Flying tonight

The following species are all expected to be adult and on the wing now.  This list is based on the current week (Week 42) and includes adult/mature stages found at this time of year from our data.  The most likely species come first - note that those at the end of the list may be unlikely.

SpeciesFamilyNumber of Records
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (Angle Shades)Noctuidae842
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. (November Moth agg.)Geometridae815
1923 Colotois pennaria (Feathered Thorn)Geometridae663
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae (Green-brindled Crescent)Noctuidae662
2264 Agrochola macilenta (Yellow-line Quaker)Noctuidae659
2263 Agrochola lota (Red-line Quaker)Noctuidae573
2240 Lithophane leautieri (Blair's Shoulder-knot)Noctuidae568
2441 Autographa gamma (Silver Y)Noctuidae549
2267 Agrochola lychnidis (Beaded Chestnut)Noctuidae520
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth)Tortricidae416
2375 Rhizedra lutosa (Large Wainscot)Noctuidae403
2258 Conistra vaccinii (Chestnut)Noctuidae337
1760 Chloroclysta siterata (Red-green Carpet)Geometridae332
2126 Xestia c-nigrum (Setaceous Hebrew Character)Noctuidae302
1771 Thera juniperata (Juniper Carpet)Geometridae276
2262 Agrochola circellaris (Brick)Noctuidae264
1769 Thera britannica (Spruce Carpet)Geometridae260
2020 Diloba caeruleocephala (Figure of Eight)Notodontidae238
2361 Hydraecia micacea (Rosy Rustic)Noctuidae228
2259 Conistra ligula (Dark Chestnut)Noctuidae223
2107 Noctua pronuba (Large Yellow Underwing)Noctuidae213
1048 Acleris variegana (Garden Rose Tortrix)Tortricidae200
1764 Chloroclysta truncata (Common Marbled Carpet)Geometridae191
2091 Agrotis ipsilon (Dark Sword-grass)Noctuidae174
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (Lunar Underwing)Noctuidae160
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (Pale Mottled Willow)Noctuidae132
1631 Poecilocampa populi (December Moth)Lasiocampidae132
2256 Eupsilia transversa (Satellite)Noctuidae131
2134 Xestia xanthographa (Square-spot Rustic)Noctuidae131
2247 Dichonia aprilina (Merveille du Jour)Noctuidae123
1935 Erannis defoliaria (Mottled Umber)Geometridae122
1761 Chloroclysta miata (Autumn Green Carpet)Geometridae107
2087 Agrotis segetum (Turnip Moth)Noctuidae92
1398 Nomophila noctuella (Rush Veneer)Pyralidae86
1797 Epirrita autumnata (Autumnal Moth)Geometridae76
2092 Agrotis puta (Shuttle-shaped Dart)Noctuidae72
0464 Plutella xylostella (Diamond-back Moth)Yponomeutidae71
2227 Asteroscopus sphinx (Sprawler)Noctuidae70
1768 Thera obeliscata (Grey Pine Carpet)Geometridae68
2273 Xanthia togata (Pink-barred Sallow)Noctuidae66
2255 Polymixis lichenea (Feathered Ranunculus)Noctuidae66
2232 Aporophyla nigra (Black Rustic)Noctuidae62
1041 Acleris sparsanaTortricidae61
2272 Xanthia aurago (Barred Sallow)Noctuidae60
2119 Peridroma saucia (Pearly Underwing)Noctuidae60
2199 Mythimna pallens (Common Wainscot)Noctuidae57
1524 Emmelina monodactylaPterophoridae57
1042 Acleris rhombana (Rhomboid Tortrix)Tortricidae56
2477 Hypena proboscidalis (Snout)Noctuidae56
1795 Epirrita dilutata (November Moth)Geometridae55
1395 Udea ferrugalis (Rusty-dot Pearl)Pyralidae53
2109 Noctua comes (Lesser Yellow Underwing)Noctuidae42
2229 Dasypolia templi (Brindled Ochre)Noctuidae38
9999 Epirrita sp. (Epirrita species)Geometridae31
0874 Blastobasis lacticolellaBlastobasidae27
1933 Agriopis aurantiaria (Scarce Umber)Geometridae26
2241 Xylena vetusta (Red Sword-grass)Noctuidae25
2266 Agrochola litura (Brown-spot Pinion)Noctuidae25
2237 Lithophane ornitopus (Grey Shoulder-knot)Noctuidae25
0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (White-shouldered House Moth)Oecophoridae25
1799 Operophtera brumata (Winter Moth)Geometridae22
1039 Acleris comariana (Strawberry Tortrix)Tortricidae22
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis (Burnished Brass)Noctuidae21
1864 Chesias legatella (Streak)Geometridae21
1913 Ennomos alniaria (Canary-shouldered Thorn)Geometridae21
1796 Epirrita christyi (Pale November Moth)Geometridae21
0688 Agonopterix heraclianaOecophoridae20
2102 Ochropleura plecta (Flame Shoulder)Noctuidae17
2026 Orgyia antiqua (Vapourer)Lymantriidae17
1026 Exapate congelatellaTortricidae17
2400 Helicoverpa armigera (Scarce Bordered Straw)Noctuidae15
0697 Agonopterix arenellaOecophoridae15
1720 Orthonama obstipata (Gem)Geometridae13
0385 Anthophila fabricianaChoreutidae13
2469 Scoliopteryx libatrix (Herald)Noctuidae12
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata (Garden Carpet)Geometridae12
0647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Brown House Moth)Oecophoridae11
1800 Operophtera fagata (Northern Winter Moth)Geometridae10
1682 Timandra comae (Blood-vein)Geometridae10
2274 Xanthia icteritia (Sallow)Noctuidae10
1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactylaPterophoridae10
2195 Mythimna vitellina (Delicate)Noctuidae10
0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (Firethorn Leaf Miner)Gracillariidae10
2123 Diarsia rubi (Small Square-spot)Noctuidae10
1790 Triphosa dubitata (Tissue)Geometridae9
2474 Rivula sericealis (Straw Dot)Noctuidae9
1984 Macroglossum stellatarum (Humming-bird Hawk-moth)Sphingidae9
1767 Thera firmata (Pine Carpet)Geometridae8
2089 Agrotis exclamationis (Heart and Dart)Noctuidae8
2203 Mythimna unipuncta (White-speck)Noctuidae7
0994 Clepsis consimilanaTortricidae7
1640 Euthrix potatoria (Drinker)Lasiocampidae7
2364 Gortyna flavago (Frosted Orange)Noctuidae7
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria (Dusky Thorn)Geometridae7
1055 Acleris hyemanaTortricidae7
2321 Apamea monoglypha (Dark Arches)Noctuidae7
0658 Carcina quercanaOecophoridae7
0664 Diurnea lipsiellaOecophoridae7
2265 Agrochola helvola (Flounced Chestnut)Noctuidae7
2198 Mythimna impura (Smoky Wainscot)Noctuidae7
1716 Rhodometra sacraria (Vestal)Geometridae6
0321 Phyllonorycter messaniellaGracillariidae6
1044x Acleris ferrugana/notanaTortricidae6
1707 Idaea seriata (Small Dusty Wave)Geometridae6
0819 Scrobipalpa costellaGelechiidae6
1745 Larentia clavaria (Mallow)Geometridae6
1288 Alucita hexadactyla (Twenty-plume Moth)Alucitidae6
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. (Marbled Minor agg.)Noctuidae6
9999 Acronicta sp. (Acronicta species)Noctuidae5
2452 Catocala nupta (Red Underwing)Noctuidae5
2248 Dryobotodes eremita (Brindled Green)Noctuidae5
1972 Agrius convolvuli (Convolvulus Hawk-moth)Sphingidae5
1756 Eulithis populata (Northern Spinach)Geometridae5
2275 Xanthia gilvago (Dusky-lemon Sallow)Noctuidae5
1038x Acleris laterana/comarianaTortricidae5
2030 Euproctis similis (Yellow-tail)Lymantriidae4
1062 Acleris emarganaTortricidae4
2160 Lacanobia oleracea (Bright-line Brown-eye)Noctuidae4
1342 Eudonia angusteaPyralidae4
1762 Chloroclysta citrata (Dark Marbled Carpet)Geometridae4
2236 Lithophane hepatica (Pale Pinion)Noctuidae4
2235 Lithophane semibrunnea (Tawny Pinion)Noctuidae4
1413 Hypsopygia costalis (Gold Triangle)Pyralidae4
2350 Chortodes pygmina (Small Wainscot)Noctuidae4
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (Brimstone Moth)Geometridae4
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. (Common Rustic agg.)Noctuidae4
1713 Idaea aversata (Riband Wave)Geometridae3
0695 Agonopterix alstromerianaOecophoridae3
2154 Mamestra brassicae (Cabbage Moth)Noctuidae3
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (Swallow-tailed Moth)Geometridae3
1961 Campaea margaritata (Light Emerald)Geometridae3
2353 Luperina testacea (Flounced Rustic)Noctuidae3
2423 Nycteola revayana (Oak Nycteoline)Noctuidae3
2242 Xylena exsoleta (Sword-grass)Noctuidae3
2439 Plusia festucae (Gold Spot)Noctuidae3
0462 Ypsolopha sequellaYponomeutidae3
1776 Colostygia pectinataria (Green Carpet)Geometridae3
0993 Clepsis spectrana (Cyclamen Tortrix)Tortricidae3
1798 Epirrita filigrammaria (Small Autumnal Moth)Geometridae3
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalisPyralidae3
1053 Acleris hastianaTortricidae3
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwaganaTortricidae2
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (Willow Beauty)Geometridae2
0873 Blastobasis adustellaBlastobasidae2
1020 Cnephasia stephensiana (Grey Tortrix)Tortricidae2
0672 Depressaria heraclei (Parsnip Moth)Oecophoridae2
1076 Celypha lacunanaTortricidae2
1917 Selenia dentaria (Early Thorn)Geometridae2
0465 Plutella porrectellaYponomeutidae2
1138 Epinotia nisellaTortricidae2
0459 Ypsolopha sylvellaYponomeutidae2
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (Vine's Rustic)Noctuidae2
2098 Axylia putris (Flame)Noctuidae2
0947 Aethes smeathmannianaTortricidae2
1947 Ectropis bistortata (Engrailed)Geometridae2
1727 Xanthorhoe montanata (Silver-ground Carpet)Geometridae2
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis (Mouse Moth)Noctuidae2
0284 Caloptilia rufipennellaGracillariidae2
2381 Hoplodrina alsines (Uncertain)Noctuidae2
1973 Acherontia atropos (Death's-head Hawk-moth)Sphingidae2
2369 Nonagria typhae (Bulrush Wainscot)Noctuidae2
1408 Palpita vitrealisPyralidae2
2117 Eugnorisma glareosa (Autumnal Rustic)Noctuidae2
0460 Ypsolopha parenthesellaYponomeutidae2
1151 Epinotia trigonellaTortricidae2
0461 Ypsolopha ustellaYponomeutidae2