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Concise Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland

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By: Martin Townsend(Author), Paul Waring(Author), Richard Lewington(Illustrator)

160 pages, colour & b/w illustrations

Bloomsbury Publishing

1 customer review
Paperback | Oct 2018 | #243664 | ISBN-13: 9781472965837
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Pre-pub offer: £13.99 £16.99 (Save £3.00) $18/€16 approx
Paperback | Oct 2014 | #218527 | ISBN-13: 9780956490292
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Spiralbound | May 2007 | #167130 | ISBN-13: 9780953139965
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About this book

Please note that the paperback version is a reprint without modifications.

Nearly all the resident and migrant British and Irish species of macro-moths have been illustrated and described in this portable guide. Concise field descriptions written by leading moth experts Paul Waring and Martin Townsend feature opposite colour plates illustrated by Richard Lewington. The superb artwork shows moths in their natural resting postures.

This is a great practical solution for every active moth enthusiast.

Customer Reviews:

Best, most user-friendly moth ID guide on the market
by Doug Mackenzie Dodds in UK
This book might not catch your eye on the shelf - small, paperback and easily hidden between larger, more attractively-designed moth ID books, but if you are into your moths, I'd thoroughly recommend it.

It's perfect for the bookshelf but comes into its own in the field. It's small, light, covered in a waterproof layer, the moths are well-ordered in the book, lifesize and in the two years I've owned it it's not let me down once.

It's very comprehensive - ie if you trap a moth (or find one!) - you will find it in this book - and so much easier than other, larger, showier, less waterproof, less well ordered books.

I thoroughly recommend this book if you own a moth trap or even if you don't.


Introduction   4

Species   6-153
Hepialidae   6
Cossidae   6
Zygaenidae   8
Limacodidae   10
Sesiidae   10
Lasiocampidae   14
Saturniidae   18
Endromidae   18
Drepanidae   18
Thyatiridae   20
Geometridae   22
Sphingidae   76
Notodontidae   84
Thaumetopoeidae   86
Lymantriidae   86
Arctiidae   90
Ctenuchidae   96
Nofidae   96
Noctuidae   98

Further reading   154
Organisations   154
Index of scientific names   154
Index of English names   157

Reviews (1)

Annoyingly now NOT RING BOUND !
By M 11 Mar 2018 Written for Paperback

Most disappointed to find this edition is not the old ring-bound style. I find this very annoying as it does not lay flat so awkward to use balanced on a knee whilst checking the moth trap !!!!!!!!!!!
- Martin

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