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 17 (22-Apr-2019 to 29-Apr-2019)

Species total : 269

B & FScientific nameVernacular name Total
records
Weekly
record
total
Percentage
of
records
2190Orthosia gothicaHebrew Character350446013
2187Orthosia cerasiCommon Quaker277936313
2188Orthosia incertaClouded Drab219632514
2243Xylocampa areolaEarly Grey145223816
2182Orthosia crudaSmall Quaker14281399
2092Agrotis putaShuttle-shaped Dart53751352
2139Cerastis rubricosaRed Chestnut82412815
1852Eupithecia abbreviataBrindled Pug72111716
1927Lycia hirtariaBrindled Beauty49011723
1660Polyploca ridensFrosted Green38111530
2063Diaphora mendicaMuslin Moth97911311
1862Gymnoscelis rufifasciataDouble-striped Pug28511083
2186Orthosia gracilisPowdered Quaker56510518
2015Drymonia ruficornisLunar Marbled Brown3219228
2005Peridea ancepsGreat Prominent6888612
2006Pheosia gnomaLesser Swallow Prominent1904763
0006Eriocrania subpurpurella3106821
1917Selenia dentariaEarly Thorn1301644
2007Pheosia tremulaSwallow Prominent1746583
1747Anticlea derivataStreamer2305624
1906Opisthograptis luteolataBrimstone Moth4752541
2102Ochropleura plectaFlame Shoulder5701540
2179Panolis flammeaPine Beauty4555411
2003Notodonta ziczacPebble Prominent1274524
1936Menophra abruptariaWaved Umber4014210
1524Emmelina monodactyla1653412
1746Anticlea badiataShoulder Stripe2883813
2019Clostera curtulaChocolate-tip441388
1919Selenia tetralunariaPurple Thorn466377
1663Alsophila aesculariaMarch Moth940363
1853Eupithecia dodoneataOak-tree Pug2333314
2306Phlogophora meticulosaAngle Shades3559330
1288Alucita hexadactylaTwenty-plume Moth568325
1724Xanthorhoe spadiceariaRed Twin-spot Carpet1481322
1728Xanthorhoe fluctuataGarden Carpet2599321
2189Orthosia mundaTwin-spotted Quaker531326
2258Conistra vacciniiChestnut1639311
1947Ectropis bistortataEngrailed1146302
0663Diurnea fagella444296
1902Petrophora chlorosataBrown Silver-line1701291
1643Saturnia pavoniaEmperor Moth1352720
1750Lampropteryx suffumataWater Carpet1502718
2469Scoliopteryx libatrixHerald450276
2011Pterostoma palpinaPale Prominent1331261
1651Cilix glaucataChinese Character1315251
1952Ematurga atomariaCommon Heath2142511
0648Endrosis sarcitrellaWhite-shouldered House-moth881242
1834Eupithecia vulgataCommon Pug1221241
2078Nola confusalisLeast Black Arches511244
1934Agriopis marginariaDotted Border744233
2069Tyria jacobaeaeCinnabar1686231
2450Abrostola tripartitaSpectacle2849230
1648Drepana falcatariaPebble Hook-tip1618221
2060Spilosoma lubricipedaWhite Ermine1982221
2389Paradrina clavipalpisPale Mottled Willow1564221
2425Colocasia coryliNut-tree Tussock268228
2184Orthosia opimaNorthern Drab1152118
0667Semioscopis steinkellneriana681927
0966Cochylis atricapitana1009191
1768Thera obeliscataGrey Pine Carpet1463191
0695Agonopterix alstromeriana429184
0998Epiphyas postvittana1927180
2000Notodonta dromedariusIron Prominent1342181
0150Adela reaumurella215167
0697Agonopterix arenella383164
1680Cyclophora punctariaMaiden's Blush1048161
1738Epirrhoe alternataCommon Carpet2817160
1888Ligdia adustataScorched Carpet470163
1881Trichopteryx carpinataEarly Tooth-striped741520
1979Mimas tiliaeLime Hawk-moth680152
2028Calliteara pudibundaPale Tussock939151
2087Agrotis segetumTurnip Moth3424150
2160Lacanobia oleraceaBright-line Brown-eye3982150
2008Ptilodon capucinaCoxcomb Prominent1249141
2064Phragmatobia fuliginosaRuby Tiger1878140
0649Esperia sulphurella164137
1846Eupithecia nanataNarrow-winged Pug865131
2237Lithophane ornitopusGrey Shoulder-knot396133
0688Agonopterix heracliana348123
0974Argyrotaenia ljungiana260124
1858Chloroclystis v-ataV-Pug519122
2256Eupsilia transversaSatellite743111
0607Elachista canapennella125108
1136Epinotia immundana147106
2289Acronicta rumicisKnot Grass776101
0705Agonopterix umbellana20894
1255Cydia ulicetana50791
1356Evergestis forficalisGarden Pebble136990
1776Colostygia pectinatariaGreen Carpet251690
1865Chesias rufataBroom-tip87910
2173Hadena bicrurisLychnis86191
0464Plutella xylostellaDiamond-back Moth271380
0893Mompha epilobiella13485
0986Syndemis musculana33582
1645Falcaria lacertinariaScalloped Hook-tip71081
1760Chloroclysta siterataRed-green Carpet48281
1788Rheumaptera cervinalisScarce Tissue60813
1951Aethalura punctulataGrey Birch14085
1995Cerura vinulaPuss Moth9188
2145Discestra trifoliiNutmeg230480
2154Mamestra brassicaeCabbage Moth241280
2185Orthosia populetiLead-coloured Drab8289
2221Shargacucullia verbasciMullein74810
0544Coleophora albicosta32372
1677Cyclophora albipunctataBirch Mocha28372
2236Lithophane hepaticaPale Pinion67710
2380Charanyca trigrammicaTreble Lines205670
2423Nycteola revayanaOak Nycteoline29572
0130Incurvaria masculella8666
0956Cochylidia implicitana7767
1055Acleris hyemana53611
1997Furcula furculaSallow Kitten47761
0228Monopis weaverella50950
0602Elachista apicipunctella5958
0672Depressaria heracleiParsnip Moth8256
0701Agonopterix ocellana5958
1342Eudonia angustea51550
1857Eupithecia tantillariaDwarf Pug7356
2043Eilema sororculaOrange Footman61650
2167Hadena perplexaTawny Shears36151
2214Cucullia chamomillaeChamomile Shark34514
0247Tinea trinotella37741
0286Caloptilia alchimiella15542
0925Phtheochroa rugosana23641
1769Thera britannicaSpruce Carpet48140
1825Eupithecia centaureataLime-speck Pug222340
1890Macaria alternataSharp-angled Peacock85340
1959Aleucis distinctataSloe Carpet18422
1968Semiaspilates ochreariaYellow Belle50440
2058Arctia villicaCream-spot Tiger54840
2061Spilosoma luteumBuff Ermine355940
2284Acronicta psiGrey Dagger165340
2449Abrostola triplasiaDark Spectacle56440
0009Eriocrania sparrmannella11327
0012Eriocrania sangii13323
0284Caloptilia rufipennella11832
0692Agonopterix subpropinquella6234
0822Scrobipalpa acuminatella3339
0891Mompha sturnipennella29310
1045Acleris notana6534
1054Acleris cristana6834
1365Pyrausta despicata62330
1725Xanthorhoe ferrugataDark-barred Twin-spot Carpet78230
1759Ecliptopera silaceataSmall Phoenix55430
1819Eupithecia exiguataMottled Pug62830
1837Eupithecia subfuscataGrey Pug49330
1844Eupithecia indigataOchreous Pug7434
1879Lobophora halterataSeraphim7234
1883Acasis viretataYellow-barred Brindle45230
1887Lomaspilis marginataClouded Border236230
1930Biston stratariaOak Beauty45330
1957Lomographa bimaculataWhite-pinion Spotted17931
1978Hyloicus pinastriPine Hawk-moth115030
1981Laothoe populiPoplar Hawk-moth261630
2091Agrotis ipsilonDark Sword-grass109230
2098Axylia putrisFlame311830
2183Orthosia miniosaBlossom Underwing11327
2192Mythimna conigeraBrown-line Bright-eye86030
2441Autographa gammaSilver Y460330
0154Heliozela sericiella6233
0288Caloptilia stigmatella9722
0293Caloptilia syringella10221
0309Deltaornix torquillella10220
0321Phyllonorycter messaniella18321
0385Anthophila fabriciana46420
0436Pseudoswammerdamia combinella4224
0461Ypsolopha ustella15821
0696Agonopterix propinquella2328
0711Agonopterix curvipunctosa3725
1044Acleris ferrugana14121
1051Acleris logiana9022
1227Pammene giganteana10220
1395Udea ferrugalisRusty-dot Pearl58820
1682Timandra comaeBlood-vein181520
1718Phibalapteryx virgataOblique Striped5323
1775Colostygia multistrigariaMottled Grey2627
1781Horisme vitalbataSmall Waved Umber40620
1832Eupithecia assimilataCurrant Pug21420
1835Eupithecia tripunctariaWhite-spotted Pug20820
1848Eupithecia innotataAngle-barred Pug12221
1867Aplocera plagiataTreble-bar51020
1920Odontopera bidentataScalloped Hazel35520
1944Hypomecis punctinalisPale Oak Beauty71320
1955Cabera pusariaCommon White Wave157620
1994Phalera bucephalaBuff-tip208420
2089Agrotis exclamationisHeart and Dart429520
2126Xestia c-nigrumSetaceous Hebrew Character622820
2157Lacanobia w-latinumLight Brocade86420
2290Simyra albovenosaReed Dagger27620
2387Caradrina morpheusMottled Rustic326720
2480Hypena rostralisButtoned Snout8722
0010Eriocrania salopiella5120
0125Emmetia marginea28610
0140Nematopogon swammerdamella10110
0149Adela cuprella1119
0232Monopis monachella39510
0282Caloptilia elongella5711
0283Caloptilia betulicola2114
0287Caloptilia robustella33810
0296Calybites phasianipennella21610
0303Parornix anglicella1218
0326Phyllonorycter blancardella3133
0361Phyllonorycter trifasciella9111
0366aCameraria ohridellaHorse-chestnut Leaf-miner19210
0443Cedestis subfasciella6211
0451Ypsolopha mucronella2214
0465Plutella porrectella5012
0469Eidophasia messingiella4112
0476Acrolepia autumnitella8112
0608Elachista rufocinerea9111
0609Elachista maculicerusella6711
0704Agonopterix scopariella3013
0706Agonopterix nervosa18210
0747Chrysoesthia sexguttella2150
0753Aristotelia brizella2813
0770Carpatolechia proximella5411
0808Platyedra subcinerea8112
0819Scrobipalpa costella24010
0874Blastobasis lacticolella187610
0877Stathmopoda pedella3712
0924Hysterophora maculosana1317
1076Celypha lacunana389210
1083Hedya nubiferanaMarbled Orchard Tortrix68510
1085Metendothenia atropunctana6811
1137Epinotia tetraquetrana6116
1146Epinotia rubiginosana5012
1165Zeiraphera isertana45510
1174Epiblema cynosbatella52510
1184Epiblema scutulana13410
1209Pseudococcyx turionellaPine Bud Moth1218
1225Pammene obscurana4125
1228Pammene argyrana9111
1242Grapholita internana5012
1251Grapholita jungiella6116
1254Cydia strobilellaSpruce Seed Moth2150
1357Evergestis extimalis48710
1361Pyrausta aurata55310
1428Aphomia sociellaBee Moth95710
1433Cryptoblabes bistriga26310
1453Pima boisduvaliella14910
1497Amblyptilia acanthadactyla21510
1509Stenoptilia pterodactyla12810
1689Scopula marginepunctataMullein Wave54210
1707Idaea seriataSmall Dusty Wave130210
1722Xanthorhoe designataFlame Carpet20510
1727Xanthorhoe montanataSilver-ground Carpet94910
1752Cosmorhoe ocellataPurple Bar66810
1811Eupithecia tenuiataSlender Pug12810
1817Eupithecia pulchellataFoxglove Pug32510
1894Chiasmia clathrataLatticed Heath95210
1925Apocheima hispidariaSmall Brindled Beauty10710
1931Biston betulariaPeppered Moth250510
1941Alcis repandataMottled Beauty178910
1956Cabera exanthemataCommon Wave87910
1962Hylaea fasciariaBarred Red61610
1980Smerinthus ocellataEyed Hawk-moth86510
1984Macroglossum stellatarumHumming-bird Hawk-moth65210
1998Furcula bifidaPoplar Kitten5012
2107Noctua pronubaLarge Yellow Underwing860710
2194Mythimna albipunctaWhite-point256710
2209Mythimna flammeaFlame Wainscot10610
2217Cucullia asterisStar-wort23210
2235Lithophane semibrunneaTawny Pinion2913
2263Agrochola lotaRed-line Quaker70210
2278Acronicta megacephalaPoplar Grey137410
2301Dypterygia scabriusculaBird's Wing94010
2327Apamea epomidionClouded Brindle8111
2333Apamea ancepsLarge Nutmeg37110
2334Apamea sordensRustic Shoulder-knot126310