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 2256 of these are illustrated, featuring 7228 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

Your efforts are appreciated Ian UKMoths remains the No moth identification resource for British moths...

Les Hill

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

Very useful website - I have a book on butterflies and moths but it is not always easy to identify them from the pictures I have seen my first stunning Swallowtail and a Herald looking for more now...

Pippa

This website is great Every time I come across a moth I always find it here even if sometimes by the vaguest keywords possible I love it...

Sophie

Just found your very lovely website which I am going to be coming back to lots now that my interest in moths is blossoming...

Victor Trevor

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