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The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 5, Part 2: Tortricidae: Olethreutinae

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Series: The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland Volume: 5(2)

By: Keith P Bland(Editor), Edward F Hancock(Author), Jósef Razowski(Illustrator)

377 pages, 26 plates with 239 colour photos, 55 plates with 239 b/w line drawings; 1 b/w line drawing, 239 b/w distribution maps

E J Brill

Hardback | Dec 2014 | #218405 | ISBN-13: 9789004252127
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About this book

In The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 5, Keith P. Bland offers a comprehensive account of the British members of the moth family Tortricidae sensu lato. For ease of handling, it is divided into two Volumes: Part 1, the Tortricinae & Chlidanotinae, and Part 2, the Olethreutinae. Each volume is self-contained and indexed separately.

For each species there is included a full taxonomy, a description of the adult moth, an account of the larval stages and its life history. The up-to-date British distribution for each species is given as maps showing vice-county occurrence, supported with further detail where relevant. Each species is illustrated by means of one or more coloured photographs of mounted specimens, proportionally sized. For all species, the male and female genitalia are depicted by Josef Razowski's excellent line drawings. Besides an index to the moth species, there is a comprehensive index to larval food substrates.

The original text was formed by the late E.F. ('Ted') Hancock and extended and updated by Keith P. Bland. Photographs of the adult moths were done by the latter and line drawings of the genitalia were all done by Jósef Razowski.


- Preface
- General Introduction and Organization
- General Systematic Section
- Systematic Checklist of Tortricidae – Olethreutinae
- Systematic Treatment of Species of Olethreutinae
- Tribe Bactrini
- Tribe Olethreutini
- Tribe Enarmoniini
- Tribe Eucosmini
- Tribe Grapholitini
- Plates of Adult Moths
- Drawings of Male Genitalia
- Drawings of Female Genitalia
- Index to Larval Food
- Index to Moth Species

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Keith P. Bland, Ph.D. (1966) FRES. Senior Lecturer at Edinburgh University Vet. (1969-1994). Curatorial Fellow at National Museums of Scotland (1954-2007). Associate Editor and contributor to MBGBI Vol. 4 (2002) and author of numerous other publications in Physiology and Entomology.

Edward (‘Ted’) F. Hancock (1921 – 2001) was an industrial chemist involved in the manufacture of medical drugs, first as an apprentice with Boots Chemists (1938 to 1941), then after qualifying he joined a group at University of London devising a method for the large scale production of penicillin. Later he put this into practice with Glaxo Laboratories, first at Barnard Castle, then at Ulverston where he continued until his retirement. As a developing amateur entomologist his interest in Microlepidoptera was stimulated by a chance professional meeting in Ulverston with John Heath, the founder of this series, as well as of the Biological Records Centre. He produced the first draft of this volume in spite of being incapacitated by a series of strokes, which finally resulted in his death in February 2001. [see obituary in Ent.Rec. 113, 171-174].

Jósef Razowski is a full professor at the Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków. He is an internationally renowned lepidopterist, specializing in the Tortricidae. His extensive studies not only include the whole of the palaearctic region but many parts of the rest of the world as evidenced by his many publications and books.

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