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Natural History of Moths

MonographOut of Print

Series: Poyser Natural History

By: Mark Young

265 pages, Col photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps

T & AD Poyser Ltd (A & C Black)

Hardback | Jul 2014 | #56085 | ISBN-13: 9780856611032
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About this book

Moths are more diverse and numerous than butterflies, occupy a far wider variety of habitats that their lepidopteran counterparts, yet are a fairly neglected group. This monograph paints a broad picture of moth biology and ecology: their breeding, feeding, distribution and life history as well as the specialized aspects of their behaviour, using many examples from the moth faunas of Britain and Europe. Their interactions with host plants, their anti-predator responses, and the threats arising from the degradation to their natural habitats are also explored.


An Introduction to Moths. The Origins and Distribution of Britain's Moths. Dispersal and Migration of Moths. Life Cycles and Hibernation. Plants as Food for Moths. Plant Defense Against Larvae. The Mating Behaviour of Moths and the Use of Pheromones in the Control of Moth Pests. Moth Predators and Population Dynamics. Catching and Studying Moths. The Conservation of Moths. Subject Index. Species Index.

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