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
Evergestis pallidata Evergestis pallidata

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

Latticed Heath Semiothisa clathrata

Often rests with its wings held butterfly-like closed over its back. The wings usually have a... more

Acleris literana Acleris literana

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

Antler Moth Cerapteryx graminis

This distinctive moth is distinguished by its cream, antler-shaped mark which varies in size on... more

Spectacle Moth Abrostola tripartita

When viewed from the front there is a grey shape like a pair of spectacles visible on the thorax... more

Identification of British Moths

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Title Description
Tubercle Any hairless projection on a pupa or larva.