Identify a moth

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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.

Pretty Pinion
Pretty Pinion (Perizoma blandiata)
Purple-bordered Gold
Purple-bordered Gold (Idaea muricata)
Rannoch Brindled Beauty
Rannoch Brindled Beauty (Lycia lapponaria)
Rannoch Looper
Rannoch Looper (Itame brunneata)
Red-necked Footman
Red-necked Footman (Atolmis rubricollis)
Ruby Tiger
Ruby Tiger (Phragmatobia fuliginosa)
Scarce Forester
Scarce Forester (Jordanita globulariae)
Scarce Vapourer
Scarce Vapourer (Orgyia recens)
Scarlet Tiger
Scarlet Tiger (Callimorpha dominula)
Scotch Annulet
Scotch Annulet (Gnophos obfuscatus)
Shaded Broad-bar
Shaded Broad-bar (Scotopteryx chenopodiata)
Silurian (Eriopygodes imbecilla)
Silver Barred
Silver Barred (Deltote bankiana)
Silver Y
Silver Y (Autographa gamma)
Silver-ground Carpet
Silver-ground Carpet (Xanthorhoe montanata)
Six-spot Burnet
Six-spot Burnet (Zygaena filipendulae)
Small Purple-barred
Small Purple-barred (Phytometra viridari)
Small White Wave
Small White Wave (Asthena albulata)
Speckled Yellow
Speckled Yellow (Pseudopanthera macularia)
Striped Twin-spot Carpet
Striped Twin-spot Carpet (Nebula salicata)
Transparent Burnet
Transparent Burnet (Zygaena purpuralis)
Treble-bar (Aplocera plagiata)
True Lover's Knot
True Lover's Knot (Lycophotia porphyrea)
Yellow Belle
Yellow Belle (Aspitates ochrearia)
Yellow Shell
Yellow Shell (Camptogramma bilineata)
Yellow-ringed Carpet
Yellow-ringed Carpet (Entephria flavicinctata)
Brown Silver-line
Brown Silver-line (Petrophora chlorosata)
Orange Underwing
Orange Underwing (Archiearis parthenias)
Blue-bordered Carpet
Blue-bordered Carpet (Plemyria rubiginata)
Cloaked Minor
Cloaked Minor (Mesoligia furuncula)