyralis farinalis IN STORED CEREALS, CAN BE COMMON IN GRAIN STORES, BARNS AND FLOUR MILLS BUT SELDOM SEEN AT LARGE. ONE TAKEN AT LIGHT IN 1987.
a pyralid moth Pyrausta aurata ON NEPETA, MENTHA, CALAMINTHA.
a pyralid moth Pyrausta cespitalis ON PLANTAGO SPP.
a pyralid moth Pyrausta cingulata ON THYMUS DRUCEI OR SALVIA
a pyralid moth Pyrausta purpuralis ON MENTHA ARVENSIS OR THYMUS
a micro-moth Recurvaria leucatella ON CRATAEGUS OR MALUS
A tortrix moth Rhopobota myrtillana On Vaccinium myrtillus.
Holly Tortrix Rhopobota naevana ON ILEX. A HEATHLAND RACE, COMMON ON EXMOOR, WHICH FEEDS ON WHORTLEBERRY HAS BEEN REGARDED BY SOME AUTHORITIES AS A SEPARATE SPECIES UNDER THE NAME OF R. GEMINANA BARRETT.
Pine Shoot Moth Rhyacionia buoliana ON PINES.
a tortrix moth Rhyacionia pinicolana ON PINUS SYLVESTRIS
Spotted Shoot Moth Rhyacionia pinivorana ON PINUS SYLVESTRIS
a small ermine moth Roeslerstammia erxlebella ON BETULA & TILIA
a micro-moth Schiffermuelleria grandis A nationally rare species, but common in the vicinity of Porlock. In 1994 5 adults were bred from samples of dead wood collected near the village.
a micro-moth Schiffermuelleria subaquilea ON MOORLAND. NORTH DEVON EXMOOR ONLY.
a micro-moth Schreckensteinia festaliella ON BRAMBLES
a pyralid moth Scoparia ambigualis POSSIBLY ON MOSSES.
a pyralid moth Scoparia ancipitella POSSIBLY ON LICHENS ON TREES.
a pyralid moth Scoparia basistrigalis  
a pyralid moth Scoparia subfusca ON TUSSILAGO OR PICRIS
a micro-moth Scrobipalpa acuminatella ON THISTLES
a micro-moth Scrobipalpa costella ON SOLANUM DULCAMARA
a micro-moth Scrobipalpa nitentella ON CHENOPODIUM OR SUAEDA, PORLOCK MARSH.
Beet Moth Scrobipalpa ocellatella ON BETA
A micro-moth Scrobipalpa salinella Rare.
a micro-moth Scrobipalpa samadensis plantaginella on Plantago coronopus
a micro-moth Scythris grandipennis ON GORSE
Hawthorn Moth Scythropia crataegella ON CRATAEGUS & COTONEASTER
a micro-moth Semioscopis avellanella ON BETULA
Lunar Hornet Moth Sesia bembeciformis ONLY RECORD 1948, HADDEN. IN TRUNKS OF SALIX CAPREA
a micro-moth Sophronia semicostella ON ANTHOXANTHUM ODORATUM
a tortrix moth Sparganothis pilleriana ON MANY HERBACEOUS PLANTS
Bud Moth Spilonota ocellana ON ROSACEOUS SHRUBS
a micro-moth Stathmopoda pedella IN FRUITS OF ALNUS GLUTINOSA. WITHYCOMBE, 1908
A micro-moth Stenolechia gemmella Rare
a plume moth Stenoptilia pterodactyla ON VERONICA CHAMAEDRYS
a plume moth Stenoptilia zophodactylus ON CENTAURIUM SELWORTHY 1965
a micro-moth Stigmella acetosae Syn. Enteucha acetosae (Stainton). On Rumex acetosa. First record for Somerset, Devon or Cornwall 1990.
a micro-moth Stigmella alnetella ON ALNUS
Rosy Leaf Miner Stigmella anomalella ON ROSES
a micro-moth Stigmella atricapitella ON QUERCUS
a micro-moth Stigmella aurella ON RUBUS
a micro-moth Stigmella auromarginella Porlock 1990.
a micro-moth Stigmella basiguttella ON SESSILE OAK.
a micro-moth Stigmella betulicola ON BETULA SEEDLINGS
a micro-moth Stigmella centifoliella ON ROSES
a micro-moth Stigmella confusella ON BETULA
a micro-moth Stigmella continuella ON BETULA
a micro-moth Stigmella crataegella on Crataegus
a micro-moth Stigmella distinguenda ON BETULA
a micro-moth Stigmella dulcella ON FRAGARIA
a micro-moth Stigmella floslactella ON HAZEL
a micro-moth Stigmella fragariella ON RUBUS, FRAGARIA & AGRIMONIA
a micro-moth Stigmella glutinosae ON ALNUS
a micro-moth Stigmella hemargyrella ON ASH
a micro-moth Stigmella hybnerella ON CRATAEGUS
a micro-moth Stigmella lapponica ON BETULA
a micro-moth Stigmella luteella ON BETULA
Apple Pygmy Stigmella malella ON MALUS
a micro-moth Stigmella marginicolella ON ULMUS
a micro-moth Stigmella microtheriella ON CORYLUS & CARPINUS
a micro-moth Stigmella minusculella ON PYRUS CULTIVAR
a micro-moth Stigmella myrtillella ON WHORTLEBERRY
A micro-moth Stigmella magdalenae On Rowan
a micro-moth Stigmella nylandriella ON ROWAN
a micro-moth Stigmella obliquella ON SMOOTH LEAVED SALIX
a micro-moth Stigmella oxyacanthella ON CRATAEGUS, MALUS, SORBUS
a micro-moth Stigmella paradoxa A SINGLE MINE OF THIS SCARCE SP. FROM WOODCOCK GARDENS, 1994.
a micro-moth Stigmella perpygmaeella ON CRATAEGUS
a micro-moth Stigmella plagicolella ON PRUNUS SPINOSA
a micro-moth Stigmella pomella Syn. S.INCOGNITELLA ON MALUS.
a micro-moth Stigmella prunetorum on Blackthorn
a micro-moth Stigmella regiella On hawthorn.
a micro-moth Stigmella roborella ON QUERCUS PET.
a micro-moth Stigmella ruficapitella ON QUERCUS
a micro-moth Stigmella salicis ON SALIX
a micro-moth Stigmella samiatella Rare.
a micro-moth Stigmella sorbi ON ROWAN
a micro-moth Stigmella speciosa ON SYCAMORE
a micro-moth Stigmella splendidissimella ON RUBUS
a micro-moth Stigmella suberivora ON QUERCUS ILEX
a micro-moth Stigmella svenssoni ON QUERCDUS PET.
a micro-moth Stigmella tityrella ON ASH
a micro-moth Stigmella trimaculella ON POPLUS SP.
a micro-moth Stigmella ulmivora ON ULMUS SPP
a micro-moth Stigmella viscerella ON ULMUS
a tortrix moth Strophedra nitidana On Quercus petraea
a tortrix moth Strophedra weirana ON ASH
a small ermine moth Swammerdamia caesiella ON BIRCH
a small ermine moth Swammerdamia pyrella ON CRATAEGUS AND MALUS
Currant Clearwing Synanthedon tipuliformis IN WOOD OF RIBES SPP.
Yellow-legged Clearwing Synanthedon vespiformis Scarce.
a pyralid moth Synaphe punctalis ON HYPNUM CUPRESSIFORME. RECORDED AT MINEHEAD 1962.
a tortrix moth Syndemis musculana ON BETULA AND QUERCUS.
A moth Tachystola acroxantha See Parocystola acroxantha
a bagworm moth Taleporia tubulosa ON DECAYING LEAVES & LICHENS.
a micro-moth Tebenna micalis On Pulicaria dysenterica
a micro-moth Telechrysis tripuncta PROBABLY IN DEAD WOOD
a micro-moth Teleiodes decorella ON QUERCUS SPP.
a micro-moth Teleiodes fugitivella ON ULMUS SPP.
a micro-moth Teleiodes luculella On Quercus spp.
a micro-moth Teleiodes notatella On Salix caprea.
a micro-moth Teleiodes proximella ON BETULA OR ALNUS.
a micro-moth Teleiodes scriptella On Acer campestre.
a micro-moth Teleiodes vulgella ON CRATAEGUS OR PRUNUS SPINOSA. SINGLE RECORD
a micro-moth Teleiopsis diffinis ON RUMEX ACETOSELLA
a micro-moth Tinea columbariella IN BIRD NESTS
A micro-moth Tinea dubiella RARE.
Large Pale Clothes Moth Tinea pallescentella IN A VARIETY OF ANIMAL REFUSE
Case-bearing Cothes Moth Tinea pellionella IN BIRD NESTS AND IN HOUSES.
a micro-moth Tinea semifulvella IN BIRD NESTS ETC.
a micro-moth Tinea trinotella IN BIRD NESTS.
Common Clothes Moth Tineola bisselliella IN HOUSES
a micro-moth Tischeria dodonaea ON QUERCUS OR CASTANEA. SINGLE RECORD ONLY.
a micro-moth Tischeria ekebladella ON QUERCUS & CANTANEA
a micro-moth Tischeria marginea ON RUBUS
a tortrix moth Tortricodes alternella ON QUERCUS, BETULA, ETC.
Green Oak Tortrix Tortrix viridana ON QUERCUS SPP.
a micro-moth Trachysmia inopiana ON PULICARIA DYSENTERICA
a micro-moth Triaxomera parasitella IN DEAD WOOD OR FUNGI
a pyralid moth Udea ferrugalis ON VARIOUS HERBACEOUS SPP. IMMIGRANT.
a pyralid moth Udea lutealis ON VARIOUS HERBACEOUS SPP.
a pyralid moth Udea olivalis ON VARIOUS LABIATAE
a pyralid moth Udea prunalis ON VARIOUS LABIATAE
a pyralid moth Uresiphita limbalis IMMIGRANT
a micro-moth Xenolechia aethiops ON ERICA SPP. SINGLE RECORD PORLOCK WEIR 1974
Spindle Ermine Yponomeuta cagnagella ON SPINDLE
Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella IN VIEW OF THE VIRTUAL ABSENCE OF THE FOOD PLANT, IT IS FAIRLY CERTAIN THAT THE MOTHS RECORDED IN S. OF ENGLAND ARE MIGRANTS. THIS IS BORNE OUT BY THE OFTEN V. LARGE NUMBERS SEEN IN MOTH TRAPS AND THE FACT THAT IT DOES NOT APPEAR EVERY YEAR.
Apple Ermine Yponomeuta malinellus ON MALUS
Orchard Ermine Yponomeuta padella ON BLACKTHORN
a small ermine moth Yponomeuta plumbella ON SPINDLE
a small ermine moth Yposolopha alpella ON QUERCUS SPP.
Honeysuckle Moth Ypsolopha dentella ON LONICERA
a small ermine moth Ypsolopha mucronella ON SPINDLE
a small ermine moth Ypsolopha nemorella ON LONICERA
a small ermine moth Ypsolopha parenthesella ON QUERCUS & BETULA
a small ermine moth Ypsolopha scabrella ON CRATAEGUS & MALUS
a small ermine moth Ypsolopha sequella ON ACER CAMPESTRE
a small ermine moth Ypsolopha sylvella ON QUERCUS SPP.
a small ermine moth Ypsolopha ustella ON QUERCUS SPP.
a small ermine moth Ypsolopha vittella ON ULMUS OR FAGUS
Larch Tortrix Zeiraphera diniana ON LARIX AND PINUS
a tortrix moth Zeiraphera isertana ON QUERCUS SPP.
a tortrix moth Zeiraphera ratzburgiana ON PICEA ABIES
a small ermine moth Zelleria hepariella ON FRAXINUS
Leopard Moth Zeuzera pyrina Rare
Six-spot Burnet Zygaena filipendulae Frequent
Five-spot Burnet Zygaena trifolii Scarce

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