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 2256 of these are illustrated, featuring 7228 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

I like your update I've been using this site for years and it looks great now Thanks you for providing this - I point people to ukmoths to find out more stuff about moths...

Anna Ryder

Brilliant site It helps me tremendously with my identifications Am I right in thinking you are fairly local to me I am in South Lakeland Please keep up the good work All the best bryan...

Bryan Yorke

Hi Just wanted to say thanks for helping me identify an Angle Shades moth that I saw today I went on to the Butterfly Conservation site I am a member but couldn't find it Your site was great Best wishes Mark...

Mark McDonald

I've been catching and photographing the moths that come into the house then letting them go and your website has been invaluable to identifying them Thank you so much...

Gill Smart

Saw an unusual moth sucking nectar from the honeysuckle in my garden - it hovered just like a hummingbird Found your site and it was so easy to identify it Funnily enough it was actually called a Hummingbird Hawk Moth - can't say I have ever seen anything like it...

Susan

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