Welcome to UKmoths, your online guide to the moths of Great Britain and Ireland

About the UKMoths Website

Welcome to UKMoths, your online guide to the moths of Great Britain and Ireland. UKMoths has been providing identification help and information about Britain's moths for over 15 years.


What's UKMoths all about?

Traditionally, moth fieldguides have concentrated on the so-called "macro-moths", of which there are around 800 regular species. To study all of Britain's species incuding the often very interesting microlepidoptera, requires an expensive library of reference material.

The ultimate idea of the site was to illustrate as many species of British moths as possible and to provide this information in an accessible format. Over 2500 species have been recorded in the British Isles, and currently 2246 of these are illustrated, featuring 7158 photographs.

If you have good quality photos of British moths or lifecycle stages not yet featured on UKMoths and would like to contribute, please check the guidelines for contributors.

What UKMoths visitors are saying

Great site I am only just getting interested in British moths and have been a bit lost trying to get some basic knowledge especially on identification This site is simple very easy to use effective and readily accessible Excellent...

Malcolm Herbert

Hi there Ian i found youe site very useful with the way its set up for identification purposes it took me only a few minutes to sucessfully id a moth ive never seen before a broad hooked moth lovely specimen This moth was found on the east coast of Ireland...

Thomas Garrigan

A superb resource for an amateur moth recorder like myself I have used this site for over years now and always go to it to confirm a species even out in the field when I can only remember the first two letters of the micro moth I have in front...

Ben Sale

Great website and the top twenty moths ID is a great idea it helped me and my sons identify an angle shades we found Many thanks...

Nick Webb

This website is great Every time I come across a moth I always find it here even if sometimes by the vaguest keywords possible I love it...

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