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

Emperor Moth
(Likely)
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Poplar Hawk-moth
(Unlikely)
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Garden Carpet
(Likely)
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Silver-ground Carpet
(Unlikely)
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Common Carpet
(Very unlikely)
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Sandy Carpet
(Unlikely)
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Foxglove Pug
(Unlikely)
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Narrow-winged Pug
(Unlikely)
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Satyr Pug
(Likely)
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Common Pug
(Likely)
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Early Tooth-striped
(Unlikely)
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Brimstone Moth
(Likely)
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Scalloped Hazel
(Unlikely)
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Common Heath
(Unlikely)
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Common White Wave
(Unlikely)
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Common Wave
(Unlikely)
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Puss Moth
(Likely)
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Pebble Prominent
(Likely)
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Herald
(Unlikely)
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White Ermine
(Likely)
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Northern Ruby Tiger
(Unlikely)
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Spectacle
(Unlikely)
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Silver Y
(Likely)
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Beautiful Golden Y
(Very unlikely)
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Angle Shades
(Likely)
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Dusky Brocade
(Very unlikely)
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Clouded-bordered Brindle
(Unlikely)
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Brindled Ochre
(Very unlikely)
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Clouded Drab
(Likely)
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Common Quaker
(Very unlikely)
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Hebrew Character
(Very likely)
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Bright-Line Brown-Eye
(Unlikely)
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Glaucous Shears
(Unlikely)
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Shears
(Likely)
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Lychnis
(Unlikely)
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Marbled Coronet
(Unlikely)
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Dark Sword-grass
(Unlikely)
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Flame Shoulder
(Likely)
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Small Square-spot
(Very unlikely)
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Red Chestnut
(Unlikely)
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Setaceous Hebrew Character
(Very unlikely)
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Least Black Arches
(Very unlikely)
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