Britain’s Day-flying Moths: A Field Guide to the Day-flying Moths of Great Britain and Ireland. 2nd Edition


Britain’s Day-flying Moths: A Field Guide to the Day-flying Moths of Great Britain and Ireland. 2nd Edition Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Princeton University Press View more from this series: WILDGuides Series Pages: 232 Illustrations and other contents: 322 color illus. 159 maps. ISBN: 9780691197289 Categories: , ,

A carefully designed and beautifully illustrated photographic guide to the moths you are most likely to see during the day This concise photographic field guide helps you to identify the day-flying moths most likely to be seen in Great Britain and Ireland. It combines stunning photographs, clear and authoritative text and an easy-to-use design to increase your knowledge and enjoyment of these intriguing and often colourful insects. Like butterflies, some moths fly regularly in sunshine, whereas others that usually fly at night are readily disturbed from their resting places during the day. This guide describes all of these species and features at least one photograph of each in its natural, resting pose. A brief description of each moth covers the key identification features and when and where to look for it, and includes information on its status, life history, special features and caterpillar food plants. Other sections explain how to distinguish moths from butterflies, and also provide essential information on biology, classification, habitats, gardening for moths, conservation and legislation and recording and monitoring. Individual accounts for 158 species and photos of 28 others More than 320 stunning photos, with every moth shown as you see it Beautifully designed, easy to use and clearly written

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"By focussing on this selected group of moths over the entire group, numbering over 2,500 species, the book is accessible for the enthusiastic naturalist who hasn't made the leap to the expensive world of moth-trapping."---Rob Jaques, British Trust for Ornithology "The more I read it the more I came to the conclusion that absolutely anyone with an interest in moths would enjoy this book. . . . It is all very clear and concise and up to date. At less than GBP20, I can see this gracing many a moth-ers, and birders, bookcases." * Essex Birding * "It is a perfect and fitting intrduction to the world of moths, is beautifully produced with exceptional photographs, packed with solid information and advice and recommended for anyone contemplating to further their interest in our Lepidoptera."---John Phillips, British Journal of Entomology and Natural History "You will almost certainly want to own it."---Anthony P. Payne, Glasgow Naturalist "A must have on the bookshelf or in a backpack!"---Jim Almond, Shropshire Birder blog

Author Biography

David Newland is an emeritus professor of engineering at Cambridge University and has had a lifelong interest in butterflies and moths. Robert Still is publishing director of WILDGuides and a prolific natural history author. Andy Swash is managing director of WILDGuides and a well-known wildlife photographer and author. The three are also coauthors of Britain's Butterflies (Princeton WILDGuides).