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

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

Thanks for such a clear site and so easy to use I've tried many hoping to identify what I now know is a Jersey Tiger Moth I have seen in the last few days SE London I couldn't locate it on any site until I put in the key colours...

Sandra

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

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

Great website and the top twenty moths ID is a great idea it helped me and my sons identify an angle shades we found Many thanks...

Nick Webb

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