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 16 (16-Apr-2018 to 23-Apr-2018)

Species total : 192

B & FScientific nameVernacular name Total
records
Weekly
record
total
Percentage
of
records
2190Orthosia gothicaHebrew Character350435510
2187Orthosia cerasiCommon Quaker277932211
2188Orthosia incertaClouded Drab219626311
2243Xylocampa areolaEarly Grey145220414
2182Orthosia crudaSmall Quaker142819513
2139Cerastis rubricosaRed Chestnut82413216
1917Selenia dentariaEarly Thorn1301896
1862Gymnoscelis rufifasciataDouble-striped Pug2851852
1852Eupithecia abbreviataBrindled Pug7217710
2186Orthosia gracilisPowdered Quaker5657413
2189Orthosia mundaTwin-spotted Quaker5316412
0663Diurnea fagella4446213
1927Lycia hirtariaBrindled Beauty4906112
2179Panolis flammeaPine Beauty4555912
1660Polyploca ridensFrosted Green3815714
1663Alsophila aesculariaMarch Moth940565
2015Drymonia ruficornisLunar Marbled Brown3215115
2063Diaphora mendicaMuslin Moth979454
2258Conistra vacciniiChestnut1639452
0006Eriocrania subpurpurella3104313
1947Ectropis bistortataEngrailed1146403
2007Pheosia tremulaSwallow Prominent1746392
2092Agrotis putaShuttle-shaped Dart5375390
1746Anticlea badiataShoulder Stripe2883813
1524Emmelina monodactyla1653372
2006Pheosia gnomaLesser Swallow Prominent1904371
1747Anticlea derivataStreamer2303113
1934Agriopis marginariaDotted Border744314
2005Peridea ancepsGreat Prominent688294
2003Notodonta ziczacPebble Prominent1274262
1919Selenia tetralunariaPurple Thorn466255
1750Lampropteryx suffumataWater Carpet1502214
2256Eupsilia transversaSatellite743202
2184Orthosia opimaNorthern Drab1151916
2469Scoliopteryx libatrixHerald450194
2306Phlogophora meticulosaAngle Shades3559170
1288Alucita hexadactylaTwenty-plume Moth568162
0695Agonopterix alstromeriana429143
0648Endrosis sarcitrellaWhite-shouldered House-moth881131
2102Ochropleura plectaFlame Shoulder5701130
0464Plutella xylostellaDiamond-back Moth2713120
0667Semioscopis steinkellneriana681217
1881Trichopteryx carpinataEarly Tooth-striped741216
1643Saturnia pavoniaEmperor Moth135118
2237Lithophane ornitopusGrey Shoulder-knot396112
0998Epiphyas postvittana1927100
2019Clostera curtulaChocolate-tip441102
2425Colocasia coryliNut-tree Tussock268103
0697Agonopterix arenella38392
1044Acleris ferrugana14196
1651Cilix glaucataChinese Character131590
1853Eupithecia dodoneataOak-tree Pug23393
2450Abrostola tripartitaSpectacle284990
0688Agonopterix heracliana34882
1648Drepana falcatariaPebble Hook-tip161880
0602Elachista apicipunctella59711
1645Falcaria lacertinariaScalloped Hook-tip71070
2069Tyria jacobaeaeCinnabar168670
0607Elachista canapennella12564
1055Acleris hyemana53611
1724Xanthorhoe spadiceariaRed Twin-spot Carpet148160
1834Eupithecia vulgataCommon Pug122160
1865Chesias rufataBroom-tip8766
2000Notodonta dromedariusIron Prominent134260
2185Orthosia populetiLead-coloured Drab8267
2236Lithophane hepaticaPale Pinion6768
0149Adela cuprella11545
1054Acleris cristana6857
1930Biston stratariaOak Beauty45351
2221Shargacucullia verbasciMullein7456
0012Eriocrania sangii13430
0150Adela reaumurella21541
0925Phtheochroa rugosana23641
1659Achlya flavicornisYellow Horned26241
1728Xanthorhoe fluctuataGarden Carpet259940
1760Chloroclysta siterataRed-green Carpet48240
1768Thera obeliscataGrey Pine Carpet146340
1888Ligdia adustataScorched Carpet47040
1906Opisthograptis luteolataBrimstone Moth475240
2011Pterostoma palpinaPale Prominent133140
2078Nola confusalisLeast Black Arches51140
0284Caloptilia rufipennella11832
0692Agonopterix subpropinquella6234
0705Agonopterix umbellana20831
1136Epinotia immundana14732
1255Cydia ulicetana50730
1497Amblyptilia acanthadactyla21531
1846Eupithecia nanataNarrow-winged Pug86530
1858Chloroclystis v-ataV-Pug51930
1902Petrophora chlorosataBrown Silver-line170130
1936Menophra abruptariaWaved Umber40130
1952Ematurga atomariaCommon Heath21431
2008Ptilodon capucinaCoxcomb Prominent124930
2028Calliteara pudibundaPale Tussock93930
2064Phragmatobia fuliginosaRuby Tiger187830
2087Agrotis segetumTurnip Moth342430
2145Discestra trifoliiNutmeg230430
2154Mamestra brassicaeCabbage Moth241230
2160Lacanobia oleraceaBright-line Brown-eye398230
2235Lithophane semibrunneaTawny Pinion29310
2389Paradrina clavipalpisPale Mottled Willow156430
0353Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella4724
0461Ypsolopha ustella15821
0473Acrolepiopsis assectellaLeek Moth5223
0608Elachista rufocinerea9222
0649Esperia sulphurella16421
0702Agonopterix assimilella2528
0711Agonopterix curvipunctosa3725
0974Argyrotaenia ljungiana26020
1661Archiearis partheniasOrange Underwing8222
1680Cyclophora punctariaMaiden's Blush104820
1707Idaea seriataSmall Dusty Wave130220
1722Xanthorhoe designataFlame Carpet20520
1775Colostygia multistrigariaMottled Grey2627
1951Aethalura punctulataGrey Birch14021
1959Aleucis distinctataSloe Carpet18211
1978Hyloicus pinastriPine Hawk-moth115020
2060Spilosoma lubricipedaWhite Ermine198220
2119Peridroma sauciaPearly Underwing28020
2173Hadena bicrurisLychnis86120
2259Conistra ligulaDark Chestnut39920
2423Nycteola revayanaOak Nycteoline29520
0010Eriocrania salopiella5120
0013Eriocrania semipurpurella5120
0129Incurvaria pectinea2150
0154Heliozela sericiella6116
0216Nemapogon cloacellaCork Moth10210
0247Tinea trinotella37710
0281Caloptilia populetorum5611
0282Caloptilia elongella5711
0288Caloptilia stigmatella9711
0320Phyllonorycter quercifoliella1915
0366aCameraria ohridellaHorse-chestnut Leaf-miner19210
0385Anthophila fabriciana46410
0435Zelleria hepariella5120
0436Pseudoswammerdamia combinella4212
0438Swammerdamia pyrella10910
0451Ypsolopha mucronella2214
0485Schreckensteinia festaliella7114
0544Coleophora albicosta32310
0691Agonopterix purpurea2150
0696Agonopterix propinquella2314
0701Agonopterix ocellana5911
0786Bryotropha desertella7114
0790Chionodes fumatella1317
0796Aroga velocella37810
0819Scrobipalpa costella24010
0822Scrobipalpa acuminatella3313
0874Blastobasis lacticolella187610
0891Mompha sturnipennella2913
0893Mompha epilobiella13410
0966Cochylis atricapitana100910
0986Syndemis musculana33510
1045Acleris notana6511
1051Acleris logiana9011
1053Acleris hastiana11410
1061Acleris literana3133
1085Metendothenia atropunctana6811
1227Pammene giganteana10110
1228Pammene argyrana9111
1342Eudonia angustea51510
1361Pyrausta aurata55310
1376Eurrhypara hortulataSmall Magpie270110
1654Tethea ocularisFigure of Eighty50410
1662Archiearis nothaLight Orange Underwing3313
1677Cyclophora albipunctataBirch Mocha28310
1725Xanthorhoe ferrugataDark-barred Twin-spot Carpet78210
1738Epirrhoe alternataCommon Carpet281710
1776Colostygia pectinatariaGreen Carpet251610
1788Rheumaptera cervinalisScarce Tissue6011
1790Triphosa dubitataTissue3133
1839Eupithecia succenturiataBordered Pug39210
1857Eupithecia tantillariaDwarf Pug7311
1883Acasis viretataYellow-barred Brindle45210
1890Macaria alternataSharp-angled Peacock85310
1893Macaria liturataTawny-barred Angle53610
1894Chiasmia clathrataLatticed Heath95210
1979Mimas tiliaeLime Hawk-moth68010
1983Hemaris fuciformisBroad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth7811
1997Furcula furculaSallow Kitten47710
1998Furcula bifidaPoplar Kitten5012
2014Drymonia dodonaeaMarbled Brown63010
2091Agrotis ipsilonDark Sword-grass109210
2107Noctua pronubaLarge Yellow Underwing860710
2214Cucullia chamomillaeChamomile Shark3412
2260Conistra rubigineaDotted Chestnut3133
2263Agrochola lotaRed-line Quaker70210
2278Acronicta megacephalaPoplar Grey137410
2284Acronicta psiGrey Dagger165310
2289Acronicta rumicisKnot Grass77610
2441Autographa gammaSilver Y460310
2480Hypena rostralisButtoned Snout8711