Flying Tonight Late November (Week 47)

The following is a list of the 10 moths most commonly reported between 2011 and 2017 in week 47, late 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 630
Dusky Thorn Ennomos fuscantaria 70.235 1914 270
Feathered Thorn Colotois pennaria 70.244 1923 212
December Moth Poecilocampa populi 66.001 1631 62
Red-green Carpet Chloroclysta siterata 70.095 1760 61
Sprawler Asteroscopus sphinx 73.065 2227 42
Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa 73.113 2306 39
Yellow-line Quaker Agrochola macilenta 73.19 2264 29
Plumed Prominent Ptilophora plumigera 71.024 2013 24
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 2441 23

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

Common name Taxon RES B&S Total number 2011 – 17
Herald Scoliopteryx libatrix 72.001 2469 23
Chestnut Conistra vaccinii 73.194 2258 19
Brick Agrochola circellaris 73.192 2262 17
Mottled Umber Erannis defoliaria 70.256 1935 17
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 2107 14
Green-brindled Crescent Allophyes oxyacanthae 73.068 2245 12
Satellite Eupsilia transversa 73.21 2256 11
Dark Sword-grass Agrotis ipsilon 73.327 2091 11
Black Rustic Aporophyla nigra 73.233 2232 10
Cypress Carpet Thera cupressata 70.083 1771a 10
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 2109 10
Red-line Quaker Agrochola lota 73.189 2263 8
Turnip Moth Agrotis segetum 73.319 2087 8
Oak Rustic Dryobota labecula 73.223 2246a 7
Winter Moth Operophtera brumata 70.106 1799 6
Dark Chestnut Conistra ligula 73.195 2259 6
Large Wainscot Rhizedra lutosa 73.134 2375 6
Blair’s Shoulder-knot Lithophane leautieri 73.206 2240 6
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 1764 5
Autumnal Moth Epirrita autumnata 70.109 1797 5
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 1862 5
Merveille du Jour Griposia aprilina 73.224 2247 4
Streak Chesias legatella 70.195 1864 4
Hummingbird Hawk-moth Macroglossum stellatarum 69.01 1984 4
Barred Sallow Tiliacea aurago 73.18 2272 3
Juniper Carpet Thera juniperata 70.082 1771 3
Pale November Moth Epirrita christyi 70.108 1796 3
Pearly Underwing Peridroma saucia 73.307 2119 3
Scarce Umber Agriopis aurantiaria 70.254 1933 2
Vine’s Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 2384 2
Grey Shoulder-knot Lithophane ornitopus 73.202 2237 2
Mallow Larentia clavaria 70.07 1745 2
White-speck Mythimna unipuncta 73.296 2203 2
Spruce Carpet Thera britannica 70.079 1769 2
Autumnal Rustic Eugnorisma glareosa 73.365 2117 2
Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa 73.193 2270 2
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 2321 2
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 1728 1
Feathered Brindle Aporophyla australis 73.23 2230 1
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 2477 1
Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 2126 1
Northern Winter Moth Operophtera fagata 70.105 1800 1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 2381 1
Beaded Chestnut Agrochola lychnidis 73.186 2267 1