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 7215 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

Just found your brilliant resource For a non-specialist the keywording is great and enabled me to ID the numerous moths that have been appearing over the past three weeks in my home office towards dusk The Brown House-moth fits the bill exactly...

Tony Gale

A brilliant site where would we be without it one of my first points of reference...

Nick Carter

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

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...

Liubov Nagorskaya

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

Jonathan Bye

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