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 can provide witness statements if required.

IRD aim to send replies by email within 24 hours of receipt of the sample.