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Britain’s Day-flying Moths:
A Field Guide to the Day-flying Moths of Britain and Ireland
David Newland, Robert Still, & Andy Swash
Technical Advice by Mark Parsons

Paperback | 2013 | $29.95 | £17.95 | ISBN: 9780691158327
224 pp. | 6 x 8 1/4 | 200+ color photos. 155 color distribution maps.
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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, this book makes a perfect traveling companion--one that will increase your enjoyment of these colorful 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. This guide 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 behavior; ecological importance; the impact of habitat and climate change; recording and monitoring; and conservation.

  • Individual accounts for some 100 species
  • Stunning photographs of every moth, as you see them
  • Attractive, easy-to-use, and accessible design


"Butterfly transect recorders, general naturalists and seasoned moth recorders will want a copy of this concise guide--a 'must have' for the field naturalist."--Les Hill, Butterfly Magazine

"All in all, this is a useful field guide, and it's produced in association with Butterfly Conservation which has to be a good thing."--UK Safari News

"Indeed this book is a triumph of design. Small enough to carry in the field, it comes with a protective PVC cover and a millimetre rule for field measurements printed in the inside back cover. . . . This is an informative and attractive guide."--Gaynor Chapman, Birding Frontiers

"This book is a must have for anyone interested in photographing and just learning about very visible moths in the daylight hours. Personally I cannot wait to get out and start using this book in the field."--Derek Moore, Derek Bird Brain

"This has to be the best book on moths in the market at this time. . . . It is easy to read for those starting within the hobby or those more advanced that want as much information as possible on moths and different species. . . . This helpful WILDguide will take you through ID-ing your moth to where to find it and what it feeds on, right down to what plants to put in your garden to help with conservation; it has something for everyone at every level of interest. . . . This gorgeous book will make a brilliant gift for any wildlife photographer, insect and wildlife lover, they will appreciate the work that has gone into the making of this comprehensive, stunning book. It has excellent quality glossy pages and I loved that it arrived with a heavy-duty plastic sleeve perfect for out and about. All you could want in one beautifully photographed affordable field guide."--Gadget Girl Reviews

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