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 April Evidence req.
Hebrew Character 23084 12833
Small Quaker 20849 10533
Common Quaker 11859 7928
Clouded Drab 6473 4462
Red Chestnut 5566 3145
Brindled Pug 4286 2299
Early Tooth-striped 2543 2008
Twin-spotted Quaker 2868 1635
Chestnut 21819 1202
March Moth 4792 1147
Double-striped Pug 3942 1141
Early Thorn 7535 1042
Mottled Grey 1866 971
Powdered Quaker 1284 856
Early Grey 1391 698
Shoulder Stripe 994 619
Yellow Horned 2807 541
Dotted Border 2088 477
Engrailed 5153 339
Streamer 489 306
Oak Beauty 1170 296
Lunar Marbled Brown 434 281
Frosted Green 334 268
Red Sword-grass 669 266
Brindled Beauty 345 221
Water Carpet 809 208
Great Prominent 906 164
Least Black Arches 1694 117
Purple Thorn 1309 116
Brown Silver-line 7900 111
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 5726 80 Care needed
Blossom Underwing 80 72 Photo
Pale Pinion 193 70
Speckled Yellow 276 66
Emperor Moth 136 64
Satellite 1230 63
Flame Shoulder 10971 58
Spruce Carpet 2028 56
Red Twin-spot Carpet 3863 52 Care needed
Oak-tree Pug 302 49
Pebble Prominent 2010 46
Small Phoenix 10697 45
Lesser Swallow Prominent 2188 39
Nut-tree Tussock 1478 38
Flame Carpet 4517 37
Muslin Moth 280 35
Scalloped Hazel 2808 34
Ruddy Highflyer 204 34 Photo
Grey Shoulder-knot 211 32
Grey Birch 162 30
Red-green Carpet 6084 29
Pine Beauty 53 29
V-Pug 757 25
Square Spot 91 25
Garden Carpet 3158 24
Grey Pine Carpet 2810 24
Barred Umber 986 21
Lead-coloured Drab 24 21 Photo
Pale Brindled Beauty 1636 19
Orange Underwing 69 17
Brimstone Moth 8522 16
Peppered Moth 2196 16
Lobster Moth 423 16
Angle Shades 1240 15
Golden-rod Pug 826 15
Shuttle-shaped Dart 580 15
Scorched Wing 1719 14
Pale Prominent 1191 14
Dark Sword-grass 357 14
Herald 174 13
White Ermine 15514 12
Common Marbled Carpet 11990 12
White-pinion Spotted 769 12
Iron Prominent 501 12
Common Wave 7195 10
Common Pug 1335 10
Marbled Brown 1488 9
Scalloped Hook-tip 1288 9
Puss Moth 119 9
Chinese Character 2344 8
Ruby Tiger 694 8
Yellow-barred Brindle 190 8
Glaucous Shears 77 8 Photo
Devon Carpet 3235 7
Pale Tussock 1438 7
Common Heath 197 7
Marbled Coronet 115 7 Photo
Pebble Hook-tip 1672 6
White-spotted Pug 110 6 Photo
Northern Drab 6 6 Photo
Swallow Prominent 214 5
Coxcomb Prominent 2587 3
Autumn Green Carpet 698 3 Photo
Small Brindled Beauty 437 3 Photo
Silver Y 5847 2
Mullein 38 2 Photo
White-marked 3 2 Specimen
Striped Hawk-moth 16 1 Photo
Ochreous Pug 12 1 Photo
Tawny Pinion 1 1 Specimen
Humming-bird Hawk-moth 85 1
Oak Nycteoline 15 1 Photo