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 2255 of these are illustrated, featuring 7221 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

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

Jonathan Bye

A superb resource for an amateur moth recorder like myself I have used this site for over years now and always go to it to confirm a species even out in the field when I can only remember the first two letters of the micro moth I have in front...

Ben Sale

I like your update I've been using this site for years and it looks great now Thanks you for providing this - I point people to ukmoths to find out more stuff about moths...

Anna Ryder

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

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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