Northwich Woodlands
Northwich Woodlands

Moths

Moths evolved long before butterflies, fossils having been found that may be 190 million years old. Both types of lepidoptera are thought to have evolved along with flowering plants, mainly because most modern species feed on flowering plants, both as adults and larvae. Below are a list of species recorded at Northwich Woodlands.

1. Alder Moth
2. Angle Shades
3. Antler Moth
4. Archer's Dart
5. August Thorn
6. Autumn Green Carpet
7. Autumnal Rustic
8. Balsam Carpet
9. Barred Chestnut
10. Barred Hook-tip
11. Barred Sallow
12. Barred Straw
13. Barred Yellow
14. Beaded Chestnut
15. Beautiful Brocade
16. Beautiful Carpet
17. Beautiful Golden Y
18. Bird's Wing
19. Black Rustic
20. Blackneck
21. Blair's Shoulder-knot
22. Blood-vein
23. Blotched Emerald
24. Blue-bordered Carpet
25. Bordered Beauty
26. Bordered Pug
27. Bordered Straw
28. Bordered White
29. Brick
30. Bright-line Brown-eye
31. Brimstone Moth
32. Brindled Beauty
33. Brindled Green
34. Brindled Pug
35. Broad-barred White
36. Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
37. Broken-barred Carpet
38. Broom Moth
39. Brown Rustic
40. Brown Silver-line
41. Brown-line Bright Eye
42. Brown-spot Pinion
43. Brown-veined Wainscot
44. Buff Arches
45. Buff Ermine
46. Buff Footman
47. Buff-tip
48. Bulrush Wainscot
49. Burnet Companion
50. Burnished Brass
51. Butterbur
52. Cabbage Moth
53. Campion
54. Canary-shouldered Thorn
55. Centre-barred Sallow
56. Chamomile Shark
57. Chestnut
58. Chevron
59. Chimney Sweeper
60. Chinese Character
61. Cinnabar
62. Clay
63. Cloaked Minor
64. Clouded Border
65. Clouded Brindle
66. Clouded Drab
67. Clouded Magpie
68. Clouded Silver
69. Clouded-bordered Brindle
70. Common Carpet
71. Common Emerald
72. Common Footman
73. Common Lutestring
74. Common Marbled Carpet
75. Common Pug
76. Common Quaker
77. Common Rustic
78. Common Swift
79. Common Wainscot
80. Common Wave
81. Common White Wave
82. Copper Underwing
83. Coxcomb Prominent
84. Cream Wave
85. Crescent
86. Currant Pug
87. Dark Arches
88. Dark Brocade
89. Dark Dagger
90. Dark Marbled Carpet
91. Dark Spectacle
92. Dark Spinach
93. Dark Sword-grass
94. Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
95. December Moth
96. Deep-brown Dart
97. Dingy Shears
98. Dingy Shell
99. Dog's Tooth
100. Dot Moth
101. Dotted Border
102. Dotted Border Wave
103. Dotted Clay
104. Dotted Rustic
105. Double Dart
106. Double Lobed
107. Double Square-spot
108. Double-striped Pug
109. Drinker
110. Dun-bar
111. Dusky Brocade
112. Dusky Thorn
113. Dusky-lemon Sallow
114. Dwarf Cream Wave
115. Dwarf Pug
116. Ear Moth
117. Early Grey
118. Early Thorn
119. Early Tooth-striped
120. Elephant Hawk-moth
121. Emperor Moth
122. Engrailed
123. Eyed Hawk-moth
124. Fan-foot
125. Feathered Gothic
126. Feathered Thorn
127. Figure of Eight
128. Figure of Eighty
129. Flame
 
130. Flame Carpet
131. Flame Shoulder
132. Flounced Chestnut
133. Flounced Rustic
134. Forester
135. Foxglove Pug
136. Freyer's Pug
137. Frosted Orange
138. Galium Carpet
139. Garden Carpet
140. Garden Dart
141. Garden Tiger
142. Gem
143. Ghost Moth
144. Gold Spangle
145. Gold Spot
146. Gold Swift
147. Golden Plusia
148. Golden-rod Pug
149. Gothic
150. Grass Emerald
151. Grass Rivulet
152. Great Brocade
153. Great Prominent
154. Green Arches
155. Green Carpet
156. Green Pug
157. Green Silver-lines
158. Green-brindled Crescent
159. Grey Arches
160. Grey Birch
161. Grey Chi
162. Grey Dagger
163. Grey Pine Carpet
164. Grey Pug
165. Heart and Club
166. Heart and Dart
167. Heath Rustic
168. Hebrew Character
169. Herald
170. Horse Chestnut
171. Humming-bird Hawk-moth
172. Ingrailed Clay
173. Iron Prominent
174. July Highflyer
175. Juniper Carpet
176. Juniper Pug
177. Knot Grass
178. Large Emerald
179. Large Ranunculus
180. Large Wainscot
181. Large Yellow Underwing
182. Latticed Heath
183. Least Black Arches
184. Least Yellow Underwing
185. Leopard Moth
186. Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
187. Lesser Common Rustic
188. Lesser Swallow Prominent
189. Lesser Treble-bar
190. Lesser Yellow Underwing
191. Light Arches
192. Light Emerald
193. Lilac Beauty
194. Lime Hawk-moth
195. Lime-speck Pug
196. Little Emerald
197. Lunar Marbled Brown
198. Lunar Thorn
199. Lunar Underwing
200. Lychnis
201. Magpie Moth
202. Map-winged Swift
203. Marbled Beauty
204. Marbled Minor
205. March Moth
206. Marsh Pug
207. May Highflyer
208. Merveille du Jour
209. Middle-barred Minor
210. Miller
211. Minor Shoulder-knot
212. Mother Shipton
213. Mottled Beauty
214. Mottled Pug
215. Mottled Rustic
216. Mottled Umber
217. Mouse Moth
218. Muslin Moth
219. Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet
220. Narrow-winged Pug
221. Neglected Rustic
222. Northern Drab
223. Northern Spinach
224. November Moth
225. Nutmeg
226. Oak Beauty
227. Oak Eggar
228. Oak Hook-tip
229. Oak Nycteoline
230. Oak-tree Pug
231. Oblique Carpet
232. Ochreous Pug
233. Old Lady
234. Olive
235. Orange Sallow
236. Orange Swift
237. Orange Underwing
238. Pale Brindled Beauty
239. Pale Mottled Willow
240. Pale Pinion
241. Pale Prominent
242. Pale Tussock
243. Pale-shouldered Brocade
244. Peach Blossom
245. Pearly Underwing
246. Pebble Hook-tip
247. Pebble Prominent
248. Peppered Moth
249. Phoenix
250. Pine Beauty
251. Pine Carpet
252. Pinion-streaked Snout
253. Pink-barred Sallow
254. Plain Golden Y
255. Plain Pug
256. Plain Wave
257. Poplar Grey
258. Poplar Hawk-moth
 
259. Poplar Kitten
260. Powdered Quaker
261. Purple Clay
262. Purple Thorn
263. Puss Moth
264. Red Chestnut
265. Red Sword-grass
266. Red Twin-spot Carpet
267. Red Underwing
268. Red-green Carpet
269. Red-line Quaker
270. Riband Wave
271. Rivulet
272. Rosy Minor
273. Rosy Rustic
274. Round-winged Muslin
275. Ruby Tiger
276. Rufous Minor
277. Rustic
278. Rustic Shoulder-knot
279. Sallow
280. Sallow Kitten
281. Sandy Carpet
282. Satellite
283. Satin Beauty
284. Satin Wave
285. Satyr Pug
286. Scallop Shell
287. Scalloped Hazel
288. Scalloped Hook-tip
289. Scalloped Oak
290. Scarce Bordered Straw
291. Scarce Footman
292. Scarce Silver-lines
293. Scarce Umber
294. Scorched Wing
295. September Thorn
296. Seraphim
297. Setaceous Hebrew Character
298. Shaded Broad-bar
299. Shark
300. Shears
301. Short-cloaked Moth
302. Shoulder Stripe
303. Shoulder-striped Wainscot
304. Shuttle-shaped Dart
305. Silky Wainscot
306. Silver Hook
307. Silver Y
308. Silver-ground Carpet
309. Single-dotted Wave
310. Six-spot Burnet
311. Six-striped Rustic
312. Slender Brindle
313. Sloe Pug
314. Small Angle Shades
315. Small Blood-vein
316. Small Clouded Brindle
317. Small Dotted Buff
318. Small Dusty Wave
319. Small Eggar
320. Small Elephant Hawk-moth
321. Small Engrailed
322. Small Fan-foot
323. Small Fan-footed Wave
324. Small Mottled Willow
325. Small Phoenix
326. Small Quaker
327. Small Rivulet
328. Small Rufous
329. Small Square-spot
330. Small Wainscot
331. Small White Wave
332. Small Yellow Underwing
333. Small Yellow Wave
334. Smoky Wainscot
335. Snout
336. Southern Wainscot
337. Spectacle
338. Spinach
339. Spring Usher
340. Spruce Carpet
341. Square-spot Rustic
342. Straw Belle
343. Straw Dot
344. Straw Underwing
345. Streak
346. Streamer
347. Suspected
348. Svensson's Copper Underwing
349. Swallow Prominent
350. Swallow-tailed Moth
351. Sword-grass
352. Tawny Marbled Minor
353. Tawny Shears
354. Tawny Speckled Pug
355. Tawny-barred Angle
356. Tissue
357. Toadflax Pug
358. Treble Bar
359. Treble Lines
360. Triple-spotted Pug
361. True Lover's Knot
362. Turnip Moth
363. Twin-spot Carpet
364. Twin-spotted Quaker
365. Uncertain
366. Valerian Pug
367. Vapourer
368. Vestal
369. V-Moth
370. V-Pug
371. Water Carpet
372. Waved Umber
373. Welsh Wave
374. White Ermine
375. White Satin
376. White-line Dart
377. White-pinion Spotted
378. White-spotted Pinion
379. White-spotted Pug
380. Willow Beauty
381. Winter Moth
382. Wormwood Pug
383. Yellow Horned
384. Yellow Shell
385. Yellow-barred Brindle
386. Yellow-line Quaker
387. Yellow-tail