Flying Tonight Late November (Week 48)

The following is a list of the 4 moths most commonly reported between 2011 and 2017 in week 48, 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
December Moth Poecilocampa populi 66.001 1631 92
Feathered Thorn Colotois pennaria 70.244 1923 35
November Moth agg Epirrita dilutata agg. 70.1071 1795x 33
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 2441 20

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

Common name Taxon RES B&S Total number 2011 – 17
Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa 73.113 2306 14
Mottled Umber Erannis defoliaria 70.256 1935 13
Dark Sword-grass Agrotis ipsilon 73.327 2091 12
Brick Agrochola circellaris 73.192 2262 12
Yellow-line Quaker Agrochola macilenta 73.19 2264 10
Winter Moth Operophtera brumata 70.106 1799 9
Red-green Carpet Chloroclysta siterata 70.095 1760 8
Herald Scoliopteryx libatrix 72.001 2469 8
Chestnut Conistra vaccinii 73.194 2258 7
Scarce Umber Agriopis aurantiaria 70.254 1933 7
Black Rustic Aporophyla nigra 73.233 2232 5
Red-line Quaker Agrochola lota 73.189 2263 5
White-speck Mythimna unipuncta 73.296 2203 4
Blair’s Shoulder-knot Lithophane leautieri 73.206 2240 4
Turnip Moth Agrotis segetum 73.319 2087 4
Sprawler Asteroscopus sphinx 73.065 2227 4
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 2107 3
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 2109 3
Dark Chestnut Conistra ligula 73.195 2259 2
Ear Moth agg Amphipoea oculea agg. 73.1281 2360x 2
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 1764 2
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 2321 1
Pearly Underwing Peridroma saucia 73.307 2119 1
Mallow Larentia clavaria 70.07 1745 1
Grey Shoulder-knot Lithophane ornitopus 73.202 2237 1
Spruce Carpet Thera britannica 70.079 1769 1
Satellite Eupsilia transversa 73.21 2256 1
Green-brindled Crescent Allophyes oxyacanthae 73.068 2245 1
Black-spotted Chestnut Conistra rubiginosa 73.196 2259a 1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 2187 1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 1862 1
Oak Rustic Dryobota labecula 73.223 2246a 1