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 39 (24-Sep-2018 to 1-Oct-2018)

Species total : 353

B & FScientific nameVernacular name Total
records
Weekly
record
total
Percentage
of
records
2270Omphaloscelis lunosaLunar Underwing180543624
2107Noctua pronubaLarge Yellow Underwing86074274
2126Xestia c-nigrumSetaceous Hebrew Character62283615
2134Xestia xanthographaSquare-spot Rustic304334711
2109Noctua comesLesser Yellow Underwing43723297
2477Hypena proboscidalisSnout45913036
2255Polymixis licheneaFeathered Ranunculus120823919
2306Phlogophora meticulosaAngle Shades35592105
2117Eugnorisma glareosaAutumnal Rustic78720025
2353Luperina testaceaFlounced Rustic26491917
1764Chloroclysta truncataCommon Marbled Carpet173517410
2384Hoplodrina ambiguaVine's Rustic36941524
2267Agrochola lychnidisBeaded Chestnut113515013
2199Mythimna pallensCommon Wainscot36381474
2110Noctua fimbriataBroad-bordered Yellow Underwing25811415
2248Dryobotodes eremitaBrindled Green65813921
2274Xanthia icteritiaSallow70513318
2361Hydraecia micaceaRosy Rustic15101338
2087Agrotis segetumTurnip Moth34241303
2441Autographa gammaSilver Y46031292
2389Paradrina clavipalpisPale Mottled Willow15641288
2375Rhizedra lutosaLarge Wainscot14141258
2266Agrochola lituraBrown-spot Pinion61512219
2194Mythimna albipunctaWhite-point25671164
1906Opisthograptis luteolataBrimstone Moth47521152
1961Campaea margaritataLight Emerald26481124
2092Agrotis putaShuttle-shaped Dart53751112
2364Gortyna flavagoFrosted Orange67510615
2434Diachrysia chrysitisBurnished Brass26961033
2232Aporophyla nigraBlack Rustic4559821
1398Nomophila noctuellaRush Veneer1293937
1728Xanthorhoe fluctuataGarden Carpet2599933
1048Acleris varieganaGarden Rose Tortrix1514875
1937Peribatodes rhomboidariaWillow Beauty3642862
0998Epiphyas postvittana1927804
1745Larentia clavariaMallow5997913
1768Thera obeliscataGrey Pine Carpet1463775
2273Xanthia togataPink-barred Sallow4707616
2202Mythimna l-albumL-album Wainscot5937212
0464Plutella xylostellaDiamond-back Moth2713712
2272Xanthia auragoBarred Sallow768709
1913Ennomos alniariaCanary-shouldered Thorn1199605
1342Eudonia angustea5155711
1707Idaea seriataSmall Dusty Wave1302574
2297Amphipyra pyramideaCopper Underwing1290574
2230Aporophyla australisFeathered Brindle1605131
2231Aporophyla lutulentaDeep-brown Dart1785028
2262Agrochola circellarisBrick615508
2177Tholera cespitisHedge Rustic769496
2154Mamestra brassicaeCabbage Moth2412481
0874Blastobasis lacticolella1876462
1524Emmelina monodactyla1653462
1767Thera firmataPine Carpet1010454
1413Hypsopygia costalisGold Triangle1129423
2271Xanthia citragoOrange Sallow1764223
1914Ennomos fuscantariaDusky Thorn3944110
2108Noctua orbonaLunar Yellow Underwing459418
1972Agrius convolvuliConvolvulus Hawk-moth2014019
2160Lacanobia oleraceaBright-line Brown-eye3982390
2400Helicoverpa armigeraScarce Bordered Straw2543915
2258Conistra vacciniiChestnut1639382
2240Lithophane leautieriBlair's Shoulder-knot575376
1682Timandra comaeBlood-vein1815361
1962Hylaea fasciariaBarred Red616365
2091Agrotis ipsilonDark Sword-grass1092363
1076Celypha lacunana3892350
2474Rivula sericealisStraw Dot3097351
1769Thera britannicaSpruce Carpet481347
2119Peridroma sauciaPearly Underwing2803412
0776Teleiopsis diffinis898303
0648Endrosis sarcitrellaWhite-shouldered House-moth881283
1395Udea ferrugalisRusty-dot Pearl588274
1776Colostygia pectinatariaGreen Carpet2516250
2111Noctua jantheLesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing3082250
2135Xestia agathinaHeath Rustic2002512
1760Chloroclysta siterataRed-green Carpet482244
2026Orgyia antiquaVapourer323247
2195Mythimna vitellinaDelicate2112411
2275Xanthia gilvagoDusky-lemon Sallow922426
2123Diarsia rubiSmall Square-spot1720231
2269Atethmia centragoCentre-barred Sallow505234
2452Catocala nuptaRed Underwing304237
1309Agriphila geniculea1574211
1690Scopula imitariaSmall Blood-vein1091211
1984Macroglossum stellatarumHumming-bird Hawk-moth652213
2102Ochropleura plectaFlame Shoulder5701210
2484Schrankia costaestrigalisPinion-streaked Snout361205
0977Archips podanaLarge Fruit-tree Tortrix1066191
2081Euxoa triticiWhite-line Dart1458191
0873Blastobasis adustella1637181
2299Amphipyra tragopoginisMouse Moth1002181
2387Caradrina morpheusMottled Rustic3267180
1042Acleris rhombanaRhomboid Tortrix1361712
1415Orthopygia glaucinalis588172
2051Lithosia quadraFour-spotted Footman451635
2252Polymixis flavicinctaLarge Ranunculus1391611
1825Eupithecia centaureataLime-speck Pug2223150
2030Euproctis similisYellow-tail1933150
0232Monopis monachella395143
0321Phyllonorycter messaniella183147
0385Anthophila fabriciana464143
0647Hofmannophila pseudospretellaBrown House-moth1304141
0460Ypsolopha parenthesella210136
0697Agonopterix arenella383123
1646Watsonalla binariaOak Hook-tip1089121
2449Abrostola triplasiaDark Spectacle564122
0658Carcina quercana1246110
0994Clepsis consimilana603111
1062Acleris emargana114119
1867Aplocera plagiataTreble-bar510112
1947Ectropis bistortataEngrailed1146110
2265Agrochola helvolaFlounced Chestnut225114
2385Spodoptera exiguaSmall Mottled Willow120119
1260Cydia splendana1341100
1442Pempelia palumbella390102
1689Scopula marginepunctataMullein Wave542101
1923Colotois pennariaFeathered Thorn958101
2085Agrotis vestigialisArcher's Dart799101
2237Lithophane ornitopusGrey Shoulder-knot396102
2247Dichonia aprilinaMerveille du Jour559101
2256Eupsilia transversaSatellite743101
0706Agonopterix nervosa18294
1041Acleris sparsana23293
1702Idaea biselataSmall Fan-footed Wave163490
2264Agrochola macilentaYellow-line Quaker109190
2350Chortodes pygminaSmall Wainscot26293
2480Hypena rostralisButtoned Snout87910
0229Monopis obviella26683
0985Cacoecimorpha pronubanaCarnation Tortrix17084
1368Loxostege sticticalis15853
1911Ennomos autumnariaLarge Thorn66812
2145Discestra trifoliiNutmeg230480
2263Agrochola lotaRed-line Quaker70281
2276Xanthia ocellarisPale-lemon Sallow20840
0695Agonopterix alstromeriana42971
0705Agonopterix umbellana20873
0868Helcystogramma rufescens60671
1336Eudonia pallida47571
1713Idaea aversataRiband Wave424070
1738Epirrhoe alternataCommon Carpet281770
1862Gymnoscelis rufifasciataDouble-striped Pug285170
2098Axylia putrisFlame311870
2176Cerapteryx graminisAntler Moth75970
2198Mythimna impuraSmoky Wainscot254870
0462Ypsolopha sequella8866
1323Pediasia contaminella90060
1699Idaea rusticataLeast Carpet77060
1838Eupithecia icterataTawny Speckled Pug63660
2064Phragmatobia fuliginosaRuby Tiger187860
2369Nonagria typhaeBulrush Wainscot16763
2373Archanara sparganiiWebb's Wainscot28562
2423Nycteola revayanaOak Nycteoline29562
2450Abrostola tripartitaSpectacle284960
2469Scoliopteryx libatrixHerald45061
0246Tinea semifulvella24152
0411Argyresthia goedartella65150
1134Epinotia ramella20352
1316Catoptria falsella160350
1716Rhodometra sacrariaVestal50510
1907Epione repandariaBordered Beauty15753
2200Mythimna favicolorMathew's Wainscot16053
2245Allophyes oxyacanthaeGreen-brindled Crescent82150
2321Apamea monoglyphaDark Arches461150
2381Hoplodrina alsinesUncertain342250
0296Calybites phasianipennella21641
0366aCameraria ohridellaHorse-chestnut Leaf-miner19242
0458Ypsolopha alpella7645
0688Agonopterix heracliana34841
0819Scrobipalpa costella24041
1038Acleris laterana33541
1093Apotomis betuletana50440
1138Epinotia nisella15342
1255Cydia ulicetana50740
1375Ostrinia nubilalisEuropean Corn-borer30241
1405Pleuroptya ruralisMother of Pearl279740
1417Pyralis farinalisMeal Moth21941
1425Galleria mellonellaWax Moth15842
1437Acrobasis consociella44040
1465Nephopterix angustella11643
1680Cyclophora punctariaMaiden's Blush104840
1762Chloroclysta citrataDark Marbled Carpet23417
1795Epirrita dilutataNovember Moth69440
1846Eupithecia nanataNarrow-winged Pug86540
1935Erannis defoliariaMottled Umber47040
0015Hepialus sylvinaOrange Swift110030
0449Prays fraxinellaAsh Bud Moth13832
0459Ypsolopha sylvella25312
0971Pandemis cinnamomeana18316
1053Acleris hastiana11432
1344Eudonia mercurella78230
1348Parapoynx stratiotataRinged China-mark102130
1441Oncocera semirubella17317
1497Amblyptilia acanthadactyla21531
1742Camptogramma bilineataYellow Shell140730
1799Operophtera brumataWinter Moth60830
2006Pheosia gnomaLesser Swallow Prominent190430
2037Miltochrista miniataRosy Footman129930
2089Agrotis exclamationisHeart and Dart429530
2178Tholera decimalisFeathered Gothic29131
2235Lithophane semibrunneaTawny Pinion29310
2259Conistra ligulaDark Chestnut39930
2289Acronicta rumicisKnot Grass77630
2293Cryphia domesticaMarbled Beauty133030
2473Laspeyria flexulaBeautiful Hook-tip11432
0227Monopis laevigellaSkin Moth8822
0228Monopis weaverella50920
0283Caloptilia betulicola2129
0284Caloptilia rufipennella11821
0450Scythropia crataegellaHawthorn Moth10221
0461Ypsolopha ustella15821
0672Depressaria heracleiParsnip Moth8222
0858Hypatima rhomboidella9922
0891Mompha sturnipennella2926
0893Mompha epilobiella13421
0966Cochylis atricapitana100920
0972Pandemis heparanaDark Fruit-tree Tortrix95720
0980Archips xylosteanaVariegated Golden Tortrix36120
0993Clepsis spectranaCyclamen Tortrix46720
1111Bactra lancealana44420
1139Epinotia teneranaNut Bud Moth18211
1201Eucosma cana104520
1307Agriphila latistria24320
1334Scoparia ambigualis170620
1340Eudonia truncicolella30120
1378Phlyctaenia coronata112220
1385Ebulea crocealis4924
1424Endotricha flammealis180020
1454bDioryctria sylvestrella23320
1653Habrosyne pyritoidesBuff Arches152820
1677Cyclophora albipunctataBirch Mocha28320
1708Idaea dimidiataSingle-dotted Wave223020
1709Idaea subsericeataSatin Wave57520
1711Idaea trigeminataTreble Brown Spot96220
1715Idaea straminataPlain Wave32520
1755Eulithis testataChevron19921
1834Eupithecia vulgataCommon Pug122120
1875Asthena albulataSmall White Wave7722
1893Macaria liturataTawny-barred Angle53620
1968Semiaspilates ochreariaYellow Belle50420
2044Eilema griseolaDingy Footman254920
2076Meganola albulaKent Black Arches40620
2133Xestia sexstrigataSix-striped Rustic49820
2354Luperina nickerliiSandhill Rustic11521
2358Amphipoea fucosaSaltern Ear31220
2382Hoplodrina blandaRustic242320
2436MacDunnoughia confusaDewick's Plusia8225
2439Plusia festucaeGold Spot27320
2451Catocala fraxiniClifden Nonpareil3266
2489Zanclognatha tarsipennalisFan-foot111620
0125Emmetia marginea28610
0216Nemapogon cloacellaCork Moth10210
0237Niditinea fuscellaBrown-dotted Clothes Moth3412
0247Tinea trinotella37710
0288Caloptilia stigmatella9711
0443Cedestis subfasciella6211
0455Ypsolopha scabrella11710
0516Coleophora trifolii1317
0568Coleophora versurella2813
0656Tachystola acroxantha1417
0674Depressaria badiella3133
0692Agonopterix subpropinquella6211
0714Agonopterix yeatiana7114
0737Monochroa palustrella14310
0755Stenolechia gemmella4112
0859Psoricoptera gibbosella5811
0866Brachmia blandella31810
0892Mompha subbistrigella6211
0937Agapeta hamana159810
0947Aethes smeathmanniana19210
0964Cochylis dubitana16710
0970Pandemis cerasanaBarred Fruit-tree Tortrix111010
0999Adoxophyes oranaSummer Fruit Tortrix2314
1001Lozotaeniodes formosanus48610
1010Ditula angustioranaRed-barred Tortrix88510
1011Pseudargyrotoza conwagana20810
1020Cnephasia stephensianaGrey Tortrix16910
1036Acleris forsskaleana77410
1045Acleris notana6511
1063Celypha striana84110
1067Celypha cespitana5911
1082Hedya prunianaPlum Tortrix44010
1086Hedya salicella11410
1091Apotomis lineana1417
1104Endothenia quadrimaculana6911
1109Lobesia littoralis2414
1133Epinotia bilunana26410
1136Epinotia immundana14710
1152Epinotia maculana5120
1155Epinotia brunnichana15710
1157Crocidosema plebejana2314
1168Gypsonoma sociana17710
1184Epiblema scutulana13410
1205Spilonota ocellanaBud Moth58410
1288Alucita hexadactylaTwenty-plume Moth56810
1290Chilo phragmitella56410
1292Calamotropha paludella46410
1356Evergestis forficalisGarden Pebble136910
1357Evergestis extimalis48710
1376Eurrhypara hortulataSmall Magpie270110
1400Antigastra catalaunalis4125
1452Phycita roborella118810
1455Dioryctria simplicella17910
1513Pterophorus pentadactylaWhite Plume Moth26510
1640Euthrix potatoriaDrinker132910
1645Falcaria lacertinariaScalloped Hook-tip71010
1651Cilix glaucataChinese Character131510
1666Geometra papilionariaLarge Emerald56610
1667Comibaena bajulariaBlotched Emerald22010
1673Hemistola chrysoprasariaSmall Emerald28810
1688Scopula rubiginataTawny Wave17210
1691Scopula emutariaRosy Wave14110
1693Scopula floslactataCream Wave16610
1705Idaea fuscovenosaDwarf Cream Wave107110
1722Xanthorhoe designataFlame Carpet20510
1725Xanthorhoe ferrugataDark-barred Twin-spot Carpet78210
1726Xanthorhoe quadrifasiataLarge Twin-spot Carpet59310
1732Scotopteryx chenopodiataShaded Broad-bar45610
1758Eulithis pyraliataBarred Straw89610
1868Aplocera efformataLesser Treble-bar6116
1883Acasis viretataYellow-barred Brindle45210
1894Chiasmia clathrataLatticed Heath95210
1936Menophra abruptariaWaved Umber40110
1937aPeribatodes secundariaFeathered Beauty2150
1941Alcis repandataMottled Beauty178910
1944Hypomecis punctinalisPale Oak Beauty71310
1983Hemaris fuciformisBroad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth7811
2000Notodonta dromedariusIron Prominent134210
2043Eilema sororculaOrange Footman61610
2047Eilema complanaScarce Footman253910
2049Eilema depressaBuff Footman53010
2069Tyria jacobaeaeCinnabar168610
2082Euxoa nigricansGarden Dart10210
2165Hecatera dysodeaSmall Ranunculus2514
2166Hadena rivularisCampion31110
2167Hadena perplexaTawny Shears36110
2192Mythimna conigeraBrown-line Bright-eye86010
2193Mythimna ferragoClay180010
2197Mythimna stramineaSouthern Wainscot95010
2298Amphipyra berberaSvensson's Copper Underwing15210
2300Mormo mauraOld Lady15510
2301Dypterygia scabriusculaBird's Wing94010
2302Rusina ferrugineaBrown Rustic217310
2303Thalpophila maturaStraw Underwing126010
2333Apamea ancepsLarge Nutmeg37110
2341Mesoligia furunculaCloaked Minor146210
2343Mesapamea secalisCommon Rustic82310
2368Celaena leucostigmaCrescent32710
2376Sedina buettneriBlair's Wainscot4125
2403Heliothis peltigeraBordered Straw9711
2410Protodeltote pygargaMarbled White Spot45210
2428Chrysodeixis chalcitesGolden Twin-spot3712
2432Trichoplusia niNi Moth4125
2491Herminia tarsicrinalisShaded Fan-foot19110