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 May Evidence req.
2190 Hebrew Character 23084 7860
1902 Brown Silver-line 7900 3864
2139 Red Chestnut 5566 1741
2187 Common Quaker 11859 1671
1920 Scalloped Hazel 2808 1451
1852 Brindled Pug 4286 1320
2078 Least Black Arches 1694 1214
2060 White Ermine 15514 1165
1759 Small Phoenix 10697 1088
2102 Flame Shoulder 10971 915
1725 Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 5726 901 Care needed
2425 Nut-tree Tussock 1478 852
1906 Brimstone Moth 8522 780
2188 Clouded Drab 6473 721
1751 Devon Carpet 3235 721
2286 Light Knot Grass 1580 674
1764 Common Marbled Carpet 11990 609
1724 Red Twin-spot Carpet 3863 596 Care needed
2028 Pale Tussock 1438 595
2005 Great Prominent 906 594
2123 Small Square-spot 8498 586
1727 Silver-ground Carpet 8818 557
1834 Common Pug 1335 550
1904 Scorched Wing 1719 548
2158 Pale-shouldered Brocade 2474 516
1955 Common White Wave 12136 512
1722 Flame Carpet 4517 494
1903 Barred Umber 986 477
2089 Heart and Dart 22525 473
1947 Engrailed 5153 464
1887 Clouded Border 12378 454
1750 Water Carpet 809 443
1862 Double-striped Pug 3942 440
1956 Common Wave 7195 413
2003 Pebble Prominent 2010 409
1773 Broken-barred Carpet 1359 408
1728 Garden Carpet 3158 395
2186 Powdered Quaker 1284 365
1957 White-pinion Spotted 769 351
2006 Lesser Swallow Prominent 2188 342
1958 Clouded Silver 1622 325
2380 Treble Lines 799 318
1881 Early Tooth-striped 2543 315
2302 Brown Rustic 7292 296
2182 Small Quaker 20849 289
1917 Early Thorn 7535 275
2069 Cinnabar 2702 272
2163 Broom Moth 3759 268
1931 Peppered Moth 2196 268
1981 Poplar Hawk-moth 1599 261
1918 Lunar Thorn 509 242 Care needed
2115 Rosy Marsh Moth 1743 241
2061 Buff Ermine 7449 216
1738 Common Carpet 6823 212
2063 Muslin Moth 280 205
1853 Oak-tree Pug 302 191
2147 Shears 1191 190
1657 Common Lutestring 901 185
2011 Pale Prominent 1191 181
1634 Lackey 1933 176
1747 Streamer 489 172
2014 Marbled Brown 1488 162
1851 Golden-rod Pug 826 157
1994 Buff-tip 2655 153
1807 Grass Rivulet 933 153
1648 Pebble Hook-tip 1672 145
2015 Lunar Marbled Brown 434 145
1779 Ruddy Highflyer 204 144
1746 Shoulder Stripe 994 142
1778 May Highflyer 273 136
1837 Grey Pug 1384 134
1808 Sandy Carpet 2523 129
2450 Spectacle 1989 128
1817 Foxglove Pug 1914 126
1819 Mottled Pug 343 126
1776 Green Carpet 2977 123
1768 Grey Pine Carpet 2810 122
2289 Knot Grass 657 117
1951 Grey Birch 162 116
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart 580 114
2258 Chestnut 21819 112
1909 Speckled Yellow 276 107
1775 Mottled Grey 1866 104
1752 Purple Bar 2820 101
1802 Rivulet 2737 100
1652 Peach Blossom 1242 100
1693 Cream Wave 235 100
1651 Chinese Character 2344 96
2326 Clouded-bordered Brindle 1343 94
2189 Twin-spotted Quaker 2868 93
1927 Brindled Beauty 345 91
2173 Lychnis 592 87
1645 Scalloped Hook-tip 1288 86
1952 Common Heath 197 85
1638 Fox Moth 317 69
1846 Narrow-winged Pug 1352 67
1769 Spruce Carpet 2028 65
2476 Beautiful Snout 273 64
1999 Lobster Moth 423 62
1858 V-Pug 757 58
2000 Iron Prominent 501 57
2441 Silver Y 5847 55
2422 Green Silver-lines 233 53
2410 Marbled White Spot 1966 52
2241 Red Sword-grass 669 51
1969 Grey Scalloped Bar 213 51
2281 Alder Moth 210 50
2305 Small Angle Shades 1462 48
1660 Frosted Green 334 48
1995 Puss Moth 119 48
1753 Striped Twin-spot Carpet 320 47 Photo
2007 Swallow Prominent 214 47
1991 Elephant Hawk-moth 1253 46
2162 Glaucous Shears 77 45 Photo
1919 Purple Thorn 1309 44
1656 Satin Lutestring 333 43
1646 Oak Hook-tip 193 43
2469 Herald 174 43
2008 Coxcomb Prominent 2587 41
2306 Angle Shades 1240 41
2107 Large Yellow Underwing 23335 40
1934 Dotted Border 2088 40
1883 Yellow-barred Brindle 190 40
2492 Small Fan-foot 1840 39
1857 Dwarf Pug 61 39 Photo
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character 2750 36
1733 Lead Belle 471 34 Photo
1949 Square Spot 91 34
1643 Emperor Moth 136 33
2171 Marbled Coronet 115 33 Photo
2098 Flame 4012 32
2243 Early Grey 1391 32
1760 Red-green Carpet 6084 31
1719 Oblique Carpet 1138 31
2250 Dark Brocade 64 30
2166 Campion 289 29
2167 Tawny Shears 158 28
2091 Dark Sword-grass 357 27
2236 Pale Pinion 193 27
1893 Tawny-barred Angle 856 26
1980 Eyed Hawk-moth 161 26
1894 Latticed Heath 1024 24
2064 Ruby Tiger 694 24
17 Common Swift 179 23
2160 Bright-line Brown-eye 2749 21
2291 Coronet 722 21
2118 True Lover's Knot 11640 20
1856 Larch Pug 219 20 Photo
2462 Mother Shipton 62 20
2334 Rustic Shoulder-knot 42 19
1728 Garden Carpet 94 16
1997 Sallow Kitten 110 15
2442 Beautiful Golden Y 1972 14
1835 White-spotted Pug 110 14
2179 Pine Beauty 53 14
1739 Wood Carpet 1319 13 Photo
2439 Gold Spot 1316 13
1709 Satin Wave 561 13 Photo
1832 Currant Pug 77 13 Photo
1681 Clay Triple-lines 100 12
2412 Silver Hook 98 12 Photo
1867 Treble-bar 80 12
2237 Grey Shoulder-knot 211 11
1816 Toadflax Pug 120 11 Photo
1948 Small Engrailed 118 11 Photo
2331 Small Clouded Brindle 211 10 Photo
1674 Little Emerald 153 10 Photo
1848 Angle-barred Pug 25 10 Photo
1761 Autumn Green Carpet 698 9 Photo
1882 Small Seraphim 476 9
1992 Small Elephant Hawk-moth 163 9
2337 Marbled Minor 1319 8 Dissection
2284x Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 279 8
1828 Satyr Pug 99 7 Specimen
1976 Privet Hawk-moth 40 7 Photo
2423 Oak Nycteoline 15 7 Photo
2470 Small Purple-barred 21 6 Photo
2205 Shoulder-striped Wainscot 270 5
2154 Cabbage Moth 105 5
2389 Pale Mottled Willow 99 5
1680 Maiden's Blush 32 5 Photo
2142 Beautiful Yellow Underwing 31 5 Photo
1844 Ochreous Pug 12 5 Photo
18 Map-winged Swift 1262 4
2339 Tawny Marbled Minor 491 4 Dissection
2284 Grey Dagger 120 4 Dissection
2221 Mullein 38 4 Photo
1823 Netted Pug 8 4 Photo
1890 Sharp-angled Peacock 135 3 Photo
1748 Beautiful Carpet 110 3 Photo
1954 Bordered White 109 3
2280 Miller 58 3
2119 Pearly Underwing 45 3 Photo
1647 Barred Hook-tip 23 3 Photo
2463 Burnet Companion 8 3 Photo
1879 Seraphim 7 3 Specimen
1961 Light Emerald 5280 2
1716 Vestal 116 2 Photo
2278 Poplar Grey 112 2
1682 Blood-vein 108 2
1825 Lime-speck Pug 86 2
1984 Humming-bird Hawk-moth 85 2
1720 Gem 37 2 Photo
2159 Dog's Tooth 19 2 Photo
2403 Bordered Straw 14 2 Photo
2152 White Colon 3 2 Photo
2229 Brindled Ochre 8 1 Photo
1679 False Mocha 7 1 Specimen
2397 Small Yellow Underwing 5 1 Photo
2432 Ni Moth 4 1 Photo
1814 Lead-coloured Pug 3 1 Specimen
1865 Broom-tip 3 1 Specimen
1711 Treble Brown Spot 2 1 Photo
2043 Orange Footman 2 1 Photo
2214 Chamomile Shark 2 1 Specimen