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 7146 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

Simply want to say how useful this guide is for an amateur like me Ants are my speciality but Lepidoptera are so lovely and by comparison a lot easier to identify...

Bryan Thomas Jones

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 It helps me tremendously with my identifications Am I right in thinking you are fairly local to me I am in South Lakeland Please keep up the good work All the best bryan...

Bryan Yorke

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 great generous site dedicated to an under-loved and dwindling species...

Peter

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