Moth IDs


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Wing & body parts         Noctuids             Geometers          Other macros             Glossary       

The moths Click a green button for names and large pictures of all moths in that section or
                          
Click a thumbnail for detailed differences between species.

Geometers (family Geometridae)mainly have thin bodies and wide triangular wings. They rest like butterflies with wings out flat or sometimes together above their body.

Macro moths other than Noctuids and Geometers

Identifying difficult common species using photos and simple observation of the adult moths


About this Website Waves Carpets Thorns Pugs Underwings Hebrew Character Darts Coronets Quakers etc Crambinae Pyraustas etc Footmen Agonopterix etc

Waves

Carpets

Pugs

Thorns

Beauties

Beauties

Blood-veins

Other Geometers Other Geometers Other Geometers

Maidens’s Blush

Other Geometers

Peacocks

Treble Bars

Noctuids (Family Noctuidae) mainly have thick bodies and are strong flyers. Most fly at night. They rest with forewings flat together - covering their hindwings.

Darts

Yellow Underwings

Hebrew Characters

Rustics

Rustics, etc.

Coronets

Quakers


     Tortrix moths          Other micros    

Tortrix moths (family Tortricidae). A very large family of micromoths - most have wide forewings compared with other micros.

Acleris

Acleris

‘Micro-moths’ is a loose grouping of small moths. This section contains all micros except the Tortrix moths.

Agonopterix

Veneers

Pyraustas

Footmen

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Other Noctuids

Clay


Other Noctuids

Silver lines

Acleris

Acleris

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Agapeta

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Pandemis

Archips

Umbers

Umbers

Other Micros

Plume Moths

Sallows

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Sallows

Chestnuts

Chestnuts

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Wainscots

Wainscots