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 2264 of these are illustrated, featuring 7291 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

Really appreciate your website and the Facebook page too Thanks...

Dean Fryer-Saxby

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

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

A great generous site dedicated to an under-loved and dwindling species...

Peter

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