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

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

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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

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

Les Hill

A great generous site dedicated to an under-loved and dwindling species...


I am in awe at the scope the breadth and the realization of your website Congratulations to all involved The photos are inspiring I live now in central France where the hummingbird hawk moth is a frequent visitor to our garden One particular specimen was rather darker and had a...

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