Phil Sterling, Mark Parsons and Richard Lewington
Micro moths are a challenging group of insects to identify let alone photograph. Their tiny size present many photographic challenges to the macro photographer. Identifying this group is also difficult and up until now a comprehensive set of books were needed to confirm identification. Even then, it often required a knowlwdgable lepidopterist to decifer some of the terminology. Enter British Wildlife’s new comprehensive guide, one of the most eagerly anticipated insect guides for years.
This is, to my knowledge, the most comprehensive field guide to the micro-moths published in a single volume. The guide covers 1,033 species, with more than 1,500 superbly detailed artworks by Richard Lewington, a highly respected and renowned biological illustrator with an international reputation. His work has graced many important natural history publications, including a number
of my own. The guide is also lavishly illustrated with excellent photographs throughout. It also includes distrubition maps and provides coverage of all the micro-moth families found in Great Britain and Ireland.
* Written by a team of moth experts from across the British Isles under the editorship of Phil Sterling
* More than 1,100 superbly detailed artworks by Richard Lewington, Europe’s leading insect artist, providing the most complete collection of images of adult British micro-moths
* Species descriptions include field characters, similar species, flight season, habitat, larval foodplants, status and distribution
* General introduction to identifying, studying and finding micro-moths, including field techniques
* Series of innovative keys to families and generaDioryctria abietella* Comprehensive checklist incorporating the latest thinking on taxonomy
* Introduction to dissection techniques
At £29.95 this represents great value for money and is an essential publication for lepidopterists and macro photographers interested in this photogenic group of insects.