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Identification Services

Insect and Foreign Body identification

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Insect and Foreign Body identification


Insect Research & Development Limited offers an insect identification and advisory service for all worldwide insects. We identify other arthropods such as spiders, mites, scorpions, ticks and centipedes. Our breadth of knowledge extends to birds, molluscs, worms, amphibians, rats, mice, snakes, animal bone, and hair.


Our specialist team of entomologists can supply detailed information on specimens sent for identification: including the life cycle, habitat, food substrate, and worldwide distribution. Our team of specialists are also able to ascertain if the specimen is a genuine complaint or if it is a potentially fraudulent claim.


We aim to send replies by email within 24 hours of receipt of the sample. We can provide witness statements if required for an additional cost.


For over 35 years Insect Research & Development Limited has been a leading organization in the field of entomology. In addition to our identification services, we offer product development, insect testing, clinical trials and consulting services. 

Learn more about our team

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Our Formulation Services


We can help you develop new products from concept through to final product. EctoMedica, as part of Insect Research and Development Limited, has formulated some of the most well-known products on the market. Find out more about our formulation services. Contact us at for more information.

Why choose Insect Research & Development Limited?


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Straightforward and Effective Testing Protocols

We use the most effective testing protocols for your products based on its formulation and characteristics.

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Concept to Final Products

Our services include working with our clients from the initial product concept through to the final product. We also offer ongoing help, guidance and advice after product launch.

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Years of Experience

We have over 35 years of experience in the industry and are behind the testing, formulating, and clinical trials of many well-known products.

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Contact Us

Unit 6,

Quy Court,

Colliers Lane,



CB25 9AU,


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