Acknowledgements

There are way too many people who have helped me with identifications over the years for me to name them all here. I will always be grateful for their input.

There are some people who have been instrumental in my nature-related work and I would like to publicly acknowledge that here.

Steve Brown (from Australia) was a customer at Rainbow Lodge, where I lived for 8 years. He was the first to inspire me to want to know what everything is. So, in some ways, it’s all his fault!

Les Day (a fellow Englishman, living on Koh Samui) saw a post I had added to a butterfly forum and reached out to offer me more general help. He has helped me enormously over the years with butterfly identifications.

Oleg Kosterin (from Russia) has helped massively with Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies). He has also included me as co-author of some of his papers on the Odonata of Cambodia. Recently, we have collaborated to produce a checklist of Cambodian butterflies. We intend doing further work on this with the aim of getting it published.

Jerome Constant has been a big help with Hemiptera (true bugs), in particularly Fulgoroidea (planthoppers). He has even named a species (Sogana chartieri) after me! He also introduced me to stick insect, praying mantis, cicada and beetle experts.

Tek Lin SEOW has been an incredible (and very patient) help with identification of some very difficult butterflies and with tips to enable me to identify them myself.

Roger Kendrick was the catalyst to my usage of iNaturalist. He has also been very helpful with moth identifications. For several years, I said I would not get into moths because they are too hard. Now, thanks to Roger’s inspiration, very few nights go by when I do not photograph at least one moth. They are still too hard, though!

I have had much help from many members of many forums (mostly on Facebook, these days), and, more recently, from members of the iNaturalist community. Where I have been given identifications by others, I try to acknowledge that on the observations themselves but I confess that I have forgotten on some of the older ones, though the main people who helped with those are listed above. I do not explicitly give ID credits for identifications made on iNaturalist because I show all identifications and comments on my site.

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