Flying Tonight Early September (Week 36)

The following is a list of the 100 moths most commonly reported between 2011 and 2017 in week 36, Early September, 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
Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 2126 38395
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 2107 24375
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 2134 11638
Flounced Rustic Luperina testacea 73.131 2353 9261
Vine’s Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 2384 8651
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 2109 2976
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 2441 2748
Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 1906 2655
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 2111 2637
White-point Mythimna albipuncta 73.297 2194 2589
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 1961 1991
Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens 73.291 2199 1965
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 2123 1884
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 1937 1634
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 2477 1631
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 2102 1604
Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa 73.113 2306 1520
Lime-speck Pug Eupithecia centaureata 70.173 1825 1406
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.1691 2343x 1386
Feathered Gothic Tholera decimalis 73.253 2178 1188
Straw Underwing Thalpophila matura 73.109 2303 1180
Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis 73.095 2389 1055
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 2160 1037
Orange Swift Triodia sylvina 3.001 15 1002
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 1862 981
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 1728 891
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 2092 849
Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata 70.008 1707 728
Yellow Belle Aspitates ochrearia 70.294 1968 721
Mouse Moth Amphipyra tragopoginis 73.064 2299 700
Cabbage Moth Mamestra brassicae 73.274 2154 636
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata 70.061 1738 633
Turnip Moth Agrotis segetum 73.319 2087 622
Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea 73.062 2297 598
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.1 1776 560
Rosy Rustic Hydraecia micacea 73.123 2361 551
Chinese Character Cilix glaucata 65.007 1651 550
Cypress Pug Eupithecia phoeniceata 70.159 1855 510
Six-striped Rustic Xestia sexstrigata 73.358 2133 477
Centre-barred Sallow Atethmia centrago 73.219 2269 379
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 1742 371
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 2474 371
Vestal Rhodometra sacraria 70.038 1716 366
Dark Sword-grass Agrotis ipsilon 73.327 2091 363
Dusky Thorn Ennomos fuscantaria 70.235 1914 356
Grass Emerald Pseudoterpna pruinata 70.297 1665 345
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 2110 321
Mullein Wave Scopula marginepunctata 70.023 1689 306
Marbled Beauty Bryophila domestica 73.084 2293 304
L-album Wainscot Mythimna l-album 73.3 2202 289
Hedge Rustic Tholera cespitis 73.252 2177 277
Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata 70.2 1883 273
White-line Dart Euxoa tritici 73.313 2081 262
Archer’s Dart Agrotis vestigialis 73.322 2085 257
Blood-vein Timandra comae 70.029 1682 244
Old Lady Mormo maura 73.107 2300 231
Fern Horisme tersata 70.127 1782 214
Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis 73.012 2434 197
Svensson’s Copper Underwing Amphipyra berbera 73.063 2298 175
Maiden’s Blush Cyclophora punctaria 70.036 1680 174
Spectacle Abrostola tripartita 73.001 2450 173
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 1764 164
Dingy Footman Eilema griseola 72.044 2044 159
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 1713 156
Hummingbird Hawk-moth Macroglossum stellatarum 69.01 1984 155
Satin Wave Idaea subsericeata 70.009 1709 151
Frosted Orange Gortyna flavago 73.121 2364 148
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 2089 140
Ruby Tiger Phragmatobia fuliginosa 72.024 2064 137
Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata 70.011 1708 129
Latticed Heath Chiasmia clathrata 70.218 1894 127
Marbled Green Nyctobrya muralis 73.085 2295 124
Rustic Hoplodrina blanda 73.097 2382 122
Common Wave Cabera exanthemata 70.278 1956 119
Treble-bar Aplocera plagiata 70.192 1867 116
Dark Spectacle Abrostola triplasia 73.002 2449 115
Canary-shouldered Thorn Ennomos alniaria 70.234 1913 113
Tawny Speckled Pug Eupithecia icterata 70.187 1838 107
Scarce Bordered Straw Helicoverpa armigera 73.076 2400 102
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 2321 97
Purple Bar Cosmorhoe ocellata 70.087 1752 95
Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis 73.045 2289 94
Cloaked Minor Mesoligia furuncula 73.172 2341 92
Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria 70.241 1921 90
Jersey Tiger Euplagia quadripunctaria 72.03 2067 89
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 2061 86
Oak Hook-tip Watsonalla binaria 65.002 1646 78
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi 69.003 1981 76
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 2381 73
Swallow Prominent Pheosia tremula 71.017 2007 72
Feathered Ranunculus Polymixis lichenea 73.235 2255 69
Galium Carpet Epirrhoe galiata 70.063 1740 69
Large Thorn Ennomos autumnaria 70.232 1911 67
Nutmeg Anarta trifolii 73.255 2145 65
Sharp-angled Peacock Macaria alternata 70.212 1890 63
Copper Underwing agg. Amphipyra pyramidea agg. 73.0631 2297x 60
Lesser Swallow Prominent Pheosia gnoma 71.018 2006 59
Flame Axylia putris 73.328 2098 58
Red Underwing Catocala nupta 72.078 2452 56
Pretty Chalk Carpet Melanthia procellata 70.128 1784 55

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

Common name Taxon RES B&S Total number 2011 – 17
Dark / Grey Dagger Acronicta tridens/psi 73.0381 2284x 54
Engrailed Ectropis bistortata 70.27 1947 49
Pearly Underwing Peridroma saucia 73.307 2119 49
Small Blood-vein Scopula imitaria 70.024 1690 47
Tawny Shears Hadena perplexa 73.286 2167 47
Scarce Footman Eilema complana 72.046 2047 46
Clay Mythimna ferrago 73.298 2193 46
Red Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe spadicearia 70.051 1724 43
Gold Spot Plusia festucae 73.022 2439 43
Vapourer Orgyia antiqua 72.017 2026 41
Splendid Brocade Lacanobia splendens 73.268 2160a 40
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 1702 40
Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata 70.053 1722 40
Rest Harrow Aplasta ononaria 70.296 1664 39
Pebble Hook-tip Drepana falcataria 65.005 1648 39
Toadflax Pug Eupithecia linariata 70.15 1816 38
Grass Eggar Lasiocampa trifolii 66.006 1636 38
Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina 73.216 2318 35
Webb’s Wainscot Globia sparganii 73.151 2373 34
Small Mottled Willow Spodoptera exigua 73.087 2385 33
Peach Blossom Thyatira batis 65.008 1652 32
Least Carpet Idaea rusticata 70.004 1699 32
Tree-lichen Beauty Cryphia algae 73.082 2292 31
Cream-bordered Green Pea Earias clorana 74.011 2418 30
Bulrush Wainscot Nonagria typhae 73.136 2369 29
Orange Sallow Tiliacea citrago 73.179 2271 29
Wormwood Pug Eupithecia absinthiata 70.179 1830 28
Peacock Moth Macaria notata 70.211 1889 28
Least Yellow Underwing Noctua interjecta 73.346 2112 26
Grey Pine Carpet Thera obeliscata 70.081 1768 26
Campion Sideridis rivularis 73.276 2166 26
Southern Wainscot Mythimna straminea 73.294 2197 24
Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata 70.182 1832 24
Poplar Grey Subacronicta megacephala 73.046 2278 22
Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli 69.004 1972 22
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 1858 22
Lesser Treble-bar Aplocera efformata 70.193 1868 22
Small Wainscot Denticucullus pygmina 73.144 2350 22
Smoky Wainscot Mythimna impura 73.293 2198 22
Pale Eggar Trichiura crataegi 66.002 1632 21
Hoary Footman Eilema caniola 72.047 2045 21
Clay Triple-lines Cyclophora linearia 70.037 1681 20
Clifden Nonpareil Catocala fraxini 72.076 2451 19
Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata 70.094 1759 19
Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa 73.193 2270 18
Coronet Craniophora ligustri 73.047 2291 18
Ear Moth agg Amphipoea oculea agg. 73.1281 2360x 18
Bordered Beauty Epione repandaria 70.227 1907 17
Oblique Striped Phibalapteryx virgata 70.039 1718 17
Annulet Charissa obscurata 70.287 1964 17
Bordered Straw Heliothis peltigera 73.074 2403 16
Brown-line Bright-eye Mythimna conigera 73.29 2192 16
Black Arches Lymantria monacha 72.01 2033 16
Large Wainscot Rhizedra lutosa 73.134 2375 15
Magpie Abraxas grossulariata 70.205 1884 15
Shaded Broad-bar Scotopteryx chenopodiata 70.045 1732 14
Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata 72.035 2037 14
Wood Carpet Epirrhoe rivata 70.062 1739 14
Plumed Fan-foot Pechipogo plumigeralis 72.057 2488a 14
Gem Nycterosea obstipata 70.047 1720 14
Pinion-streaked Snout Schrankia costaestrigalis 72.061 2484 14
Delicate Mythimna vitellina 73.295 2195 13
White-spotted Pug Eupithecia tripunctaria 70.16 1835 13
Rosy Wave Scopula emutaria 70.028 1691 13
Drinker Euthrix potatoria 66.01 1640 12
Pine Carpet Pennithera firmata 70.077 1767 12
Antler Moth Cerapteryx graminis 73.254 2176 12
Marsh Mallow Moth Hydraecia osseola 73.125 2363 11
Brown-veined Wainscot Archanara dissoluta 73.141 2371 11
Lychnis Hadena bicruris 73.281 2173 11
Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustata 70.208 1888 11
Common White Wave Cabera pusaria 70.277 1955 11
Oak Lutestring Cymatophorina diluta 65.014 1658 10
Barred Red Hylaea fasciaria 70.284 1962 9
White Spot Hadena albimacula 73.284 2172 9
Bloxworth Snout Hypena obsitalis 72.006 2478 9
Mottled Beauty Alcis repandata 70.265 1941 8
Double Kidney Ipimorpha retusa 73.212 2311 8
Small Waved Umber Horisme vitalbata 70.126 1781 8
Yellow-tail Euproctis similis 72.013 2030 8
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 1917 7
Rosy Minor Litoligia literosa 73.171 2342 7
Garden Tiger Arctia caja 72.026 2057 7
Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus 73.092 2387 7
Common Footman Eilema lurideola 72.045 2050 7
Lesser-spotted Pinion Cosmia affinis 73.215 2316 6
Maple Prominent Ptilodon cucullina 71.022 2009 6
Bordered Pug Eupithecia succenturiata 70.188 1839 6
Bordered Gothic Sideridis reticulata 73.277 2153 6
Pebble Prominent Notodonta ziczac 71.013 2003 6
Sallow Cirrhia icteritia 73.182 2274 6
Spruce Carpet Thera britannica 70.079 1769 6
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 1834 6
Treble Brown Spot Idaea trigeminata 70.012 1711 6
August Thorn Ennomos quercinaria 70.233 1912 6
Iron Prominent Notodonta dromedarius 71.012 2000 6
Black Rustic Aporophyla nigra 73.233 2232 6
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 1887 6
Dusky Sallow Eremobia ochroleuca 73.12 2352 5
Barred Hook-tip Watsonalla cultraria 65.003 1647 5
Feathered Brindle Aporophyla australis 73.23 2230 5
Sharp-angled Carpet Euphyia unangulata 70.065 1794 5
Toadflax Brocade Calophasia lunula 73.059 2223 5
Short-cloaked Moth Nola cucullatella 74.003 2077 5
Round-winged Muslin Thumatha senex 72.037 2035 5
July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata 70.074 1777 5
Deep-brown Dart Aporophyla lutulenta 73.231 2231 5
Common Swift Korscheltellus lupulina 3.002 17 4
Tawny-barred Angle Macaria liturata 70.214 1893 4
Crescent Helotropha leucostigma 73.119 2368 4
Shark Cucullia umbratica 73.052 2216 4
Golden Twin-spot Chrysodeixis chalcites 73.008 2428 4
Dark Marbled Carpet Dysstroma citrata 70.098 1762 4
Buff Arches Habrosyne pyritoides 65.009 1653 4
Sandhill Rustic Luperina nickerlii 73.132 2354 4
Four-spotted Footman Lithosia quadra 72.041 2051 4
Dotted Rustic Rhyacia simulans 73.339 2105 4
Twin-spotted Wainscot Lenisa geminipuncta 73.139 2370 4
Herald Scoliopteryx libatrix 72.001 2469 4
Leopard Moth Zeuzera pyrina 50.002 161 4
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe ferrugata 70.052 1725 4
Bordered Sallow Pyrrhia umbra 73.07 2399 3
Coxcomb Prominent Ptilodon capucina 71.021 2008 3
Broad-barred White Hecatera bicolorata 73.279 2164 3
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 2128 3
Dusky Brocade Apamea remissa 73.154 2330 3
Brindled Green Dryobotodes eremita 73.225 2248 3
Fan-foot Herminia tarsipennalis 72.053 2489 3
Slender Pug Eupithecia tenuiata 70.147 1811 3
Lunar-spotted Pinion Cosmia pyralina 73.217 2319 3
Eyed Hawk-moth Smerinthus ocellata 69.002 1980 3
Barred Sallow Tiliacea aurago 73.18 2272 3
Star-wort Cucullia asteris 73.055 2217 3
Red-green Carpet Chloroclysta siterata 70.095 1760 2
Waved Umber Menophra abruptaria 70.257 1936 2
Beautiful Hook-tip Laspeyria flexula 72.069 2473 2
Six-Spot Burnet Zygaena filipendulae 54.008 169 2
March Moth Alsophila aescularia 70.245 1663 2
Chevron Eulithis testata 70.09 1755 2
Uncertain/Rustic agg Hoplodrina alsines/blanda 73.0961 2381x 2
Brown-spot Pinion Agrochola litura 73.187 2266 2
Angle-barred Pug Eupithecia innotata 70.169 1848 2
Crescent Striped Apamea oblonga 73.161 2325 2
Pink-barred Sallow Xanthia togata 73.181 2273 2
Garden Dart Euxoa nigricans 73.314 2082 2
Kent Black Arches Meganola albula 74.002 2076 2
Tamarisk Pug Eupithecia tamarisciata 70.169 1850 2
Scalloped Hook-tip Falcaria lacertinaria 65.001 1645 2
Lilac Beauty Apeira syringaria 70.231 1910 2
Fox Moth Macrothylacia rubi 66.008 1638 2
Peppered Moth Biston betularia 70.252 1931 2
Mathew’s Wainscot Mythimna favicolor 73.292 2200 2
Purple Thorn Selenia tetralunaria 70.239 1919 2
Waved Black Parascotia fuliginaria 72.066 2475 2
Large Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe quadrifasiata 70.055 1726 2
Oak Nycteoline Nycteola revayana 74.009 2423 2
Ghost Moth Hepialus humuli 3.005 14 2
White-banded Carpet Spargania luctuata 70.073 1786 2
Five-Spot Burnet Zygaena trifolii 54.01 170 2
Small Emerald Hemistola chrysoprasaria 70.302 1673 2
Haworth’s Pug Eupithecia haworthiata 70.146 1813 2
Square-spotted Clay Xestia stigmatica 73.354 2131 2
Scarce Silver-lines Bena bicolorana 74.007 2421 2
Dark Spinach Pelurga comitata 70.069 1749 2
Birch Mocha Cyclophora albipunctata 70.032 1677 2
Dwarf Cream Wave Idaea fuscovenosa 70.006 1705 2
Bedstraw Hawk-moth Hyles gallii 69.014 1987 2
Autumnal Rustic Eugnorisma glareosa 73.365 2117 2
Pigmy Footman Eilema pygmaeola 72.048 2046 2
Green Silver-lines Pseudoips prasinana 74.008 2422 1
Lunar Yellow Underwing Noctua orbona 73.344 2108 1
Rush Wainscot Globia algae 73.152 2374 1
Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata 70.24 1920 1
Small Clouded Brindle Apamea unanimis 73.159 2331 1
Heart & Club Agrotis clavis 73.32 2088 1
White-speck Mythimna unipuncta 73.296 2203 1
Dewick’s Plusia Macdunnoughia confusa 73.01 2436 1
Lesser Cream Wave Scopula immutata 70.025 1692 1
Stout Dart Spaelotis ravida 73.349 2113 1
Dark Crimson Underwing Catocala sponsa 72.081 2455 1
Langmaid’s Yellow Underwing Noctua janthina 73.347 2110a 1
Dusky-lemon Sallow Cirrhia gilvago 73.183 2275 1
Scarce Chocolate-tip Clostera anachoreta 71.029 2018 1
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda 73.245 2182 1
Streak Chesias legatella 70.195 1864 1
Dusky Hook-tip Drepana curvatula 65.004 1649 1
Large Ranunculus Polymixis flavicincta 73.237 2252 1
Grey Pug Eupithecia subfuscata 70.19 1837 1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 2187 1
Dot Moth Melanchra persicariae 73.27 2155 1
Brick Agrochola circellaris 73.192 2262 1
Obscure Wainscot Leucania obsoleta 73.302 2204 1
Narrow-winged Pug Eupithecia nanata 70.168 1846 1
Reed Dagger Simyra albovenosa 73.035 2290 1
Brown-tail Euproctis chrysorrhoea 72.012 2029 1
Beaded Chestnut Agrochola lychnidis 73.186 2267 1
Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli 73.032 2425 1
Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor 69.016 1991 1
Poplar Lutestring Tethea or 65.011 1655 1
Buttoned Snout Hypena rostralis 72.004 2480 1
Bleached Pug Eupithecia expallidata 70.18 1833 1
Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina 71.02 2011 1
Lunar Thorn Selenia lunularia 70.238 1918 1
Pale-shouldered Cloud Chloantha hyperici 73.112 2097a 1
Shoulder-stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 1746 1
False Mocha Cyclophora porata 70.035 1679 1
Purple Clay Diarsia brunnea 73.332 2122 1
Chalk Carpet Scotopteryx bipunctaria 70.043 1731 1
Triple-spotted Clay Xestia ditrapezium 73.36 2127 1
Cypress Carpet Thera cupressata 70.083 1771a 1
Clancy’s Rustic Caradrina kadenii 73.093 2387a 1
Foxglove Pug Eupithecia pulchellata 70.151 1817 1
Golden-rod Pug Eupithecia virgaureata 70.161 1851 1