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
Blood-vein Timandra comae

Background colour variable cream to pale grey. Vein pink or purple, can vary in thickness.

Grey Scalloped Bar Dyscia fagaria

The colour of the wings varies with habitat. Moths in upland areas tend to be whiter and those... more

Ectoedemia quinquella Ectoedemia quinquella

This is a rare moth, found mainly in the south-east of England. The picture shows the first... more

Acleris lipsiana Acleris lipsiana

Occurs locally on high moorland and mountainous regions of Scotland and England.

Batia unitella Batia unitella

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Identification of British Moths

Acronicta rumicis
Ourapteryx sambucaria
Thera cupressata
Acronicta psi

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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.