Moths come in different colours, patterns and sizes; most fly at night but many fly by day.
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Moths and butterflies are in the order Lepidoptera, from the Greek for scales on their wings, the scales making up the colours and patterns.
Moths don't have the clubbed antennae that most butterflies have. There are some 2,500 species of moth in the UK.
NIGHT-FLYING MOTHS (mainly night-flying but can be disturbed in the day)