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

Thanks for such an easy to use and informative site Had never seen a Jersey Tiger in my SE London garden before...

Bryan Symons

I found this site a couple of years ago and usually turn to it first if I find a moth that I don't recognise which is most of them So far I have managed to identify most of my finds through the keyword search - brilliant...

Jan Mills

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

Brilliant site invaluable for people new to moths I've been using it for a while now to identify the occasional day-flying moths I've come across but have now succumbed to a moth trap The variety found in my garden is fascinating Your keyword search is very helpful and has enabled...

New moth-er

Saw a beautiful moth butterfly in the garden the other night and again tonight Have now identified it as a 'Jersey Tiger' Thank you your page was very helpful Wallington Surrey SM QT...

Hazel Lloyd

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