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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: Day-flying Corsican Moth ID. 2 months ago by nomad nomad
Re: Not sure what this is? 3 months ago by flecc flecc
Re: Underside of large moth (is it a hawk moth?) 3 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Unknown moth from a wall in Chelsea (please can you identify it for me). 3 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Can you identify this moth please? 3 months ago by Redkite Redkite
Re: Help Corsican moth ID 3 months ago by nomad nomad
Re: Cydalima perspectalis? 3 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Moth identification please 4 months ago by lucy lucy
Re: Corsican Footman Moth. 4 months ago by nomad nomad
Re: small black moth 4 months ago by AlanS AlanS
Re: Can anyone ID this micro moth? 5 months ago by wolvesjeff wolvesjeff
Re: Help with moth ID please 5 months ago by weevil87 weevil87
Re: Is this a Small Yellow Underwing? 5 months ago by flecc flecc
Re: Moth ID help please. 5 months ago by Sarah Sarah
Re: Moth ID 5 months ago by flecc flecc
Re: Can anyone ID this macro moth? 5 months ago by wolvesjeff wolvesjeff
blurry micro moth photo 5 months ago by AlanS AlanS
Re: Moth ID please 6 months ago by GeoDave GeoDave
Re: Moth ID - Please help. 6 months ago by margarita3232 margarita3232
Re: Unknown nocturnal moth 6 months ago by Santi2 Santi2
Re: micro moth id 6 months ago by AlanS AlanS
Re: What is this? 6 months ago by paulw2 paulw2
Re: Moth - Looks like a small bat (SE Nigeria) 6 months ago by FJG60 FJG60
Re: Unusual white moth found 6 months ago by lilypetals12 lilypetals12
Re: Am I a 5-spot or 6-spot? 6 months ago by Microbe Microbe
Re: Is this a Silver Y Moth? 6 months ago by Sarah Sarah
Re: Toadflax brocade 6 months ago by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: Please help identify this moth 7 months ago by margarita3232 margarita3232
Re: ID help with this moth please 7 months ago by Sarah Sarah
Re: ID help with this moth please 7 months ago by Sarah Sarah

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