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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: Moth ID 2 weeks ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Moth I.D. 3 weeks ago by John John
Re: Micro Moth ID 1 month ago by Hairstreak Hairstreak
Re: Another moth ID request 1 month ago by Caroline Moore Caroline Moore
Re: Help with my first moth i/d 2 months ago by rhossilian rhossilian
Puss Moth 2 months ago by bbutc bbutc
Re: Moth ID's please? 2 months ago by flecc flecc
Re: Please help identify this moth (Wiltshire 7 May 2018) (Moth 1) 2 months ago by Edward Edward
Re: Please help identify this moth (Wiltshire 7 May 2018) (Moth 2) 2 months ago by Edward Edward
Moth identification? 2 months ago by Jez Jez
Can anyone identify this moth? 3 months ago by Charles Charles
Costa Rican Moth 3 months ago by Lebasi Lebasi
Re: French moth 5 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: What is this small brown moth? 9 months ago by ToffeeFlake ToffeeFlake
Re: Id help needed 9 months ago by billnbrooks billnbrooks
Re: Moth ID 9 months ago by gomphus gomphus
Re: Moth id 9 months ago by John John
Re: Moth for Identification please 9 months ago by Hairstreak Hairstreak
Looper Caterpillar ID? 9 months ago by GeoDave GeoDave
Re: Clifden Nonpareil 10 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Ghost moth? 10 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: moth id, please 11 months ago by Ahmed Ahmed
What species is this moth, photographed early July in the French Alps? 11 months ago by Foxy1945 Foxy1945
Re: Moth Id please 11 months ago by Mulberoo Mulberoo
Moth ID please 11 months ago by Ian Ian
Re: Jersey Tiger 11 months ago by flecc flecc
Re: Can anyone identify this for me please? 12 months ago by Ben Ben
Re: Moth ID request 12 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Moth - Help to ID please 1 year ago by Phil Phil
ID a moth, please 1 year ago by restitution restitution

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