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Moths of the Month: September

Continuing the monthly series by Roy Leverton illustrating several characteristic moths to look out for in our area.

Moths of the Month: August

Continuing the monthly series by Roy Leverton illustrating several characteristic moths to look out for in our area.

Moths of the Month: June

Continuing the monthly series by Roy Leverton illustrating several characteristic moths to look out for in our area.

Moths of the Month: July

Continuing the monthly series by Roy Leverton illustrating several characteristic moths to look out for in our area.

Rare Moth Found in Scottish Highlands

One of the UK’s rarest moths – spotted only a handful of times since its discovery in the 19th century - has been seen in Easter Ross 15 times in five weeks.

Rare Butterfly Flutters Into Festival

Wildlife-lovers are invited to spot one of Scotland’s rarest butterflies - the Chequered Skipper - at this year’s Wild Lochaber Festival in the West Highlands.

Moths of the Month : May

More beautiful moths emerging now for May! Continuing the monthly series illustrating several characteristic moths to look out for in our area. Text and photos by Roy Leverton.

Rare Moth in Strathcarron

An exciting find in Strathcarron of Ethmia pyrausta, only the 5th British record of this moth!

Moths of the Month: April

Many more moths are emerging now spring has arrived! Continuing the monthly series by Roy Leverton.

Flightless Beauties

Many thanks to Highland Branch member Jane Bowman for sending in her wonderful photographs of the females of two of the moth species in which the females are naturally flightless - the Belted Beauty and Rannoch Brindled Beauty ...

First Decent Moth Count

An interesting first decent catch of the year was reported by Brian Neath in Wester Ross on 12th March including 35 Mottled Grey...

Moths of the Month: March

Continuing the monthly series by Roy Leverton, illustrating several characteristic moths to look out for in our area at different times of the year.

Early Moths

The milder winter has brought some earlier than usual moth sightings.

Art of Butterflies and Moths

As an artist as well as a naturalist I thought I'd post a short piece about how moths and butterflies inspire my work.

New Scottish Moth

Highland Branch has discovered a species of moth never previously seen in Scotland. (Article first published in "Butterfly" Issue 114 Autumn 2013).