Today is the final day of pollinator awareness week so I have decided that I would highlight some resources to help with moth identification.
First up is the UK Moths website. This is a great resource containing all the information that you could ever want to know about moths in the UK, it does have a beginners top 20 moths, but apart from that, can be quite taunting to look at initially.
That is why I would recommend looking at ‘What’s Flying Tonight’ resources. These tell you the moths most commonly recorded in the respective area in the month/ week (depending on the website). I live in Buckinghamshire, so the Berkshire resources are handy, although I prefer the Hampshire What’s Flying Tonight resource. There are similar websites for other counties so worth looking out for!
In terms of books, I use the Field Guide to the Moths of Britain and Ireland and the Field Guide to the Micro-Moths of Great Britain and Ireland . Both use illustrations rather than photos and are great books! I just hope the Bee version coming out on the 5th November will be as good, I feel it will be!
If you are on Twitter, then I cannot recommend the #TeamMoth hashtag enough. Here mothers from Britain and beyond share knowledge and help each other.
Good luck and happy mothing!