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 46 (12-Nov-2018 to 19-Nov-2018)

Species total : 84

B & FScientific nameVernacular name Total
1923Colotois pennariaFeathered Thorn95811912
1631Poecilocampa populiDecember Moth4767816
2264Agrochola macilentaYellow-line Quaker1091686
1795Epirrita dilutataNovember Moth694568
2258Conistra vacciniiChestnut1639523
2441Autographa gammaSilver Y4603460
1935Erannis defoliariaMottled Umber470439
2306Phlogophora meticulosaAngle Shades3559431
2375Rhizedra lutosaLarge Wainscot1414382
2227Asteroscopus sphinxSprawler1253628
2256Eupsilia transversaSatellite743364
2262Agrochola circellarisBrick615325
0998Epiphyas postvittana1927271
1395Udea ferrugalisRusty-dot Pearl588244
0874Blastobasis lacticolella1876201
2259Conistra ligulaDark Chestnut399205
0464Plutella xylostellaDiamond-back Moth2713170
1760Chloroclysta siterataRed-green Carpet482173
1864Chesias legatellaStreak245176
1799Operophtera brumataWinter Moth608162
2091Agrotis ipsilonDark Sword-grass1092161
1524Emmelina monodactyla1653150
2263Agrochola lotaRed-line Quaker702152
2087Agrotis segetumTurnip Moth3424130
1933Agriopis aurantiariaScarce Umber132129
1041Acleris sparsana232114
2107Noctua pronubaLarge Yellow Underwing8607110
2245Allophyes oxyacanthaeGreen-brindled Crescent821111
2240Lithophane leautieriBlair's Shoulder-knot57581
2013Ptilophora plumigeraPlumed Prominent20735
2119Peridroma sauciaPearly Underwing28072
2237Lithophane ornitopusGrey Shoulder-knot39671
2267Agrochola lychnidisBeaded Chestnut113560
0664Diurnea lipsiella40512
1768Thera obeliscataGrey Pine Carpet146350
1769Thera britannicaSpruce Carpet48151
2126Xestia c-nigrumSetaceous Hebrew Character622850
1053Acleris hastiana11443
1398Nomophila noctuellaRush Veneer129340
1764Chloroclysta truncataCommon Marbled Carpet173540
1767Thera firmataPine Carpet101040
1796Epirrita christyiPale November Moth23417
1800Operophtera fagataNorthern Winter Moth4449
0229Monopis obviella26631
0284Caloptilia rufipennella11832
0321Phyllonorycter messaniella18331
0695Agonopterix alstromeriana42930
2109Noctua comesLesser Yellow Underwing437230
2272Xanthia auragoBarred Sallow76830
0288Caloptilia stigmatella9722
0461Ypsolopha ustella15821
0647Hofmannophila pseudospretellaBrown House-moth130420
0697Agonopterix arenella38320
1044Acleris ferrugana14121
1051Acleris logiana9022
1157Crocidosema plebejana2328
1288Alucita hexadactylaTwenty-plume Moth56820
1682Timandra comaeBlood-vein181520
1716Rhodometra sacrariaVestal5024
1797Epirrita autumnataAutumnal Moth18211
2195Mythimna vitellinaDelicate21120
2389Paradrina clavipalpisPale Mottled Willow156420
0283Caloptilia betulicola2114
0483Epermenia chaerophyllella2414
0648Endrosis sarcitrellaWhite-shouldered House-moth88110
0692Agonopterix subpropinquella6211
0776Teleiopsis diffinis89810
0891Mompha sturnipennella2913
1054Acleris cristana6811
1415Orthopygia glaucinalis58810
1497Amblyptilia acanthadactyla21510
1720Orthonama obstipataGem10910
1745Larentia clavariaMallow59910
1832Eupithecia assimilataCurrant Pug21410
1934Agriopis marginariaDotted Border74410
2026Orgyia antiquaVapourer32310
2092Agrotis putaShuttle-shaped Dart537510
2241Xylena vetustaRed Sword-grass2150
2247Dichonia aprilinaMerveille du Jour55910
2275Xanthia gilvagoDusky-lemon Sallow9211
2321Apamea monoglyphaDark Arches461110
2333Apamea ancepsLarge Nutmeg37110
2442Autographa pulchrinaBeautiful Golden Y27310
2469Scoliopteryx libatrixHerald45010