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 Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata

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

Least Minor Photedes captiuncula

The male is smaller than the female with a less distinct central cross band. The male is similar... more

Clouded Buff Diacrisia sannio

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

Gypsy Moth Lymantria dispar

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

Chimney Sweeper Odezia atrata

This distinctive moth has sometimes been mistaken for the Small Blue butterfly. It rarely varies... more

Identification of British Moths

Comibaena bajularia
Thera obeliscata
Apeira syringaria
Pseudococcyx posticana

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Glossary

Title Description
Postnatal seta Any of the hairs present on second-stage and older butterfly and moth larvae that are absent on first-stage larvae.