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 2249 of these are illustrated, featuring 7178 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

Really useful site thank you Just identified a privet hawk moth using your beginners guide twenty most common species section Great photos...

Catherine Dunn

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

Great site I am only just getting interested in British moths and have been a bit lost trying to get some basic knowledge especially on identification This site is simple very easy to use effective and readily accessible Excellent...

Malcolm Herbert

Thanks for such a clear site and so easy to use I've tried many hoping to identify what I now know is a Jersey Tiger Moth I have seen in the last few days SE London I couldn't locate it on any site until I put in the key colours...

Sandra

Hi there Ian i found youe site very useful with the way its set up for identification purposes it took me only a few minutes to sucessfully id a moth ive never seen before a broad hooked moth lovely specimen This moth was found on the east coast of Ireland...

Thomas Garrigan

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