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 2242 of these are illustrated, featuring 7145 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

Delighted to be able to identify an elephant hawk moth I spotted today in Acle Norfolk Your website was brilliant Thank you...

Debbie Bryant

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

Les Hill

Dear Ian no need for a reply but your site is superb easy to navigate excellent info and maps indeed all that anyone with an interest in moths could ever wish for My interest is in day-flying spp...

Jonathan Piers Tyler

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

Thank you for this excellent site I saw a beautiful blue-green moth a couple of nights ago here in Pant Glas Gwynedd of a type I had never seen in enough detail before to identify As I now know having found it on your site it was a Light Emerald...

Frances Voelcker

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