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 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 2400 species have been recorded in the British Isles, and currently 2233 of these are illustrated, featuring 7020 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

An amazing site and very helpful in the identifiation of a moth I'd never seen before Turns out to be common but yesterday the first time in my years I'd seen a Canary Shouldered Thorn What an amazing moth And this site has piqued my interest so I'll be looking...

Richard Crookston

Brilliant site invaluable for people new to moths I've been using it for a while now to identify the occasional day-flying moths I've come across but have now succumbed to a moth trap The variety found in my garden is fascinating Your keyword search is very helpful and has enabled...

New moth-er

i collect records of moths seen in my garden UK MOTHS is an essential identification aid i use in conjunction with good reference books to verify difficult species Many thanks for that...

Trevor Goodfellow

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

I am new to moth watching this year and had to ask for help on Twitter as regards to identifying the moths in my trap One friend posted a link to this site now it's my primary ID tool Love the keyword search I am stunned by the varieties of...

Sarah Courtney

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