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.
Vernacular Total Individuals Sep Evidence required
Common Marbled Carpet 11990 5853
Pink-barred Sallow 5856 5104
Flounced Rustic 13085 3182
Lunar Underwing 4320 2328
Silver Y 5847 2246
Brimstone Moth 8522 2023
Large Yellow Underwing 23335 1880
Rosy Rustic 3715 1746
Square-spot Rustic 2804 1676
Canary-shouldered Thorn 2917 1619
Setaceous Hebrew Character 2750 1556
Red-green Carpet 6084 1482
July Highflyer 23197 1254
Chevron 3272 1109
Small Square-spot 8498 1094
Autumnal Rustic 1186 922
Oak Lutestring 1858 841 Photo
Small Wainscot 1583 826
Dun-bar 8107 819
Grey Pine Carpet 2810 753
Sallow 1656 744
Garden Carpet 3158 680
Lesser Yellow Underwing 1534 580
Angle Shades 1240 575
Dark Marbled Carpet 1574 525
September Thorn 914 479
Red-line Quaker 3323 467
Purple Bar 2820 452
Snout 6839 426
Centre-barred Sallow 737 422
Flame Shoulder 10971 420
Flame Carpet 4517 400
Copper Underwing agg. 696 397
Green Carpet 2977 347
Antler Moth 14163 340
Small Phoenix 10697 335
Ear Moth agg. 2365 325
Black Rustic 834 317
Dusky Thorn 563 308
Feathered Gothic 506 293
Hedge Rustic 551 281
Frosted Orange 374 280
Large Ear 2028 276
Heath Rustic 373 275
Common Carpet 6823 266
Double-striped Pug 3942 265
Devon Carpet 3235 221
Dark Arches 14145 214
Green-brindled Crescent 1936 208
Spruce Carpet 2028 204
August Thorn 567 199
Beaded Chestnut 665 198
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2929 186
Oblique Carpet 1138 182
Chestnut 21819 166
Yellow-line Quaker 4415 164
Autumn Green Carpet 698 145
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 5726 139
Anomalous 199 118
Brindled Green 146 106
Straw Dot 9734 103
Common Rustic agg. 2607 98
Feathered Ranunculus 477 98
Magpie Moth 3693 95
Dark Sword-grass 357 95
Merveille du Jour 726 93
Brick 578 93
November Moth 12976 92 Photo
Gold Spot 1316 89
Haworth's Minor 135 88 Photo
Mottled Umber 10060 87
Copper Underwing 168 84 Care needed
Fox Moth 317 79
Pinion-streaked Snout 196 78
Red Twin-spot Carpet 3863 71 Care needed
Dingy Footman 9749 69
Chinese Character 2344 69
Vestal 116 65 Photo
Neglected Rustic 149 58 Photo
Common Wave 7195 57
Small Fan-footed Wave 8484 54
Flounced Chestnut 134 52
Early Thorn 7535 47
Common Wainscot 496 47
Common Rustic 3244 45
Pine Carpet 135 45
Light Emerald 5280 43
Smoky Wainscot 7429 42
Bordered Beauty 275 41
Pale Mottled Willow 99 41
Willow Beauty 1237 38
Satellite 1230 34
Black Arches 882 32
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 85 31
Clouded Border 12378 30
Riband Wave 12011 30
Twin-spot Carpet 459 30
Shuttle-shaped Dart 580 29
Svensson's Copper Underwing 55 29 Care needed
Heart and Dart 22525 28
Rivulet 2737 28
Garden Carpet 94 28
Drinker 3438 26
Ear Moth 151 26 Dissection
Yellow-tail 1734 25
Feathered Thorn 3705 24
Broom Moth 3759 23
Burnished Brass 2409 23
Engrailed 5153 21
Tawny Speckled Pug 430 21
Turnip Moth 104 21
Large Wainscot 94 20
Brown-spot Pinion 35 20 Photo
Flame 4012 19
Lesser Swallow Prominent 2188 19
Striped Twin-spot Carpet 320 19 Photo
Tissue 101 19 Photo
Orange Swift 884 18
Blue-bordered Carpet 170 18 Photo
Crescent 102 17 Photo
Rosy Footman 2092 16
Pebble Hook-tip 1672 16
Northern Spinach 939 16
Scarce Bordered Straw 19 16 Photo
Common White Wave 12136 15
Blair's Shoulder-knot 170 15
Treble-bar 80 15
Narrow-winged Pug 1352 14 Photo
Ruby Tiger 694 14
Mullein Wave 135 14
Archer's Dart 104 14
       
Rosy Minor 340 13
Double Kidney 289 13
White-line Dart 188 13
Pearly Underwing 45 13 Photo
Bulrush Wainscot 28 13
White Ermine 15514 12
Yellow-barred Brindle 190 12
Barred Chestnut 72 12 Photo
Mouse Moth 25 12 Photo
Autumnal Moth 2359 11 Dissection
Marsh Oblique-barred 1727 11
Pale Prominent 1191 11
Oak Hook-tip 193 11
Humming-bird Hawk-moth 85 11
Shaded Broad-bar 1276 10
Peach Blossom 1242 10
Golden-rod Pug 826 10
Herald 174 10
True Lover's Knot 11640 9 Photo
Common Footman 2458 9
Single-dotted Wave 1824 9
Buff Footman 419 9
Oak Eggar 168 9
Galium Carpet 139 9
Saltern Ear 31 9 Dissection
Small Autumnal Moth 31 9 Photo
Small Rivulet 5914 8
November Moth agg. 4362 8
Scalloped Oak 2466 8 Photo
Foxglove Pug 1914 8 Photo
V-Pug 757 8 Photo
Lychnis 592 8
Iron Prominent 501 8
Delicate 12 8 Photo
Pale Pinion 193 7
Small Blood-vein 151 7 Photo
Gothic 80 7
Northern Rustic 22 6 Photo
Gem 37 5 Photo
Square-spot Dart 9 5 Specimen
Black-banded 6 5 Photo
Pale Eggar 6 5 Photo
Convolvulus Hawk-moth 10 4 Photo
White-speck 6 4 Photo
Grey Chi 18 3 Photo
Orange Sallow 8 3 Photo
Crinan Ear 16 2 Dissection
Death's-head Hawk-moth 5 2 Photo
Small Dusty Wave 13 1 Photo
Deep-brown Dart 7 1 Photo
Olive 6 1 Photo
Small Mottled Willow 3 1 Photo
Vapourer 3 1 Photo
Dotted Rustic 2 1 Photo
Lempke's Gold Spot 2 1 Photo
Dusky-lemon Sallow 1 1 Specimen