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 Oct Evidence Req.
Chestnut 21819 9264
Red-green Carpet 6084 3736
Yellow-line Quaker 4415 2772
Red-line Quaker 3323 2666
November Moth agg. 4362 2558
Common Marbled Carpet 11990 2026
Lunar Underwing 4320 1982
Mottled Umber 10060 1948
Feathered Thorn 3705 1828
Green-brindled Crescent 1936 1637
Autumnal Moth 2359 1527
Grey Pine Carpet 2810 1279
Spruce Carpet 2028 1193
Silver Y 5847 799
Satellite 1230 676
Merveille du Jour 726 573
Black Rustic 834 504
Canary-shouldered Thorn 2917 494
Pink-barred Sallow 5856 481
Autumn Green Carpet 698 459
Beaded Chestnut 665 446
Feathered Ranunculus 477 369
Brick 578 352
Angle Shades 1240 333
Square-spot Rustic 2804 307
Setaceous Hebrew Character 2750 273
Rosy Rustic 3715 266
Blair's Shoulder-knot 170 149
Red Sword-grass 669 146
December Moth 5513 138
Dark Sword-grass 357 107
Snout 6839 97
Dark Chestnut 241 94
Brimstone Moth 8522 91
Autumnal Rustic 1186 85
Large Yellow Underwing 23335 84
September Thorn 914 81
Flounced Chestnut 134 75
Frosted Orange 374 69
Scarce Umber 1120 65
Chevron 3272 64
Grey Shoulder-knot 211 62
Large Wainscot 94 62
Dark Marbled Carpet 1574 58
Northern Winter Moth 2104 56 Care needed
Pine Carpet 135 54
Dusky Thorn 563 51
Turnip Moth 104 47 Photo
Streak 57 47 Photo
Garden Carpet 3158 44
Small Wainscot 1583 40
Vestal 116 38 Photo
Flounced Rustic 13085 37
Sallow 1656 36
Brindled Green 146 34
Small Square-spot 8498 26
Green Carpet 2977 26
Oak Lutestring 1858 26 Photo
Copper Underwing 168 26 Care needed
August Thorn 567 25
July Highflyer 23197 21
Pale Mottled Willow 99 20
Pale Pinion 193 19
Pearly Underwing 45 19 Photo
Dark Arches 14145 18
Copper Underwing agg. 696 16
Winter Moth 8595 15
Brown-spot Pinion 35 12 Photo
Straw Dot 9734 11
Large Ear 2028 11 Dissection
Heath Rustic 373 10 Photo
Light Emerald 5280 9
Lesser Yellow Underwing 1534 9
Shuttle-shaped Dart 580 9 Photo
Flame Shoulder 10971 7
Ruby Tiger 694 7
Herald 174 7
Ear Moth agg. 2365 6
Svensson's Copper Underwing 55 6 Care needed
Orange Sallow 8 5 Photo
Brindled Ochre 8 3 Photo