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. Regular users will notice a "slight" change in appearance. Sorry about that!. The site's been using the same design for about 15 years now and I thought it was in need of a facelift.


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 2400 species have been recorded in the British Isles, and currently 2239 of these are illustrated, featuring 7071 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

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

I've been catching and photographing the moths that come into the house then letting them go and your website has been invaluable to identifying them Thank you so much...

Gill Smart

Hi What a great site you have your keyword search is brilliant and allowed me to quickly identify the moth I found in my garden today He was a friendly fellow I picked him up to move him away from my dog who'll eat anything that moves He didn't want...

Kerry Porter

Very useful website - I have a book on butterflies and moths but it is not always easy to identify them from the pictures I have seen my first stunning Swallowtail and a Herald looking for more now...

Pippa

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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