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Welcome to Back Garden Moths where you will find fasinating and beautiful moths discovered in a Staffordshire garden. Moths, along with butterflies, form an insect order called Lepidoptera. There are around 160,00 species of moth worldwide, and there are over 2,500 species recorded here in the British Isles, so there are still plenty to discover. Below you will find an example of some of the various forms these marvellous moths can take. Please visit the Species Gallery to view more. There are over 160 species featured on the site at present, and more are being added regularly.

Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi
Poplar Hawkmoth
Laothoe populi
Buff-tip Phalera bucephala
Buff-tip
Phalera bucephala
Carcina quercana
Long-horned Flat-body
Carcina quercana
Pempelia palumbella
Heather Knot-horn
Pempelia palumbella
Scarlet Tiger Callimorpha dominula
Scarlet Tiger
Callimorpha dominula
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla
Twenty-plume Moth
Alucita hexadactyla
Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa
Lunar Underwing
Omphaloscelis lunosa
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria
Light Emerald
Campaea margaritaria
Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis
Mother of Pearl
Pleuroptya ruralis
Dusky Sallow Eremobia ochroleuca
Dusky Sallow
Eremobia ochroleuca
Scarce Footman Eilema complana
Scarce Footman
Eilema complana
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella
Diamond-back Moth
Plutella xylostella
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