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 2276 of these are illustrated, featuring 7374 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

Simply want to say how useful this guide is for an amateur like me Ants are my speciality but Lepidoptera are so lovely and by comparison a lot easier to identify...

Bryan Thomas Jones

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

Very useful site I have found out what moth I have found as a crystalist I have keep it in a safe place till it formed to this beautiful moth It as not yet tried to fly yet Going to search sites to find if I can find out how...

Jenny Salmon

Really useful site thank you Just identified a privet hawk moth using your beginners guide twenty most common species section Great photos...

Catherine Dunn

Thank you for this excellent site I saw a beautiful blue-green moth a couple of nights ago here in Pant Glas Gwynedd of a type I had never seen in enough detail before to identify As I now know having found it on your site it was a Light Emerald...

Frances Voelcker

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