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 2243 of these are illustrated, featuring 7148 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

Delighted to be able to identify an elephant hawk moth I spotted today in Acle Norfolk Your website was brilliant Thank you...

Debbie Bryant

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

I am in awe at the scope the breadth and the realization of your website Congratulations to all involved The photos are inspiring I live now in central France where the hummingbird hawk moth is a frequent visitor to our garden One particular specimen was rather darker and had a...

Keith Toms

Dear Ian no need for a reply but your site is superb easy to navigate excellent info and maps indeed all that anyone with an interest in moths could ever wish for My interest is in day-flying spp...

Jonathan Piers Tyler

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

Jonathan Bye

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