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Edward Troup - 18 July 2015
Hi Edward, you can send me a photo at email@example.com and I'd be happy to take a look.
Jenny Salmon - 16 July 2015
Luke - 10 July 2015
I found a swallow tailed moth which looks quite injured (possibly a cat got hold of it). I've put it in a large flower vase with some gaps for air in the hopes I can keep it alive for a while. I read the article on it and was quite surprised that I found one as I am in no way an enthusiast but I was just wondering what it eats as there is no ivy around. Could you elaborate as to which plants and shrubs please, describe the differences between male and female if possible and also is there anything else I need to do to keep it comfortable.
Hi Luke, the kindest thing you can do is release it back into the wild. Adult Swallow-tailed moths don't feed much, if at all - their larvae feed on ivy though.
Jennie Weller-Poley - 8 July 2015
Kevin Carpenter - 7 July 2015
Web site says they were eradicated from the London area.
How was that done ?
Would like to be done with them here in the states.
Mark McDonald - 6 July 2015
Just wanted to say thanks for helping me identify an Angle Shades moth that I saw today. I went on to the Butterfly Conservation site, ( I am a member ), but couldn't find it. Your site was great.
New moth-er - 5 July 2015
Just one small suggestion, should you do some upgrading. It would be handy to be able to type the next search in without having to hit 'new search' - I keep accidentally typing in the 'name' box instead, and wondering why it hasn't worked, and then forget and do the same thing again every time I come back.
Tim - 3 July 2015
May be one of the Hawk-moths, Tim..
Hilary Murphy - 2 July 2015
I have always been interested in nature, mostly birds (if I'm allowed to mention such creatures here!!), but have recently started to notice moths more and have found your site easy to use and very informative. Love the keyword finder.
Many thanks for making moths accessible
Dave Garthwaite - 30 June 2015
Rebecca Hallihan - 30 June 2015
A bit, yes, but traditional flight times are going out of the window somewhat with the climate changing as it is...
Helen Willison - 28 June 2015
Quite possibly a Large Yellow Underwing, which does have 'Orange' underwings actually.
sarah hall - 27 June 2015
Hi Sarah, not 'rare' as such, but not a bad record at all, especially so far north.
Ian haydon - 16 June 2015
I Meadows - 14 June 2015
Malcolm - 9 June 2015
Philip Osso - 5 June 2015
Sorry it doesnt suit you. It was a lot of work to implement too; it's not easy to manage multiple numbering systems. I chose to use the new checklist system as the primary system to align with modern and forthcoming publications and other media.
kathryn hose - 28 April 2015
Jonathan Piers Tyler - 13 April 2015
Sue - 5 April 2015
Marc Botham - 24 November 2014
For Sussex Emerald you have main host-plant as Yarrow but I always thought it was Wild Carrot, at least in the UK. Should Wild Carrot at least be listed since that is what it is known to largely feed on. Best wishes, Marc
Thanks Marc, I've updated the species account now. Regards, Ian.
Roger Leeke - 19 October 2014
Just a note to say that I came across a male specimen of Arctia caja (Garden Tiger) today 19.10.2014 somewhat battered as had been trodden on at top of beach at Poppit Sands, Dyfed, SN 1548. Extremely late ! Also the first I have seen in West Wales and have been living here for ten years. Although did record a Scarlet Tiger in my garden at Glandwr earlier in the year also a first for me in this locality.
Brilliant web site use it all the time.
Regards, Roger Leeke
Valerie Taylor - 8 October 2014
The Herald Scoliopteryx libatrix, mine was indoors in December, brightly golden-coloured
thank you, yours is a really useful and user-friendly website.
Nicola Dewfall - 30 September 2014
Claire M - 21 September 2014
Lewis Curran - 21 September 2014
Carl Cater - 14 September 2014
Would identify as CONVOLVULUS HAWK MOTH. I am in Fareham, Hants and I see that someone from Fareham has submitted a photograph of one, so maybe quite common here. Have never seen such a large moth in the garden before!
SUNDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2014
Bruce - 14 September 2014
Andrew Cleave - 12 September 2014
Alan Curry - 1 September 2014
Just switched my attention from butterflies to moths and intrigued at the names and varieties that have visited my kitchen window in the last 10 days from Jersey Tiger to Red Underwing.
Sadly I'm not in the UK any more, but in north east Brittany, don't suppose my observations have any relevance to your studies?