British Moths and Butterflies: A Photographic Guide

British Moths and Butterflies: A Photographic Guide

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By (author) Chris Manley

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  • Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 18mm | 785g
  • Publication date: 10 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0713686367
  • ISBN 13: 9780713686364
  • Sales rank: 91,334

Product description

Packed with the stunning photography of Chris Manley, this new photographic guide is the perfect guide to Britain's moths and butterflies. Its coverage is broad, including all of the 800 or so macro-moths (within which the butterflies are placed), including all vagrants, and many of the micros, along with some 300 types of caterpillars. The authoritative text provides important information on identification, size and larval food plant for each species, with introductory sections detailing habitats, life cycles, conservation, and trapping and photographic techniques. With many people now setting up their own backyard moth traps or interested to know which species are fluttering around their light bulbs, this book provides a superb introduction to this fascinating insect group. Moths and Butterflies of Britain and Ireland app also available from iTunes, GBP14.99 'Wow does this app deliver' Butterfly magazine

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Author information

Chris Manley is an author, sculptor and moth specialist. Beyond his detailed knowledge of lepidopterans gained through years of study, Chris is an insect photographer of rare talent. His previous book The Moths of Trigon, is a photographic guide to the 500 species in that corner of Dorset.

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"One of the most comprehensive guides to the subject ever published." Bexley Times (26/02/09) 'The book is really superb and the quality of the photographs is excellent.' The Bulletin of Amateur Entomology Society (February 2009) 'A real breakthrough...There are two main points which make this book such a winner: the photographs and the range...I enthusiastically recommend this book.' The London Naturalist (December 2009) ' Jam-packed with photographs...this book really is superb and the quality of the photographs excellent. I'd say that you should make room on your bookshelf for this but I suspect you will use it so frequently it will rarely be on the shelf! ' Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists Society (Feb 09) "For relative beginners as myself, a good field guide is essential and the recently published British Moths & Butterflies by Chris Manley ticks all the right boxes as an introduction to this fascinating groupd of insects." thevisitor.co.uk (06/08/09)