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 it 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 2231 of these are illustrated, featuring 7005 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

Ian I've been using your site for along time it remains a mainstay of my mothing This looks like a landmark update Thanks...

Tony Morris

Great website and the top twenty moths ID is a great idea it helped me and my sons identify an angle shades we found Many thanks...

Nick Webb

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

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

Saw an unusual moth sucking nectar from the honeysuckle in my garden - it hovered just like a hummingbird Found your site and it was so easy to identify it Funnily enough it was actually called a Hummingbird Hawk Moth - can't say I have ever seen anything like it...

Susan

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