• Moths guide
  • Moths guide
  • Moths guide

Moths guide

WildID Day flying moths guide shows 103 species which fly in the daytime in Britain and Ireland.

Although most moths fly at night, a good number are active during the day. Warm still days are best. You can see many flying moths simply by walking around likely habitats. If you gently tap leaves and flowers, you can also find resting moths.

Our moths identification chart consists of 8 fold-out pages with full-colour illustrations, making it easy to name the moths you see. Five of the more common micro-moths are also shown. The reverse side includes a text account of the main groups of moths: where to look and what to see.

Once you start looking, the diversity of moths is fascinating, even in the most mundane of habitats. Although moths have a reputation for being drab and boring, many of the day-flying species are colourful. Indeed some are spectacular.

From burnet moths, tiger moths and footmen to clearwings, hawkmoths and the emperor moth, you should quickly be able to compile a varied list. Silver Y moths can be abundant in grassland, flitting between flowers with a hummingbird-like flight. Other common moths of grassy places include the Burnet Companion, Mother Shipton and Speckled Yellow.

Our popular wildlife field guides measure 24.5 cm x 17.5 cm and are extremely lightweight so are the perfect identification aid for popping in your bag when heading outside. All wildlife identification guides are laminated, so are shower-proof and wipe-clean for use outside.