Difficult Moths

Some moths are extremely difficult to identify in the field and others can only be identified by dissection, especially micro moths. The following table provides help with identifying some of these difficult moths, but if you're still unsure of an id then one of our moth experts will be happy to help.

Chestnuts
Chestnut
Dark Chestnut
Identification Guide to the Chestnuts (PDF)
Copper Underwings Copper Underwing
Svensson's Copper Underwing
Recording difficult macro moths (PDF)
Daggers Dark Dagger
Grey Dagger
Recording difficult macro moths (PDF)
Ear Moths Ear Moth
Crinan Ear
Saltern Ear
Large Ear
Recording difficult macro moths (PDF)
Minors Marbled Minor
Rufous Minor
Tawny Marbled Minor
Recording difficult macro moths (PDF)
November &
Autumnal moths
November Moth
Pale November
Autumnal moth
Recording difficult macro moths (PDF)
Pyraustas P. aurata
P. purpuralis
P. ostrinalis
P. despicata
P. nigrata
identifying Pyraustas (PDF)
Rustics Common Rustic
Lesser Common Rustic
Remm's Rustic
Recording difficult macro moths (PDF)
Twin-spot Carpets Red Twin-spot Carpet
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
Recording difficult macro moths (PDF)