Flying Tonight

The following species have been recorded flying on this same date, 16/07/18, in the past decade. The list is ranked by descending order of number of records on the county database (only the 200 most commonly recorded species are shown)

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For each of the last ten years, the relative abundance is indicated by a graphic, as follows:
- 100 or more records
- 50-99 records
- 20-49 records
- 10-19 records
- 5-9 records
- 1-4 records
- No records in this week

Code / Vernacular / ScientificFamilyImage Total
Records
0708 0910111213 141516
70.016 Riband Wave Idaea aversata Geometridae1552
72.045 Common Footman Eilema lurideola Erebidae1345
73.162 Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha Noctuidae1303
73.096 Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria Noctuidae1080
72.019 Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea Erebidae1069
63.080   Chrysoteuchia culmella Crambidae1041
73.342 Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba Noctuidae1028
73.267 Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea Noctuidae997
73.317 Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis Noctuidae946
70.258 Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria Geometridae863
62.077   Endotricha flammealis Pyralidae840
73.097 Rustic Hoplodrina blanda Noctuidae802
73.015 Silver Y Autographa gamma Noctuidae761
69.016 Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor Sphingidae749
70.241 Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria Geometridae728
65.009 Buff Arches Habrosyne pyritoides Drepanidae724
72.035 Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata Erebidae700
73.047 Coronet Craniophora ligustri Noctuidae676
73.216 Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina Noctuidae652
72.044 Dingy Footman Eilema griseola Erebidae651
73.298 Clay Mythimna ferrago Noctuidae645
70.252 Peppered Moth Biston betularia Geometridae621
70.011 Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata Geometridae614
72.046 Scarce Footman Eilema complana Erebidae590
63.038 Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis Crambidae575
73.032 Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli Noctuidae568
71.025 Buff-tip Phalera bucephala Notodontidae557
73.293 Smoky Wainscot Mythimna impura Noctuidae556
70.207 Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata Geometridae548
70.013 Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata Geometridae547
69.003 Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi Sphingidae546
72.013 Yellow-tail Euproctis similis Erebidae540
73.361 Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum Noctuidae525
63.025 Small Magpie Anania hortulata Crambidae524
70.237 Early Thorn Selenia dentaria Geometridae516
73.329 Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta Noctuidae504
73.325 Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta Noctuidae501
73.328 Flame Axylia putris Noctuidae492
72.024 Ruby Tiger Phragmatobia fuliginosa Erebidae489
72.003 Snout Hypena proboscidalis Erebidae484
70.226 Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata Geometridae460
49.039 Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana Tortricidae442
63.093   Agriphila straminella Crambidae417
63.074   Eudonia mercurella Crambidae408
70.243 Swallow-tailed Moth Ourapteryx sambucaria Geometridae405
18.001 Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella Plutellidae394
72.010 Black Arches Lymantria monacha Erebidae393
72.053 Fan-foot Herminia tarsipennalis Erebidae393
54.008 Six-spot Burnet Zygaena filipendulae Zygaenidae391
73.343 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata Noctuidae391
73.345 Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes Noctuidae382
70.141 Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Geometridae381
70.305 Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria Geometridae376
49.161   Celypha striana Tortricidae340
72.043 Buff Footman Eilema depressa Erebidae338
70.006 Dwarf Cream Wave Idaea fuscovenosa Geometridae329
63.018   Anania coronata Crambidae328
70.074 July Highflier Hydriomena furcata Geometridae322
66.010 Drinker Euthrix potatoria Lasiocampidae317
73.291 Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens Noctuidae316
73.270 Dot Moth Melanchra persicariae Noctuidae315
63.067   Eudonia lacustrata Crambidae314
73.001 Spectacle Abrostola tripartita Noctuidae307
45.044 Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla Pterophoridae306
66.003 Lackey Malacosoma neustria Lasiocampidae300
73.338 True Lover's Knot Lycophotia porphyrea Noctuidae295
63.081   Crambus pascuella Crambidae293
73.092 Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus Noctuidae288
62.001 Bee Moth Aphomia sociella Pyralidae287
70.236 September Thorn Ennomos erosaria Geometridae281
70.049 Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata Geometridae279
73.320 Heart & Club Agrotis clavis Noctuidae277
62.070   Synaphe punctalis Pyralidae276
72.012 Brown-tail Euproctis chrysorrhoea Erebidae275
41.002   Blastobasis adustella Blastobasidae273
72.069 Beautiful Hook-tip Laspeyria flexula Erebidae272
31.001   Carcina quercana Peleopodidae267
62.029   Phycita roborella Pyralidae267
63.088   Crambus perlella Crambidae256
70.024 Small Blood-vein Scopula imitaria Geometridae255
49.338 Codling Moth Cydia pomonella Tortricidae246
63.034   Udea prunalis Crambidae243
70.265 Mottled Beauty Alcis repandata Geometridae241
70.142 V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata Geometridae240
49.109   Agapeta hamana Tortricidae238
63.052 Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella Crambidae226
73.120 Dusky Sallow Eremobia ochroleuca Noctuidae219
69.007 Pine Hawk-moth Sphinx pinastri Sphingidae215
73.045 Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis Noctuidae215
70.059 Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata Geometridae208
49.294 Bramble Shoot Moth Notocelia uddmanniana Tortricidae206
70.280 Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata Geometridae206
49.004 Red-barred Tortrix Ditula angustiorana Tortricidae205
70.133 Small Rivulet Perizoma alchemillata Geometridae204
70.270 Engrailed Ectropis crepuscularia Geometridae204
70.277 Common White Wave Cabera pusaria Geometridae202
73.012 Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis Noctuidae200
49.038   Clepsis consimilana Tortricidae198
49.265   Eucosma cana Tortricidae198
16.001 Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella Yponomeutidae197
73.172 Cloaked Minor Mesoligia furuncula Noctuidae196
49.341   Cydia splendana Tortricidae194
49.166   Celypha lacunana Tortricidae193
73.348 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe Noctuidae193
70.144 Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata Geometridae185
73.046 Poplar Grey Subacronicta megacephala Noctuidae185
65.005 Pebble Hook-tip Drepana falcataria Drepanidae184
70.302 Small Emerald Hemistola chrysoprasaria Geometridae182
71.020 Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina Notodontidae173
73.169 Common Rustic Mesapamea secalis Noctuidae171
44.001 Twenty-plume Moth or Many-plumed Moth Alucita hexadactyla Alucitidae169
49.026 Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana Tortricidae169
49.224 Bud Moth Spilonota ocellana Tortricidae169
73.095 Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis Noctuidae168
71.013 Pebble Prominent Notodonta ziczac Notodontidae166
72.026 Garden Tiger Arctia caja Erebidae166
63.006   Pyrausta aurata Crambidae165
65.007 Chinese Character Cilix glaucata Drepanidae165
49.062   Acleris forsskaleana Tortricidae162
63.115 Water Veneer Acentria ephemerella Crambidae162
49.025 Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana Tortricidae160
70.288 Brussels Lace Cleorodes lichenaria Geometridae158
62.035   Acrobasis advenella Pyralidae156
53.001 Festoon Apoda limacodes Limacodidae154
71.009 Lobster Moth Stauropus fagi Notodontidae151
73.040 Miller Acronicta leporina Noctuidae151
63.099   Catoptria pinella Crambidae148
70.051 Red Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe spadicearia Geometridae148
70.061 Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata Geometridae148
65.002 Oak Hook-tip Watsonalla binaria Drepanidae146
74.002 Kent Black Arches Meganola albula Nolidae146
63.102   Catoptria falsella Crambidae144
69.006 Privet Hawk-moth Sphinx ligustri Sphingidae141
70.029 Blood-Vein Timandra comae Geometridae141
70.093 Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata Geometridae141
70.299 Large Emerald Geometra papilionaria Geometridae141
28.014   Crassa unitella Oecophoridae140
70.283 Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria Geometridae140
62.048   Euzophera pinguis Pyralidae138
72.001 Herald Scoliopteryx libatrix Erebidae137
73.024 Marbled White Spot Deltote pygarga Noctuidae137
70.278 Common Wave Cabera exanthemata Geometridae135
72.055 Small Fan-foot Herminia grisealis Erebidae135
70.008 Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata Geometridae131
35.047   Bryotropha affinis Gelechiidae127
73.163 Light Arches Apamea lithoxylaea Noctuidae123
62.076   Hypsopygia glaucinalis Pyralidae117
63.090   Agriphila inquinatella Crambidae117
70.239 Purple Thorn Selenia tetralunaria Geometridae117
74.008 Green Silver-lines Pseudoips prasinana Nolidae117
49.013 Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana Tortricidae116
70.173 Lime-speck Pug Eupithecia centaureata Geometridae116
49.367   Pammene fasciana Tortricidae114
63.064   Scoparia ambigualis Crambidae114
70.089 Phoenix Eulithis prunata Geometridae112
71.012 Iron Prominent Notodonta dromedarius Notodontidae112
72.002 Straw Dot Rivula sericealis Erebidae111
35.031   Helcystogramma rufescens Gelechiidae110
62.075 Gold Triangle Hypsopygia costalis Pyralidae110
69.017 Small Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila porcellus Sphingidae110
21.001 Apple Leaf Miner Lyonetia clerkella Lyonetiidae108
63.028 European Corn-borer Ostrinia nubilalis Crambidae108
65.001 Scalloped Hook-tip Falcaria lacertinaria Drepanidae108
73.084 Marbled Beauty Bryophila domestica Noctuidae107
70.012 Treble Brown Spot Idaea trigeminata Geometridae106
35.028   Brachmia blandella Gelechiidae101
70.077 Pine Carpet Pennithera firmata Geometridae101
49.015 Variegated Golden Tortrix Archips xylosteana Tortricidae100
73.114 Small Angle Shades Euplexia lucipara Noctuidae100
70.214 Tawny-barred Angle Macaria liturata Geometridae98
72.041 Four-spotted Footman Lithosia quadra Erebidae97
73.039 Sycamore Acronicta aceris Noctuidae97
73.297 White-point Mythimna albipuncta Noctuidae97
20.012   Argyresthia goedartella Argyresthiidae94
50.002 Leopard Moth Zeuzera pyrina Cossidae94
70.094 Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata Geometridae92
28.015   Batia lunaris Oecophoridae89
70.227 Bordered Beauty Epione repandaria Geometridae89
27.001   Oegoconia quadripuncta Autostichidae88
49.091   Pseudargyrotoza conwagana Tortricidae86
70.114 Small Yellow Wave Hydrelia flammeolaria Geometridae84
70.179 Wormwood Pug Eupithecia absinthiata Geometridae83
73.359 Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum Noctuidae83
63.031 Rusty-dot Pearl Udea ferrugalis Crambidae82
70.036 Maiden's Blush Cyclophora punctaria Geometridae81
73.099 Vine's Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua Noctuidae80
49.279   Gypsonoma dealbana Tortricidae79
70.212 Sharp-angled Peacock Macaria alternata Geometridae79
71.018 Lesser Swallow Prominent Pheosia gnoma Notodontidae79
72.029 Scarlet Tiger Callimorpha dominula Erebidae78
73.038 Grey Dagger Acronicta psi Noctuidae78
28.009 White-shouldered House-moth Endrosis sarcitrella Oecophoridae77
70.146 Haworth's Pug Eupithecia haworthiata Geometridae77
72.066 Waved Black Parascotia fuliginaria Erebidae77
73.274 Cabbage Moth Mamestra brassicae Noctuidae76
65.013 Common Lutestring Ochropacha duplaris Drepanidae75
70.205 Magpie Abraxas grossulariata Geometridae75
71.005 Sallow Kitten Furcula furcula Notodontidae74
73.128 Ear Moth Amphipoea oculea Noctuidae74
73.160 Slender Brindle Apamea scolopacina Noctuidae74