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
Dew Moth Setina irrorella

An unmistakeable moth due to its colouration and the configuration of markings. Can vary in... more

Chinese Character Cilix glaucata

Lacks hooked wing-tips.

Least Minor Photedes captiuncula

The male is smaller than the female with a less distinct central cross band. The male is similar... more

Gold Spangle Autographa bractea

Forewing is plain, dark-reddish clouded with dull pinkish brown or sometimes greyish-brown.... more

Evergestis pallidata Evergestis pallidata

A fairly distinctive moth with pale creamy wings laced with dark brown markings.

Identification of British Moths

Clostera curtula
Rheumaptera hastata
Celypha lacunana
Thera obeliscata

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Glossary

Title Description
Postnatal seta Any of the hairs present on second-stage and older butterfly and moth larvae that are absent on first-stage larvae.