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Moths of the Month (Adult Macros)

The National Moth Recording Scheme's database has records for each of the species for a vice county for a given month. The photographs are taken from the Scottish County Moth Recorders' Voucher Archive.  If the Archive has a photo of the species for the Vice County then that will be shown, otherwise a photo from another Scottish VC will display.  

A simple algorithm has been used to provide an indication of abundance of the species in that month (not of its abundance generally) for records since January 2000.  This has been based on the number of records (not the counts within records) that the moth has for that month in that VC compared to the total counts for that VC in that month for all species.  Some inappropriate categories may therefore be shown, but any species with 'Very Unlikely', or for beginners 'Unlikely' against them should be verified with your CMR.

 

101 - Kintyre

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Map-winged Swift
(Very likely)
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Gold Swift
(Likely)
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Ghost Moth
(Likely)
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Transparent Burnet
(Unlikely)
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Six-Spot Burnet
(Likely)
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Scalloped Hook-tip
(Unlikely)
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Peach Blossom
(Likely)
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Common Lutestring
(Likely)
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Northern Eggar
(Unlikely)
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Fox Moth
(Likely)
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Drinker
(Very likely)
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Poplar Hawk-moth
(Very likely)
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Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
(Likely)
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Elephant Hawk-moth
(Likely)
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Riband Wave
(Unlikely)
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Smoky Wave
(Likely)
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Cream Wave
(Unlikely)
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Birch Mocha
(Unlikely)
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July Belle
(Very unlikely)
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Red Carpet
(Very unlikely)
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Garden Carpet
(Unlikely)
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Red Twin-spot Carpet
(Unlikely)
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Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
(Likely)
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Flame Carpet
(Very likely)
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Silver-ground Carpet
(Very likely)
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Small Argent & Sable
(Unlikely)
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Common Carpet
(Likely)
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May Highflyer
(Unlikely)
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Ruddy Highflyer
(Unlikely)
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Spruce Carpet
(Likely)
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Grey Pine Carpet
(Likely)
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Broken-barred Carpet
(Likely)
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Purple Bar
(Unlikely)
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Phoenix
(Unlikely)
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Northern Spinach
(Likely)
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Barred Straw
(Likely)
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Small Phoenix
(Very likely)
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Common Marbled Carpet
(Very likely)
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Green Carpet
(Very likely)
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Water Carpet
(Likely)
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Welsh Wave
(Unlikely)
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Chimney Sweeper
(Unlikely)
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Rivulet
(Likely)
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Grass Rivulet
(Unlikely)
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Sandy Carpet
(Unlikely)
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Green Pug
(Very unlikely)
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Foxglove Pug
(Likely)
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Golden-rod Pug
(Very unlikely)
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Narrow-winged Pug
(Likely)
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Satyr Pug
(Very unlikely)
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Valerian Pug
(Very unlikely)
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Currant Pug
(Unlikely)
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Common Pug
(Likely)
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Shaded Pug
(Unlikely)
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Grey Pug
(Likely)
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Clouded Border
(Very likely)
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Peacock Moth
(Unlikely)
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Tawny-barred Angle
(Very unlikely)
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Brown Silver-line
(Very likely)
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Barred Umber
(Likely)
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Scorched Wing
(Likely)
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Brimstone Moth
(Very likely)
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Early Thorn
(Unlikely)
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Lunar Thorn
(Unlikely)
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Scalloped Hazel
(Very likely)
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Peppered Moth
(Very likely)
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Mottled Beauty
(Very likely)
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Small Engrailed
(Very unlikely)
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Common Heath
(Unlikely)
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Bordered White
(Very unlikely)
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Common White Wave
(Very likely)
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Common Wave
(Very likely)
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Clouded Silver
(Likely)
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Light Emerald
(Likely)
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Brussels Lace
(Likely)
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Grass Wave
(Very unlikely)
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Large Emerald
(Unlikely)
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Little Emerald
(Unlikely)
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Sallow Kitten
(Very unlikely)
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Marbled Brown
(Unlikely)
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Lunar Marbled Brown
(Unlikely)
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Iron Prominent
(Unlikely)
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Pebble Prominent
(Likely)
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Lesser Swallow Prominent
(Likely)
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Coxcomb Prominent
(Likely)
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Buff-tip
(Likely)
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Herald
(Very unlikely)
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Straw Dot
(Likely)
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Snout
(Likely)
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Buff Ermine
(Very likely)
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White Ermine
(Very likely)
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Clouded Buff
(Likely)
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Ruby Tiger
(Unlikely)
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Garden Tiger
(Likely)
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Cinnabar
(Likely)
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Muslin Footman
(Very unlikely)
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Four-dotted Footman
(Very unlikely)
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Red-necked Footman
(Unlikely)
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Small Fan-foot
(Likely)
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Mother Shipton
(Unlikely)
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Spectacle
(Very likely)
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Burnished Brass
(Likely)
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Silver Y
(Unlikely)
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Beautiful Golden Y
(Very likely)
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Plain Golden Y
(Unlikely)
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Nut-tree Tussock
(Likely)
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Alder Moth
(Very unlikely)
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Grey Dagger
(Very unlikely)
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Miller
(Unlikely)
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Knot Grass
(Likely)
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Coronet
(Unlikely)
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Shark
(Very unlikely)
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Brown Rustic
(Very likely)
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Saxon
(Likely)
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Angle Shades
(Unlikely)
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Small Angle Shades
(Very likely)
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Small Dotted Buff
(Likely)
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Dusky Brocade
(Likely)
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Clouded-bordered Brindle
(Very likely)
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Rustic Shoulder-knot
(Very unlikely)
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Dark Arches
(Likely)
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Marbled Minor
(Unlikely)
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Middle-barred Minor
(Likely)
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Dark Brocade
(Likely)
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Clouded Drab
(Very unlikely)
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Grey Arches
(Likely)
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Pale-shouldered Brocade
(Very likely)
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Bright-line Brown-eye
(Very likely)
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Broom Moth
(Very likely)
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Glaucous Shears
(Unlikely)
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Shears
(Likely)
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Campion
(Likely)
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Lychnis
(Likely)
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Marbled Coronet
(Unlikely)
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Brown-line Bright Eye
(Unlikely)
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Common Wainscot
(Unlikely)
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Smoky Wainscot
(Likely)
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Heart and Dart
(Likely)
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Heart and Club
(Very unlikely)
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Flame
(Likely)
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Flame Shoulder
(Very likely)
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Purple Clay
(Very likely)
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Ingrailed Clay
(Unlikely)
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Small Square-spot
(Very likely)
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True Lover's Knot
(Likely)
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Large Yellow Underwing
(Likely)
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Double Dart
(Unlikely)
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Green Arches
(Likely)
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Triple-spotted Clay
(Unlikely)
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Double Square-spot
(Unlikely)
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Least Black Arches
(Unlikely)
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Green Silver-lines
(Unlikely)
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