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 April Evidence req.
2190 Hebrew Character 23084 12833
2182 Small Quaker 20849 10533
2187 Common Quaker 11859 7928
2188 Clouded Drab 6473 4462
2139 Red Chestnut 5566 3145
1852 Brindled Pug 4286 2299
1881 Early Tooth-striped 2543 2008
2189 Twin-spotted Quaker 2868 1635
2258 Chestnut 21819 1202
1663 March Moth 4792 1147
1862 Double-striped Pug 3942 1141
1917 Early Thorn 7535 1042
1775 Mottled Grey 1866 971
2186 Powdered Quaker 1284 856
2243 Early Grey 1391 698
1746 Shoulder Stripe 994 619
1659 Yellow Horned 2807 541
1934 Dotted Border 2088 477
1947 Engrailed 5153 339
1747 Streamer 489 306
1930 Oak Beauty 1170 296
2015 Lunar Marbled Brown 434 281
1660 Frosted Green 334 268
2241 Red Sword-grass 669 266
1927 Brindled Beauty 345 221
1750 Water Carpet 809 208
2005 Great Prominent 906 164
2078 Least Black Arches 1694 117
1919 Purple Thorn 1309 116
1902 Brown Silver-line 7900 111
1725 Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 5726 80 Care needed
2183 Blossom Underwing 80 72 Photo
2236 Pale Pinion 193 70
1909 Speckled Yellow 276 66
1643 Emperor Moth 136 64
2256 Satellite 1230 63
2102 Flame Shoulder 10971 58
1769 Spruce Carpet 2028 56
1724 Red Twin-spot Carpet 3863 52 Care needed
1853 Oak-tree Pug 302 49
2003 Pebble Prominent 2010 46
1759 Small Phoenix 10697 45
2006 Lesser Swallow Prominent 2188 39
2425 Nut-tree Tussock 1478 38
1722 Flame Carpet 4517 37
2063 Muslin Moth 280 35
1920 Scalloped Hazel 2808 34
1779 Ruddy Highflyer 204 34 Photo
2237 Grey Shoulder-knot 211 32
1951 Grey Birch 162 30
1760 Red-green Carpet 6084 29
2179 Pine Beauty 53 29
1858 V-Pug 757 25
1949 Square Spot 91 25
1728 Garden Carpet 3158 24
1768 Grey Pine Carpet 2810 24
1903 Barred Umber 986 21
2185 Lead-coloured Drab 24 21 Photo
1926 Pale Brindled Beauty 1636 19
1661 Orange Underwing 69 17
1906 Brimstone Moth 8522 16
1931 Peppered Moth 2196 16
1999 Lobster Moth 423 16
2306 Angle Shades 1240 15
1851 Golden-rod Pug 826 15
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart 580 15
1904 Scorched Wing 1719 14
2011 Pale Prominent 1191 14
2091 Dark Sword-grass 357 14
2469 Herald 174 13
2060 White Ermine 15514 12
1764 Common Marbled Carpet 11990 12
1957 White-pinion Spotted 769 12
2000 Iron Prominent 501 12
1956 Common Wave 7195 10
1834 Common Pug 1335 10
2014 Marbled Brown 1488 9
1645 Scalloped Hook-tip 1288 9
1995 Puss Moth 119 9
1651 Chinese Character 2344 8
2064 Ruby Tiger 694 8
1883 Yellow-barred Brindle 190 8
2162 Glaucous Shears 77 8 Photo
1751 Devon Carpet 3235 7
2028 Pale Tussock 1438 7
1952 Common Heath 197 7
2171 Marbled Coronet 115 7 Photo
1648 Pebble Hook-tip 1672 6
1835 White-spotted Pug 110 6 Photo
2184 Northern Drab 6 6 Photo
2007 Swallow Prominent 214 5
2008 Coxcomb Prominent 2587 3
1761 Autumn Green Carpet 698 3 Photo
1925 Small Brindled Beauty 437 3 Photo
2441 Silver Y 5847 2
2221 Mullein 38 2 Photo
2140 White-marked 3 2 Specimen
1990 Striped Hawk-moth 16 1 Photo
1844 Ochreous Pug 12 1 Photo
2235 Tawny Pinion 1 1 Specimen
1984 Humming-bird Hawk-moth 85 1
2423 Oak Nycteoline 15 1 Photo