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 38) 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.  See also Common Species out now

SpeciesFamilyNumber of Records
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (Lunar Underwing)Noctuidae750
2107 Noctua pronuba (Large Yellow Underwing)Noctuidae747
2134 Xestia xanthographa (Square-spot Rustic)Noctuidae651
2126 Xestia c-nigrum (Setaceous Hebrew Character)Noctuidae607
2109 Noctua comes (Lesser Yellow Underwing)Noctuidae497
2441 Autographa gamma (Silver Y)Noctuidae478
2353 Luperina testacea (Flounced Rustic)Noctuidae408
2477 Hypena proboscidalis (Snout)Noctuidae378
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (Angle Shades)Noctuidae318
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (Brimstone Moth)Geometridae317
1764 Chloroclysta truncata (Common Marbled Carpet)Geometridae316
2199 Mythimna pallens (Common Wainscot)Noctuidae312
2232 Aporophyla nigra (Black Rustic)Noctuidae305
2361 Hydraecia micacea (Rosy Rustic)Noctuidae266
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (Willow Beauty)Geometridae257
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (Vine's Rustic)Noctuidae250
1961 Campaea margaritata (Light Emerald)Geometridae245
1913 Ennomos alniaria (Canary-shouldered Thorn)Geometridae238
2202 Mythimna l-album (L-album Wainscot)Noctuidae207
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria (Dusky Thorn)Geometridae195
2274 Xanthia icteritia (Sallow)Noctuidae194
2194 Mythimna albipuncta (White-point)Noctuidae191
2091 Agrotis ipsilon (Dark Sword-grass)Noctuidae187
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (Pale Mottled Willow)Noctuidae178
2364 Gortyna flavago (Frosted Orange)Noctuidae175
2255 Polymixis lichenea (Feathered Ranunculus)Noctuidae169
2273 Xanthia togata (Pink-barred Sallow)Noctuidae165
2117 Eugnorisma glareosa (Autumnal Rustic)Noctuidae161
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata (Garden Carpet)Geometridae158
2248 Dryobotodes eremita (Brindled Green)Noctuidae141
2119 Peridroma saucia (Pearly Underwing)Noctuidae136
1768 Thera obeliscata (Grey Pine Carpet)Geometridae133
2110 Noctua fimbriata (Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing)Noctuidae130
2087 Agrotis segetum (Turnip Moth)Noctuidae127
2123 Diarsia rubi (Small Square-spot)Noctuidae118
2135 Xestia agathina (Heath Rustic)Noctuidae115
2195 Mythimna vitellina (Delicate)Noctuidae111
2230 Aporophyla australis (Feathered Brindle)Noctuidae110
2269 Atethmia centrago (Centre-barred Sallow)Noctuidae109
1972 Agrius convolvuli (Convolvulus Hawk-moth)Sphingidae104
2092 Agrotis puta (Shuttle-shaped Dart)Noctuidae103
1716 Rhodometra sacraria (Vestal)Geometridae102
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth)Tortricidae102
1398 Nomophila noctuella (Rush Veneer)Pyralidae101
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis (Burnished Brass)Noctuidae100
2102 Ochropleura plecta (Flame Shoulder)Noctuidae90
2267 Agrochola lychnidis (Beaded Chestnut)Noctuidae90
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Double-striped Pug)Geometridae89
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (Copper Underwing)Noctuidae86
2226 Leucochlaena oditis (Beautiful Gothic)Noctuidae83
2132 Xestia castanea (Neglected Rustic)Noctuidae79
1767 Thera firmata (Pine Carpet)Geometridae77
2198 Mythimna impura (Smoky Wainscot)Noctuidae77
2474 Rivula sericealis (Straw Dot)Noctuidae76
2375 Rhizedra lutosa (Large Wainscot)Noctuidae73
1776 Colostygia pectinataria (Green Carpet)Geometridae68
1984 Macroglossum stellatarum (Humming-bird Hawk-moth)Sphingidae66
2203 Mythimna unipuncta (White-speck)Noctuidae64
1632 Trichiura crataegi (Pale Eggar)Lasiocampidae64
2177 Tholera cespitis (Hedge Rustic)Noctuidae62
2272 Xanthia aurago (Barred Sallow)Noctuidae60
1395 Udea ferrugalis (Rusty-dot Pearl)Pyralidae55
2400 Helicoverpa armigera (Scarce Bordered Straw)Noctuidae53
1682 Timandra comae (Blood-vein)Geometridae50
2452 Catocala nupta (Red Underwing)Noctuidae43
2484 Schrankia costaestrigalis (Pinion-streaked Snout)Noctuidae42
1915 Ennomos erosaria (September Thorn)Geometridae42
2231 Aporophyla lutulenta (Deep-brown Dart)Noctuidae42
2178 Tholera decimalis (Feathered Gothic)Noctuidae38
2298 Amphipyra berbera (Svensson's Copper Underwing)Noctuidae37
2252 Polymixis flavicincta (Large Ranunculus)Noctuidae35
2051 Lithosia quadra (Four-spotted Footman)Arctiidae31
2449 Abrostola triplasia (Dark Spectacle)Noctuidae31
1905 Pachycnemia hippocastanaria (Horse Chestnut)Geometridae30
1342 Eudonia angusteaPyralidae30
1769 Thera britannica (Spruce Carpet)Geometridae29
2266 Agrochola litura (Brown-spot Pinion)Noctuidae29
2160 Lacanobia oleracea (Bright-line Brown-eye)Noctuidae29
2343 Mesapamea secalis (Common Rustic)Noctuidae28
1309 Agriphila geniculeaPyralidae28
2385 Spodoptera exigua (Small Mottled Willow)Noctuidae27
1855 Eupithecia phoeniceata (Cypress Pug)Geometridae27
0015 Hepialus sylvina (Orange Swift)Hepialidae26
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis (Mouse Moth)Noctuidae26
1690 Scopula imitaria (Small Blood-vein)Geometridae26
1907 Epione repandaria (Bordered Beauty)Geometridae26
1048 Acleris variegana (Garden Rose Tortrix)Tortricidae26
1825 Eupithecia centaureata (Lime-speck Pug)Geometridae26
2350 Chortodes pygmina (Small Wainscot)Noctuidae26
0464 Plutella xylostella (Diamond-back Moth)Yponomeutidae25
2208 Mythimna loreyi (Cosmopolitan)Noctuidae24
2271 Xanthia citrago (Orange Sallow)Noctuidae23
2089 Agrotis exclamationis (Heart and Dart)Noctuidae23
2006 Pheosia gnoma (Lesser Swallow Prominent)Notodontidae22
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis (European Corn Borer)Pyralidae22
1076 Celypha lacunanaTortricidae22
1846 Eupithecia nanata (Narrow-winged Pug)Geometridae21
0977 Archips podana (Large Fruit-tree Tortrix)Tortricidae20
2111 Noctua janthe (Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing)Noctuidae20
2026 Orgyia antiqua (Vapourer)Lymantriidae19
1524 Emmelina monodactylaPterophoridae18
1646 Watsonalla binaria (Oak Hook-tip)Drepanidae18
2403 Heliothis peltigera (Bordered Straw)Noctuidae18
1689 Scopula marginepunctata (Mullein Wave)Geometridae18
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa (Ruby Tiger)Arctiidae17
2154 Mamestra brassicae (Cabbage Moth)Noctuidae17
1413 Hypsopygia costalis (Gold Triangle)Pyralidae16
1408 Palpita vitrealisPyralidae15
2381 Hoplodrina alsines (Uncertain)Noctuidae15
1917 Selenia dentaria (Early Thorn)Geometridae14
2030 Euproctis similis (Yellow-tail)Lymantriidae14
1336 Eudonia pallidaPyralidae13
1771a Thera cupressata (Cypress Carpet)Geometridae13
1707 Idaea seriata (Small Dusty Wave)Geometridae12
1968 Semiaspilates ochrearia (Yellow Belle)Geometridae12
1680 Cyclophora punctaria (Maiden's Blush)Geometridae11
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. (Common Rustic agg.)Noctuidae11
1760 Chloroclysta siterata (Red-green Carpet)Geometridae11
0697 Agonopterix arenellaOecophoridae10
0462 Ypsolopha sequellaYponomeutidae10
1752 Cosmorhoe ocellata (Purple Bar)Geometridae10
2369 Nonagria typhae (Bulrush Wainscot)Noctuidae10
1041 Acleris sparsanaTortricidae10
2197 Mythimna straminea (Southern Wainscot)Noctuidae10
1400 Antigastra catalaunalisPyralidae10
1910 Apeira syringaria (Lilac Beauty)Geometridae9
1867 Aplocera plagiata (Treble-bar)Geometridae9
2240 Lithophane leautieri (Blair's Shoulder-knot)Noctuidae9
2387a Platyperigea kadenii (Clancy's Rustic)Noctuidae9
1956 Cabera exanthemata (Common Wave)Geometridae9
2145 Discestra trifolii (Nutmeg)Noctuidae9
1884 Abraxas grossulariata (Magpie Moth)Geometridae9
2382 Hoplodrina blanda (Rustic)Noctuidae9
1720 Orthonama obstipata (Gem)Geometridae9
1340 Eudonia truncicolellaPyralidae9
2423 Nycteola revayana (Oak Nycteoline)Noctuidae9
2133 Xestia sexstrigata (Six-striped Rustic)Noctuidae9
1947 Ectropis bistortata (Engrailed)Geometridae8
1062 Acleris emarganaTortricidae8
2297x Amphipyra pyramidea agg. (Copper Underwings)Noctuidae8
1738 Epirrhoe alternata (Common Carpet)Geometridae8
1042 Acleris rhombana (Rhomboid Tortrix)Tortricidae8
0656 Tachystola acroxanthaOecophoridae8
2450 Abrostola tripartita (Spectacle)Noctuidae7
2289 Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass)Noctuidae7
2262 Agrochola circellaris (Brick)Noctuidae7
1742 Camptogramma bilineata (Yellow Shell)Geometridae7
1651 Cilix glaucata (Chinese Character)Drepanidae7
1755 Eulithis testata (Chevron)Geometridae7
2321 Apamea monoglypha (Dark Arches)Noctuidae7
2295 Cryphia muralis (Marbled Green)Noctuidae7
1288 Alucita hexadactyla (Twenty-plume Moth)Alucitidae7
1868 Aplocera efformata (Lesser Treble-bar)Geometridae7
1713 Idaea aversata (Riband Wave)Geometridae7
1344 Eudonia mercurellaPyralidae7
2394 Stilbia anomala (Anomalous)Noctuidae7
2080 Euxoa obelisca (Square-spot Dart)Noctuidae7
0647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Brown House Moth)Oecophoridae7
1134 Epinotia ramellaTortricidae7
2167 Hadena perplexa (Tawny Shears)Noctuidae7
1157 Crocidosema plebejanaTortricidae7
1745 Larentia clavaria (Mallow)Geometridae7
1038 Acleris lateranaTortricidae6
2451 Catocala fraxini (Clifden Nonpareil)Noctuidae6
2439 Plusia festucae (Gold Spot)Noctuidae6
1424 Endotricha flammealisPyralidae6
1425 Galleria mellonella (Wax Moth)Pyralidae6
1677 Cyclophora albipunctata (Birch Mocha)Geometridae6
2432 Trichoplusia ni (Ni Moth)Noctuidae6
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae (Green-brindled Crescent)Noctuidae6
0460 Ypsolopha parenthesellaYponomeutidae6
2061 Spilosoma luteum (Buff Ermine)Arctiidae6
0874 Blastobasis lacticolellaBlastobasidae5
2020 Diloba caeruleocephala (Figure of Eight)Notodontidae5
2088 Agrotis clavis (Heart and Club)Noctuidae5
1658 Cymatophorima diluta (Oak Lutestring)Thyatiridae5
2098 Axylia putris (Flame)Noctuidae5
2247 Dichonia aprilina (Merveille du Jour)Noctuidae5
2258 Conistra vaccinii (Chestnut)Noctuidae5
2293 Cryphia domestica (Marbled Beauty)Noctuidae5
1708 Idaea dimidiata (Single-dotted Wave)Geometridae5
0465 Plutella porrectellaYponomeutidae5
1289 Euchromius ocelleaPyralidae4
1714 Idaea degeneraria (Portland Ribbon Wave)Geometridae4
1138 Epinotia nisellaTortricidae4
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides (Buff Arches)Thyatiridae4
1740 Epirrhoe galiata (Galium Carpet)Geometridae4
0858 Hypatima rhomboidellaGelechiidae4
1935 Erannis defoliaria (Mottled Umber)Geometridae4
2081 Euxoa tritici (White-line Dart)Noctuidae4
2085 Agrotis vestigialis (Archer's Dart)Noctuidae4
0873 Blastobasis adustellaBlastobasidae4
2360x Amphipoea oculea agg. (Ear Moth agg.)Noctuidae4
1887 Lomaspilis marginata (Clouded Border)Geometridae4
2037 Miltochrista miniata (Rosy Footman)Arctiidae4
0705 Agonopterix umbellanaOecophoridae4
1465 Nephopterix angustellaPyralidae4
1305 Agriphila tristellaPyralidae4
2112 Noctua interjecta (Least Yellow Underwing)Noctuidae4
2360 Amphipoea oculea (Ear Moth)Noctuidae4
2387 Caradrina morpheus (Mottled Rustic)Noctuidae4
2469 Scoliopteryx libatrix (Herald)Noctuidae4
1945 Cleorodes lichenaria (Brussels Lace)Geometridae4
0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (White-shouldered House Moth)Oecophoridae4
1304 Agriphila straminellaPyralidae3
1357 Evergestis extimalisPyralidae3
0456 Ypsolopha horridellaYponomeutidae3
2110a Noctua janthina (Langmaid's Yellow Underwing)Noctuidae3
1323 Pediasia contaminellaPyralidae3
1725 Xanthorhoe ferrugata (Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet)Geometridae3
1086 Hedya salicellaTortricidae3
1647 Watsonalla cultraria (Barred Hook-tip)Drepanidae3
1365 Pyrausta despicataPyralidae3
2236 Lithophane hepatica (Pale Pinion)Noctuidae3
1397 Mecyna asinalisPyralidae3
1454b Dioryctria sylvestrellaPyralidae3
1334 Scoparia ambigualisPyralidae3
0969 Pandemis corylana (Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix)Tortricidae3
0819 Scrobipalpa costellaGelechiidae3
0423 Argyresthia semitestacellaYponomeutidae3
2033 Lymantria monacha (Black Arches)Lymantriidae3
2473 Laspeyria flexula (Beautiful Hook-tip)Noctuidae3
1894 Chiasmia clathrata (Latticed Heath)Geometridae3
1356 Evergestis forficalis (Garden Pebble)Pyralidae3
2108 Noctua orbona (Lunar Yellow Underwing)Noctuidae3
2343a Mesapamea didyma (Lesser Common Rustic)Noctuidae3
0964a Cochylis molliculanaTortricidae3
1013 Olindia schumacheranaTortricidae3
0672 Depressaria heraclei (Parsnip Moth)Oecophoridae2
1893 Macaria liturata (Tawny-barred Angle)Geometridae2
2241 Xylena vetusta (Red Sword-grass)Noctuidae2
1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactylaPterophoridae2
1973 Acherontia atropos (Death's-head Hawk-moth)Sphingidae2
1761 Chloroclysta miata (Autumn Green Carpet)Geometridae2
2485 Hypenodes humidalis (Marsh Oblique-barred)Noctuidae2
2044 Eilema griseola (Dingy Footman)Arctiidae2
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda (White Ermine)Arctiidae2
2263 Agrochola lota (Red-line Quaker)Noctuidae2
2077 Nola cucullatella (Short-cloaked Moth)Nolidae2
1958 Lomographa temerata (Clouded Silver)Geometridae2
2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda (Uncertain/Rustic ag.)Noctuidae2
0449 Prays fraxinella (Ash Bud Moth)Yponomeutidae2
2173 Hadena bicruris (Lychnis)Noctuidae2
2248b Dryobotodes tenebrosa (Sombre Brocade)Noctuidae2
0714 Agonopterix yeatianaOecophoridae2
2256 Eupsilia transversa (Satellite)Noctuidae2
2229 Dasypolia templi (Brindled Ochre)Noctuidae2
1307 Agriphila latistriaPyralidae2
0670 Depressaria daucellaOecophoridae2
1719 Orthonama vittata (Oblique Carpet)Geometridae2
1360 Hellula undalis (Old World Webworm)Pyralidae2
2275 Xanthia gilvago (Dusky-lemon Sallow)Noctuidae2
1816 Eupithecia linariata (Toadflax Pug)Geometridae2
2408 Eublemma parva (Small Marbled)Noctuidae2
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (Swallow-tailed Moth)Geometridae2
1722 Xanthorhoe designata (Flame Carpet)Geometridae2
0695 Agonopterix alstromerianaOecophoridae2
0658 Carcina quercanaOecophoridae2
1316 Catoptria falsellaPyralidae2
1345 Elophila nymphaeata (Brown China-mark)Pyralidae2
2355 Luperina dumerilii (Dumeril's Rustic)Noctuidae2
0994 Clepsis consimilanaTortricidae2
1294 Crambus pascuellaPyralidae2
0321 Phyllonorycter messaniellaGracillariidae2
1063 Celypha strianaTortricidae2
1990 Hyles livornica (Striped Hawk-moth)Sphingidae2
1306 Agriphila inquinatellaPyralidae2
1428 Aphomia sociella (Bee Moth)Pyralidae2
0454 Ypsolopha asperellaYponomeutidae2
1403 Diasemiopsis ramburialisPyralidae2
2265 Agrochola helvola (Flounced Chestnut)Noctuidae2
1501 Platyptilia gonodactylaPterophoridae2
0246 Tinea semifulvellaTineidae2
0389 Choreutis pariana (Apple Leaf Skeletoniser)Choreutidae2
0843 Aproaerema anthyllidellaGelechiidae2
0706 Agonopterix nervosaOecophoridae2
0985 Cacoecimorpha pronubana (Carnation Tortrix)Tortricidae2
0461 Ypsolopha ustellaYponomeutidae2
1109 Lobesia littoralisTortricidae2
0971 Pandemis cinnamomeanaTortricidae2
0283 Caloptilia betulicolaGracillariidae2
0385 Anthophila fabricianaChoreutidae2
1369 Uresiphita gilvataPyralidae2