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 Aug Evidence req.
July Highflyer 23197 13959
Large Yellow Underwing 23335 13682
Antler Moth 14163 9774
Flounced Rustic 13085 9770
Small Phoenix 10697 6636
Dun-bar 8107 6012
Dingy Footman 9749 4890
Small Square-spot 8498 4322
Small Fan-footed Wave 8484 3583
Dark Arches 14145 3380
Smoky Wainscot 7429 3355
Common Carpet 6823 3327
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 5726 3296 Care
Early Thorn 7535 2953
Flame Carpet 4517 2622
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2929 2316
Red Twin-spot Carpet 3863 2313 Care
Flame Shoulder 10971 2286
Magpie Moth 3693 2273
Common Rustic 3244 1872 Agg. or dissection
Chevron 3272 1836
Riband Wave 12011 1778
Large Ear 2028 1652 Agg. or dissection
Rosy Rustic 3715 1618
Brimstone Moth 8522 1605
Chinese Character 2344 1563
Common Marbled Carpet 11990 1529
Snout 6839 1386
Dotted Clay 4158 1372
Scalloped Oak 2466 1314
Rosy Marsh Moth 1743 1274
Silver Y 5847 1273
Straw Dot 9734 1252
True Lover's Knot 11640 1229
Devon Carpet 3235 1201
Garden Carpet 3158 1132
Minor Shoulder-knot 5413 1121
Small Rivulet 5914 1094
Purple Bar 2820 1045
Clouded Border 12378 1021
Oak Lutestring 1858 991
Drinker 3438 964
Common Wave 7195 943
Common Footman 2458 921
Dark Marbled Carpet 1574 889
Engrailed 5153 884
Sallow 1656 876
Square-spot Rustic 2804 791
Canary-shouldered Thorn 2917 789
Lesser Yellow Underwing 1534 787
Rosy Footman 2092 785
Marsh Oblique-barred 1727 770
Lesser Swallow Prominent 2188 712
Orange Swift 884 710
Pebble Hook-tip 1672 701
Shaded Broad-bar 1276 699
Small Wainscot 1583 695
Setaceous Hebrew Character 2750 685
Pebble Prominent 2010 665
Barred Straw 5648 661
Pale Prominent 1191 648
Purple Thorn 1309 625
Yellow-tail 1734 558
Black Arches 882 548
Double-striped Pug 3942 525
Six-striped Rustic 636 516
Golden-rod Pug 826 486
Oblique Carpet 1138 477
Rivulet 2737 450
Common White Wave 12136 432
Scalloped Hook-tip 1288 426
Single-dotted Wave 1824 405
Clay 2598 400
Slender Brindle 1388 386
Double Square-spot 5965 381
Willow Beauty 1237 360
Twin-spot Carpet 459 355
Triple-spotted Clay 3235 354
September Thorn 914 348
Coxcomb Prominent 2587 338
Gold Spot 1316 337
Ingrailed Clay 3826 334
August Thorn 567 330
Purple Clay 5203 322
Ruby Tiger 694 321
Centre-barred Sallow 737 314
Northern Spinach 939 305
Heart and Dart 22525 298
Tawny Speckled Pug 430 293
Small Rufous 457 284
Pink-barred Sallow 5856 271
Shuttle-shaped Dart 580 266
Hedge Rustic 551 265
Burnished Brass 2409 259
Buff Footman 419 238
Green Carpet 2977 229
Double Kidney 289 217
Fan-foot 1429 216
Feathered Gothic 506 213
Dusky Thorn 563 202
Bright-line Brown-eye 2749 200
Striped Twin-spot Carpet 320 200
Bordered Beauty 275 191
Rosy Minor 340 191
Autumnal Rustic 1186 179
Iron Prominent 501 177
Four-dotted Footman 5242 170
Scarce Footman 663 163
Light Emerald 5280 148
Sandy Carpet 2523 146
Six-spot Burnet 577 146
Common Wainscot 496 134
Large Emerald 1012 134
Marbled Beauty 330 133
White-line Dart 188 130
Blue-bordered Carpet 170 125
Least Yellow Underwing 184 121
Wormwood Pug 528 120
Clouded-bordered Brindle 1343 116
Angle Shades 1240 114
Mottled Beauty 4508 114
Plain Golden Y 753 111
Ear Moth 151 110 Agg. or dissection
Garden Tiger 1535 109
Spectacle 1989 106
Swallow Prominent 214 104
Yellow-barred Brindle 190 103
Lychnis 592 96
Barred Red 667 94
Phoenix 239 93
Rufous Minor 1867 93 Agg. or dissection
Narrow-winged Pug 1352 92
Oak Hook-tip 193 91
Neglected Rustic 149 88
Heath Rustic 373 87
V-Pug 757 86
Peach Blossom 1242 79
Anomalous 199 78
Grey Arches 526 77
Cloaked Minor 329 76
Sharp-angled Carpet 293 76
Clouded Magpie 369 73
Flame 4012 71
Small Dotted Buff 612 71
Crescent 102 70 Photo
Lackey 1933 69
Beautiful Golden Y 1972 67
Archer's Dart 104 66
White-spotted Pug 110 66
Uncertain 1982 64 Care
Silver-ground Carpet 8818 63
Tissue 101 62 Photo
Cloaked Carpet 196 61
Marbled Minor 1319 61 Agg. or dissection
Peppered Moth 2196 61
Barred Chestnut 72 58 Photo
Copper Underwing 168 58 Care
Green Pug 803 57
Mullein Wave 135 57
Gold Spangle 269 55
Shoulder-striped Wainscot 270 54
Cinnabar 2702 52
Dotted Carpet 171 50
Tawny Marbled Minor 491 50 Agg. or dissection
Double Line 4006 49
Elephant Hawk-moth 1253 49
Poplar Hawk-moth 1599 47
Dot Moth 566 46
Galium Carpet 139 46
Small Fan-foot 1840 46
Brussels Lace 1110 45
Dark Sword-grass 357 45
Striped Wainscot 4106 44
Swallow-tailed Moth 633 44
White Ermine 15514 44
Rustic 476 43 Care
Sallow Kitten 110 43
Gothic 80 42
Latticed Heath 1024 41
Tawny-barred Angle 856 39
Yellow Shell 162 39
Buff-tip 2655 36
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 85 34
Buff Arches 1207 34
Dark Spectacle 206 34
Grey Pine Carpet 2810 34
Haworth's Minor 135 34 Photo
Barred Rivulet 48 33 Photo
Pinion-streaked Snout 196 33
Knot Grass 657 31
Slender Pug 56 28 Photo
Satin Wave 561 27
Treble-bar 80 27
Grey Pug 1384 26
Small Angle Shades 1462 26
Annulet 41 25 Photo
Buff Ermine 7449 25
Double Lobed 48 25 Photo
Herald 174 25
Spruce Carpet 2028 25
Frosted Orange 374 24
Grass Emerald 204 24
Southern Wainscot 149 24
Humming-bird Hawk-moth 85 23
Light Arches 307 23
Saltern Ear 31 22 Agg. or dissection
Wood Carpet 1319 22 Photo
Svensson's Copper Underwing 93 41 Care
Blood-vein 108 20
Campion 289 20
Middle-barred Minor 1726 20
Lime-speck Pug 86 18
Oak Eggar 168 18
Old Lady 28 18
Toadflax Pug 120 18 Photo
Bleached Pug 19 16 Specimen
Brown-line Bright Eye 47 15 Photo
Mottled Rustic 247 15
Satin Beauty 59 15 Photo
Crescent Dart 43 14 Photo
Hoary Footman 16 14 Photo
Lesser Common Rustic 15 14 Agg. or dissection
Round-winged Muslin 44 14
Barred Hook-tip 23 13 Photo
Cabbage Moth 105 13
Clay Triple-lines 100 13
Crinan Ear 16 13 Agg. or dissection
Four-spotted Footman 21 13 Photo
Grey Chi 18 13 Photo
Gem 37 12 Photo
Mouse Moth 25 12 Photo
Currant Pug 77 11 Photo
Plain Wave 311 11
Bulrush Wainscot 28 10
Ghost Moth 170 10
Muslin Footman 338 10
Small Blood-vein 151 10
Tawny Shears 158 10
Grey Mountain Carpet 19 9 Photo
Pine Carpet 135 9
Small Autumnal Moth 31 9 Photo
Vestal 116 9 Photo
Lesser Cream Wave 284 8 Photo
Waved Carpet 27 8 Photo
Barred Yellow 354 7
Common Pug 1335 7
Beautiful Yellow Underwing 31 6 Photo
Feathered Ranunculus 477 6
Garden Dart 6 6 Specimen
Golden-rod Brindle 6 6 Specimen
Pale Mottled Willow 99 6
Turnip Moth 104 6 Photo
Brindled Green 146 5
Convolvulus Hawk-moth 10 5 Photo
Oak Nycteoline 15 5 Photo
Small Purple-barred 21 5 Photo
Welsh Wave 58 5 Photo
Square-spot Dart 9 4 Photo
Beautiful Carpet 110 3
Eyed Hawk-moth 161 3
False Mocha 7 3 Specimen
Grey Dagger 120 3 Agg. or dissection
Maiden's Blush 32 3 Photo
Northern Rustic 22 3 Photo
Pearly Underwing 45 3 Photo
Poplar Grey 112 3
Scarce Silver Y 18 3 Photo
Shore Wainscot 21 3 Photo
V-Moth 27 3 Photo
Brown-spot Pinion 35 2 Photo
Large Wainscot 94 2
Lempke's Gold Spot 3 2 Photo
Nutmeg 19 2 Photo
Olive 6 2 Photo
Saltern Ear 2 2 Agg. or dissection
Spinach 28 2 Photo
Suspected 16 2 Photo
Vapourer 3 2 Photo