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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: Bloxworth Snout? 1 week ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Mountain moth from northern Spain 1 month ago by andrew h andrew h
Re: Alpine moth from France 1 month ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Can anyone ID these micro moths? 1 month ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Found in my garage 2 months ago by Barrybloke Barrybloke
Re: Moth I.D please. Unusual shape. 2 months ago by lucy lucy
Re: Can anyone identify this moth please? 4 months ago by Juless Juless
Re: Moth Wing Identification 4 months ago by 5585 5585
Re: Please identify this weird white insect (moth?) 4 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: What's this Moth 4 months ago by kevindmay kevindmay
Re: white furry moth 4 months ago by Drosophila Drosophila
Re: Moth fo ID please 4 months ago by TORCROSS TORCROSS
Re: Please can you identify this moth? 5 months ago by ChrisE ChrisE
Re: Please can you identify this moth? 5 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Hi, I'm new here and I wonder if you can help identify this bug? 5 months ago by Egg Egg
Re: Humming bird hawk moth 5 months ago by Steve Jelf Steve Jelf
Re: Moth 6 months ago by Buggerlugs Buggerlugs
Re: ID help with this moth please 6 months ago by Sarah Sarah
Re: Request for Id of a moth. Photographed at The Conservation Education Centre Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai India 28-05-2014 6 months ago by geetaarun geetaarun
Re: Moth ID help please 7 months ago by Sarah Sarah
Re: ID help with this moth please 7 months ago by Sarah Sarah
Re: Can anyone provide an ID for this micro moth? 7 months ago by wolvesjeff wolvesjeff
Re: Is this a moth???? Please help identify this creature 7 months ago by Dollydimp1 Dollydimp1
Re: ID help with this moth please 7 months ago by Sarah Sarah
Re: I.D. Help Please - Unknown Moth. 7 months ago by Warrener Warrener
Re: Is this a moth? or a butterfly? 7 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Small and red moth for ID 7 months ago by Samuel J Samuel J
Re: Is this a type of leaf miner? 7 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Are these Plume Moths? 7 months ago by Sarah Sarah
Re: Can any an ID  this micro moth? 7 months ago by wolvesjeff wolvesjeff

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