Moths to see now

The following moths and butterflies are all expected to be adult or out now.  This list is based on the current week (Week 39) and includes adult/mature stages found at this time of year from our data in Essex (VC18 and 19).  The most likely species come first - note that those at the end of the list may be unlikely!

Bradley NoSpeciesGroupNumber of Records
73.193Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosaLepidoptera: macromoths980
73.342Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronubaLepidoptera: macromoths757
59.023Red Admiral Vanessa atalantaLepidoptera: butterflies622
58.006Large White Pieris brassicaeLepidoptera: butterflies613
73.359Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrumLepidoptera: macromoths598
58.007Small White Pieris rapaeLepidoptera: butterflies562
73.345Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comesLepidoptera: macromoths526
59.027Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticaeLepidoptera: butterflies515
73.357Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographaLepidoptera: macromoths491
73.186Beaded Chestnut Agrochola lychnidisLepidoptera: macromoths434
59.031Comma Polygonia c-albumLepidoptera: butterflies429
59.003Speckled Wood Pararge aegeriaLepidoptera: butterflies367
73.187Brown-spot Pinion Agrochola lituraLepidoptera: macromoths300
73.015Silver Y Autographa gammaLepidoptera: macromoths297
73.113Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosaLepidoptera: macromoths289
73.235Feathered Ranunculus Polymixis licheneaLepidoptera: macromoths283
70.258Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidariaLepidoptera: macromoths248
59.026Peacock Aglais ioLepidoptera: butterflies232
73.123Rosy Rustic Hydraecia micaceaLepidoptera: macromoths228
73.099Vine's Rustic Hoplodrina ambiguaLepidoptera: macromoths226
73.225Brindled Green Dryobotodes eremitaLepidoptera: macromoths217
73.233Black Rustic Aporophyla nigraLepidoptera: macromoths205
61.001Small Copper Lycaena phlaeasLepidoptera: butterflies197
73.182Sallow Cirrhia icteritiaLepidoptera: macromoths193
72.003Snout Hypena proboscidalisLepidoptera: macromoths188
73.291Common Wainscot Mythimna pallensLepidoptera: macromoths178
73.206Blair's Shoulder-knot Lithophane leautieriLepidoptera: macromoths178
70.049Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuataLepidoptera: macromoths171
73.231Deep-brown Dart Aporophyla lutulentaLepidoptera: macromoths170
73.131Flounced Rustic Luperina testaceaLepidoptera: macromoths161
49.039Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittanaLepidoptera: micromoths137
73.325Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis putaLepidoptera: macromoths126
70.070Mallow Larentia clavariaLepidoptera: macromoths124
73.319Turnip Moth Agrotis segetumLepidoptera: macromoths117
73.343Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriataLepidoptera: macromoths113
49.077Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris varieganaLepidoptera: micromoths112
70.226Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolataLepidoptera: macromoths96
73.181Pink-barred Sallow Xanthia togataLepidoptera: macromoths94
73.237Large Ranunculus Polymixis flavicinctaLepidoptera: macromoths93
73.064Mouse Moth Amphipyra tragopoginisLepidoptera: macromoths89
73.327Dark Sword-grass Agrotis ipsilonLepidoptera: macromoths83
58.010Clouded Yellow Colias croceusLepidoptera: butterflies81
58.008Green-veined White Pieris napiLepidoptera: butterflies80
73.192Brick Agrochola circellarisLepidoptera: macromoths75
73.121Frosted Orange Gortyna flavagoLepidoptera: macromoths74
70.095Red-green Carpet Chloroclysta siterataLepidoptera: macromoths69
61.018Common Blue Polyommatus icarusLepidoptera: butterflies69
59.024Painted Lady Vanessa carduiLepidoptera: butterflies68
73.300L-album Wainscot Mythimna l-albumLepidoptera: macromoths65
59.002Wall Lasiommata megeraLepidoptera: butterflies64
59.005Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilusLepidoptera: butterflies64
69.010Humming-bird Hawk-moth Macroglossum stellatarumLepidoptera: macromoths59
73.194Chestnut Conistra vacciniiLepidoptera: macromoths57
18.001Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostellaLepidoptera: micromoths56
73.012Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitisLepidoptera: macromoths54
63.052Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuellaLepidoptera: micromoths52
73.134Large Wainscot Rhizedra lutosaLepidoptera: macromoths52
73.062Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramideaLepidoptera: macromoths52
70.081Grey Pine Carpet Thera obeliscataLepidoptera: macromoths51
63.069 Eudonia angusteaLepidoptera: micromoths51
73.297White-point Mythimna albipunctaLepidoptera: macromoths47
73.334Small Square-spot Diarsia rubiLepidoptera: macromoths47
73.365Autumnal Rustic Eugnorisma glareosaLepidoptera: macromoths46
73.190Yellow-line Quaker Agrochola macilentaLepidoptera: macromoths46
58.013Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamniLepidoptera: butterflies44
73.068Green-brindled Crescent Allophyes oxyacanthaeLepidoptera: macromoths39
73.224Merveille du Jour Griposia aprilinaLepidoptera: macromoths38
45.044 Emmelina monodactylaLepidoptera: micromoths38
72.017Vapourer Orgyia antiquaLepidoptera: macromoths35
72.002Straw Dot Rivula sericealisLepidoptera: macromoths35
70.079Spruce Carpet Thera britannicaLepidoptera: macromoths35
59.010Meadow Brown Maniola jurtinaLepidoptera: butterflies34
61.015Brown Argus Aricia agestisLepidoptera: butterflies33
73.122Fisher's Estuarine Moth Gortyna boreliiLepidoptera: macromoths33
70.029Blood-vein Timandra comaeLepidoptera: macromoths32
73.189Red-line Quaker Agrochola lotaLepidoptera: macromoths31
73.274Cabbage Moth Mamestra brassicaeLepidoptera: macromoths31
73.230Feathered Brindle Aporophyla australisLepidoptera: macromoths29
72.078Red Underwing Catocala nuptaLepidoptera: macromoths29
73.210Satellite Eupsilia transversaLepidoptera: macromoths28
70.235Dusky Thorn Ennomos fuscantariaLepidoptera: macromoths27
70.038Vestal Rhodometra sacrariaLepidoptera: macromoths22
73.219Centre-barred Sallow Atethmia centragoLepidoptera: macromoths22
28.009White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrellaLepidoptera: micromoths22
70.244Feathered Thorn Colotois pennariaLepidoptera: macromoths22
49.070Rhomboid Tortrix Acleris rhombanaLepidoptera: micromoths21
62.076a moth Hypsopygia glaucinalisLepidoptera: micromoths21
73.307Pearly Underwing Peridroma sauciaLepidoptera: macromoths20
70.234Canary-shouldered Thorn Ennomos alniariaLepidoptera: macromoths19
62.075Gold Triangle Hypsopygia costalisLepidoptera: micromoths19
61.012Holly Blue Celastrina argiolusLepidoptera: butterflies18
70.141Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciataLepidoptera: macromoths18
70.008Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriataLepidoptera: macromoths17
63.054Boxworm Cydalima perspectalisLepidoptera: micromoths17
70.004Least Carpet Idaea rusticataLepidoptera: macromoths17
45.010 Amblyptilia acanthadactylaLepidoptera: micromoths16
70.232Large Thorn Ennomos autumnariaLepidoptera: macromoths16
73.188Flounced Chestnut Agrochola helvolaLepidoptera: macromoths16
73.033Figure of Eight Diloba caeruleocephalaLepidoptera: macromoths16
70.083Cypress Carpet Thera cupressataLepidoptera: macromoths16
32.017 Agonopterix arenellaLepidoptera: micromoths16
31.001 Carcina quercanaLepidoptera: micromoths14
49.069 Acleris sparsanaLepidoptera: micromoths14
73.062-3Copper Underwings Amphipyra pyramidea agg.Lepidoptera: macromoths14
73.293Smoky Wainscot Mythimna impuraLepidoptera: macromoths13
69.004Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuliLepidoptera: macromoths12
73.195Dark Chestnut Conistra ligulaLepidoptera: macromoths12
12.038 Monopis obviellaLepidoptera: micromoths12
41.003 Blastobasis lacticolellaLepidoptera: micromoths12
70.173Lime-speck Pug Eupithecia centaureataLepidoptera: macromoths12
70.016Riband Wave Idaea aversataLepidoptera: macromoths11
73.063Svensson's Copper Underwing Amphipyra berberaLepidoptera: macromoths11
73.295Delicate Mythimna vitellinaLepidoptera: macromoths10
73.348Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua jantheLepidoptera: macromoths10
65.002Oak Hook-tip Watsonalla binariaLepidoptera: macromoths10
74.009Oak Nycteoline Nycteola revayanaLepidoptera: macromoths9
73.314Garden Dart Euxoa nigricansLepidoptera: macromoths9
49.071 Acleris emarganaLepidoptera: micromoths9
49.013Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podanaLepidoptera: micromoths9
73.076Scarce Bordered Straw Helicoverpa armigeraLepidoptera: macromoths8
73.329Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plectaLepidoptera: macromoths8
49.166 Celypha lacunanaLepidoptera: micromoths8
73.087Small Mottled Willow Spodoptera exiguaLepidoptera: macromoths8
73.202Grey Shoulder-knot Lithophane ornitopusLepidoptera: macromoths8
73.317Heart and Dart Agrotis exclamationisLepidoptera: macromoths8
70.270Engrailed Ectropis bistortataLepidoptera: macromoths8
15.040 Phyllonorycter messaniellaLepidoptera: micromoths8
73.092Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheusLepidoptera: macromoths7
73.045Knot Grass Acronicta rumicisLepidoptera: macromoths7
62.077 Endotricha flammealisLepidoptera: micromoths7
73.169-70Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg.Lepidoptera: macromoths7
15.052 Phyllonorycter corylifoliellaLepidoptera: micromoths7
73.136Bulrush Wainscot Nonagria typhaeLepidoptera: macromoths7
63.031Rusty-dot Pearl Udea ferrugalisLepidoptera: micromoths7
73.339Dotted Rustic Rhyacia simulansLepidoptera: macromoths7
21.001Apple Leaf Miner Lyonetia clerkellaLepidoptera: micromoths7
38.037 Elachista canapennellaLepidoptera: micromoths7
28.010Brown House Moth Hofmannophila pseudospretellaLepidoptera: micromoths7
3.001Orange Swift Triodia sylvinaLepidoptera: macromoths6
70.236September Thorn Ennomos erosariaLepidoptera: macromoths6
70.227Bordered Beauty Epione repandariaLepidoptera: macromoths6
72.069Beautiful Hook-tip Laspeyria flexulaLepidoptera: macromoths6
70.024Small Blood-vein Scopula imitariaLepidoptera: macromoths6
70.100Green Carpet Colostygia pectinatariaLepidoptera: macromoths6
72.001Herald Scoliopteryx libatrixLepidoptera: macromoths5
49.083 Acleris ferruganaLepidoptera: micromoths5
73.358Six-striped Rustic Xestia sexstrigataLepidoptera: macromoths5
70.012Treble Brown Spot Idaea trigeminataLepidoptera: macromoths5
70.036Maiden's Blush Cyclophora punctariaLepidoptera: macromoths5
62.072Meal Moth Pyralis farinalisLepidoptera: micromoths5
73.097Rustic Hoplodrina blandaLepidoptera: macromoths5
63.038Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralisLepidoptera: micromoths5
73.096Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenariaLepidoptera: macromoths5
73.267Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleraceaLepidoptera: macromoths5
49.038 Clepsis consimilanaLepidoptera: micromoths5
72.013Yellow-tail Euproctis similisLepidoptera: macromoths5
15.028 Parornix anglicellaLepidoptera: micromoths5
48.001 Anthophila fabricianaLepidoptera: micromoths5
04.012 Stigmella acerisLepidoptera: micromoths4
72.024Ruby Tiger Phragmatobia fuliginosaLepidoptera: macromoths4
15.089 Cameraria ohridellaLepidoptera: micromoths4
73.320Heart and Club Agrotis clavisLepidoptera: macromoths4
73.001Spectacle Abrostola tripartitaLepidoptera: macromoths4
62.006Wax Moth Galleria mellonellaLepidoptera: micromoths4
73.037-8Dark / Grey Dagger Acronicta tridens/psiLepidoptera: macromoths4
70.061Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternataLepidoptera: macromoths4
69.005Death's-head Hawk-moth Acherontia atroposLepidoptera: macromoths4
72.061Pinion-streaked Snout Schrankia costaestrigalisLepidoptera: macromoths4
73.344Lunar Yellow Underwing Noctua orbonaLepidoptera: macromoths4
49.024Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis corylanaLepidoptera: micromoths4
73.270Dot Moth Melanchra persicariaeLepidoptera: macromoths4
70.192Treble-bar Aplocera plagiataLepidoptera: macromoths4
70.256Mottled Umber Erannis defoliariaLepidoptera: macromoths4
73.154Dusky Brocade Apamea remissaLepidoptera: macromoths3
04.026 Stigmella oxyacanthellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
44.001Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactylaLepidoptera: micromoths3
04.030 Stigmella hybnerellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
70.205Magpie Moth Abraxas grossulariataLepidoptera: macromoths3
73.346Least Yellow Underwing Noctua interjectaLepidoptera: macromoths3
15.064Nut Leaf Blister Moth Phyllonorycter coryliLepidoptera: micromoths3
73.245Small Quaker Orthosia crudaLepidoptera: macromoths3
15.014a moth Gracillaria syringellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
63.057Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalisLepidoptera: micromoths3
70.059Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineataLepidoptera: macromoths3
70.233August Thorn Ennomos quercinariaLepidoptera: macromoths3
66.002Pale Eggar Trichiura crataegiLepidoptera: macromoths3
28.024 Tachystola acroxanthaLepidoptera: micromoths3
65.007Chinese Character Cilix glaucataLepidoptera: macromoths3
15.065 Phyllonorycter esperellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
73.252Hedge Rustic Tholera cespitisLepidoptera: macromoths3
59.011Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonusLepidoptera: butterflies3
73.008Golden Twin-spot Chrysodeixis chalcitesLepidoptera: macromoths3
70.013Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselataLepidoptera: macromoths3
40.015 Mompha raschkiellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
73.253Feathered Gothic Tholera decimalisLepidoptera: macromoths3
15.039 Phyllonorycter quercifoliellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
70.107-8November Moth agg. Epirrita dilutata agg.Lepidoptera: macromoths3
73.107Old Lady Mormo mauraLepidoptera: macromoths3
04.010 Stigmella microtheriellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
04.035 Stigmella salicisLepidoptera: micromoths3
15.086 Phyllonorycter geniculellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
73.254Antler Moth Cerapteryx graminisLepidoptera: macromoths3
49.030Carnation Tortrix Cacoecimorpha pronubanaLepidoptera: micromoths3
66.001December Moth Poecilocampa populiLepidoptera: macromoths3
21.008Pear Leaf Blister Moth Leucoptera malifoliellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
70.011Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiataLepidoptera: macromoths2
12.039 Monopis crocicapitellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
49.249 Epinotia ramellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
04.056 Stigmella speciosaLepidoptera: micromoths2
49.076 Acleris cristanaLepidoptera: micromoths2
73.228Grey Chi Antitype chiLepidoptera: macromoths2
63.089 Agriphila tristellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
62.005Lesser Wax Moth Achroia grisellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
49.066 Acleris lateranaLepidoptera: micromoths2
15.075 Phyllonorycter ulmifoliellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
49.026Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparanaLepidoptera: micromoths2
37.049Pistol Case-bearer Coleophora anatipennellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
15.043 Phyllonorycter oxyacanthaeLepidoptera: micromoths2
48.007Apple Leaf Skeletoniser Choreutis parianaLepidoptera: micromoths2
15.034 Phyllonorycter harrisellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
35.117 Scrobipalpa atriplicellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
59.036Heath Fritillary Melitaea athaliaLepidoptera: butterflies2
49.255 Epinotia nisellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
17.010 Ypsolopha parenthesellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
59.021White Admiral Limenitis camillaLepidoptera: butterflies2
49.341 Cydia splendanaLepidoptera: micromoths2
49.109 Agapeta hamanaLepidoptera: micromoths2
70.023Mullein Wave Scopula marginepunctataLepidoptera: macromoths2
15.083 Phyllonorycter trifasciellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
15.006 Caloptilia rufipennellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
70.218Latticed Heath Chiasmia clathrataLepidoptera: macromoths2
04.095 Ectoedemia atricollisLepidoptera: micromoths2
49.020 Argyrotaenia ljungianaLepidoptera: micromoths2
73.169Common Rustic Mesapamea secalisLepidoptera: macromoths2
15.037 Phyllonorycter tenerellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
10.001 Tischeria ekebladellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
69.016Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenorLepidoptera: macromoths2
73.200Tawny Pinion Lithophane semibrunneaLepidoptera: macromoths2
04.040 Stigmella assimilellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
15.093 Phyllocnistis xeniaLepidoptera: micromoths2
49.136 Cochylis hybridellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
73.298Clay Mythimna ferragoLepidoptera: macromoths2
73.035Reed Dagger Simyra albovenosaLepidoptera: macromoths2
17.012 Ypsolopha sequellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
62.029 Phycita roborellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
69.006Privet Hawk-moth Sphinx ligustriLepidoptera: macromoths2
15.010 Caloptilia stigmatellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
15.084 Phyllonorycter acerifoliellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
15.053Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
11.012 Psyche castaLepidoptera: micromoths2
73.151Webb's Wainscot Globia sparganiiLepidoptera: macromoths2
70.009Satin Wave Idaea subsericeataLepidoptera: macromoths2
63.006 Pyrausta aurataLepidoptera: micromoths2
73.209Red Sword-grass Xylena vetustaLepidoptera: macromoths2
04.042 Stigmella plagicolellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
73.022Gold Spot Plusia festucaeLepidoptera: macromoths2
73.120Dusky Sallow Eremobia ochroleucaLepidoptera: macromoths2
70.294Yellow Belle Aspitates ochreariaLepidoptera: macromoths2
41.002 Blastobasis adustellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
73.059Toadflax Brocade Calophasia lunulaLepidoptera: macromoths2
72.035Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniataLepidoptera: macromoths2
73.162Dark Arches Apamea monoglyphaLepidoptera: macromoths2
70.195Streak Chesias legatellaLepidoptera: macromoths2
70.284Barred Red Hylaea fasciariaLepidoptera: macromoths2
15.012 Caloptilia semifasciaLepidoptera: micromoths2
72.004Buttoned Snout Hypena rostralisLepidoptera: macromoths2
15.074 Phyllonorycter schreberellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
70.159Cypress Pug Eupithecia phoeniceataLepidoptera: macromoths2
70.077Pine Carpet Pennithera firmataLepidoptera: macromoths2