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Merveille du Jour by Iain Leach

Welcome to
Dumfries & Galloway Moths

The following web pages are maintained to share local knowledge about this fascinating group of insects with local and visiting moth recorders and enthusiasts. We hope that the the information will be useful to both new and experienced moth recorders.

Species accounts, maps and county lists
This website provides access to species accounts and maps for all the local macro-moths and micro-moths recorded in Dumfries & Galloway . Click the images or buttons below for details.
Covering three Watsonian Vice Counties in SW Scotland. County and Vice-county species lists are available via the links below.
Useful sources of information
Join the Dumfries & Galloway butterflies & moths Facebook group. Aimed at anyone with an interest in butterflies and/or moths in Dumfries & Galloway, and open to everyone, from the complete novice to those with experience and expertise.
'Moth of the Week' posts
News and updates

New VC sightings for 2019 – a request

This is the time of year when Butterfly Conservation in Scotland updates the excellent micro moth distribution…

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Local moth recording facts and figures
verified local records
Proportion of records by Vice County
  • VC72 - Dumfriesshire
  • VC73 - Kirkcudbrightshire
  • VC74 - Wigtownshire
Proportion of macro/micro moths
  • Macros
  • Micros
Proportion of moth records by month

This website would not exist without the combined efforts of numerous volunteers who have given their time freely to research, write, design and update the pages. A quick thank you to those who have contributed…

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