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
Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana

An extremely variable species.

Gypsy Moth Lymantria dispar

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

Galium Carpet Epirrhoe galiata

The leading edge of the forewing of this moth is slightly concave in the middle, a feature which... more

Gold Spangle Autographa bractea

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

Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata

This moth can resemble the Galium Carpet, which has more pointed forewings and more distinct... more

Identification of British Moths

Caloptilia syringella
Epiblema cynosbatella
Eudonia angustea
Argyresthia goedartella

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Glossary

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