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 13 (27-Mar-2017 to 3-Apr-2017)

Species total : 90

B & FScientific nameVernacular name Total
2190Orthosia gothicaHebrew Character35042577
2187Orthosia cerasiCommon Quaker27792358
2182Orthosia crudaSmall Quaker142819613
2188Orthosia incertaClouded Drab21961958
1663Alsophila aesculariaMarch Moth94012613
2189Orthosia mundaTwin-spotted Quaker53111421
1930Biston stratariaOak Beauty45310623
1934Agriopis marginariaDotted Border74410313
2243Xylocampa areolaEarly Grey1452926
2258Conistra vacciniiChestnut1639825
2139Cerastis rubricosaRed Chestnut824627
0663Diurnea fagella4445913
1659Achlya flavicornisYellow Horned2625119
2256Eupsilia transversaSatellite743506
1746Anticlea badiataShoulder Stripe2884114
1524Emmelina monodactyla1653352
1661Archiearis partheniasOrange Underwing823340
2237Lithophane ornitopusGrey Shoulder-knot396276
0688Agonopterix heracliana348257
1862Gymnoscelis rufifasciataDouble-striped Pug2851250
1947Ectropis bistortataEngrailed1146242
1852Eupithecia abbreviataBrindled Pug721233
1917Selenia dentariaEarly Thorn1301191
2185Orthosia populetiLead-coloured Drab821720
0695Agonopterix alstromeriana429153
2179Panolis flammeaPine Beauty455153
1025Tortricodes alternella193115
1662Archiearis nothaLight Orange Underwing331030
1925Apocheima hispidariaSmall Brindled Beauty10798
0697Agonopterix arenella38371
1044Acleris ferrugana14174
2186Orthosia gracilisPowdered Quaker56561
0461Ypsolopha ustella15853
2306Phlogophora meticulosaAngle Shades355950
0998Epiphyas postvittana192740
1054Acleris cristana6845
1497Amblyptilia acanthadactyla21541
1750Lampropteryx suffumataWater Carpet15042
1984Macroglossum stellatarumHumming-bird Hawk-moth65240
2259Conistra ligulaDark Chestnut39941
2423Nycteola revayanaOak Nycteoline29541
0696Agonopterix propinquella23313
0704Agonopterix scopariella30310
1045Acleris notana6534
1053Acleris hastiana11432
1055Acleris hyemana5335
1288Alucita hexadactylaTwenty-plume Moth56830
0006Eriocrania subpurpurella31020
0282Caloptilia elongella5723
0288Caloptilia stigmatella9722
0648Endrosis sarcitrellaWhite-shouldered House-moth88120
0701Agonopterix ocellana5923
1660Polyploca ridensFrosted Green38120
1775Colostygia multistrigariaMottled Grey2627
1881Trichopteryx carpinataEarly Tooth-striped7422
1919Selenia tetralunariaPurple Thorn46620
1960Theria primariaEarly Moth14621
2184Orthosia opimaNorthern Drab11521
2235Lithophane semibrunneaTawny Pinion2926
2236Lithophane hepaticaPale Pinion6722
0085Stigmella suberivora2150
0140Nematopogon swammerdamella10110
0263Lyonetia clerkellaApple Leaf Miner38610
0281Caloptilia populetorum5611
0283Caloptilia betulicola2114
0296Calybites phasianipennella21610
0451Ypsolopha mucronella2214
0464Plutella xylostellaDiamond-back Moth271310
0672Depressaria heracleiParsnip Moth8211
0705Agonopterix umbellana20810
0711Agonopterix curvipunctosa3712
0891Mompha sturnipennella2913
0974Argyrotaenia ljungiana26010
1061Acleris literana3133
1136Epinotia immundana14710
1747Anticlea derivataStreamer23010
1799Operophtera brumataWinter Moth60810
1834Eupithecia vulgataCommon Pug122110
1839Eupithecia succenturiataBordered Pug39210
1926Phigalia pilosariaPale Brindled Beauty39210
1927Lycia hirtariaBrindled Beauty49010
1931Biston betulariaPeppered Moth250510
2089Agrotis exclamationisHeart and Dart429510
2148Polia bombycinaPale Shining Brown1119
2154Mamestra brassicaeCabbage Moth241210
2279Acronicta acerisSycamore53110
2381Hoplodrina alsinesUncertain342210
2389Paradrina clavipalpisPale Mottled Willow156410
2425Colocasia coryliNut-tree Tussock26810
2469Scoliopteryx libatrixHerald45010