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. Regular users will notice a "slight" change in appearance. Sorry about that!. The site's been using the same design for about 15 years now and I thought it was in need of a facelift.


What's it 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 2400 species have been recorded in the British Isles, and currently 2232 of these are illustrated, featuring 7011 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

Ian I've been using your site for along time it remains a mainstay of my mothing This looks like a landmark update Thanks...

Tony Morris

Thanks for such an easy to use and informative site Had never seen a Jersey Tiger in my SE London garden before...

Bryan Symons

Thank you so much for all the hard work that has been put into this website I've been using this website religiously alongside Chris Manley's British moths and butterflies book in an attempt to identify the moths caught in my back garden for my third year dissertation project It has...

Matthew Payne

Very useful website - I have a book on butterflies and moths but it is not always easy to identify them from the pictures I have seen my first stunning Swallowtail and a Herald looking for more now...

Pippa

Simply want to say how useful this guide is for an amateur like me Ants are my speciality but Lepidoptera are so lovely and by comparison a lot easier to identify...

Bryan Thomas Jones

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