CAITHNESS COUNTY LIST

The table lists the species that have been formally accepted as having occurred in Caithness (VC109) up to
13th May 2021

Systematic list and nomenclature follow
Agassiz D J L, Beavan S D & Heckford R J 2013 A checklist of the Lepidoptera of the Bitish Isles

TOTAL MOTH SPECIES RECORDED 546  Total macro moth species 308. Total micro moth species 238

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ABH B&F Taxon Vernacular Records Individuals First Recorded Last Recorded
MICROPTERIGIDAE
1.002 3 Micropterix aureatella 6 28 2003 2020
1.005 5 Micropterix calthella 5 7 2012 2019
ERIOCRANIIDAE
2.003 8 Eriocrania unimaculella 1 10 2016 2016
2.004 9 Eriocrania sparrmannella 1 0 2002 2002
2.008 12 Eriocrania sangii 1 0 2005 2005
HEPIALIDEA
3.001 15 Trodia (Hepialus) sylvina Orange Swift 7 7 1981 2006
3.003 18 Korscheltellus (Hepialus) fusconebulosa Map-winged Swift 508 1777 1960 2020
3.004 16 Phymatopus (Hepialus) hecta Gold Swift 1 0 1961 1961
3.005 14 Hepialus humuli Ghost Moth 319 524 1960 2020
NEPTICULIDAE
4.002 116 Stigmella lapponica 2 0 2002 2002
4.003 117 Stigmella confusella 3 0 2002 2005
4.005 110 Stigmella betulicola 1 0 2005 2005
4.007 112 Stigmella luteella 3 0 2002 2005
4.008 114 Stigmella glutinosae 2 0 2002 2005
4.010 111 Stigmella microtheriella 3 0 2002 2005
4.015 92 Stigmella anomalella Rose Leaf Miner 2 0 2002 2002
4.024 104 Stigmella magdalenae 2 0 2002 2002
4.025 103 Stigmella nylandriella 1 0 2002 2002
4.030 99 Stigmella hybnerella 1 0 2002 2002
4.032 75 Stigmella floslactella 2 0 2002 2002
4.034 77 Stigmella tityrella 10 18 2002 2019
4.035 68 Stigmella salicis 2 0 2002 2002
4.036 72 Stigmella myrtillella 2 0 2002 2005
4.040 74 Stigmella assimilella 1 0 2002 2002
4.041 66 Stigmella sorbi 1 0 2002 2002
4.043 63 Stigmella lemniscella 3 0 2002 2005
4.049 55 Stigmella aeneofasciella 3 0 2003 2005
4.051 59 Stigmella poterii 5 0 2002 2005
4.054 79 Stigmella perpygmaeella 4 0 2002 2005
4.055 81 Stigmella hemargyrella 2 0 2005 2005
4.063 86 Stigmella roborella 1 1 2002 2002
4.085 23 Ectoedemia argyropeza 1 0 2003 2003
4.099 34 Ectoedemia occultella 2 0 2002 2005
4.100 35 Ectoedemia minimella 3 0 2002 2005
HELIOZELIDAE
6.004 156 Heliozela resplendella 2 0 2002 2005
INCURVARIIDAE
8.001 129 Incurvaria pectinea 1 20 2002 2002
8.003 131 Incurvaria oehlmanniella 1 1 2015 2015
8.004 132 Incurvaria praelatella 1 1 2013 2013
8.005 128 Phylloporia bistrigella 1 0 2002 2002
PRODOXIDAE
9.003 136 Lampronia corticella Raspberry Moth 1 1 2003 2003
TINEINAE
12.016 216 Nemapogon granella Cork Moth 1 1 2020 2020
12.026 62 Tineola bisselliella Common Clothes Moth 1 1 2019 2019
12.027 240 Tinea pellionella Case-bearing Clothes Moth 5 9 2012 2019
12.030 245 Tinea pallescentella Large Pale Clothes Moth 2 2 2010 2010
12.032 246 Tinea semifulvella 8 15 2011 2016
12.036 227 Monopis laevigella 2 2 2018 2019
12.037 228 Monopis weaverella 19 22 2011 2020
BUCCULATRICIDAE
14.013 276 Bucculatrix demaryella 3 0 2002 2005
GRACILLARIIDAE
15.004 282 Caloptilia elongella 1 0 2002 2002
15.006 284 Caloptilia rufipennella 3 0 2002 2005
15.010 288 Caloptilia stigmatella 1 1 2005 2005
15.014 293 Gracillaria syringella 1 0 1982 1982
15.015 294 Aspilapteryx tringipennella 2 2 1982 2018
15.024 300 Parornix loganella 2 2 2002 2012
15.029 304 Parornix devoniella 2 0 2002 2002
15.030 305 Parornix scoticella 2 0 2002 2005
15.039 320 Phyllonorycter quercifoliella 1 1 2003 2003
15.043 323 Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae 2 0 2002 2002
15.044 324 Phyllonorycter sorbi 1 0 2002 2002
15.048 328 Phyllonorycter junoniella 1 0 2002 2002
15.052 332 Phyllonorycter corylifoliella 1 0 2003 2003
15.058 337 Phyllonorycter hilarella 2 6 2002 2003
15.063 341 Phyllonorycter maestingella 3 0 2002 2005
15.064 342 Phyllonorycter coryli Nut Leaf Blister Moth 1 0 2002 2002
15.067 345 Phyllonorycter rajella 2 0 2002 2005
15.070 348 Phyllonorycter quinqueguttella 1 0 2002 2002
15.075 353 Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella 2 0 2002 2005
15.076 354 Phyllonorycter emberizaepenella 1 0 2002 2002
15.080 358 Phyllonorycter froelichiella 2 0 2002 2005
15.081 359 Phyllonorycter nicellii 2 0 2002 2005
15.082 360 Phyllonorycter kleemannella 3 0 2002 2005
YPONOMEUTIDAE
16.001 424 Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 7 13 2010 2014
16.015 437 Swammerdamia caesiella 1 3 2002 2002
YPSOLOPHIDAE
17.003 453 Ypsolopha dentella Honeysuckle Moth 6 6 2003 2016
17.010 460 Ypsolopha parenthesella 1 0 2002 2002
17.013 463 Ypsolopha vittella 1 1 2017 2017
17.015 252 Ochsenheimeria urella 1 1 2003 2003
PLUTELLIDAE
18.001 464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 591 2933 1980 2021
18.003 465 Plutella porrectella 2 2 2013 2018
GLYPHIPTERIGIDAE
19.002 397 Glyphipterix thrasonella 1 3 2006 2006
19.007 391 Glyphipterix simpliciella Cocksfoot Moth 171 2063 2003 2020
ARGYRESTHIIDAE
20.011 410 Argyresthia brockeella 4 6 2002 2014
20.012 411 Argyresthia goedartella 8 9 2005 2018
20.016 415 Argyresthia retinella 1 2 2003 2003
20.017 416 Argyresthia glaucinella 1 1 2014 2014
20.019 418 Argyresthia conjugella Apple Fruit Moth 5 5 2005 2019
20.020 419 Argyresthis semifusca 1 1 2015 2015
20.022 421 Argyresthia bonnetella 1 0 1982 1982
LYONETIIDAE
21.001 263 Lyonetia clerkella Apple Leaf Miner 1 0 2002 2002
21.004 254 Leucoptera laburnella Laburnum Leaf Miner 5 16 2003 2020
PRAYDIDAE
22.002 449 Prays fraxinella Ash Bud Moth 7 10 2016 2020
OECOPHORIDAE
28.009 648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 285 352 2008 2021
28.010 647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 315 352 2008 2020
28.025 654 Pleurota bicostella 23 34 2010 2020
CHIMABACHIDAE
29.001 663 Diurnea fagella 1 0 2003 2003
DEPRESSARIIDAE
32.007 701 Agonopterix ocellana 1 1 2014 2014
32.018 688 Agonopterix heracliana 292 771 2003 2021
32.019 689 Agonopterix ciliella 2 2 2003 2020
32.026 698 Agonopterix kaekeritziana 4 4 2013 2018
32.029 705 Agonopterix umbellana 18 21 2010 2020
32.030 706 Agonopterix nervosa 42 62 2003 2020
32.031 695 Agonopterix alstromeriana 1 1 2009 2009
32.036 672 Depressaria radiella (heraclei) Parsnip Moth 355 787 2005 2020
32.043 678 Depressaria sordidatella 1 1 2017 2017
GELECHIIDAE
35.017 797 Neofaculta ericetella 54 150 2003 2020
35.018 858 Hypatima rhomboidella 1 1 2003 2003
35.039 788 Bryotropha politella 2 2 1954 2013
35.040 787 Bryotropha terrella 17 27 1954 2020
35.089 794 Prolita sexpunctella 1 1 n/a n/a
35.093 792 Mirificarma mulinella 1 2 2010 2010
35.109 822 Scrobipalpa acuminatella 27 27 2014 2020
35.115 815 Scrobipalpa nitentella 1 3 2006 2006
35.151 770 Carpatolechia proximella 1 1 2003 2003
COLEOPHORIDAE
37.006 491 Coleophora gryphipennella 1 20 2002 2002
37.015 493 Coleophora serratella 4 2 2003 2005
37.040 524 Coleophora lithargyrinella 1 0 2003 2003
37.044 547 Coleophora discordella 1 0 1982 1982
37.071 582 Coleophora glaucicolla 1 1 2015 2015
37.072 578 Coleophora otidipennella 1 1 2005 2005
37.074 581 Coleophora taeniipennella 1 3 2006 2006
37.080 564 Coleophora virgaureae 1 0 2003 2003
37.099 553 Coleophora striatipennella 1 1 2019 2019
ELACHISTIDAE
38.004 610 Elachista argentella 2 2 2012 2016
38.025 597 Elachista atricomella 3 3 2014 2017
38.026 598 Elachista kilmunella 3 3 2018 2020
38.030 601 Elachista albifrontella 15 16 2017 2020
38.032 602 Elachista apicipunctella 18 38 2003 2019
38.040 624 Elachista (Biselachista) trapeziella 1 1 2004 2004
MOMPHIDAE
40.003 887 Mompha lacteella 1 1 2013 2013
40.004 888 Mompha propinquella 3 4 2019 2020
40.015 883 Mompha raschkiella 22 67 2002 2015
BLASTOBASIDAE
41.002 873 Blastobasis adustella 59 125 2009 2020
41.003 874 Blastobasis lacticolella 274 680 2003 2020
ALUCITIDAE
44.001 1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 6 6 2016 2019
PTEROPHORIDAE
45.004 1501 Platyptilia gonodactyla Triangle Plume 43 49 2009 2020
45.006 1502 Platyptilia isodactylus Hoary Plume 2 2 2011 2020
45.008 1504 Gillmeria (Platyptilia) pallidactyla Yarrow Plume 16 19 2009 2020
45.012 1509 Stenoptilia pterodactyla Brown Plume 5 5 2013 2020
45.013 1508 Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla Twin-spot Plume 4 5 2010 2011
45.044 1524 Emmelina monodactyla Common Plume 4 4 2013 2020
EPERMENIIDAE
47.005 483 Epermenia chaerophyllella 3 13 2003 2014
CHOREUTIDAE
48.001 385 Anthophila fabriciana Nettle-tap 43 84 2010 2020
TORTRICIDAE
49.005 1006 Epagoge grotiana 1 1 2010 2010
49.010 1009 Philedonides lunana 5 5 2016 2020
49.016 981 Archips rosana Rose Tortrix 11 12 2009 2020
49.020 974 Argyrotaenia ljungiana 9 13 2010 2020
49.024 969 Pandemis corylana Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix 9 13 2009 2019
49.025 970 Pandemis cerasana Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix 62 146 2010 2020
49.026 972 Pandemis heparana Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix 24 51 2009 2020
49.028 986 Syndemis musculana 10 11 2003 2020
49.031 989 Aphelia paleana Timothy Tortrix 115 153 2003 2020
49.033 988 Aphelia viburnana Bilberry Tortrix 2 1 n/a 2020
49.035 991 Clepsis senecionana 36 47 2010 2020
49.045 1029 Eana osseana 24 33 2003 2020
49.048 1031 Eana penziana 4 4 2009 2015
49.051 1021 Cnephasia asseclana Flax Tortrix 16 26 2009 2020
49.063 1035 Acleris bergmanniana 81 164 2006 2020
49.064 1040 Acleris caledoniana 1 1 2002 2002
49.066 1038 Acleris laterana 6 6 2010 2020
49.069 1041 Acleris sparsana 46 89 2008 2020
49.070 1042 Acleris rhombana Rhomboid Tortrix 34 37 2009 2020
49.071 1062 Acleris emargana 19 31 2013 2019
49.072 1062a Acleris effractana 24 33 2009 2020
49.077 1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 48 58 2009 2020
49.078 1043 Acleris aspersana 43 62 2011 2020
49.080 1053 Acleris hastiana 4 8 2003 2021
49.082 1055 Acleris hyemana 35 44 2003 2020
49.084 1045 Acleris notana 1 1 2005 2005
49.090 1015 Eulia ministrana 3 3 2013 2014
49.091 1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 9 14 2003 2019
49.109 937 Agapeta hamana 1 1 2013 2013
49.111 954 Eupoecilia angustana 8 7 2003 2020
49.120 947 Aethes smeathmanniana 12 14 2009 2020
49.127 945 Aethes cnicana 108 196 2010 2020
49.130 966 Cochylis atricaptana 1 1 2020 2020
49.142 960 Falseuncaria ruficiliana 6 7 2011 2020
49.150 1093 Apotomis betuletana 1 1 2020 2020
49.159 1085 Hedya (Metendothenia) atropunctana 3 3 2012 2012
49.166 1076 Celypha lacunana 119 217 2009 2020
49.172 1073 Phiaris (Olethreutes) schulziana 23 35 2013 2020
49.174 1074 Phiaris (Olethreutes) palustrana 1 1 2003 2003
49.177 1071 Argyroploce (Olethreutes) arbutella 1 3 2003 2003
49.193 1104 Endothenia quadrimaculana 71 177 2010 2020
49.194 1111 Bactra lancealana 45 79 2013 2020
49.195 1110 Bactra furfurana 3 3 2014 2020
49.201 1117 Ancylis unguicella 3 3 2013 2020
49.207 1119 Ancylis geminana 3 3 2014 2015
49.208 1119b Ancylis subarcuana 30 49 2012 2020
49.214 1126 Ancylis badiana 41 48 2003 2020
49.229 1154 Epinotia caprana 1 1 2020 2020
49.230 1151 Epinotia trigonella 9 43 2011 2020
49.235 1141 Epinotia nemorivaga 1 0 2003 2003
49.244 1132 Epinotia subocellana 3 4 2003 2012
49.248 1139 Epinotia tenerana Nut Bud Moth 8 26 2013 2020
49.249 1134 Epinotia ramella 5 10 2002 2018
49.251 1146 Epinotia rubiginosana 1 1 2013 2013
49.252 1142 Epinotia tedella 4 10 2015 2016
49.257 1166 Zeiraphera griseana Larch Tortrix 11 20 2013 2018
49.259 1163 Zeiraphera ratzeburgiana Spruce Bud Moth 1 1 2018 2018
49.265 1201 Eucosma cana 243 713 2003 2020
49.269 1197 Eucosma campoliliana 46 76 2010 2020
49.284 1186 Epiblema sticticana 1 1 2019 2019
49.285 1184 Epiblema scutulana 69 106 2010 2020
49.292 1174 Notocelia (Epiblema) cynosbatella 177 285 2009 2020
49.298 1176 Notocelia (Epiblema) trimaculana 1 1 2010 2010
49.307 1212 Rhyacionia pinivorana Spotted Shoot Moth 1 1 2014 2014
49.308 1213 Rhyacionia logaea Elgin Shoot Moth 1 0 n/a n/a
49.323 1283 Dichrorampha montanana 2 2 2003 2020
49.325 1255 Cydia ulicetana 1 1 2003 2003
49.334 1267 Cydia cosmophorana 1 2 2014 2014
49.371 1239 Pammene rhediella Fruitlet Mining Tortrix 1 1 2003 2003
49.375 1234 Pammene regiana 1 1 2019 2019
49.379 1272 Pammene aurana 1 1 2003 2003
ZYGAENIDAE
54.008 169 Zygaena filipendulae Six-spot Burnet 65 328 1975 2020
PYRALIDAE
62.001 1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 2 8 2014 2019
62.012 1451 Pyla fusca 1 1 2011 2011
62.028 1454 Dioryctria abietella 2 2 2010 2018
62.059 1484 Phycitodes saxicola 1 5 2006 2006
CRAMBIDAE
63.002 1368 Loxostege sticticalis 1 1 2019 2019
63.005 1365 Pyrausta despicata 3 5 2015 2018
63.016 1386 Anania (Opsibotys) fuscalis 44 89 2010 2020
63.021 1379 Anania (Algedonia) terrealis 5 5 2014 2019
63.031 1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 13 17 1996 2019
63.033 1388 Udea lutealis 404 1369 1964 2020
63.037 1392 Udea olivalis 288 721 2008 2020
63.038 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 13 16 2012 2020
63.052 1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 27 29 1996 2020
63.057 1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 3 3 2011 2020
63.058 1357 Evergestis extimalis 1 1 2014 2014
63.062 1332 Scoparia subfusca 49 84 2009 2020
63.064 1334 Scoparia ambigualis 84 196 2001 2020
63.067 1338 Eudonia (Dipleurina) lacustrata 100 292 2010 2020
63.068 1339 Eudonia murana 39 72 2011 2020
63.069 1342 Eudonia angustea 48 69 2009 2020
63.073 1340 Eudonia truncicolella 61 95 2009 2020
63.074 1344 Eudonia mercurella 3 5 2010 2015
63.080 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 10 11 1990 2019
63.081 1294 Crambus pascuella 57 103 2010 2020
63.084 1298 Crambus ericella 4 4 2015 2020
63.086 1301 Crambus lathoniellus 53 137 2005 2020
63.088 1302 Crambus perlella 51 312 2009 2019
63.089 1305 Agriphila tristella 113 352 2005 2020
63.093 1304 Agriphila straminella 291 2458 1964 2020
63.100 1314 Catoptria margaritella Pearl-band Grass Veneer 50 109 2005 2020
63.114 1345 Elophila nymphaeata Brown China-mark 33 45 2005 2020
63.118 1350 Nymphula nitidulata (stagnata) Beautiful China-mark 53 71 2002 2020
DREPANIDEA
65.001 1645 Falcaria lacertinaria Scalloped Hook-tip 5 3 1961 2020
65.005 1648 Drepana falcataria Pebble Hook-tip 3 2 1961 2014
65.008 1652 Thyatira batis Peach Blossom 14 15 1961 2019
65.011 1655 Tethea or Poplar Lutestring 3 0 1961 1961
65.013 1657 Ochropacha duplaris Common Lutestring 17 37 1961 2020
65.016 1659 Achlya flavicornis Yellow Horned 4 2 1961 2015
LASIOCAMPIDEA
66.001 1631 Poecilocampa populi December Moth 10 16 1961 2015
66.002 1632 Trichiura crataegi Pale Eggar 78 96 1961 2020
66.007 1637 Lasiocampa quercus f. callunae Northern Eggar 58 60 1960 2020
66.008 1638 Macrothylacia rubi Fox Moth 34 31 1960 2021
66.010 1640 Euthrix potatoria Drinker 76 155 2010 2021
SATURNIIDAE
68.001 1643 Saturnia pavonia Emperor Moth 109 116 1960 2021
SPHINGIDAE
69.003 1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 406 749 1954 2020
69.004 1972 Agrius convolvuli Convolvulus Hawk-moth 21 18 1917 2020
69.005 1973 Acherontia atropos Death's-head Hawk-moth 1 1 1961 1961
69.008 1982 Hemaris tityus Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth 1 1 2019 2019
69.010 1984 Macroglossum stellatarum Humming-bird Hawk-moth 22 21 2006 2020
69.014 1987 Hyles gallii Bedstraw Hawk-moth 3 3 2014 2019
69.016 1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 27 30 2006 2020
69.017 1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 3 3 2009 2019
GEOMETRIDEA
70.008 1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1 1 1994 1994
70.013 1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 99 232 1981 2020
70.016 1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 4 3 1975 2018
70.018 1715 Idaea straminata Plain Wave 7 9 2007 2016
70.026 1694 Scopula ternata