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 2239 of these are illustrated, featuring 7098 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

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

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

Saw an unusual moth sucking nectar from the honeysuckle in my garden - it hovered just like a hummingbird Found your site and it was so easy to identify it Funnily enough it was actually called a Hummingbird Hawk Moth - can't say I have ever seen anything like it...

Susan

I am new to moth watching this year and had to ask for help on Twitter as regards to identifying the moths in my trap One friend posted a link to this site now it's my primary ID tool Love the keyword search I am stunned by the varieties of...

Sarah Courtney

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