British Moths

British Moths on Wild About Britain include the latest British moth news, hundreds of UK moth photos in our gallery, lots of conversations in our moth forums, a directory of moth-related organisations and websites, as well as a big reference encyclopedia with information on UK species from the Scarce Dagger and the Spanish Carpet to the Scotch Burnet and The Phoenix

Encyclopedia of British Moths

Common Name Scientific Name Description
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata

Similar to the Galium Carpet, but the central band across the wings is narrower with more... more

Acleris literana Acleris literana

This is a very variable species with many different forms but all have a pale green colour with... more

Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa

A variable species, with individuals ranging from yellowish orange to dark brown. The darker... more

Gypsy Moth Lymantria dispar

The female is superficially similar to the Black Arches but the latter species is smaller with... more

Cistus Forester Adscita geryon

One of three similar species, this iridescent green moth can be difficult to distinguish from... more

Identification of British Moths

Perizoma flavofasciata
Acleris variegana
Acleris holmiana
Agrius convolvuli

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Tubercle Any hairless projection on a pupa or larva.