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Here are some of the more common species of moth you may find in the UK. You can set or adjust your search criteria in the left hand column below. If you know what moth you would like more information on, use our moth A to Z.

Angle Shades
Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa)
Blood-vein
Blood-vein (Timandra comae)
Bright-line Brown-eye
Bright-line Brown-eye (Lacanobia oleracea)
Brimstone Moth
Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)
Buff Arches
Buff Arches (Habrosyne pyritoides)
Buff Ermine
Buff Ermine (Spilosoma luteum)
Buff-tip
Buff-tip (Phalera bucephala)
Burnished Brass
Burnished Brass (Diachrysia chrysitis)
Canary-shouldered Thorn
Canary-shouldered Thorn (Ennomos alniaria)
Chinese Character
Chinese Character (Cilix glaucata)
Clouded Silver
Clouded Silver (Lomographa temerata)
Common Footman
Common Footman (Eilema lurideola)
Common Rustic
Common Rustic (Mesapamea secalis)
Common Swift
Common Swift (Hepialus lupulinus)
Dark Arches
Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha)
Dot Moth
Dot Moth (Melanchra persicariae)
Drinker
Drinker (Euthrix potatoria)
Early Grey
Early Grey (Xylocampa areola)
Flame Shoulder
Flame Shoulder (Ochropleura plecta)
Flame
Flame (Axylia putris)
Foxglove Pug
Foxglove Pug (Eupithecia pulchellata)
Frosted Orange
Frosted Orange (Gortyna flavago)
Green Silver-lines
Green Silver-lines (Pseudoips prasinana)
Grey Dagger
Grey Dagger (Acronicta psi)
Heart and Dart
Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis)
Herald
Herald (Scoliopteryx libatrix)
Lackey
Lackey (Malacosoma neustria)
Large Yellow Underwing
Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)
Light Brown Apple Moth
Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana)
Light Emerald
Light Emerald (Campaea margaritata)