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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 5 days ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Moth ID please 5 days ago by Phil Phil
Re: micro moth identity 1 week ago by AlanS AlanS
Re: Macro Moth 2 weeks ago by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: Moth 2 weeks ago by flecc flecc
Can anyone provide an ID for this moth? 2 weeks ago by wolvesjeff wolvesjeff
Re: Moth Identification 3 weeks ago by JosephineGreenhill JosephineGreenhill
Re: Micro Moth id 3 weeks ago by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: Micro Moth ID Please. 4 weeks ago by nomad nomad
Re: Moth identification 4 weeks ago by 11treetops 11treetops
Re: Alpine Swiss Moth ID. 1 month ago by nomad nomad
Micro moth from Northern Greece .ID  please 1 month ago by TORCROSS TORCROSS
Re: Moth ID 1 month ago by Pralinsky Pralinsky
Re: Large White Moth with Black Markings 1 month ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Moth I.D. 1 month ago by John John
Moths 1 month ago by Hairstreak Hairstreak
RE: moth ID 1 month ago by ChrisB ChrisB
Can anyone identify this moth. Photographed (badly) up Ben Ledi (2000ft-ish) in Scotland - 4 July 2016? 1 month ago by ChrisB ChrisB
Re: Macro moth 2 months ago by flecc flecc
Re: Could you confirm? 2 months ago by Mouser Mouser
Re: Attractive Micro moth ID Please. 2 months ago by nomad nomad
Re: Moth ID Please 2 months ago by Microbe Microbe
Re: Moth ID please 3 months ago by SWC SWC
4 x micro ID 3 months ago by MothMan MothMan
Re: Day-flying moth, heathland, West Berks 3 months ago by johnH johnH
Worn Early Grey? 3 months ago by Harry Rutherford Harry Rutherford
Re: Is this a Small Yellow Underwing? 4 months ago by Sarah Sarah
Re: Peribatodes rhomboidaria? 4 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: What sort of moth is this? 4 months ago by Waggy Waggy
Re: Night flying Moths - Please identify 4 months ago by Waggy Waggy

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