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Andrew Watson - 1 July 2000
Found your web site very easily, the pictures are superb and helped identify the Elephant Hawk Moth which we found by our front door this morning. We live in Chelmsford, Essex.
J.A.Hughes - 29 June 2000
Found a Common Emerald in the house 29.06.00
Dave Grundy - 26 June 2000
Great site for additional help with moth ID, please keep adding to it, would some comments on separating from similar species maybe help? Also please try and concentrate on adding species groups that are difficult to ID or poorly represented in field guides eg pugs and many micros.
Alexander Hilton - 26 June 2000
We found a pink moth on the front doorstep this morning. We live in Kent next to orchards and hop gardens. We identified it as an Elephant Hawk Moth with the help of your site
Chris Wormwell - 25 June 2000
Great stuff Ian. Still the best site on the web - I've told all the 'Manx Mothmen' about it (perhaps they'll start to i.d. things properly now !!)
Paul Wheeler - 24 June 2000
A great site!
I was trying to find references to the Humming bird Hawk (Macroglossum stallatarum). I saw one such moth yesterday feeding from my trailing geraniums in my norht Devon garden. It bore an incredible resemblance to a humming bird. An illustration in a Collins Gem Guide did not do it justice. The head was perfectly bird-like (apart from the antennae). The body was smooth and uniform beige in colour, apart from the tail smudged with dark brown patches. The flight characteristics were virtually identical to a humming bird (I have seen real humming birds at close quarters).
A wonderful site!
tracey cooper - 23 June 2000
I have a phobia about moths and looking through your pictures to find the one i was looking for gave me the shakes!
Many thanks for the reply to my question, certainly interesting.
Antony Gooding - 22 June 2000
Terrific site. Some information about purchasing or building traps would be usefull. I live in Kent and I am particularly interested in the effects of enhanced global warming on moth migration from the continent
Peter Spong - 21 June 2000
Really helpful to see some of the micros as yet not in Heath et.al. Live specimen photos are excellent quality. Keep up the good work!!!!!!!
Martin Campbell - 3 June 2000
Identified Lime Hawk moth's [two] on our front porch mating,took us a long time to find your website but thanks to your photo's got a positive identification. Hemel Hempstead, Herts.
Hilary Cooper - 3 June 2000
My husband and I find your site very helpful when trying to decide what moths we have caught, especially the pyralids!.
Best wishes Hils and Mark Cooper
Paul Haslam - 3 June 2000
The photographs are superb. An excellent website.
michael southall - 2 June 2000
The photos are great, I could spend hours at this site, and probably will. Cheers,Mike.
Terry Knight - 1 June 2000
Had a visit from a Lime Hawk Moth - wouldn't have known what it was without your thumbnails. Thought it was a B52. Thanks
matt busuttil - 27 May 2000
excellent site,thanks.the pug photos should come in useful this summer,but they're always alot easier to identify from photos of freshly emerged
specimens than the dodgy worn \"haven't got a chance of identifying\" ones we inevitably end up
releasing unidentified .i've been a trapper for 5
years in orpington, kent.my macro list for the garden is currently 212,and got stuck into tortrix
and pyralids last year with about 40 or so between
the two.unfortunately just out of range of the recent small ranunculus discoveries ,but i live in
hope.also,i venture out to sevenoaks,and the very
productive area of dungeness when i can.i won't
bore you any longer.thanx,i'll be visiting again soon
SARAH BAKER - 25 May 2000
GREAT SITE. JUST OBTAINED 5 ORGYIA ANTIQUA (VAPOURER) NOT REALLY SURE WHAT THEY EAT APART FROM DECIDUOUS TREES, ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT. I AM IN DORSET, ENGLAND. I THINK THEY COME IN ON A BATCH OF PLANTS FROM EUROPE POSSIBLY. I ONCE HELPED OUT AT A BUTTERFLY FARM HERE, BEST THING I EVER GOT INTO. WOULDN'T BE WITHOUT MY BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS NOW. ONCE AGAIN GREAT SITE!!!
Roger Rowe - 23 May 2000
The site is an inspiration - I'm getting ready to retire and have a general interest in moths and in imaging. Your site gives lots of info and ideas. Thanks!
Robert Woollard - 22 May 2000
Found small elephant hawk moth in front room. Used you to identify it. Fantastic!
Paolo Mazzei (Rome, Italy) - 22 May 2000
Hi Ian, your site is the best web resource about UK moths; please feel free to use my pictures in your site, if you like (I mean right_click_and_save, not just a link). Keep up the excellent work!
jo - 21 May 2000
thank you very much - I found an acleris emargana on my front door and was able to identify it on your site. The photos are lovely
Rex Lane Harvey - 20 May 2000
Nice site and pic's I am in Shropshire and record leps for the county museum. Have had some good records here
Tony - 17 May 2000
My daughter and I have just bought a Moth trap and have used it six times so far. Hope to be a regular visitor to your site and its excellent photos for some of the more unusual moths. Congratulations
Joe Mc Mullin - 16 May 2000
World Class Site.
Ric Alderson - 16 May 2000
Identified Lime Hawk Moth in Shirley Oaks Village, Croydon Surrey thanks to your site
Elizabeth - 11 May 2000
I became interested in moths after reading Niall Duthie's novel, Lobster Moth. I am curious, do moth species outnumber butterfly species thirty to one (worldwide)? What is the breakdown per species? Thanks. Great site!
Geri Thomas - 5 May 2000
As a keen member of Glamorgan Moth Recording Group I was very pleased to find your excellant website.
The photos of the micros were particularly pleasing (I dont yet own a suitable ID book).
Keep up the good work!
Rob Petley-Jones - 26 April 2000
I work for English Nature in Cumbria, as a Site Manager looking after a number of National Nature Reserves. I have been given this by a fellow moth-er in Cumbria, Nick Littlewood. I will certainly be back to look at the splendid photos. Do you need any more (of scarce or rare species - I photograph live moths and have a large library of shots, many taken on National Nature Reserves in my care (Gait Barrows/Ham Street Woods/Park Wood/Roudsea Wood/Duddon Mosses/etc)
Richard Campen - 26 April 2000
Interesting site! I'm a complete novice who does not even have a moth trap - I just leave a light on and a window open!! In the last couple of years I have clocked up 94 species (macro's) in my garden and enjoyed every bit of it - the variety is amazing(no guarantee of proper identities though!).I will get a light trap eventually because my wife can't stand the current 'trapping' method. Home is Grindleford, Hope Valley, North Derbyshire. Will keep an eye on the site and interested to hear of anything specific to this area.
Steve Bedford - 21 April 2000
Great site. I am a new internet user and am still learning. Mad on moths with a slide library in the two hundred at present. All caught in the Avon Valley in west Hants. Keep up the good work. Moths need you!
Stan Dumican - 18 April 2000