Flying Tonight Early November (Week 45)

The following is a list of the 20 moths most commonly reported between 2011 and 2017 in week 45, 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 1970
Large Wainscot Rhizedra lutosa 73.134 2375 220
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 2107 183
Feathered Thorn Colotois pennaria 70.244 1923 158
Green-brindled Crescent Allophyes oxyacanthae 73.068 2245 158
Red-green Carpet Chloroclysta siterata 70.095 1760 105
Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa 73.113 2306 104
Black Rustic Aporophyla nigra 73.233 2232 100
Yellow-line Quaker Agrochola macilenta 73.19 2264 100
Merveille du Jour Griposia aprilina 73.224 2247 69
Brick Agrochola circellaris 73.192 2262 65
Red-line Quaker Agrochola lota 73.189 2263 61
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 2109 51
Chestnut Conistra vaccinii 73.194 2258 48
Beaded Chestnut Agrochola lychnidis 73.186 2267 47
Cypress Carpet Thera cupressata 70.083 1771a 44
Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 2126 34
Dark Sword-grass Agrotis ipsilon 73.327 2091 32
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 2441 31
Satellite Eupsilia transversa 73.21 2256 29

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

Common name Taxon RES B&S Total number 2011 – 17
Mallow Larentia clavaria 70.07 1745 25
Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa 73.193 2270 25
Dark Chestnut Conistra ligula 73.195 2259 24
December Moth Poecilocampa populi 66.001 1631 23
Turnip Moth Agrotis segetum 73.319 2087 23
Blair’s Shoulder-knot Lithophane leautieri 73.206 2240 22
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 1728 21
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 1862 21
Barred Sallow Tiliacea aurago 73.18 2272 20
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 1764 18
Oak Rustic Dryobota labecula 73.223 2246a 15
Spruce Carpet Thera britannica 70.079 1769 11
Streak Chesias legatella 70.195 1864 11
Mottled Umber Erannis defoliaria 70.256 1935 11
Grey Pine Carpet Thera obeliscata 70.081 1768 11
Feathered Ranunculus Polymixis lichenea 73.235 2255 10
L-album Wainscot Mythimna l-album 73.3 2202 10
Vine’s Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 2384 9
Grey Shoulder-knot Lithophane ornitopus 73.202 2237 8
Bloxworth Snout Hypena obsitalis 72.006 2478 8
Gem Nycterosea obstipata 70.047 1720 7
Pearly Underwing Peridroma saucia 73.307 2119 7
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 2092 7
Autumnal Moth Epirrita autumnata 70.109 1797 7
Sprawler Asteroscopus sphinx 73.065 2227 6
White-point Mythimna albipuncta 73.297 2194 5
Sallow Cirrhia icteritia 73.182 2274 4
Scarce Bordered Straw Helicoverpa armigera 73.076 2400 4
Vestal Rhodometra sacraria 70.038 1716 3
Winter Moth Operophtera brumata 70.106 1799 3
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 2089 2
Pine Carpet Pennithera firmata 70.077 1767 2
Dark Marbled Carpet Dysstroma citrata 70.098 1762 2
Spectacle Abrostola tripartita 73.001 2450 2
Pink-barred Sallow Xanthia togata 73.181 2273 2
White-speck Mythimna unipuncta 73.296 2203 2
Clancy’s Rustic Caradrina kadenii 73.093 2387a 2
Delicate Mythimna vitellina 73.295 2195 2
Orange Sallow Tiliacea citrago 73.179 2271 2
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 2134 2
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 2321 2
Feathered Brindle Aporophyla australis 73.23 2230 2
Hummingbird Hawk-moth Macroglossum stellatarum 69.01 1984 2
Cabbage Moth Mamestra brassicae 73.274 2154 1
Figure of Eight Diloba caeruleocephala 73.033 2020 1
Dotted Chestnut Conistra rubiginea 73.197 2260 1
Flounced Rustic Luperina testacea 73.131 2353 1
Least Yellow Underwing Noctua interjecta 73.346 2112 1
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 2474 1
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 2477 1
Autumnal Rustic Eugnorisma glareosa 73.365 2117 1
Heart & Club Agrotis clavis 73.32 2088 1
Dusky-lemon Sallow Cirrhia gilvago 73.183 2275 1
Cosmopolitan Leucania loreyi 73.304 2208 1