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Photo House ~ Moths

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There are many species of moth found in the UK, of many different sizes and colours and these pages can only illustrate a few.

Moths are initially divided into two groups Micro moths which tend to be the smaller moths and Macro moths which are generally larger, but not in every case. These groups are then sub divided into families.

Many of the photos shown have been taken during the day and show the moth or larva as found. The majority of these moths are relatively common and ones most likely to be encountered whilst out walking in Hertfordshire or Middlesex, rather than those attracted to light and recorded by that method.

Please submit all moth records for Hertfordshire or Middlesex to Colin Plant.
Macro ~ Part One
Sesiidae including Clearwings
Zygaenidae including Forester & Burnets

Macro ~ Part Two
Lasiocampidae - Eggars
Saturniidae - Emperor moth

Macro ~ Part Three
Sphingidae - Hawk-moths

Macro ~ Part Four
Geometridae including Waves and Carpets

Macro ~ Part Five
Notodontidae and Erebidae including Prominents, Kittens, Tussocks, Snouts, Tigers and Footmen

Macro ~ Part Six
Noctuidae

Return to Photo House main index page

More on moths......
The Moth Pages ~ Introduction
Day Flying Moths
Herts Moth Group


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