What's flying tonight?

This page allows you to see what moths have previously been recorded in Suffolk as adults at a particular time of year. This is intended to give a rough indication of what may be on the wing and not a definitive list of recorded dates (particularly earliest and latest dates). Only records that have been submitted with a precise date are included within the dataset, so records that have been submitted with dates like '12-June-2002 to 16-June-2002' or '2002' are omitted.

The flight data is based on what is flying in a particular week of the year. So what will be shown as flying for a particular time of year is actually the moths that have been recorded flying in the week of the year that the specified date lies in. For example, the 17th August 2004 lies in the 34th week of the year. Confused? - just try it out and hopefully it will become clear.

In the table of results below the 'Total records' column specifies the number of records of that species in the dataset. The 'Weekly Record Total' gives the number of records of that species recorded in the specified week. The 'Percentage of records' column indicates the percentage of records that have been recorded in this week. Species are initially ordered by 'Weekly Record Total' as this gives preference to the more commonly recorded species for that week.

Clicking the and buttons either side of the results table title will show the species lists for the previous and next week respectively.

A wide range of date formats are accepted in the text box below, try things like 20-Mar-2004 or 6/04/04 or 1 07 04

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Week 12 (19-Mar-2018 to 26-Mar-2018)

Species total : 73

B & FScientific nameVernacular name Total
2187Orthosia cerasiCommon Quaker27792107
2190Orthosia gothicaHebrew Character35042085
2182Orthosia crudaSmall Quaker14281399
2188Orthosia incertaClouded Drab21961315
1663Alsophila aesculariaMarch Moth94011412
1934Agriopis marginariaDotted Border74411415
2258Conistra vacciniiChestnut1639814
2189Orthosia mundaTwin-spotted Quaker5317714
1930Biston stratariaOak Beauty4537416
2243Xylocampa areolaEarly Grey1452634
1659Achlya flavicornisYellow Horned2625721
2256Eupsilia transversaSatellite743547
0688Agonopterix heracliana3485214
1524Emmelina monodactyla1653402
0663Diurnea fagella444327
1025Tortricodes alternella1932915
1947Ectropis bistortataEngrailed1146262
2237Lithophane ornitopusGrey Shoulder-knot396266
1746Anticlea badiataShoulder Stripe288196
1661Archiearis partheniasOrange Underwing821619
0695Agonopterix alstromeriana429153
1925Apocheima hispidariaSmall Brindled Beauty1071514
2139Cerastis rubricosaRed Chestnut824141
1862Gymnoscelis rufifasciataDouble-striped Pug2851130
2179Panolis flammeaPine Beauty455132
1852Eupithecia abbreviataBrindled Pug721101
1917Selenia dentariaEarly Thorn1301100
1926Phigalia pilosariaPale Brindled Beauty392102
2185Orthosia populetiLead-coloured Drab82910
2259Conistra ligulaDark Chestnut39971
0461Ypsolopha ustella15863
0705Agonopterix umbellana20862
0998Epiphyas postvittana192760
1775Colostygia multistrigariaMottled Grey26519
0704Agonopterix scopariella30413
1044Acleris ferrugana14142
1750Lampropteryx suffumataWater Carpet15042
2236Lithophane hepaticaPale Pinion6745
0451Ypsolopha mucronella22313
0648Endrosis sarcitrellaWhite-shouldered House-moth88130
0697Agonopterix arenella38330
1045Acleris notana6534
1288Alucita hexadactylaTwenty-plume Moth56830
1497Amblyptilia acanthadactyla21531
1960Theria primariaEarly Moth14632
0006Eriocrania subpurpurella31020
0893Mompha epilobiella13421
1054Acleris cristana6822
1662Archiearis nothaLight Orange Underwing3326
2091Agrotis ipsilonDark Sword-grass109220
2423Nycteola revayanaOak Nycteoline29520
0281Caloptilia populetorum5611
0282Caloptilia elongella5711
0283Caloptilia betulicola2114
0288Caloptilia stigmatella9711
0293Caloptilia syringella10210
0672Depressaria heracleiParsnip Moth8211
0689Agonopterix ciliella6116
0701Agonopterix ocellana5911
0711Agonopterix curvipunctosa3712
0819Scrobipalpa costella24010
1051Acleris logiana9011
1660Polyploca ridensFrosted Green38110
1834Eupithecia vulgataCommon Pug122110
1881Trichopteryx carpinataEarly Tooth-striped7411
1919Selenia tetralunariaPurple Thorn46610
1932Agriopis leucophaeariaSpring Usher20410
1984Macroglossum stellatarumHumming-bird Hawk-moth65210
2134Xestia xanthographaSquare-spot Rustic304310
2186Orthosia gracilisPowdered Quaker56510
2306Phlogophora meticulosaAngle Shades355910
2389Paradrina clavipalpisPale Mottled Willow156410
2469Scoliopteryx libatrixHerald45010