Continuing the monthly series by Roy Leverton, illustrating several characteristic moths to look out for in our area at different times of the year.
Species to look out for
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Highland Branch covers Highland, Moray, the Western Isles and Orkney and Shetland.
Moths of the Month
In this regular feature, Roy Leverton illustrates a selection of characteristic moths to look out for in our area at different times of the year.
The milder winter has brought some earlier than usual moth sightings.
As an artist as well as a naturalist I thought I'd post a short piece about how moths and butterflies inspire my work.
Highland Branch has discovered a species of moth never previously seen in Scotland. (Article first published in "Butterfly" Issue 114 Autumn 2013).
Join the Highlands branch clearing Cotoneaster to benefit Slender Scotch Burnet moth on the beautiful Isle of Mull.
During the three separate events this weekend we will be looking for Kentish Glory and Small Dark Yellow Underwing, also Netted Mountain Moth. Please come along to one, two or all!
A trip to see Pearl-bordered Fritillary, with a chance of some other butterflies and day-flying moths.
Reserve in Highlands and Islands
Find out how to submit your butterfly and moth records for the Highlands and Islands
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 corrects previous lists published in 2009, 2011 and 2012.
Our Spring 2013 newsletter is now available to download as a PDF file (2.14MB). Copies have been mailed to all Branch members. Many thanks to all who contributed articles and photos.
If you have a slow Internet connection, there is also a more compressed version of our newsletter (821KB) that you can download here.
Despite the poor weather we have been very pleased with the interest in, and the results from, the 2012 survey. The aim of the survey was to target recording at 100 1km squares that were predicted, through computer modeling, to be the most suitable 1km squares for the butterfly in Scotland, but where it had not previously been recorded.