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 46) 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
66.001December Moth Poecilocampa populiLepidoptera: macromoths140
70.244Feathered Thorn Colotois pennariaLepidoptera: macromoths99
73.190Yellow-line Quaker Agrochola macilentaLepidoptera: macromoths64
73.065Sprawler Asteroscopus sphinxLepidoptera: macromoths52
70.256Mottled Umber Erannis defoliariaLepidoptera: macromoths50
70.106Winter Moth Operophtera brumataLepidoptera: macromoths42
73.192Brick Agrochola circellarisLepidoptera: macromoths40
59.023Red Admiral Vanessa atalantaLepidoptera: butterflies39
73.194Chestnut Conistra vacciniiLepidoptera: macromoths33
73.210Satellite Eupsilia transversaLepidoptera: macromoths30
73.015Silver Y Autographa gammaLepidoptera: macromoths27
70.254Scarce Umber Agriopis aurantiariaLepidoptera: macromoths25
70.107November Moth Epirrita dilutataLepidoptera: macromoths24
70.095Red-green Carpet Chloroclysta siterataLepidoptera: macromoths22
49.039Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittanaLepidoptera: micromoths22
73.113Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosaLepidoptera: macromoths20
73.195Dark Chestnut Conistra ligulaLepidoptera: macromoths18
73.068Green-brindled Crescent Allophyes oxyacanthaeLepidoptera: macromoths16
59.026Peacock Aglais ioLepidoptera: butterflies13
73.189Red-line Quaker Agrochola lotaLepidoptera: macromoths12
73.206Blair's Shoulder-knot Lithophane leautieriLepidoptera: macromoths12
45.044 Emmelina monodactylaLepidoptera: micromoths10
70.107-8November Moth agg. Epirrita dilutata agg.Lepidoptera: macromoths9
63.031Rusty-dot Pearl Udea ferrugalisLepidoptera: micromoths9
70.083Cypress Carpet Thera cupressataLepidoptera: macromoths8
73.134Large Wainscot Rhizedra lutosaLepidoptera: macromoths8
49.069 Acleris sparsanaLepidoptera: micromoths7
70.105Northern Winter Moth Operophtera fagataLepidoptera: macromoths7
73.342Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronubaLepidoptera: macromoths6
73.345Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comesLepidoptera: macromoths6
12.038 Monopis obviellaLepidoptera: micromoths6
49.073 Acleris schallerianaLepidoptera: micromoths6
04.090 Ectoedemia subbimaculellaLepidoptera: micromoths5
18.001Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostellaLepidoptera: micromoths5
73.327Dark Sword-grass Agrotis ipsilonLepidoptera: macromoths5
58.013Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamniLepidoptera: butterflies5
21.001Apple Leaf Miner Lyonetia clerkellaLepidoptera: micromoths4
70.141Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciataLepidoptera: macromoths4
59.027Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticaeLepidoptera: butterflies4
73.359Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrumLepidoptera: macromoths4
41.003 Blastobasis lacticolellaLepidoptera: micromoths4
15.064Nut Leaf Blister Moth Phyllonorycter coryliLepidoptera: micromoths4
49.083 Acleris ferruganaLepidoptera: micromoths4
45.010 Amblyptilia acanthadactylaLepidoptera: micromoths3
40.008 Mompha subbistrigellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
59.031Comma Polygonia c-albumLepidoptera: butterflies3
49.083-4 Acleris ferrugana/notanaLepidoptera: micromoths3
17.011 Ypsolopha ustellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
04.010 Stigmella microtheriellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
70.195Streak Chesias legatellaLepidoptera: macromoths3
10.001 Tischeria ekebladellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
73.186Beaded Chestnut Agrochola lychnidisLepidoptera: macromoths3
04.091 Ectoedemia heringiLepidoptera: micromoths3
70.109Autumnal Moth Epirrita autumnataLepidoptera: macromoths3
14.010 Bucculatrix ulmellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
61.012Holly Blue Celastrina argiolusLepidoptera: butterflies3
15.080 Phyllonorycter froelichiellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
59.024Painted Lady Vanessa carduiLepidoptera: butterflies2
73.202Grey Shoulder-knot Lithophane ornitopusLepidoptera: macromoths2
15.043 Phyllonorycter oxyacanthaeLepidoptera: micromoths2
49.077Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris varieganaLepidoptera: micromoths2
15.081 Phyllonorycter nicelliiLepidoptera: micromoths2
35.123 Scrobipalpa costellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
15.052 Phyllonorycter corylifoliellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
04.032 Stigmella floslactellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
06.003 Heliozela sericiellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
04.045 Stigmella aurellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
32.018 Agonopterix heraclianaLepidoptera: micromoths2
15.049 Phyllonorycter spinicolellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
04.034 Stigmella tityrellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
04.087 Ectoedemia quinquellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
15.090 Phyllocnistis salignaLepidoptera: micromoths2
15.041 Phyllonorycter plataniLepidoptera: micromoths2
49.065Strawberry Tortrix Acleris comarianaLepidoptera: micromoths2
74.009Oak Nycteoline Nycteola revayanaLepidoptera: macromoths2