Invertebrates

Skye is an excellent place to look for all manner of invertebrates. With 18 species of butterfly possible, including trickier species such as Large Heath, Dark-green Fritillary and Scotch Argus. Stonechat Bothy is a good spot for all of these species! Phil and Laura are both moth recorders too, and frequently run a moth trap on the croft with a good range of scarcer species, due to the variety of habitats. Famously, Skye has an endemic species of moth, the Talisker Burnet, often found alongside the Transparent Burnet and Six-spot Burnet! Dragonflies and Damselflies do well in the numerous bogs, pools and streams, with many species such as the small Beautiful Demoiselle and large Golden-ringed Dragonfly with very restricted ranges.

 Wildlife Croft list

 Butterflies

Peacock
Painted lady
Red Admiral
Scotch Argus
Small Tortoiseshell
Green-veined White
Common Blue

Dragonflies and Damselflies

Large Red Damselfly
Four-spotted Chaser
Common Blue Damselfly

Moths

14Ghost MothHepialus humuli
16Gold SwiftPhymatopus hecta
18Map-winged SwiftKorscheltellus fusconebulosa
294Aspilapterix tringipennella
424Bird-cherry ErmineYponomeuta evonymella
464Diamond-back MothPlutella xylostella
648White-shouldered House MothEndrosis sarcitrella
663Diurnea fagella
689Agonopterix ciliella
697Agonopterix arenella
701Agonopterix ocellana
936Straw ConchCochylimorpha straminea
970Barred Fruit-tree TortrixPandemis cerasana
1043Acleris aspersana
1053Acleris hastiana
1055Acleris hyemana
1062Acleris emargana
1093Apotomis betuletana
1151Epinotia trigonella
1154Epinotia caprana
1197Marbled BellEucosma campoliliana
1288Twenty Plume mothAlucita hexadactyla
1294Inlaid Grass-veneerCrambus pascuella
1314Pearl-band Grass VeneerCatoptria margaritella
1340Ground-moss GreyEudonia truncicolella
1345Brown China-markElophila nymphaeata
1362Pyrausta purpuralis
1386Anania fuscalis
1388Pale Straw PearlUdea lutealis
1451Pyla fusca
1504Yarrow PlumeGillmeria pallidactyla
1509Brown PlumeStenoptilia pterodactyla
1631December MothPoecilocampa populi
1632Pale EggarTrichiura crataegi
1638Fox MothMacrothylacia rubi
1640DrinkerEuthrix potatoria
1645Scalloped Hook-tipFalcaria lacertinaria
1648Pebble Hook-tipDrepana falcataria
1652Peach BlossomThyatira batis
1657Common LutestringOchropacha duplaris
1659Yellow HornedAchlya flavicornis
1663March MothAlsophila aescularia
1666Large EmeraldGeometra papilionaria
1677Birch MochaCyclophora albipunctata
1702Small Fan-footed WaveIdaea biselata
1713Riband WaveIdaea aversata
1722Flame CarpetXanthorhoe designata
1724Red Twin-spot CarpetXanthorhoe spadicearia
1725Dark-barred Twin-spot CarpetXanthorhoe ferrugata
1727Silver-ground CarpetXantheroe montanata
1728Garden CarpetXanthorhoe fluctuata
1738Common CarpetEpirrhoe alternata
1747StreamerAnticlea derivata
1750Water CarpetLampropteryx suffomata
1752Purple BarCosmorhoe ocellata
1755ChevronEulithis testata
1756Northern SpinachEulithis populata
1758Barred StrawGandaretis pyraliata
1759Small PhoenixEcliptopera silaceata
1760Red-green CarpetChloroclysta siterata
1761Autumn Green CarpetChloroclysta miata
1762Dark Marbled CarpetDysstroma citrata
1764Common Marbled CarpetDysstroma truncata
1768Grey Pine CarpetThera obeliscata
1769Spruce CarpetThera britannica
1773Broken-barred CarpetElectrophaes colylata
1775Mottled GreyColostygia multistrigaria
1776Green CarpetColostygia pectintaria
1777July HighflyerHydriomena furcata
1778May HighflyerHydriomena impluviata
1779Ruddy HighflyerHydriomena ruberata
1797Epirrita spp
1798Small Autumnal MothEpirrita filigrammaria
1799Winter MothOperophtera brumata
1806Pretty PinionPerizoma blandiata
1809Twin-spot CarpetMesotype didymata
1817Foxglove PugEupithecia pulchellata
1830Ling PugEupithecia absinthiata f. goossensiata
1837Grey PugEupithecia subfuscata
1846Narrow-winged PugEupithecia nanata
1851Golden-rod PugEupithecia virgaureata
1862Double-striped PugGymnoscelis rufifasciata
1873Welsh WaveVenusia cambrica
1881Early Tooth StripedTrichopteryx carpinata
1883Yellow-barred BrindleAcasis viretata
1884Magpie MothAbraxas grossulariata
1887Clouded BorderLomaspilis marginata
1889Peacock MothMacaria notata
1893Tawny-barred AngleMacaria liturata
1902Brown Silver-linePetrophora chlorosata
1906Brimstone MothOpisthograptis luteolata
1907Bordered BeautyEpione repandaria
1913Canary-shouldered ThornEnnomos alniaria
1917Early ThornSelenia dentaria
1918Lunar ThornSelenia lunaria
1920Scalloped HazelOdontopera Bidentata
1921Scalloped OakCrocallis elinguaria
1923Feathered ThornColotois pennaria
1926Pale Brindled BeautyPhigalia pilosaria
1931Peppered MothBiston betularia
1933Scarce UmberAgriopis aurantiaria
1934Dotted BorderAgriopis marginaria
1935Mottled UmberErannis defoliaria
1941Mottled BeautyAlcis repandata
1947EngrailedEctropis crepuscularia bistortata
1954Bordered WhiteBupalus piniaria
1955Common White WaveCabera pusaria
1956Common WaveCabera exanthemata
1961Light EmeraldCampaea margaritata
1962Barred RedHylaea fasciaria
1969Grey Scalloped BarDyscia fagaria
1981Poplar Hawk-mothLaothoe populi
1991Elephant Hawk-mothDeilephila Elpenor
1994Buff-tipPhalera bucephala
1997Sallow KittenFurcula furcula
2000Iron ProminentNotodonta dromedarius
2003Pebble ProminentNotodonta ziczac
2006Lesser Swallow ProminentPheosia gnoma
2008Coxcomb ProminentPtilodon capucina
2011Pale ProminentPterostoma palpina
2026VapourerOrygia antiqua
2059Clouded BuffDiacrisia sannio
2060White ErmineSpilosoma lubricipeda
2061Buff ErmineSpilosoma lutea
2064Ruby TigerPhragmatobia fuliginosa
2078Least Black ArchesNola confusalis
2102Flame ShoulderOchropleura plecta
2107Large Yellow UnderwingNuctua pronuba
2109Lesser Yellow UnderwingNoctua comes
2110Broad-bordered Yellow UnderwingNoctua fimbriata
2111Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow UnderwingNoctua janthe
2117Autumnal RusticEugnorisma glareosa
2118True Lover’s KnotLycophotia porphyrea
2120Ingrailed ClayDiarsia mendica
2122Purple ClayDiarsia brunnea
2123Small Square-spotDiarsia rubi
2127Triple-spotted ClayXestia ditripezium
2128Double Square-spotXestia triangulum
2130Dotted ClayXestia baja
2133Six-striped RusticXestia sexstrigata
2134Square-spot RusticXestia xanthographa
2135Heath RusticXestia agathina
2136GothicNaenia typica
2138Green ArchesAnaplectoides prasina
2139Red ChestnutCerastis rubricosa
2147ShearsHada plebeja
2150Grey ArchesPolia nebulosa
2156Beautiful BrocadeLacanobia contigua
2158Pale-shouldered BrocadeLacanobia thalassina
2160Bright-line Brown-eyeLacanobia oleracea
2162Glaucous ShearsPapestra biren
2163Broom MothCeramica pisi
2166CampionSideridis rivuleris
2171Marbled CoronetHadena confusa
2173LychnisHadena bicruris
2176AntlerCerapteryx graminis
2177Hedge RusticTholera cespitis
2186Powdered QuakerOrthosia gracilis
2187Common QuakerOrthosia cerasi
2188Clouded DrabOrthosia incerta
2190Hebrew CharacterOrthosia gothica
2198Smoky WainscotMythimna impura
2216SharkCucullia umbratica
2225Minor Shoulder-knotBrachylomia viminalis
2229Brindled OchreDasypolia templi
2231Northern Deep-brown DartAporophyla lueneburgensis
2232Black RusticAporophyla nigra
2233Golden-rod BrindleXylena solidaginis
2241Red Sword-grassXylena vetusta
2243Early GreyXylocampa areola
2245Green-brindled CrescentAllophyes oxyacanthae
2250Dark BrocadeMniotype adusta
2254Grey ChiAntitype chi
2257Merveille du JourGriposia aprilina
2258ChestnutConistra vaccinii
2263Red-line QuakerAgrochola lota
2264Yellow-line QuakerAgrochola macilenta
2273Pink-barred SallowXanthia togata
2274SallowCirrhia icteritia
2280MillerAcronicta leporina
2284Grey DaggerAcronicta psi
2286Light Knot GrassAcronicta menyanthidis
2288Sweet Gale MothAcronicta cinerea
2289Knot GrassAcronicta rumicis
2302Brown RusticRusina ferruginea
2305Small Angle ShadesEuplexia lucipara
2306Angle ShadesPhlogophora meticulosa
2320SaxonHyppa rectilinea
2321Dark ArchesApamea monoglypha
2326Clouded-bordered BrindleApamea crenata
2330Dusky BrocadeApamea remissa
2334Rustic Shoulder-knotApamea sordens
2340Middle-barred MinorOligia fasciuncula
2343Common Rustic aggMesapamea secalis
2345Small Dotted BuffPhotedes minima
2350Small WainscotDenticucullus pygmina
2360Ear Moth aggAmphipoea oculea agg.
2361Rosy RusticHydraecia micacea
2367Haworth’s MinorCelaena haworthii
2368CrescentHelotropha leucostigma
2425Nut-tree TussockColocasia coryli
2434Burnished BrassDiachrysia chrysitis
2439Gold SpotPlusia festucae
2440Lempke’s Gold SpotPlusia putnami gracilis
2441Silver YAutographa gamma
2442Beautiful Golden YAutographa pulchrina
2444Gold SpangleAutographa bractea
2450SpectacleAbrostola tripartita
2474Straw DotRivula sericealis
2477SnoutHypena proboscidalis
2484Pinion-streaked SnoutSchrankia costaestrigalis
947Yarrow ConchAethes smeathmanniana
1655Poplar LutestringTethea or
2114Double DartGraphiphora augur
1201Hoary BellEucosma cana
1637Northern EggarLasiocampa quercus callunae