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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.

 

110 - Outer Hebrides

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Map-winged Swift
(Likely)
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Ghost Moth
(Likely)
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Six-Spot Burnet
(Unlikely)
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Peach Blossom
(Very unlikely)
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Poplar Lutestring
(Unlikely)
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Common Lutestring
(Very unlikely)
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Northern Eggar
(Unlikely)
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Fox Moth
(Likely)
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Drinker
(Unlikely)
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Poplar Hawk-moth
(Likely)
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Elephant Hawk-moth
(Likely)
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Oblique Carpet
(Very unlikely)
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Red Carpet
(Unlikely)
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Garden Carpet
(Unlikely)
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Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
(Unlikely)
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Flame Carpet
(Likely)
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Silver-ground Carpet
(Likely)
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Yellow Shell
(Likely)
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Common Carpet
(Likely)
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July Highflyer
(Unlikely)
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May Highflyer
(Very unlikely)
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Ruddy Highflyer
(Unlikely)
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Chestnut-coloured Carpet
(Unlikely)
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Grey Pine Carpet
(Unlikely)
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Purple Bar
(Unlikely)
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Northern Spinach
(Unlikely)
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Common Marbled Carpet
(Unlikely)
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Green Carpet
(Likely)
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Striped Twin-spot Carpet
(Unlikely)
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Argent & Sable
(Unlikely)
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Small Rivulet
(Unlikely)
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Pretty Pinion
(Unlikely)
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Grass Rivulet
(Likely)
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Double-striped Pug
(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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Thyme Pug
(Unlikely)
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Lime-speck Pug
(Unlikely)
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Satyr Pug
(Unlikely)
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Wormwood Pug
(Unlikely)
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Ling pug
(Very unlikely)
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Currant Pug
(Very unlikely)
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Common Pug
(Unlikely)
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Grey Pug
(Unlikely)
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Treble-bar
(Very unlikely)
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Magpie Moth
(Likely)
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Clouded Border
(Very unlikely)
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Peacock Moth
(Very unlikely)
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Brown Silver-line
(Likely)
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Brimstone Moth
(Likely)
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Scalloped Hazel
(Unlikely)
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Mottled Beauty
(Likely)
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Common Heath
(Likely)
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Bordered White
(Very unlikely)
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Common White Wave
(Likely)
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Common Wave
(Unlikely)
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Light Emerald
(Unlikely)
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Barred Red
(Unlikely)
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Scotch Annulet
(Very unlikely)
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Grey Scalloped Bar
(Likely)
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Puss Moth
(Unlikely)
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Iron Prominent
(Very unlikely)
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Pebble Prominent
(Likely)
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Lesser Swallow Prominent
(Very unlikely)
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Coxcomb Prominent
(Very unlikely)
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Buff-tip
(Very unlikely)
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Straw Dot
(Likely)
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Snout
(Unlikely)
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Buff Ermine
(Likely)
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White Ermine
(Likely)
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Clouded Buff
(Very unlikely)
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Ruby Tiger
(Unlikely)
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Wood Tiger
(Unlikely)
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Garden Tiger
(Unlikely)
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Cinnabar
(Very unlikely)
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Spectacle
(Likely)
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Dark Spectacle
(Very unlikely)
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Burnished Brass
(Unlikely)
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Silver Y
(Likely)
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Beautiful Golden Y
(Unlikely)
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Scarce Silver Y
(Very unlikely)
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Gold Spot
(Very unlikely)
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Lempke's Gold Spot
(Very unlikely)
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Silver Hook
(Very unlikely)
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Nut-tree Tussock
(Very unlikely)
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Grey Dagger
(Unlikely)
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Light Knot Grass
(Unlikely)
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Sweet Gale Moth
(Very unlikely)
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Knot Grass
(Likely)
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Coronet
(Very unlikely)
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Shark
(Likely)
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Mouse Moth
(Very unlikely)
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Mottled Rustic
(Unlikely)
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Brown Rustic
(Unlikely)
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Angle Shades
(Unlikely)
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Small Angle Shades
(Unlikely)
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Dusky Brocade
(Likely)
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Clouded-bordered Brindle
(Likely)
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Dark Arches
(Likely)
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Light Arches
(Very unlikely)
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Middle-barred Minor
(Likely)
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Dark Brocade
(Unlikely)
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Clouded Drab
(Very unlikely)
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Antler Moth
(Very unlikely)
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Beautiful Yellow Underwing
(Unlikely)
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Grey Arches
(Very unlikely)
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Pale-shouldered Brocade
(Very unlikely)
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Bright-line Brown-eye
(Likely)
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Broom Moth
(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
(Very unlikely)
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Marbled Coronet
(Unlikely)
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Smoky Wainscot
(Very unlikely)
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Heart and Dart
(Likely)
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Turnip Moth
(Very unlikely)
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Archer's Dart
(Very unlikely)
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Dark Sword-grass
(Unlikely)
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Flame Shoulder
(Likely)
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Purple Clay
(Unlikely)
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Ingrailed Clay
(Unlikely)
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Small Square-spot
(Likely)
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Red Chestnut
(Very unlikely)
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True Lover's Knot
(Likely)
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Northern Rustic
(Very unlikely)
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Large Yellow Underwing
(Likely)
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Lesser Yellow Underwing
(Unlikely)
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Green Arches
(Very unlikely)
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