Flying Tonight Mid November (Week 46)

The following is a list of the 10 moths most commonly reported between 2011 and 2017 in week 46, mid 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 153
Feathered Thorn Colotois pennaria 70.244 1923 106
December Moth Poecilocampa populi 66.001 1631 90
Red-green Carpet Chloroclysta siterata 70.095 1760 68
Brick Agrochola circellaris 73.192 2262 51
Yellow-line Quaker Agrochola macilenta 73.19 2264 47
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 2441 26
Satellite Eupsilia transversa 73.21 2256 24
Chestnut Conistra vaccinii 73.194 2258 23
Sprawler Asteroscopus sphinx 73.065 2227 22

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 21
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 2107 15
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 2109 15
Dark Sword-grass Agrotis ipsilon 73.327 2091 13
Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 2126 11
Red-line Quaker Agrochola lota 73.189 2263 11
Blair’s Shoulder-knot Lithophane leautieri 73.206 2240 10
Mottled Umber Erannis defoliaria 70.256 1935 10
Large Wainscot Rhizedra lutosa 73.134 2375 9
Dark Chestnut Conistra ligula 73.195 2259 9
Green-brindled Crescent Allophyes oxyacanthae 73.068 2245 8
Cypress Carpet Thera cupressata 70.083 1771a 8
Turnip Moth Agrotis segetum 73.319 2087 8
Oak Rustic Dryobota labecula 73.223 2246a 8
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 1862 7
Black Rustic Aporophyla nigra 73.233 2232 6
Autumnal Rustic Eugnorisma glareosa 73.365 2117 4
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 2321 4
Pale November Moth Epirrita christyi 70.108 1796 4
Barred Sallow Tiliacea aurago 73.18 2272 4
Autumnal Moth Epirrita autumnata 70.109 1797 3
Winter Moth Operophtera brumata 70.106 1799 3
Green Silver-lines Pseudoips prasinana 74.008 2422 2
Gem Nycterosea obstipata 70.047 1720 2
Streak Chesias legatella 70.195 1864 2
Pearly Underwing Peridroma saucia 73.307 2119 2
Delicate Mythimna vitellina 73.295 2195 2
Black-spotted Chestnut Conistra rubiginosa 73.196 2259a 1
Grey Pine Carpet Thera obeliscata 70.081 1768 1
Bloxworth Snout Hypena obsitalis 72.006 2478 1
Herald Scoliopteryx libatrix 72.001 2469 1
Red Sword-grass Xylena vetusta 73.209 2241 1
Hummingbird Hawk-moth Macroglossum stellatarum 69.01 1984 1
White-point Mythimna albipuncta 73.297 2194 1
Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis 73.095 2389 1
Dusky-lemon Sallow Cirrhia gilvago 73.183 2275 1
Merveille du Jour Griposia aprilina 73.224 2247 1
Grey Shoulder-knot Lithophane ornitopus 73.202 2237 1