Flying tonight

Below is a list of the macro moths which may be seen in Ceredigion at this time of year. This is not an exhaustive list, moths can appear out of their normal flight period, or you may have a new species for the county. The list contains only common names and is ordered by species abundance for this month giving the total number of individuals for each species and the number for this month. Rarer species may require evidence such as a photo or even the specimen to confirm identification. Please contact the county recorder if you need help with identification or you have something which is not in the following list.

Code Vernacular Total Individuals March  Evidence req.
2182 Small Quaker 20849 9961
1663 March Moth 4792 3179
2258 Chestnut 21819 2515
1659 Yellow Horned 2807 2241
2187 Common Quaker 11859 2227
2190 Hebrew Character 23084 2145
2188 Clouded Drab 6473 1274
1934 Dotted Border 2088 1165
2189 Twin-spotted Quaker 2868 1140
1930 Oak Beauty 1170 810
1775 Mottled Grey 1866 720
2243 Early Grey 1391 640
2139 Red Chestnut 5566 627
1852 Brindled Pug 4286 504
1926 Pale Brindled Beauty 1636 389
1947 Engrailed 5153 338
1917 Early Thorn 7535 317
1881 Early Tooth-striped 2543 217
1746 Shoulder Stripe 994 213
1925 Small Brindled Beauty 437 204 Photo
1932 Spring Usher 1673 197
1862 Double-striped Pug 3942 171
2256 Satellite 1230 171
2241 Red Sword-grass 669 81
1960 Early Moth 384 81
2186 Powdered Quaker 1284 60
1661 Orange Underwing 69 52
2237 Grey Shoulder-knot 211 41
1750 Water Carpet 809 28
2236 Pale Pinion 193 22
1660 Frosted Green 334 18
1927 Brindled Beauty 345 15 Photo
1747 Streamer 489 10
2469 Herald 174 8
2183 Blossom Underwing 80 7 Photo
2091 Dark Sword-grass 357 6
1637 Oak Eggar 168 6
2179 Pine Beauty 53 6 Photo
1760 Red-green Carpet 6084 5
2015 Lunar Marbled Brown 434 5 Photo
2259 Dark Chestnut 241 5 Photo
1769 Spruce Carpet 2028 4 Photo
1919 Purple Thorn 1309 2 Photo
2306 Angle Shades 1240 2
1984 Humming-bird Hawk-moth 85 2
2185 Lead-coloured Drab 24 2 Photo
2423 Oak Nycteoline 15 1 Photo
2140 White-marked 3 1 Specimen