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. Regular users will notice a "slight" change in appearance. Sorry about that!. The site's been using the same design for about 15 years now and I thought it was in need of a facelift.

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 2400 species have been recorded in the British Isles, and currently 2239 of these are illustrated, featuring 7071 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

Great site I am only just getting interested in British moths and have been a bit lost trying to get some basic knowledge especially on identification This site is simple very easy to use effective and readily accessible Excellent...

Malcolm Herbert

Your efforts are appreciated Ian UKMoths remains the No moth identification resource for British moths...

Les Hill

An excellent site and a friendly helpful and informative Facebook account too Thank you...

Peter Sheeran

Wow It is such a shock when a site that you use every day changes and you were not expecting it Just wanted to say well done for putting such a huge amount of work in - only looked at the Oak Eggar so far but it was easy to...

jo poland

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

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