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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.

Pebble Hook-tip
Pebble Hook-tip (Drepana falcataria )
Pale Eggar
Pale Eggar (Trichiura crataegi)
Black Arches
Black Arches (Lymantria monacha)
Blotched Emerald
Blotched Emerald (Comibaena bajularia)
Clouded Border
Clouded Border (Lomaspilis marginata)
Common Emerald
Common Emerald (Hemithea aestivaria)
December Moth
December Moth (Poecilocampa populi)
Essex Emerald
Essex Emerald (Thetidia smaragdaria)
Ghost Moth
Ghost Moth (Hepialus humuli humuli)
Festoon
Festoon (Apoda limacodes)
Goat Moth
Goat Moth (Cossus cossus)
Gold Swift
Gold Swift (Hepialus hecta)
Grass Eggar / Pale Grass Eggar
Grass Eggar / Pale Grass Eggar (Lasiocampa trifolii)
Grass Emerald
Grass Emerald (Pseudoterpna pruinata)
Hornet Moth
Hornet Moth (Sesia apiformis)
Lappet
Lappet (Gastropacha quercifolia)
Large Emerald
Large Emerald (Geometra papilionaria)
Leopard Moth
Leopard Moth (Zeuzera pyrina)
Maiden's Blush
Maiden's Blush (Cyclophora punctaria)
Map-winged Swift
Map-winged Swift (Hepialus fusconebulosa)
Orange Swift
Orange Swift (Hepialus sylvina)
Dingy Mocha
Dingy Mocha (Cyclophora pendularia)
Common Lutestring
Common Lutestring (Ochropacha duplaris)
Figure of Eighty
Figure of Eighty (Tethea ocularis)
Frosted Green
Frosted Green (Polyploca ridens)
Oak Lutestring
Oak Lutestring (Cymatophorima diluta)
Poplar Lutestring
Poplar Lutestring (Tethea or or)
Satin Lutestring
Satin Lutestring (Tetheella fluctuosa)
Yellow Horned
Yellow Horned (Achlya flavicornis)
March Moth
March Moth (Alsophilia aescularia)