BLAGDON LAKE BIRDS

Macro-moths List


Here is a Moth & Butterfly [Lepidoptera] list for the site based mainly on my own observations. The checklist follows that given in A Recorder's Log Book or Label List of British Butterflies and Moths by J.D. Bradley & D.S. Fletcher (B&F) published in 1979 and revised in 2000. All records are my own unless stated, so any inaccuracy is entirely down to me. If anyone has records they'd like to include, please contact me and I will insert and acknowledge them accordingly.

Macro-moths

No. Vernacular Name Scientific Name Abundance Notes
3.005 Ghost Moth Hepialus humuli    

3.001

Orange Swift Hepialus sylvina    
3.002 Common Swift Hepialus lupulinus    
50.002 Leopard Moth Zeuzera pyrina    
54.008 Six-spot Burnet Zygaena filipendulae Common Z. filipendulae (L.) ssp. stephensi
66.001 December Moth Poecilocampa populi    
66.007 Oak Eggar Lasiocampa quercus    
66.010 Drinker Euthrix potatoria    
65.002 Oak Hook-tip Watsonalla binaria    
1651 Chinese Character Cilix glaucata    
1652 Peach Blossom Thyatira batis Accidental  
1653 Buff Arches Habrosyne pyritoides    
1654 Figure of Eighty Tethea ocularis    
1663 March Moth Alsophila aescularia    
1665 Grass Emerald Pseudoterpna pruinata   ssp. atropunctaria
1669 Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria    
1673 Small Emerald Hemistola chrysoprasaria   UK BAP Priority sp.
1674 Little Emerald Jodis lactearia    
1676 Mocha Cyclophora annularia   David Gibbs & Matthew Hobbs, BDMG 2013
1680 Maiden's Blush Cyclophora punctuaria    
1682 Blood-vein Timandra comae   UK BAP Priority sp. Orchard Bay, 2010
1690 Small Blood-vein Scopula imitaria    
1702 Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata   Including f. fimbriolata
1705 Dwarf Cream Wave Idaea fuscovenosa Common  
1708 Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata   Dixie Dean, 1996
1711 Treble Brown Spot Idaea trigeminata   Dixie Dean, 1996
1713 Riband Wave Idaea aversata   inc. f. remutata
1716 Vestal Rhodometra sacraria Accidental Martin Evans & Roger Edmondson, 2013
1722 Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata    
1724 Red Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe spadicearia    
1725 Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe ferrugata    
1727 Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata   ssp. montanata
1728 Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata    
1732 Shaded Broad-bar Scotopteryx chenopodiata Fairly common  
1738 Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata Common ssp. alternata
1742 Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata Fairly common ssp. bilineata
1746 Shoulder Stripe Anticlea badiata    
1747 Streamer Anticlea derivata    
1748 Beautiful Carpet Mesoleuca albicillata   Matthew Hobbs, BDMG 2013
1750 Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata    
1752 Purple Bar Cosmorhoe ocellata    
1758 Barred Straw Euthilis pyraliata   D. Dean, 1996 M. Evans & R. Edmondson, 2014
1759 Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata   UK BAP Priority sp. Spinney Point 2013.
1764 Common Marbled Carpet Chloroclysta truncata Common  
1765 Barred Yellow Cidaria fulvata    
1767 Pine Carpet Thera firmata    
1776 Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria    
1777 July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata Fairly common  
1781 Small Waved Umber Horisma vitalba    
1791 Brown Scallop Philereme vetulata    
1795 November Moth Epirrita dilutata   Spinney Point, 2011
1797 Autumnal Moth Epirrita autumnata   Lodge Copse, 2011
1802 Rivulet Perizoma affinitata    
1803 Small Rivulet Perizoma alchemillata    
1804 Barred Rivulet Perizoma bifaciata   Paul Chapman & Bob Fleetwood, BDMG 2013
1807 Grass Rivulet Perizoma albulata   ssp. albulata North Shore, 2012
1808 Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata   Dixie Dean, 1996
1811 Slender Pug Eupithecia tenuiata   gen. det. Mike Bailey, 2011
1812 Maple Pug Eupithecia inturbata   gen. det. Mike Bailey, 2011
1817 Foxglove Pug Eupithecia pulchellata   Paul Chapman & Bob Fleetwood, BDMG 2013
1825 Lime-speck Pug Eupithecia centaureata    
1827 Freyer's Pug Eupithecia intricata    
1830 Wormwood Pug Eupithecia absinthiata   det. Mike Bailey, 2011
1834 Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata   ssp. vulgata gen. det. Mike Bailey, 2011
1835 White-spotted Pug Eupithecia tripunctaria    
1852 Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata    
1853 Oak-tree Pug Eupithecia dodoneata   det. Mike Bailey, 2011
1858 V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata    
1860 Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata    
1870 Chimney Sweeper Odezia atrata Scarce  
1876 Small Yellow Wave Hydrelia flammeolaria   M. Evans & R. Edmondson, 2014
1883 Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata    
1884 Magpie Abraxas grossulariata Uncommon  
1887 Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata   Various captors, BDMG 2013
1888 Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustata    
1890 Sharp-angled Peacock Macaria alternata   Paul Chapman & Bob Fleetwood, 2013
1902 Brown Silver-line Petrophora chlorosata    
1904 Scorched Wing Plagodis dolabraria    
1906 Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata Common  
1907 Bordered Beauty Epione repandaria   Ray Barnett & Mike Gillett, BDMG 2013
1913 Canary-shouldered Thorn Ennomos alniaria    
1914 Dusky Thorn Ennomos fuscantaria    
1915 September Thorn Ennomos erosaria    
1917 Early Thorn Selenia dentaria    
1919 Purple Thorn Selenia tetralunaria    
1921 Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria    
1922 Swallow-tailed Moth Ourapteryx sambucaria    
1923 Feathered Thorn Colotois pennaria    
1926 Pale Brindled Beauty Apocheima pilosaria    
1931 Peppered Moth Biston betularia    
1934 Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria    
1937 Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria    
1941 Mottled Beauty Alcis repandata    
1947 Engrailed Ectropis crepuscularia    
1954 Bordered White Bupalus piniaria   Dixie Dean, 1996
1955 Common White Wave Cabera pusaria    
1956 Common Wave Cabera exanthemata    
1958 Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata    
1960 Early Moth Theria primaria    
1961 Light Emerald Campaea margaritata    
1979 Lime Hawk-moth Mimas tiliae    
1981 Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi    
1982 Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk Hemaris tityus Scarce UK BAP Priority sp. Recorded 2009 - 2012.
1991 Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor    
1994 Buff-tip Phalera bucephala    
1997 Sallow Kitten Furcula furcula    
1998 Poplar Kitten Furcula bifida    
1999 Lobster Moth Stauropus fagi    
2000 Iron Prominent Notodonta dromedarius    
2003 Pebble Prominent Notodonta ziczac    
2006 Lesser Swallow Prominent Pheosia gnoma    
2007 Swallow Prominent Pheosia tremula    
2008 Coxcomb Prominent Ptilodon capucina    
2011 Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina    
2015 Lunar Marbled Brown Drymonia dodonaea    
2026 Vapourer Orgyia antiqua    
2028 Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda    
2030 Yellow-tail Euproctis similis    
2033 Black Arches Lymantria monacha    
2035 Round-winged Muslin Thumatha senex    
2037 Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata Common  
2043 Orange Footman Eilema sosorcula    
2044 Dingy Footman Eilema griseola Common Including f. stramineola
2050 Common Footman Eilema lurideola    
2060 White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda   UK BAP Priority sp. Recorded 2011.
2061 Buff Ermine Spilosoma luteum Common UK BAP Priority sp. Recorded 2010.
2063 Muslin Moth Diaphora mendica    
2064 Ruby Tiger Phragmatobia fuliginosa Fairly common  
2068 Scarlet Tiger Callimorpha dominula Accidental  
2069 Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae    
2077 Short-cloaked Moth Nola cucullatella    
2089 Heart and Dart Agrotis exclamationis    
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta   ssp. puta
2098 Flame Axylia putris    
2102 Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta Fairly common  
2107 Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba Abundant  
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes    
2110 Broad-bd Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata    
2111 Lsr Br-bd Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe Common  
2112 Least Yellow Underwing Noctua interjecta   Various captors, BDMG 2013
2120 Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica   David Gibbs, BDMG 2013
2123 Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi   UK BAP Priority sp. Recorded 2013.
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum    
2128 Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum    
2134 Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa    
2138 Green Arches Anaplectoides prasina    
2155 Dot Moth Melanchra persicariae    
2160 Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea    
2166 Campion Hadena rivularis Accidental Paul Chapman & Bob Fleetwood BDMG 2013
2176 Antler Moth Cerapteryx graminis    
2178 Feathered Gothic Tholera decimalis    
2179 Pine Beauty Panolis flammea    
2182 Small Quaker Orthosia cruda    
2185 Lead-coloured Drab Orthosia populeti    
2187 Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi    
2188 Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta    
2189 Twin-spotted Quaker Orthosia munda    
2190 Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica    
2193 Clay Mythimna ferrago    
2197 Southern Wainscot Mythimna straminea    
2198 Smoky Wainscot Mythimna impura    
2199 Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens    
2204 Obscure Wainscot Mythimna obsoleta    
2205 Shoulder-striped Wainscot Mythimna comma   UK BAP Priority sp. Recorded 2011 & 2014.
2243 Early Grey Xylocampa areola    
2245 Green-brindled Crescent Allophyes oxyacanthae    
2247 Merveille du Jour Dichonia aprilina    
2248 Brindled Green Dryobotodes eremita    
2256 Satellite Eupsilia transversa    
2258 Chestnut Conistra vaccinii    
2260 Dotted Chestnut Conistra rubiginea    
2262 Brick Agrochola circellaris    
2263 Red-line Quaker Agrochola lota    
2264 Yellow-line Quaker Agrochola macilenta    
2266 Brown-spot Pinion Agrochola litura    
2269 Centre-barred Sallow Atethmia centrago    
2270 Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa    
2272 Barred Sallow Xanthia aurago    
2274 Sallow Xanthia icteritia    
2278 Poplar Grey Acronicta megacephala    
2284 Grey Dagger Acronicta psi   gen. det. David Gibbs, BDMG 2013
2289 Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis    
2291 Coronet Craniophora ligustri    
2293 Marbled Beauty Cryphia domestica    
2295 Marbled Green Cryphia muralis   Martin Evans & Roger Edmondson, 2013
2297 Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea Common  
2298 Svensson's Copper Underwing Amphipyra berbera   Detail of labial palps used to identify this sp.
2306 Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa    
2318 Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina Common  
2321 Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha Common M. Evans & R. Edmondson, 2014
2322 Light Arches Apamea lithoxylaea    
2326 Clouded-bordered Brindle Apamea crenata   Including f. combusta
2327 Clouded Brindle Apamea epomidion    
2331 Small Clouded Brindle Apamea unanimis    
2336 Double Lobed Apamea ophiogramma Uncommon  
2337 Marbled Minor Oligia strigilis   gen. det. Mike Bailey, 2011
2338 Rufous Minor Oligia versicolor    
2339 Tawny Marbled Minor Oligia latruncula   gen. det. Mike Bailey, 2011
2340 Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula    
2341 Cloaked Minor Mesoligia furuncula    
2343 Common Rustic Mesapamea secalis Common Martin Evans & Roger Edmondson, 2013
2343a Lesser Common Rustic Mesapamea didyma   Martin Evans & Roger Edmondson, 2013
2353 Flounced Rustic Luperina testacea    
2360 Ear Moth Amphipoea oculea    
2361 Rosy Rustic Hydraecia micacea    
2369 Bulrush Wainscot Nonagria typhae    
2371 Brown-veined Wainscot Archanara dissoluta Accidental Home Bay, 2013
2375 Large Wainscot Rhizedra lutosa    
2380 Treble Lines Charanyca trigrammica Fairly common inc. ab. obscura
2381 Uncertain Hoplodrina alsines    
2382 Rustic Hoplodrina blanda    
2384 Vine's Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua    
2389 Pale Mottled Willow Paradrina clavipalpis    
2423 Oak Nycteoline Nycteola revayana   Various captors, BDMG 2013
2425 Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli   f. medionigra
2434 Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis Fairly common (both forms recorded)
2439 Gold Spot Plusia festucae    
2441 Silver Y Autographa gamma Uncommon  
2443 Plain Golden Y Autographa jota Accidental  
2450 Spectacle Abrostola tripartita    
2452 Red Underwing Catocala nupta Scarce  
2463 Burnet Companion Euclidia glyphica Common At Bell's Bush & North Shore
2466 Blackneck Lygephila pastinum Accidental At Top End, 2009
2469 Herald Scoliopteryx libatrix Scarce  
2473 Beautiful Hook-tip Laspeyria flexula    
2474 Straw Dot Rivula sericealis Abundant  
2477 Snout Hypena proboscidalis Uncommon  
2489 Fan-foot Zanclognatha tarsipennalis    
2492 Small Fan-foot Herminia grisealis    

230 spp. recorded

Key to abundance:

Accidental - five or less records

Very rare - twenty or less records

Rare - less than annual; many years between records

Very scarce - less than annual; typically every 2 or 3 years

Scarce - very small numbers virtually every year

Uncommon - recorded in low numbers each year

Fairly common - occurs in reasonable numbers

Common - regularly occurs in good numbers

Abundant - occurs in large numbers

Key to Status :

UK BAP sp. - UK Biodiversity Action Plan species (published Aug 2007)


Updated 24 July, 2014