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

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

Hi Ian I have used this site a few times and have found it to be most useful Thanks Ian Hardy...

Ian Hardy

Dear colleagues I am here by chance as a hydrobiologist I checked some info for water larvae but I can't leave these very interesting pages I am delighted with your site Many thanks for your excellent job LN...

Liubov Nagorskaya

Your efforts are appreciated Ian UKMoths remains the No moth identification resource for British moths...

Les Hill

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...

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