The long needed series on the European Noctuidae. All species will be treated systematically by leading authorities in co-operation with more than 60 local specialists spread all over Europe. All species and subspecies are illustrated in several specimens on splendid colour plates done by David Wilson, who also did the colour plates for the well known Colour Identification Guide to Moths of the British Isles.
The text for each genus, subgenus, species, and subspecies is disposed as follows: Type locality, synonymy, diagnosis, bionomics, and distribution. The section on distribution is supplemented by distribution maps covering the whole of Europe from the Ural Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean and from Northern Scandinavia to the Mediterranean.