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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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Moth identification 1 week ago by LECTURES LECTURES
Re: Can anyone provide an ID for this moth please? 1 month ago by wolvesjeff wolvesjeff
Re: 1 more Costa Rican moth for ID. 3 months ago by TORCROSS TORCROSS
Re: Can anyone provide an ID for this moth? 3 months ago by wolvesjeff wolvesjeff
Re: 3 Moths from Costa Rica for ID. 3 months ago by TORCROSS TORCROSS
Re: Moth ID 3 months ago by TORCROSS TORCROSS
Re: Newbie -  help needed to identify moth 4 months ago by lucy lucy
Re: is this a moth? 5 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Moth id 6 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Moth ID please 6 months ago by Phil Phil
Re: micro moth identity 6 months ago by AlanS AlanS
Re: Macro Moth 6 months ago by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: Moth 6 months ago by flecc flecc
Re: Moth Identification 6 months ago by JosephineGreenhill JosephineGreenhill
Re: Micro Moth id 7 months ago by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: Micro Moth ID Please. 7 months ago by nomad nomad
Re: Moth identification 7 months ago by 11treetops 11treetops
Re: Alpine Swiss Moth ID. 7 months ago by nomad nomad
Micro moth from Northern Greece .ID  please 7 months ago by TORCROSS TORCROSS
Re: Moth ID 7 months ago by Pralinsky Pralinsky
Re: Large White Moth with Black Markings 7 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Moth I.D. 7 months ago by John John
Moths 7 months ago by Hairstreak Hairstreak
RE: moth ID 7 months ago by ChrisB ChrisB
Can anyone identify this moth. Photographed (badly) up Ben Ledi (2000ft-ish) in Scotland - 4 July 2016? 7 months ago by ChrisB ChrisB
Re: Macro moth 8 months ago by flecc flecc
Re: Could you confirm? 8 months ago by Mouser Mouser
Re: Attractive Micro moth ID Please. 8 months ago by nomad nomad
Re: Moth ID Please 8 months ago by Microbe Microbe
Re: Moth ID please 9 months ago by SWC SWC

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