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

I considered this a brilliant resource when I used it previously but the update is better still...

Jonathan Bye

Hi Just wanted to say thanks for helping me identify an Angle Shades moth that I saw today I went on to the Butterfly Conservation site I am a member but couldn't find it Your site was great Best wishes Mark...

Mark McDonald

i collect records of moths seen in my garden UK MOTHS is an essential identification aid i use in conjunction with good reference books to verify difficult species Many thanks for that...

Trevor Goodfellow

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...

Jenny Salmon

Saw a beautiful moth butterfly in the garden the other night and again tonight Have now identified it as a 'Jersey Tiger' Thank you your page was very helpful Wallington Surrey SM QT...

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