Our species accounts are a valuable resource for those interested in Kent's moths. Each page contains information regarding the species status and distribution within Kent, phenology, identification and ecology.
Currently, the Kent database contains records of an impressive 2,155 species. Some of these should be classed as adventives, and many are sadly now lost to us through extinction. However, new species are regularly colonising our shores, and the Kent list continues to grow each year.
You can search for a species from any page using the searchbox at the top. If you would prefer to browse species in a photo grid, then please refer to our family summary page:
List of Moths of Kent
Below is a list of the moths currently recorded in the Kent database, as well as a selection of species that while not recorded, are potential candidates to occur as an immigrant or to one day colonise the county. Macros are given using their vernacular (common) name first, and scientific name second. Through tradition, for micros, the scientific name is given precedence, with the new vernacular names appearing below. You may click on a family to view its members in an image grid.
To search for a species, please use the input below. You can also filter to show just macro moths or micro moths: