Moths of the Month (Adult Macros)

The National Moth Recording Scheme's database has records for each of the species for this vice county for the highlighted 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
(Very likely)
Click here to view photo.
Ghost Moth
(Very likely)
Click here to view photo.
Northern Eggar
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Emperor Moth
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Poplar Hawk-moth
(Very likely)
Click here to view photo.
Humming-bird Hawk-moth
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Red Carpet
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Garden Carpet
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Flame Carpet
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Silver-ground Carpet
(Very likely)
Click here to view photo.
Common Carpet
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Grey Mountain Carpet
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
July Highflyer
(Very unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Barred Yellow
(Very unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Purple Bar
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Northern Spinach
(Very unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Common Marbled Carpet
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Dark Marbled Carpet
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Small Rivulet
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Grass Rivulet
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Sandy Carpet
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Double-striped Pug
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Foxglove Pug
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Narrow-winged Pug
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Satyr Pug
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Currant Pug
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Common Pug
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Magpie
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Brimstone Moth
(Very likely)
Click here to view photo.
Scalloped Hazel
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Common Heath
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Common White Wave
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Common Wave
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Puss Moth
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Iron Prominent
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Pebble Prominent
(Very likely)
Click here to view photo.
Snout
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
White Ermine
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Northern Ruby Tiger
(Very unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Garden Tiger
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Spectacle
(Very likely)
Click here to view photo.
Dark Spectacle
(Very unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Burnished Brass
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Silver Y
(Very likely)
Click here to view photo.
Beautiful Golden Y
(Very likely)
Click here to view photo.
Gold Spot
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Angle Shades
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Small Angle Shades
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Small Wainscot
(Very unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Small Dotted Buff
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Dusky Brocade
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Clouded-bordered Brindle
(Very likely)
Click here to view photo.
Dark Arches
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Common Rustic
(Very unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Middle-barred Minor
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Dark Brocade
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Hebrew Character
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Antler Moth
(Very unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Pale-shouldered Brocade
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Bright-Line Brown-Eye
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Broom Moth
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Shears
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Cabbage Moth
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Campion
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Lychnis
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Marbled Coronet
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Smoky Wainscot
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Dark Sword-grass
(Very unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Flame Shoulder
(Very likely)
Click here to view photo.
Ingrailed Clay
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Small Square-spot
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
True Lover's Knot
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Large Yellow Underwing
(Likely)
Click here to view photo.
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
(Very unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Double Dart
(Very unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Square-spot Rustic
(Very unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Setaceous Hebrew Character
(Unlikely)
Click here to view photo.
Copyright Butterfly Conservation 2009 East Scotland Branch
Privacy and Copyright Statement

Butterfly Conservation is a registered charity and non-profit-making company, limited by guarantee.
Registered Office: Manor Yard, East Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5QP.
Charity registered in England and Wales (254937) and in Scotland (SCO39268).