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 2276 of these are illustrated, featuring 7374 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

Hi What a great site you have your keyword search is brilliant and allowed me to quickly identify the moth I found in my garden today He was a friendly fellow I picked him up to move him away from my dog who'll eat anything that moves He didn't want...

Kerry Porter

Using the keyword search on your excellent website I was able to identify a Gold Spot moth which I found attached to a T-shirt on the washing line I was surprised to read though that this likes damp reedy places - we are in the middle of arable land in...

Beatrice McGlen

Brilliant site invaluable for people new to moths I've been using it for a while now to identify the occasional day-flying moths I've come across but have now succumbed to a moth trap The variety found in my garden is fascinating Your keyword search is very helpful and has enabled...

New moth-er

I just wanted to thank you for this site - I've developed a mild obsession with working out what the moths that fly into the house at night are and this is invaluable Thank you...

Gill Smart

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

Nick Carter

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