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

Hi Ian I have used this site a few times and have found it to be most useful Thanks Ian Hardy...

Ian Hardy

Using the keyword search on your excellent website I was able to identify a Gold Spot moth which I found attached to a T-shirt on the washing line I was surprised to read though that this likes damp reedy places - we are in the middle of arable land in...

Beatrice McGlen

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

Thank you so much for all the hard work that has been put into this website I've been using this website religiously alongside Chris Manley's British moths and butterflies book in an attempt to identify the moths caught in my back garden for my third year dissertation project It has...

Matthew Payne

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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