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.

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Week 42 (16-Oct-2017 to 23-Oct-2017)

Species total : 204

B & FScientific nameVernacular name Total
records
Weekly
record
total
Percentage
of
records
2375Rhizedra lutosaLarge Wainscot141424117
2107Noctua pronubaLarge Yellow Underwing86072312
2267Agrochola lychnidisBeaded Chestnut113522419
2270Omphaloscelis lunosaLunar Underwing180521211
2245Allophyes oxyacanthaeGreen-brindled Crescent82120925
2264Agrochola macilentaYellow-line Quaker109119117
2306Phlogophora meticulosaAngle Shades35591785
2272Xanthia auragoBarred Sallow76816922
2258Conistra vacciniiChestnut163916810
2255Polymixis licheneaFeathered Ranunculus120816313
2263Agrochola lotaRed-line Quaker70216323
2126Xestia c-nigrumSetaceous Hebrew Character62281572
2247Dichonia aprilinaMerveille du Jour55913924
2240Lithophane leautieriBlair's Shoulder-knot57513323
1745Larentia clavariaMallow59912120
1795Epirrita dilutataNovember Moth69410414
2109Noctua comesLesser Yellow Underwing43721042
2441Autographa gammaSilver Y46031032
1923Colotois pennariaFeathered Thorn9589710
1768Thera obeliscataGrey Pine Carpet1463956
2274Xanthia icteritiaSallow7059012
2266Agrochola lituraBrown-spot Pinion6158313
2087Agrotis segetumTurnip Moth3424822
1760Chloroclysta siterataRed-green Carpet4828016
2262Agrochola circellarisBrick6158013
2248Dryobotodes eremitaBrindled Green6587811
1764Chloroclysta truncataCommon Marbled Carpet1735774
2273Xanthia togataPink-barred Sallow4707716
1767Thera firmataPine Carpet1010747
2477Hypena proboscidalisSnout4591711
2256Eupsilia transversaSatellite743709
0874Blastobasis lacticolella1876693
2202Mythimna l-albumL-album Wainscot5936210
2237Lithophane ornitopusGrey Shoulder-knot3966015
2232Aporophyla nigraBlack Rustic4555912
2259Conistra ligulaDark Chestnut3995814
2092Agrotis putaShuttle-shaped Dart5375571
2265Agrochola helvolaFlounced Chestnut2255624
2117Eugnorisma glareosaAutumnal Rustic787526
0998Epiphyas postvittana1927502
1398Nomophila noctuellaRush Veneer1293493
0464Plutella xylostellaDiamond-back Moth2713451
1524Emmelina monodactyla1653452
1769Thera britannicaSpruce Carpet481459
1864Chesias legatellaStreak2454518
2091Agrotis ipsilonDark Sword-grass1092433
2389Paradrina clavipalpisPale Mottled Willow1564422
1395Udea ferrugalisRusty-dot Pearl588416
2134Xestia xanthographaSquare-spot Rustic3043411
2194Mythimna albipunctaWhite-point2567401
2119Peridroma sauciaPearly Underwing2803913
1048Acleris varieganaGarden Rose Tortrix1514342
2195Mythimna vitellinaDelicate2113416
0321Phyllonorycter messaniella1833318
1041Acleris sparsana2323314
2361Hydraecia micaceaRosy Rustic1510332
1720Orthonama obstipataGem1092321
2400Helicoverpa armigeraScarce Bordered Straw254228
1935Erannis defoliariaMottled Umber470183
1937Peribatodes rhomboidariaWillow Beauty3642180
0658Carcina quercana1246171
1342Eudonia angustea515173
1042Acleris rhombanaRhomboid Tortrix1361611
1413Hypsopygia costalisGold Triangle1129151
2384Hoplodrina ambiguaVine's Rustic3694150
1984Macroglossum stellatarumHumming-bird Hawk-moth652142
2199Mythimna pallensCommon Wainscot3638140
1415Orthopygia glaucinalis588132
1728Xanthorhoe fluctuataGarden Carpet2599130
2231Aporophyla lutulentaDeep-brown Dart178126
2271Xanthia citragoOrange Sallow176126
2474Rivula sericealisStraw Dot3097120
2252Polymixis flavicinctaLarge Ranunculus139117
2434Diachrysia chrysitisBurnished Brass2696110
0705Agonopterix umbellana208104
2026Orgyia antiquaVapourer323103
2452Catocala nuptaRed Underwing304103
0229Monopis obviella26693
0648Endrosis sarcitrellaWhite-shouldered House-moth88191
1053Acleris hastiana11487
2353Luperina testaceaFlounced Rustic264980
2364Gortyna flavagoFrosted Orange67581
1682Timandra comaeBlood-vein181570
2154Mamestra brassicaeCabbage Moth241270
0994Clepsis consimilana60360
1972Agrius convolvuliConvolvulus Hawk-moth20162
2230Aporophyla australisFeathered Brindle16063
2297Amphipyra pyramideaCopper Underwing129060
2387Caradrina morpheusMottled Rustic326760
2423Nycteola revayanaOak Nycteoline29562
0461Ypsolopha ustella15853
0819Scrobipalpa costella24052
0873Blastobasis adustella163750
1796Epirrita christyiPale November Moth23521
0385Anthophila fabriciana46440
0695Agonopterix alstromeriana42940
0697Agonopterix arenella38341
1044Acleris ferrugana14142
1051Acleris logiana9044
1799Operophtera brumataWinter Moth60840
1906Opisthograptis luteolataBrimstone Moth475240
2044Eilema griseolaDingy Footman254940
2123Diarsia rubiSmall Square-spot172040
2160Lacanobia oleraceaBright-line Brown-eye398240
1038Acleris laterana33530
1039Acleris comarianaStrawberry Tortrix16318
1062Acleris emargana11432
1288Alucita hexadactylaTwenty-plume Moth56830
1913Ennomos alniariaCanary-shouldered Thorn119930
1961Campaea margaritataLight Emerald264830
2030Euproctis similisYellow-tail193330
2049Eilema depressaBuff Footman53030
2269Atethmia centragoCentre-barred Sallow50530
2373Archanara sparganiiWebb's Wainscot28531
0282Caloptilia elongella5723
0284Caloptilia rufipennella11821
0460Ypsolopha parenthesella21020
0647Hofmannophila pseudospretellaBrown House-moth130420
1045Acleris notana6523
1055Acleris hyemana5323
1157Crocidosema plebejana2328
1404Spoladea recurvalis22100
1405Pleuroptya ruralisMother of Pearl279720
1408Palpita vitrealis19210
1417Pyralis farinalisMeal Moth21920
1425Galleria mellonellaWax Moth15821
1497Amblyptilia acanthadactyla21520
1690Scopula imitariaSmall Blood-vein109120
1716Rhodometra sacrariaVestal5024
1894Chiasmia clathrataLatticed Heath95220
2037Miltochrista miniataRosy Footman129920
2051Lithosia quadraFour-spotted Footman4524
2061Spilosoma luteumBuff Ermine355920
2098Axylia putrisFlame311820
2108Noctua orbonaLunar Yellow Underwing45920
2110Noctua fimbriataBroad-bordered Yellow Underwing258120
2145Discestra trifoliiNutmeg230420
2198Mythimna impuraSmoky Wainscot254820
2205Mythimna commaShoulder-striped Wainscot75820
2261Conistra erythrocephalaRed-headed Chestnut11218
2275Xanthia gilvagoDusky-lemon Sallow9222
2276Xanthia ocellarisPale-lemon Sallow20210
2381Hoplodrina alsinesUncertain342220
2428Chrysodeixis chalcitesGolden Twin-spot3725
2439Plusia festucaeGold Spot27320
2449Abrostola triplasiaDark Spectacle56420
2469Scoliopteryx libatrixHerald45020
0228Monopis weaverella50910
0230Monopis crocicapitella1317
0232Monopis monachella39510
0288Caloptilia stigmatella9711
0290Caloptilia semifascia7114
0296Calybites phasianipennella21610
0364Phyllonorycter geniculella9011
0443Cedestis subfasciella6211
0458Ypsolopha alpella7611
0465Plutella porrectella5012
0473Acrolepiopsis assectellaLeek Moth5211
0656Tachystola acroxantha1417
0664Diurnea lipsiella4012
0688Agonopterix heracliana34810
0692Agonopterix subpropinquella6211
0776Teleiopsis diffinis89810
0843Aproaerema anthyllidella1317
0892Mompha subbistrigella6211
0966Cochylis atricapitana100910
0981Archips rosanaRose Tortrix1616
0985Cacoecimorpha pronubanaCarnation Tortrix17010
0993Clepsis spectranaCyclamen Tortrix46710
0999Adoxophyes oranaSummer Fruit Tortrix2314
1076Celypha lacunana389210
1169Gypsonoma dealbana33210
1261Cydia pomonellaCodling Moth65610
1292Calamotropha paludella46410
1323Pediasia contaminella90010
1336Eudonia pallida47510
1424Endotricha flammealis180010
1442Pempelia palumbella39010
1443Pempelia genistella9711
1513Pterophorus pentadactylaWhite Plume Moth26510
1653Habrosyne pyritoidesBuff Arches152810
1699Idaea rusticataLeast Carpet77010
1707Idaea seriataSmall Dusty Wave130210
1738Epirrhoe alternataCommon Carpet281710
1797Epirrita autumnataAutumnal Moth1815
1889Macaria notataPeacock Moth78110
1915Ennomos erosariaSeptember Thorn1317
1922Ourapteryx sambucariaSwallow-tailed Moth113210
1947Ectropis bistortataEngrailed114610
1956Cabera exanthemataCommon Wave87910
1962Hylaea fasciariaBarred Red61610
1993Hippotion celerioSilver-striped Hawk-moth5120
2054Utetheisa pulchellaCrimson Speckled11100
2076Meganola albulaKent Black Arches40610
2089Agrotis exclamationisHeart and Dart429510
2111Noctua jantheLesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing308210
2159Lacanobia suasaDog's Tooth57710
2178Tholera decimalisFeathered Gothic29110
2236Lithophane hepaticaPale Pinion6711
2376Sedina buettneriBlair's Wainscot4125
2382Hoplodrina blandaRustic242310
2385Spodoptera exiguaSmall Mottled Willow12010
2399Pyrrhia umbraBordered Sallow6411
2484Schrankia costaestrigalisPinion-streaked Snout36110