osian fudge - Aug 27th 2012, 9:33am
Any chance of including hawkmoths in the moth name search ?
Rog Frost - Aug 26th 2012, 7:34am
A large (5cm wingspan??) moth visited the Lavington flower show yesterday. It was of a fairly sombre mottled grey appearence and took a liking to some prize winning parsnips. A photo will be on the museum website at marketlavingtonmuseum.wordpress.com tomorrow (27th August). Any chance of help identifying it?
osian fudge - Aug 25th 2012, 6:38pm
Identified a fox moth caught in my moth trap in Maenclochog north Pembrokeshire.very useful.
Annette Lankester - Aug 24th 2012, 8:01pm
Saw a Jersey tiger moth at Abridge, London Borough of Havering (?) on Tuesday 21st August, at plant nursery at Blue Cafe.
Marion Bryce - Aug 24th 2012, 12:44pm
I love the site and use it all the time. How about the top 10 micro moths?
James Corner - Aug 24th 2012, 10:57am
Wonderful website; congratulations to the editor and all the contributing photographers.
John Young - Aug 23rd 2012, 10:16pm
Credit where it's due, this is a great website. I've found it very useful to compare all my photos, my guidebook and your site to enable a beginner like me to ID the many species in my garden. Thanks.
David Brammer - Aug 22nd 2012, 1:51pm
Wonderful site I have always had an interest in moths, but now and then I find one I have difficulty identifying and its so easy with this site. But please can we have an app on android please
Carole Tyrrell - Aug 21st 2012, 6:58pm
I identified the moth I've seen 3 times this year at 3 different locations in SE London as a Jersey Tiger! A lovely moth I must say with its beautiful orange underwings on show.
Many thanks and I will be donating.
Chris Landreth - Aug 21st 2012, 8:15am
Many thanks for helping me identify the Garden Tiger Moth found on my step in South Wales in August 2012
Wendy Berry - Aug 20th 2012, 9:57am
I have in my garden in Suffolk 2 Willowherb Hawkmoth Caterpillar's. The larger is easily 10cm's long. I found them when weeding, pulling up Willowherb.
Bruce Paul - Aug 20th 2012, 8:39am
very helpfull site
Alan Pike - Aug 19th 2012, 10:01am
I just noticed a small moth in my garden but had no idea how to identify it so with a few judicious keywords I landed on this website. Within a minute I had a name, which is incredibly impressive, astonishing even. Of course, I have you bookmarked now but just wish to saw this is a magnificent website which clearly works, and is a delight to browse. Thank you for you all your hard work.
alison - Aug 18th 2012, 10:30pm
Many thanks for your site. I'd just spent half an hour this evening trying to persuade a confused butterfly (well, it *is* very hot!) that it wanted to be outside and not inside my sister's flat in London SE26. Of course it was a butterfly: I'd seen one around midday a few days earlier, so it had to be, didn't it? And it was far too pretty to be a moth. But funnily enough, it wasn't showing up on any butterfly searches. So I came here, typed in "black white stripes" and the site straightaway come up with a Jersey Tiger moth. It looks really beautiful from underneath, from the few glimpses it allowed me - like a Peac*ck (sorry, site being a little over-sensitive there) or something - but I can't find any photos of it from underneath. I'd agree with one other poster that the stripes look quite yellow rather than white, and also the dark splodges on the hindwings seemed to be a darker orangey-brown rather than black, but I think that must be what it is.
zax - Aug 13th 2012, 6:35pm
Hey great site! Easily identified the beautiful Jersey Tiger in my conservatory near Yeovil in Somerset. Three cheers - it eats nettles! (Got lots of those).
Thanks for producing a really useful website easy to navigate (though could do with a Home button at the top of the page too).
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
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