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 7) 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
70.247Pale Brindled Beauty Phigalia pilosariaLepidoptera: macromoths116
70.245March Moth Alsophila aesculariaLepidoptera: macromoths77
70.255Dotted Border Agriopis marginariaLepidoptera: macromoths73
70.253Spring Usher Agriopis leucophaeariaLepidoptera: macromoths62
73.194Chestnut Conistra vacciniiLepidoptera: macromoths55
73.210Satellite Eupsilia transversaLepidoptera: macromoths54
49.044 Tortricodes alternellaLepidoptera: micromoths45
32.018 Agonopterix heraclianaLepidoptera: micromoths44
70.282Early Moth Theria primariaLepidoptera: macromoths39
59.027Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticaeLepidoptera: butterflies38
59.023Red Admiral Vanessa atalantaLepidoptera: butterflies27
73.244Common Quaker Orthosia cerasiLepidoptera: macromoths26
73.249Hebrew Character Orthosia gothicaLepidoptera: macromoths18
70.246Small Brindled Beauty Apocheima hispidariaLepidoptera: macromoths18
59.026Peacock Aglais ioLepidoptera: butterflies17
73.195Dark Chestnut Conistra ligulaLepidoptera: macromoths15
70.251Oak Beauty Biston stratariaLepidoptera: macromoths14
58.013Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamniLepidoptera: butterflies13
45.044 Emmelina monodactylaLepidoptera: micromoths10
17.011 Ypsolopha ustellaLepidoptera: micromoths9
49.083 Acleris ferruganaLepidoptera: micromoths9
49.083-4 Acleris ferrugana/notanaLepidoptera: micromoths8
59.031Comma Polygonia c-albumLepidoptera: butterflies8
70.256Mottled Umber Erannis defoliariaLepidoptera: macromoths5
49.039Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittanaLepidoptera: micromoths5
49.076 Acleris cristanaLepidoptera: micromoths4
49.080 Acleris hastianaLepidoptera: micromoths4
45.010 Amblyptilia acanthadactylaLepidoptera: micromoths4
73.202Grey Shoulder-knot Lithophane ornitopusLepidoptera: macromoths4
73.245Small Quaker Orthosia crudaLepidoptera: macromoths4
15.053Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
73.242Clouded Drab Orthosia incertaLepidoptera: macromoths3
73.113Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosaLepidoptera: macromoths3
04.088 Ectoedemia heringellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
70.248Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtariaLepidoptera: macromoths2
63.046 Duponchelia fovealisLepidoptera: micromoths2
70.066Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiataLepidoptera: macromoths2
21.001Apple Leaf Miner Lyonetia clerkellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
32.031 Agonopterix alstromerianaLepidoptera: micromoths2
32.017 Agonopterix arenellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
70.141Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciataLepidoptera: macromoths2
04.045 Stigmella aurellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
32.035 Agonopterix yeatianaLepidoptera: micromoths2
63.069 Eudonia angusteaLepidoptera: micromoths2
49.186 Endothenia gentianaeanaLepidoptera: micromoths2
49.073 Acleris schallerianaLepidoptera: micromoths2
72.024Ruby Tiger Phragmatobia fuliginosaLepidoptera: macromoths2
70.156Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviataLepidoptera: macromoths2