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
Depressaria emeritella Depressaria emeritella

It seems unlikely that this species occurs or has occurred in Britain, although it is found... more

Acroclita subsequana Acroclita subsequana

Proposed as a future Red Data Book species, this moth occurs on beaches in parts of southern... more

5 Spot Burnet Zygaena trifolii

A mainly black and red moth, although the black markings can have a greenish sheen in sunlight... more

Acleris holmiana Acleris holmiana

Apart from the far north of Britain, this moth is fairly common, flying from July through August... more

Heath Rivulet Perizoma minorata

Superficially similar to the Barred Carpet, although the Heath Rivulet is generally smaller and... more

Identification of British Moths

Agrotis clavis
Pasiphila rectangulata
Catoptria pinella
Euplagia quadripunctaria

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Glossary

Title Description
Primary seta Any of the hairs (setae) present on nearly all butterflies and moth first-stage larvae.