Butterfly and moth identification guides

Identification guides for the butterflies and some of the day-flying moths for most of the regions of Scotland.

Please note
These identification guides are made available in Adobe Acrobat® Portable Document File (PDF) format. You will need this program in order to view and/or print them. If you do not have the program, it is freely available at www.adobe.com/acrobat

Copies of some of these ID guides can be obtained from our Stirling office, if you send us a large stamped addressed envelope, although some are now out of print.

South West Scotland ID Guide

PDF 2.7Mb

An identification guide to the butterflies and some of the day-flying moths of Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway. Revised 2012

Argyll ID guide

PDF 1.7Mb

An identification guide to the butterflies of Argyll, including the Argyll Islands (revised 2011)

Tayside and Fife ID guide

PDF 3.4Mb

An identification guide to the butterflies and some of the day-flying moths of Perth & Kinross, Angus, Dundee and Fife.

Central Scotland ID Guide

PDF 1.9Mb

An identification guide to the butterflies and some of the day-flying moths of Falkirk, North and South Lanarkshire. A joint publication with North Lanarkshire Council.

Highlands ID guide

PDF 1.4Mb

Identification guide to the butterflies of the Highlands. Dealain-de na Gaidhealtachd

Glasgow ID guide

PDF 2.7Mb

An identification guide to the butterflies and day-flying moths of Glasgow

Scotland's common moths

PDF 658Kb

A guide to Scotland's common moths, with tips on finding them, moth welfare, and recording.