Flying Tonight Early November (Week 44)

The following is a list of the 40 moths most commonly reported between 2011 and 2017 in week 44, early November, 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
November Moth agg Epirrita dilutata agg. 70.1071 1795x 2343
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 2107 1186
Black Rustic Aporophyla nigra 73.233 2232 746
Large Wainscot Rhizedra lutosa 73.134 2375 730
Green-brindled Crescent Allophyes oxyacanthae 73.068 2245 533
Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa 73.113 2306 425
Red-line Quaker Agrochola lota 73.189 2263 416
Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa 73.193 2270 370
Red-green Carpet Chloroclysta siterata 70.095 1760 311
Yellow-line Quaker Agrochola macilenta 73.19 2264 276
Cypress Carpet Thera cupressata 70.083 1771a 264
Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 2126 221
Feathered Thorn Colotois pennaria 70.244 1923 218
Beaded Chestnut Agrochola lychnidis 73.186 2267 216
Merveille du Jour Griposia aprilina 73.224 2247 185
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 2441 175
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 2109 174
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 1764 157
Mallow Larentia clavaria 70.07 1745 143
Dark Sword-grass Agrotis ipsilon 73.327 2091 136
Blair’s Shoulder-knot Lithophane leautieri 73.206 2240 122
Feathered Ranunculus Polymixis lichenea 73.235 2255 119
Dark Chestnut Conistra ligula 73.195 2259 118
Brick Agrochola circellaris 73.192 2262 114
Chestnut Conistra vaccinii 73.194 2258 114
Barred Sallow Tiliacea aurago 73.18 2272 84
Turnip Moth Agrotis segetum 73.319 2087 77
Streak Chesias legatella 70.195 1864 75
Pink-barred Sallow Xanthia togata 73.181 2273 75
Satellite Eupsilia transversa 73.21 2256 72
L-album Wainscot Mythimna l-album 73.3 2202 56
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 2134 55
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 1862 53
Sallow Cirrhia icteritia 73.182 2274 51
Feathered Brindle Aporophyla australis 73.23 2230 48
Spruce Carpet Thera britannica 70.079 1769 45
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 1728 38
Pearly Underwing Peridroma saucia 73.307 2119 36
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 2092 34
Gem Nycterosea obstipata 70.047 1720 34

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

Common name Taxon RES B&S Total number 2011 – 17
Scarce Bordered Straw Helicoverpa armigera 73.076 2400 29
Grey Pine Carpet Thera obeliscata 70.081 1768 27
Vestal Rhodometra sacraria 70.038 1716 26
Mottled Umber Erannis defoliaria 70.256 1935 26
Delicate Mythimna vitellina 73.295 2195 19
White-point Mythimna albipuncta 73.297 2194 19
Oak Rustic Dryobota labecula 73.223 2246a 18
Vine’s Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 2384 17
Grey Shoulder-knot Lithophane ornitopus 73.202 2237 16
Pine Carpet Pennithera firmata 70.077 1767 16
December Moth Poecilocampa populi 66.001 1631 15
Autumnal Moth Epirrita autumnata 70.109 1797 14
Deep-brown Dart Aporophyla lutulenta 73.231 2231 14
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 1937 13
Brindled Green Dryobotodes eremita 73.225 2248 12
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 2321 11
Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis 73.095 2389 11
Winter Moth Operophtera brumata 70.106 1799 11
Hummingbird Hawk-moth Macroglossum stellatarum 69.01 1984 11
Bloxworth Snout Hypena obsitalis 72.006 2478 10
Gold Spot Plusia festucae 73.022 2439 10
Herald Scoliopteryx libatrix 72.001 2469 9
Oak Nycteoline Nycteola revayana 74.009 2423 7
Dusky-lemon Sallow Cirrhia gilvago 73.183 2275 7
Foxglove Pug Eupithecia pulchellata 70.151 1817 6
Large Ranunculus Polymixis flavicincta 73.237 2252 6
Lunar Yellow Underwing Noctua orbona 73.344 2108 5
Sprawler Asteroscopus sphinx 73.065 2227 5
White-speck Mythimna unipuncta 73.296 2203 5
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 2477 5
Shoulder-striped Wainscot Leucania comma 73.301 2205 5
Figure of Eight Diloba caeruleocephala 73.033 2020 4
Smoky Wainscot Mythimna impura 73.293 2198 4
Clancy’s Rustic Caradrina kadenii 73.093 2387a 4
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.1691 2343x 4
Golden Twin-spot Chrysodeixis chalcites 73.008 2428 3
Rosy Rustic Hydraecia micacea 73.123 2361 3
Dingy Footman Eilema griseola 72.044 2044 3
Orange Sallow Tiliacea citrago 73.179 2271 3
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 2187 3
Yellow Belle Aspitates ochrearia 70.294 1968 3
Northern Winter Moth Operophtera fagata 70.105 1800 3
Four-spotted Footman Lithosia quadra 72.041 2051 3
Dotted Chestnut Conistra rubiginea 73.197 2260 2
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 2160 2
Tawny Pinion Lithophane semibrunnea 73.2 2235 2
Pinion-streaked Snout Schrankia costaestrigalis 72.061 2484 2
Pale-lemon Sallow Cirrhia ocellaris 73.184 2276 2
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 2061 2
Least Carpet Idaea rusticata 70.004 1699 1
Marbled Beauty Bryophila domestica 73.084 2293 1
Tamarisk Pug Eupithecia tamarisciata 70.169 1850 1
Heart & Club Agrotis clavis 73.32 2088 1
Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata 72.035 2037 1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 2089 1
Lesser Treble-bar Aplocera efformata 70.193 1868 1
Angle-barred Pug Eupithecia innotata 70.169 1848 1
Dotted Rustic Rhyacia simulans 73.339 2105 1
Flounced Rustic Luperina testacea 73.131 2353 1
Vapourer Orgyia antiqua 72.017 2026 1
Pale Pinion Lithophane socia 73.201 2236 1
Scarce Umber Agriopis aurantiaria 70.254 1933 1
Cosmopolitan Leucania loreyi 73.304 2208 1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 2190 1
Spectacle Abrostola tripartita 73.001 2450 1
Blair’s Mocha Cyclophora puppillaria 70.033 1678 1
Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens 73.291 2199 1
Blood-vein Timandra comae 70.029 1682 1
Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli 69.004 1972 1
Small Marbled Eublemma parva 72.073 2408 1