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 2239 of these are illustrated, featuring 7071 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

Very useful site I have found out what moth I have found as a crystalist I have keep it in a safe place till it formed to this beautiful moth It as not yet tried to fly yet Going to search sites to find if I can find out how...

Jenny Salmon

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

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

I found this site a couple of years ago and usually turn to it first if I find a moth that I don't recognise which is most of them So far I have managed to identify most of my finds through the keyword search - brilliant...

Jan Mills

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...


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