Macro-moth species illustrated on this site

The number to the left is the "new" decimal-style checklist number, corresponding to "A checklist of the Lepidoptera of the British Isles" by Agassiz, D.J.L., Beavan, S.D. & Heckford R.J. 2013, referred to as the "2013 checklist".

You can go to the page for each species either via the family link below (dotted lines) or via the picture links on the previous page. For Geometridae and Noctuidae the links below go from the sub-families because there are several pages for each of these two families. For small families, division into sub-families has not been made.

New species for 2017 are in green

Family/Sub-family/NumberVernacularTaxonomic
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Hepialidae
3.001Orange SwiftTriodia sylvina
3.002Common SwiftKorscheltellus lupulina
3.003Map-winged SwiftKorscheltellus fusconebulosa
3.005Ghost MothHepialus humuli
Cossidae
50.001Goat MothCossus cossus
50.002Leopard MothZeuzera pyrena
Limacodidae
53.001The FestoonApoda limacodes
Zygaenidae
54.002ForesterAdscita statices
54.008Six-Spot BurnetZygaena filipendulae
54.009Narrow-bordered Five-spot BurnetZygaenia lonicerae
54.010Five-spot BurnetZygaenia trifolii
Drepanidae
65.001Scalloped Hook-tipFalcaria lacertinaria
65.002Oak Hook-tipWatsonalla binaria
Not on UK listSpiny Hook-tipWatsonalla uncinula
Not on UK listSpanish CharacterCilix hispanica
65.007Chinese CharacterCilix glaucata
65.008Peach BlossomThyatira batis
65.009Buff ArchesHabrosyne pyritoides
65.010Figure of EightyTethea ocularis
65.013Common LutestringOchropacha duplaris
65.016Yellow HornedAchlya flavicornis ssp. galbanus
Lasiocampidae
66.001December MothPoecilocampa populi
66.002Pale EggarTrichiura crataegi
66.003LackeyMalacosoma neustria
66.008Fox MothMacrothylacia rubi
66.010The DrinkerEuthrix potatoria
Sphingidae
69.001Lime Hawk-mothMimas tiliae
69.002Eyed Hawk-mothSmerinthus ocellata
69.003Poplar Hawk-mothLaothoe populi
69.005Death's Head Hawk-mothAcherontia atropos
69.006Privet Hawk-mothSphinx ligustri
69.010Hummingbird Hawk-mothMacroglossum stellatarum
69.013Spurge Hawk-mothHyles euphorbiae
69.016Elephant Hawk-mothDeilephila elpenor
69.017Small Elephant Hawk-mothDeilephila porcellus
Geometridae
Sterrhinae
70.003Bright WaveIdaea ochrata
70.004Least CarpetIdaea rusticata
70.011Single-dotted WaveIdaea dimidata
70.012Treble Brown SpotIdaea trigeminata
70.013Small Fan-footed WaveIdaea biselata
70.016Riband WaveIdaea aversata
70.018Plain WaveIdaea straminata
70.026Smoky WaveScopula ternata
70.029Blood-veinTimandra comae
70.038The VestalRhodometra sacraria
Larentiinae
70.045Shaded Broad-barScotopteryx chenopodiata
70.049Garden CarpetXanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata
70.053Flame CarpetXanthorhoe designata
70.054Silver-ground CarpetXanthorhoe montanata
70.057Ruddy CarpetCatarhoe rubidata
70.059Yellow ShellCamptogramma bilineata
70.061Common CarpetEpirrhoe alternata alternata
70.062Wood CarpetEpirrhoe rivata
70.066Shoulder StripeAnticlea badiata
70.074July HighflyerHydriomena furcata
70.075May HighflyerHydriomena impluviata
70.077Pine CarpetThera firmata
70.079Spruce CarpetThera britannica
70.081Grey Pine CarpetThera obeliscata
70.082Juniper CarpetThera juniperata juniperata
70.084Blue-bordered CarpetPlemyria rubiginata
70.093Barred StrawEulithis pyraliata
70.094Small PhoenixEcliptopera silaceata
70.095Red-green carpetChloroclysta siterata
70.097Common Marbled carpetChloroclysta truncata
70.100Green CarpetColostygia pectinataria
70.101Mottled GreyColostygia multistrigaria
70.107/8/9November/Pale Nov/Autumnal MothEpirrita sp.
70.113Waved CarpetHydrelia sylvata
70.121Scallop ShellHydria undulata
70.126Small Waved UmberHorisme vitalbata
70.133Small RivuletPerizoma alchemillata
70.138Sandy CarpetPerizoma flavofasciata
70.141Double-striped PugGymnoscelis rufifasciata
70.144Green PugPasiphila rectangulata
70.151Foxglove PugEupithecia pulchellata ssp. pulchellata
70.156Brindled PugEupithecia abbreviata
70.173Lime-speck PugEupithecia centaureata
70.176Freyer's PugEupithecia intricata ssp. arceuthata
70.182Currant PugEupithecia assimilata
70.187Tawny Speckled PugEupithecia icterata
70.191Manchester Treble-bar Carsia sororiata
70.192Treble-bar Aplocera plagiata
70.193Lesser Treble-barAplocera efformata
70.198SeraphimLobophora halterata
70.200Yellow-barred BrindleAcasis viretata
Ennominae
70.207Clouded BorderLomaspilis marginata
70.208Scorched CarpetLigdia adustata
70.212Sharp-angled PeacockMacaria alternata
70.218Latticed HeathChiasmia clathrata
70.222Brown Silver-linePetrophora chlorosata
70.224Scorched WingPlagodis dolabraria
70.226Brimstone MothOpisthograptis luteolata
70.229Speckled YellowPseudopanthera macularia
70.230Orange MothAngerona prunaria
70.232Large ThornEnnomos autumnaria
70.234Canary-shouldered ThornEnnomos alniaria
70.236September ThornEnnomos erosaria
70.237Early ThornSelenia dentaria
70.238Lunar ThornSelenia lunularia
70.240Scalloped HazelOdontopera bidentata
70.241Scalloped OakCrocallis elinguaria
70.243Swallow-tailed MothOurapteryx sambucaria
70.244Feathered ThornColotois pennaria
70.245March MothAlsophila aescularia
70.251Oak BeautyBiston strataria
70.252Peppered MothBiston betularia
70.255Dotted BorderAgriopis marginaria
70.257Waved UmberMenophra abruptaria
70.258Willow BeautyPeribatodes rhomboidaria
70.265Mottled BeautyAlcis repandata
70.268Pale Oak BeautyHypomecis punctinalis
70.273Brindled White-spotParectropis similaria
70.277Common White WaveCabera pusaria
70.279White-pinion SpottedLomographa bimaculata
70.280Clouded SilverLomographa temerata
70.283Light EmeraldCampaea margaritata
70.288Brussels LaceCleorodes lichenaria
70.293Straw BelleAspitates gilvaria
70.294Yellow BelleSemiaspilates ochrearia
Geometrinae
70.299Large EmeraldGeometra papilionaria
70.304Sussex EmeraldThalera fimbrialis
70.305Common EmeraldHemithea aestivaria
Notodontidae
71.002Pine ProcessionaryThaumetopoea pityocampa
71.005Sallow KittenFurcula furcula
71.007Poplar KittenFurcula bifida
71.009Lobster MothStauropus fagi
71.012Iron ProminentNotodonta dromedarius
71.013Pebble ProminentNotodonta ziczac
71.017Swallow ProminentPheosia tremula
71.018Lesser Swallow ProminentPheosia gnoma
71.020Pale ProminentPterostoma palpina
71.021Coxcomb ProminentPtilodon capucina
Not on UK listOak Marbled BrownDrymonia querna
71.025Buff-tipPhalera bucephala
Erebidae
72.001The HeraldScoliopteryx libatrix
72.002Straw DotRivula sericealis
72.003SnoutHypena proboscidalis
72.010Black ArchesLymantria monacha
72.012Brown TailEuproctis chrysorrhoea
72.013Yellow-tailEuproctis similis
72.015Pale TussockCalliteara pudibunda
72.019Buff ErmineSpilosoma luteum
72.020White ErmineSpilosoma lubricipeda
72.022Muslin MothDiaphora mendica
72.023Clouded BuffDiacrisia sannio
72.024Ruby TigerPhragmatobia fuliginosa
72.026Garden TigerArctia caja
72.031The CinnabarTyria jacobaeae
72.035Rosy FootmanMiltochrista miniata
72.036Muslin FootmanNudaria mundana
72.038Four-dotted FootmanCybosia mesomella
72.041Four-spotted FootmanLithosia quadra
72.042Red-necked FootmanAtolmis rubricollis
72.043Buff FootmanEilema depressa
72.045Common FootmanEilema lurideola
72.047Hoary FootmanEilema caniola
72.049Orange FootmanEilema sororcula
72.051Clay Fan-footParacolax tristalis
72.053The Fan-footZanclognatha tarsipennalis
72.055Small Fan-footHerminia grisealis
72.063The BlackneckLygephila pastinum
72.064Scarce BlackneckLygephila craccae
72.069Beautiful Hook-tipLaspeyria flexula
72.078Red UnderwingCatocala fraxini
72.087PassengerDysgonia algira
72.084Mother ShiptonCallistegi mi
72.083Burnet CompanionEuclidia gliphica
Noctuidae
Plusiinae
73.001The SpectacleAbrostola tripartita
73.002Dark SpectacleAbrostola triplasia
73.010Dewick's PlusiaMacdunnoughia confusa
73.012Burnished BrassDiachrysia chrysitis
73.015Silver YAutographa gamma
73.016Beautiful Golden YAutographa pulchrina
73.017Plain Golden YAutographa jota
73.018Gold SpangleAutographa bractea
73.022Gold SpotPlusia festucae
73.023Lempke's Gold SpotPlusia putnami
Acontiinae
73.028Pale ShoulderAcontia lucida
73.029Spotted SulphurEmmelia trabealis
Aediinae
73.031Four SpottedTyta luctuosa
Pantheinae
73.032Nut-tree TussockColocasia coryli
Acronictinae
73.036Alder MothAcronicta alni
73.037Dark DaggerAcronicta tridens
73.038Grey DaggerAcronicta psi
73.039The SycamoreAcronicta aceris
73.040MillerAcronicta leporina
73.045Knot GrassAcronicta rumicis
73.046Poplar GreyAcronicta megacephala
73.047The CoronetCraniophora ligustri
Metoponiinae
73.048Small Yellow UnderwingPanemeria tenebrata
Oncocnemidinae
73.059Toadflax BrocadeCalophasia lunula
Amphipyrinae
73.062Copper UnderwingAmphipyra pyramidea
73.063Svensson's Copper UnderwingAmphipyra berbera
73.064Mouse MothAmphipyra tragopoginis
Psaphidinae
73.067Double-spot BrocadeMeganephria bimaculosa
73.069Early GreyXylocampa areola
Heliothinae
73.076Scarce Bordered StrawHelicoverpa armigera
Eriopinae
73.080The LatinCallopistria juvenita
Bryophilinae
73.082Tree-lichen BeautyCryphia algae
73.084Marbled BeautyCryphia domestica
Xyleninae
73.092Mottled RusticCaradrina morpheus
73.095Pale Mottled WillowParadrina clavipalpis
73.096/7The Uncertain/The RusticHoplodrina alsines/blanda
73.099Vine's RusticHoplodrina ambigua
73.101Treble LinesCharanyca trigrammica
73.105Bird's WingDypterygia scabriuscula
73.108Guernsey UnderwingPolyphaenis sericata
73.109Straw UnderwingThalpophila matura
73.113Angle ShadesPhlogophora meticulosa
73/114Small Angle ShadesEuplexia lucipara
73.120Dusky SallowEremobia ochroleuca
73.121Frosted OrangeGortyna flavago
73.123Rosy RusticHydraecia micacea
73.126-9Ear agg.Amphipoea sp.
73.130Dumeril's RusticLuperina dumerilii
73.131Flounced RusticLuperina testacea
73.134Large WainscotRhizedra lutosa
73.144Small WainscotChortodes pygmina
73.154Dusky BrocadeApamea remissa
73.156Clouded-bordered BrindleApamea crenata
73.157Large NutmegApamea anceps
73.158Rustic Shoulder-knotApamea sordens
73.159Small Clouded BrindleApamea unanimis
73.160Slender BrindleApamea scolopacina
73.162Dark ArchesApamea monoglypha
73.163Light ArchesApamea lithoxylaea
73.164Reddish Light ArchesApamea sublustris
73.168Double LobedApamea ophiogramma
73.169/70Common Rustic/Lesser Common RusticMesapamea secalis/didyma
73.173Marbled MinorOligia strigilis
73.174Tawny Marbled MinorOligia latruncula
73.175Rufous MinorOligia versicolor
73.176Middle-barred MinorOligia fasciuncula
73.181Pink-barred SallowXanthia togata
73.182The SallowXanthia icteritia
73.186Beaded ChestnutAgrochola lychnidis
73.189Red-line QuakerAgrochola lota
73.190Yellow-line QuakerAgrochola macilenta
73.192BrickAgrochola circellaris
73.193Lunar UnderwingOmphaloscelis lunosa
73.194ChestnutConistra vaccinii
73.195Dark ChestnutConistra ligula
73.202Grey Shoulder-knotLithophane ornitopus
73.206Blair's Shoulder-knotLithophane leautieri
73.210SatelliteEupsilia transversa
73.215Lesser-spotted PinionCosmia affinis
73.216The Dun-barCosmia trapezina
73.217Lunar-spotted PinionCosmia pyralina
73.219Centre-barred SallowAtethmia centrago
73.220Minor Shoulder-knotBrachylomia viminalis
73.224Merveille du JourDichonia aprilina
73.225Brindled GreenDryobotodes eremita
73.226Southern Brindled GreenDryobotodes roboris
73.228Grey ChiAntitype chi
73.233Black RusticAporophyla nigra
73.237Large RanunculusPolymixis flavicincta
73.238Dark BrocadeBlepharita adusta
Hadeninae
73.241Pine BeautyPanolis flammea
73.242Clouded DrabOrthosia incerta
73.244Common QuakerOrthosia cerasi
73.245Small QuakerOrthosia cruda
73.247Powdered QuakerOrthosia gracilis
73.249Hebrew CharacterOrthosia gothica
73.250Twin-spotted QuakerOrthosia munda
73.253Feathered GothicTholera decimalis
73.254Antler MothCerapteryx graminis
73.261Grey ArchesPolia nebulosa
73.263Light BrocadeLacanobia w-latinum
73.264Pale-shouldered BrocadeLacanobia thalassina
73.267Bright-line Brown-eyeLacanobia oleracea
73.268Splendid BrocadeLacanobia splendens
73.270Dot MothMelanchra persicariae
73.271Broom MothMelanchra pisi
73.273The ShearsHada plebeja
73.274Cabbage MothMamestra brassicae
73.281The LychnisHadena bicruris
73.286Tawny ShearsHadena perplexa perplexa
73.291Common WainscotMythimna pallens
73.293Smoky WainscotMythimna impura
73.295The DelicateMythimna vitellina
73.297White-pointMythimna albipuncta
73.298ClayMythimna ferrago
73.300L-album WainscotMythimna l-album
73.302Obscure WainscotLeuciana obsoleta
73.301Shoulder-striped WainscotMythimna comma
Noctuinae
73.315Great DartAgrotis crassa
73.317Heart & DartAgrotis exclamationis
73.319Turnip MothAgrotis segitum
73.320Heart & ClubAgrotis clavis
73.325Shuttle-shaped DartAgrotis puta
73.327Dark Sword-grassAgrotis ipsilon
73.328The FlameAxylia putris
73.329Flame ShoulderOchropleura plecta
73.332Purple ClayDiarsia brunnea
73.333Ingrailed ClayDiarsia mendica
73.334Small Square-spotDiarsia rubi
73.338True Lover's KnotLychophotia porphyrea
73.342Large Yellow UnderwingNoctua pronuba
73.343Broad-bordered Yellow UnderwingNoctua fimbriata
73.345Lesser Yellow UnderwingNoctua comes
73.346Least Yellow UnderwingNoctua interjecta ssp. caliginosa
73.348Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow UnderwingNoctua janthe
73.352Green ArchesAnaplectoides prasina
73.353Dotted ClayXestia baja
73.356Heath RusticXestia agathina
73.357Square-spot RusticXestia xanthographa
73.358Six-striped RusticXestia sexstrigata
73.359Setaceous Hebrew CharacterXestia c-nigrum
73.361Double Square-spotXestia triangulum
73.365Autumnal RusticEugnorisma glareosa
73.368The GothicNaenia typica
Eustrotiinae
BF2407aBeautiful MarbledEublemma purpurina
Nolidae
74.002Kent Black ArchesMeganola albula
74.007Scarce Silver-linesBena bicolorana
74.008Green Silver-linesPseudoips prasinana