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 2268 of these are illustrated, featuring 7330 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 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

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

Hi Just wanted to say thanks for helping me identify an Angle Shades moth that I saw today I went on to the Butterfly Conservation site I am a member but couldn't find it Your site was great Best wishes Mark...

Mark McDonald

This site is really interesting and helpful For a few years I've seen dozens of these little purple moths in my garden and none of my wildlife books could help me identify it It turned out to be Pyrausta purpuralis mystery solved...

Maria

i collect records of moths seen in my garden UK MOTHS is an essential identification aid i use in conjunction with good reference books to verify difficult species Many thanks for that...

Trevor Goodfellow

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