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 9) 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
73.244Common Quaker Orthosia cerasiLepidoptera: macromoths189
73.249Hebrew Character Orthosia gothicaLepidoptera: macromoths128
70.255Dotted Border Agriopis marginariaLepidoptera: macromoths107
70.245March Moth Alsophila aesculariaLepidoptera: macromoths106
73.245Small Quaker Orthosia crudaLepidoptera: macromoths86
73.194Chestnut Conistra vacciniiLepidoptera: macromoths70
73.210Satellite Eupsilia transversaLepidoptera: macromoths61
70.247Pale Brindled Beauty Phigalia pilosariaLepidoptera: macromoths54
49.044a moth Tortricodes alternellaLepidoptera: micromoths46
59.027Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticaeLepidoptera: butterflies43
59.026Peacock Aglais ioLepidoptera: butterflies39
70.246Small Brindled Beauty Apocheima hispidariaLepidoptera: macromoths38
73.242Clouded Drab Orthosia incertaLepidoptera: macromoths36
70.251Oak Beauty Biston stratariaLepidoptera: macromoths36
70.282Early Moth Theria primariaLepidoptera: macromoths31
59.023Red Admiral Vanessa atalantaLepidoptera: butterflies27
59.031Comma Polygonia c-albumLepidoptera: butterflies27
32.018a moth Agonopterix heraclianaLepidoptera: micromoths24
45.044Common Plume Emmelina monodactylaLepidoptera: micromoths22
58.013Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamniLepidoptera: butterflies21
04.045a moth Stigmella aurellaLepidoptera: micromoths18
73.195Dark Chestnut Conistra ligulaLepidoptera: macromoths18
70.253Spring Usher Agriopis leucophaeariaLepidoptera: macromoths16
32.031a moth Agonopterix alstromerianaLepidoptera: micromoths16
70.066Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiataLepidoptera: macromoths13
73.250Twin-spotted Quaker Anorthoa mundaLepidoptera: macromoths13
65.016Yellow Horned Achlya flavicornisLepidoptera: macromoths13
73.069Early Grey Xylocampa areolaLepidoptera: macromoths11
73.202Grey Shoulder-knot Lithophane ornitopusLepidoptera: macromoths11
73.246Lead-coloured Drab Orthosia populetiLepidoptera: macromoths8
17.011a moth Ypsolopha ustellaLepidoptera: micromoths8
49.039Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittanaLepidoptera: micromoths7
58.007Small White Pieris rapaeLepidoptera: butterflies5
45.010Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthadactylaLepidoptera: micromoths5
74.009Oak Nycteoline Nycteola revayanaLepidoptera: macromoths5
49.076a moth Acleris cristanaLepidoptera: micromoths5
29.001a moth Diurnea fagellaLepidoptera: micromoths5
73.113Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosaLepidoptera: macromoths4
69.010Humming-bird Hawk-moth Macroglossum stellatarumLepidoptera: macromoths4
70.141Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciataLepidoptera: macromoths4
28.009White-shouldered House-moth Endrosis sarcitrellaLepidoptera: micromoths4
52.002Hornet Moth Sesia apiformisLepidoptera: macromoths4
49.083-4 BF1044xa moth Acleris ferrugana/notanaLepidoptera: micromoths4
49.083a moth Acleris ferruganaLepidoptera: micromoths3
49.073a moth Acleris schallerianaLepidoptera: micromoths3
70.237Early Thorn Selenia dentariaLepidoptera: macromoths3
70.270Engrailed Ectropis bistortataLepidoptera: macromoths3
10.003a moth Coptotriche margineaLepidoptera: micromoths3
32.018x BF0688xAgonopterix heracliana/ciliella Agonopterix heracliana agg.Lepidoptera: micromoths3
70.248Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtariaLepidoptera: macromoths3
40.008a moth Mompha subbistrigellaLepidoptera: micromoths3
73.201Pale Pinion Lithophane sociaLepidoptera: macromoths2
73.336Red Chestnut Cerastis rubricosaLepidoptera: macromoths2
73.342Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronubaLepidoptera: macromoths2
59.024Painted Lady Vanessa carduiLepidoptera: butterflies2
40.010a moth Mompha epilobiellaLepidoptera: micromoths2
73.197Dotted Chestnut Conistra rubigineaLepidoptera: macromoths2
72.001Herald Scoliopteryx libatrixLepidoptera: macromoths2
70.156Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviataLepidoptera: macromoths2