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Nature in Shetland

Recording nature in Shetland since 1996

Winner of a Shetland Environment Award 2004

Recording Insects
Insect Checklists

Shetland Entomological Group



Lists of all the insect groups studied in Shetland have been added in the Insect Checklists.

The Shetland Entomological Group was established in 1992 to try and encourage an interest in insects. At the moment the Group does not have a formal membership and production of the annual Lepidoptera report is behind schedule. The Group's aims are to:

  • promote the study of insects and entomology within the islands
  • co-ordinate and collect entomological records and those of other terrestrial invertebrates where appropriate
  • co-operate with national and local bodies in entomological studies
  • establish contacts between interested individuals
  • promote a wider interest in the environment via the study of one of the more neglected areas of natural history

The group is currently in abeyance and it's role is performed by SBRC.

Photo - Red Carpet Xanthorhoe decoloraria hethlandica, a common Shetland moth with a distinctive island race Mike Pennington


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