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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.

 

112 - Shetland

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Map-winged Swift
(Regular)
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Bedstraw Hawk-moth
(Unusual)
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Red Carpet
(Very frequent)
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Garden Carpet
(Frequent)
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Silver-ground Carpet
(Frequent)
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Yellow Shell
(Unusual)
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July Highflyer
(Unusual)
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Twin-spot Carpet
(Frequent)
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Juniper Pug
(Infrequent)
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Magpie Moth
(Infrequent)
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Herald
(Unusual)
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Silver Y
(Frequent)
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Beautiful Golden Y
(Infrequent)
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Gold Spot
(Unusual)
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Angle Shades
(Regular)
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Crescent
(Regular)
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Rosy Rustic
(Very frequent)
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Large Ear
(Infrequent)
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Small Wainscot
(Infrequent)
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Dusky Brocade
(Frequent)
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Clouded-bordered Brindle
(Infrequent)
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Dark Arches
(Very frequent)
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Confused
(Very frequent)
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Northern Arches
(Unusual)
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Common Rustic
(Infrequent)
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Middle-barred Minor
(Infrequent)
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Suspected
(Unusual)
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Antler Moth
(Very frequent)
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Bright-line Brown-eye
(Unusual)
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Lychnis
(Regular)
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Marbled Coronet
(Unusual)
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Smoky Wainscot
(Frequent)
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Dark Sword-grass
(Regular)
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Ingrailed Clay
(Very frequent)
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Small Square-spot
(Frequent)
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True Lover's Knot
(Frequent)
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Northern Rustic
(Very frequent)
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Large Yellow Underwing
(Very frequent)
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Lesser Yellow Underwing
(Unusual)
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Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
(Unusual)
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Great Brocade
(Infrequent)
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Square-spot Rustic
(Very frequent)
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Six-striped Rustic
(Unusual)
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Setaceous Hebrew Character
(Regular)
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Autumnal Rustic
(Very frequent)
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