What's flying tonight?

This page allows you to see what moths have previously been recorded in Suffolk as adults at a particular time of year. This is intended to give a rough indication of what may be on the wing and not a definitive list of recorded dates (particularly earliest and latest dates). Only records that have been submitted with a precise date are included within the dataset, so records that have been submitted with dates like '12-June-2002 to 16-June-2002' or '2002' are omitted.

The flight data is based on what is flying in a particular week of the year. So what will be shown as flying for a particular time of year is actually the moths that have been recorded flying in the week of the year that the specified date lies in. For example, the 17th August 2004 lies in the 34th week of the year. Confused? - just try it out and hopefully it will become clear.

In the table of results below the 'Total records' column specifies the number of records of that species in the dataset. The 'Weekly Record Total' gives the number of records of that species recorded in the specified week. The 'Percentage of records' column indicates the percentage of records that have been recorded in this week. Species are initially ordered by 'Weekly Record Total' as this gives preference to the more commonly recorded species for that week.

Clicking the and buttons either side of the results table title will show the species lists for the previous and next week respectively.

A wide range of date formats are accepted in the text box below, try things like 20-Mar-2004 or 6/04/04 or 1 07 04

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Week 8 (19-Feb-2018 to 26-Feb-2018)

Species total : 34

B & FScientific nameVernacular name Total
1926Phigalia pilosariaPale Brindled Beauty3925614
1934Agriopis marginariaDotted Border744374
2258Conistra vacciniiChestnut1639291
1932Agriopis leucophaeariaSpring Usher2042411
1663Alsophila aesculariaMarch Moth940232
1025Tortricodes alternella193178
0688Agonopterix heracliana348164
1960Theria primariaEarly Moth1461510
2256Eupsilia transversaSatellite743152
1925Apocheima hispidariaSmall Brindled Beauty1071211
2190Orthosia gothicaHebrew Character350480
2187Orthosia cerasiCommon Quaker277950
2259Conistra ligulaDark Chestnut39951
0697Agonopterix arenella38320
1054Acleris cristana6822
1288Alucita hexadactylaTwenty-plume Moth56820
1930Biston stratariaOak Beauty45320
1984Macroglossum stellatarumHumming-bird Hawk-moth65220
2182Orthosia crudaSmall Quaker142820
2237Lithophane ornitopusGrey Shoulder-knot39620
0647Hofmannophila pseudospretellaBrown House-moth130410
0648Endrosis sarcitrellaWhite-shouldered House-moth88110
0705Agonopterix umbellana20810
0892Mompha subbistrigella6211
1045Acleris notana6511
1524Emmelina monodactyla165310
1760Chloroclysta siterataRed-green Carpet48210
1799Operophtera brumataWinter Moth60810
1834Eupithecia vulgataCommon Pug122110
1927Lycia hirtariaBrindled Beauty49010
1935Erannis defoliariaMottled Umber47010
2189Orthosia mundaTwin-spotted Quaker53110
2243Xylocampa areolaEarly Grey145210
2306Phlogophora meticulosaAngle Shades355910