Garden Moth Species List

Below is a record of all of the Moth species (Macro and Micro) recorded in my Suburban Garden via a 20w Actinic moth trap from March 2017 onwards. New species will be added as and when they are recorded. * denotes local rarity, *(*) denotes national rarity.

Macro Moths

  1. Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa
  2. Barred Yellow Cidaria fulvata
  3. Beautiful Hook-tip Laspeyria flexula
  4. Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea
  5. Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata
  6. Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtaria
  7. Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata
  8. Broken-barred Carpet Electrophaes corylata
  9. Brown Rustic Rusina ferruginea
  10. Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea
  11. Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis
  12. Cabbage Moth Mamestra brassicae
  13. Chinese Character Cilix glaucata
  14. Chocolate-tip Clostera curtula
  15. Clouded-bordered Brindle Apamea crenata
  16. Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta
  17. Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata
  18. Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata
  19. Common Footman Eilema lurideola
  20. Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata
  21. Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata
  22. Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi
  23. Common Swift Korscheltellus lupulina
  24. Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens
  25. Common White Wave Cabera pusaria
  26. Coronet Craniophora ligustri
  27. Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha
  28. Dot Moth Melanchra persicariae
  29. Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria
  30. Dotted Chestnut Conistra rubiginea *(*) Only 5th County Record since 1907
  31. Double-Striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata
  32. Early Grey Xylocampa areola
  33. Early Thorn Selenia dentaria
  34. Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor
  35. Fan-foot Herminia tarsipennalis
  36. Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata
  37. Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta
  38. Foxglove Pug Eupithecia pulchellata
  39. Freyer’s Pug Eupithecia intricata
  40. Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata
  41. Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria
  42. Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata
  43. Grey Pug Eupithecia subfuscata
  44. Heart and Club Agrotis clavis
  45. Heart and Dart Agrotis exclamationis
  46. Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica
  47. Large Nutmeg Apamea anceps
  48. Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba
  49. Least Black Arches Nola confusalis
  50. Light Arches Apamea lithoxylaea
  51. Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria
  52. Lime Hawk-moth Mimas tiliae
  53. Lime-speck Pug Eupithecia centaureata
  54. Marbled Beauty Bryophila domestica
  55. Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg.
  56. March Moth Alsophila aescularia
  57. Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula
  58. Mottled Pug Eupithecia exiguata
  59. Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus
  60. Muslin Moth Diaphora mendica
  61. Oak Beauty Biston strataria
  62. Oak-tree Pug Eupithecia dodoneata
  63. Ochreous Pug Eupithecia indigata*
  64. Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis
  65. Pale Pinion Lithophane socia
  66. Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina
  67. Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda
  68. Pebble Prominent Notodonta ziczac
  69. Peppered moth Biston betularia
  70. Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi
  71. Powdered Quaker Orthosia gracilis
  72. Riband Wave Idaea aversata
  73. Rustic Hoplodrina blanda
  74. Rustic Shoulder-knot Apamea sordens
  75. Sallow Kitten Furcula furcula
  76. Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata
  77. Scorched Wing Plagodis dolabraria
  78. Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum
  79. Shoulder-striped Wainscot Leucania comma
  80. Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta
  81. Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata
  82. Silver Y Autographa gamma
  83. Small Fan-foot Herminia tarsipennalis
  84. Small Quaker Orthosia cruda
  85. Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi
  86. Swallow-tailed Ourapteryx sambucaria
  87. The Flame Axylia putris
  88. The Phoenix Eulithis prunata
  89. The Streamer Anticlea derivata
  90. Turnip Moth Agrotis segetum
  91. Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria
  92. Varied Coronet Hadena compta
  93. Vine’s Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua
  94. Waved Umber Menophra abruptaria
  95. White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda
  96. White-spotted Pug Eupithecia tripunctaria
  97. Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria
  98. Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata

Micro Moths

  1. Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana
  2. Barred Marble Celypha striana
  3. Bee Moth Aphomia sociella
  4. Bramble-shoot Moth Notocelia uddmanniana
  5. Brindled Twist Ptycholoma lecheana
  6. Brown Apple Midget Phyllonorycter blancardella*
  7. Brown House-moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella
  8. Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana
  9. Common Grey Scoparia ambigualis
  10. Common Marble Celypha lacunana
  11. Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla
  12. Common Yellow Conch Agapeta hamana
  13. Copper-tipped Ermel Pseudoswammerdamia combinella
  14. Crescent Bell Epinotia bilunana
  15. Cypress Tip Moth Argyresthia cupressella
  16. Dark-barred Twist Syndemis musculana
  17. Dark Groundling Bryotropha affinis
  18. Double-striped Tabby Hypsopygia glaucinalis
  19. Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana
  20. Garden Cosmet Mompha subbistrigella
  21. Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella
  22. Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalis
  23. Gold Triangle Hypsopygia costalis
  24. Green Oak Tortrix Tortrix viridana
  25. Hawthorn Moth Scythropia crataegella
  26. Hook-streak Grass-veneer Crambus lathoniellus
  27. Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella
  28. Large Tabby Aglossa pinguinalis*
  29. Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana
  30. Little Grey Eudonia lacustrata
  31. Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea
  32. Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 
  33. Poplar Shoot Gypsonoma oppressana*
  34. Red-barred Tortrix Ditula angustiorana
  35. Rough-winged Conch Phtheochroa rugosana
  36. Small Grey Eudonia mercurella
  37. Small Magpie Anania hortulata
  38. Triangle-marked Roller Ancylis achatana
  39. Triple-barred Argent Argyresthia trifasciata
  40. Triple-blotched Bell Notocelia trimaculana
  41. Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla
  42. Wakely’s Dowd Blastobasis lacticolella 
  43. White-shouldered House-moth Endrosis sarcitrella
  44. Winter Groundling Scrobipalpa costella
  45. Yellow-faced Bell Notocelia cynosbatella
  46. Yellow-triangle Slender Caloptilia alchimiella

Total Species: 144