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

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

Ian Hardy

Thank you for this wonderful website I am impressed with it's clarity and organisation The photos are top-notch and really helpful...

Simi Bignall

Dear Ian no need for a reply but your site is superb easy to navigate excellent info and maps indeed all that anyone with an interest in moths could ever wish for My interest is in day-flying spp...

Jonathan Piers Tyler

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

Hi there Ian i found youe site very useful with the way its set up for identification purposes it took me only a few minutes to sucessfully id a moth ive never seen before a broad hooked moth lovely specimen This moth was found on the east coast of Ireland...

Thomas Garrigan

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