British and Irish Moths: Third Edition: A Photographic Guide


British and Irish Moths: Third Edition: A Photographic Guide Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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British Moths is the most comprehensive collection of photographs of British moths ever published. It covers both macro and micro species, and the images are all of living insects, taken in natural conditions. Concise text descriptions cover wingspan, status and distribution, flight period, habitat and larval foodplants, while thumbnail maps provide a quick overview of geographical distributions.

British and Irish Moths: Third Edition has been significantly expanded so that it includes all species on the British list, approximately 2,500 in total, representing a magnificent achievement by the author, Chris Manley. It also includes updates to the text, improvements to the photographic selection, and extra identification hints. For the leaf-mining micros, photographs are included to demonstrate the all-important feeding signs that can often be a more reliable identification method than seeing the adult. This revised and now comprehensive edition is an essential part of the library of any moth enthusiast.

This revised and now comprehensive edition is an essential part of the library of any moth enthusiast.

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Butterflies and larvae, which were included previously, are no longer covered, and the resulting space has been used to good effect by including an additional 800 species, mostly micro-moths, which now receive extensive coverage. Many new photographs have been included, including significant numbers of leaf mines, and those of adult moths are arranged where appropriate in a common orientation with the head to the upper right.  UK and Ireland species maps are included for the first time, and a dark line below photographs of adult moths indicates their typical length. This is an excellent volume, and will justly be consulted alongside moth guides relying on artwork or set specimens to assist the ever increasing number of moth enthusiasts in identifying their catches." – Graham Geen, BTO book reviewsReviews of the first edition:"Jam-packed with photographs [...] this book really is superb and the quality of the photographs excellent. I'd say that you should make room on your bookshelf for this but I suspect you will use it so frequently it will rarely be on the shelf!" – Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society (February 2009)"A real breakthrough [...] There are two main points which make this book such a winner: the photographs and the range [...] I enthusiastically recommend this book." – The London Naturalist (December 2009)"For relative beginners as myself, a good field guide is essential and the recently published British Moths & Butterflies by Chris Manley ticks all the right boxes as an introduction to this fascinating groupd of insects." – (6 August 2009)"One of the most comprehensive guides to the subject ever published." – Bexley Times (26 February 2009)

Author Biography

Chris Manley is an author, sculptor and moth specialist. Beyond his detailed knowledge of lepidopterans gained through years of study, Chris is an insect photographer of rare talent. In addition to the two previous editions of British Moths, he is also the author of Moths of Trigon.