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
Cyclamen Tortrix Clepsis spectrana

This is a very variable species with the colours ranging from a creamy yellow colour through to... 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

Depressaria emeritella Depressaria emeritella

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

Acleris logiana Acleris logiana

This moth was thought to only inhabit the Birch woods of the Scottish Highlands, it has now... more

Agapeta zoegana Agapeta zoegana

It flies from dusk into the night, and is attracted to light. The flight period is from May to... more

Identification of British Moths

Autographa gamma
Phlyctaenia coronata
Cyclophora linearia
Batia unitella

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Glossary

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