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 2242 of these are illustrated, featuring 7146 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

Bingo I managed to identify my moth having keyworded 'scallop' The Herald Scoliopteryx libatrix mine was indoors in December brightly golden-coloured thank you yours is a really useful and user-friendly website...

Valerie Taylor

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 considered this a brilliant resource when I used it previously but the update is better still...

Jonathan Bye

Brilliant site It helps me tremendously with my identifications Am I right in thinking you are fairly local to me I am in South Lakeland Please keep up the good work All the best bryan...

Bryan Yorke

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

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