Need help identifying an insect you've seen? Why not ask one of our experts.
First, have a look at our Intriguing insects miniguide which shows our most requested insect species to identify.
This service is provided free of charge to the public as part of the Royal Entomological Society's committment to public benefit. Commercial enquiriers are encouraged to make a donation to the society towards this identification service.
Please include the approximate size of the insect (body length in mm/inches)
or an indication of size as a scale in the picture (e.g. a coin, ruler, measure).
Please let us know the environment/habitat where the insect was seen,
e.g. indoors or outdoors, and if the insect was on a plant please provide the
name of the plant, if known.