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 2247 of these are illustrated, featuring 7163 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

I've been catching and photographing the moths that come into the house then letting them go and your website has been invaluable to identifying them Thank you so much...

Gill Smart

Totally wonderful site You have helped me identify species I am a total novice but learning fairly rapidly despite advancing years If I can't find it in my reference books you are always my first and only choice Thank you seems far to small a thing to say but THANK...

ErnGarner

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

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

Bryan Symons

Just found your brilliant resource For a non-specialist the keywording is great and enabled me to ID the numerous moths that have been appearing over the past three weeks in my home office towards dusk The Brown House-moth fits the bill exactly...

Tony Gale

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