Flying Tonight Early March (Week 10)

The following is a list of the 20 moths most commonly reported between 2011 and 2017 in week 10, early March, with the most common first.  A list of other species recorded in smaller numbers is included at the end. This data is taken from the county moth recorders database and has not been fully verified. For more information about each species please visit UK Moths website.

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Common name Taxon RES B&S Total number 2011 – 17 Distribution map & phenology, click to see larger images
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 2187 2214
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda 73.245 2182 1939
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 2190 1351
March Moth Alsophila aescularia 70.245 1663 674
Chestnut Conistra vaccinii 73.194 2258 327
Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria 70.255 1934 325
Oak Beauty Biston strataria 70.251 1930 282
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 2188 227
Yellow Horned Achlya flavicornis 65.016 1659 169
Pale Brindled Beauty Phigalia pilosaria 70.247 1926 150
Early Grey Xylocampa areola 73.069 2243 133
Small Brindled Beauty Apocheima hispidaria 70.246 1925 111
Satellite Eupsilia transversa 73.21 2256 101
Dark Chestnut Conistra ligula 73.195 2259 89
Twin-spotted Quaker Anorthoa munda 73.25 2189 88
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 2092 78
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 2089 65
Engrailed Ectropis bistortata 70.27 1947 64
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 2123 60
Flame Axylia putris 73.328 2098 54

Other species recorded in this week in smaller numbers (unverified data):

Common name Taxon RES B&S Total number 2011 – 17
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 1862 46
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 2102 44
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 1852 44
Red Chestnut Cerastis rubricosa 73.336 2139 40
White-line Dart Euxoa tritici 73.313 2081 30
L-album Wainscot Mythimna l-album 73.3 2202 30
Purple Clay Diarsia brunnea 73.332 2122 30
Shoulder-stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 1746 29
Heart & Club Agrotis clavis 73.32 2088 25
Spring Usher Agriopis leucophaearia 70.253 1932 21
Red-green Carpet Chloroclysta siterata 70.095 1760 19
Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica 73.333 2120 15
Pale Pinion Lithophane socia 73.201 2236 15
Mottled Grey Colostygia multistrigaria 70.101 1775 15
Grey Shoulder-knot Lithophane ornitopus 73.202 2237 13
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 1917 11
Early Moth Theria primaria 70.282 1960 11
Shore Wainscot Mythimna litoralis 73.299 2201 9
Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtaria 70.248 1927 7
Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 2126 6
Dark Sword-grass Agrotis ipsilon 73.327 2091 6
Shoulder-striped Wainscot Leucania comma 73.301 2205 6
Dotted Chestnut Conistra rubiginea 73.197 2260 6
Hummingbird Hawk-moth Macroglossum stellatarum 69.01 1984 6
Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa 73.113 2306 6
Clay Mythimna ferrago 73.298 2193 5
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 2441 4
Barred Tooth-striped Trichopteryx polycommata 70.201 1880 4
Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis 73.095 2389 4
Plain Wave Idaea straminata 70.018 1715 4
Turnip Moth Agrotis segetum 73.319 2087 3
Obscure Wainscot Leucania obsoleta 73.302 2204 3
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 2134 2
Least Carpet Idaea rusticata 70.004 1699 2
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 2110 2
Dingy Footman Eilema griseola 72.044 2044 2
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi 69.003 1981 2
Rustic Hoplodrina blanda 73.097 2382 2
Streamer Anticlea derivata 70.067 1747 2
Cabbage Moth Mamestra brassicae 73.274 2154 2
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 2381 2
Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria 70.241 1921 2
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 2111 2
Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 1906 2
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 2160 2
Pine Beauty Panolis flammea 73.241 2179 2
Straw Underwing Thalpophila matura 73.109 2303 2
Oak Nycteoline Nycteola revayana 74.009 2423 2
Tawny Pinion Lithophane semibrunnea 73.2 2235 2
Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens 73.291 2199 2
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.1691 2343x 2
Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata 70.2 1883 2
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 2061 2
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 2321 2
Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina 73.216 2318 2
Dusky Sallow Eremobia ochroleuca 73.12 2352 2
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 2107 2
Orange-tailed Clearwing Synanthedon andrenaeformis 52.01 378 1
Early Tooth-striped Trichopteryx carpinata 70.202 1881 1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 1764 1
Bloxworth Snout Hypena obsitalis 72.006 2478 1