Islay Wildlife Records - Moths and Butterflies Index

 

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This is the A-Z of Moths and butterflies we have recorded data for.

Click on the headings 'Scientific Name' or 'English Name' to produce alphabetically sorted lists, or on 'Number of Records' to list them by frequency

 

Last update: 26 March 2012, There was a total of 6319 Moth and butterfly records.
Scientific Name English Name Number of Records
Abraxas grossulariata Magpie Moth 38
Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 25
Abrostola triplasia Dark Spectacle 4
Acherontia atropos Death's-head Hawk-moth 2
Achlya flavicornis Yellow Horned 2
Acleris aspersana 4
Acleris caledoniana 1
Acleris emargana 1
Acleris laterana 3
Sheet10 1
Acleris rufana 1
Acleris sparsana 1
Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 2
Acronicta euphorbiae myricae Sweet Gale Moth 1
Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
Acronicta menyanthidis Light Knot Grass 6
Acronicta menyanthidis meny (1) Light Knot Grass 3
Acronicta psi Grey Dagger 10
Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 28
Adscita statices Forester 2
Aethalura punctulata Grey Birch 1
Aethes cnicana 3
Agapeta hamana 4
Aglais urticae Small Tortoiseshell 136
Agonopterix arenella 1
Agonopterix conterminella 1
Agonopterix heracliana 1
Agonopterix umbellana 1
Agonopterix yeatiana 1
Agriopis aurantiaria Scarce Umber 1
Agriopis marginaria Dotted Border 1
Agriphila inquinatella 2
Agriphila straminella 17
Agriphila tristella 11
Agrius convolvuli Convolvulus Hawk-moth 4
Agrochola circellaris Brick 1
Agrochola lota Red-line Quaker 5
Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 7
Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 1
Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 35
Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 5
Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 5
Agrotis vestigialis Archer's Dart 12
Alcis jubata Dotted Carpet 8
Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 17
Alcis repandata muraria Mottled Beauty 2
Alcis repandata repandata Mottled Beauty 3
Alcis repandata sodorensium Mottled Beauty 1
Aleimma loeflingiana 2
Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 1
Amphipoea crinanensis Crinan Ear 10
Amphipoea lucens Large Ear 14
Amphipoea oculea Ear Moth 3
Amphipoea oculea agg. Ear Moth agg. 3
Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 3
Anaplectoides prasina Green Arches 5
Anarta myrtilli Beautiful Yellow Underwing 6
Ancylis badiana 1
Anthocharis cardamines Orange-tip 15
Anthophila fabriciana 1
Antitype chi Grey Chi 6
Apamea crenata Clouded-bordered Brindle 40
Apamea crenata ab. combusta Clouded-bordered Brindle [melanic form] 1
Apamea furva britannica Confused 3
Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 8
Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 90
Apamea remissa Dusky Brocade 22
Apamea unanimis Small Clouded Brindle 1
Aphantopus hyperantus Ringlet 140
Aphelia paleana Timothy Tortrix 4
Aphelia viburnana Bilberry Tortrix 1
Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 7
Aplocera plagiata Treble-bar 3
Aplocera plagiata plagiata Treble-bar 5
Aporophyla lueneburgensis Northern Deep-brown Dart 4
Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 10
Apotomis betuletana 3
Apotomis semifasciana 2
Apotomis turbidana 1
Archiearis parthenias Orange Underwing 1
Archips rosana Rose Tortrix 2
Arctia caja Garden Tiger 64
Argynnis adippe High Brown Fritillary 1
Argynnis aglaja Dark Green Fritillary 29
Argyresthia bonnetella 1
Argyresthia brockeella 2
Argyresthia goedartella 1
Argyresthia pruniella Cherry Fruit Moth 2
Argyresthia pygmaeella 1
Argyresthia semifusca 1
Atolmis rubricollis Red-necked Footman 1
Autographa bractea Gold Spangle 18
Autographa gamma Silver Y 54
Autographa jota Plain Golden Y 11
Autographa pulchrina Beautiful Golden Y 29
Axylia putris Flame 7
Bactra lancealana 10
Batrachedra praeangusta 1
Biselachista eleochariella 1
Biston betularia Peppered Moth 19
Blastobasis lignea 2
Blepharita adusta Dark Brocade 8
Boloria euphrosyne Pearl-bordered Fritillary 2
Boloria selene Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 21
Brachylomia viminalis Minor Shoulder-knot 4
Bryotropha boreella 1
Bryotropha terrella 2
Bucculatrix demaryella 1
Cabera exanthemata Common Wave 12
Cabera pusaria Common White Wave 14
Callimorpha dominula Scarlet Tiger 2
Callistege mi Mother Shipton 3
Callophrys rubi Green Hairstreak 88
Caloptilia alchimiella 1
Caloptilia betulicola 1
Caloptilia elongella 1
Caloptilia stigmatella 1
Caloptilia syringella 3
Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 15
Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 12
Camptogramma bilineata atla (1) Yellow Shell 6
Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2
Carsia sororiata Manchester Treble-bar 2
Carsia sororiata anglica Manchester Treble-bar 2
Carterocephalus palaemon Chequered Skipper 2
Catoptria margaritella Pearl-band Grass Veneer 6
Catoptria pinella 3
Celaena haworthii Haworth's Minor 12
Celaena leucostigma Crescent 6
Celypha lacunana 8
Celypha rivulana 1
Cerapteryx graminis Antler Moth 54
Cerastis rubricosa Red Chestnut 7
Cerura vinula Puss Moth 7
Charissa obscurata Annulet 2
Chiasmia clathrata Latticed Heath 2
Chloroclysta citrata Dark Marbled Carpet 19
Chloroclysta citrata citrata Dark Marbled Carpet 12
Chloroclysta concinnata Arran Carpet 1
Chloroclysta miata Autumn Green Carpet 2
Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 29
Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
Chortodes pygmina Small Wainscot 54
Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 1
Cidaria fulvata Barred Yellow 7
Cleorodes lichenaria Brussels Lace 3
Clepsis consimilana 2
Clostera pigra Small Chocolate-tip 7
Cnephasia interjectana 1
Cnephasia stephensiana Grey Tortrix 1
Cochylimorpha straminea 3
Coenonympha pamphilus Small Heath 77
Coenonympha tullia Large Heath 5
Coleophora striatipennella 1
Coleophora sylvaticella 1
Colias croceus Clouded Yellow 25
Colocasia coryli Nut-tree Tussock 7
Colostygia multistrigaria Mottled Grey 5
Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 20
Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 4
Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 6
Cosmorhoe ocellata Purple Bar 16
Crambus ericella 1
Crambus lathoniellus 1
Crambus pascuella 6
Crambus perlella 6
Crambus pratella 2
Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 13
Cucullia umbratica Shark 8
Cydia pomonella Codling Moth 1
Dasypolia templi Brindled Ochre 7
Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 32
Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
Depressaria daucella 5
Depressaria heraclei Parsnip Moth 1
Depressaria pastinacella Parsnip Moth 2
Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 38
Diacrisia sannio Clouded Buff 11
Diarsia brunnea Purple Clay 13
Diarsia mendica Ingrailed Clay 19
Diarsia mendica mendica Ingrailed Clay 14
Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 33
Dicallomera fascelina Dark Tussock 1
Dichrorampha petiverella 1
Dipleurina lacustrata 2
Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 2
Drepana curvatula Dusky Hook-tip 1
Dyscia fagaria Grey Scalloped Bar 10
Eana osseana 2
Eana penziana colquhounana 2
Ecliptopera silaceata Small Phoenix 1
Ectropis bistortata Engrailed 2
Eilema lurideola Common Footman 2
Elachista albifrontella 1
Electrophaes corylata Broken-barred Carpet 2
Ematurga atomaria Common Heath 16
Emmelina monodactyla 3
Endothenia quadrimaculana 2
Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 4
Ennomos alniaria Canary-shouldered Thorn 7
Ennomos quercinaria August Thorn 1
Entephria caesiata Grey Mountain Carpet 9
Entephria flavicinctata ruf (1) Yellow-ringed Carpet 1
Epermenia falciformis 3
Epiblema cynosbatella 2
Epiblema scutulana 1
Epinotia immundana 3
Epinotia ramella 3
Epinotia subocellana 2
Epinotia tenerana Nut Bud Moth 1
Epione repandaria Bordered Beauty 4
Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 11
Epirrhoe alternata alternata Common Carpet 7
Epirrhoe alternata obscurata Common Carpet 10
Epirrhoe galiata Galium Carpet 1
Epirrhoe tristata Small Argent & Sable 5
Epirrita autumnata Autumnal Moth 1
Epirrita dilutata November Moth 3
Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 1
Epirrita filigrammaria Small Autumnal Moth 5
Erannis defoliaria Mottled Umber 1
Erebia aethiops Scotch Argus 2
Erynnis tages Dingy Skipper 1
Eucosma campoliliana 5
Eucosma cana 4
Eucosma hohenwartiana 5
Eudonia angustea 2
Eudonia mercurella 4
Eudonia murana 3
Eudonia pallida 2
Eugnorisma glareosa Autumnal Rustic 20
Eulithis mellinata Spinach 5
Eulithis populata Northern Spinach 26
Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 6
Eulithis testata Chevron 28
Euphydryas aurinia Marsh Fritillary 282
Eupithecia absinthiata Wormwood Pug 7
Eupithecia absinthiata f. g (1) Ling Pug 1
Eupithecia assimilata Currant Pug 1
Eupithecia distinctaria con (1) Thyme Pug 2
Eupithecia exiguata Mottled Pug 1
Eupithecia exiguata exiguata Mottled Pug 1
Eupithecia intricata Freyer's Pug 3
Eupithecia nanata Narrow-winged Pug 16
Eupithecia pulchellata Foxglove Pug 10
Eupithecia pulchellata pulc (1) Foxglove Pug 5
Eupithecia satyrata Satyr Pug 1
Eupithecia satyrata satyrata Satyr Pug 2
Eupithecia subfuscata Grey Pug 3
Eupithecia succenturiata Bordered Pug 2
Eupithecia tantillaria Dwarf Pug 1
Eupithecia tripunctaria White-spotted Pug 1
Eupithecia trisignaria Triple-spotted Pug 1
Eupithecia valerianata Valerian Pug 3
Eupithecia venosata Netted Pug 2
Eupithecia venosata hebridensis Netted Pug 3
Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 8
Euplexia lucipara Small Angle Shades 18
Eupoecilia angustana 2
Eupsilia transversa Satellite 2
Eurois occulta Great Brocade 1
Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 4
Euthrix potatoria Drinker 38
Euxoa nigricans Garden Dart 1
Euxoa obelisca Square-spot Dart 1
Euxoa obelisca grisea Square-spot Dart 3
Euxoa tritici White-line Dart 17
Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 3
Evergestis pallidata 1
Falcaria lacertinaria Scalloped Hook-tip 3
Furcula furcula Sallow Kitten 4
Gelechia sororculella 1
Geometra papilionaria Large Emerald 6
Glyphipterix thrasonella 3
Gnophos obfuscata Scotch Annulet 3
Graphiphora augur Double Dart 8
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 7
Gypsonoma sociana 1
Hada nana Shears 3
Hada plebeja Shears 14
Hadena bicruris Lychnis 11
Hadena caesia Grey 7
Hadena caesia mananii Grey 1
Hadena confusa Marbled Coronet 7
Hadena perplexa Tawny Shears 1
Hadena perplexa perplexa Tawny Shears 1
Hadena rivularis Campion 20
Helicoverpa armigera Scarce Bordered Straw 1
Hemaris fuciformis Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth 1
Hemaris tityus Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth 9
Hepialus fusconebulosa Map-winged Swift 25
Hepialus hecta Gold Swift 3
Hepialus humuli Ghost Moth 5
Hepialus humuli humuli Ghost Moth 5
Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 2
Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 2
Herminia grisealis Small Fan-foot 2
Hipparchia semele Grayling 32
Hipparchia semele atlantica Grayling 1
Hipparchia semele semele Grayling 34
Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 11
Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 1
Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 61
Hydriomena furcata July Highflyer 34
Hydriomena ruberata Ruddy Highflyer 10
Hylaea fasciaria Barred Red 5
Hyles gallii Bedstraw Hawk-moth 1
Hypena proboscidalis Snout 16
Idaea aversata Riband Wave 11
Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 3
Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 5
Idaea straminata Plain Wave 3
Inachis io Peacock 143
Jodis lactearia Little Emerald 1
Lacanobia contigua Beautiful Brocade 3
Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 51
Lacanobia thalassina Pale-shouldered Brocade 9
Lacanobia w-latinum Light Brocade 1
Lampropteryx suffumata Water Carpet 6
Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 55
Lasiocampa quercus Oak Eggar 14
Lasiocampa quercus f. callunae Northern Eggar 13
Lasiocampa quercus quercus Oak Eggar 1
Lasiommata megera Wall 5
Lithostege griseata Grey Carpet 1
Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 19
Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 10
Lycaena phlaeas Small Copper 142
Lycia zonaria Belted Beauty 5
Lycophotia porphyrea True Lover's Knot 43
Macaria liturata Tawny-barred Angle 2
Macroglossum stellatarum Humming-bird Hawk-moth 13
Macrothylacia rubi Fox Moth 43
Malacosoma neustria Lackey 1
Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 5
Maniola jurtina Meadow Brown 164
Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
Melanchra pisi Broom Moth 19
Mesapamea didyma Lesser Common Rustic 1
Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 53
Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 4
Mesoleuca albicillata Beautiful Carpet 2
Mesoligia furuncula Cloaked Minor 2
Mesoligia literosa Rosy Minor 6
Monopis laevigella Skin Moth 1
Mythimna comma Shoulder-striped Wainscot 1
Mythimna conigera Brown-line Bright Eye 1
Mythimna ferrago Clay 4
Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 22
Mythimna impura f. scotica Smoky Wainscot 14
Mythimna impura impura Smoky Wainscot 3
Mythimna litoralis Shore Wainscot 1
Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 14
Mythimna straminea Southern Wainscot 2
Mythimna unipuncta White-speck 2
Naenia typica Gothic 4
Nebula salicata Striped Twin-spot Carpet 2
Nebula salicata latentaria Striped Twin-spot Carpet 8
Nemapogon cloacella Cork Moth 1
Neozephyrus quercus Purple Hairstreak 4
Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 32
Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 3
Noctua interjecta caliginosa Least Yellow Underwing 1
Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 32
Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 96
Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 11
Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 5
Notodonta ziczac Pebble Prominent 18
Nymphula nymphaeata Brown China-mark 4
Nymphula stagnata Beautiful China-mark 8
Ochropacha duplaris Common Lutestring 6
Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 56
Odezia atrata Chimney Sweeper 10
Odontopera bidentata Scalloped Hazel 4
Olethreutes palustrana 1
Oligia fasciuncula Middle-barred Minor 17
Oligia strigilis Marbled Minor 1
Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 4
Operophtera brumata Winter Moth 1
Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 29
Opostega salaciella 3
Opsibotys fuscalis 1
Orthonama vittata Oblique Carpet 8
Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 14
Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 21
Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 5
Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 16
Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 1
Orthosia opima Northern Drab 1
Orthotaenia undulana 2
Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 3
Pammene regiana 1
Pandemis cerasana Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix 3
Pandemis corylana Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
Pandemis heparana Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix 8
Papestra biren Glaucous Shears 10
Paradarisa consonaria Square Spot 1
Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 9
Pararge aegeria Speckled Wood 88
Parasemia plantaginis Wood Tiger 3
Parasemia plantaginis plant (1) Wood Tiger 5
Parornix scoticella 1
Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 1
Pempeliella dilutella 1
Perizoma affinitata Rivulet 3
Perizoma albulata albulata Grass Rivulet 1
Perizoma alchemillata Small Rivulet 4
Perizoma didymata Twin-spot Carpet 23
Perizoma didymata didymata Twin-spot Carpet 5
Perizoma flavofasciata Sandy Carpet 4
Petrophora chlorosata Brown Silver-line 18
Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 24
Pheosia gnoma Lesser Swallow Prominent 15
Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 3
Phibalapteryx virgata Oblique Striped 1
Phigalia pilosaria Pale Brindled Beauty 3
Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 28
Photedes minima Small Dotted Buff 1
Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 4
Phragmatobia fuliginosa bor (1) Ruby Tiger 1
Phycitodes saxicola 1
Phyllonorycter corylifoliella 1
Phyllonorycter maestingella 1
Phyllonorycter quercifoliella 1
Phyllonorycter spinolella 1
Phyllonorycter ulmifoliella 1
Pieris brassicae Large White 78
Pieris napi Green-veined White 245
Pieris rapae Small White 40
Plagodis dolabraria Scorched Wing 1
Platyptilia pallidactyla 2
Plemyria rubiginata Blue-bordered Carpet 2
Plemyria rubiginata rubiginata Blue-bordered Carpet 1
Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 2
Plusia festucae Gold Spot 24
Plusia putnami Lempke's Gold Spot 3
Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 5
Poecilocampa populi December Moth 1
Polia nebulosa Grey Arches 9
Polyommatus icarus Common Blue 181
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 2
Pseudoips prasinana Green Silver-lines 3
Pseudoterpna pruinata Grass Emerald 1
Ptilodon capucina Coxcomb Prominent 14
Pyrausta despicata 3
Pyrausta purpuralis 1
Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 5
Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 14
Rusina ferruginea Brown Rustic 32
Saturnia pavonia Emperor Moth 18
Scoparia ambigualis 5
Scoparia subfusca 2
Scopula floslactata scotica Cream Wave 7
Scopula ternata Smoky Wave 7
Scotopteryx chenopodiata Shaded Broad-bar 12
Scotopteryx luridata July Belle 3
Scotopteryx luridata plumbaria July Belle 1
Scotopteryx mucronata Lead Belle 1
Scotopteryx mucronata umbrifera Lead Belle 1
Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 13
Selenia lunularia Lunar Thorn 4
Sesia bembeciformis Lunar Hornet Moth 1
Shargacucullia verbasci Mullein 1
Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 96
Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 44
Spodoptera exigua Small Mottled Willow 1
Standfussiana lucernea Northern Rustic 9
Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla 1
Stilbia anomala Anomalous 11
Syndemis musculana 2
Syngrapha interrogationis Scarce Silver Y 1
Teleiopsis diffinis 1
Tethea or Poplar Lutestring 4
Thalpophila matura Straw Underwing 1
Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 6
Thera firmata Pine Carpet 3
Thera obeliscata Grey Pine Carpet 5
Tholera cespitis Hedge Rustic 6
Thyatira batis Peach Blossom 7
Thymelicus sylvestris Small Skipper 1
Tinea pellionella Case-bearing Clothes Moth 1
Tortrix viridana Green Oak Tortrix 3
Trichiura crataegi Pale Eggar 9
Trichopteryx carpinata Early Tooth-striped 4
Tyria jacobaeae Cinnabar 18
Udea lutealis 11
Udea olivalis 3
Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral 255
Vanessa cardui Painted Lady 170
Venusia cambrica Welsh Wave 2
Xanthia icteritia Sallow 7
Xanthia togata Pink-barred Sallow 9
Xanthorhoe decoloraria Red Carpet 7
Xanthorhoe decoloraria deco (1) Red Carpet 1
Xanthorhoe designata Flame Carpet 26
Xanthorhoe ferrugata Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 13
Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 11
Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata Garden Carpet 13
Xanthorhoe montanata Silver-ground Carpet 22
Xanthorhoe montanata montanata Silver-ground Carpet 23
Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
Xestia agathina Heath Rustic 1
Xestia agathina hebridicola Heath Rustic 2
Xestia baja Dotted Clay 29
Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 3
Xestia castanea Neglected Rustic 8
Xestia sexstrigata Six-striped Rustic 14
Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 7
Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 44
Xylena vetusta Red Sword-grass 1
Xylocampa areola Early Grey 4
Ypsolopha dentella Honeysuckle Moth 1
Ypsolopha ustella 1
Zygaena filipendulae Six-spot Burnet 23