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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: Can anyone ID this macro moth? 1 day ago by wolvesjeff wolvesjeff
blurry micro moth photo 1 week ago by AlanS AlanS
Re: Moth ID please 3 weeks ago by GeoDave GeoDave
Re: Moth ID - Please help. 3 weeks ago by margarita3232 margarita3232
Can anyone ID this micro moth? 1 month ago by wolvesjeff wolvesjeff
Re: Unknown nocturnal moth 1 month ago by Santi2 Santi2
Re: micro moth id 1 month ago by AlanS AlanS
Re: What is this? 1 month ago by paulw2 paulw2
Re: Moth - Looks like a small bat (SE Nigeria) 1 month ago by FJG60 FJG60
Re: Unusual white moth found 1 month ago by lilypetals12 lilypetals12
Re: Am I a 5-spot or 6-spot? 1 month ago by Microbe Microbe
Re: Is this a Silver Y Moth? 1 month ago by Sarah Sarah
Help with moth ID please 1 month ago by kitscot kitscot
Re: Toadflax brocade 1 month ago by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: Please help identify this moth 1 month ago by margarita3232 margarita3232
Re: ID help with this moth please 2 months ago by Sarah Sarah
Re: ID help with this moth please 2 months ago by Sarah Sarah
What is this moth please? 2 months ago by AndrewSlack AndrewSlack
Re: Moth at Bayfordbury 2 months ago by haglofs haglofs
Re: Can't find this in my moth books 2 months ago by Hudson Hudson
? pug for i.d. 2 months ago by brian f brian f
Re: Please can you identify this moth? 2 months ago by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: Moth i.d. help! 2 months ago by lucy lucy
Re: Can you identify which species of hawk moth this is, in it's cold war camouflage? 3 months ago by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Bloxworth Snout? 6 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Mountain moth from northern Spain 6 months ago by andrew h andrew h
Re: Alpine moth from France 6 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Can anyone ID these micro moths? 7 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Found in my garage 8 months ago by Barrybloke Barrybloke
Re: Moth I.D please. Unusual shape. 8 months ago by lucy lucy

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