How do I know what kind of moths I have?

How do I know what kind of moths I have?

The easiest way to figure out what kind of moth you have is by where you find the moth. If it is fluttering around in your closets, it is probably a clothing moth. These moths deposit their eggs on clothing and other natural fabrics so that the babies have easy access to a meal after they hatch.

What is the most common moth in the UK?

Hawk-moths are some of the largest and most recognisable moths in the UK.

Is there a free app to identify moths?

What’s Flying Tonight is designed to work like an app from a smartphone or tablet, but will also work from a computer. It can use the GPS in your device to automatically locate the correct moth records, but you can also manually change the date and location.

What do clothes moths look like UK?

Adults have silver grey-brown coloured wings which are held roof like behind the body. Both fore and hind wings have a fringe of hairs along the margins. The forewings are brown with one large dark spot and two smaller dark spots, although these often rub off on older specimens. This moth has a wingspan of 9-16mm.

What are the little brown moths in my house?

Pantry Moths These moths include several different species like the Indian meal moth and brown house moth. You’ll find them mostly in your kitchen pantry where you store grains and dry goods, like cereals, crackers and rice. They are also known to eat nuts, spices, and even chocolate.

What moth looks like a piece of wood?

It is so easy to miss this clever little moth. It is a master of disguise, blending in perfectly as it looks just like the twig of a birch tree! Flying only at night, the buff-tip moth can be seen from May to July.

What are the small brown moths in my house?

How many micro moths are in the UK?

There are about 1,850 species of micro-moth recorded in the UK, and at least 62,000 named worldwide.

How can you tell a butterfly from a moth?

Physical Features: Moths vs Butterflies The best way to tell the difference between a moth vs a butterfly is to look at the antennae. All butterflies have long, thin antennae that end in a thickened tip. But no North American moths sport these “clubbed” antennae.

What do fabric eating moths look like?

Clothes moths are small, 1/2-inch moths that are beige or buff-colored. They have narrow wings that are fringed with small hairs. They are often mistaken for grain moths infesting stored food items in kitchens and pantries. Unlike some other types of moths, clothes moths are seldom seen because they avoid light.