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About moths

Poplar hawk-moth, Laothoe populi

Moths include macro moths and micro moths.

Moths, along with butterflies, form the group called Lepidoptera. They are mostly nocturnal and drab in colour, although there are several species that are more brightly coloured and some that fly during the day.

Moths usually rest with their wings flat against the surface they have landed on or with the wings held over the body like a tent. In most cases the antennae are simple, not feathered, and don.t end in a noticeable club. Their larvae are commonly known as caterpillars.

Number of UK species: about 2500

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Re: Please Identify 4 hours ago by SeaRayz SeaRayz
Re: Moth ID 21 hours ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Moths in the house identity 1 day ago by SeaRayz SeaRayz
Re: Moth ID 1 day ago by will will
Re: Diurnea fagella? 1 day ago by weevil87 weevil87
Re: Small moth with orange head 2 days ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Geometridae - Larentiinae to ID 1 week ago by Marcello Consolo Marcello Consolo
Re: Codling moth? 2 weeks ago by weevil87 weevil87
Re: Moth ID 3 weeks ago by will will
Re: Moth ID 4 weeks ago by will will
Re: Moth in Northern Cota Rica 1 month ago by Raddes Raddes
Re: Orthosia gothica ♀? 1 month ago by Marcello Consolo Marcello Consolo
Re: Amblyptilia? 1 month ago by Marcello Consolo Marcello Consolo
Re: Agriphila selasella? 1 month ago by Marcello Consolo Marcello Consolo
Re: Possible Tiger moth for id please 2 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Greek moths for ID please . 3 months ago by TORCROSS TORCROSS
Re: Moth ID 3 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Agriphila selasella? 3 months ago by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Moth to ID 3 months ago by Marcello Consolo Marcello Consolo
Re: Can anyone ID this Larva pls 3 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Can anyone provide an ID for this macro? 4 months ago by wolvesjeff wolvesjeff
Re: several moth ID's required please? 4 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Can anyone ID this micro moth please? 4 months ago by wolvesjeff wolvesjeff
Re: Moth ID 5 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: 2 Moths 5 months ago by will will
Re: Moth ID 5 months ago by will will
Re: small house moths 6 months ago by SeaRayz SeaRayz
Re: Greek moths for ID please . 6 months ago by TORCROSS TORCROSS
Re: Moth identification - 1 from Mallorca, 2 from UK 6 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Catarhoe cuculata 6 months ago by Marcello Consolo Marcello Consolo

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