UKMoths: your guide to the moths of Great Britain and Ireland
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Shaded Broad-bar  Scotopteryx chenopodiata

Shaded Broad-bar Scotopteryx chenopodiata

(Photo © Sandra Standbridge)


Welcome to UKMoths, your online guide to the moths of Great Britain and Ireland.

Traditionally, moth fieldguides have concentrated on the so-called "macro-moths", of which there are around 800 regular British species. To study all of Britain's species including the often very interesting microlepidoptera, requires an expensive library of reference material.

The aim of this site is 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 2218 of these are illustrated, featuring 6891 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.

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Found an unusual moth? Don't know where to start looking? Try the beginner's top 20, the 20 most commonly requested identifications, or check out the Keyword search

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