John Thomson - Aug 13th 2012, 2:06pm
I very good site very constructive
Jennifer Carroll - Aug 11th 2012, 3:22pm
Hi there, thank you for this site, it's great! I found a moth today, in South London where I live. I'm pretty sure it's a Jersey Tiger, E.quadripunctaria, however the stripes are very yellow compared with the images on this site which are white or with a very pale yellow tinge. Could I send you the photograph I took of it to confirm the identification? Thanks! Jennifer Carroll, Ecology and Conservation, University of Sussex
Dean Nichols - Aug 10th 2012, 5:27pm
Thank you for helping me to identify a larvea i found whilst working at Glasson Docks in Lancashire it was a:
Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli
Itwas a real treat
Roger Theobald - Aug 10th 2012, 4:39pm
I would like to report a sighting today, 10th August 2012, about 11.00 a.m., of a Jersey Tiger moth in our garden in Teddington. It is rather worn but still flying strongly. Thank you for your website which helped me identify it.
Jacquie Leach - Aug 10th 2012, 3:44pm
Found unusual moth that I hadn't seen before and used your key to find out what it was. So easy to use. Brilliant thank you
claire bertram - Aug 8th 2012, 6:15pm
Have just found a privet hawk moth on 8th August. Is this unusual to find at this time of year? How rare are they? Found the identification and keyword search very easy and found the moth very quickly.
Nikki Macdonald - Aug 7th 2012, 11:56am
St Andrews Botanic Garden, Canongate, St Andrews KY16 8RT are holding a moth trapping and identification workshop on Friday / Saturday 17th and 18th August, hosted by Duncan Davidson.
Is it possible to put a notification of this on your website and can you give me advice about where else I could advertise the event. Thanks.
Brian Wilson - Aug 6th 2012, 10:16pm
Greetings to Leonie, Ken, Helen, Lynda, and Sarah of the London and Bridgewater Jersey Tiger
Appreciation Society. Without really looking for them I've come across four over the last few days
in Blackheath, South London. This prompts two questions in my mind which I wouldn't dare to tax
the busy Mr Kimber with: what is the significance of the different colours of the underwings, shown
but not explained on the website (I have both red and yellow in my specimens) and are we witnessing an explosion in numbers of this attractive little Channel Islander?
Elizabeth - Aug 6th 2012, 8:54pm
Great website. Helped me identify a Garden Tiger I took a photo of just north of Ullapool,north west highlands ,Scotland.
Leonie Noble - Aug 5th 2012, 3:30pm
I regularly see Jersey Tiger moths in my garden in Balham - today there were a pair flying around.I confirmed identification on this site.
Rachel Groves - Aug 4th 2012, 10:52pm
What a wonderful resource! I've just been gifted a huge moth by my cat, (completely unharmed and now released) and thanks to your website I think I've identified it as a Poplar Hawk moth. It was stunning and I had never realised moths were that big in our country. I actually thought it might have been a bat!
Ken Lewington - Aug 4th 2012, 2:57pm
Thank you for your superb website; it has just helped me to identify the Jersey Tiger, two specimens flying in the sunshine, found on a small piece of wild ground (approx 100m x 5m) with nettles, thistles, an elderberry bush, sycamores and other wild plants, a colony of foxes and a chain-linked green plastic fence covered in Virginia Creeper - in South Norwood, London
katrina - Aug 4th 2012, 2:01pm
i have found a tiger arctia caja in my garden buetiful
chris davies - Aug 4th 2012, 1:58pm
Found 'the herald' using the site a strange moth we saw in the yesterday.
Cracking site, thanks, chris davies, rushden
helen elson - Aug 4th 2012, 12:54pm
found your site easy to use, found a jersy tiger moth bridgwater somerset, was not sure what it was found it on your site in minutes.
Steve Smith - Aug 3rd 2012, 10:58am
An excellent site keep up the good work
scott - Aug 2nd 2012, 6:24pm
i found a black and white moth about one inch or slghtly more in size i cannot find one that looks the same on your site unfortunatly i just placed off the path where i found it in bush's and i can only only decribe it as looking like a bird MESS ! my post code is NN8 3QD WELLING BORO NORTHANTS .
NEVER SEEN ANY THING LIKE IT BEFORE !!
James Hammond - Aug 2nd 2012, 5:41pm
BRILLIANT site that contains more information than any book could! Useful for making converts of people. :)
Lynda_poyroo@hotmail.com - Aug 1st 2012, 2:23pm
Thanks to this site I have identified two jersey tigers currently sitting on my windows in soth east London. Thank you
debra huleatt - Aug 1st 2012, 12:37pm
thank you!! i found the sight very useful to narrow down species identification!!
will keep using it in the future!
Alex Bozman - Jul 29th 2012, 9:38pm
I'm fairly new to mothing and this site is very helpful for the photos of moths, which supplement the illustrations in the field guides.
Steve Lauri - Jul 29th 2012, 8:49am
Great guide I was able to identify the moth found in our bathroom very quickly with your guide
Cindy goodrum - Jul 28th 2012, 9:19pm
Found a beautiful moth in our big messy garden early evening while we were weeding . It was in a wheelbarrow full of weeds and accumulated water and when I tipped it out saw this beautiful moth. Used this site to identify (my husbands photos are better than ones on site !) looks like a wood tiger moth , never knew moths could be so beautiful. We are in Perth Scotland in semi rural location.
Sarah Patten - Jul 28th 2012, 11:07am
Really useful site - was able to quickly identify a Jersey Tiger moth (2067) which I just photographed in my garden in Bridgwater, Somerset. Thanks
Neil Morgan - Jul 27th 2012, 7:29pm
Just used this superb site to identify a moth i have never seen before.
It was trapped in the communal area of my flat.I managed to trap it and release it safely outside,after taking a picture to help with identification.
Thanks to this site,in particular the keyword search,i was able to i.d. it as a Swallow-tail moth!
buzz clark - Jul 27th 2012, 5:42pm
As usual a very informative website. A wonderfull library of professional photos of our moth species.
I do on occasion find it hard to find the moth species that I have photographed, due I think to either my lack of descriptive language or the websites limitations.
However these problems do not retract from the sites usefullness and I am sure taht the more times I use the site the better I will become.
Keep up the good work. Regards. buzz
Mike Anderson - Jul 27th 2012, 3:37pm
Thank you for this site which I find most informative.
Chris - Jul 26th 2012, 8:48am
It would be useful to be able to view moth thumbnails by moth size and also by moth colour.
Ricky Cooper - Jul 25th 2012, 6:08pm
I returned from work and found a moth on the back of the gate. It's been a very hot day today and it was 1900hrs approx when I come home. An unusual (to me) moth was on the back of the fence. One I have never seen before. I though I had discovered a rare one and thought I would check it out again as a novice, but interested in wildlife. Anyway I have discovered thanks to this site it's a poplar hawk moth. I live in Norfolk and they are probably common although to me it was a first and a remarkable find. Thanks for your help here. I guess it will have flown off after night falls. The picture and description you provided was spot on.
E Svoboda - Jul 23rd 2012, 3:15pm
23.07.12 ?Sussex Emerald? - ?Thalera fimbrialis? (I think)- it flew off before I could take a photo to properly identify it. Size about 30-40mm, both wings nearly translucent, VERY light pale colour with no visible/noticeable markings, hind wing not rounded but juggered - points(?) - at Herstmonceux Castle E Sussex approx 6 miles from the English channel.
Same location, same date later on in teh day - White Admiral
Peter Halsall - Jul 22nd 2012, 10:36pm
I am trying to identify a large brown moth. It is double winged, has bat like ears, (for want of a better discription), in it's sleeping postion it looks like a hamster shape. I do have some photos of it. One or two in it's sleeping postion and a couple with it's wings open.
jo - Jul 20th 2012, 9:45pm
Found a white olume moth in my garden this evening whilst pulling down some bindweed. It floated down and sat on a plant where I photographed it, never having seen one before. I used your site to identify it. I could not believe how beautiful it was, especially the feathery wings and so snowy white. I left the rest of the bindweed where it was, just in case there are some more. I was so pleased to see it that I just wanted to share it with you.
Stuart Haig - Jul 19th 2012, 9:29pm
i have used this website twice recently to indentify 2 different moths. only thing i was disapointed with was that they were not rare or exotic species. one a Yellow swallowtail and the other an elephant hawk moth. both striking in different ways! still great to know what they are though.
Tony Stockman - Jul 16th 2012, 8:12pm
Found two privet hawk moths on my son's jeans on the washing line tonight. Photos available of you want them
annie - Jul 16th 2012, 7:28pm
found on my bathroom window ledge this a.m. in doncaster s.yorks a yellow swallow tail moth
Lorraine Blair - Jul 14th 2012, 3:28pm
Was gardening today and a moth landed on my arm. Used your site for identification purposes and found out it was an Angle Shades. We're in North East Scotland so I don't know how common they are up here. We got a good photo of it whilst it was still on my arm if you would like a copy of the picture please let me know.
MummyKnitIt - Jul 13th 2012, 6:40pm
Great site - easily identified a scarlet tiger moth thanks to the easy key word search. Thank you for helping me teach my 6 year old!
andy hall - Jul 11th 2012, 7:33pm
site is so good. have been using it for years. have found many moths that i could not id for years. i tell you what would be useful. to have a list of appearance in months. i think this would prevent hours of searching by eliminating the need to go through 1000s of images and times of appearance. also a list placing all those that look alike and are separate in the list and sometimes not related together so as to speed up some of the difficult id process of elimination.
J Coyne - Jul 11th 2012, 10:42am
What a great site! Thank you very much; instantly set as a 'favourite'.
Colin Sillence - Jul 10th 2012, 10:07am
I am hugely impressed by your website and the years of dedication that must have been necessary to get it to its current state. As a newcomer to moths, the ability to compare my own digital photographs with yours is an enormous help and has solved many puzzles remaining after hours of book searching. The seemingly arbitrary division of macro/micro Lepidoptera, particularly in respect of the consequent omission of the Pyralids from most texts, is brilliantly ignored in your treatment.
Mario Lemaire - Jul 5th 2012, 7:22am
Dear Ian, first of all, congratulations for the site ! Very useful !
We have a problem with the identification of a caterpillar. Would you mind helping us ? It a green caterpillar, 1.5 inch, with black trilobate marks and orange spots at the basis of long hair. It was found near the bank of a big pond in a wood. We could send a picture.
Thanks in advance for your help,
Mary Singleton - Jul 3rd 2012, 9:54pm
Hi, Using your site I managed to identify a moth seen in Smardale Nature Reserve today. It turned out to be a Clouded Magpie. A new moth to me. I feel fortunate to have spotted it considering I didn't see any butterflies at all at the reserve.
Regards, Mary (Singleton)
Anna - Jul 2nd 2012, 9:21am
Invaluable resource for identifying moths, thanks for the efforts you've put in. I wish I had know about this site years ago, instead of wasting my money on various books which never show the moth I am trying to identify thankyou. (moth found Scarlet tiger)
Royanne from North Yorkshire - Jul 1st 2012, 7:57pm
This site is so useful.I use it loads. Thanks for all the effort you put in.
Neil Mcintosh - Jun 29th 2012, 6:00pm
Moth flew into my kitchen,had never seen such a large one ,used your guide to find out what it was,it was a elephant hawk moth.guide very usefull,i live in central scotland.Thanks.
Vicky Ball - Jun 26th 2012, 10:07am
I found a black winged and orange bodied moth in my bathroom Sunday night and having real problems identifying it. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to take it picture of it, as my sister in law is deathly scared of fluttery things and I had to get it outside before she saw it. Can anyone help please? This is a fantastic site for helping novices like me to identify those weird and wonderful finds across the country, but specifically the Somerset/Dorset border for me :))
Steve Appleby - Jun 25th 2012, 11:44am
Lovely Eyed Hawk Moth in garden early morning (0600). Now resting in porch (quite hot) and showing eye. Should we encourage it to go outside?
Martin Chaytors - Jun 23rd 2012, 5:24pm
I'm not normally a moth spotter but noticed this one today and hadn't seen one before. I used your site to identify it so thought you might like to know.
Red-necked Footman Atolmis rubricollis. 23/6/12 outside Shotts, North Lanarkshire in mixed woodland mainly beech and firs.
I can send a photo if you would like one.
W Cuthbertson - Jun 20th 2012, 10:54am
Excellent clear site, easy to use.
Pairing hawk moths spotted in the garden yesterday during the day soon confirmed as Eyed hawks. Didn't see the hind wings as it seemed unreasonable to disturb them. They disappeared around 22.15 into the night.
Andy Miller - Jun 20th 2012, 8:59am
I found a PRIVET HAWK-MOTH at my local garage in North Lincs yesterday, I was only able to identify it after using this site - thank you it is very helpfull.
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