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 2239 of these are illustrated, featuring 7098 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 just wanted to thank you for this site - I've developed a mild obsession with working out what the moths that fly into the house at night are and this is invaluable Thank you...

Gill Smart

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

A superb resource for an amateur moth recorder like myself I have used this site for over years now and always go to it to confirm a species even out in the field when I can only remember the first two letters of the micro moth I have in front...

Ben Sale

Using the keyword search on your excellent website I was able to identify a Gold Spot moth which I found attached to a T-shirt on the washing line I was surprised to read though that this likes damp reedy places - we are in the middle of arable land in...

Beatrice McGlen

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

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