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Micros (smaller moths) Butterflies Macros (larger moths)

NOTES

This checklist was initially prepared by L.J. Evans based on his personal observations and collections from Sutton Park, mainly over the period 1940-86. A significant number of his records are undated. Notes on the species, such as "common" or "occasional" are due to him, and thus relate to the period in which he was active. Some of the other records are from a list for Sutton Park supplied by the now defunct Invertebrate Site Register (ISR); a number of these appear to be duplicates, possibly because the same original record was reported to the ISR at different times by different people. Records have not been systematically updated after the late 1990s.

Latin names and the sequence of species used in the list are based on Bradley & Fletcher (1979), with amendments taken from Emmet & Heath (1991). Where there have been name changes, the Bradley & Fletcher name is always given as a synonym. Where possible, English names have been added for the benefit of the non-specialist.

Records are presented in three sections: the smaller and generally more primitive moths ('micros'), the butterflies and the larger moths ('macros'). These sections have no scientific status; rather they reflect the degree of interest shown by naturalists.

The butterflies and larger moths are defined here as all the families from the Hesperiidae (skippers) onwards in the Bradley & Fletcher list, together with four other families which are traditionally included in the macrolepidoptera but which are more closely related to other microlepidopteran families: Hepialidae, Cossidae, Zygaenidae and Sesiidae. The majority of the records of the macrolepidoptera are by L. J. Evans, being based on work undertaken by him since about 1940 and up to about 1986. The date for these is given as 1965~ unless a more specific date is known.

There are very few records of the microlepidoptera of Sutton Park. In view of the scarcity of records, the list includes information from the Victoria County History. Unfortunately, this work generally does not give the locality in more detail than 'Sutton Coldfield'. In most cases, the assignment to Sutton Park was carried out by L. J. Evans, based on his knowledge that some recorders (e.g. S. E. W. Carlier and R. C. Bradley) collected only or mainly in Sutton Park, although species were excluded if their food plant was not known to occur in the park. Clearly, this assignment must be considered tentative, and species not recorded later are in need of confirmation. Records for a considerable number of the species of the microlepidoptera are based on the identification of the mines produced by the larvae rather than of the adult moths.

For information on the symbols and abbreviations used here, see .
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The species name will be highlighted if it was not listed as Present in the latest edition of the booklet covering this group.

Notes on the Species
ORDER LEPIDOPTERA  
SMALLER MOTHS  
Family Micropterigidae  
Micropterix tunbergella P 1988
Micropterix aureatella P 1988
Micropterix aruncella P 1988
Micropterix calthella M 1904-
Family Eriocraniidae  
Eriocrania subpurpurella P 2000
Eriocrania unimaculella M 1898~
Eriocrania sparrmannella P 1988
Eriocrania semipurpurella P 1984
Family Nepticulidae  
Bohemannia pulverosella (Ectoedemia pulverosella* (40)) P 1984
Ectoedemia angulifasciella P 1984
Ectoedemia atricollis P 1984
Ectoedemia occultella (E. argentipedella*) P 1984
Ectoedemia albifasciella P 1984
Ectoedemia subbimaculella P 1984
Ectoedemia heringi P 1984
Fomoria septembrella P 1985
Fomoria weaveri P 1985
Stigmella aurella P 1988
Stigmella fragariella P 1983
Stigmella splendidissimella P 1983
Stigmella marginicolella P 1984
Stigmella continuella P 1983
Stigmella sorbi P 1984
Stigmella plagicolella P 1984
Stigmella salicis P 1984
Stigmella floslactella M 1904-
Stigmella tityrella P 1984
Stigmella pomella P 1984
Stigmella perpygmaeella P 1984
Stigmella ulmivora P 1984
Stigmella hemargyrella P 1988
Stigmella atricapitella P 1984
Stigmella ruficapitella P 1984
Stigmella roborella P 1983
Stigmella basiguttella P 1983
Stigmella anomalella   Rose Leaf Miner P 1984
Stigmella malella   Apple Pygmy P 1984
Stigmella hybnerella P 1984
Stigmella oxyacanthella P 1984
Stigmella pyri P 1989
Stigmella nylandriella P 1984
Stigmella regiella P 1984
Stigmella betulicola P 1983
Stigmella microtheriella P 1989
Stigmella luteella P 1984
Stigmella sakhalinella (S. distinguenda*) P 1983
Stigmella alnetella P 1984
Stigmella lapponica P 1984
Stigmella confusella P 1984
Family Tischeriidae  
Tischeria ekebladella P 1984
Tischeria marginea P 1984
Family Incurvariidae  
Phylloporia bistrigella P 1984
Incurvaria pectinea P 1957
Incurvaria masculella P 1988
Incurvaria oehlmanniella (Lampronia oehlmanniella*) P 1966
Lampronia luzella M 1889
Lampronia rubiella   Raspberry Moth M 1924
Nematopogon swammerdamella P 1984
Nematopogon schwarziellus P 1966
Nemophora degeerella P 1988
Adela reaumurella Common most years. P 1988
Nemophora metaxella (NAME?) D
Family Heliozelidae  
Heliozela sericiella P 1966
Heliozela resplendella P 1989-
Family Psychidae  
Taleporia tubulosa P 1985~
Psyche casta P 1985~
Family Tineidae  
Nemapogon cloacella   Cork Moth P 1984
Triaxomera parasitella P 1985~
Triaxomera fulvimitrella M 1892
Monopis laevigella (M. rusticella*)   Skin Moth M 1904-
Family Lyonetiidae  
Leucoptera spartifoliella M 1945~
Leucoptera malifoliella (L. scitella*)   Pear Leaf Blister Moth P 1984
Lyonetia clerkella   Apple Leaf Miner P 1983
Family Bucculatricidae  
Bucculatrix cidarella P 1988
Bucculatrix ulmella P 2009
Bucculatrix bechsteinella (B. crataegi*) P 1984
Family Gracillariidae  
Caloptilia elongella P 1987
Caloptilia betulicola P 1984
Caloptilia alchimiella M 1904-
Caloptilia stigmatella P 1984
Caloptilia syringella P 1984
Parornix betulae P 1983
Parornix anglicella P 1984
Parornix devoniella P 1989
Parornix scoticella P 1984
Callisto denticulella P 1984
Phyllonorycter harrisella P 1988
Phyllonorycter quercifoliella P 1984
Phyllonorycter messaniella P 1985-
Phyllonorycter muelleriella P 1984
Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae P 1984
Phyllonorycter sorbi P 1986
Phyllonorycter blancardella P 1985~
Phyllonorycter junoniella P 1984
Phyllonorycter spinicolella (Ph. pomonella*) P 1984
Phyllonorycter corylifoliella P 1984
Phyllonorycter salicicolella P 1984
Phyllonorycter hilarella (Ph. spinolella*) P 1984
Phyllonorycter cavella P 1983
Phyllonorycter maestingella P 1984
Phyllonorycter coryli   Nut Leaf Blister Moth P 1989
Phyllonorycter rajella P 1984
Phyllonorycter anderidae P 1984
Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella P 1984
Phyllonorycter stettinensis P 1985~
Phyllonorycter froelichiella P 1985~
Phyllonorycter kleemannella P 1985~
Phyllonorycter trifasciella P 1983
Phyllonorycter geniculella P 1984
Family Choreutidae  
Anthophila fabriciana   Nettle Tap P 2002
Prochoreutis myllerana M 1904-
Family Glyphipterigidae  
Glyphipterix simpliciella   Cocksfoot Moth P 1985~
Glyphipterix equitella (G. minorella*) M 1904-
Glyphipterix haworthana P 1984
Glyphipterix fuscoviridella M 1904-
Glyphipterix thrasonella P 1985~
Family Yponomeutidae  
Argyresthia brockeella P 1987
Argyresthia goedartella P 2000
Argyresthia pygmaeella P 1985~
Argyresthia sorbiella P 1985~
Argyresthia retinella P 1984
Argyresthia conjugella   Apple Fruit Moth P 1984
Argyresthia semifusca M 1900-
Argyresthia curvella M 1900-
Argyresthia bonnetella P 1984
Yponomeuta padella   Orchard Ermine P 1966
Yponomeuta malinellus   Apple Ermine P 1985
Yponomeuta cagnagella   Spindle Ermine P 1965~
Swammerdamia caesiella P 1984
Swammerdamia pyrella P 1966
Cedestis subfasciella P 1985
Ocnerostoma piniariella P 1985
Roeslerstammia erxlebella P 1988
Scythropia crataegella   Hawthorn Moth P 1984
Ypsolopha nemorella M 1940-
Ypsolopha parenthesella P 1966
Ypsolopha ustella P 1984
Ypsolopha vittella P 1966
Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth P 2000
Family Schreckensteiniidae  
Schreckensteinia festaliella M 1904-
Family Coleophoridae  
Coleophora gryphipennella M 1904-
Coleophora serratella P 1984
Coleophora spinella (S. cerasivorella*)   Apple & Plum Case-bearer P 1984
Coleophora laricella   Larch Case-bearer M 1904-
Coleophora vitisella P nd
Coleophora pyrrhulipennella P 1988
Coleophora albicosta P nd
Coleophora paripennella Unconfirmed specimen in the R.C. Bradley collection in the Birmingham Natural History Museum. P 1985
Coleophora taeniipennella P 1984
Coleophora glaucicolella P 1984
Coleophora alticolella P 1985
Coleophora caespititiella M 1904-
Family Elachistidae  
Elachista gleichenella P 1988
Elachista atricomella M 1904-
Elachista luticomella M 1904-
Elachista albifrontella M 1904-
Elachista argentella P 1985
Elachista megerlella M 1904-
Biselachista utonella P 1984
Biselachista albidella P 1985~
Cosmiotes freyerella M 1904-
Family Oecophoridae  
Hofmannophila pseudospretella   Brown House-moth P 1985~
Endrosis sarcitrella   White-shouldered House-moth P 1966
Esperia sulphurella P 1984
Alabonia geoffrella M 1904-
Carcina quercana P 2000
Amphisbatis incongruella P nd
Diurnea fagella P 1985-
Diurnea phryganella M 1904-
Depressaria pastinacella   Parsnip Moth P 1966
Agonopterix heracliana M 1904-
Agonopterix arenella P 1985~
Agonopterix umbellana (A. ulicetella) P 2000
Agonopterix nervosa M 1945~
Agonopterix ocellana P 1987
Family Gelechiidae  
Aristotelia ericinella P 1989
Exoteleia dodecella P 1985
Rhynchopacha mouffetella (Anthrips mouffetella) M 1904-
Pseudotelphusa scalella P 1985~
Teleiodes notatella P 1984
Teleiodes proximella P 1984
Teleiodes fugitivella P 1966
Teleiodes luculella P 1984
Teleiopsis diffinis M 1904-
Bryotropha affinis P 1984
Bryotropha terrella P 1984
Mirificarma mulinella M 1940-
Neofaculta ericetella P 2000
Scrobipalpa acuminatella P 1966
Sophronia semicostella Uncommon in Warwickshire. P 1966
Anacampsis blattariella Uncommon in Warwickshire. P 1966
Family Blastobasidae  
Blastobasis lignea P 2000
Blastobasis decolorella P 2000
Family Momphidae (inc. Cosmopterigidae)  
Batrachedra praeangusta P 1984
Mompha locupletella M 1904-
Mompha raschkiella Fairly common in leaves of Epilobium angustifolium. P 1985
Mompha ochraceella P 1985~
Limnaecia phragmitella P 1985~
Glyphipteryx linneella M 1904-
Family Scythrididae  
Scythris grandipennis M 1904-
Hysterophora maculosana M 1904-
Agapeta hamana P 2000
Aethes cnicana Uncommon in Warwickshire. P 1966
Cochylis nana P 1985~
Family Tortricidae  
Pandemis corylana   Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix P 2000
Pandemis cerasana   Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix P 2000
Pandemis cinnamomeana P 1966
Pandemis heparana   Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix P 2000
Argyrotaenia ljungiana (A. pulchellana*) P 1951
Archips podana   Large Fruit-tree Tortrix P 1966
Archips crataegana   Brown Oak Tortrix P 1966
Archips xylosteana   Variegated Golden Tortrix P 1985
Choristoneura diversana P 1961
Choristoneura hebenstreitella P 1985~
Syndemis musculana P 2000
Aphelia viburnana   Bilberry Tortrix P 1984
Aphelia paleana   Timothy Tortrix P 1985~
Clepsis spectrana   Cyclamen Tortrix P 1985~
Clepsis consimilana P 1984
Ptycholoma lecheana P 1984
Lozotaeniodes formosanus P 2000
Lozotaenia forsterana M 1900-
Capua vulgana P 1966
Ditula angustiorana   Red-barred Tortrix M 1904-
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana M 1900-
Eulia ministrana P 1966
Cnephasia stephensiana   Grey Tortrix M 1904-
Cnephasia asseclana (C. interjectana*)   Flax Tortrix M 1904-
Cnephasia incertana   Light Grey Tortrix M 1900-
Tortricodes alternella M 1904-
Aleimma loeflingiana P 1985~
Tortrix viridana   Green Oak Tortrix P 1991
Acleris bergmanniana (Croesia bergmanianna*) P 1990
Acleris forsskaleana (Croesia forsskaleana*) M 1904-
Acleris sparsana M 1904-
Acleris rhombana   Rhomboid Tortrix P 1966
Acleris ferrugana P 1985~
Acleris notana P 1966
Acleris variegana   Garden Rose Tortrix M 1904-
Acleris hyemana P 1987
Acleris emargana P 1966
Celypha striana P 1991
Olethreutes olivana M 1904-
Celypha lacunana (Olethreutes lacunana) P 2002
Hedya dimidioalba   Marbled Orchard Tortrix P 2000
Hedya salicella P 1984
Apotomis turbidana P 2000
Apotomis betuletana P 2000
Apotomis sauciana M 1904-
Endothenia nigricostana P 1984
Bactra lancealana P 1966
Ancylis achatana P 1984
Ancylis mitterbacheriana P 2000
Ancylis myrtillana M 1924
Ancylis apicella M 1892
Epinotia subocellana M 1897-
Epinotia bilunana P 2000
Epinotia ramella P 2000
Epinotia demarniana P 1991
Epinotia immundana Uncommon in Warwickshire. P 2001
Epinotia tetraquetrana P 1966
Epinotia nisella P 1984
Epinotia tenerana   Nut Bud Moth Uncommon in Warwickshire. P 1966
Epinotia trigonella (E. stroemiana*) P 1966
Epinotia brunnichana P 1966
Epinotia solandriana P 1966
Rhopobota naevana   Holly Tortrix P 1984
Griselda myrtillana P 1950-
Zeiraphera isertana M 1904-
Zeiraphera diniana M 1904-
Gypsonoma dealbana P 1984
Epiblema cynosbatella P 1985~
Epiblema uddmanniana   Bramble Shoot Moth P 2000
Epiblema rosaecolana M 1904-
Epiblema roborana M 1904-
Epiblema foenella P 1955~
Epiblema sticticana (E. farfarae*) P 1987
Spilonota ocellana   Bud Moth M 1900-
Rhyacionia buoliana   Pine Shoot Moth M 1904-
Rhyacionia pinicolana M 1904-
Enarmonia formosana   Cherry-bark Moth Uncommon in Warwickshire. P 1966
Strophedra nitidana M 1904-
Pammene inquilana M 1904-
Pammene argyrana M 1904-
Pammene regiana M 1904-
Pammene rhediella   Fruitlet Mining Tortrix M 1940-
Cydia jungiella P 1966
Cydia succedana P 2000
Cydia nigricana   Pea Moth P 1966
Cydia fagiglandana P 1984
Cydia splendana P 2000
Cydia pomonella   Codling Moth P 1966
Dichrorampha petiverella M 1904-
Family Alucitidae  
Alucita hexadactyla   Twenty-plume Moth Found frequently outside Park boundary. P 2000
Family Pyralidae  
Chrysoteuchia culmella P 2009
Crambus pascuella P 1966
Crambus lathoniellus (C. nemorella*) P 1966
Crambus perlella P 1966
Agriphila straminella Common. P 2000
Agriphila tristella Common. P 2000
Catoptria pinella P 2000
Catoptria margaritella Common; heathland species - only known site in VC 38 Warks. P 1988
Scoparia pyralella P 2009
Scoparia ambigualis P 2009
Scoparia ulmella (S. anciptella) P 1991
Dipleurina lacustrata P 2009
Eudonia truncicolella (Dipleurina truncicolella) P 1991
Eudonia mercurella (Dipleurina mercurella) P 2000
Elophila nymphaeata P 1966
Parapoynx stratiotata   Ringed China-mark M 1904-
Parapoynx stagnata   Beautiful China-mark M 1904-
Evergestis forficalis   Garden Pebble P 1966
Eurrhypara hortulata   Small Magpie Common. P 2009
Perinephela lancealis P 2000
Phlyctaenia coronata (Eurrhypara coronata*)   Spotted Magpie Should this be Phyctaenia? P 2000
Udea lutealis (U. elutalis*) P 1965
Nomophila noctuella   Rush Veneer P 2000
Pleuroptya ruralis   Mother of Pearl P 2009
Hypsopygia costalis   Gold Triangle P 2000
Pyralis farinalis   Meal Moth M 1904-
Aglossa pinguinalis   Large Tabby M 1904-
Cryptoblabes bistriga M 1904-
Pyla fusca P 1965
Family Pterophoridae  
Platyptilia gonodactyla M 1904-
Stenoptilia pterodactyla M 1904-
Pterophorus pentadactyla   White Plume Moth M 1900-
Emmelina monodactyla P 2000
BUTTERFLIES  
Family Hesperiidae   Skippers  
Thymelicus sylvestris   Small Skipper Common. P 1998-
Ochlodes venata   Large Skipper Common. P 2002
Family Pieridae   Whites and Yellows  
Colias croceus   Clouded Yellow Numbers vary. Only seen in numbers in migration years. P 1986
Gonepteryx rhamni   Brimstone Frequent in Spring. P 1998-
Pieris brassicae   Large White Common. P 1998-
Pieris rapae   Small White Common. P 1998-
Pieris napi ssp. sabellicae   Green-veined White Common. P 1998-
Anthocharis cardamines ssp. britannica   Orange-tip Locally common. Found in damp areas. P 1998-
Family Lycaenidae   Blues, Coppers and Hairstreaks  
Callophrys rubi   Green Hairstreak Locally frequent. One large and a number of small colonies. L. J. Evans notes that it is not as common as it was in 1920-40. See also Sutton Park NNR Green Hairstreak Landscape Survey. P 1997
Quercusia quercus   Purple Hairstreak Under-recorded. A number of records from 1990 to the present. Characteristic habitat is the high canopy of oak trees, hence rarely seen and probably considerably under-recorded. P 1999
Strymonidia w-album   White-letter Hairstreak One only. P 1996
Lycaena phlaeas   Small Copper Frequent. Not as common as it used to be. P 2013
Cupido minimus   Small Blue Doubtful. The Invertebrate Site Register has a record (A.E. Stubbs 1965), but no confirmation of this is known. D
Plebejus argus   Silver-studded Blue Doubtful. There are some unconfirmed records from the early 1900s. D
Polyommatus icarus   Common Blue Locally frequent. Occurs where leguminous plants grow. P 1965~
Celastrina argiolus ssp. britanna   Holly Blue Common. Common in most years, but numbers fluctuate. P 1998-
Family Nymphalidae   Fritillaries, Vanessids and others  
Vanessa atalanta   Red Admiral Seen most years. P 1998-
Cynthia cardui   Painted Lady Numbers vary. Seen in migration years. P 1998-
Aglais urticae   Small Tortoiseshell Common. P 1998-
Nymphalis polychloros   Large Tortoiseshell Doubtful. Recorded in the minutes of the Birmingham Natural History Society, but no confirmed records. D
Nymphalis antiopa   Camberwell Beauty One only. P 1995
Inachis io   Peacock Butterfly Common. P 1998-
Polygonia c-album   Comma Butterfly Numbers vary. P 1998-
Boloria selene ssp. selene   Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Doubtful. There are two records in the Invertebrate Site Register, but no confirmation of these is known. D
Boloria euphrosyne   Pearl-bordered Fritillary D
Argynnis adippe ssp. vulgoadippe   High Brown Fritillary Doubtful. The Invertebrate Site Register has a record (R. Smith 1948), but no confirmation of this is known. D
Eurodryas aurinia   Marsh Fritillary Believed extinct. L 1951
Family Satyridae (can be included in Nymphalidae)   Browns  
Pararge aegeria ssp. tircis   Speckled Wood Locally frequent. P 2002
Lasiommata megera   Wall Butterfly Not common. P 1998
Melanargia galathea ssp. serena   Marbled White One only. P 1999
Pyronia tithonus ssp. britanniae   The Gatekeeper Common. Recorded regularly 1995-99. P 1999
Maniola jurtina ssp. insularis   Meadow Brown Common. P 2002
Coenonympha pamphilus ssp. pamphilus   Small Heath Common. P 1998-
LARGER MOTHS  
Family Hepialidae   Swifts  
Hepialus humuli ssp. humuli   Ghost Moth One only. P 1987
Hepialus sylvina   Orange Swift Occasional. P 1965~
Hepialus hecta   Gold Swift Common. P 1965
Hepialus lupulinus   Common Swift Common. P 1965~
Hepialus fusconebulosa   Map-winged Swift Locally common. P 2009
Family Cossidae  
Zeuzera pyrina   Leopard Moth Occasional. P 1965~
Family Zygaenidae  
Adscita statices   The Forester No recent record. Recorded in 1920-40 according to J. Robbins. M 1930~
Zygaena filipendulae ssp. anglicola   Six-spot Burnet Common. P 1985~
Zygaena lonicerae   Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet One recent record. P 1997
Family Sesiidae  
Sesia bembeciformis   Lunar Hornet Moth No recent record. Recorded before 1940 according to J. Robbins. M 1940-
Synanthedon vespiformis   Yellow-legged Clearwing D
Synanthedon culiciformis   Large Red-belted Clearwing One only. P 1988
Family Lasiocampidae   Eggars  
Poecilocampa populi   December Moth D
Lasiocampa quercus ssp. quercus   Oak Eggar Occasional. Not as common as it used to be. P 1983
Lasiocampa quercus ssp. callunae? P 1956
Macrothylacia rubi   Fox Moth Fairly common. Urticating hairs on the larvae can cause irritation. P 2009
Family Saturniidae  
Pavonia pavonia (Saturnia pavonia*)   Emperor Moth Common. Not as common as before the second world war. P 1997
Family Drepanidae   Hook-tips  
Falcaria lacertinaria   Scalloped Hook-tip Frequent. P 2009
Drepana binaria   Oak Hook-tip Fairly common. P 1983
Drepana falcataria   Pebble Hook-tip Fairly common. P 2000
Cilix glaucata   Chinese Character Frequent. P 1990
Family Thyatiridae  
Thyatira batis   Peach Blossom Fairly common. Larvae found on bramble. P 2009
Habrosyne pyritoides   Buff Arches Fairly common. Larvae found on bramble. P 2009
Tethea ocularis ssp. octogesimea   Figure of Eighty Frequent. P 1991
Ochropacha duplaris   Common Lutestring Fairly common. Most specimens seen were the melanic form obscura. P 2000
Achlya flavicornis ssp. galbanus   Yellow Horned Numbers vary. Fairly common some years. P 1965~
Family Geometridae   Geometers  
Archiearis parthenias   Orange Underwing Frequent. P 1965~
Alsophila aescularia   March Moth Fairly common. P 1965~
Pseudoterpna pruinata ssp. atropunctaria   Grass Emerald Common. P 2000
Geometra papilionaria   Large Emerald Common. P 2000
Comibaena bajularia (C. pustulata*)   Blotched Emerald Fairly common. P 1983
Hemithea aestivaria   Common Emerald Common. P 2000
Jodis lactearia   Little Emerald Common. P 1965~
Cyclophora punctaria   Maiden’s Blush Frequent. P 1965~
Timandra griseata   Blood-vein Frequent. P 1990
Scopula floslactata ssp. floslactata   Cream Wave Occasional. P 1990
Idaea biselata   Small Fan-footed Wave P 2009
Idaea seriata   Small Dusty Wave One only. P 2000
Idaea aversata   Riband Wave Common. The abnormal form remutaria without black bands is equally as common as the typical form. P 2009
Idaea straminata   Plain Wave One recent record. P 2000
Orthonama vittata   Oblique Carpet D
Xanthorhoe designata   Flame Carpet Frequent. P 2000
Xanthorhoe spadicearia   Red Twin Spot Carpet Moth One record. P 2001
Xanthorhoe ferrugata   Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet Fairly common. P 2000
Xanthorhoe montanata ssp. montanata   Silver-ground Carpet Locally common. P 2000
Xanthorhoe fluctuata   Garden Carpet Fairly common. P 1990
Scotopteryx mucronata   Lead Belle Common. P 1975~
Scotopteryx luridata ssp. plumbaria   July Belle No recent record. Requires confirmation via a specimen. M 1983
Epirrhoe alternata   Common Carpet Common. Some records are as subsp. alternata. P 2009
Epirrhoe rivata   Wood Carpet D
Camptogramma bilineata ssp. bilineata   Yellow Shell Locally common. P 2000
Larentia clavaria   The Mallow D
Anticlea badiata   Shoulder Stripe Frequent. P 1965~
Mesoleuca albicillata   Beautiful Carpet Frequent. P 1965~
Lampropteryx suffumata   Water Carpet Frequent. P 1965~
Cosmorhoe ocellata   Purple Bar Fairly common. P 2000
Eulithis testata   The Chevron Common. P 2000
Eulithis populata   Northern Spinach Common. P 1965~
Eulithis mellinata (Lygris mellinata)   The Spinach Few records. P 1983
Ecliptopera silaceata   Small Phoenix Locally common. Occurs near its food-plant, Willow Herb. P 2000
Chloroclysta siterata   Red-green Carpet One recent record. P 2000
Chloroclysta miata   Autumn Green Carpet No recent record. P 1960
Chloroclysta citrata   Dark Marbled Carpet Fairly common. P 1965~
Chloroclysta truncata   Common Marbled Carpet Common. P 2009
Cidaria fulvata   Barred Yellow Locally frequent. Found near its food-plant (Rosa spp.). P 1965~
Thera firmata   Pine Carpet No recent record. M 1938
Thera obeliscata   Grey Pine Carpet Common. Mostly the dark form. P 2009
Thera britannica (Thera variata ssp. britannica*)   Spruce Carpet One recent record. P 2000
Electrophaes corylata   Broken-barred Carpet Fairly common. P 1965~
Colostygia olivata   Beech-green Carpet No recent record. P 1960
Colostygia multistrigaria   Mottled Grey Common. P 2009
Colostygia pectinataria   Green Carpet Frequent. P 2009
Hydriomena furcata   July Highflyer Common. P 2000
Hydriomena ruberata   Ruddy Highflyer D
Rheumaptera hastata ssp. hastata   Argent & Sable No recent record. P 1954
Rheumaptera cervinalis   Scarce Tissue No recent record. P 1960
Rheumaptera undulata   Scallop Shell One record. P 1990
Triphosa dubitata   The Tissue One. P 1965~
Euphyia unangulata   Sharp-angled Carpet D
Epirrita dilutata   November Moth Common. P 1965~
Epirrita autumnata   Autumnal Moth Frequent. P 1990
Operophtera brumata   Winter Moth Common. P 1965~
Perizoma alchemillata   Small Rivulet Occasional. P 2000
Perizoma albulata ssp. albulata   Grass Rivulet No recent record. P 1965
Perizoma didymata ssp. didymata   Twin-spot Carpet Occasional. P 1965~
Eupithecia tenuiata   Slender Pug Locally common. Larvae common in sallow blossom. P 1965~
Eupithecia plumbeolata   Lead-coloured Pug D
Eupithecia linariata   Toadflax Pug One recent record. P 1990
Eupithecia pulchellata   Foxglove Pug One recent record. P 1990
Eupithecia exiguata ssp. exiguata   Mottled Pug One recent record. P 2000
Eupithecia pygmaeata   Marsh Pug Status unclear. The Invertebrate Site Register has an undated record via the Warwickshire Biological Records Centre, but this needs to be confirmed. M nd
Eupithecia intricata ssp. arceuthata   Freyer’s Pug One recent record. P 2000
Eupithecia absinthiata   Wormwood Pug One recent record. P 2000
Eupithecia absinthiata f. goossensiata (E. goossensiata*)   Ling Pug Locally common. The larvae are fairly common on heather. P 2000
Eupithecia vulgata ssp. vulgata   Common Pug One recent record. P 2000
Eupithecia subfuscata   Grey Pug One recent record. P 1991
Eupithecia icterata ssp. subfulvata   Tawny Speckled Pug Occasional. P 2000
Eupithecia succenturiata   Bordered Pug Occasional. P 1983
Eupithecia indigata   Ochreous Pug D
Eupithecia pimpinellata   Pimpinel Pug No recent record. P 1983
Eupithecia nanata   Narrow-winged Pug Frequent. Some records are as subsp. angusta. P 2009
Eupithecia abbreviata   Brindled Pug Occasional. P 1965~
Eupithecia lariciata   Larch Pug Occasional. P 1965~
Chloroclystis v-ata   The V Pug Frequent. P 1965~
Chloroclystis rectangulata   Green Pug Frequent. P 1965~
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata   Double-striped Pug Occasional. P 2000
Chesias legatella   The Streak Occasional. P 1965~
Odezia atrata   Chimney Sweeper One recent record. P 2009
Euchoeca nebulata   Dingy Shell Uncommon. P 1965~
Lobophora halterata   The Seraphim Frequent. P 1965~
Acasis viretata   Yellow-barred Brindle Occasional. Has been found at rest on Holly trunks. P 2000
Abraxas grossulariata   The Magpie One. This individual probably came from a perimeter garden. P 1965~
Lomaspilis marginata   Clouded Border Common. P 2009
Semiothisa liturata   Tawny-barred Angle Frequent. The melanic form nigrofulva has also been recorded. P 1983
Chiasmia clathrata   Latticed Heath One recent record. P 2009
Semiothisa wauaria   The V Moth One. This is usually a garden species. P 1965~
Petrophora chlorosata   Brown Silver-line Very common. P 2009
Plagodis dolabraria   Scorched Wing Frequent. P 1965~
Opisthograptis luteolata   Brimstone Moth Fairly common. P 2009
Epione repandaria   Bordered Beauty One only. P 1965~
Ennomos quercinaria   August Thorn No recent record. Requires confirmation. M 1983
Ennomos alniaria   Canary-shouldered Thorn Fairly common. P 1991
Ennomos fuscantaria   Dusky Thorn One record. P 1999
Ennomos erosaria   September Thorn Occasional. P 1965~
Selenia dentaria   Early Thorn Fairly common. P 1965~
Selenia tetralunaria   Purple Thorn Two recent records. P 2000
Selenia bidentata   Scalloped Hazel One recent record. P 2000
Selenia elinguaria   Scalloped Oak One recent record. P 2000
Ourapteryx sambucaria   Swallow-tailed Moth Frequent. P 1990
Colotois pennaria   Feathered Thorn Common. P 1965~
Apocheima hispidaria   Small Brindled Beauty D
Apocheima pilosaria   Pale Brindled Beauty Fairly common. Both the type and the dark form are found. P 1965~
Biston strataria   Oak Beauty Status unclear. P 1965~
Biston betularia   Peppered Moth Common. Three forms occur in the Park: the type, white peppered with black; the melanic form carbonaria, totally black; and the intermediate form, insularia. Carbonaria, once about 95% of the population, appears to be reduced in numbers. P 2009
Agriopis leucophaearia   Spring Usher Occasional. P 1965~
Agriopis aurantiaria   Scarce Umber Common. P 1965~
Agriopis marginaria   Dotted Border Frequent. P 1965~
Erannis defoliaria   Mottled Umber Common. P 1965~
Menophra abruptaria   Waved Umber Occasional. P 2000
Peribatodes rhomboidaria   Willow Beauty Common. P 2009
Deileptenia ribeata   Satin Beauty One recent record. P 2000
Alcis repandata ssp. repandata   Mottled Beauty Common. P 1965~
Ectropis bistortata   The Engrailed Fairly common. Records are mostly of the melanic form. P 1965~
Ectropis consonaria (Paradarisa consonaria)   Square Spot Rare. P 1965~
Aethalura punctulata   Grey Birch Fairly common. P 2000
Ematurga atomaria   Common Heath Very common. Some records are as subsp. atomaria. P 2009
Bupalus piniaria   Bordered White Locally common. Found around pine plantations. P 1991
Cabera pusaria   Common White Wave Common. P 2009
Cabera exanthemata   Common Wave Frequent. P 2009
Lomographa bimaculata   White-pinion Spotted One recent record. P 2000
Lomographa temerata   Clouded Silver Common. P 2000
Campaea margaritata   Light Emerald Common. P 2009
Hylaea fasciaria   Barred Red One recent record. P 2000
Dyscia fagaria   Grey Scalloped Bar No recent record. P 1965
Perconia strigillaria   Grass Wave Frequent. P 2009
Family Sphingidae   Hawk-moths  
Sphinx ligustri   Privet Hawk-moth D
Mimas tiliae   Lime Hawk-moth Occasional. P 1965~
Smerinthus ocellata   Eyed Hawk-moth One. P 1965~
Laothoe populi   Poplar Hawk-moth Frequent. P 2000
Macroglossum stellatarum   Humming-bird Hawk-moth D
Deilephila elpenor   Elephant Hawk-moth Frequent. P 1965~
Deilephila porcellus   Small Elephant Hawk-moth Common. Larvae feed on Heath Bedstraw. P 2009
Family Notodontidae   Prominents and others  
Phalera bucephala   Buff-tip Fairly common. P 1965~
Cerura vinula   Puss Moth Occasional. P 1965~
Furcula bicuspis   Alder Kitten Two recent records. P 2001
Furcula furcula   Sallow Kitten D
Furcula bifida   Poplar Kitten No recent record. P 1983
Notodonta dromedarius   Iron Prominent Common. P 2009
Eligmodonta ziczac   Pebble Prominent Occasional. P 2000
Pheosia gnoma   Lesser Swallow Prominent Fairly common. P 2009
Pheosia tremula   Swallow Prominent Occasional. P 2000
Ptilodon capucina   Coxcomb Prominent Fairly common. P 2009
Odontosia carmelita   Scarce Prominent No recent record. P 1975~
Pterostoma palpina   Pale Prominent Occasional. P 1983
Drymonia ruficornis   Lunar Marbled Brown Frequent. Larvae recorded on oak. P 2000
Clostera curtula   Chocolate-tip One recent record. P 1990
Diloba caeruleocephala   Figure of Eight D
Family Lymantriidae   Tussocks  
Orgyia antiqua   The Vapourer Numbers vary. Common some years. P 1990
Dasychira fascelina (Dicallomera fascelina)   Dark Tussock Doubtful. The only record is from the Victoria County History. D
Calliteara pudibunda (Dasychira pudibunda*)   Pale Tussock Two recent records. P 2000
Euproctis similis   Yellow-tail Frequent. P 2009
Lymantria monacha   Black Arches One recent record. P 2009
Family Arctiidae   Footmen and Tiger Moths  
Eilema complana   Scarce Footman Locally common? P 2009
Eilema depressa   Buff Footman One recent record. P 2009
Eilema lurideola   Common Footman Two recent records. P 2009
Parasemia plantaginis ssp. plantaginis   Wood Tiger No recent record. Not as common as it used to be. P 1965~
Arctia caja   Garden Tiger One only. Mainly a garden or wayside species. P 1965~
Diacrisia sannio   Clouded Buff No recent record. L 1916
Spilosoma lubricipeda   White Ermine Occasional. P 2000
Spilosoma luteum   Buff Ermine Occasional. P 1965~
Phragmatobia fuliginosa   Ruby Tiger Fairly common. Some records are as subsp. fuliginosa. P 2009
Tyria jacobaeae   The Cinnabar Occasional. P 1965~
Family Nolidae  
Nola cucullatella   Short-cloaked Moth Occasional. P 1965~
Nola confusalis   Least Black Arches One recent record. P 2000
Family Noctuidae   Noctuas  
Euxoa obelisca ssp. grisea   Square-spot Dart D
Euxoa tritici   White-line Dart Occasional. P 1983
Euxoa nigricans   Garden Dart Occasional. P 1965~
Agrotis segetum   Turnip Moth Frequent. Mainly an agricultural species. P 1965~
Agrotis exclamationis   Heart and Dart Common. P 2009
Agrotis ipsilon   Dark Swordgrass Migrant. Recorded most years in the Park. P 1983
Agrotis puta   Shuttle-shaped Dart Common. P 2009
Axylia putris   The Flame Fairly common. P 2009
Ochropleura plecta   Flame Shoulder Common. P 2009
Eugnorisma depuncta   Plain Clay No recent record. P 1980
Noctua pronuba   Large Yellow Underwing Common. P 2009
Noctua comes   Lesser Yellow Underwing Common. P 2009
Noctua fimbriata   Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Frequent. P 2009
Noctua janthina   Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Common. P 2000
Noctua interjecta ssp. caliginosa   Least Yellow Underwing One recent record. P 2000
Graphiphora augur   Double Dart Common. P 1965~
Paradiarsia glareosa ssp. glareosa   Autumnal Rustic Common. P 2000
Lycophotia porphyrea   True Lover's Knot Common. P 2000
Peridroma saucia   Pearly Underwing Migrant. Fairly common some years. P 1965~
Diarsia mendica   Ingrailed Clay Common. Some records are as subsp. mendica. P 2009
Diarsia dahlii   Barred Chestnut Common. P 2000
Diarsia brunnea   Purple Clay Common. P 2000
Diarsia rubi   Small Square-spot Common. P 2009
Xestia c-nigrum (Amathes c-nigrum)   Setaceous Hebrew Character Frequent. P 2000
Xestia triangulum   Double Square-spot Fairly common. P 1965~
Xestia baja   Dotted Clay Common. P 2000
Xestia castanea   Neglected Rustic No recent record. P 1975~
Xestia sexstrigata   Six-striped Rustic Common. P 1991
Xestia xanthographa   Square-spot Rustic Common. P 2009
Xestia agathina   Heath Rustic Fairly common. P 2000
Naenia typica   The Gothic Occasional. Mainly a garden species. P 1965~
Anarta myrtilli   Beautiful Yellow Underwing Locally common. Found in areas of heather. P 1995~
Hada nana   The Shears No recent record. P 1988
Polia nebulosa   Grey Arches Locally common. Generally found in woodlands. P 1965~
Mamestra brassicae   Cabbage Moth Occasional. A moth of vegetable patch or agricultural land. P 2000
Melanchra persicariae   Dot Moth Common. P 2000
Lacanobia contigua   Beautiful Brocade D
Lacanobia w-latinum   Light Brocade D
Lacanobia thalassina   Pale-shouldered Brocade Fairly common. P 2009
Lacanobia oleracea   Bright-line Brown-eye Frequent. P 2009
Papestra biren   Glaucous Shears Frequent. P 1965~
Melanchra pisi (Ceramica pisi)   Broom Moth Fairly common. P 2009
Hecatera bicolorata   Broad-barred White D
Cerapteryx graminis   Antler Common. P 2000
Tholera cespitis   Hedge Rustic No recent record. P 1983
Panolis flammea   Pine Beauty Fairly common. Found around pine plantations. P 2000
Orthosia cruda   Small Quaker Common. This and the other Othosia spp. are usually seen at Sallow blossom in spring. P 1965~
Orthosia cerasi (O. stabilis*)   Common Quaker Common. P 2009
Orthosia incerta   Clouded Drab Common. P 2009
Orthosia munda   Twin-spotted Quaker Frequent. P 1965~
Orthosia gothica   Hebrew Character Common. P 2000
Mythimna conigera   Brown-line Bright-eye Fairly common. P 2000
Mythimna ferrago   The Clay Fairly common. P 2009
Mythimna impura   Smoky Wainscot Common. Some records are as subsp. impura. P 2009
Mythimna pallens   Common Wainscot Common. P 1991
Mythimna comma   Shoulder-striped Wainscot Fairly common. P 2009
Brachylomia viminalis   Minor Shoulder-knot Fairly common. P 1983
Lithophane ornitopus   Grey Shoulder-knot One recent record. P 2009
Xylocampa areola   Early Grey Frequent. P 1965~
Allophyes oxyacanthae   Green-brindled Crescent Common. All forms recorded from the type to the melanic form capaucina. P 1965~
Dichonia aprilina   Merveille du Jour Frequent. P 1990
Mniotype adusta (Blepharita adusta)   Dark Brocade Occasional. P 1965~
Antitype chi   Grey Chi Two only. P 1955~
Eupsilia transversa   The Satellite Common. P 1965~
Conistra vaccinii   The Chestnut Common. P 1990
Conistra ligula   Dark Chestnut Occasional. P 1965~
Agrochola circellaris   The Brick Common. P 1965~
Agrochola lota   Red-line Quaker Occasional. P 1965~
Agrochola macilenta   Yellow-line Quaker Common. P 1965~
Agrochola helvola   Flounced Chestnut Frequent. P 1990
Agrochola litura   Brown-spot Pinion Common. P 1983
Agrochola lychnidis   Beaded Chestnut Common. P 1965~
Parastichtis suspecta   The Suspected Common. P 2000
Atethmia centrago   Centre-barred Sallow D
Omphaloscelis lunosa   Lunar Underwing D
Xanthia citrago   Orange Sallow D
Xanthia togata   Pink-barred Sallow Frequent. P 1990
Xanthia icteritia   The Sallow Common. P 1990
Xanthia gilvago   Dusky-lemon Sallow One recent record. P 1999
Acronicta megacephala   Poplar Grey Occasional. P 2000
Acronicta leporina   The Miller Frequent. P 2000
Acronicta alni   Alder Moth Frequent. The melanic form suffusa has been recorded from the Umberslade woodland. P 1965~
Acronicta tridens   Dark Dagger No Park record. It is difficult to separate A. tridens and A. psi adults by their superficial characters, and microscopic examination of their genitalia is needed. Their larval colours easily separate them. M 1965~
Acronicta psi   Grey Dagger Common. P 2000
Acronicta auricoma   Scarce Dagger One record. P 1999
Acronicta rumicis   Knot Grass Frequent. P 1983
Cryphia domestica   Marbled Beauty Frequent. P 2000
Amphipyra pyramidea   Copper Underwing Common. Very similar in superficial characters to A. berbera ssp. svenssoni; examination of the genitalia is needed. P 2000
Amphipyra berbera ssp. svenssoni (A. pyramidea ssp. berbera)   Svensson’s Copper Underwing Fairly common. P 1983
Amphipyra tragopoginis (A. tragopogonis)   Mouse Moth Frequent. P 2009
Mormo maura   Old Lady Occasional. Several seen at ‘sugar’ on willow trees near streams. P 1983
Dypterygia scabriuscula   Bird’s Wing Frequent. P 1965~
Rusina ferruginea   Brown Rustic Common. P 2009
Thalpophila matura   Straw Underwing Occasional. P 1965~
Euplexia lucipara   Small Angle Shades Common. P 1990
Phlogophora meticulosa   Angle Shades Common. P 2000
Enargia paleacea   Angle-striped Sallow One recent record. P 2000
Enargia ypsillon (Parastichtis ypsillon)   Dingy Shears D
Cosmia trapezina   The Dun-bar Common. P 2009
Apamea monoglypha   Dark Arches Common. P 2009
Apamea lithoxylaea   Light Arches Fairly common. P 1990
Apamea crenata   Clouded-bordered Brindle Fairly common. P 2009
Apamea remissa   Dusky Brocade Fairly common. Two forms recorded; form obscura is the commonest. P 1965~
Apamea unanimis   Small Clouded Brindle Occasional. P 1965~
Apamea anceps   Large Nutmeg No recent record. P 1983
Apamea sordens   Rustic Shoulder-knot Fairly common. P 2009
Oligia strigilis   Marbled Minor Common. The superficial characters of O. strigilis, O. versicolor and O. latruncula are masked by melanism and microscopic examination of the genitalia is required to confirm. P 1965~
Oligia versicolor   Rufous Minor Fairly common. P 1965~
Oligia latruncula   Tawny Marbled Minor Common. P 1965~
Oligia fasciuncula   Middle-barred Minor Common. P 2000
Mesoligia literosa   Rosy Minor Common. Specimens found in the Park are darker than the coastal form. P 2000
Mesapamea secalis agg.   Common Rustic Common. In the last decade this species has been separated into two; examination of the genitalia of Park specimens has yet to be undertaken. P 2009
Photedes minima   Small Dotted Buff Fairly common. P 1965~
Photedes pygmina   Small Wainscot Common. P 1983
Luperina testacea   Flounced Rustic Common. P 2000
Amphipoea lucens   Large Ear D
Amphipoea oculea   Ear Moth Occasional. (Genitalia not examined.) P 1965~
Hydraecia micacea   Rosy Rustic Occasional. P 1965~
Gortyna flavago   Frosted Orange Occasional. P 1965~
Nonagria typhae   Bulrush Wainscot One recent record. P 1990
Archanara dissoluta   Brown-veined Wainscot No recent record. (The Invertebrate Site Register has a record given as L.J. Evans 1970, but he states that he never recorded this species.) P 1975~
Coenobia rufa   Small Rufous Two recent records. P 2000
Charanyca trigrammica   Treble Lines Fairly common. P 1965~
Hoplodrina alsines   The Uncertain No recent record. M 1983
Hoplodrina blanda   The Rustic Frequent. P 1965~
Caradrina morpheus   Mottled Rustic Frequent. P 1983
Caradrina clavipalpis   Pale Mottled Willow Occasional. P 1983
Panemeria tenebrata   Small Yellow Underwing Doubtful. The date of recording is outside the normal occurrence time of the adult. D
Pyrrhia umbra   Bordered Sallow No recent record. P 1960
Deltote uncula   Silver Hook Only recently recorded. P 2009
Bena prasinana   Scarce Silver-lines Uncommon. P 1989
Pseudoips fagana ssp. britannica   Green Silver-lines Frequent. P 1991
Diachrysia chrysitis   Burnished Brass Common. P 1990
Polychrysia moneta   Golden Plusia One recent record. Normally a garden species; larvae feed on Delphinium. P 1990
Plusia festucae   Gold Spot One recent record. P 1991
Plusia putnami ssp. gracilis   Lempke’s Gold Spot No recent record. P 1983
Autographa gamma   Silver Y Common. Reinforced by migration. P 2000
Autographa pulchrina   Beautiful Golden Y Frequent. P 1965~
Autographa jota   Plain Golden Y Frequent. P 1983
Abrostola tripartita (A. triplasia (e.g. in 1979 B&F list))   The Spectacle Occasional. P 2009
Catocala nupta   Red Underwing One only. P 1965~
Callistege mi   Mother Shipton Locally common. P 1965~
Scoliopteryx libatrix   The Herald Frequent. P 2000
Laspeyria flexula   Beautiful Hook-tip No recent record. M 1983
Rivula sericealis   Straw Dot One recent record. P 2009
Hypena proboscidalis   The Snout Frequent. P 2009
Herminia strigilata (Pechipogon strigilata)   Common Fan-foot No recent record. P 1965~
Herminia tarsipennalis   The Fan-foot Occasional. P 1965~
Herminia grisealis   Small Fan-foot Occasional. P 1965~