Moth ID Tips with Dr Phil Sterling

Improve your moth identification skills with this online talk series focusing on commonly misidentified moth species, presented by Phil Sterling.

Session 4

In this session Phil talks about the more challenging to distinguish moth species in the Underwing, Rustic, and Tortrix families. He also gives us tips on how to identify Tiger moth caterpillars and an insight into the fascinating lives of web-forming caterpillars.

Watch back the recorded presentation by clicking on the video above. You may also like to download the PDF slides for future reference or note taking purposes.

Also available to download is an FAQ document compiled from all four live events.


This talk series was made possible thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund through the Kent's Magnificent Moths Project.

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Moth ID Tips PDF

Moth ID Tips Session 4 Slides (PDF format)

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Moth ID Tips - Q&A


Useful Links

  • What's Flying Tonight
    An app that uses millions of records to provide an illustrated list of the larger moth species seen at this time of year in your area.

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