Background colour variable cream to pale grey. Vein pink or purple, can vary in thickness.
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|
|Humming-bird Hawk-moth||Macroglossum stellatarum||
This very swift flying moth is often reported as a hummingbird. The orange brown hindwing,... more
|Northern Eggar||Lasiocampa quercus form callunae||
Male forewing is a rich deep brown with a white central spot and a broad pale band. The female... more
|Acleris hastiana||Acleris hastiana||
This moth is probably the most variable Tortix moth and has numerous named forms, some of them... more
|Acleris emargana||Acleris emargana||
This species has a distinctive outline created by the hooked and notched forewings.
|Heath Rivulet||Perizoma minorata||
Superficially similar to the Barred Carpet, although the Heath Rivulet is generally smaller and... more