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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.

 

 

Common Swift
(Infrequent)
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Map-winged Swift
(Very frequent)
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Gold Swift
(Regular)
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Ghost Moth
(Frequent)
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Scalloped Hook-tip
(Infrequent)
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Pebble Hook-tip
(Regular)
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Peach Blossom
(Regular)
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Common Lutestring
(Regular)
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Northern Eggar
(Regular)
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Fox Moth
(Infrequent)
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Drinker
(Infrequent)
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Emperor Moth
(Unusual)
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Poplar Hawk-moth
(Very frequent)
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Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
(Unusual)
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Humming-bird Hawk-moth
(Unusual)
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Elephant Hawk-moth
(Frequent)
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Small Elephant Hawk-moth
(Regular)
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Small Dusty Wave
(Unusual)
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Riband Wave
(Regular)
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Smoky Wave
(Infrequent)
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Cream Wave
(Unusual)
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Red Carpet
(Regular)
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Garden Carpet
(Frequent)
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Red Twin-spot Carpet
(Infrequent)
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Flame Carpet
(Very frequent)
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Silver-ground Carpet
(Very frequent)
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Yellow Shell
(Regular)
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Small Argent & Sable
(Frequent)
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Common Carpet
(Frequent)
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Grey Mountain Carpet
(Infrequent)
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May Highflyer
(Regular)
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Spruce Carpet
(Frequent)
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Grey Pine Carpet
(Frequent)
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Barred Yellow
(Regular)
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Broken-barred Carpet
(Regular)
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Purple Bar
(Regular)
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Barred Straw
(Infrequent)
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Small Phoenix
(Frequent)
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Red-Green Carpet
(Regular)
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Common Marbled Carpet
(Very frequent)
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Dark Marbled Carpet
(Infrequent)
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Beech-green Carpet
(Unusual)
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Green Carpet
(Frequent)
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Water Carpet
(Regular)
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Welsh Wave
(Infrequent)
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Chimney Sweeper
(Regular)
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Rivulet
(Regular)
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Small Rivulet
(Unusual)
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Pretty Pinion
(Regular)
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Grass Rivulet
(Regular)
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Sandy Carpet
(Infrequent)
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Double-striped Pug
(Unusual)
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Green Pug
(Regular)
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Slender Pug
(Regular)
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Foxglove Pug
(Frequent)
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Netted Pug
(Unusual)
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Juniper Pug
(Unusual)
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White-spotted Pug
(Infrequent)
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Dwarf Pug
(Regular)
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Larch Pug
(Frequent)
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Narrow-winged Pug
(Regular)
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Angle-barred Pug
(Infrequent)
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Ochreous Pug
(Infrequent)
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Freyers/Edinburgh Pug
(Frequent)
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Satyr Pug
(Regular)
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Wormwood Pug
(Infrequent)
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Currant Pug
(Regular)
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Common Pug
(Very frequent)
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Mottled Pug
(Frequent)
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Grey Pug
(Frequent)
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Seraphim
(Infrequent)
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Yellow-barred Brindle
(Regular)
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Clouded Border
(Frequent)
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Peacock Moth
(Regular)
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Tawny-barred Angle
(Regular)
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Latticed Heath
(Regular)
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Brown Silver-line
(Frequent)
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Barred Umber
(Infrequent)
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Scorched Wing
(Regular)
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Brimstone Moth
(Very frequent)
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Speckled Yellow
(Infrequent)
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Early Thorn
(Frequent)
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Lunar Thorn
(Frequent)
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Purple Thorn
(Unusual)
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Scalloped Hazel
(Very frequent)
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Peppered Moth
(Very frequent)
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Willow Beauty
(Infrequent)
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Mottled Beauty
(Frequent)
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Engrailed
(Unusual)
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Common Heath
(Frequent)
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Bordered White
(Frequent)
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Common White Wave
(Frequent)
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Common Wave
(Frequent)
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Clouded Silver
(Frequent)
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Light Emerald
(Frequent)
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Barred Red
(Regular)
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Brussels Lace
(Frequent)
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Black Mountain Moth
(Infrequent)
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Large Emerald
(Infrequent)
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Sallow Kitten
(Infrequent)
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Iron Prominent
(Regular)
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Pebble Prominent
(Regular)
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Swallow Prominent
(Infrequent)
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Lesser Swallow Prominent
(Frequent)
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Pale Prominent
(Frequent)
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Coxcomb Prominent
(Frequent)
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Buff-tip
(Frequent)
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Straw Dot
(Regular)
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Snout
(Frequent)
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Dark Tussock
(Infrequent)
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Buff Ermine
(Infrequent)
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White Ermine
(Very frequent)
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Clouded Buff
(Regular)
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Ruby Tiger
(Unusual)
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Wood Tiger
(Infrequent)
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Garden Tiger
(Infrequent)
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Muslin Footman
(Infrequent)
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Red-necked Footman
(Infrequent)
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Fan-foot
(Regular)
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Small Fan-foot
(Regular)
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Small Purple-barred
(Infrequent)
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Mother Shipton
(Unusual)
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Spectacle
(Very frequent)
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Burnished Brass
(Regular)
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Silver Y
(Frequent)
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Beautiful Golden Y
(Very frequent)
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Plain Golden Y
(Infrequent)
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Gold Spot
(Infrequent)
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Nut-tree Tussock
(Frequent)
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Grey Dagger
(Regular)
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Miller
(Infrequent)
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Light Knot Grass
(Regular)
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Knot Grass
(Frequent)
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Coronet
(Regular)
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Shark
(Infrequent)
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Marbled Beauty
(Unusual)
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Mottled Rustic
(Frequent)
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Pale Mottled Willow
(Unusual)
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Brown Rustic
(Very frequent)
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Saxon
(Regular)
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Angle Shades
(Regular)
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Small Angle Shades
(Very frequent)
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Small Dotted Buff
(Infrequent)
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Dusky Brocade
(Frequent)
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Clouded-bordered Brindle
(Very frequent)
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Rustic Shoulder-knot
(Frequent)
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Small Clouded Brindle
(Infrequent)
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Dark Arches
(Frequent)
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Common Rustic
(Infrequent)
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Marbled Minor
(Frequent)
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Middle-barred Minor
(Frequent)
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Dark Brocade
(Frequent)
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Common Quaker
(Infrequent)
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Hebrew Character
(Infrequent)
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Antler Moth
(Unusual)
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Broad-bordered White Underwing
(Regular)
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Grey Arches
(Regular)
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Pale-shouldered Brocade
(Very frequent)
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Beautiful Brocade
(Infrequent)
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Bright-line Brown-eye
(Frequent)
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Dot Moth
(Regular)
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Broom Moth
(Frequent)
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Glaucous Shears
(Infrequent)
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Shears
(Frequent)
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Cabbage Moth
(Infrequent)
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Campion
(Regular)
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Broad-barred White
(Regular)
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Lychnis
(Frequent)
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Common Wainscot
(Infrequent)
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Smoky Wainscot
(Infrequent)
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Clay
(Regular)
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Shoulder-striped Wainscot
(Frequent)
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Heart and Dart
(Very frequent)
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Turnip Moth
(Frequent)
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Flame
(Frequent)
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Flame Shoulder
(Very frequent)
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Purple Clay
(Frequent)
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Ingrailed Clay
(Regular)
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Small Square-spot
(Frequent)
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Red Chestnut
(Unusual)
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True Lover's Knot
(Frequent)
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Large Yellow Underwing
(Frequent)
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Green Arches
(Frequent)
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Dotted Clay
(Unusual)
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Setaceous Hebrew Character
(Infrequent)
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Triple-spotted Clay
(Regular)
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Double Square-spot
(Frequent)
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Least Black Arches
(Regular)
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Green Silver-lines
(Regular)
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