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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.

Common Heath
Common Heath (Ematurga atomaria)
Currant Clearwing
Currant Clearwing (Synanthedon tipuliformis)
Clouded Buff
Clouded Buff (Diacrisia sannio)
Dew Moth
Dew Moth (Setina irrorella)
Dusky Sallow
Dusky Sallow (Eremobia ochroleuca)
Five-spot Burnet
Five-spot Burnet (Zygaena trifolii)
Fox Moth
Fox Moth (Macrothylacia rubi)
Garden Carpet
Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata)
Grass Rivulet
Grass Rivulet (Perizoma albulata)
Grass Wave
Grass Wave (Perconia strigillaria)
Green Carpet
Green Carpet (Colostygia pectinataria)
Grey Mountain Carpet
Grey Mountain Carpet (Entephria caesiata)
Grey Scalloped Bar
Grey Scalloped Bar (Dyscia fagaria)
Gypsy Moth
Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar)
Haworth's Minor
Haworth's Minor (Celaena haworthii)
Heath Rivulet
Heath Rivulet (Perizoma minorata)
Kentish Glory
Kentish Glory (Endromis versicolora)
Lace Border
Lace Border (Scopula ornata)
Latticed Heath
Latticed Heath (Chiasmia clathrata)
Least Minor
Least Minor (Photedes captiuncula)
Lesser Treble-bar
Lesser Treble-bar (Aplocera efformata)
Light Orange Underwing
Light Orange Underwing (Archiearis notha)
Little Thorn
Little Thorn (Cepphis advenaria)
Manchester Treble-bar
Manchester Treble-bar (Carsia sororiata)
Marbled Clover
Marbled Clover (Heliothis viriplaca)
Mint Moth
Mint Moth (Pyrausta aurata)
Mother Shipton
Mother Shipton (Callistege mi)
Muslin Moth
Muslin Moth (Diaphora mendica)
Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet
Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet (Zygaena lonicerae)
Oak Eggar/Northern Eggar
Oak Eggar/Northern Eggar (Lasiocampa quercus)