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
Grey Mountain Carpet Entephria caesiata

This moth varies in colour from light to dark grey, but the darker central band bordered by... more

Clouded Buff Diacrisia sannio

The clear differences between the male and female of this moth led them to be originally... more

Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor

The adults are pink and green with a streamlined appearance.

Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria

When freshly emerged the green colour of the forewing, combined with the wing markings, help to... more

Acanthopsyche atra Acanthopsyche atra

The male and female moths are markedly different. The male has translucent wings that are... more

Identification of British Moths

Hemaris fuciformis
Ectoedemia quinquella
Idaea subsericeata
Atolmis rubricollis

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Glossary

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