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Britain's day-flying moths : a field guide to the day-flying moths of Britain and Ireland

Author: D E Newland; Rob Still; Andy Swash
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2013.
Series: WildGuides.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This concise photographic field guide will help you identify any of the 100 or so day-flying moths found in Britain and Ireland. Combining stunning photographs, authoritative text, and an easy-to-use design, this book makes a perfect traveling companion--one that will increase your enjoyment of these colorful and intriguing creatures. Like butterflies, some moths fly regularly in sunshine, whereas others that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D E Newland; Rob Still; Andy Swash
ISBN: 9781400846900 1400846900 1299690858 9781299690851 9780691158327 0691158320
OCLC Number: 855115419
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages) : color illustrations.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Preface --
The difference between butterflies and moths --
What is a day-flying moth? --
Moth biology --
The naming of moths --
Identifying moths --
Where to look for day-flying moths --
Gardening for moths --
Glossary --
Moth families with day-flying species --
Introduction to the species accounts --
Foresters and Burnets --
Clearwings --
Eggars, Emperor, Kentish Glory and Hook-tips --
Geometrids --
Hawk-moths --
Tussocks, Footmen, Tigers and Ermines --
Noctuids --
Micro-moths --
List of day-flying moths --
Conservation and legislation --
Butterfly and moth conservation --
Recording and monitoring --
Further reading --
Useful websites --
Acknowledgements and photographic credits --
Index.
Series Title: WildGuides.
Responsibility: David Newland, Robert Still & Andy Swash.
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This concise photographic field guide will help you identify any of the 100 or so day-flying moths found in Britain and Ireland. Combining stunning photographs, authoritative text, and an easy-to-use design, this book makes a perfect traveling companion--one that will increase your enjoyment of these colorful and intriguing creatures. Like butterflies, some moths fly regularly in sunshine, whereas others that usually fly only at night are readily disturbed from their resting places during the day. This guide describes all of these species, with at least one photograph of each in its natural.

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"Butterfly transect recorders, general naturalists and seasoned moth recorders will want a copy of this concise guide--a 'must have' for the field naturalist."--Les Hill, Butterfly Magazine "All in Read more...

 
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