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 June Evidence req.
2060 White Ermine 15514 11040
2089 Heart and Dart 22525 8382
1727 Silver-ground Carpet 8818 5794
2302 Brown Rustic 7292 5406
1955 Common White Wave 12136 5010
2061 Buff Ermine 7449 4933
1887 Clouded Border 12378 4058
1902 Brown Silver-line 7900 3873
2102 Flame Shoulder 10971 3829
2118 True Lover's Knot 11640 3390
1956 Common Wave 7195 2419
2163 Broom Moth 3759 2225
1941 Mottled Beauty 4508 1945
2158 Pale-shouldered Brocade 2474 1756
1764 Common Marbled Carpet 11990 1734
1906 Brimstone Moth 8522 1711
2040 Four-dotted Footman 5242 1676
2098 Flame 4012 1558
1961 Light Emerald 5280 1485
1713 Riband Wave 12011 1451
2321 Dark Arches 14145 1423
2123 Small Square-spot 8498 1410
2069 Cinnabar 2702 1375
1920 Scalloped Hazel 2808 1284
2014 Marbled Brown 1488 1269
1904 Scorched Wing 1719 1124
1994 Buff-tip 2655 1092
1802 Rivulet 2737 1050
2340 Middle-barred Minor 1726 1043
1837 Grey Pug 1384 1033
1817 Foxglove Pug 1914 1031
1776 Green Carpet 2977 1020
1958 Clouded Silver 1622 1013
2191 Double Line 4006 996
1739 Wood Carpet 1319 972
1931 Peppered Moth 2196 969
2128 Double Square-spot 5965 942
2410 Marbled White Spot 1966 937
2442 Beautiful Golden Y 1972 935
1751 Devon Carpet 3235 933
2147 Shears 1191 915
1773 Broken-barred Carpet 1359 910
1808 Sandy Carpet 2523 876
2492 Small Fan-foot 1840 873
2122 Purple Clay 5203 872
2196 Striped Wainscot 4106 866
1738 Common Carpet 6823 863
2286 Light Knot Grass 1580 832
2120 Ingrailed Clay 3826 813
2028 Pale Tussock 1438 807
2107 Large Yellow Underwing 23335 780
2450 Spectacle 1989 763
2305 Small Angle Shades 1462 758
1759 Small Phoenix 10697 726
1807 Grass Rivulet 933 710
1834 Common Pug 1335 692
2160 Bright-line Brown-eye 2749 655
1981 Poplar Hawk-moth 1599 651
1657 Common Lutestring 901 641
2326 Clouded-bordered Brindle 1343 629
1728 Garden Carpet 3158 625
1991 Elephant Hawk-moth 1253 603
1722 Flame Carpet 4517 591
1752 Purple Bar 2820 590
1652 Peach Blossom 1242 579
2425 Nut-tree Tussock 1478 568
18 Map-winged Swift 1262 561
2441 Silver Y 5847 555
1894 Latticed Heath 1024 520
1846 Narrow-winged Pug 1352 515
2477 Snout 6839 496
1903 Barred Umber 986 481
2008 Coxcomb Prominent 2587 464
2337x Marbled Minor agg. 1399 464
2380 Treble Lines 799 461
1945 Brussels Lace 1110 454
1725 Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 5726 451 Care
2474 Straw Dot 9734 402
1957 White-pinion Spotted 769 400
1634 Lackey 1933 396
1648 Pebble Hook-tip 1672 394
2003 Pebble Prominent 2010 393
1709 Satin Wave 561 384
2006 Lesser Swallow Prominent 2188 378
2078 Least Black Arches 1694 363
2289 Knot Grass 657 334
2337 Marbled Minor 1319 323 Dissection
1882 Small Seraphim 476 315
1999 Lobster Moth 423 313
1947 Engrailed 5153 301
1645 Scalloped Hook-tip 1288 301
1719 Oblique Carpet 1138 300
2338 Rufous Minor 1867 283 Dissection
1893 Tawny-barred Angle 856 281
1803 Small Rivulet 5914 276
1640 Drinker 3438 274
1733 Lead Belle 471 262 Photo
1918 Lunar Thorn 509 261 Photo
1651 Chinese Character 2344 250
1758 Barred Straw 5648 246
2127 Triple-spotted Clay 3235 245
2434 Burnished Brass 2409 240
2291 Coronet 722 236
1724 Red Twin-spot Carpet 3863 235 Care
1768 Grey Pine Carpet 2810 234
2330 Dusky Brocade 508 234
2381 Uncertain 1982 227 Care
2011 Pale Prominent 1191 224
2198 Smoky Wainscot 7429 222
1819 Mottled Pug 343 206
1862 Double-striped Pug 3942 184
2173 Lychnis 592 177
2331 Small Clouded Brindle 211 176 Photo
2489 Fan-foot 1429 168
2190 Hebrew Character 23084 165
1937 Willow Beauty 1237 162
2439 Gold Spot 1316 161
1852 Brindled Pug 4286 160
1756 Northern Spinach 939 160
2138 Green Arches 414 160
1656 Satin Lutestring 333 160
1653 Buff Arches 1207 159
2422 Green Silver-lines 233 153
1708 Single-dotted Wave 1824 144
2005 Great Prominent 906 144
2205 Shoulder-striped Wainscot 270 144
2150 Grey Arches 526 141
2281 Alder Moth 210 141
17 Common Swift 179 140
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character 2750 137
2166 Campion 289 134
1992 Small Elephant Hawk-moth 163 134
1860 Green Pug 803 133
2476 Beautiful Snout 273 133
1778 May Highflyer 273 132
1870 Chimney Sweeper 269 128
1638 Fox Moth 317 123
1750 Water Carpet 809 122
1674 Little Emerald 153 122 Photo
1769 Spruce Carpet 2028 117
1693 Cream Wave 235 116
1962 Barred Red 667 114
2000 Iron Prominent 501 114
1777 July Highflyer 23197 112
2193 Clay 2598 110
1856 Larch Pug 219 110 Photo
2030 Yellow-tail 1734 109
2225 Minor Shoulder-knot 5413 108
1980 Eyed Hawk-moth 161 103
1909 Speckled Yellow 276 101
1952 Common Heath 197 99
169 Six-spot Burnet 577 95
1969 Grey Scalloped Bar 213 92
2345 Small Dotted Buff 612 90
2057 Garden Tiger 1535 89
1734 July Belle 228 88
2114 Double Dart 347 82
2039 Red-necked Footman 242 79
2038 Muslin Footman 338 78
2284x Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 279 75
2339 Tawny Marbled Minor 491 74 Dissection
2068 Scarlet Tiger 187 73
2167 Tawny Shears 158 69
2382 Rustic 476 67 Care
1789 Scallop Shell 264 61
2064 Ruby Tiger 694 60
1669 Common Emerald 470 60
1853 Oak-tree Pug 302 60
1702 Small Fan-footed Wave 8484 59
14 Ghost Moth 170 59
1828 Satyr Pug 99 58 Specimen
1742 Yellow Shell 162 55
16 Gold Swift 133 55
1876 Small Yellow Wave 112 55
2412 Silver Hook 98 55 Photo
170 Five-spot Burnet 228 52 Care
1830 Wormwood Pug 528 51
1682 Blood-vein 108 51
1681 Clay Triple-lines 100 51
1666 Large Emerald 1012 50
2155 Dot Moth 566 50
2278 Poplar Grey 112 49
2322 Light Arches 307 48
2443 Plain Golden Y 753 47
1637 Oak Eggar 168 47
2164 Broad-barred White 111 47 Photo
2387 Mottled Rustic 247 46
1765 Barred Yellow 354 45
1917 Early Thorn 7535 43
2284 Grey Dagger 120 43 Dissection
2306 Angle Shades 1240 42
2449 Dark Spectacle 206 42
1890 Sharp-angled Peacock 135 42 Photo
1954 Bordered White 109 41
2462 Mother Shipton 62 41
2171 Marbled Coronet 115 40 Photo
1753 Striped Twin-spot Carpet 320 39 Photo
1692 Lesser Cream Wave 284 37
2088 Heart and Club 52 35
1748 Beautiful Carpet 110 34
1910 Lilac Beauty 133 33
1995 Puss Moth 119 33
383 Thrift Clearwing 34 33 Clearwing around Thrift or photo
1825 Lime-speck Pug 86 32
2280 Miller 58 32
2139 Red Chestnut 5566 31
1884 Magpie Moth 3693 31
1858 V-Pug 757 31
2063 Muslin Moth 280 29
2199 Common Wainscot 496 28
1832 Currant Pug 77 28 Photo
2007 Swallow Prominent 214 27
1740 Galium Carpet 139 27
1779 Ruddy Highflyer 204 25 Photo
1816 Toadflax Pug 120 25 Photo
1922 Swallow-tailed Moth 633 24
2484 Pinion-streaked Snout 196 24
2469 Herald 174 24
1689 Mullein Wave 135 24
2154 Cabbage Moth 105 24
1949 Square Spot 91 24
2162 Glaucous Shears 77 24 Photo
1885 Clouded Magpie 369 23
1984 Humming-bird Hawk-moth 85 23
2250 Dark Brocade 64 23 Photo
1857 Dwarf Pug 61 21 Photo
1976 Privet Hawk-moth 40 21 Photo
2059 Clouded Buff 39 21
1715 Plain Wave 311 20 Photo
1665 Grass Emerald 204 20
1997 Sallow Kitten 110 20
2334 Rustic Shoulder-knot 42 20
2341 Cloaked Minor 329 19
1728 Garden Carpet 94 19
2216 Shark 74 19 Photo
1873 Welsh Wave 58 19 Photo
1851 Golden-rod Pug 826 17
2085 Archer's Dart 104 17 Photo
1867 Treble-bar 80 17
380 Red-tipped Clearwing 17 17 Photo
1643 Emperor Moth 136 16
2145 Nutmeg 19 16 Photo
1951 Grey Birch 162 15
1821 Valerian Pug 28 15 Specimen
1654 Figure of Eighty 20 15 Photo
1883 Yellow-barred Brindle 190 14
1737 Small Argent & Sable 66 14 Photo
2221 Mullein 38 14 Photo
1827 Freyer's Pug 19 14 Photo
2159 Dog's Tooth 19 14
1840 Shaded Pug 18 14 Photo
1835 White-spotted Pug 110 13
2389 Pale Mottled Willow 99 13
1848 Angle-barred Pug 25 13 Photo
163 Forester 14 13 Photo
2037 Rosy Footman 2092 12
1794 Sharp-angled Carpet 293 12 Photo
2466 Blackneck 81 12 Photo
1877 Waved Carpet 27 12 Photo
1874 Dingy Shell 24 12 Photo
2342 Rosy Minor 340 11
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart 580 10
2091 Dark Sword-grass 357 10
1680 Maiden's Blush 32 10 Photo
2031 White Satin 27 10 Photo
2201 Shore Wainscot 21 10 Photo
2236 Pale Pinion 193 9
2142 Beautiful Yellow Underwing 31 9
2087 Turnip Moth 104 8 Photo
1872 Blomer's Rivulet 34 8 Photo
15 Orange Swift 884 7
1646 Oak Hook-tip 193 7
2421 Scarce Silver-lines 72 7
1744 Grey Mountain Carpet 19 7 Photo
2403 Bordered Straw 14 7 Photo
1815 Cloaked Pug 10 7 Photo
2077 Short-cloaked Moth 76 6
1940 Satin Beauty 59 6 Photo
1694 Smoky Wave 19 6 Photo
2327 Clouded Brindle 15 6 Photo
1732 Shaded Broad-bar 1276 5
2283 Dark Dagger 31 5 Dissection
1766 Blue-bordered Carpet 170 4 Photo
2167 Pod Lover 18 4 Photo
2391 Silky Wainscot 14 4 Photo
1823 Netted Pug 8 4 Photo
2463 Burnet Companion 8 4 Photo
1879 Seraphim 7 4 Photo
2157 Light Brocade 7 4 Photo
2156 Beautiful Brocade 6 4 Photo
2397 Small Yellow Underwing 5 4 Photo
1720 Gem 37 3 Photo
1647 Barred Hook-tip 23 3 Photo
2470 Small Purple-barred 21 3 Photo
2399 Bordered Sallow 17 3 Photo
1844 Ochreous Pug 12 3 Photo
1673 Small Emerald 8 3 Photo
1679 False Mocha 7 3 Specimen
2169 Barrett's Marbled Coronet 6 3 Photo
1875 Small White Wave 4 3 Photo
2432 Ni Moth 4 3 Photo
1716 Vestal 116 2 Photo
2056 Wood Tiger 16 2 Photo
1707 Small Dusty Wave 13 2 Photo
1705 Dwarf Cream Wave 7 2 Photo
1831 Ling Pug 7 2 Photo
2384 Vine's Rustic 4 2 Specimen
1814 Lead-coloured Pug 3 2 Specimen
373 Currant Clearwing 2 2 Specimen
1698 Purple-bordered Gold 13 1 Photo
1889 Peacock Moth 3 1 Photo
2152 White Colon 3 1 Photo
2385 Small Mottled Willow 3 1 Photo
1818 Marbled Pug 2 1 Photo
1843 Thyme Pug 2 1 Specimen
1861 Bilberry Pug 2 1 Photo
2194 White-point 2 1 Photo
2440 Lempke's Gold Spot 2 1 Photo
1655 Poplar Lutestring 3 1 Photo
2093 Sand Dart 1 1 Photo