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 16) 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
2190 Orthosia gothica (Hebrew Character)Noctuidae2720
2187 Orthosia cerasi (Common Quaker)Noctuidae1784
2188 Orthosia incerta (Clouded Drab)Noctuidae1455
2243 Xylocampa areola (Early Grey)Noctuidae1057
2182 Orthosia cruda (Small Quaker)Noctuidae690
2186 Orthosia gracilis (Powdered Quaker)Noctuidae602
2139 Cerastis rubricosa (Red Chestnut)Noctuidae595
1917 Selenia dentaria (Early Thorn)Geometridae402
1746 Anticlea badiata (Shoulder Stripe)Geometridae278
2189 Orthosia munda (Twin-spotted Quaker)Noctuidae234
1852 Eupithecia abbreviata (Brindled Pug)Geometridae222
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Double-striped Pug)Geometridae142
2258 Conistra vaccinii (Chestnut)Noctuidae142
1663 Alsophila aescularia (March Moth)Geometridae140
1747 Anticlea derivata (Streamer)Geometridae129
1524 Emmelina monodactylaPterophoridae123
1750 Lampropteryx suffumata (Water Carpet)Geometridae112
1288 Alucita hexadactyla (Twenty-plume Moth)Alucitidae111
0006 Eriocrania subpurpurellaEriocraniidae111
1775 Colostygia multistrigaria (Mottled Grey)Geometridae107
2179 Panolis flammea (Pine Beauty)Noctuidae97
1934 Agriopis marginaria (Dotted Border)Geometridae87
1919 Selenia tetralunaria (Purple Thorn)Geometridae81
1881 Trichopteryx carpinata (Early Tooth-striped)Geometridae81
2063 Diaphora mendica (Muslin Moth)Arctiidae77
2469 Scoliopteryx libatrix (Herald)Noctuidae75
0663 Diurnea fagellaOecophoridae74
2256 Eupsilia transversa (Satellite)Noctuidae67
1947 Ectropis bistortata (Engrailed)Geometridae66
2092 Agrotis puta (Shuttle-shaped Dart)Noctuidae66
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth)Tortricidae63
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata (Garden Carpet)Geometridae55
0688 Agonopterix heraclianaOecophoridae55
0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (White-shouldered House Moth)Oecophoridae50
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (Angle Shades)Noctuidae50
2185 Orthosia populeti (Lead-coloured Drab)Noctuidae43
1927 Lycia hirtaria (Brindled Beauty)Geometridae43
2236 Lithophane hepatica (Pale Pinion)Noctuidae43
1936 Menophra abruptaria (Waved Umber)Geometridae39
2015 Drymonia ruficornis (Lunar Marbled Brown)Notodontidae38
2140 Cerastis leucographa (White-marked)Noctuidae36
0697 Agonopterix arenellaOecophoridae34
1834 Eupithecia vulgata (Common Pug)Geometridae33
2006 Pheosia gnoma (Lesser Swallow Prominent)Notodontidae33
1725 Xanthorhoe ferrugata (Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet)Geometridae31
1952 Ematurga atomaria (Common Heath)Geometridae30
1853 Eupithecia dodoneata (Oak-tree Pug)Geometridae28
1643 Saturnia pavonia (Emperor Moth)Saturniidae28
2214 Cucullia chamomillae (Chamomile Shark)Noctuidae27
1722 Xanthorhoe designata (Flame Carpet)Geometridae26
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda (White Ermine)Arctiidae25
0695 Agonopterix alstromerianaOecophoridae25
2078 Nola confusalis (Least Black Arches)Nolidae25
2003 Notodonta ziczac (Pebble Prominent)Notodontidae25
2160 Lacanobia oleracea (Bright-line Brown-eye)Noctuidae23
1951 Aethalura punctulata (Grey Birch)Geometridae21
0672 Depressaria heraclei (Parsnip Moth)Oecophoridae21
1760 Chloroclysta siterata (Red-green Carpet)Geometridae18
1659 Achlya flavicornis (Yellow Horned)Thyatiridae18
2007 Pheosia tremula (Swallow Prominent)Notodontidae18
2000 Notodonta dromedarius (Iron Prominent)Notodontidae17
1930 Biston strataria (Oak Beauty)Geometridae17
1883 Acasis viretata (Yellow-barred Brindle)Geometridae16
2241 Xylena vetusta (Red Sword-grass)Noctuidae16
0649 Esperia sulphurellaOecophoridae14
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia (Red Twin-spot Carpet)Geometridae14
1759 Ecliptopera silaceata (Small Phoenix)Geometridae14
2091 Agrotis ipsilon (Dark Sword-grass)Noctuidae14
2102 Ochropleura plecta (Flame Shoulder)Noctuidae13
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa (Ruby Tiger)Arctiidae13
1645 Falcaria lacertinaria (Scalloped Hook-tip)Drepanidae12
2237 Lithophane ornitopus (Grey Shoulder-knot)Noctuidae12
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (V-Pug)Geometridae12
0647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Brown House Moth)Oecophoridae12
0288 Caloptilia stigmatellaGracillariidae11
1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactylaPterophoridae11
1651 Cilix glaucata (Chinese Character)Drepanidae11
1995 Cerura vinula (Puss Moth)Notodontidae10
1707 Idaea seriata (Small Dusty Wave)Geometridae10
2221 Shargacucullia verbasci (Mullein)Noctuidae10
1761 Chloroclysta miata (Autumn Green Carpet)Geometridae10
1819 Eupithecia exiguata (Mottled Pug)Geometridae10
2450 Abrostola tripartita (Spectacle)Noctuidae10
1738 Epirrhoe alternata (Common Carpet)Geometridae10
1902 Petrophora chlorosata (Brown Silver-line)Geometridae10
2010 Odontosia carmelita (Scarce Prominent)Notodontidae9
1920 Odontopera bidentata (Scalloped Hazel)Geometridae9
2069 Tyria jacobaeae (Cinnabar)Arctiidae9
1055 Acleris hyemanaTortricidae9
0464 Plutella xylostella (Diamond-back Moth)Yponomeutidae8
1851 Eupithecia virgaureata (Golden-rod Pug)Geometridae8
1661 Archiearis parthenias (Orange Underwing)Geometridae8
0892 Mompha subbistrigellaMomphidae8
0667 Semioscopis steinkellnerianaOecophoridae7
0746 Chrysoesthia drurellaGelechiidae7
2423 Nycteola revayana (Oak Nycteoline)Noctuidae7
2441 Autographa gamma (Silver Y)Noctuidae6
2162 Papestra biren (Glaucous Shears)Noctuidae6
2184 Orthosia opima (Northern Drab)Noctuidae6
2289 Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass)Noctuidae6
2173 Hadena bicruris (Lychnis)Noctuidae6
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (Pale Mottled Willow)Noctuidae6
1926 Phigalia pilosaria (Pale Brindled Beauty)Geometridae5
1832 Eupithecia assimilata (Currant Pug)Geometridae5
1136 Epinotia immundanaTortricidae5
1769 Thera britannica (Spruce Carpet)Geometridae5
1979 Mimas tiliae (Lime Hawk-moth)Sphingidae5
1960 Theria primaria (Early Moth)Geometridae5
1009 Philedonides lunanaTortricidae5
1764 Chloroclysta truncata (Common Marbled Carpet)Geometridae5
2011 Pterostoma palpina (Pale Prominent)Notodontidae5
2235 Lithophane semibrunnea (Tawny Pinion)Noctuidae5
1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria (White-spotted Pug)Geometridae5
0150 Adela reaumurellaIncurvariidae4
0696 Agonopterix propinquellaOecophoridae4
1053 Acleris hastianaTortricidae4
1817 Eupithecia pulchellata (Foxglove Pug)Geometridae4
2028 Calliteara pudibunda (Pale Tussock)Lymantriidae4
1997 Furcula furcula (Sallow Kitten)Notodontidae4
1342 Eudonia angusteaPyralidae4
0986 Syndemis musculanaTortricidae4
0130 Incurvaria masculellaIncurvariidae4
2087 Agrotis segetum (Turnip Moth)Noctuidae3
1837 Eupithecia subfuscata (Grey Pug)Geometridae3
0608 Elachista rufocinereaElachistidae3
0283 Caloptilia betulicolaGracillariidae3
0797 Neofaculta ericetellaGelechiidae3
1948 Ectropis crepuscularia (Small Engrailed)Geometridae3
0701 Agonopterix ocellanaOecophoridae3
0607 Elachista canapennellaElachistidae3
0129 Incurvaria pectineaIncurvariidae3
1216 Enarmonia formosana (Cherry Bark Moth)Tortricidae3
2259 Conistra ligula (Dark Chestnut)Noctuidae3
2286 Acronicta menyanthidis (Light Knot Grass)Noctuidae3
0893 Mompha epilobiellaMomphidae3
0602 Elachista apicipunctellaElachistidae3
0282 Caloptilia elongellaGracillariidae3
2145 Discestra trifolii (Nutmeg)Noctuidae3
0009 Eriocrania sparrmannellaEriocraniidae3
1776 Colostygia pectinataria (Green Carpet)Geometridae2
1648 Drepana falcataria (Pebble Hook-tip)Drepanidae2
1790 Triphosa dubitata (Tissue)Geometridae2
1981 Laothoe populi (Poplar Hawk-moth)Sphingidae2
1844 Eupithecia indigata (Ochreous Pug)Geometridae2
0891 Mompha sturnipennellaMomphidae2
0303 Parornix anglicellaGracillariidae2
0320 Phyllonorycter quercifoliellaGracillariidae2
1880 Trichopteryx polycommata (Barred Tooth-striped)Geometridae2
2154 Mamestra brassicae (Cabbage Moth)Noctuidae2
1251 Grapholita jungiellaTortricidae2
1388 Udea lutealisPyralidae2
2008 Ptilodon capucina (Coxcomb Prominent)Notodontidae2
0040 Bohemannia pulverosellaNepticulidae2
2229 Dasypolia templi (Brindled Ochre)Noctuidae2
0315 Phyllonorycter harrisellaGracillariidae2
1638 Macrothylacia rubi (Fox Moth)Lasiocampidae2
1061 Acleris literanaTortricidae2
0352 Phyllonorycter schreberellaGracillariidae2
0974 Argyrotaenia ljungianaTortricidae2
2158 Lacanobia thalassina (Pale-shouldered Brocade)Noctuidae2
1894 Chiasmia clathrata (Latticed Heath)Geometridae2
2061 Spilosoma luteum (Buff Ermine)Arctiidae2
1846 Eupithecia nanata (Narrow-winged Pug)Geometridae2
2462 Callistege mi (Mother Shipton)Noctuidae2
1428 Aphomia sociella (Bee Moth)Pyralidae2
0366a Cameraria ohridellaGracillariidae2