Day-flying Moths

Sometimes large or colourful moths can be confused with butterflies.

Some of these moths are normally day flying. Others may be seen when disturbed from vegetation.

Please report your moth sightings to the County Moth Recorders.

See Somerset Moth Group for details.

Mother Shipton

Distribution: Widespread, Common

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Burnet Companion

Distribution: Widespread, Common

Flight period: Mid May to early July

Silver-Y

Distribution: Widespread, Common

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Chimney Sweeper

Distribution: Localised

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Cinnabar

Distribution: Widespread, Common

Flight period: Mid May to early August

Six-spot Burnet

Distribution: Widespread, Common

Flight period: End of June to August

Five-spot Burnet

Distribution: 

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Jersey Tiger

Distribution:  Widespread

Flight period: Late July to September

Garden Tiger

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Scarlet Tiger

Distribution:  

Flight period: May to July

Hummingbird-Hawkmoth

Distribution:  Migrant

Flight period: August and September

Forester

Distribution:  

Flight period: Mid May to July

Oak Eggar

Distribution:  

Flight period: July

Emperor

Distribution:  

Flight period: Late March to May

Brimstone moth

Distribution:  Widespread, Common

Flight period: April to October

Speckled Yellow

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Yellow Shell

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Magpie

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