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 43) 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
73.068Green-brindled Crescent Allophyes oxyacanthaeLepidoptera: macromoths339
73.190Yellow-line Quaker Agrochola macilentaLepidoptera: macromoths293
70.244Feathered Thorn Colotois pennariaLepidoptera: macromoths264
70.107x BF1795xNovember Moth agg. Epirrita dilutata agg.Lepidoptera: macromoths203
73.189Red-line Quaker Agrochola lotaLepidoptera: macromoths201
73.186Beaded Chestnut Agrochola lychnidisLepidoptera: macromoths198
70.107November Moth Epirrita dilutataLepidoptera: macromoths196
59.023Red Admiral Vanessa atalantaLepidoptera: butterflies169
73.342Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronubaLepidoptera: macromoths168
73.192Brick Agrochola circellarisLepidoptera: macromoths156
73.015Silver Y Autographa gammaLepidoptera: macromoths156
49.039Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittanaLepidoptera: micromoths145
70.095Red-Green Carpet Chloroclysta siterataLepidoptera: macromoths145
73.113Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosaLepidoptera: macromoths136
73.206Blair's Shoulder-knot Lithophane leautieriLepidoptera: macromoths131
73.359Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrumLepidoptera: macromoths106
73.194Chestnut Conistra vacciniiLepidoptera: macromoths106
73.134Large Wainscot Rhizedra lutosaLepidoptera: macromoths100
70.097Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncataLepidoptera: macromoths94
73.224Merveille du Jour Griposia aprilinaLepidoptera: macromoths89
73.210Satellite Eupsilia transversaLepidoptera: macromoths81
73.180Barred Sallow Tiliacea auragoLepidoptera: macromoths79
73.345Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comesLepidoptera: macromoths78
73.195Dark Chestnut Conistra ligulaLepidoptera: macromoths76
73.033Figure of Eight Diloba caeruleocephalaLepidoptera: macromoths69
73.065Sprawler Asteroscopus sphinxLepidoptera: macromoths66
70.195Streak Chesias legatellaLepidoptera: macromoths63
73.095Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpisLepidoptera: macromoths60
58.010Clouded Yellow Colias croceusLepidoptera: butterflies56
45.044Common Plume Emmelina monodactylaLepidoptera: micromoths55
70.070Mallow Larentia clavariaLepidoptera: macromoths55
73.233Black Rustic Aporophyla nigraLepidoptera: macromoths42
73.327Dark Sword-grass Agrotis ipsilonLepidoptera: macromoths41
59.031Comma Polygonia c-albumLepidoptera: butterflies41
59.026Peacock Aglais ioLepidoptera: butterflies40
70.083Cypress Carpet Thera cupressataLepidoptera: macromoths37
18.001Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostellaLepidoptera: micromoths37
73.123Rosy Rustic Hydraecia micaceaLepidoptera: macromoths34
73.319Turnip Moth Agrotis segetumLepidoptera: macromoths34
70.256Mottled Umber Erannis defoliariaLepidoptera: macromoths32
70.079Spruce Carpet Thera britannicaLepidoptera: macromoths31
58.007Small White Pieris rapaeLepidoptera: butterflies29
63.031Rusty-dot Pearl Udea ferrugalisLepidoptera: micromoths28
73.235Feathered Ranunculus Polymixis licheneaLepidoptera: macromoths28
49.077Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris varieganaLepidoptera: micromoths27
73.325Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis putaLepidoptera: macromoths27
66.001December Moth Poecilocampa populiLepidoptera: macromoths26
61.001Small Copper Lycaena phlaeasLepidoptera: butterflies26
70.081Grey Pine Carpet Thera obeliscataLepidoptera: macromoths25
73.225Brindled Green Dryobotodes eremitaLepidoptera: macromoths25
70.108Pale November Moth Epirrita christyiLepidoptera: macromoths24
73.182Sallow Cirrhia icteritiaLepidoptera: macromoths24
41.003a moth Blastobasis lacticolellaLepidoptera: micromoths21
59.003Speckled Wood Pararge aegeriaLepidoptera: butterflies21
70.106Winter Moth Operophtera brumataLepidoptera: macromoths20
63.054Box-tree Moth Cydalima perspectalisLepidoptera: micromoths20
49.069a moth Acleris sparsanaLepidoptera: micromoths19
73.187Brown-spot Pinion Agrochola lituraLepidoptera: macromoths19
63.052Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuellaLepidoptera: micromoths17
70.082Juniper Carpet Thera juniperataLepidoptera: macromoths17
73.099Vine's Rustic Hoplodrina ambiguaLepidoptera: macromoths17
49.070Rhomboid Tortrix Acleris rhombanaLepidoptera: micromoths16
70.258Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidariaLepidoptera: macromoths16
73.202Grey Shoulder-knot Lithophane ornitopusLepidoptera: macromoths16
59.027Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticaeLepidoptera: butterflies16
59.024Painted Lady Vanessa carduiLepidoptera: butterflies15
73.300L-album Wainscot Mythimna l-albumLepidoptera: macromoths15
45.010Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthadactylaLepidoptera: micromoths14
62.076a moth Hypsopygia glaucinalisLepidoptera: micromoths13
28.009White-shouldered House-moth Endrosis sarcitrellaLepidoptera: micromoths12
73.193Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosaLepidoptera: macromoths12
73.297White-point Mythimna albipunctaLepidoptera: macromoths12
70.141Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciataLepidoptera: macromoths12
70.049Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuataLepidoptera: macromoths11
63.069a moth Eudonia angusteaLepidoptera: micromoths11
58.006Large White Pieris brassicaeLepidoptera: butterflies11
69.010Humming-bird Hawk-moth Macroglossum stellatarumLepidoptera: macromoths11
72.003Snout Hypena proboscidalisLepidoptera: macromoths10
61.018Common Blue Polyommatus icarusLepidoptera: butterflies9
58.013Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamniLepidoptera: butterflies9
70.038Vestal Rhodometra sacrariaLepidoptera: macromoths9
73.307Pearly Underwing Peridroma sauciaLepidoptera: macromoths9
70.109Autumnal Moth Epirrita autumnataLepidoptera: macromoths8
70.254Scarce Umber Agriopis aurantiariaLepidoptera: macromoths7
70.029Blood-Vein Timandra comaeLepidoptera: macromoths7
15.040a moth Phyllonorycter messaniellaLepidoptera: micromoths7
73.357Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographaLepidoptera: macromoths7
61.012Holly Blue Celastrina argiolusLepidoptera: butterflies7
15.043a moth Phyllonorycter oxyacanthaeLepidoptera: micromoths6
21.001Apple Leaf Miner Lyonetia clerkellaLepidoptera: micromoths6
73.076Scarce Bordered Straw Helicoverpa armigeraLepidoptera: macromoths6
15.078a moth Phyllonorycter tristrigellaLepidoptera: micromoths6
73.181Pink-barred Sallow Xanthia togataLepidoptera: macromoths6
61.015Brown Argus Aricia agestisLepidoptera: butterflies5
04.012a moth Stigmella acerisLepidoptera: micromoths5
70.047Gem Nycterosea obstipataLepidoptera: macromoths5
31.001a moth Carcina quercanaLepidoptera: micromoths5
12.038a moth Monopis obviellaLepidoptera: micromoths5
73.183Dusky-lemon Sallow Cirrhia gilvagoLepidoptera: macromoths5
15.084a moth Phyllonorycter acerifoliellaLepidoptera: micromoths5
04.010a moth Stigmella microtheriellaLepidoptera: micromoths4
49.084a moth Acleris notanaLepidoptera: micromoths4
15.089a moth Cameraria ohridellaLepidoptera: micromoths4
15.079a moth Phyllonorycter stettinensisLepidoptera: micromoths4
04.042a moth Stigmella plagicolellaLepidoptera: micromoths4
63.048a moth Palpita vitrealisLepidoptera: micromoths4
17.011a moth Ypsolopha ustellaLepidoptera: micromoths4
15.028a moth Parornix anglicellaLepidoptera: micromoths4
28.024a moth Tachystola acroxanthaLepidoptera: micromoths4
04.094a moth Ectoedemia angulifasciellaLepidoptera: micromoths4
04.026a moth Stigmella oxyacanthellaLepidoptera: micromoths4
73.291Common Wainscot Mythimna pallensLepidoptera: macromoths4
15.053Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographellaLepidoptera: micromoths4
49.261a moth Crocidosema plebejanaLepidoptera: micromoths4
15.010a moth Caloptilia stigmatellaLepidoptera: micromoths4
62.075Gold Triangle Hypsopygia costalisLepidoptera: micromoths4
15.081a moth Phyllonorycter nicelliiLepidoptera: micromoths4
72.017Vapourer Orgyia antiquaLepidoptera: macromoths4
73.237Large Ranunculus Polymixis flavicinctaLepidoptera: macromoths4
41.002a moth Blastobasis adustellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
49.038a moth Clepsis consimilanaLepidoptera: micromoths3
10.003a moth Coptotriche margineaLepidoptera: micromoths3
04.034a moth Stigmella tityrellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
70.186Yarrow Pug Eupithecia millefoliataLepidoptera: macromoths3
73.274Cabbage Moth Mamestra brassicaeLepidoptera: macromoths3
15.074a moth Phyllonorycter schreberellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
04.035a moth Stigmella salicisLepidoptera: micromoths3
15.054a moth Phyllonorycter salictellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
15.052a moth Phyllonorycter corylifoliellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
49.071a moth Acleris emarganaLepidoptera: micromoths3
49.073a moth Acleris schallerianaLepidoptera: micromoths3
73.062Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramideaLepidoptera: macromoths3
49.030Carnation Tortrix Cacoecimorpha pronubanaLepidoptera: micromoths3
10.001a moth Tischeria ekebladellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
40.008a moth Mompha subbistrigellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
15.049a moth Phyllonorycter spinicolellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
72.078Red Underwing Catocala nuptaLepidoptera: macromoths3
70.278Common Wave Cabera exanthemataLepidoptera: macromoths2
58.008Green-veined White Pieris napiLepidoptera: butterflies2
72.002Straw Dot Rivula sericealisLepidoptera: macromoths2
14.010a moth Bucculatrix ulmellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
73.296American Wainscot or White-speck Mythimna unipunctaLepidoptera: macromoths2
37.032a moth Coleophora albitarsellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
12.039a moth Monopis crocicapitellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
04.082a moth Ectoedemia intimellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
69.004Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuliLepidoptera: macromoths2
32.018a moth Agonopterix heraclianaLepidoptera: micromoths2
04.043a moth Stigmella lemniscellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
44.001Many-plumed Moth Alucita hexadactylaLepidoptera: micromoths2
04.045a moth Stigmella aurellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
73.244Common Quaker Orthosia cerasiLepidoptera: macromoths2
35.123a moth Scrobipalpa costellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
73.121Frosted Orange Gortyna flavagoLepidoptera: macromoths2
73.162Dark Arches Apamea monoglyphaLepidoptera: macromoths2
72.043Buff Footman Eilema depressaLepidoptera: macromoths2
70.077Pine Carpet Pennithera firmataLepidoptera: macromoths2
04.089a moth Ectoedemia albifasciellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
73.346Least Yellow Underwing Noctua interjectaLepidoptera: macromoths2
59.010Meadow Brown Maniola jurtinaLepidoptera: butterflies2
06.004a moth Heliozela resplendellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
04.009a moth Stigmella alnetellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
73.295Delicate Mythimna vitellinaLepidoptera: macromoths2
04.022a moth Stigmella regiellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
74.009Oak Nycteoline Nycteola revayanaLepidoptera: macromoths2
15.075a moth Phyllonorycter ulmifoliellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
70.004Least Carpet Idaea rusticataLepidoptera: macromoths2
04.007a moth Stigmella luteellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
59.002Wall Lasiommata megeraLepidoptera: butterflies2
73.349Stout Dart Spaelotis ravidaLepidoptera: macromoths2
15.032a moth Parornix finitimellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
74.002Kent Black Arches Meganola albulaLepidoptera: macromoths2
37.007a moth Coleophora flavipennellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
73.320Heart and Club Agrotis clavisLepidoptera: macromoths2
15.041a moth Phyllonorycter plataniLepidoptera: micromoths2
15.065a moth Phyllonorycter esperellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
04.008a moth Stigmella glutinosaeLepidoptera: micromoths2
15.064Nut Leaf Blister Moth Phyllonorycter coryliLepidoptera: micromoths2
37.005a moth Coleophora lutipennellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
15.012a moth Caloptilia semifasciaLepidoptera: micromoths2
04.090a moth Ectoedemia subbimaculellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
04.060a moth Stigmella ruficapitellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
15.033a moth Parornix torquillellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
73.131Flounced Rustic Luperina testaceaLepidoptera: macromoths2
15.039a moth Phyllonorycter quercifoliellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
04.030a moth Stigmella hybnerellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
73.253Feathered Gothic Tholera decimalisLepidoptera: macromoths2
32.015a moth Agonopterix subpropinquellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
35.109a moth Scrobipalpa acuminatellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
37.022a moth Coleophora lusciniaepennellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
15.037a moth Phyllonorycter tenerellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
04.006a moth Stigmella sakhalinellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
15.055a moth Phyllonorycter viminetorumLepidoptera: micromoths2