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Scottish Macro-moth List 2020

This list aims to include every species of macro-moth reliably recorded in Scotland, with an assessment of its Scottish status, as guidance for observers contributing to the National Moth Recording Scheme (NMRS). It updates and amends the previous lists of 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017.

Scottish Macro Moth List 2020 (pdf file)


Moths of the Month

Roy Leverton illustrates a selection of characteristic moths to look out for in our area at different times of year.  Please click on the links below for a month by month illustrated list.

January & February        March             April               May           June

July         August          September        October           November & December

East Scotland Branch Links

The following links are to some really useful pages on the Butterfly Conservation East Scotland Branch website.

Scottish Moth Maps and Flight Times

Scottish Moths by Month

Scottish Caterpillar Gallery

Scottish Micro Maps

Scottish Moth Voucher Archive

Easter Ross Moth Checklist

A brief account of the 364 larger moth species recorded in Easter Ross up to the present time, by Barbara and Brian Ballinger.

Published September 2010.

Download checklist (PDF file, 230kb).

Butterflies and moths in the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland - further information

Butterfly and Moth Recording in the Outer Hebrides, by Steve Duffield, Moth and Butterfly Recorder for the Outer Hebrides (VC110) (PDF File)

Western Isles Wildlife (Insects page) http://www.western-isles-wildlife.co.uk/insects_outer_hebrides.html

Orkney Biodiversity Records Centre www.orkneylibrary.org.uk/obrc/home.html

Biological Recording in Shetland www.shetlandamenity.org/biological-recording

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