Flying Tonight

The following species have been recorded flying on this same date, 28/05/17, 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 / [B&F Code] / Vernacular / ScientificFamilyImage Total
Records
04 0506070809 10111213
73.325 [2092] Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta Noctuidae952
73.101 [2380] Treble Lines Charanyca trigrammica Noctuidae833
73.329 [2102] Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta Noctuidae680
73.317 [2089] Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis Noctuidae673
70.226 [1906] Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata Geometridae590
49.039 [0998] Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana Tortricidae547
72.020 [2060] White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda Erebidae533
72.015 [2028] Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda Erebidae508
70.100 [1776] Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria Geometridae465
70.183 [1834] Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata Geometridae464
73.099 [2384] Vine's Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua Noctuidae423
70.097 [1764] Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata Geometridae406
72.049 [2043] Orange Footman Eilema sororcula Erebidae371
69.003 [1981] Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi Sphingidae348
73.359 [2126] Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum Noctuidae318
70.258 [1937] Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria Geometridae292
71.025 [1994] Buff-tip Phalera bucephala Notodontidae284
73.267 [2160] Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea Noctuidae276
72.031 [2069] Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae Erebidae269
73.015 [2441] Silver Y Autographa gamma Noctuidae260
70.229 [1909] Speckled Yellow Pseudopanthera macularia Geometridae258
70.049 [1728] Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata Geometridae253
73.001 [2450] Spectacle Abrostola tripartita Noctuidae253
72.022 [2063] Muslin Moth Diaphora mendica Erebidae243
73.263 [2157] Light Brocade Lacanobia w-latinum Noctuidae225
03.002 [0017] Common Swift Korscheltellus lupulina Hepialidae221
73.095 [2389] Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis Noctuidae219
70.222 [1902] Brown Silver-line Petrophora chlorosata Geometridae218
49.292 [1174]   Notocelia cynosbatella Tortricidae209
70.252 [1931] Peppered Moth Biston betularia Geometridae203
70.240 [1920] Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata Geometridae197
49.166 [1076]   Celypha lacunana Tortricidae193
70.184 [1819] Mottled Pug Eupithecia exiguata Geometridae193
73.158 [2334] Rustic Shoulder-knot Apamea sordens Noctuidae189
70.283 [1961] Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria Geometridae185
70.051 [1724] Red Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe spadicearia Geometridae176
70.054 [1727] Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata Geometridae175
72.019 [2061] Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea Erebidae172
73.249 [2190] Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica Noctuidae171
70.061 [1738] Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata Geometridae161
73.113 [2306] Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa Noctuidae160
70.036 [1680] Maiden's Blush Cyclophora punctaria Geometridae159
71.013 [2003] Pebble Prominent Notodonta ziczac Notodontidae153
74.004 [2078] Least Black Arches Nola confusalis Nolidae152
73.032 [2425] Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli Noctuidae150
71.020 [2011] Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina Notodontidae149
73.334 [2123] Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi Noctuidae148
18.001 [0464] Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella Plutellidae145
28.009 [0648] White-shouldered House-moth Endrosis sarcitrella Oecophoridae145
65.005 [1648] Pebble Hook-tip Drepana falcataria Drepanidae145
71.012 [2000] Iron Prominent Notodonta dromedarius Notodontidae144
63.064 [1334]   Scoparia ambigualis Crambidae138
72.083 [2463] Burnet Companion Euclidia glyphica Erebidae138
63.057 [1356] Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalis Crambidae135
70.081 [1768] Grey Pine Carpet Thera obeliscata Geometridae135
71.016 [2005] Great Prominent Peridea anceps Notodontidae129
73.045 [2289] Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis Noctuidae128
70.257 [1936] Waved Umber Menophra abruptaria Geometridae125
70.176 [1827] Freyer's Pug Eupithecia intricata Geometridae124
73.342 [2107] Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba Noctuidae123
72.084 [2462] Mother Shipton Euclidia mi Erebidae119
70.224 [1904] Scorched Wing Plagodis dolabraria Geometridae117
73.291 [2199] Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens Noctuidae117
71.010 [2014] Marbled Brown Drymonia dodonaea Notodontidae116
70.141 [1862] Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Geometridae115
73.333 [2120] Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica Noctuidae115
70.086 [1773] Broken-barred Carpet Electrophaes corylata Geometridae114
70.212 [1890] Sharp-angled Peacock Macaria alternata Geometridae114
71.018 [2006] Lesser Swallow Prominent Pheosia gnoma Notodontidae114
28.010 [0647] Brown House-moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella Oecophoridae112
70.156 [1852] Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata Geometridae111
49.028 [0986]   Syndemis musculana Tortricidae106
63.006 [1361]   Pyrausta aurata Crambidae106
70.075 [1778] May Highflier Hydriomena impluviata Geometridae105
70.157 [1853] Oak-tree Pug Eupithecia dodoneata Geometridae105
70.278 [1956] Common Wave Cabera exanthemata Geometridae105
70.280 [1958] Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata Geometridae105
65.007 [1651] Chinese Character Cilix glaucata Drepanidae103
70.151 [1817] Foxglove Pug Eupithecia pulchellata Geometridae103
70.207 [1887] Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata Geometridae103
73.273 [2147] Shears Hada plebeja Noctuidae103
70.173 [1825] Lime-speck Pug Eupithecia centaureata Geometridae102
70.200 [1883] Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata Geometridae100
73.244 [2187] Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi Noctuidae98
65.002 [1646] Oak Hook-tip Watsonalla binaria Drepanidae97
44.001 [1288] Twenty-plume Moth or Many-plumed Moth Alucita hexadactyla Alucitidae94
63.025 [1376] Small Magpie Anania hortulata Crambidae94
40.008 [0892]   Mompha subbistrigella Momphidae92
62.001 [1428] Bee Moth Aphomia sociella Pyralidae92
70.029 [1682] Blood-Vein Timandra comae Geometridae92
73.319 [2087] Turnip Moth Agrotis segetum Noctuidae90
70.277 [1955] Common White Wave Cabera pusaria Geometridae89
71.027 [2019] Chocolate-tip Clostera curtula Notodontidae87
69.001 [1979] Lime Hawk-moth Mimas tiliae Sphingidae86
70.079 [1769] Spruce Carpet Thera britannica Geometridae82
73.297 [2194] White-point Mythimna albipuncta Noctuidae82
73.156 [2326] Clouded-bordered Brindle Apamea crenata Noctuidae82
71.017 [2007] Swallow Prominent Pheosia tremula Notodontidae78
70.144 [1860] Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata Geometridae76
69.002 [1980] Eyed Hawk-moth Smerinthus ocellata Sphingidae74
70.012 [1711] Treble Brown Spot Idaea trigeminata Geometridae71
70.275 [1952] Common Heath Ematurga atomaria Geometridae71
07.006 [0150]   Adela reaumurella Adelidae68
73.281 [2173] Lychnis Hadena bicruris Noctuidae67
63.069 [1342]   Eudonia angustea Crambidae64
70.279 [1957] White-pinion Spotted Lomographa bimaculata Geometridae64
72.002 [2474] Straw Dot Rivula sericealis Erebidae64
70.094 [1759] Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata Geometridae63
70.214 [1893] Tawny-barred Angle Macaria liturata Geometridae63
49.139 [0966]   Cochylis atricapitana Tortricidae62
70.268 [1944] Pale Oak Beauty Hypomecis punctinalis Geometridae62
28.024 [0656]   Tachystola acroxantha Oecophoridae61
72.003 [2477] Snout Hypena proboscidalis Erebidae61
35.047 [0779]   Bryotropha affinis Gelechiidae59
71.021 [2008] Coxcomb Prominent Ptilodon capucina Notodontidae59
70.199 [1882] Small Seraphim Pterapherapteryx sexalata Geometridae58
73.328 [2098] Flame Axylia putris Noctuidae58
49.338 [1261] Codling Moth Cydia pomonella Tortricidae57
63.086 [1301]   Crambus lathoniellus Crambidae57
70.208 [1888] Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustata Geometridae57
20.005 [0409a]   Argyresthia trifasciata Argyresthiidae56
12.033 [0247]   Tinea trinotella Tineidae55
73.176 [2340] Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula Noctuidae54
15.007 [0285] Azalea Leaf Miner Caloptilia azaleella Gracillariidae53
73.102 [2302] Brown Rustic Rusina ferruginea Noctuidae52
73.162 [2321] Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha Noctuidae52
35.033 [0808]   Platyedra subcinerea Gelechiidae51
65.001 [1645] Scalloped Hook-tip Falcaria lacertinaria Drepanidae51
70.008 [1707] Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata Geometridae51
70.160 [1835] White-spotted Pug Eupithecia tripunctaria Geometridae51
07.015 [0140]   Nematopogon swammerdamella Adelidae50
49.240 [1136]   Epinotia immundana Tortricidae49
73.024 [2410] Marbled White Spot Deltote pygarga Noctuidae49
70.053 [1722] Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata Geometridae48
70.190 [1837] Grey Pug Eupithecia subfuscata Geometridae48
70.168 [1846] Narrow-winged Pug Eupithecia nanata Geometridae48
73.274 [2154] Cabbage Moth Mamestra brassicae Noctuidae48
73.047 [2291] Coronet Craniophora ligustri Noctuidae48
70.083 [1771a] Cypress Carpet Thera cupressata Geometridae47
45.044 [1524] Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla Pterophoridae46
70.095 [1760] Red-Green Carpet Chloroclysta siterata Geometridae46
69.006 [1976] Privet Hawk-moth Sphinx ligustri Sphingidae46
70.198 [1879] Seraphim Lobophora halterata Geometridae45
73.173 [2337] Marbled Minor Oligia strigilis Noctuidae45
73.301 [2205] Shoulder-striped Wainscot Leucania comma Noctuidae44
65.010 [1654] Figure of Eighty Tethea ocularis Drepanidae43
71.005 [1997] Sallow Kitten Furcula furcula Notodontidae43
07.001 [0148]   Nemophora degeerella Adelidae42
70.142 [1858] V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata Geometridae41
70.117 [1878] Drab Looper Minoa murinata Geometridae41
66.008 [1638] Fox Moth Macrothylacia rubi Lasiocampidae40
70.027 [1693] Cream Wave Scopula floslactata Geometridae40
70.126 [1781] Small Waved Umber Horisme vitalbata Geometridae40
62.065 [1474]   Ephestia unicolorella Pyralidae39
70.052 [1725] Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe ferrugata Geometridae39
19.007 [0391] Cocksfoot Moth Glyphipterix simpliciella Glyphipterigidae38
73.036 [2281] Alder Moth Acronicta alni Noctuidae38
49.090 [1015]   Eulia ministrana Tortricidae37
70.162 [1857] Dwarf Pug Eupithecia tantillaria Geometridae37
73.012 [2434] Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis Noctuidae37
28.019 [0649]   Esperia sulphurella Oecophoridae36
12.037 [0228]   Monopis weaverella Tineidae35
71.003 [1995] Puss Moth Cerura vinula Notodontidae35
49.157 [1082] Plum Tortrix Hedya pruniana Tortricidae34
70.031 [1676] Mocha Cyclophora annularia Geometridae34
70.221 [1901] Little Thorn Cepphis advenaria Geometridae34
71.011 [2015] Lunar Marbled Brown Drymonia ruficornis Notodontidae34
37.069 [0587]   Coleophora caespititiella Coleophoridae33
63.037 [1392]   Udea olivalis Crambidae33
73.174 [2339] Tawny Marbled Minor Oligia latruncula Noctuidae33
73.092 [2387] Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus Noctuidae33
48.001 [0385]   Anthophila fabriciana Choreutidae32
38.004 [0610]   Elachista argentella Elachistidae32
49.325 [1255]   Cydia ulicetana Tortricidae32
63.080 [1293]   Chrysoteuchia culmella Crambidae32
70.059 [1742] Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata Geometridae32
71.007 [1998] Poplar Kitten Furcula bifida Notodontidae32
73.046 [2278] Poplar Grey Subacronicta megacephala Noctuidae32
49.194 [1111]   Bactra lancealana Tortricidae31
70.193 [1868] Lesser Treble-bar Aplocera efformata Geometridae31
70.294 [1968] Yellow Belle Aspitates ochrearia Geometridae31
69.016 [1991] Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor Sphingidae31
71.009 [1999] Lobster Moth Stauropus fagi Notodontidae31
73.097 [2382] Rustic Hoplodrina blanda Noctuidae30
01.005 [0005]   Micropterix calthella Micropterigidae29
07.012 [0141]   Nematopogon schwarziellus Adelidae29
38.037 [0607]   Elachista canapennella Elachistidae29
35.143 [0774]   Teleiodes luculella Gelechiidae28
49.161 [1063]   Celypha striana Tortricidae28
63.075 [1336]   Eudonia pallida Crambidae28
63.052 [1398] Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella Crambidae28
73.241 [2179] Pine Beauty Panolis flammea Noctuidae28
73.242 [2188] Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta Noctuidae28
73.069 [2243] Early Grey Xylocampa areola Noctuidae28
15.014 [0293]   Gracillaria syringella Gracillariidae27
70.032 [1677] Birch Mocha Cyclophora albipunctata Geometridae27
70.171 [1844] Ochreous Pug Eupithecia indigata Geometridae27
65.008 [1652] Peach Blossom Thyatira batis Drepanidae26
70.023 [1689] Mullein Wave Scopula marginepunctata Geometridae26
19.003 [0396]   Glyphipterix fuscoviridella Glyphipterigidae25