Please note I do try to answer all my emails but sometimes the number of requests for information can be rather overwhelming for a family man with a full-time job! I can easily spend 30 or more hours per week simply answering the large volume of email the site now generates.
If you are looking for a moth or caterpillar identification, a good place to start if you haven't
already tried, is the Beginner's top 20. Around 90% of the identification
queries I receive are of species on this list, and are more often than not, one of the
Another possibility is to check the guestbook, to see what other people are reporting at the moment.
And if that fails, why not try the Keyword Search? This is especially
effective if you've got a moth with distinctive colours or markings.
If all else fails, and you think you've really exhausted all the possibilities, then
and I'll do my best to offer an identification. A jpg photo is
preferable, (just one will suffice - no need to send half a dozen pictures of the same thing!) and please try
to keep the file size down to less than 200Kb. If you haven't got a photograph
then try to describe it as closely as possible, although interpreting peoples' descriptions is a
very hit-and-miss affair.