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 2242 of these are illustrated, featuring 7145 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

An amazing site and very helpful in the identifiation of a moth I'd never seen before Turns out to be common but yesterday the first time in my years I'd seen a Canary Shouldered Thorn What an amazing moth And this site has piqued my interest so I'll be looking...

Richard Crookston

Thank you so much for all the hard work that has been put into this website I've been using this website religiously alongside Chris Manley's British moths and butterflies book in an attempt to identify the moths caught in my back garden for my third year dissertation project It has...

Matthew Payne

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

Nick Carter

Hi there Ian i found youe site very useful with the way its set up for identification purposes it took me only a few minutes to sucessfully id a moth ive never seen before a broad hooked moth lovely specimen This moth was found on the east coast of Ireland...

Thomas Garrigan

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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