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 2259 of these are illustrated, featuring 7246 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

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

Thanks for such an easy to use and informative site Had never seen a Jersey Tiger in my SE London garden before...

Bryan Symons

I found this site a couple of years ago and usually turn to it first if I find a moth that I don't recognise which is most of them So far I have managed to identify most of my finds through the keyword search - brilliant...

Jan Mills

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

Dean Fryer-Saxby

Dear colleagues I am here by chance as a hydrobiologist I checked some info for water larvae but I can't leave these very interesting pages I am delighted with your site Many thanks for your excellent job LN...

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