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

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A most interesting site to browse as well as enabling me to identify moths i have taken photos of...

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A brilliant site where would we be without it one of my first points of reference...

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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

Very useful site I have found out what moth I have found as a crystalist I have keep it in a safe place till it formed to this beautiful moth It as not yet tried to fly yet Going to search sites to find if I can find out how...

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