May 17 2021

11 types of day-flying moth in the UK: an identification guide

Think of the word ‘moth’ and you could be forgiven for picturing a drab, brown citizen of the night. But did you know the UK is home to a number of moths that are active during the day, many of which rival butterflies for colour and beauty?


Summer is the perfect time to spot them nectaring on wild flowers or visiting the garden. Which of these species might you encounter on an afternoon’s walk?Ā 


Learn all about 11 of our most common day flying moths on the main Woodland Trust website here


Header image – Argent and sable moth

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