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The Larger Moths of Scotland

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By: Roy Leverton(Author), Mark Cubitt(Author)
332 pages, 809 colour photos, 563 colour illustrations, 548 colour distribution maps
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  • The Larger Moths of Scotland ISBN: 9781399976268 Hardback Apr 2024 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 5 days
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There has never been a book of Scottish moths. This book covers the larger species traditionally known as macromoths. All those with at least one acceptable Scottish record in the wild are included, currently totalling 577 species. Unproven claims and adventives are listed. Comprehensive references are given. Wherever possible, images show actual Scottish examples. Some historic specimens are illustrated for the first time.

Resident species and regular migrants receive a full account including a distribution map and a flight histogram, based on records in Butterfly Conservation’s National Moth Recording Scheme. Abundance trends are shown. As far as possible these data are complete to the end of 2022 and include significant records from 2023. The maps show distribution increases for these seven years since the UK Atlas.

The effects of climate change have been particularly apparent in Scotland, resulting in dramatic range extensions and species gains, counterbalanced by declines. The wider European and even global significance of various Scottish species is discussed.

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  • Not just the Larger Moths but Larger Format & Fully Photographed
    By S.P. 16 Apr 2024 Written for Hardback
    The title of this book perhaps includes a pun as the book does not merely cover LARGER moths but the book itself is a larger format than is generally offered nowadays. In consequence, it is a joy to read, entirely free from minuscule print & also entirely illustrated – not with the ubiquitous drawings of splayed moths but with full-colour photographs of live moths (&; the occasional caterpillar) against natural backgrounds. It is a comprehensive guide to the moth species found in Scotland, many (if not most) of which also occur elsewhere in the UK. In fact, it is a book which should find a valued placed on the bookshelves of anyone with more than a passing interest in moths, not to mention the wildlife of Scotland. Each moth is given its traditional common name (lepidopterists have a long tradition of awarding delightfully descriptive names to moths) along with its formal scientific name. Who could fail to appreciate the charms of a moth long known as the Flounced Rustic? Or the Merveille du Jour? Each entry also has a distribution map; flight chart; notes of wildlife interest; population size trend & issues of identification. All are displayed in a highly readable format, alongside stunning full-colour photographs, very many of which are those of Roy Leverton, co-author with Mark Cubitt & also author of the fascinating book Enjoying Moths. Roy Leverton has long been an ardent believer in the necessity to photograph moths in their natural habitats. Altogether, The Larger Moths of Scotland is an unusual & excellent book for anyone at all interested in moths.
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  • Excellent Book
    By Steve 10 May 2024 Written for Hardback
    As soon as I saw Roy's name on this book I had to get it, the quality in general is quite superb with amazing pictures also the text is very easy to read.
    I would highly recommend this book to people new to moths and also more experienced mothers, it's a gem.
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Flora / Fauna New
By: Roy Leverton(Author), Mark Cubitt(Author)
332 pages, 809 colour photos, 563 colour illustrations, 548 colour distribution maps
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