With its 16 magnificent colour plates, The Geometrid Moths of Europe, Volume 4 will open a new era in the study of the European species of Perizomini and Eupitheciini. A total of 151 species are dealt with in this volume of which 133 are Eupitheciini; all these species are shown at 1.5 times natural size on the colour plates This volume is actually a revision of the European fauna, describing one new species, introducing about 10 species not recorded from Europe before and synonymizing other species. The Geometrid Moths of Europe, Volume 4 has detailed distribution maps and very detailed genital drawings for males and females of all species and it sets new standards in the study of the European Eupitheciini and Perizomini.
Vladimir Mironov was born in 1957 in St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad), Russia and studied biology at Leningrad University where he graduated in zoology. For a number of years he worked in the Plant Protection Institute (Pushkin near St. Petersburg) as assistant and later as scientist. After obtaining his PhD in the Zoological Institute in 1992 he has been employed since 1997 at the Zoological Institute of the Academy Sciences of Russia (St. Petersburg), where he is a scientist in the Lepidoptera department. Vladimir Mironov has published a number of articles on Geometridae, mainly Eupitheciini of the Palaearctic Region and is regarded as a leading authority in this field.