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 16) 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
59.026Peacock Aglais ioLepidoptera: butterflies1035
73.249Hebrew Character Orthosia gothicaLepidoptera: macromoths852
58.003Orange-tip Anthocharis cardaminesLepidoptera: butterflies605
73.244Common Quaker Orthosia cerasiLepidoptera: macromoths564
58.007Small White Pieris rapaeLepidoptera: butterflies561
59.027Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticaeLepidoptera: butterflies533
73.069Early Grey Xylocampa areolaLepidoptera: macromoths402
58.008Green-veined White Pieris napiLepidoptera: butterflies385
73.242Clouded Drab Orthosia incertaLepidoptera: macromoths379
59.003Speckled Wood Pararge aegeriaLepidoptera: butterflies376
58.013Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamniLepidoptera: butterflies340
59.031Comma Polygonia c-albumLepidoptera: butterflies323
73.245Small Quaker Orthosia crudaLepidoptera: macromoths242
61.012Holly Blue Celastrina argiolusLepidoptera: butterflies232
58.006Large White Pieris brassicaeLepidoptera: butterflies221
70.156Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviataLepidoptera: macromoths169
73.247Powdered Quaker Orthosia gracilisLepidoptera: macromoths138
70.248Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtariaLepidoptera: macromoths122
70.237Early Thorn Selenia dentariaLepidoptera: macromoths114
73.336Red Chestnut Cerastis rubricosaLepidoptera: macromoths113
72.022Muslin Moth Diaphora mendicaLepidoptera: macromoths103
70.141Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciataLepidoptera: macromoths93
65.015Frosted Green Polyploca ridensLepidoptera: macromoths90
71.011Lunar Marbled Brown Drymonia ruficornisLepidoptera: macromoths84
70.067Streamer Anticlea derivataLepidoptera: macromoths79
70.245March Moth Alsophila aesculariaLepidoptera: macromoths79
73.325Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis putaLepidoptera: macromoths77
45.044 Emmelina monodactylaLepidoptera: micromoths76
73.032Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryliLepidoptera: macromoths69
70.226Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolataLepidoptera: macromoths68
70.281Sloe Carpet Aleucis distinctataLepidoptera: macromoths66
70.255Dotted Border Agriopis marginariaLepidoptera: macromoths66
73.25Twin-spotted Quaker Anorthoa mundaLepidoptera: macromoths62
70.066Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiataLepidoptera: macromoths54
59.023Red Admiral Vanessa atalantaLepidoptera: butterflies51
2.001a moth Dyseriocrania subpurpurellaLepidoptera: micromoths47
73.194Chestnut Conistra vacciniiLepidoptera: macromoths39
44.001Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactylaLepidoptera: micromoths32
73.248Northern Drab Orthosia opimaLepidoptera: macromoths30
70.270Engrailed Ectropis bistortataLepidoptera: macromoths30
70.251Oak Beauty Biston stratariaLepidoptera: macromoths29
49.039Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittanaLepidoptera: micromoths29
71.018Lesser Swallow Prominent Pheosia gnomaLepidoptera: macromoths29
73.329Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plectaLepidoptera: macromoths28
73.113Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosaLepidoptera: macromoths28
71.013Pebble Prominent Notodonta ziczacLepidoptera: macromoths26
73.210Satellite Eupsilia transversaLepidoptera: macromoths26
70.157Oak-tree Pug Eupithecia dodoneataLepidoptera: macromoths25
70.239Purple Thorn Selenia tetralunariaLepidoptera: macromoths24
72.001Herald Scoliopteryx libatrixLepidoptera: macromoths24
61.001Small Copper Lycaena phlaeasLepidoptera: butterflies24
38.037 Elachista canapennellaLepidoptera: micromoths23
70.208Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustataLepidoptera: macromoths23
07.006 Adela reaumurellaLepidoptera: micromoths23
28.009White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrellaLepidoptera: micromoths22
71.017Swallow Prominent Pheosia tremulaLepidoptera: macromoths21
08.002 Incurvaria masculellaLepidoptera: micromoths20
70.103Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumataLepidoptera: macromoths19
73.241Pine Beauty Panolis flammeaLepidoptera: macromoths19
29.001 Diurnea fagellaLepidoptera: micromoths19
28.019 Esperia sulphurellaLepidoptera: micromoths17
65.007Chinese Character Cilix glaucataLepidoptera: macromoths17
61.005Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubiLepidoptera: butterflies16
73.246Lead-coloured Drab Orthosia populetiLepidoptera: macromoths16
70.257Waved Umber Menophra abruptariaLepidoptera: macromoths15
71.027Chocolate-tip Clostera curtulaLepidoptera: macromoths14
32.017 Agonopterix arenellaLepidoptera: micromoths14
70.183Common Pug Eupithecia vulgataLepidoptera: macromoths13
40.008 Mompha subbistrigellaLepidoptera: micromoths12
68.001Emperor Moth Saturnia pavoniaLepidoptera: macromoths12
73.058Mullein Cucullia verbasciLepidoptera: macromoths12
74.004Least Black Arches Nola confusalisLepidoptera: macromoths12
71.020Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpinaLepidoptera: macromoths12
70.049Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuataLepidoptera: macromoths11
32.018 Agonopterix heraclianaLepidoptera: micromoths11
49.076 Acleris cristanaLepidoptera: micromoths11
32.015 Agonopterix subpropinquellaLepidoptera: micromoths10
73.045Knot Grass Acronicta rumicisLepidoptera: macromoths10
73.202Grey Shoulder-knot Lithophane ornitopusLepidoptera: macromoths9
35.109 Scrobipalpa acuminatellaLepidoptera: micromoths9
61.018Common Blue Polyommatus icarusLepidoptera: butterflies8
73.001Spectacle Abrostola tripartitaLepidoptera: macromoths8
71.021Coxcomb Prominent Ptilodon capucinaLepidoptera: macromoths8
73.201Pale Pinion Lithophane sociaLepidoptera: macromoths8
70.282Early Moth Theria primariaLepidoptera: macromoths8
70.036Maiden's Blush Cyclophora punctariaLepidoptera: macromoths8
49.020 Argyrotaenia ljungianaLepidoptera: micromoths8
32.031 Agonopterix alstromerianaLepidoptera: micromoths8
57.002Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus malvaeLepidoptera: butterflies8
45.010 Amblyptilia acanthadactylaLepidoptera: micromoths7
73.053Chamomile Shark Cucullia chamomillaeLepidoptera: macromoths7
73.267Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleraceaLepidoptera: macromoths6
49.030Carnation Tortrix Cacoecimorpha pronubanaLepidoptera: micromoths6
70.095Red-green Carpet Chloroclysta siterataLepidoptera: macromoths6
38.032 Elachista apicipunctellaLepidoptera: micromoths6
62.001Bee Moth Aphomia sociellaLepidoptera: micromoths6
70.142V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ataLepidoptera: macromoths6
69.010Humming-bird Hawk-moth Macroglossum stellatarumLepidoptera: macromoths6
70.051Red Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe spadiceariaLepidoptera: macromoths6
59.002Wall Lasiommata megeraLepidoptera: butterflies6
74.009Oak Nycteoline Nycteola revayanaLepidoptera: macromoths5
71.005Sallow Kitten Furcula furculaLepidoptera: macromoths5
70.196Broom-tip Chesias rufataLepidoptera: macromoths5
72.083Burnet Companion Euclidia glyphicaLepidoptera: macromoths5
73.197Dotted Chestnut Conistra rubigineaLepidoptera: macromoths5
65.005Pebble Hook-tip Drepana falcatariaLepidoptera: macromoths5
59.036Heath Fritillary Melitaea athaliaLepidoptera: butterflies5
70.061Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternataLepidoptera: macromoths5
15.089 Cameraria ohridellaLepidoptera: micromoths5
59.024Painted Lady Vanessa carduiLepidoptera: butterflies5
63.069 Eudonia angusteaLepidoptera: micromoths5
06.003 Heliozela sericiellaLepidoptera: micromoths5
16.014 Pseudoswammerdamia combinellaLepidoptera: micromoths4
73.015Silver Y Autographa gammaLepidoptera: macromoths4
72.012Brown-tail Euproctis chrysorrhoeaLepidoptera: macromoths4
61.006White-letter Hairstreak Satyrium w-albumLepidoptera: butterflies4
38.038 Elachista rufocinereaLepidoptera: micromoths4
28.010Brown House Moth Hofmannophila pseudospretellaLepidoptera: micromoths4
72.015Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibundaLepidoptera: macromoths4
73.255Nutmeg Anarta trifoliiLepidoptera: macromoths4
65.001Scalloped Hook-tip Falcaria lacertinariaLepidoptera: macromoths4
49.087 Acleris literanaLepidoptera: micromoths4
70.184Mottled Pug Eupithecia exiguataLepidoptera: macromoths4
65.016Yellow Horned Achlya flavicornisLepidoptera: macromoths4
69.001Lime Hawk-moth Mimas tiliaeLepidoptera: macromoths4
73.243Blossom Underwing Orthosia miniosaLepidoptera: macromoths4
70.079Spruce Carpet Thera britannicaLepidoptera: macromoths4
72.004Buttoned Snout Hypena rostralisLepidoptera: macromoths4
72.020White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipedaLepidoptera: macromoths4
70.200Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretataLepidoptera: macromoths3
49.325 Cydia ulicetanaLepidoptera: micromoths3
72.019Buff Ermine Spilosoma luteaLepidoptera: macromoths3
73.059Toadflax Brocade Calophasia lunulaLepidoptera: macromoths3
15.028 Parornix anglicellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
49.240 Epinotia immundanaLepidoptera: micromoths3
02.004 Eriocrania sparrmannellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
49.028 Syndemis musculanaLepidoptera: micromoths3
70.218Latticed Heath Chiasmia clathrataLepidoptera: macromoths3
38.004 Elachista argentellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
40.010 Mompha epilobiellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
17.001 Ypsolopha mucronellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
73.038Grey Dagger Acronicta psiLepidoptera: macromoths3
15.010 Caloptilia stigmatellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
73.102Brown Rustic Rusina ferrugineaLepidoptera: macromoths3
58.010Clouded Yellow Colias croceusLepidoptera: butterflies3
16.010 Zelleria hepariellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
38.022 Elachista gleichenellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
73.084Marbled Beauty Bryophila domesticaLepidoptera: macromoths3
73.200Tawny Pinion Lithophane semibrunneaLepidoptera: macromoths3
73.317Heart and Dart Agrotis exclamationisLepidoptera: macromoths3
63.006 Pyrausta aurataLepidoptera: micromoths3
35.117 Scrobipalpa atriplicellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
73.195Dark Chestnut Conistra ligulaLepidoptera: macromoths2
49.371Fruitlet Mining Tortrix Pammene rhediellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
66.007Oak Eggar Lasiocampa quercusLepidoptera: macromoths2
72.031Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeaeLepidoptera: macromoths2
38.025 Elachista atricomellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
32.036Parsnip Moth Depressaria radiellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
59.005Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilusLepidoptera: butterflies2
70.198Seraphim Lobophora halterataLepidoptera: macromoths2
70.173Lime-speck Pug Eupithecia centaureataLepidoptera: macromoths2
12.038 Monopis obviellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
15.053Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
73.048Small Yellow Underwing Panemeria tenebrataLepidoptera: macromoths2
70.205Magpie Moth Abraxas grossulariataLepidoptera: macromoths2
15.046 Phyllonorycter blancardellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
72.049Orange Footman Eilema sororculaLepidoptera: macromoths2
73.274Cabbage Moth Mamestra brassicaeLepidoptera: macromoths2
16.017 Swammerdamia pyrellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
70.247Pale Brindled Beauty Phigalia pilosariaLepidoptera: macromoths2
37.038 Coleophora lineoleaLepidoptera: micromoths2
48.001 Anthophila fabricianaLepidoptera: micromoths2
73.359Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrumLepidoptera: macromoths2
70.256Mottled Umber Erannis defoliariaLepidoptera: macromoths2
70.203Orange Underwing Archiearis partheniasLepidoptera: macromoths2
32.009 Agonopterix purpureaLepidoptera: micromoths2
73.342Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronubaLepidoptera: macromoths2
72.024Ruby Tiger Phragmatobia fuliginosaLepidoptera: macromoths2
37.051 Coleophora kuehnellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
49.349 Grapholita internanaLepidoptera: micromoths2
35.017 Neofaculta ericetellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
37.039 Coleophora hemerobiellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
70.160White-spotted Pug Eupithecia tripunctariaLepidoptera: macromoths2
11.006 Taleporia tubulosaLepidoptera: micromoths2
73.158Rustic Shoulder-knot Apamea sordensLepidoptera: macromoths2
70.222Brown Silver-line Petrophora chlorosataLepidoptera: macromoths2
63.057Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalisLepidoptera: micromoths2
70.280Clouded Silver Lomographa temerataLepidoptera: macromoths2
70.294Yellow Belle Aspitates ochreariaLepidoptera: macromoths2
04.045 Stigmella aurellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
70.207Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginataLepidoptera: macromoths2
35.033 Platyedra subcinereaLepidoptera: micromoths2
71.012Iron Prominent Notodonta dromedariusLepidoptera: macromoths2
18.001Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
32.002 Semioscopis steinkellnerianaLepidoptera: micromoths2
15.015 Aspilapteryx tringipennellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
70.246Small Brindled Beauty Apocheima hispidariaLepidoptera: macromoths2