Northern Ireland's Priority Species

Species list

All species listed are Priority Species but those that are not highlighted in bold do not yet have a species account. Text for these species will be added in due course.

Common NameScientific name
ghost moth Hepialus humuli
the forester Adscita statices
fuscous flat-body moth Agonopterix capreolella
the scarce crimson and gold Pyrausta sanguinalis
Irish plume moth Platyptilia tesseradactyla
pale eggar Trichiura crataegi
small eggar Eriogaster lanestris
mullein wave Scopula marginepunctata
oblique carpet Orthonama vittata
red carpet Xanthorhoe decoloraria
dark-barred twin-spot carpet Xanthorhoe ferrugata
shaded broad-bar Scotopteryx chenopodiata
galium carpet Epirrhoe galiata
yellow-ringed carpet Entephria flavicinctata
grey mountain carpet Entephria caesiata
dark spinach Pelurga comitata
small phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata
argent and sable Rheumaptera hastata
pretty pinion Perizoma blandiata
grass rivulet Perizoma albulata
streak Chesias legatella
latticed heath Chiasmia clathrata
August thorn Ennomos quercinaria
brindled beauty Lycia hirtaria
narrow-bordered bee hawk moth Hemaris tityus
figure of eight Diloba caeruleocephala
wood tiger Parasemia plantaginis
garden tiger Arctia caja
white ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda
buff ermine Spilosoma luteum
cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae
garden dart Euxoa nigricans
double dart Graphiphora augur
autumnal rustic Eugnorisma glareosa
small square-spot Diarsia rubi
neglected rustic Xestia castanea
heath rustic Xestia agathina
dot moth Melanchra persicariae
broom moth Melanchra pisi
hedge rustic Tholera cespitis
feathered gothic Tholera decimalis
powdered quaker Orthosia gracilis
shoulder-striped wainscot Mythimna comma
minor shoulder-knot Brachylomia viminalis
the sprawler Asteroscopus sphinx
brindled ochre Dasypolia templi
sword-grass Xylena exsoleta
green-brindled crescent Allophyes oxyacanthae
dark brocade Blepharita adusta
flounced chestnut Agrochola helvola
brown-spot pinion Agrochola litura
beaded chestnut Agrochola lychnidis
centre-barred sallow Atethmia centrago
sallow Xanthia icteritia
grey dagger Acronicta psi
knot grass Acronicta rumicis
mouse moth Amphipyra tragopoginis
dusky brocade Apamea remissa
rosy minor Mesoligia literosa
ear moth Amphipoea oculea
rosy rustic Hydraecia micacea
Haworth's minor Celaena haworthii
crescent Celaena leucostigma
rustic Hoplodrina blanda
mottled rustic Caradrina morpheus
anomalous Stilbia anomala