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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.

Magpie (Abraxas grossulariata)
Merveille du Jour
Merveille du Jour (Dichonia aprilina)
Mother of Pearl
Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis)
Oak Hook-tip
Oak Hook-tip (Watsonalla binaria)
Pale Tussock
Pale Tussock (Calliteara pudibunda)
Peach Blossom
Peach Blossom (Thyatira batis)
Peppered Moth
Peppered Moth (Biston betularia)
Pink-barred Sallow
Pink-barred Sallow (Xanthia togata)
Red Underwing
Red Underwing (Catocala nupta)
Riband Wave
Riband Wave (Idaea aversata)
Scalloped Oak
Scalloped Oak (Crocallis elinguaria)
Setaceous Hebrew Character
Setaceous Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum)
Shark (Cucullia umbratica)
Snout (Hypena proboscidalis)
Spectacle (Abrostola tripartita)
Swallow Prominent
Swallow Prominent (Pheosia tremula)
Swallow-tailed Moth
Swallow-tailed Moth (Ourapteryx sambucaria)
White Ermine
White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda)
Willow Beauty
Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria)
Triangle (Heterogenea asella)
Small Grass Emerald
Small Grass Emerald (Chlorissa viridata)
Small Emerald
Small Emerald (Hemistola chrysoprasaria)
Small Eggar
Small Eggar (Eriogaster lanestris)
Six-belted Clearwing
Six-belted Clearwing (Bembecia ichneumoniformis)
Scarce Hook-tip
Scarce Hook-tip (Sabra harpagula)
Scalloped Hook-tip
Scalloped Hook-tip (Falcaria lacertinaria)
Sallow Clearwing
Sallow Clearwing (Synanthedon flaviventris)
Rest Harrow
Rest Harrow (Aplasta ononaria)
Red-tipped Clearwing
Red-tipped Clearwing (Synanthedon formicaeformis)
Pine-tree Lappet
Pine-tree Lappet (Dendrolimus pini)