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 2243 of these are illustrated, featuring 7148 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

Thank you for this excellent site I saw a beautiful blue-green moth a couple of nights ago here in Pant Glas Gwynedd of a type I had never seen in enough detail before to identify As I now know having found it on your site it was a Light Emerald...

Frances Voelcker

Delighted to be able to identify an elephant hawk moth I spotted today in Acle Norfolk Your website was brilliant Thank you...

Debbie Bryant

Fantastic website to help me identify the beautiful moths I see around our home Thank you for putting it together to help people like me...

Jennie Weller-Poley

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

An excellent site and a friendly helpful and informative Facebook account too Thank you...

Peter Sheeran

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