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

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

Hi I have always been interested in nature mostly birds if I'm allowed to mention such creatures here but have recently started to notice moths more and have found your site easy to use and very informative Love the keyword finder Many thanks for making moths accessible Hilary...

Hilary Murphy

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

Bingo I managed to identify my moth having keyworded 'scallop' The Herald Scoliopteryx libatrix mine was indoors in December brightly golden-coloured thank you yours is a really useful and user-friendly website...

Valerie Taylor

Ian I've been using your site for along time it remains a mainstay of my mothing This looks like a landmark update Thanks...

Tony Morris

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