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Graham Irving - 21 July 2001
Very impressed with the site.
What is a URL and what is it for ? Thanks (technonumpty)
Neil Dawe - 21 July 2001
What a great site. I needed to identify a moth that I found in the garden, and was able too in a matter of minutes using your site. By the way it turned out to be an elephant hawk-moth. Thanks again, regards Neil Dawe.
Pete White - 20 July 2001
Needed to identify two large mating moths in the garden that did not appear in my Collins Gem Guide. Turned out to be the Poplar Hawk moth! Aren't they beautiful creatures. Thanks for your site. Best Regards
Mike Atkinson - 17 July 2001
Some great moth shots, good to check some of my own photo of moths when I need reassurance of I.D.
Should think of publishing some time in future, a guide of moths in natural pose is sadly lacking!
mark bayliss - 17 July 2001
The photo was a perfect match for the catipillar which my little boy found which then it turned into a "Garden tiger moth". The kids had fun finding what it was before we let it fly off.
Stanley Allen - 17 July 2001
Moths; i have a Robinson trap; but I find identifying difficult, because the two books I have both show all moths with wings open; in the trap they are usually closed. I think your guie might be great help
David Plummer - 16 July 2001
I spotted a macroglossum stellatarum l.
on Sunday 15th July at 3.45pm feeding on some petunias on our patio.Thought you might like to know.
George Law - 15 July 2001
Hello. I've recently discovered this website
_ and I'm most impressed!

I'm impressed that you've included for each
species featured not only a photo but also
a short description of it.

However, can I suggest something? I notice
that you don't give details of the size of
every species you feature. If someone is
using the website as an identification aid
(as I shall most probably be doing in future)
they might want to know the size (length and/
or wingspan) to help them with their
identification. Would it be possible
therefore if you could specify the size of
each featured moth species in your short
description of it?

Steve Colsell - 15 July 2001
I went to my first moth trapping meeting last night and really enjoyed it. I heard about your web-site there and it's been really useful to look over what I saw.


Richard Brown - 15 July 2001
I spotted a Hummingbird Hawk Moth in my garden in White Coppice, near Chorley, Lancashire yesterday 14th July. Watched it feeding from flowers. It flew off but came back later. Should I report this anywhere or are these common this year?
abigail dinner - 15 July 2001
we found a large bright white moth with black spots and a bit of yellow on the underneath and are trying to find out what type of moth it is.
Nic and Ruth Carlyle - 14 July 2001
This site is very well constructed. We're amazed by the size of the subject! It was most informative.

We accessed the site because we were startled by a noctural visitor about four weeks ago (mid-June), flying into our bathroom in our third floor flat. The size of the moth was incredible - the size of a medium sized song bird; a dusty grey in colour except for a crimson abdomen, fawn coloured head, wingspan about ten inches. We live near to Putney Heath / Wimbledon Common, and outside the bathroom are ornamental conifers, mature poplars, sycamore, maple and beech hedge.

If anyone provide an answer to the question of what this creature was, we would be most grateful.

Hope the website goes well.

Lois Wakeman - 12 July 2001
A wonderful site, and quite unique as far as I know. Good content, easy to navigate, and very fast - what more could I ask?
David Ward - 10 July 2001
Fantastic site. We have not been able to identify a moth which we found in our flat earlier and which i decided to release when she began laying eggs!!!!!!The eggs are green in coluor and are round .The moth was huge. wing-span 2.5 inches and the shape was like an under-wing. The body was smooth,not hairy and the over-all coluor was a dusky pink/biege arranged in wavey horizontal paterns over the wings. The body was large and heavy looking/dusky pink with one or two pin-head sized dark spots located centrally towards the middle and lower body segments.Help?What shall i do with eggs to give them best chance and .Would love to keep larva until they pupate.We live in London (islington).Many thanks.
Ian Dennis - 9 July 2001
nice site! Very helpful when you find strange things in the garden.
Gordon Craine - 8 July 2001
I have identified my first micro from your site . The first on many, I hope. A very useful aid for beginners and experienced mothers.
Jeremy Lee - 7 July 2001
I have just begun to take an interest in moths after a short break in the Lake District, having seen several different species while I was here. Your site looks to be well put together and a fine source of information.
ROY CRIPPS - 6 July 2001
Excellent website. Has helped me to identify quite a number of Micros and a few difficult Macros.
Iain Crockett - 6 July 2001
Thanks Ian
Using your site I managed to identify the dozen or so swallow-tailed moths which had taken over my bathroom in Westhoughton last night. They were a really beautiful sight!
Anna Piechna - 5 July 2001
wonderful site. I have recently acquired an interest in moths having just moved to the country and encountered some beautiful specimens. It is great to be able to look them up and put names to them.
Fenton Walker - 5 July 2001
Excellent site. I found an unusual moth in our garden during the day and was delighted to find it listed in your site (as a Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet - Zygaena lonicerae). Being able to identify it greatly impressed my children - and me. Is it usual to find such a moth in South-West Scotland?
kez - 3 July 2001
excellent site
Derek J Lade - 3 July 2001
I am not a moth person but at a friend's house near Lyneham, Wilts. UK (next to operational RAF Air Base) we found a huge grey coloured moth, which might be foreign to UK, and perhaps having flown in on an aircraft.
Wingspan approx 50mm (at rest); wings shaped like squarish leaves; body-length (head to toe)40mm; antennae light in colour. Can anyone tell me what it is, please?
R J Hirons - 3 July 2001
very informative, best i have seen.
living in a forest area and not knowing much about moths,i can look them up.
Some still not found though!!!!!
wirral wolf - 2 July 2001
Jane McCormick - 2 July 2001
A wonderful site. I used it to identify a moth I had never seen before which turned out to be Geometridae ennominae, the swallow tailed moth, very spectacular. I did not have an identification in any of my limited moth and butterfly books - thanks for your help.
Leonard Hunt - 2 July 2001
Looking for a moth I caught (very gently)
while on nurse night duty recently.

I was amazed at its size and beautiful detail.

I let it go, I promise!

ness - 2 July 2001
brill site just what i've been looking for...
Martyn KNOTT - 2 July 2001
Brilliant! Keep it up! Hope you get it all filled in eventually
Lucy Ancliffe - 2 July 2001
A very useful site full of information that I couldn't find anywhere else. I have just developed an interest in moths and this site has been the most useful and organised.
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