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Britain's Day-Flying Moths

A Field Guide to the Day-Flying Moths of Britain & Ireland

Britain's Day-Flying Moths | Princeton Series: Britain's Wildlife by David Newland, Robert Still & Andy Swash | 224 Pages | 200 Colour photos | 100+ Colour Distribution Maps | WildGuides Paperback | Waterproof PVC Cover | Sep 2013 | ISBN: 9780691158327

Publisher’s View: This concise photographic field guide will help you identify any of the 100 or so day-flying moths found in Britain and Ireland. Combining stunning photographs, authoritative text, and an easy-to-use design, Britain's Day-Flying Moths makes a perfect traveling companion – one that will increase your enjoyment of these colourful and intriguing creatures. Like butterflies, some moths fly regularly in sunshine, whereas others that usually fly only at night are readily disturbed from their resting places during the day.

Britain's Day-Flying Moths describes all of these species, with at least one photograph of each in its natural, resting pose. The text includes a brief description of each moth, with details of its life history, where and when to look for it, its status, the food plants of its caterpillars, and its special features. Introductory sections cover many topics, including how to distinguish moths from butterflies; classification; life cycle and behaviour; ecological importance; the impact of habitat and climate change; recording and monitoring; and conservation.Authors:
David Newland - is the author of Discover Butterflies in Britain and the coauthor of Britain's Butterflies.

Robert Still - the cofounder of WILDGuides, has designed more than thirty of its titles, and is the coauthor of Britain's Butterflies and Britain's Sea Mammals.
Andy Swash, the managing director of WILDGuides, is the coauthor of Britain's Butterflies and Britain's Dragonflies.

Fatbirder View: I love this series! I’ve been using the Hoverflies one almost daily since it was published and I have no doubt this moth book will come into its own very quickly. It has already helped my with several small common species still thinking its summer.

For those of us who want to know what we see, rather than become experts, this series is ideal and this volume amply demonstrates everything that’s best about the series. Photos of the moths fade out most of the background so one is not confused by it and helpfully add a typical habitat picture when needed. Despite their small size distribution maps help me see what is most likely when there are confusion species. The ‘chatty’ species accounts are supplemented by a helpful key that covers where they might be found, food plants months they fly etc. I am also pleased with the plastic cover… I carry the book to the moth at the moment as I don’t want to capture the moths, and the cover stops it getting grubby.

I hope that we get a similar treatment of some other insect families such as the Beetles or the Bees etc. I’ll certainly be in the queue to buy them!

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