Moth Photo Gallery

Moths tend to have a rather tarnished image. Many think of them as horrible dark creatures fluttering around the light at night. In fact, many of them are beautiful and they are certainly very fascinating. They come in all sizes from the tiny micro moths to the large hawk-moths and lots in between.

There are more than 2,000 species of moth that have been identified in the UK, so my small collection of sightings is a very tiny percentage. But as you can see from the photos below, they are certainly very varied.

Some moths fly during daytime and these are much easier to photograph. Several of the photos below show moths on the window, attracted by the light inside. This summer, I plan to try "Sugaring" to attract moths. This involves painting a sweet sugar solution onto the trunk of a tree. I will hopefully be able to get some photos in more controlled situations using this method.

For a full list of all the moths identified in the garden (about 50 of them), please go to our moth information pages.

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