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 2247 of these are illustrated, featuring 7163 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 great generous site dedicated to an under-loved and dwindling species...

Peter

Hi I have always been interested in nature mostly birds if I'm allowed to mention such creatures here but have recently started to notice moths more and have found your site easy to use and very informative Love the keyword finder Many thanks for making moths accessible Hilary...

Hilary Murphy

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

Nick Carter

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

This site is really interesting and helpful For a few years I've seen dozens of these little purple moths in my garden and none of my wildlife books could help me identify it It turned out to be Pyrausta purpuralis mystery solved...

Maria

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