Noctuidae Europaeae Essential is based on the 13-volume series Noctuidae Europaeae by Michael Fibiger, which was published between 1990 and 2011 by Entomological Press and is now out of print.
This book deals with all 1623 known species of European Noctuids. The concise text describes habitats, flight periods, larval food plants and distribution of every European species and their distribution outside Europe. Other topics, including subspecies, generations, frequency and pests are also covered. The European distribution for every species is shown on a clear map, and the text and maps are fully updated.
The book contains photographs of more than 1500 living species of European moths, at rest in typical natural situations, and of more than 1000 of their larvae. All the species are also displayed as set specimens in natural size across 92 colour plates. This is an essential all-in-one book that is a must-have for experienced naturalists, and because of the user-friendly layout, it will also be of great use to the interested amateur lepidopterist.