Flying Tonight

The following species have been recorded flying on this same date, 14/08/20, 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
1011 1213141516 171819
73.348 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe Noctuidae1204
70.226 Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata Geometridae1019
73.325 Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta Noctuidae1008
70.258 Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria Geometridae922
73.329 Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta Noctuidae919
73.342 Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba Noctuidae866
63.089   Agriphila tristella Crambidae767
73.359 Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum Noctuidae765
63.038 Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis Crambidae748
73.099 Vine's Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua Noctuidae686
49.039 Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana Tortricidae656
73.357 Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa Noctuidae618
70.016 Riband Wave Idaea aversata Geometridae611
73.015 Silver Y Autographa gamma Noctuidae599
72.002 Straw Dot Rivula sericealis Erebidae552
72.044 Dingy Footman Eilema griseola Erebidae529
41.002   Blastobasis adustella Blastobasidae494
70.141 Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Geometridae494
63.093   Agriphila straminella Crambidae490
73.131 Flounced Rustic Luperina testacea Noctuidae457
45.044 Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla Pterophoridae435
72.010 Black Arches Lymantria monacha Erebidae421
63.095   Agriphila geniculea Crambidae418
70.061 Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata Geometridae408
73.297 White-point Mythimna albipuncta Noctuidae396
72.035 Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata Erebidae381
73.216 Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina Noctuidae372
70.036 Maiden's Blush Cyclophora punctaria Geometridae371
49.166   Celypha lacunana Tortricidae356
73.001 Spectacle Abrostola tripartita Noctuidae347
63.006   Pyrausta aurata Crambidae323
73.162 Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha Noctuidae314
03.001 Orange Swift Triodia sylvina Hepialidae308
73.291 Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens Noctuidae307
63.052 Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella Crambidae298
70.173 Lime-speck Pug Eupithecia centaureata Geometridae285
73.109 Straw Underwing Thalpophila matura Noctuidae284
73.267 Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea Noctuidae282
70.235 Dusky Thorn Ennomos fuscantaria Geometridae281
70.059 Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata Geometridae276
70.241 Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria Geometridae271
49.341   Cydia splendana Tortricidae270
45.010 Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthadactyla Pterophoridae258
70.212 Sharp-angled Peacock Macaria alternata Geometridae258
72.026 Garden Tiger Arctia caja Erebidae251
73.317 Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis Noctuidae248
70.049 Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata Geometridae247
73.358 Six-striped Rustic Xestia sexstrigata Noctuidae247
71.018 Lesser Swallow Prominent Pheosia gnoma Notodontidae245
63.057 Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalis Crambidae244
70.011 Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata Geometridae240
63.074   Eudonia mercurella Crambidae238
63.080   Chrysoteuchia culmella Crambidae235
73.319 Turnip Moth Agrotis segetum Noctuidae233
70.278 Common Wave Cabera exanthemata Geometridae231
73.045 Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis Noctuidae231
72.024 Ruby Tiger Phragmatobia fuliginosa Erebidae228
71.012 Iron Prominent Notodonta dromedarius Notodontidae227
71.017 Swallow Prominent Pheosia tremula Notodontidae225
63.031 Rusty-dot Pearl Udea ferrugalis Crambidae221
70.013 Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata Geometridae220
72.019 Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea Erebidae216
28.010 Brown House-moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella Oecophoridae208
70.234 Canary-shouldered Thorn Ennomos alniaria Geometridae207
65.005 Pebble Hook-tip Drepana falcataria Drepanidae205
69.003 Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi Sphingidae204
70.051 Red Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe spadicearia Geometridae198
73.123 Rosy Rustic Hydraecia micacea Noctuidae191
73.343 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata Noctuidae191
18.001 Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella Plutellidae189
49.024 Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis corylana Tortricidae188
73.096 Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria Noctuidae187
73.172 Cloaked Minor Mesoligia furuncula Noctuidae181
62.035   Acrobasis advenella Pyralidae180
73.084 Marbled Beauty Bryophila domestica Noctuidae178
73.062 Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea Noctuidae177
73.095 Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis Noctuidae173
62.077   Endotricha flammealis Pyralidae167
63.090   Agriphila inquinatella Crambidae167
71.020 Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina Notodontidae164
73.334 Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi Noctuidae163
73.274 Cabbage Moth Mamestra brassicae Noctuidae162
31.001   Carcina quercana Peleopodidae161
49.077 Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana Tortricidae161
73.032 Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli Noctuidae160
62.029   Phycita roborella Pyralidae155
70.200 Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata Geometridae155
72.013 Yellow-tail Euproctis similis Erebidae154
35.038   Bryotropha domestica Gelechiidae147
73.113 Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa Noctuidae143
70.029 Blood-Vein Timandra comae Geometridae142
73.345 Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes Noctuidae141
70.094 Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata Geometridae135
71.013 Pebble Prominent Notodonta ziczac Notodontidae135
49.338 Codling Moth Cydia pomonella Tortricidae134
72.030 Jersey Tiger Euplagia quadripunctaria Erebidae134
72.043 Buff Footman Eilema depressa Erebidae134
70.008 Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata Geometridae132
35.047   Bryotropha affinis Gelechiidae131
73.346 Least Yellow Underwing Noctua interjecta Noctuidae131
70.205 Magpie Abraxas grossulariata Geometridae126
71.005 Sallow Kitten Furcula furcula Notodontidae126
73.097 Rustic Hoplodrina blanda Noctuidae123
21.001 Apple Leaf Miner Lyonetia clerkella Lyonetiidae119
65.002 Oak Hook-tip Watsonalla binaria Drepanidae118
70.237 Early Thorn Selenia dentaria Geometridae116
72.046 Scarce Footman Eilema complana Erebidae115
73.327 Dark Sword-grass Agrotis ipsilon Noctuidae114
72.045 Common Footman Eilema lurideola Erebidae111
63.018   Anania coronata Crambidae103
70.236 September Thorn Ennomos erosaria Geometridae103
73.064 Mouse Moth Amphipyra tragopoginis Noctuidae102
70.283 Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria Geometridae99
73.047 Coronet Craniophora ligustri Noctuidae98
28.024   Tachystola acroxantha Oecophoridae97
63.102   Catoptria falsella Crambidae95
71.021 Coxcomb Prominent Ptilodon capucina Notodontidae93
72.003 Snout Hypena proboscidalis Erebidae93
72.041 Four-spotted Footman Lithosia quadra Erebidae92
35.040   Bryotropha terrella Gelechiidae89
70.207 Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata Geometridae87
54.008 Six-spot Burnet Zygaena filipendulae Zygaenidae86
63.005   Pyrausta despicata Crambidae85
70.052 Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe ferrugata Geometridae84
70.074 July Highflier Hydriomena furcata Geometridae84
63.115 Water Veneer Acentria ephemerella Crambidae83
73.169 Common Rustic Mesapamea secalis Noctuidae83
28.009 White-shouldered House-moth Endrosis sarcitrella Oecophoridae82
65.001 Scalloped Hook-tip Falcaria lacertinaria Drepanidae81
49.161   Celypha striana Tortricidae80
65.007 Chinese Character Cilix glaucata Drepanidae80
70.214 Tawny-barred Angle Macaria liturata Geometridae80
70.252 Peppered Moth Biston betularia Geometridae80
16.017   Swammerdamia pyrella Yponomeutidae79
20.012   Argyresthia goedartella Argyresthiidae78
49.343   Cydia amplana Tortricidae78
70.100 Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria Geometridae78
70.277 Common White Wave Cabera pusaria Geometridae78
49.139   Cochylis atricapitana Tortricidae77
63.092   Agriphila selasella Crambidae76
70.126 Small Waved Umber Horisme vitalbata Geometridae76
69.016 Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor Sphingidae74
70.133 Small Rivulet Perizoma alchemillata Geometridae74
73.281 Lychnis Hadena bicruris Noctuidae74
49.062   Acleris forsskaleana Tortricidae72
49.224 Bud Moth Spilonota ocellana Tortricidae72
70.053 Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata Geometridae71
49.109   Agapeta hamana Tortricidae70
73.293 Smoky Wainscot Mythimna impura Noctuidae70
62.048   Euzophera pinguis Pyralidae66
66.003 Lackey Malacosoma neustria Lasiocampidae66
73.085 Marbled Green Nyctobrya muralis Noctuidae66
63.099   Catoptria pinella Crambidae65
69.007 Pine Hawk-moth Sphinx pinastri Sphingidae64
70.031 Mocha Cyclophora annularia Geometridae63
73.012 Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis Noctuidae63
73.063 Svensson's Copper Underwing Amphipyra berbera Noctuidae60
66.010 Drinker Euthrix potatoria Lasiocampidae59
70.208 Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustata Geometridae59
27.001   Oegoconia quadripuncta Autostichidae58
70.193 Lesser Treble-bar Aplocera efformata Geometridae57
72.017 Vapourer Orgyia antiqua Erebidae57
16.004 Spindle Ermine Yponomeuta cagnagella Yponomeutidae56
49.026 Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana Tortricidae56
49.066   Acleris laterana Tortricidae56
49.097   Cochylimorpha straminea Tortricidae55
63.088   Crambus perlella Crambidae55
63.117 Ringed China-mark Parapoynx stratiotata Crambidae55
70.168 Narrow-winged Pug Eupithecia nanata Geometridae55
66.007 Oak Eggar Lasiocampa quercus Lasiocampidae54
70.077 Pine Carpet Pennithera firmata Geometridae54
73.298 Clay Mythimna ferrago Noctuidae54
15.089   Cameraria ohridella Gracillariidae53
73.338 True Lover's Knot Lycophotia porphyrea Noctuidae53
49.345   Lathronympha strigana Tortricidae52
63.028 European Corn-borer Ostrinia nubilalis Crambidae52
73.144 Small Wainscot Denticucullus pygmina Noctuidae52
70.033 Blair's Mocha Cyclophora puppillaria Geometridae51
70.159 Cypress Pug Eupithecia phoeniceata Geometridae51
70.211 Peacock Moth Macaria notata Geometridae51
15.015   Aspilapteryx tringipennella Gracillariidae48
69.010 Humming-bird Hawk-moth Macroglossum stellatarum Sphingidae48
63.025 Small Magpie Anania hortulata Crambidae47
49.255   Epinotia nisella Tortricidae46
28.014   Crassa unitella Oecophoridae45
49.150   Apotomis betuletana Tortricidae45
70.142 V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata Geometridae45
70.182 Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata Geometridae45
70.045 Shaded Broad-bar Scotopteryx chenopodiata Geometridae44
70.087 Purple Bar Cosmorhoe ocellata Geometridae44
17.003 Honeysuckle Moth Ypsolopha dentella Ypsolophidae43
49.138   Cochylis molliculana Tortricidae43
63.116 Small China-mark Cataclysta lemnata Crambidae43
73.128 Ear Moth Amphipoea oculea Noctuidae43
49.025 Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana Tortricidae42
49.294 Bramble Shoot Moth Notocelia uddmanniana Tortricidae42
63.007   Pyrausta purpuralis Crambidae41
63.032   Udea fulvalis Crambidae41
35.123   Scrobipalpa costella Gelechiidae40
62.076   Hypsopygia glaucinalis Pyralidae40