Magpie (Robert Thompson)

More information


The 'About Moths' section has lots of information about these fascinating creatures, available through the links on the left. Further details (and beautiful images) are in our colourful leaflets, which can be downloaded from the list below.

The leaflets on garden moths, day-flying moths and caterpillars contain many colourful photographs and are very useful for identifying the species you are most likely to come across. (Please be aware that all these leaflets are large files and so may take some time to download.)


Moths an IntroductionGarden MothsDay-flying mothsCaterpillarsAll about Moths

You can also download our fact sheets on:

How to start mothing

Identifying moths

Lives of moths

Conservation of moths


Detailed information on what is happening to the populations of our common moths is available by downloading our report on recent research findings:

The State of Britain's Larger Moths 2013


Scientific papers from the Moths Count team:

Review of moths as pollinators (2014, Ecological Entomology)

Long-term terms of GB moths (2014, Journal of Applied Ecology)

Review of causes of moth declines (2013, Insect Conservation and Diversity)


For identification guides and other books on moths, see the booklist in the bibliography section through the link on the left.