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 16) 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
2190 Orthosia gothica (Hebrew Character)Noctuidae732
2187 Orthosia cerasi (Common Quaker)Noctuidae520
2188 Orthosia incerta (Clouded Drab)Noctuidae392
2243 Xylocampa areola (Early Grey)Noctuidae340
2186 Orthosia gracilis (Powdered Quaker)Noctuidae211
1917 Selenia dentaria (Early Thorn)Geometridae198
2063 Diaphora mendica (Muslin Moth)Arctiidae174
2015 Drymonia ruficornis (Lunar Marbled Brown)Notodontidae159
1852 Eupithecia abbreviata (Brindled Pug)Geometridae157
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (Brimstone Moth)Geometridae152
2182 Orthosia cruda (Small Quaker)Noctuidae150
2425 Colocasia coryli (Nut-tree Tussock)Noctuidae148
2139 Cerastis rubricosa (Red Chestnut)Noctuidae130
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Double-striped Pug)Geometridae124
1927 Lycia hirtaria (Brindled Beauty)Geometridae121
1660 Polyploca ridens (Frosted Green)Thyatiridae118
2102 Ochropleura plecta (Flame Shoulder)Noctuidae111
2092 Agrotis puta (Shuttle-shaped Dart)Noctuidae104
1747 Anticlea derivata (Streamer)Geometridae101
2005 Peridea anceps (Great Prominent)Notodontidae80
2003 Notodonta ziczac (Pebble Prominent)Notodontidae78
2189 Orthosia munda (Twin-spotted Quaker)Noctuidae75
2006 Pheosia gnoma (Lesser Swallow Prominent)Notodontidae72
2179 Panolis flammea (Pine Beauty)Noctuidae70
1881 Trichopteryx carpinata (Early Tooth-striped)Geometridae68
1746 Anticlea badiata (Shoulder Stripe)Geometridae66
1936 Menophra abruptaria (Waved Umber)Geometridae63
1663 Alsophila aescularia (March Moth)Geometridae60
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (Angle Shades)Noctuidae60
2258 Conistra vaccinii (Chestnut)Noctuidae58
2007 Pheosia tremula (Swallow Prominent)Notodontidae54
1919 Selenia tetralunaria (Purple Thorn)Geometridae51
2469 Scoliopteryx libatrix (Herald)Noctuidae46
1853 Eupithecia dodoneata (Oak-tree Pug)Geometridae45
2289 Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass)Noctuidae42
1947 Ectropis bistortata (Engrailed)Geometridae41
1930 Biston strataria (Oak Beauty)Geometridae41
1934 Agriopis marginaria (Dotted Border)Geometridae38
2236 Lithophane hepatica (Pale Pinion)Noctuidae37
2011 Pterostoma palpina (Pale Prominent)Notodontidae36
2260 Conistra rubiginea (Dotted Chestnut)Noctuidae34
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia (Red Twin-spot Carpet)Geometridae34
2091 Agrotis ipsilon (Dark Sword-grass)Noctuidae33
1750 Lampropteryx suffumata (Water Carpet)Geometridae32
2010 Odontosia carmelita (Scarce Prominent)Notodontidae32
2000 Notodonta dromedarius (Iron Prominent)Notodontidae32
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (V-Pug)Geometridae31
2019 Clostera curtula (Chocolate-tip)Notodontidae31
2078 Nola confusalis (Least Black Arches)Nolidae30
2221 Shargacucullia verbasci (Mullein)Noctuidae29
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth)Tortricidae27
2441 Autographa gamma (Silver Y)Noctuidae27
1651 Cilix glaucata (Chinese Character)Drepanidae24
1948 Ectropis crepuscularia (Small Engrailed)Geometridae24
1905 Pachycnemia hippocastanaria (Horse Chestnut)Geometridae23
2450 Abrostola tripartita (Spectacle)Noctuidae22
1834 Eupithecia vulgata (Common Pug)Geometridae21
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata (Garden Carpet)Geometridae20
1769 Thera britannica (Spruce Carpet)Geometridae20
2008 Ptilodon capucina (Coxcomb Prominent)Notodontidae19
2167 Hadena perplexa (Tawny Shears)Noctuidae19
1288 Alucita hexadactyla (Twenty-plume Moth)Alucitidae18
1524 Emmelina monodactylaPterophoridae18
1760 Chloroclysta siterata (Red-green Carpet)Geometridae18
1888 Ligdia adustata (Scorched Carpet)Geometridae18
2235 Lithophane semibrunnea (Tawny Pinion)Noctuidae18
2237 Lithophane ornitopus (Grey Shoulder-knot)Noctuidae17
1648 Drepana falcataria (Pebble Hook-tip)Drepanidae17
1846 Eupithecia nanata (Narrow-winged Pug)Geometridae17
1768 Thera obeliscata (Grey Pine Carpet)Geometridae14
2160 Lacanobia oleracea (Bright-line Brown-eye)Noctuidae14
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda (White Ermine)Arctiidae14
0006 Eriocrania subpurpurellaEriocraniidae13
1939 Cleora cinctaria (Ringed Carpet)Geometridae13
1633 Eriogaster lanestris (Small Eggar)Lasiocampidae12
0714 Agonopterix yeatianaOecophoridae12
1645 Falcaria lacertinaria (Scalloped Hook-tip)Drepanidae11
2184 Orthosia opima (Northern Drab)Noctuidae11
2183 Orthosia miniosa (Blossom Underwing)Noctuidae11
2214 Cucullia chamomillae (Chamomile Shark)Noctuidae10
0663 Diurnea fagellaOecophoridae10
1775 Colostygia multistrigaria (Mottled Grey)Geometridae10
2028 Calliteara pudibunda (Pale Tussock)Lymantriidae10
1680 Cyclophora punctaria (Maiden's Blush)Geometridae10
1857 Eupithecia tantillaria (Dwarf Pug)Geometridae10
1951 Aethalura punctulata (Grey Birch)Geometridae10
0472 Digitivalva pulicariaeYponomeutidae10
2119 Peridroma saucia (Pearly Underwing)Noctuidae10
1677 Cyclophora albipunctata (Birch Mocha)Geometridae10
1995 Cerura vinula (Puss Moth)Notodontidae9
0436 Pseudoswammerdamia combinellaYponomeutidae9
0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (White-shouldered House Moth)Oecophoridae9
1342 Eudonia angusteaPyralidae9
1999 Stauropus fagi (Lobster Moth)Notodontidae9
2423 Nycteola revayana (Oak Nycteoline)Noctuidae9
0464 Plutella xylostella (Diamond-back Moth)Yponomeutidae8
1061 Acleris literanaTortricidae8
1759 Ecliptopera silaceata (Small Phoenix)Geometridae8
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa (Ruby Tiger)Arctiidae7
2173 Hadena bicruris (Lychnis)Noctuidae7
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (Pale Mottled Willow)Noctuidae7
2043 Eilema sororcula (Orange Footman)Arctiidae7
2256 Eupsilia transversa (Satellite)Noctuidae7
0607 Elachista canapennellaElachistidae7
0667 Semioscopis steinkellnerianaOecophoridae7
2089 Agrotis exclamationis (Heart and Dart)Noctuidae7
2087 Agrotis segetum (Turnip Moth)Noctuidae6
1832 Eupithecia assimilata (Currant Pug)Geometridae6
0697 Agonopterix arenellaOecophoridae6
1931 Biston betularia (Peppered Moth)Geometridae6
0293 Caloptilia syringellaGracillariidae6
1054 Acleris cristanaTortricidae6
2145 Discestra trifolii (Nutmeg)Noctuidae6
1920 Odontopera bidentata (Scalloped Hazel)Geometridae6
1902 Petrophora chlorosata (Brown Silver-line)Geometridae6
1998 Furcula bifida (Poplar Kitten)Notodontidae6
2241 Xylena vetusta (Red Sword-grass)Noctuidae6
1776 Colostygia pectinataria (Green Carpet)Geometridae6
2185 Orthosia populeti (Lead-coloured Drab)Noctuidae5
0688 Agonopterix heraclianaOecophoridae5
2154 Mamestra brassicae (Cabbage Moth)Noctuidae5
1997 Furcula furcula (Sallow Kitten)Notodontidae5
1978 Hyloicus pinastri (Pine Hawk-moth)Sphingidae5
2069 Tyria jacobaeae (Cinnabar)Arctiidae5
1956 Cabera exanthemata (Common Wave)Geometridae4
1819 Eupithecia exiguata (Mottled Pug)Geometridae4
1818 Eupithecia irriguata (Marbled Pug)Geometridae4
0649 Esperia sulphurellaOecophoridae4
1334 Scoparia ambigualisPyralidae4
0695 Agonopterix alstromerianaOecophoridae4
1893 Macaria liturata (Tawny-barred Angle)Geometridae4
0822 Scrobipalpa acuminatellaGelechiidae4
1045 Acleris notanaTortricidae4
2259 Conistra ligula (Dark Chestnut)Noctuidae4
0672 Depressaria heraclei (Parsnip Moth)Oecophoridae4
2403 Heliothis peltigera (Bordered Straw)Noctuidae4
1395 Udea ferrugalis (Rusty-dot Pearl)Pyralidae4
1659 Achlya flavicornis (Yellow Horned)Thyatiridae4
1883 Acasis viretata (Yellow-barred Brindle)Geometridae4
1643 Saturnia pavonia (Emperor Moth)Saturniidae4
0150 Adela reaumurellaIncurvariidae4
1722 Xanthorhoe designata (Flame Carpet)Geometridae3
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (Vine's Rustic)Noctuidae3
1738 Epirrhoe alternata (Common Carpet)Geometridae3
0682 Depressaria chaerophylliOecophoridae3
2014 Drymonia dodonaea (Marbled Brown)Notodontidae3
0451 Ypsolopha mucronellaYponomeutidae3
0130 Incurvaria masculellaIncurvariidae3
1361 Pyrausta aurataPyralidae3
1887 Lomaspilis marginata (Clouded Border)Geometridae3
1646 Watsonalla binaria (Oak Hook-tip)Drepanidae3
1994 Phalera bucephala (Buff-tip)Notodontidae3
1982 Hemaris tityus (Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk)Sphingidae3
1925 Apocheima hispidaria (Small Brindled Beauty)Geometridae3
1890 Macaria alternata (Sharp-angled Peacock)Geometridae3
1725 Xanthorhoe ferrugata (Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet)Geometridae3
1981 Laothoe populi (Poplar Hawk-moth)Sphingidae3
1825 Eupithecia centaureata (Lime-speck Pug)Geometridae3
1984 Macroglossum stellatarum (Humming-bird Hawk-moth)Sphingidae3
1781 Horisme vitalbata (Small Waved Umber)Geometridae3
0670 Depressaria daucellaOecophoridae3
1960 Theria primaria (Early Moth)Geometridae3
1837 Eupithecia subfuscata (Grey Pug)Geometridae3
1661 Archiearis parthenias (Orange Underwing)Geometridae2
1053 Acleris hastianaTortricidae2
2473 Laspeyria flexula (Beautiful Hook-tip)Noctuidae2
1255 Cydia ulicetanaTortricidae2
1990 Hyles livornica (Striped Hawk-moth)Sphingidae2
1979 Mimas tiliae (Lime Hawk-moth)Sphingidae2
1817 Eupithecia pulchellata (Foxglove Pug)Geometridae2
0225 Triaxomera fulvimitrellaTineidae2
2084 Agrotis cinerea (Light Feathered Rustic)Noctuidae2
0154 Heliozela sericiellaHeliozelidae2
2334 Apamea sordens (Rustic Shoulder-knot)Noctuidae2
2123 Diarsia rubi (Small Square-spot)Noctuidae2
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (Willow Beauty)Geometridae2
0647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Brown House Moth)Oecophoridae2
0986 Syndemis musculanaTortricidae2
1735 Catarhoe rubidata (Ruddy Carpet)Geometridae2
1638 Macrothylacia rubi (Fox Moth)Lasiocampidae2
2147 Hada plebeja (Shears)Noctuidae2
1952 Ematurga atomaria (Common Heath)Geometridae2
0701 Agonopterix ocellanaOecophoridae2
0385 Anthophila fabricianaChoreutidae2
1879 Lobophora halterata (Seraphim)Geometridae2
0304 Parornix devoniellaGracillariidae2
1682 Timandra comae (Blood-vein)Geometridae2
1904 Plagodis dolabraria (Scorched Wing)Geometridae2
2120 Diarsia mendica (Ingrailed Clay)Noctuidae2
0288 Caloptilia stigmatellaGracillariidae2
2157 Lacanobia w-latinum (Light Brocade)Noctuidae2
1055 Acleris hyemanaTortricidae2
2380 Charanyca trigrammica (Treble Lines)Noctuidae2
0608 Elachista rufocinereaElachistidae2
2229 Dasypolia templi (Brindled Ochre)Noctuidae2
1955 Cabera pusaria (Common White Wave)Geometridae2
1844 Eupithecia indigata (Ochreous Pug)Geometridae2
0008 Eriocrania unimaculellaEriocraniidae2
0893 Mompha epilobiellaMomphidae2
0129 Incurvaria pectineaIncurvariidae2
1365 Pyrausta despicataPyralidae2
0228 Monopis weaverellaTineidae2
1983 Hemaris fuciformis (Broad-bordered Bee Hawk)Sphingidae2
1867 Aplocera plagiata (Treble-bar)Geometridae2
1752 Cosmorhoe ocellata (Purple Bar)Geometridae2
0366a Cameraria ohridellaGracillariidae2