SPECIES: There are about 2,500 species of moths in the British Isles. Globally there are nine times as many varieties of moth as there are butterflies. SMELL: A male moth can detect a female more than seven miles away. LIFESPAN: Some adult moths only live for a matter of days. Others will survive many months and will hibernate over the winter. NAVIGATION: Moths use the moon, stars and geomagnetic fields to navigate. WINGSPAN: Moths vary hugely in size. Some in the UK have a wingspan of less than 1.5cm, while warmer climates can sustain moths as big as a dinner plate.