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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.

 

111 - Orkney

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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Northern Eggar
(Unlikely)
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Poplar Hawk-moth
(Likely)
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Humming-bird Hawk-moth
(Unlikely)
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Bedstraw Hawk-moth
(Very unlikely)
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Small Fan-footed Wave
(Unlikely)
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Shaded Broad-bar
(Very unlikely)
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Oblique Carpet
(Unlikely)
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Red Carpet
(Likely)
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Garden Carpet
(Unlikely)
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Flame Carpet
(Unlikely)
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Silver-ground Carpet
(Likely)
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Yellow Shell
(Likely)
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Common Carpet
(Unlikely)
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Grey Mountain Carpet
(Likely)
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July Highflyer
(Likely)
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Pine Carpet
(Very unlikely)
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Grey Pine Carpet
(Very unlikely)
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Barred Yellow
(Likely)
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Purple Bar
(Likely)
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Phoenix
(Unlikely)
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Chevron
(Unlikely)
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Northern Spinach
(Likely)
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Barred Straw
(Unlikely)
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Small Phoenix
(Very unlikely)
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Common Marbled Carpet
(Likely)
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Dark Marbled Carpet
(Likely)
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Green Carpet
(Likely)
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Welsh Wave
(Very unlikely)
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Twin-spot Carpet
(Likely)
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Small Rivulet
(Likely)
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Pretty Pinion
(Unlikely)
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Grass Rivulet
(Unlikely)
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Sandy Carpet
(Unlikely)
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Double-striped Pug
(Unlikely)
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Foxglove Pug
(Unlikely)
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White-spotted Pug
(Very unlikely)
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Narrow-winged Pug
(Unlikely)
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Wormwood Pug
(Unlikely)
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Ling pug
(Very unlikely)
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Currant Pug
(Unlikely)
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Common Pug
(Unlikely)
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Manchester Treble-bar
(Very unlikely)
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Magpie Moth
(Very likely)
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Clouded Border
(Unlikely)
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V-Moth
(Very unlikely)
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Latticed Heath
(Very unlikely)
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Brimstone Moth
(Likely)
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Dotted Border
(Very unlikely)
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Bordered White
(Unlikely)
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Common White Wave
(Likely)
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Common Wave
(Likely)
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Light Emerald
(Very unlikely)
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Barred Red
(Unlikely)
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Iron Prominent
(Unlikely)
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Pebble Prominent
(Likely)
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Lesser Swallow Prominent
(Very unlikely)
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Straw Dot
(Very unlikely)
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Snout
(Likely)
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White Ermine
(Unlikely)
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Wood Tiger
(Unlikely)
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Garden Tiger
(Likely)
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Pinion-streaked Snout
(Unlikely)
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Spectacle
(Likely)
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Burnished Brass
(Likely)
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Silver Y
(Likely)
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Beautiful Golden Y
(Very likely)
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Gold Spangle
(Very unlikely)
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Gold Spot
(Likely)
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Lempke's Gold Spot
(Unlikely)
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Pale Mottled Willow
(Unlikely)
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Angle Shades
(Unlikely)
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Small Angle Shades
(Unlikely)
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Rosy Rustic
(Unlikely)
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Flounced Rustic
(Very unlikely)
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Small Wainscot
(Unlikely)
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Small Dotted Buff
(Likely)
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Dusky Brocade
(Likely)
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Clouded-bordered Brindle
(Likely)
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Rustic Shoulder-knot
(Very unlikely)
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Dark Arches
(Likely)
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Light Arches
(Unlikely)
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Confused
(Likely)
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Northern Arches
(Very unlikely)
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Common Rustic
(Likely)
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Middle-barred Minor
(Likely)
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Dark Brocade
(Very unlikely)
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Antler Moth
(Likely)
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Nutmeg
(Very unlikely)
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Pale-shouldered Brocade
(Unlikely)
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Bright-line Brown-eye
(Likely)
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Broom Moth
(Unlikely)
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Shears
(Unlikely)
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Cabbage Moth
(Unlikely)
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Campion
(Likely)
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Lychnis
(Likely)
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Marbled Coronet
(Unlikely)
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Common Wainscot
(Unlikely)
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Smoky Wainscot
(Likely)
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White-line Dart
(Unlikely)
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Heart and Dart
(Very unlikely)
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Dark Sword-grass
(Unlikely)
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Flame Shoulder
(Likely)
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Purple Clay
(Likely)
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Ingrailed Clay
(Likely)
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Small Square-spot
(Very likely)
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True Lover's Knot
(Likely)
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Dotted Rustic
(Very unlikely)
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Northern Rustic
(Unlikely)
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Large Yellow Underwing
(Likely)
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Lesser Yellow Underwing
(Very unlikely)
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Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
(Likely)
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Great Brocade
(Very unlikely)
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Double Dart
(Likely)
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Green Arches
(Unlikely)
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Dotted Clay
(Likely)
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Heath Rustic
(Unlikely)
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Square-spot Rustic
(Likely)
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Six-striped Rustic
(Likely)
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Setaceous Hebrew Character
(Unlikely)
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Double Square-spot
(Unlikely)
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Autumnal Rustic
(Very unlikely)
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Gothic
(Unlikely)
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