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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
(Very frequent)
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Bedstraw Hawk-moth
(Infrequent)
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Red Carpet
(Frequent)
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Garden Carpet
(Frequent)
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Silver-ground Carpet
(Very frequent)
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Yellow Shell
(Regular)
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Twin-spot Carpet
(Regular)
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Netted Pug
(Infrequent)
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Juniper Pug
(Infrequent)
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Narrow-winged Pug
(Infrequent)
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Magpie Moth
(Frequent)
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Garden Tiger
(Infrequent)
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Silver Y
(Very frequent)
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Beautiful Golden Y
(Infrequent)
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Angle Shades
(Infrequent)
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Rosy Rustic
(Unusual)
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Dusky Brocade
(Very frequent)
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Clouded-bordered Brindle
(Frequent)
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Dark Arches
(Very frequent)
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Confused
(Frequent)
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Common Rustic
(Infrequent)
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Lesser Common Rustic
(Infrequent)
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Middle-barred Minor
(Frequent)
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Antler Moth
(Very frequent)
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Bright-line Brown-eye
(Infrequent)
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Shears
(Infrequent)
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Lychnis
(Frequent)
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Marbled Coronet
(Frequent)
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Smoky Wainscot
(Frequent)
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Dark Sword-grass
(Infrequent)
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Ingrailed Clay
(Very frequent)
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Small Square-spot
(Very frequent)
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True Lover's Knot
(Very frequent)
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Northern Rustic
(Very frequent)
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Large Yellow Underwing
(Very frequent)
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Square-spot Rustic
(Frequent)
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